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Internet Archive Flickr Collection
2014-09-01 05:01:38

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Millions of photos and illustrations from the pages of public domain books originally digitized by the US Internet Archive have been uploaded to Flickr by a research fellow at Georgetown University in Washington DC. Kalev Leetaru, the Yahoo! Fellow in Residence of International Values, Communications Technology & the Global Internet at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy in Georgetown’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign...

Can Supercomputers Predict World Events
2011-09-12 04:36:17

  By using a supercomputer to analyze news stories, a University of Illinois researcher believes that he can predict major upcoming global events, according to various news and wire reports. Writing in the journal First Monday on September 5, Kalev Leetaru, the Assistant Director for Text and Digital Media Analytics at the school's Institute for Computing in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Science, writes, "Pooling together the global tone of all news mentions of a country over...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'