Archive for March, 2011

The Personalized Newspaper

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Matt Schlicht with some helpful concepts along with this:

The Personalized Newspaper must instantly deliver a meaningfully personalized experience upon sign up and continue to evolve with the user’s interests with no manual input required from the user - behavioral/interest data must be passively collected from multiple sources not just limited to user interactions with the newspaper. The consumption and discovery process includes data from friends, trusted topic curators, the general reaction of the entire audience, and most importantly a small amount of content that falls outside of these filters - allowing the user to discover new content and topics they may not have known about.

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Posted: March 9th, 2011
at 10:15pm by mnp


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Saying Yes

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Steven Colbert’s 2006 commencement address at Knox College:

Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Cynics always say no. But saying "yes" begins things. Saying "yes" is how things grow. Saying "yes" leads to knowledge. "Yes" is for young people. So for as long as you have the strength to, say "yes."

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Posted: March 9th, 2011
at 10:04pm by mnp


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DIY : Wireless Keylogger

Not sure why you would want to do this, but here is a DIY for monitoring user activity on a computer.

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Posted: March 9th, 2011
at 9:56pm by mnp


Categories: computers,weaponry,diy,development

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TED : Salman Khan

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Posted: March 9th, 2011
at 9:44pm by mnp


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Quote of the Day

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It doesn’t matter how good or bad the product is, the fact is that people don’t read anymore. Forty percent of the people in the U.S. read one book or less last year. The whole conception is flawed at the top because people don’t read anymore. via

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Posted: March 9th, 2011
at 9:42pm by mnp


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Today in History : Big History Project

High schools in the US and Australia can apply for the 2012-2013 pilot phase of the Big History Project here. Check out the application and good luck.

Everything has a history: each person, plant, animal and object, our planet, and the entire universe.

Each history offers valuable insights. Together, they reveal even more. Big history weaves evidence and insights from many scientific and historical disciplines into a single, accessible origin story - one that explores who we are, how we got here, how we are connected to everything around us, and where we may be heading.

The Big History Project is dedicated to fostering a greater love and capacity for learning among high school students. Started by Bill Gates and David Christian our goal is to get big history taught to as many students around the world as possible.

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Posted: March 9th, 2011
at 7:34pm by mnp


Categories: mnp is for the children,science,today in history,education

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The Other Side of Apple

Green Momentum has a great post on the lack of concern for the environment by computer giant, Apple. Corporate responsibility has seemed to have taken a backseat to Apple’s power over the masses. They refuse to paricipate in green surveys and in a recent report, "The Other Side of Apple," led by NGOs Friends of Nature, Green Beagle, and the Institute of Public and Envrironmental Affairs, it found the company as being the least responsive to such matters. Apple should be leading the way, not bolstering sales and leaving batteries rotting in garbage dumps.

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Posted: March 9th, 2011
at 7:34pm by mnp


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What are zen mistakes that people make? Marc and Angel on spending time on bogus achievements and more.

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Posted: March 9th, 2011
at 7:07pm by mnp


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Angry Birds the next Mickey Mouse? Arctic Startups on the capitalization of their toys.

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Posted: March 9th, 2011
at 10:57am by mnp


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