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Cloud computing is a style of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources are provided as a service over the Internet.


Users need not have knowledge of, expertise in, or control over the technology infrastructure in the "cloud" that supports them.


The concept generally incorporates combinations of the following:


Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

Platform as a service (PaaS)

Software as a service (SaaS)


Other recent technologies that rely on the Internet to satisfy the computing needs of users.


Cloud computing services often provide common business applications online that are accessed from a web browser, while the software and data are stored on the servers.


The term cloud is used as a metaphor for the Internet, based on how the Internet is depicted in computer network diagrams and is an abstraction for the complex infrastructure it conceals


The first academic use of this term appears to be by Prof. Ramnath K. Chellappa (currently at Goizueta Business School, Emory University) who originally defined it as a computing paradigm where the boundaries of computing will be determined by economic rationale rather than technical limits.


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Perhaps a protest against politics and media increasingly detached from reality.


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Advertisements make all sorts of audacious claims - "The Valley's number one source for news," "The champagne of beers" - says who? These ads need some of the little [citation needed] tags found in Wikipedia articles. So, I had some stickers made! I'll give them out to people, and where they end up - who can say? If you find one in an interesting place, take a photo and tag it with "citationneeded"

Inclusive! except to the homeless. and immigrants. and the poor. and...

It doesn't count as free if you have a contractual obligation to pay for 11 more months

He ran around all day shouting "No allegations without citations!"

I don't really like meat, or cheese, or bacon (which is apparently not a meat)

Photographed in the Wikimedia Foundation office.

The other side didn't have the [citation needed]. This was an excellent piece of subversive art. I'm not sure if it's a commentary on the neighbourhood being named The Rocks (perhaps as opposed to its aboriginal name), or a commentary on Wikipedia. Either way, I love it.


EDIT: I found one of the potential sources. I should print off a bunch of these and use them in TO!

We say woo... spring break and flash in New York City... woo,


We say woo... spring break and flash in New York City... woo,

On the left is my other sign - a "Who is Hitler?" quiz - it was very popular with photographers at the rally.


Kat and I paired up for a combo here, which you can also interpret as commentary on how Wikipedians sometimes demand citation for facts that seem obviously true. Is the sky blue? Maybe we should get a fact check on that....

I don't think low millions actually exist!

Spotted on a local noticeboard at the shopping centre.


Personally I agree... citation needed. I don't trust these e-mail forwards, and they don't gain credibility when they're posted to a noticeboard.

We say woo... spring break and flash in New York City... woo,


We say woo... spring break and flash in New York City... woo,

"So Do We" is a romanization of the ancient Japanese phrase ソドヱ, meaning "Well, we're still the rightest"

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Wikipedia's Chocolate article seems to have an odd new way of highlighting sentences that have Citation Needed tags attached to them. I can't seem to see this layout used any place else on Wikipedia, but there's something wrong with it: it obviously is to help the editor. As a Wikipedia reader — which is without doubt the vast majority of traffic to this page — these highlights do exactly what they shouldn't: draw a lot of attention to spurious information.


Citation Needed "highlights" should probably be "lowlights," as they are easy enough to spot when looking for them in a text block but keep a reader's eye from the text by marking it as less relevant in the flow.

Last weekend I went on a roadtrip organized by Ben Schwartz to the DC rally to restore sanity! On the way down his mother threw together a super awesome dinner for us, possibly the only proper meal I'd eaten all month.


Kat was awesome and got posterboard and markers! We grabbed some sticks from Ben's parents' basement and Ben had the foresight to bring tape. With all this we managed to cobble together some great signs. The one on the left is Kat's (note: she's a big wikipedian, on the Wikimedia board of trustees), on the right is one of mine.

We say woo... spring break and flash in New York City... woo,


We say woo... spring break and flash in New York City... woo,

I suppose Hewlett and Packard have as good a claim to have "founded Silicon Valley" as anyone, but I still find this assertion a bit ... overstated.

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The Anti Net-Filter protest at Stirling Gardens in Perth on December 13 2008.

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