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Public Underwater Video Feed Leads to Scientific Discovery by Public

Just more evidence of the advantages we discussed last semester of making data available to the public.

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Facebook Changes its Privacy Policy…Again

Facebook is changing its privacy settings yet again. I’m mostly happy about these privacy setting changes, however. For users unfamiliar with how to manage their privacy settings, they have now become much more user friendly and transparent with an entire … Continue reading

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Online Streaming Infrastructure of Netflix

This video is from an OSCON Data Conference that describes how Netflix Online Streaming works. After Netflix’s data centers could no longer handle the amount of streaming traffic it was receiving, Netflix deployed Amazon EC2 instances to handle the storage … Continue reading

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Selling on

For the past eight months or so, I’ve managed an Amazon Seller account for my summer job at a small camera shop business, and I thought I would share some common misconceptions, observations,  and my projections of what E-Commerce will look like … Continue reading

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How Long Will it Take to Scrape Every Professor’s Individual Page on RMP?

For the Rate My Professors group project, my group, Cumulus, decided to use a weighting scheme instead of a thresholding method. In order to do a weighting of Easiness and Quality, I needed to acquire the number of ratings for … Continue reading

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The Struggle of Managing a Laptop and Local Data

After weeks of debating whether to upgrade my OS (operating system), I’ve finally decided to take the leap and upgrade from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. (For those of you who don’t have Mac’s, their operating systems are named after kitties). Snow … Continue reading

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Processing Lab: OSU vs. UM Football Game

By: Alex Serafimovski and Desmond Kolean-Burley Initially, our goal for the processing lab consisted of constructing a maze and having the user navigate a ball through the maze; however, we struggled with creating constraining lines that did not span the … Continue reading

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Middleware in the Infrastructure of Cable Television

In today’s rapidly evolving society, technology and the infrastructure that surround it are developing at a pace that has made it practically impossible for the average person to comprehend the full-extent of components that connect a distributor and its end-product. … Continue reading

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Simplicity Can Be Misleading

The research enterprise of a leading academic institution is a complex system of human, physical and digital infrastructures that functions to support the production of new knowledge and the advancement and training of research practitioners. I would expect to find … Continue reading

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