Monthly Archives: May 2011

Finding data, not just information, on the Web

Matthew Hurst at Data Mining points to his experimental site. d8taplex, a site for exploring data sets found on the web. The current state of the site only has 50,000 data sets from a few countries, with a limited set … Continue reading

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Martin Odersky founds Scala-based startup

Peter Delevett reports in the San José Mercury-News that Martin Odersky (with whom I did my Ph.D. research at Yale) is starting up a company to serve the Scala programming language, which he developed. [via TechMeme]

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Slower than paper

Palo Alto’s Peninsula Creamery operates two restaurants with identical menus. The one downtown uses traditional paper order pads; the one at the Stanford Shopping Center uses a bulky portable electronic gadget. Yesterday I ate at the shopping center branch, and … Continue reading

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