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Submission + - donationcoder software collective (

dcmouser writes: " is a donationware software collective, supported since 2005 entirely by voluntary micro-donations from users. Maybe the only such site currently operating?

We are having a fundraiser to raise money to keep the site going.

There is a web page announcement with more details about the fundraiser here:"

Submission + - DonationCoder Software Cooperative (

dcmouser writes: The DonationCoder forum has posted the results of its annual freeware/donationware event where visitors of the site are invited to release new programs/websites in the first days of the new year. The quality of the applications (which are mostly for Microsoft Windows) varies enormously, but the notable thing about the site is its dedication to advancing the cause of donationware and direct micro-funding by users. Ongoing discussions and an article posted on the site about the 5 year experiment discusses how the combined cultural views of payware and open source make surviving on optional donations extremely difficult.

Comment Markov Chain Monte Carlo Online WorldCup Simulator (Score 2, Interesting) 111

I've written an online Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulator where people can experiment with pairwise team predictions in order to not just predict tournament winners, but more interestingly, to evaluate the most profitable expected payoffs from current betting odds (which are almost never the most likely teams to win). The page goes into the statistical basis of Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) quite a bit, and the simulation is all done client-side using javascript. Might be interesting for those who like this kind of stuff.

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