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Bob Calder

Bob Calder 

Internet and Society. Oh yeah, and kids. (RSS in site list.)

Occupation: Internet and Society teacher (Dillard High School)

Location: Fort Lauderdale,FL

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Joanne Manaster119,536Join Joanne and Jeff for Read Science this Thursday, April 30, at 2pm EDT as we talk about the science of cancer with Sue Armstrong, author of p53, The Gene that Cracked the Cancer Code, and George Johnson, author of The Cancer Chronicles (and also of The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments)Science Books2015-04-30 20:00:0017  

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2016-07-18 00:31:22 (24 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Most reshares: 2

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2016-07-20 12:39:55 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Every time the world's #solar power doubles, the cost of panels falls 26%

Most plusones: 14

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2016-07-24 00:37:17 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

The jewelry show next to Warsaw Coffee.

The jewelry show next to Warsaw Coffee.___

2016-07-24 00:08:46 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

+Assia Alexandrova​ art and jewelry show opening next door to Warsaw Coffee. Now.

+Assia Alexandrova​ art and jewelry show opening next door to Warsaw Coffee. Now.___

2016-07-23 17:56:18 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

"Is he a sociopath with wet dreams of becoming a fascist dictator? No? Then he's got my vote."

via +M Sinclair Stevens 

"Is he a sociopath with wet dreams of becoming a fascist dictator? No? Then he's got my vote."

via +M Sinclair Stevens ___

2016-07-23 10:40:47 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

The state of Massachusetts is pondering the charter school quandary. They haven't done anything as promised, so why continue to throw money at them when the state's own infrastructure needs the cash?
Venture capital wants them to keep supporting the business model of public funds propping up their operations. This guy likens himself to a freedom rider fighting injustice. Can you say asshat?

The state of Massachusetts is pondering the charter school quandary. They haven't done anything as promised, so why continue to throw money at them when the state's own infrastructure needs the cash?
Venture capital wants them to keep supporting the business model of public funds propping up their operations. This guy likens himself to a freedom rider fighting injustice. Can you say asshat?___

2016-07-22 20:17:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Look at this --> Retweet 26K Liked 27K

Rick Wilson, GOP operative retweeted Garry Kasparov yesterday:
"I’ve heard this sort of speech a lot in the last 15 years and trust me, it doesn’t sound any better in Russian."

He doesn't like Trump and apparently neither do another 26,000 Republicans. Bear in mind his followers are not on the fringes of the party, but its heart.

Look at this --> Retweet 26K Liked 27K

Rick Wilson, GOP operative retweeted Garry Kasparov yesterday:
"I’ve heard this sort of speech a lot in the last 15 years and trust me, it doesn’t sound any better in Russian."

He doesn't like Trump and apparently neither do another 26,000 Republicans. Bear in mind his followers are not on the fringes of the party, but its heart.___

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2016-07-22 20:10:35 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

via +Carl Zimmer 

via +Carl Zimmer ___

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2016-07-22 19:57:00 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

The origin of the EMP doomsday story. Florida man hires hungry writer. The rest is history.

The origin of the EMP doomsday story. Florida man hires hungry writer. The rest is history.___

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2016-07-22 15:31:34 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Arcadia Power is offering a clean energy opt-in.

Arcadia Power is offering a clean energy opt-in.___

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2016-07-21 16:54:17 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

This, posted by one of my former students of FB:

"Melania Trump, it seemed, copied word-for-word several sentences from a 2008 Michelle Obama speech. Many Republican leaders, while avoiding the term “plagiarism,” nevertheless acknowledged the words were duplicative."
No I understand Professor that my essay looked very similar to the Wikipedia article, but it wasn't plagiarism. The words were just duplicative.

So, everyone was so busy with the usage of common words plagiarism by Melania, no one noticed at first that she Rickrolled everyone:

"He will never give up," she said of her husband. "And most importantly, he will never, ever let you down."

I wonder who else they ripped off for her Beautiful Speech___This, posted by one of my former students of FB:

"Melania Trump, it seemed, copied word-for-word several sentences from a 2008 Michelle Obama speech. Many Republican leaders, while avoiding the term “plagiarism,” nevertheless acknowledged the words were duplicative."
No I understand Professor that my essay looked very similar to the Wikipedia article, but it wasn't plagiarism. The words were just duplicative.

