Hot Humans, Exoplanets and CodeSchool

GeekSpeak for 2013-01-05

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Adam Fortuna from CodeSchool joins the geeks for a chat about the week in geek news, online education, programing and other geekyness.


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NASA's Kepler has released a new sample of 15,847 planet-like objects.

This reddit page links to a few exciting pages related to exoplanet discovery as of January, 2013.

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The Power of Human Bodies

Consider Stockholm’s busy hub, Central Station, where engineers harness the body heat issuing from 250,000 railway travelers to warm the 13-story Kungsbrohuset office building about 100 yards away. Under the voluminous roof of the station, people donate their 100 watts of surplus natural heat, but many are also bustling around the shops and buying meals, drinks, books, flowers, cosmetics and such, emitting even more energy.

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Geek Quote

Being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid to demonstrate that affection. It means never having to play it cool about how much you like something. It’s basically a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult. Being a geek is extremely liberating.
- Simon Pegg

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Learnable Programming

Designing a programming system for understanding programs – by Brent Victor, September 2012