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DailyDirt: Talking Funny

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Some people don't think they have an accent when they talk, but even Mid-westerners have a few discernible pronunciations that can give them away. But beyond accents, there are also speaking quirks like slang and syntax and other weird sounds that people use when they communicate. Here are just a...
DailyDirt: Talking Funny

Open Letter To Human Synergistics International In Response To Your Accusation That Techdirt Is Infringing

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To Silvie van Etten: Thank you for your letter on November 23rd, 2012, (which we have reposted below in its entirety, minus your contact info) in which you mistakenly suggest that Techdirt has infringed the copyrights of your company, Human Synergistics, via its post from October 5th, 2012, entitled Copyright...
Open Letter To Human Synergistics International In Response To Your Accusation That Techdirt Is Infringing

Pirates Bay founders’ Supreme Court appeal rejected, sentence finalized

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On Wednesday, Sweden’s Supreme Court announced that it decided not to grant an appeal in the long-running Pirate Bay trial. After a nine-day trial in April 2009, Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm and Carl Lundström were found guilty of assistance to copyright infringement and sentenced to one year...
Pirates Bay founders’ Supreme Court appeal rejected, sentence finalized

Aaron Swartz, American hero

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Paul Graham, the founder of angel investing firm Y Combinator, has mentored generations of SIlicon Valley whiz kids. In an essay about hackers and the role they've played driving technology forward, he wrote that "Hackers are unruly. That is the essence of hacking. And it is also the essence of...
Aaron Swartz, American hero

News Corp Backs Down On Anti-Google Stance, Plans Searchable Article Previews, Keeps Paywall Intact

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Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp is planning once again to let stories from its paywalled UK newspaper The Times get indexed by the search giant Google. This reverses a two-year-old policy in which News Corp dramatically pulled stories from from Google as it prepared a paywall to better monetize that content...
News Corp Backs Down On Anti-Google Stance, Plans Searchable Article Previews, Keeps Paywall Intact
The Truth is Complicated

Yahoo's Thompson Asks Employees To Ignore His Resume Scandal (YHOO)

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What's Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson got to say for himself? Not much. But he did have the nerve to address the troops and tell them to keep their heads down and stay "focused on our customers, our shareholders, our team and moving Yahoo! forward, fast." AllThingsD shared a copy of...
Yahoo's Thompson Asks Employees To Ignore His Resume Scandal (YHOO)
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Jonah Lehrer, self-borrowing and the problem with “big ideas”

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Newly appointed New Yorker staff writer Jonah Lehrer — author of the bestselling books “Imagine,” “How We Decide” and “Proust Was a Neuroscientist” and a former editor at Wired — has been recycling a bunch of his own content in pieces for various publishers. Jim Romenesko discovered the first example...
Jonah Lehrer, self-borrowing and the problem with “big ideas”

Sentences to ponder

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Sentences to ponder

How Google Translate Works Its Magic

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Google Translate has reached a milestone of 200 million users on translate.google.com. Ordinarily, we wouldn’t report a basic usage statistic like that, but this one deserves to be celebrated. Google's scale could someday make it possible for all human beings to understand each other. Here's how. Translating the Web into...
How Google Translate Works Its Magic

Glitch in Apple's iMessage deletes words 'Obama,' 'surprise'

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A strange issue with Apple's iMessage service deletes the words "Obama" and "surprise" when they are used in specific sentences.    ...
Glitch in Apple's iMessage deletes words 'Obama,' 'surprise'

Good sentences

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Good sentences

LeapFrog's LeapReader pen teaches reading and writing, on sale in July for $50

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With its latest device, LeapFrog's continuing to fight the good fight: teaching kids essential skills through the power of consumer electronics. LeapReader's a sort of spiritual successor to the company's Tag line, maintaining the reading tool's pen-like form factor, while adding writing to the equation. The device continues to...
LeapFrog's LeapReader pen teaches reading and writing, on sale in July for $50
Google executives acquitted of charges in Video bullying case

Copyright Lobby Scores Another Victory in the Piracy Wars as Torrent Site Shuts Down

