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Math Doodling | Open Culture

Math Doodling | Open Culture | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Doodling -- it's usually a sign of boredom, an escape from tedium. Vi Hart turns it all upside down, and shows how doodling can be an engaging form of.
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Crash Course Big History: John Green Teaches Life, the Universe & Everything

Crash Course Big History: John Green Teaches Life, the Universe & Everything | The World of Open | Scoop.it
If you don't understand big history, you'll never understand small history. That idea hasn't yet attained aphorism status, but maybe we can get it there. Last month, we featured a free, Bill Gates-funded short course on 13.8 billion years of 'Big History'.
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Watch Bob Dylan Play a Private Concert for One Lucky Fan

Watch Bob Dylan Play a Private Concert for One Lucky Fan | The World of Open | Scoop.it
On November 23rd, Bob Dylan played a live concert for one awed fan.
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Grande experiência

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European Commission updates its open source policy - opensource.com

European Commission updates its open source policy - opensource.com | The World of Open | Scoop.it
The European Commission wants to make it easier for its software developers to submit patches and add new functionalities to open source projects.
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Mise à disposition des données de l'Assemblée nationale en "Open data" | Site de Claude Bartolone

Mise à disposition des données de l'Assemblée nationale en "Open data" | Site de Claude Bartolone | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Mise à disposition des données de l'Assemblée nationale en "Open data"
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Let’s Encrypt: Delivering SSL/TLS Everywhere

Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority brought to you by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).
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Pointing Users to DRM-Stripping Software Isn't Copyright Infringement, Judge Rules

Pointing Users to DRM-Stripping Software Isn't Copyright Infringement, Judge Rules | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Telling users how to strip the DRM from their legally purchased ebooks is not contributory copyright infringement, according to a ruling last month by a federal judge in New York. Judge Denise Cote dismissed two publishers' claims of contributory infringement and inducement in Abbey House Media v. Apple Inc., one of the many cases to come out of the antitrust litigation against Apple and a handful of major publishers.
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Hive: Open-Source Crowdsourcing Framework ← nytlabs

Hive: Open-Source Crowdsourcing Framework ← nytlabs | The World of Open | Scoop.it

Hive is free and open source, and we look forward to seeing the diverse crowdsourcing projects it powers in the future.

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George Orwell’s Final Warning: Don’t Let This Nightmare Situation Happen. It Depends on You!

George Orwell’s Final Warning: Don’t Let This Nightmare Situation Happen. It Depends on You! | The World of Open | Scoop.it
George Orwell as a kind of prophet of the ills of corporatism, socialism, authoritarianism, totalitarianism — any powerful -ism, essentially, in which we can find nasty, freedom-destroying implications.
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Projects of the Week, December 8, 2014

Projects of the Week, December 8, 2014 | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net:
wxPython
A set of Python extension modules that wrap the cross-platform GUI classes from wxWidgets.
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Hack a duck

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Hack a duck

My first contribution to the search engine DuckDuckGo is now live. It's a simple "instant answer", like many others available. So if you want quick meaningful data regarding QoS and uptime, call the duck. It's nothing revolutionary but it's always pleasant to watch something you've worked on go live.

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Readers' Choices, Linux Philosophy, and Fedora Numbers

Readers' Choices, Linux Philosophy, and Fedora Numbers | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Today in Linux news the Linux Journal's Reader's Choice Award winners for 2014 were posted. David Both discusses "the Linux philosophy" and Marcel Gagne answers "What is Linux?
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Help this open access journal plan their upcoming Open Source Strategy issue - opensource.com

Help this open access journal plan their upcoming Open Source Strategy issue - opensource.com | The World of Open | Scoop.it
The TIM Review is an open access journal with an upcoming Open Source Strategy issue they want you to contribute to.
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Citizens Act Against Corruption

Citizens Act Against Corruption | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Transparency: open access to information is the best strategy against corruption.Corruption won't be ended by those who are corrupt; only organised citizens can do it, and that is exactly what we are doing
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Pink Floyd’s The Wall: The Original Live Show & Behind-the-Scenes Footage of the 1980 Tour and 1982 Film

