Facebook Like and Tweet Plugins for Wordpress

Wonderful plugins by Ahmed:

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Just installed and operational. I just need people to use them...

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NELL Learns to Read the Web

NELL (Never-Ending Language Learning) is a system developed at Carnegie Mellon which is taught to "learn" the web. I guess this is a successful project, something which I had worked on several years back with the idea that everything is related to everything else. Here is what they say about themselves:

Project Overview: To build a never-ending machine learning system that acquires the ability to extract structured information from unstructured web pages. If successful, this will result in a knowledge base (i.e., a relational database) of structured information that mirrors the content of the Web.

Their goal is to construct a knowledge base or relational data. I wonder what use it could be without a parser... Stay tuned, might be the next big thing.

You can also follow the machine twitter... @cmunell.

via Read the Web :: Project Overview.

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Stella Artois Commercial by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola

"She is a thing of beauty."

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Film crews descent into fiery volcano

Bristol was part of a team led by New Zealand filmmaker/volcanologist Geoff Mackley, at Marum volcano on Ambrym Island, trying to capture the dynamics of an active volcano while adding a human presence for the sake of drama and perspective. The video, which the filmmaker insists is genuine, has gone viral on the Internet.

via The Grind TV Blog.

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Time-Lapsed Building Destruction & Construction

3 Year Time-Lapse of Building Destruction & New Building Construction

via. Laughing Squid

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HTML5 Boilerplate

HTML5 Boilerplate is the professional badass's base HTML/CSS/JS template for a fast, robust and future-proof site.</p>

via HTML5 Boilerplate.

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China's Latest Invention: Fakery

Rampant Fraud Threat to China’s Brisk Ascent

via NYTimes

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Yanukovych's Bodyguard is a Russian National

Ukraiinska Pravda reports that the bodyguard of the Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych, is Russian.

Питання безпеки Віктора Януковича, а, отже, фактично кожен крок життя президента України контролює людина з російським паспортом у кишені та невідомо якими погонами під цивільним костюмом.

Read the Google Translation here.

Having 'learned' the lesson from the Yuschenko era, the president cannot trust anyone that is Ukrainian. Why is that? Is he afraid? What is so great about this Vyacheslav Zanevskiy?

This has some serious consequences as to national interest. As Pravda points out, this person holds the leader's life in his hand. What would happen if Yanukovych was to go against Russian interests?

via Українська правда.

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Aspect-Oriented Programming with jQuery

The jquery-AOP project used jQuery to create functions that can treat object methods and global functions as aspects. That means, that you can run other code before, after, or around them.</p>

For example, let’s say you want a pop-up message box to appear before someone uses the document check-out feature.

via EndUserSharePoint.com.

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14 Helpful Tricks, Notes, and Best Practices in jQuery

There are a couple of revealing mistakes which I have made. Time to go over the code and polish it up.

If there is one bad thing about jQuery, it’s that the entry level is so amazingly low, that it tends to attract those who haven’t an ounce of JavaScript knowledge. Now, on one hand, this is fantastic. However, on the flip side, it also results in a smattering of, quite frankly, disgustingly bad code some of which I wrote myself!.

via Nettuts+.

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