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April 18, 2008  9:16 AM

Video: Sir Tim Berners-Lee on Net neutrality



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, commentary, controversy, free, Internet, IPTV, Networking, politics, streaming, traffic, video, YouTube

You might remember this fellow -- he invented the Web, after all. Sir Tim Berners-Lee offers some thoughts on the issue of Net neutrality in this video. [kml_flashembed...

April 9, 2008  11:00 AM

Video: Botnets, Botmasters, Zombies and the greatest threat to online security?



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, applications, code, hacking, Internet, media, Security, video, YouTube

Professor Merrick Furst, associate dean at the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, explains how botmasters use


March 19, 2008  9:58 AM

Video: IC Innovations at the Design-Manufacturing Interface



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, college, design, fundamentals, history, invention, learning, resource, science, Technology, video, YouTube

This lecture from the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) at UC Berkeley describes how the manufacture design of integrated...

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February 13, 2008  1:52 PM

Where are my “Jumper” cables? Darth Vader, MIT and the science of teleportation.



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, college, conversation, cool, culture, event, forum, fun, futurism, geek, interesting, invention, science, Technology, video, YouTube

There's no question that living in Cambridge and writing about technology has its benefits. The city is swimming in startups, geeky events and plugged-in discussions. Last month, I was lucky enough to score an invitation to a Q&A session with two distinguished MIT physicists focused upon the...


October 4, 2007  10:05 AM

IPTV update: Free classes from UCBerkeley on YouTube; BoingBoing goes to online video



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, blog, college, cool, courses, culture, free, fun, gadgets, humor, information, Internet, IPTV, multimedia, new media, podcasting, public domain, resource, video

As reported by the AFP, the University of California at Berkeley has created a dedicated channel on YouTube for more than 300 hours of classes and events. Videos include peace and conflicts studies,...


August 20, 2007  6:06 PM

WikiScanner: How Googlebombing Virgil led to radical transparency for Wikipedia editing everywhere



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, applications, collaboration, community, controversy, cool, free, hacks, humor, innovation, interesting, Internet, programming, search engine, Silicon Valley, tool, tracking, useful, Web applications, wiki

Sometime this past summer, future CalTech grad student (and self-styled"disruptive technologist") Virgil Griffith decided that he wanted to see if he could elevate his personal home page to the top of search results for "


July 13, 2007  1:09 PM

The Library Lookup Project: Use bookmarklets to reserve library books discovered on Amazon.com



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, books, cool, downloads, education, free, howto, interesting, learning, resource, tool, Web applications

Merlin Mann, author of the brilliant organization and productivity blog 43 folders, recently resurfaced an "old"


May 29, 2007  3:31 PM

Open educational resources (OER): Creating an online education commons worldwide



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, books, Class, courses, ebooks, education, free, Internet, listings, public domain, resource, useful

Every now and then, I'm lucky enough to meet one of our readers in person, outside of comment sections, forums, email, IM or other virtual interactions. It's always a pleasure to get such direct feedback. When I asked what she liked (and didn't like) about this blog, she mentioned that she...


May 10, 2007  10:29 AM

The Encyclopedia Of Life: An individual Web page for every species of life on Earth



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, cool, crowdsourcing, education, free, information, innovation, interesting, learning, mashup, participation, resource, science, visual, wiki

Can you imagine a comprehensive, illustrated encyclopedia that documented and described every living species known to humankind? If scientists succeed in a new, boldly conceived project, such a dream might become reality. Meet the Encyclopedia of Life (


April 17, 2007  9:32 PM

The Massive Resource List for All Autodidacts



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, books, Class, college, courses, ebooks, education, free, information, learning, resource, tutorial

Jimmy Ruska has created an outstanding index of free online educational resources, which he's called the Massive Resource List for All Autodidacts. An autodidact, in case you're wondering, is a self-directed learner....


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