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Analysis suggests the computer algorithms are ‘seven times more accurate than chance’. A pilot scheme saw ‘significant reductions’ in burglaries in Hackney, Wandsworth, Newham and Lewisham.

Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe now wants to use the technology to tackle antisocial…

"Some people will say that words like scum and rotten are wrong for Objective Journalism — which is true, but they miss the point. It was the built-in blind spots of the Objective rules and dogma that allowed Nixon to slither into the White House in the first place. He looked so good on paper that you could almost vote for him sight unseen. He seemed so all-American, so much like Horatio Alger, that he was able to slip through the cracks of Objective Journalism. You had to get Subjective to see Nixon clearly, and the shock of recognition was often painful."

He Was a Crook - Hunter S. Thompson - The Atlantic

"To prevent future temptation to misuse, I urge that we demote the uncertainty principle. If Pluto can be reclassified as a dwarf planet, then surely we can do something similar here. Going forward, let’s agree to call the uncertainty principle the “uncertainty relations” or even the less provocative “quantum standard deviation constraints.” Not many people outside of a lab are likely to invoke a principle with a name like this."

Nothing to See Here: Demoting the Uncertainty Principle - NYTimes.com

"By severing laughter from the context that incites it, the laugh-loop GIF reveals that laughter is not only a consequence of its sociocultural coordinates, but also a weird object in itself. Laughter, it seems, is not ‘for us’ but has its own alien being that has hitherto been masked by its everydayness."

Laughter Without Humor: On the Laugh-Loop GIF - Fran McDonald - The Atlantic

"In a way, it’s fitting that here at the end of Web. 2.0 era, we’re reclaiming the spirit that pioneered the age of user-generated content. Geocities was the first real outlet for personal expression online—introducing the then-novel idea of putting things on the web, not just getting information from it. (For a trip down the retro web rabbit hole, check out archive sites Oocities or Reocities.)"

NeoCities Is Recreating the Garish, Web 1.0 Creativity of Geocities | Motherboard

"The fact that if you lay a piece of paper on your desk and trace around its outline, then crumble/wad the paper up and put it back inside the lines that there will always be a point on the paper exactly above where it started relative to the desk"

big list - Which one result in maths has surprised you the most? - Mathematics Stack Exchange

"When Lua was in High School, SCUMM beat it up for lunch money."

Grumpy Gamer If I Made Another Monkey Island…

Heyzap is a social network for mobile gamers, and as such, we get lots of user generated content. This is a collection algorithms we’ve been using to surface the most interesting content.

Cap’n Proto is an insanely fast data interchange format and capability-based RPC system. Think JSON, except binary. Or think Protocol Buffers, except faster. In fact, in benchmarks, Cap’n Proto is INFINITY TIMES faster than Protocol Buffers.