Earth Hour: A Geek's View
What happens to the power grid when millions of people turn of their
I had a chance to study this during tonight's
event organised by the
which asks households and businesses to turn off
their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour to raise
awareness towards the need to take action on climate change.
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Tim Berners-Lee Addresses the First Web Science Conference
with a thought-provoking keynote address
the First Web Science Conference
at the Foundation of the Hellenic World
in Athens earlier today.
Here are the notes I took during his speech.
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YouTube vs. TOSEM
Over the past couple of weeks colleagues and friends I encounter
in the hallways or at various meetings have been commenting about a small
video I posted on YouTube.
This video, titled
describes a demonstration experiment I performed at an event whose aim
was to familiarize children with science.
Often this video is the first discussion I've ever had with a colleague
regarding my work.
This struck me as odd, because I consider other parts of my research
a lot more significant that this experiment.
However, a look at the number of downloads of an
we recently published in the (highly regarded)
ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM)
and the views of the YouTube video proved instructive.
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Parallelizing Jobs with xargs
With multi-core processors sitting idle most of the time
and workloads always increasing,
it's important to have easy ways to make the CPUs earn their money's worth.
told me today how the Unix xargs command can help in this regard.
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