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The history of Evolutionary Computation

February 7th, 2007 · 2 Comments

The history of evolutionary computation, vol. 1 is a great article that merits a read, at least one read, that is.


Tags: science · technology

How to write an awesome scientific paper

February 6th, 2007 · No Comments

How to write an awesome scientific paper | COSMOS magazine
Turning even the most dreary scientific paper into a riveting read is not as hard as it may seem…

Tags: education · language · science · technology

Wipbox: Research before listing on eBay – Make more money

February 4th, 2007 · No Comments

From Lifehacker I learnt about this cool new mashup website called Wipbox that lets you research a product before listing it for sale on ebay.

You can lookup the average, high and low prices it has sold for on ebay, which enables you to see what you can expect from the sale, or set a reserve [...]

Tags: technology

Acer Includes an ActiveX Control to Launch Apps in your Notebook

February 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Via slashdot, I came across this article that describes an activex control that acer includes in all its laptops. The activex control offers a method for any webpage that uses it to execute programs, open and modify files etc on any laptop that has it.
The page includes the html code for a webpage to test [...]

Tags: technology

Online Website Service to Send a Letter

January 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Next year, I will definitely be using the NetPost service offered by USPS. It is a simple way to send a regular snail-mail letter from your computer/browser via USPS

There is the postage charge, and then an additional $2 per “run” or per letter. It makes sense if you are sending the same letter to everyone, [...]

Tags: living · technology

Windows Vista Wallpaper Images

January 31st, 2007 · 5 Comments

The Old New Thing : Where did the Windows Vista wallpaper images come from? – Interesting story about where the Windows Vista wallpaper images come from. Some came from Flickr users!

“So, how would you like one of your photos included among the default wallpapers in Windows Vista?” The Flickr artists were excited to be a [...]

Tags: art · technology

Look up Number Sequences at the Online Encyclopedia

January 27th, 2007 · No Comments

The Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences has been around for a long, long time and yet it stays handy to lookup that number sequence that shows up in your research data. Born from the AT&T research labs, back when they were still the best

In fact, it is handy to look up your phone number, or [...]

Tags: science · technology

Sony’s New Laptop Has a Keyboard 90% smaller!!!

January 26th, 2007 · No Comments

So says Engadget!!
Here’s the article on the Vaio G1 Laptop.
Here the line of contention:
Also coming up a bit short was the laptop’s keyboard, which is about 90 percent smaller than the average laptop’s and could take some getting used to.

Heck, if the keyboard is indeed 90% smaller than a normal keyboard, then it won’t take [...]

Tags: language · technology

Tool to Measure the Electricity Usage of Appliances

January 25th, 2007 · No Comments

P3 International’s Kill-a-Watt Electricity Usage Monitor is a very handy tool to measure the electricity usage of your computer, or anything that runs on AC power, really. It can give you calculated values for the amount of money spent per week/month/year for the appliance too.

Here’s some of the technical highlights:
Electricity usage monitor connects to appliances [...]

Tags: economics · living · technology

Virtual Desktops in Windows XP

January 19th, 2007 · No Comments

Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP: Virtual Desktop Manager: Manage up to four desktops from the Windows taskbar with this PowerToy. This is so cool – not!
There are so many other clones out there, little apps, some freeware, some not that provide the same feature – that of having more than one “desktop” in Windows.

Linux [...]

Tags: technology