50 Open Source Replacement for Really Expensive Software

This is a good listing of open source software for small business to save money. Open source software sometimes has less bugs and better support from a bigger community of developers than commercial software.

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The Lost Ancestors of ASCII Art

People will make art with any technology. ASCII art is as much a part of the Internet as emoticons, cats, or lol. We’re talking about pictures made from text: letters, numbers, and special characters like # * and \. Sometimes letters are used just to form other, bigger letters.

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Surprisingly these people make more money than you!

This is a good infographic with simple illustration and easy to understand.

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STAR MAP: See Where Your Favorite Celebrities Live In New York City

Apartment search website Rentenna just came out with its NYC Celebrity Star Map for 2014. The updated list took into account last year’s moves and break-ups, and added roughly 50 celeb addresses to the list. Unsurprisingly, downtown neighborhoods like SoHo, Greenwich Village, TriBeCa, and the West Village were well-represented, as was the Upper West Side, with more than 80 celebrities living in the area. And just like last year’s map, Brooklyn locations were not included in detail on the infographic. Rentenna did provide a list, however, of all the A-list stars living across the bridge in the hip borough.

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Neural Nets: Now Available In The Cloud

Computing resources such as memory, processing power and even software are all available on demand and in abundance through the cloud. Now neural networks are joining the list.

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Academic Torrents!

Currently making 207.87GB of research data available.

Sharing data is hard. Emails have size limits, and setting up servers is too much work. We’ve designed a distributed system for sharing enormous datasets – for researchers, by researchers. The result is a scalable, secure, and fault-tolerant repository for data, with blazing fast download speeds.

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Free books on statistical learning

Three statistical learning books are available for download or view. Thanks to the authors for being willing to make these books freely available.

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