Monthly ArchiveFebruary 2008

Humor &Philosophy &Politics 24 Feb 2008 09:36 pm

Move over Brights, Facebook eases all

Bill Thompson of the New Humanist says, “Facebook knows I’m an atheist”.

“Perhaps Facebook will help, simply because it encourages us to treat religious views and sexual orientation as of no more significance than favourite movies or preferred pizza toppings. In the end this could matter more than any number of ‘Brights’ t-shirts or big red ‘A’s, because it will simply relegate religious belief to the level of other superstitions, habits and personal preferences. Where, of course, it belongs.”

Philosophy &Politics &Software &Words 23 Feb 2008 05:50 pm

The Future of Reputation

The Future of Reputation full text online.

Science &Software 21 Feb 2008 08:17 am

Many Eyes

Many Eyes dataset visualization from IBM Research

Collective Intelligence FOO Camp

Math &Programming Languages 09 Feb 2008 06:01 pm

Project Euler

Project Euler: 188 little programming math problems to amuse you.

Miscellaneous 02 Feb 2008 02:01 pm

Prediction Markets at Google

The Google blog has a fascinating entry entitled, “The flow of information at the Googleplex” which links to a paper, “Using Prediction Markets to Track Information Flows: Evidence From Google”, which reports research on data gleaned from studying prediction markets inside Google.