Bookmarks for June 21st through June 28th

These are my links for June 21st through June 28th:

  • Netflix Prize: Home – The Netflix Prize seeks to substantially improve the accuracy of predictions about how much someone is going to love a movie based on their movie preferences. Improve it enough and you win one (or more) Prizes. Winning the Netflix Prize improves our ability to connect people to the movies they love.
  • Math Magic – Math Magic is a web site devoted
    to original mathematical recreations.
    If you have a math puzzle,
    discovery, or observation, please
    e-mail me about it.
  • – The puzzling weblog of recreational mathematics.
  • Batch processing with R « Andrej Kastrin’s Blog – According to Wikipedia batch processing is execution of a series of programs (”jobs”) without human interaction. Batch job can run non-interactively, so all input data is preselected through scripts or command-line parameters.

    R provides you a simple way to run a script non-interactively with input file from “infile” and send output to “outfile”. You can also pass arguments to batch job.

  • Academic Earth – Video lectures from the world’s top scholars – Academic Earth is an organization founded with the goal of giving everyone on earth access to a world class education.
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation | Defending Freedom in the Digital World – From the Internet to the iPod, technologies are transforming our society and empowering us as speakers, citizens, creators, and consumers. When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense. EFF broke new ground when it was founded in 1990 — well before the Internet was on most people's radar — and continues to confront cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights today. From the beginning, EFF has championed the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights.
  • Public Library of Science – The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a public resource.

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