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What is "Do Not Track" and How it Affects Your Website

“Do Not Track” (DNT) is a privacy setting which is currently supported in IE, Firefox, Safari and Opera with Chrome support coming soon. When enabled, your browser informs advertising networks, websites and applications that you want to opt-out of tracking for purposes such as behavioral advertising. DNT Implementation It’s important to note that DNT is a draft specification and not a distinct technology. When...

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RA positions in Algorithmic Mechanism Design at the Universities of Liverpool and Glasgow

This article by the BBC’s economics editor celebrates the award of the Nobel Prize for economics to Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley. See also this article by The Guardian’s economics editor.A forthcoming research project at the Universities of Liverpool and Glasgow addresses topics that are highly related to those that led to the above prize. Below is a copy of the ad that went to various mailing lists.POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE...

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Proudly announcing NetBSD 6.0!

The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce NetBSD 6.0, the fourteenth major release of the NetBSD operating system. Changes from the previous release include scalability improvements on multi-core systems, many new and updated device drivers, Xen and MIPS port improvements, and brand new features such as a new packet filter. Some NetBSD 6.0 highlights are: support for thread-local storage (TLS), Logical Volume Manager (LVM)...

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Entropy

Many games cast the player in the role of Maxwell's demon: bringing order from chaos, building structures out of randomness. Tetris - assembling a stream of molecules into a regular lattice. Bejewelled - performing involutions to form crystals. Drop7 - organising gibberish into true self-referential statements. As single-player high-score games it's important to these that they be balanced such that the laws of physics are upheld - you...