Pink Floyd’s The Wall: The Original Live Show & Behind-the-Scenes Footage of the 1980 Tour and 1982 Film | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Opening with maximum fanfare and pomp, and closing with the sound of dive bombers, “In the Flesh?,” the first track on Pink Floyd’s magnum opus The Wall announces that the two-disc concept album will be big, bombastic, and important.
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8,976 Free Grateful Dead Concert Recordings in the Internet Archive, Explored by the New Yorker

8,976 Free Grateful Dead Concert Recordings in the Internet Archive, Explored by the New Yorker | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Even resolute non-Deadheads have been passing around 'Deadhead,' Nick Paumgarten's recent New Yorker piece on 'the vast recorded legacy of the Grateful Dead.' Like much of the most interesting magazine journalism, the article digs deep into and...
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Learn The History of Philosophy in 197 Podcasts (With More to Come)

Learn The History of Philosophy in 197 Podcasts (With More to Come) | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Yesterday we took a look at, or rather a listen to, the 'podcasting renaissance,' highlighting a few of the new wave of shows and recommending some of the pre-existing ones you may have missed.
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8-Bit Philosophy: Plato, Sartre, Derrida & Other Thinkers Explained With Vintage Video Games

8-Bit Philosophy: Plato, Sartre, Derrida & Other Thinkers Explained With Vintage Video Games | The World of Open | Scoop.it
You thought video games were a waste of time? Well, think again. These 8-bit video games can teach you philosophy. Plato, Descartes, Nietzsche, Derrida and the rest.
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Let’s Encrypt: Delivering SSL/TLS Everywhere

Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority brought to you by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).
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UN wants to give broadcasters rights over public-domain and CC-licensed shows

UN wants to give broadcasters rights over public-domain and CC-licensed shows | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Under the revived WIPO Broadcast Treaty, broadcasters would have the right to stop you from using public domain and CC-licensed video footage as you choose, effectively giving them a new copyright over material simply by sending it out over the air.
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Silicon Valley Bets Millions That This Site Can Improve Our Democracy | WIRED

Silicon Valley Bets Millions That This Site Can Improve Our Democracy | WIRED | The World of Open | Scoop.it
The list of investors in petition site Change.org's new $25 million funding round reads like a potted history of the internet industry, from Bill Gates and Arianna Huffington to the co-founders of Yahoo, Twitter, LinkedIn, and eBay.
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33 Sci-Fi Stories by Philip K. Dick as Free Audio Books & Free eBooks

33 Sci-Fi Stories by Philip K. Dick as Free Audio Books & Free eBooks | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Although he died when he was only 53 years old, Philip K. Dick (1928 – 1982) published 44 novels and 121 short stories during his lifetime and solidified his position as the most literary of science fiction writers.
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Jazz on the Tube: An Archive of 2,000 Classic Jazz Videos (and Much More)

Jazz on the Tube: An Archive of 2,000 Classic Jazz Videos (and Much More) | The World of Open | Scoop.it
What is the current state of jazz, you ask? You might ask genre-bending musician/producer/rapper Stephen Ellison, aka Flying Lotus, who also happens to be the nephew of John and Alice Coltrane.
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'Information Doesn't Want to Be Free' by Cory Doctorow - Boston Globe

'Information Doesn't Want to Be Free' by Cory Doctorow - Boston Globe | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Garth Brooks says he named his comeback album “Man Against Machine” because he feels that streaming and downloads are killing music. YouTube? It’s “the devil.” Cory Doctorow begs to differ.
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Stephen Hawking's speech software goes open source - New York Daily News

Stephen Hawking's speech software goes open source - New York Daily News | The World of Open | Scoop.it
The new technology, developed by Intel, will help others with disabilities have a voice.
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Woelab: bringing Africa on the train to the next Industrial Revolution

Woelab: bringing Africa on the train to the next Industrial Revolution | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Introduction I just wanted so badly to do this interview: when meeting the guys on the stage of Fab10, where they were prized as winners for their amazing approach at building 3d Printers - out of electronic waste, I just felt that these group of hackers was really doing something more important, something that deserved to be disseminated, a story to tell. Enjoy this awesome interview with the founder of WoeLab, Sename Koffi Agbodjinou, architect and anthropologist and creator of the research pl
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