Monthly Archives: February 2013

Killing the Myth of Speed Equalling Poor Writing

Killing the Myth of Speed Equalling Poor Writing Apparently writing 250 words per day works out to around 90000 words a year which is an average paperback novel. Writing 250 words takes about 15 minutes so you could be a novel a year author by writing 15 minutes a day. It’s probably an oversimplification or at least […]

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CANONICAL UNVEILS UBUNTU FOR TABLETS, DEVELOPER PREVIEW AVAILABLE FOR NEXUS DEVICES ON THURSDAY

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Hot on the heels of the announcement of Ubuntu on phones comes Canonical’s latest announcement: Ubuntu on tablets. This is, in many ways, a no-brainer: Android and iOS have already demonstrated that the same OS can work on both form factors. But the story is a little more interesting when you…

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Cyber-Warfare & China

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
An official, shadowy Chinese hacker group is reportedly responsible for more than 100 high-level attacks against major corporations and governments. The group, known as Advanced Persistent Threat” (APT1) was outed today in a 60-page report by security firm Mandiant, which has been tracking the army unit for six years. The company…

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Morality in Economics (and Elsewhere)

I just finished listening to CBC: The Invisible Hand, Episode 10 – Homo Economicus 2.0. The gist of the podcast was discussing the idea of economists modelling human behaviour in the marketplace via a sort of wire frame person acting its own self interest dubbed “Homo Economicus“. In recent years, an attempt has been made […]

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