Thomas Steiner (@tomayac)

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The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @tomayac ever

July 2014

@RubenVerborgh @juansequeda Maybe what we all want (as author & reviewer) is something like peer review ombudsmen: anonym. until complaint.

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“Reviewers shouldn’t hide their name”, by @RubenVerborgh

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.@TIME: “Twitter Shocks Wall Street With Big Growth in Revenue, Users”… Congrats, $TWTR!

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stilkov I found Facebook’s experiment despicable, not true for OkCupid’s. Optimizing their algorithm is what users pay for.…

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 8:56 PM, Jul 29th, 2014 via Echofon)

Apparently Maria Ozawa… [NSFW] is popular _now_ w/ Wikipedians. @WikiLiveMon @mediagalleries

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Pardon the pr0n on @mediagalleries. The algorithm fires as User:JimmyWang adds… widely.

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~RT @SemWebDev: […] 43 submissions […]mWeb // Congrats on filling this ho@RubenVerborghorgh!

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jindrichmynarz “Big data: a small introduction” by Aidan Hogan. (pdf)

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 10:50 AM, Jul 29th, 2014 via Echofon)

TorrenTV (—Streams Torrent downloads to Apple TV & Roku, using the tech of Popcorn Time popcorntime.ioE).

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The TwitterKnitter: mechanical knitting machine upgraded to knit tweets, by @tangentmonger:… (via @iammyr)

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~RT @sympapadopoulos: proceedings are at last available on CEUR: // +1! Thanks :-)

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rigow The Internet has made everything easier, especially for Video cc/ @w3c @timberners_lee (via @bendrath )

via Choqok (retweeted on 9:08 PM, Jul 26th, 2014 via Echofon)

Politie Dutch National Police is investigating the crash of . Do you have pictures or video material? Please upload it:…

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 9:50 PM, Jul 25th, 2014 via Echofon)

MarijnJH Also, if anyone wants in on the action of reviewing Eloquent JavaScript 2nd edition, you can start now! Full text at…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 9:06 PM, Jul 25th, 2014 via Echofon)

The API… is IMHO so scary that in 2014 I prefer localStorage w/ LZ compress…

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Everybody excited about the latest static LOD cloud, @edsu still runs a daily updating version

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lysander07 A new LOD Cloud diagram has been published…

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mhausenblas I will make sure our kids know this by heart before they’re allowed onto the Web:

RFC 1855 Netiquette Guidelines

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 4:09 AM, Jul 23rd, 2014 via Echofon)

TeXtip Modern LaTeX…

via Hootsuite (retweeted on 5:38 PM, Jul 22nd, 2014 via Echofon)

The probably most complete intro to the new <picture> element as of today, by @ODevRel:…

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@alexmilowski I reckon that means you’re Dr. Miłowski now?! Congratulations!

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Persistent Web tracking mechanisms:… [PDF]—Cf.5 <canvas>…b [PDF]y

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>$ du ~/ | sort -nr | more-h tip du jour: finds disk space hogs in your home directory…

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natematias You know those Twitter bots that track Wikipedia edits? Well, @RuGovEdits found an astonishing story yesterday

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 12:38 PM, Jul 19th, 2014 via Echofon)

jarib 8 years of anonymous Wikipedia edits by the US Congress, more to follow at @congressedits

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 12:37 PM, Jul 19th, 2014 via Echofon)

SemWebDev The deadline of the Developers Workshop has been extended to 28 July. Spread the news and submit:

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 3:42 PM, Jul 18th, 2014 via Twitter Web Client)

jospang The Malaysia Air Crash: Should We Publish Pictures of Bodies? - Atlantic Mobile…

via Twitter for Websites (retweeted on 11:48 PM, Jul 17th, 2014 via Echofon)

@fotofalle_nycts You finally did it :D But why limit to 40.7577°N,73.9857°W? You should also add attribution to the photos (embed URL).

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.@ndiakopoulos: “Some […] [news] bots do look at data feeds to generate novel insights, like [.@mediagalleriesries […zH0skim

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.@TeXtip is an immediate follow :-) Daily , , and tips. (via @bkeegan, CC: @RubenVerborgh)

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This 2013 blog post on human computation at Twitter just popped up again:… Well worth the read still now!

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@sympapadopoulos That’s your 723 moment: On a more serious note:… [PDF]

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Souders mozjpeg 2.0 announced by @mozilla. Reduces jpeg size by 5%. @facebook is evaluating.…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 8:39 PM, Jul 15th, 2014 via Echofon)

Hacking Facebook’s legacy API: great write-up of the creative approach:…

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Stay up-to-date on Google’s Project Zero issue discoveries & subscribe to their Atom(!) feed:…

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Project…r. A top-notch Googley research team operating in the…7.

