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Hi - I wanted to share an opportunity I think some (hopefully all) of you will find interesting. MasterCard is bringing their developer challenge, MasterCard N>XT, back to Toronto from October 4-5 at MaRS. This year developers are being challenged in groups of 3-5 to build cutting edge retail solutions. Thirty teams will be accepted to N>XT this year and will be competing for $30,000 and more in prizing. Teams will be working with wearable SDKs from our partners (like Bionym and Samsung) and MasterCard APIs. Registration closes September 18.
Sign up now: www.nxt.mastercard.ca
Yeh, they are expecting the next batch in a couple of months. They are also going to be prioritising to areas which are currently lacking detectors. The best thing to do is register your interest every month via the website and also keep an eye on their forums.
Inspired by a comment I made in a thread below (about owning a Hoover made by Dyson), my curiosity wants to know what search engine people use to "Google" for information.
"Google" has become the de facto term for Internet searching, but, just like when my mother went out to buy an "Electrolux Hoover", the name has become the generic type of product, and not just the name of a company that makes one such product.
e.g. I'll often Google with Yahoo, because, when I've tried search-engine-comparison sites, I've always preferred the results given by Yahoo -- but I still call it "Googling".
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
Mmmhhh... I beg to differ. To google means using Google to search the interweb, and no other SE, in this part of the world.
I'll often Google with Yahoo
[pedantic] *google, in that case [/pedantic]
I've always preferred the results given by Yahoo
Now this comes as a surprise : I like Yahoo for many things, but the last thing I'd ever want to use again is their SE !
I never use other SE than Google. Google is my SE. There are many like it, but this is mine.
Well, I digress. Honestly, in the many attempts, I have never found any other SE give more accurate results than Google.
I think words like 'destiny' are a way of trying to find order where none exists. - Christian Graus
Entropy isn't what it used to.
It works. And it gets better all the time.
What really p*ss*s me off is when an application or extension installs it's own stupid search without asking...I had to look at a friend's mother's XP PC yesterday, and she was up to nine or ten spurious search engines
(Why is she still using XP: because she hates Win8, which she has on her lappie... )
You looking for sympathy?
You'll find it in the dictionary, between sympathomimetic and sympatric
(Page 1788, if it helps)