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October 30 2014


Upload Objects - Google Cloud Storage — Google Cloud Platform

    • The file is small enough to upload again in its entirety if the connection fails.
  • The body of the request is formatted as a multipart/related content type [RFC2387] and contains exactly two parts. The parts are identified by a boundary string, and the final boundary string is followed by two hyphens.



UT.2.01x Course Info | edX

  • The last century ushered in significant progress. Philosophers, scientists, artists, and poets overthrew our understanding of the physical world, of human behavior, of thought and its limits, and of art, creativity, and beauty. Scientific progress improved the way we lived across the world. Yet the last century also brought increased levels of war, tyranny, and genocide. Man pushed boundaries of good and evil, right and wrong, justice and injustice – and people lost faith in values. Now, thinkers and leaders are reconstructing theories of value and creating institutions to embody them. This thought-provoking, broad-sweeping enhanced ebook draws intriguing connections between philosophy, art, literature, and history, illuminating our world and our place in it.           

October 29 2014


After auditioning on Kickstarter, hardware startups raise hundreds of millions | The Verge

  • CB Insights looked at 443 successfully funded projects that raised over $100,000. Of these, only 42 projects, or about 9.5 percent, went on to raise venture capital. In total those 42 companies had raised $45.6 million on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, meaning that they took in about seven times as much money from professional investors as they did from their crowdfunded fans. As Adrianne Jeffries noted last year on The Verge, Kickstarter is a much bigger platform with a higher project success rate. The same holds true for follow-on funding, with Kickstarter projects raising more than five times as much as their Indiegogo counterparts.



Apple confirms decline in sales of iTunes digital music downloads | VentureBeat | Media | by Chris O'Brien

  • The news is not exactly a shocker. After all, industry figures show subscription streaming services like Spotify and Pandora are growing in popularity while digital downloads are declining. The Recording Industry Association of America reported that in the U.S. sales of digital music singles and albums fell 11% and 14% respectively during the first six months of  2014.


    At the same time, streaming music services saw revenue jump 28% in the first half of 2014, the RIAA said.

Tags: music

October 28 2014



  • 维基解密于2011年9月公开了近千份美国驻港总领事馆的机密电文,有电文透露2009年广东省出现严重旱灾时,港方提出通过减少输港供水以助舒缓旱情,但建议被广东省婉拒,为的就是确保高达30亿元的供水协议可以全额履行。

翻墙教程之DNSCrypt+unbound | codeplayer‘s blog

  • 其中--provider-key是与服务器验证用的,--provider-name--resolver-address都是指明使用的是哪台服务器,--daemonize是以守护进程启动,--user=dnscrypt是以dnscrypt用户启动。--local-address=是在本地的40端口启动DNSCrypt,默认的DNS服务端口53需要让给unbound。DNSCrypt官网上提供了多个服务器地址,依次尝试过大部分其中上面的这个日本的服务器速度最快并且受GFW影响最少,但缺点该服务器没有缓存国内大多数网站,需要继续向上迭代查询花费时间较长,不过这个缺点可以使用unbound解决。另外虽然还有两个澳大利亚的服务器也很快,但是其返回的地址是根据地理位置进行优化过的,比如plus.google.com解析到CNAME里就带有china,这些地址可能受到GFW特别照顾,导致网站无法正常打开。



Encrypt DNS Traffic In Ubuntu With DNSCrypt [PPA] ~ Web Upd8: Ubuntu / Linux blog

  • The AppArmor profile used by dnscrypt-proxy prevents the OS from shutting down correctly. Until it's fixed, use the following commands as a work-around:

October 27 2014


“沪港通”悬而未决——都是抗议活动惹的祸? | 经济纵横 | DW.DE | 27.10.2014

  • 无限期推迟意味着打碎A股市场的希望。只有开放才能带来鼓舞A股市场所需要的新鲜外国资本",沈君说。他还表示,可能会推迟1、2个月,"沪港通"可能会在12月下旬启动。

Indiegogo Basics - Indiegogo Playbook

    • With either a Flexible or Fixed Funding campaign you’ll keep funds you raised, but be charged a fee of 4% of your raised funds.

October 23 2014

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「香港蜘蛛仔」: 獅子山上的海闊天空 Up on the Lion Rock : Behind the Scene!!

October 22 2014


Acoustic Attributes | The Echo Nest Developer Center

  • Describes the musical positiveness conveyed by a track. Tracks with high valence sound more positive (e.g., happy, cheerful, euphoric), while tracks with low valence sound more negative (e.g. sad, depressed, angry). This attribute in combination with energy is a strong indicator of acoustic mood, the general emotional qualities that may characterize the track's acoustics. Note that in the case of vocal music, lyrics may differ semantically from the perceived acoustic mood.


Katelyn Friedson - The Little Engine that Could- An analysis of the Most Important, Un-buzzed about Music Company On Earth

  • Listens to music, with technology actually listens to audio files, extracting musical attributes, such as tempo, instrumentation, key, time signature, energy, harmonic and timbral structures, to understand every song in similar ways a musician would describe it (e.g. “heavy beat, swing groove, fast tempo, 4/4 time, key of B flat, mezzo piano”).



Published for the First Time: a 1959 Essay by Isaac Asimov on Creativity | MIT Technology Review

  • Presumably, the process of creativity, whatever it is, is essentially the same in all its branches and varieties, so that the evolution of a new art form, a new gadget, a new scientific principle, all involve common factors. We are most interested in the “creation” of a new scientific principle or a new application of an old one, but we can be general here.


  • Obviously, then, what is needed is not only people with a good background in a particular field, but also people capable of making a connection between item 1 and item 2 which might not ordinarily seem connected.


  • “How stupid of me not to have thought of this.”
  • Making the cross-connection requires a certain daring.
  • Furthermore, the information may not only be of individual items A and B, but even of combinations such as A-B, which in themselves are not significant. However, if one person mentions the unusual combination of A-B and another unusual combination A-C, it may well be that the combination A-B-C, which neither has thought of separately, may yield an answer.


  • The world in general disapproves of creativity, and to be creative in public is particularly bad.

南非“刀锋战士”枪杀女友获刑5年 - 纽约时报中文网 国际纵览

  • 她说,“法庭不是为了赢得最受欢迎者竞赛而存在的。”





October 20 2014


When Uber and Airbnb Meet the Real World - NYTimes.com

  • On Thursday, the New York State attorney general said most Airbnb listings in the city violated zoning and other laws. Officials in California and Pennsylvania recently warned car services like Uber and Lyft that they might be unlawful. And workers’ rights advocates have questioned whether the people who provide these services should receive benefits, spurred by recent reports that some Homejoy house cleaners are homeless.

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