My favorite computer scientist, Grace Hopper, is the Google doodle today (today is her birthday). YAY!
She wrote the first compiler.That’s a big deal!
Data Occupations -
quantified self vs. occupy wall street:
It’s also highly unlikely that QS will ever spark protest marches and port shutdowns rather than TED talks.
Ekisto - StackOverflow, Guthub and Friendfeed as cities
Five Stages of Data Grief
of course. i’m thinking of starting a zip disk removal service with artisanal straightened paper clips. very hipster pencil sharpening.
Volcanic activity monitoring devices in Iceland (Thomas Porostocky)
via Wired Science
A Map of Known Pulsars -
animated pulsar timeseries
a) jammed zip disks can be unstuck by sticking a straightened paper clip in the hole on the front of the drive until you find the release. you probably don’t need a hammer. or the zip disk.
b) if your dataset doesn’t line up as expected and is roughly 100-200 meters off to the southwest (we’re talking u.s. here), blame NAD27.