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Web/Tech

July 30, 2014

Two on Google

"Google Is About To Take Over Your Whole Life, And You Won't Even Notice".

"Google’s Master Plan--It’s easy: Turn everything into data."

July 24, 2014

"Serial Killers: The 6 Worst Hard Drive Destroyers"

#6--Human error--is, I'm guessing, the biggest threat

July 23, 2014

"Python bumps off Java as top learning language"

"Python has surpassed Java as the top language used to introduce U.S. students to programming and computer science, according to a recent survey posted by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)."

It's what Nobel Laureate economist Thomas Sargent is teaching these days.

"The 12 Most Popular Free Online Courses For Professionals"

For the online-interested autodidacts among you.

July 17, 2014

"Chrome Is Ruining Your Windows Laptop Battery"

I like Chrome, but I don't use it on a laptop. Until this is fixed, I won't.

July 10, 2014

"What universities have in common with record labels"

"If you spent the 1990s plucking songs from a stack of cassettes to make the perfect mixtape, you probably welcomed innovations of the next decade that served your favorite albums up as individual songs, often for free. The internet’s power to unbundle content sparked a rapid transformation of the music industry, which today generates just over half of the $14 billion it did in 2000—and it’s doing the same thing to higher education."

July 06, 2014

Baby technology then and now

Some big changes over the last 30 years

July 03, 2014

"19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter"

As my mom used to say about chicken soup: these may not help you, but they couldn't hurt

June 26, 2014

"HP Unveils Revolutionary Computer That Could Shrink A Data Center To The Size Of A Refrigerator"

This sounds very cool.

More importantly, it will instantly process mind-boggling amounts of data while sipping only a tiny bit of energy. Whitman says the machine will mean "energy consumption problems will virtually disappear" for data centers.

That compares to today, where if cloud computing were a country, in terms of energy consumption, it would rank fifth in the world, Whitman says.

"What Do Rich People Do Online?"

About what I'd expect. Except, maybe, for this: "Except the retired folks, who typically have a single computer and connect with AOL." AOL, still?

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