Academia.edu Blog: Academia.edu releases embedded data-sets and code -
Today Academia.edu is announcing that users can embed data-sets and code onto their Academia.edu profile pages. Data-sets and code can be attached to papers, or can be uploaded in a stand-alone way.
Historically researchers have only shared their ideas in the form of…
Extremely glad to see this. I’ve always thought that the fundamental thing holding back many of the startups seeking to fix research is that sharing of data and protocols are not easy enough.
Still think there’s more to be done here. I think Academia has a chance to reshape research, but in order to do that, more incentives need to be aligned for researchers to post their data. Reputation alone isn’t enough- look at Github. You need to provide an actual tool or software that makes research easier. When you do that, you’ll naturally see more users hopping on board, which will enable more sharing and more overall value that the system provides.
Curious to see how this evolves, but still extremely happy to see this. Good job Academia team!
Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything. — (via yenchinschin)
(Source: stevenrosas, via fred-wilson)
We’ve come a long way. Today we understand that a startup is a temporary organization designed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model. And that what we are doing when we iterate or pivot is that we are firing the plan before we start firing executives. —
Vision Vs. Hallucination - The Accelerators - WSJ
Extended Interview: President Barack Obama http://on.cc.com/Pf8tNR
I’d strongly recommend everyone watch Barack on the Daily Show. Tough questions and an excellent interview.
a two for one! 1) that empty block behind Union Theological Seminary should be Riverside Church — the tallest church in the United States & one of NYC’s most visited landmarks. also where it says the Juilliard School (which also spelled incorrectly) is actually the Manhattan School of Music. Juilliard used to be there…in 1968.
iOS 6 Maps… Exquisite!
Yes! Tyrion for President
Couldn’t have said this any better
That’s the ticket.
Yup, this pretty much sums up the Republican nomination…
Today’s verdict should not be viewed as a win for Apple, but as a loss for the American consumer. It will lead to fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices. It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners, or technology that is being improved every day by Samsung and other companies. — Apple Awarded $1.049 Billion In Damages As Jury Finds Samsung Infringed On Design And Software Patents | TechCrunch (via fred-wilson)
The Search for Meaningful Work -
Agree with the premise of the article but do think that if you look at a venn diagram of people who are motivated by doing meaningful work with those who are motivated to change the world, the overlap is where the real game-changers (Gates, Jobs, Page/Brin, Zuck, Musk) are.
More people need to pursue these ideas with that type of ferocious passion and we’ll truly see a better world.