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Measurements like average shot length can be surprisingly illuminating.
Exactly when Yale students started tossing around tin pans made by the Frisbie Pie Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut, isn't clear. Most histories of the Frisbee, as well as lists of "Connecticut Firsts," put the date at about 1920. Students would fling the empty pie tins to each other as they crossed the campus and shout "Frisbie!" as a warning, like golfers shouting "Fore!" [...]
Copyright concerns the right to control duplication of both exact original expression and derivative works based on previously existing exact original expression. It does not involve "ideas" per se. ...
We've all heard about spammers exploiting CAPTCHA-solving users for evil; reCAPTCHA does the same on the side of good, getting users to transcribe scanned text for book digitization projects. Great idea!
Surprisingly fantastic software; unlike with YouTube et al, I can actually imagine abandoning TV for this (or something like it).
Henry Jenkins has the best summary; the short is that the founders made a terrible mistake by trying to establish a business based on exploiting a demographic they don't understand.
There's nothing like a programming challenge to make you realize just how stupid you are!