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Forget the Shortest Route Across a City; New Algorithm Finds the Most Beautiful

tags: routing, map
short and beautify routes

If you prefer beautiful routes over short ones, GPS mapping algorithms are of little use. But Yahoo researchers have come up with an approach that could change that.

The way we navigate in cities has been revolutionized in the last few years by the advent of GPS mapping programs. Enter your start and end location and these will give you the shortest route from A to B.


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The LibrePlanet project is a global network of free software activists and teams working together to help further the ideals of software freedom by advocating and contributing to free software.

Federal recreation, camping and tour reservation information -

RecGov logo mobile is your one-stop shop for trip planning, information sharing and reservations brought to you by 12 federal Participating Partners. Seven of these partner agencies including the Army Corps of Engineers, Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Archives, offer advance reservations at 2,500 federal areas for over 60,000 facilities and activities.

Identity Commons

tags: social, web, identity
Identity Commons

Identity Commons is a community of groups working on developing the identity and social layer of the web. We are loosely connected sharing a common purpose and principles. Our main community gathering is the Internet Identity Workshop that happens twice a year.

graph-tool: Efficent network analysis with python

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Graph-tool is an efficient Python module for manipulation and statistical analysis of graphs (a.k.a. networks). Contrary to most other python modules with similar functionality, the core data structures and algorithms are implemented in C++, making extensive use of template metaprogramming, based heavily on the Boost Graph Library. This confers it a level of performance which is comparable (both in memory usage and computation time) to that of a pure C/C++ library.

All About the dailygraphics Rig from NPR - Features - Source: An OpenNews project

All About the dailygraphics Rig from NPR

Last week, NPR’s Visuals team released their dailygraphics rig, which offers workflow for small-scale visualizations, interactives, and graphics, along with β€œautomated machinery for creating, deploying and embedding these mini-projects.” Their introductory blog post breaks down how to set up and use the rig, and the code is open source and ready to use. Alyson Hurt joined last week’s OpenNews community call to talk a little about the project, ...

Creating And Deploying Small-Scale Projects | NPR Visuals

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In addition to big, long-term projects, the NPR Visuals team also produces short-turnaround charts and tables for daily stories. Our dailygraphics rig, newly open-sourced, offers a workflow and some automated machinery for creating, deploying and embedding these mini-projects, including:

TheBlogChain | Bitcoin Trading, News, and Service Reviews

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Bitcoin in Blog is the source for cryptocurrency and market discussion from Ben Isgur, a young entrepreneur, speculator, gamer, and the author of Bitcoin in Brief, a short e-Book designed to bring Bitcoin to less technical people. This blog catalogs my adventures day trading Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Bacula in the Enterprise - Part 1 - My Wushu Blog


I’ve been using Bacula, the open source backup software, for over a year now. Things have been going well, and I would like to dedicate a post or two to the environment I built.

Virus Tracker

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This app is part of an ongoing research effort. By downloading and using the app, players are giving consent for their game playing information to be used in this research.