The Yahoo News Feed dataset is a collection based on a sample of anonymized user interactions on the news feeds of several Yahoo properties, including the Yahoo homepage, Yahoo News, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Movies, and Yahoo Real Estate. The dataset stands at a massive ~110B lines (1.5TB bzipped) of user-news item interaction data,…

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The British Library has compiled a list of 1429 medieval digitized manuscripts. “It’s that time of year again, friends, and we’re pleased to (belatedly) celebrate the holidays by giving you a magnificent gift.  This gift is certainly worth the wait, though – a massive list of Digitised Manuscripts hyperlinks!  We’re mixing it up a little…

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The Hebraic Section of the Library of Congress houses over 225 manuscripts; most of them in Hebrew but with a fair sampling of manuscripts  also written in cognate languages such as Judeo-Arabic, Judeo-Persian, and Yiddish.  It is a highly diverse collection, dating from the 11th to early 20th centuries and drawn from Jewish communities throughout…

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This fall, Harvard has been rolling out videos from the 2015 edition of Computer Science 50 (CS50), the university’s introductory coding course designed for majors and non-majors alike. Taught by David Malan, a perennially popular professor (you’ll immediately see why), the one-semester course (taught mostly in C) combines courses typically known elsewhere as “CS1” and “CS2.” Even if…

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As part of the Historical Teaching and Practice program, I [Kalani Craig] presented three easily adaptable digital-history lesson plans that work nicely in single 75-minute sessions. These handouts provide the basic structure of the lesson plans without the images produced by students in previous iterations of those activities. Access resource here.