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The trouble w/ by @paul_houle of fame:…. Note the comment by J.Taylor! (via @rtroncy)

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simonw is an absolutely beautiful visualization of the day in a life of a NYC taxi, based on the recently released taxi data

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 1:23 PM, Jul 15th, 2014 via Echofon)

@ndiakopoulos @parliamentedits Just wondering when the first smear campaign leverages any of the bots, now that it gets some press…

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Watch this video: the one and only Thomas Müller (…)…H [de-BAR]G

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The man behind Cydia, @saurik, on competition vs. community in the jailbreaking scene:

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adambarth HTMLMarqueeElement.js is a small step towards making the web platform self-hosting:…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 1:10 AM, Jul 13th, 2014 via Echofon)

An IPython notebook describing how Google predicts the outcomes w/ BigQuery:…

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@apassant Looking forward to the next blog post then :-) Have a great weekend!

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@apassant Fantastic blog post & showcase. Thanks for the link. Actually, the latest version w/ media galleries is at

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@olafhartig Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Dr. Hartig!

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lilcoccinelle Configurar tu propio dominio en Blogger: Quién ha dicho que es difícil?…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 1:46 PM, Jul 10th, 2014 via Echofon)

A walk down memory lane: why do we even use the “www” subdomain?…

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NiemanLab Do you find TweetDeck overwhelming? Here’s a handy guide for how to better use it for newsgathering

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 1:32 PM, Jul 10th, 2014 via Echofon)

Discovering pm2: a modern CLI process manager for Node.js apps w/ built-in load-balancer by @strzel_a:

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@edsu @tomscott @IFTTT I think it works w/ a conditional check on the author field of the Wikipedia recent changes RSS feed (not realtime).

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@edsu If you want to deploy (@)BundestagEdits, here you go:… (German)

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@edsu It wasn’t really on my radar neither until I noticed that at Google we use externally visible IP v6 addresses now…

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edsu I just renamed congress-edits github repo to anon since it can be configured to listen to custom, named ip ranges now

via Tweetbot for Mac (retweeted on 11:42 PM, Jul 9th, 2014 via Echofon)

@edsu Awesome work! Considered supporting IP v6, too, for the future?…

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tomscott Yesterday, I made @parliamentedits. Today, @congressedits, @gccaedits and @RiksdagWikiEdit are up and running, thanks to some smart people!

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 11:08 PM, Jul 9th, 2014 via Echofon)

You know history’s being written when a sole match gets an own Wikipedia page…

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@vambenepe LOL, I stand corrected. @RubenVerborgh & I are working on an extension that inserts… in such cases ;-)

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@debugglesoft @mhausenblas @vambenepe: @RubenVerborgh & me even got a scientific publication out of it:…

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@sdkstl As long as IP ranges are publicly known, yes. I doubt that they’re public for most institutions & there’re unknowns (proxies, VPNs).

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Interesting-@tomscottt’s Twitter bot@parliamenteditss tweets anonymous Wikipedia edits coming from UK Parliament

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benward Do you have a site with a JSONP API? You need to read this and patch your implementation; major x-domain abuse:…

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 8:23 PM, Jul 8th, 2014 via Echofon)

W/ yet another incident of unauth’d digital certificates (story…), good to know that… are here.

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: that moment when not even Google knows what you’re talking about:…

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~RT @mathias: Dear Google, please fix plain text emails in Gmail:… // +1! It’s more “Dear @gmail” rather than @Google.

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Brilliant comic on research ethics in the Facebook emotional contagion paper:

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SPARQL-MM: SPARQL extension that allows for querying Linked Data for Media Fragments… (via @tkurz, CC: @rtroncy)

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torgo Har har.…

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 3:36 PM, Jul 3rd, 2014 via Echofon)

.@Vjeux about applying Knuth’s line breaking algorithm to image layout:…

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LeaVerou Brilliant post by @meyerweb on “What Not To Say To a Grieving Parent”…
Most points apply to anyone grieving, really.

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 6:36 PM, Jul 2nd, 2014 via Echofon)

juanmillan85 Thomas Steiner talking about .”Enriching unstructured media content about events” from Google @cubrikproject

via Twitter Lite (retweeted on 12:28 PM, Jul 2nd, 2014 via TweetDeck)

VincenzoCroce1 @tomayac at @cubrikproject Summer School in , nice presentation on breaking news detection

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 12:19 PM, Jul 2nd, 2014 via Echofon)

The ideal opportunity to turn that accept (reject) into (more) by highlighting features of the code:

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@moustaki Félicitations! Sounds like a great career move! Enjoy the free content, too ;-)

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