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If recent crackdowns against file-sharing were meant as a warning shot to other site owners, it has indeed been heard loud and clear. First, sites like FileSonic and FileServe voluntarily scaled back their functionality, while others vocally defended their own practices in the wake of the Megaupload shutdown. Today, popular...
Copyright Lobby Scores Another Victory in the Piracy Wars as Torrent Site Shuts Down

MagicScroll for Chrome lets you read every Web page like a book

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MagicScroll for Chrome wants to transform the way you read online. Typically, you’ll navigate a Web page by using the vertical scroll bar, the scroll wheel on your mouse or perhaps the arrow buttons on your keyboard. But the MagicScroll Web reader transforms each page into a book-like interface, making...
MagicScroll for Chrome lets you read every Web page like a book
How to install Ubuntu on Acer's $199 C7 Chromebook

Pirate Bay Founders To Spend Sentences In Three Separate Jails

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Yesterday it was revealed that Carl Lundström, the millionaire businessman who provided structural support for a fledgling Pirate Bay through his company Rix Telecom/Port80, will be spending his 4 month ‘jail’ sentence in the community. Along with Pirate Bay founders Fredrik Neij, Peter Sunde and Gottfrid Svartholm, Lundström had previously...
Pirate Bay Founders To Spend Sentences In Three Separate Jails

DailyDirt: Can Computers Grade Written Essays?

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Technology aimed at education could really benefit an incredible number of students by making classes and learning (potentially) a more pleasant and efficient experience. Computers can't replace a really good human teacher, but they can make it easier for good human teachers to reach a vast audience of students. Massively...
DailyDirt: Can Computers Grade Written Essays?

This simple mobile ad format could boost Facebook's bottom line while bankrolling a startup

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“There will always be times of network congestion and busy servers. Web pages aren’t getting any smaller, and the more bandwidth [that] is available, the more we use. Delays are not going away.” That’s the logic behind Mark McAndrew‘s lofty goal of a new type of ad network for mobile devices...
This simple mobile ad format could boost Facebook's bottom line while bankrolling a startup
New software aims to preemptively nab Wall Street crooks
Facebook adds 9 new Open Graph actions for developers to use in fitness, books, movies and TV apps

Sentences to ponder

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Sentences to ponder

Starfall for Beginning Readers

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Starfall for Beginning Readers is a post from Chris Pirillo Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS FeedDuring Gnomedex, we held an open mic period where attendees could come onto the stage and pass along resources that the rest of us might not know...
Starfall for Beginning Readers
Google to boycott French media sites if country passes law requiring search engines to pay for news content

Make A Three-Minute Call, Help Develop A Test For Parkinson’s Based On Voice Recognition

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At TEDx Edinburgh today, the BBC reports, mathematician Max Little today launched a new project that uses a speaker’s voice to help diagnose Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s, which is a devastating neurological disease that develops gradually and often starts with very slight tremor in one hand, is notoriously hard to diagnose...
Make A Three-Minute Call, Help Develop A Test For Parkinson’s Based On Voice Recognition

SwiftKey Flow enters beta, bringing its Swype-style 'gliding' gesture keyboard to Android

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Back in October we reported on SwiftKey‘s upcoming Flow feature, designed to bring ‘gliding’ gesture input to its Android keyboard app. And today, well, it’s launching in beta to SwiftKey’s 75,000 community of VIP users. Just to recap, SwiftKey offers up a smart replacement keyboard to the one that comes...
SwiftKey Flow enters beta, bringing its Swype-style 'gliding' gesture keyboard to Android

Google's iOS search app to gain "enhanced voice search"

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Google's search app for iOS is about to become more Siri-like. The app, which already allows users to enter search terms via voice, will soon gain the ability to better understand your intent—that is, what you actually mean with all those extraneous words coming out of your mouth. Google announced...
Google's iOS search app to gain "enhanced voice search"

Low-Tech Burglars to Get Lighter Sentences in Louisiana

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This is the kind of law that annoys me: A Senate bill to toughen penalties for crimes committed with the aid of Internet-generated "virtual maps," including acts of terrorism, won quick approval Monday in the House. [...] Adley's bill defines a "virtual street-level map" as one that is available on...
Low-Tech Burglars to Get Lighter Sentences in Louisiana
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