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backbone.js - each loop in underscore.js template. WTF? - Stack Overflow

backbone.js - each loop in underscore.js template. WTF? - Stack Overflow: "So, for example, your template above should be (with standard template settings):

<% _.each([0,1,2,3,4], function(i) { %>
<%= i %>
<% }); %>"

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Syndicated 2012-04-13 19:51:00 from sness

Life's Too Short to Write Shitty Software - Adzerk Team Blog

Life's Too Short to Write Shitty Software - Adzerk Team Blog: "Everyone is Hiring - Seriously. At least it feels that way. Even in the Triangle. Money is flowing into tech. I would love to see an unemployment statistic of coders vs. every other occupation. I’m willing to wager that it’s under 3%. If you’re unemployed, not making rent, but can code, then you’re doing something wrong. The Wall Street Journal just name “Software Engineer” as the best job of 2012. They measured “physical demands, work environment, income, stress, and hiring outlook.” If it’s the best job in America, it’s easier than ever to find another job, but you hate your job, why are you still there? "

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Syndicated 2012-04-13 16:07:00 from sness

Artificial Intelligence Could Be on Brink of Passing Turing Test | Wired Science | Wired.com

Artificial Intelligence Could Be on Brink of Passing Turing Test | Wired Science | Wired.com: "“Two revolutionary advances in information technology may bring the Turing test out of retirement,” wrote Robert French, a cognitive scientist at the French National Center for Scientific Research, in an Apr. 12 Science essay. “The first is the ready availability of vast amounts of raw data — from video feeds to complete sound environments, and from casual conversations to technical documents on every conceivable subject. The second is the advent of sophisticated techniques for collecting, organizing, and processing this rich collection of data.”"

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Syndicated 2012-04-13 16:06:00 from sness

High Scalability - High Scalability - Ask For Forgiveness Programming - Or How We'll Program 1000 Cores

High Scalability - High Scalability - Ask For Forgiveness Programming - Or How We'll Program 1000 Cores: "You may recognize David as the co-creator of the Self programming language, inspiration for the HotSpot technology in the JVM and the prototype model used by Javascript. He’s also the innovator behind using cartoon animation techniques to build user interfaces. Now he’s applying that same creative zeal to solving the multicore problem."

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Syndicated 2012-04-13 16:02:00 from sness

research!rsc: QArt Codes

research!rsc: QArt Codes: "QR codes are encoded using Reed-Solomon error-correcting codes, so that a QR scanner does not have to see every pixel correctly in order to decode the content. The error correction makes it possible to introduce a few errors (fewer than the maximum that the algorithm can fix) in order to make an image. For example, in 2008, Duncan Robertson took a QR code for “http://bbc.co.uk/programmes” (left) and introduced errors in the form of a BBC logo (right):"

Syndicated 2012-04-13 16:02:00 from sness

Shining Light into Black Boxes

Shining Light into Black Boxes: "The publication and open exchange of knowledge and material form the backbone of scientific progress and reproducibility and are obligatory for publicly funded research. Despite increasing reliance on computing in every domain of scientific endeavor, the computer source code critical to understanding and evaluating computer programs is commonly withheld, effectively rendering these programs “black boxes” in the research work flow. Exempting from basic publication and disclosure standards such a ubiquitous category of research tool carries substantial negative consequences. Eliminating this disparity will require concerted policy action by funding agencies and journal publishers, as well as changes in the way research institutions receiving public funds manage their intellectual property (IP)."

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Syndicated 2012-04-13 16:01:00 from sness

Chris Granger - Light Table - a new IDE concept

Chris Granger - Light Table - a new IDE concept: "Docs everywhere
When you're looking at new code it's extremely valuable to be able to quickly see documentation left behind by the author. Normally to do so you'd have to navigate to the definition of the function, but lightable ghosts this information in to the side. Want to know what partial does? Just put your cursor on top of it. This makes sure you never have to worry about forgetting things like argument order ever again.


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Syndicated 2012-04-13 15:59:00 from sness

Scoopshot is hiring a software developer

Scoopshot is hiring a software developer: "Scoopshot is hiring a SW Developer!

We are looking for great software developers to join our team in Helsinki, Finland. No specific skillset or background is required, beyond a solid grasp of CS fundamentals. Point us to your public code, or tell us something interesting you’ve done.

Send your application (and your code) to:

{ the first 7-digit palindromic prime found in consecutive digits of pi } @scoopshot.com"

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Syndicated 2012-04-13 15:58:00 from sness

tiagoft / pytroll / overview — Bitbucket

tiagoft / pytroll / overview — Bitbucket: "tiagoft / pytroll
create pull request
This is the ugly, yet powerful beast of transcription of music!
Clone this repository (size: 33.9 KB): HTTPS / SSH
git clone https://sness@bitbucket.org/tiagoft/pytroll.git"

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Syndicated 2012-04-12 17:42:00 from sness

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