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2016-07-21 12:11:01 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

This study will be used to make claims about police violence by people who do not want you to think racial stereotyping is a thing. The study, however, does not examine what these people claim. It's like the "All Lives Matter" meme. A way of looking at a problem so you don't feel guilty about being a privileged asshole citizen.

via +Yonatan Zunger 

If we were to compile statistics on, say, medical mistakes in an effort to make policies that would improve the state of medicine, we wouldn’t get all of our data from written statements by the accused doctors or hospitals. If we wanted to compile data on conflicts of interest in politics, we wouldn’t rely on politicians to self-report and adjudicate when their vote may have been influenced by a campaign donation. But this is essentially what we do with shootings by police officers.___This study will be used to make claims about police violence by people who do not want you to think racial stereotyping is a thing. The study, however, does not examine what these people claim. It's like the "All Lives Matter" meme. A way of looking at a problem so you don't feel guilty about being a privileged asshole citizen.

via +Yonatan Zunger 

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2016-07-20 12:41:50 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Where is it dangerous to live?

via +Sakari Maaranen 

1 in 3,400
That is the share of gun homicides in the U.S. from 2002 to 2014 that occurred in a terrorist attack. In the rest of the world, at least one of every 40 people shot to death died in a terrorist attack.___Where is it dangerous to live?

via +Sakari Maaranen 

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2016-07-20 12:39:55 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

The new economy.
via +Sakari Maaranen 

Every time the world's #solar power doubles, the cost of panels falls 26%___The new economy.
via +Sakari Maaranen 

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2016-07-20 11:27:55 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

One of the more intelligent remarks out of 9GAG.
It may not be significant, but it's likely given world-wide coverage.

___One of the more intelligent remarks out of 9GAG.
It may not be significant, but it's likely given world-wide coverage.

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2016-07-20 11:23:54 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

If you have a man of a certain age who does not have a progressive (ie amenable to social change) outlook, the likelihood of his being an aggressive asshole is very high. Perhaps approaching certainty.

Fox News muss den Chefposten neu besetzen.___If you have a man of a certain age who does not have a progressive (ie amenable to social change) outlook, the likelihood of his being an aggressive asshole is very high. Perhaps approaching certainty.

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2016-07-20 00:32:27 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Snort, giggle, guffaw.

And now for news in the Mobile Device War.
(I still like Android. :)___Snort, giggle, guffaw.

2016-07-19 22:31:21 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

I love my call screener. I haven't got one single unwanted call for months. Crowdsourced database blocks what people find obnoxious. Get a call you don't like? Put it in the website. ZAPO.

I love my call screener. I haven't got one single unwanted call for months. Crowdsourced database blocks what people find obnoxious. Get a call you don't like? Put it in the website. ZAPO.___

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2016-07-19 12:19:20 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Maybe what we need is media that are not based in our country. MSNBC gets Italy, Fox gets Libya, ABC gets England and so on.

Here, you can see BBC taking its duty of Yelling At Americans Doing Stuff Wrong seriously.

Two years ago, on 17 July 2014, Eric Garner died after he was restrained by police officers in New York City.

[...]

The video of Eric Garner's arrest two years ago has since inspired a network of "copwatchers" - ordinary people who film the NYPD in action.

Documentary maker Ben Steele has followed some of the New Yorkers who film the police.___Maybe what we need is media that are not based in our country. MSNBC gets Italy, Fox gets Libya, ABC gets England and so on.

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2016-07-19 11:59:03 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Visual computer website.
#education  

Electronics Enthusiast Spends $53,000 Building a Supercomputer That Only Plays Tetris http://rgn.bz/ogjb

Computer geeks spend ridiculous amounts of money on high-end rigs all the time, but one digital electronics engineer from Cambridge, England, poured a small fortune into building a giant computer that he only uses to play Tetris.

James Newman’s supercomputer took five years to build, cost over $53,000 and takes up an entire room, yet it is a million times slower and has a million times less memory than a typical desktop. That’s because it’s actually just a mega microprocessor. “Computers are quite opaque, looking at them it’s impossible to see how they work. What I would like to do is get inside and see what’s going on,” Newman explains on the Megaprocessor project website. “Trouble is we can’t shrink down small enough to walk inside a silicon chip. But we can go the other way; we can build the thing big enough that we can walk inside it. Not only that we can also put LEDs on everything so we can actually SEE the data moving and the logic happening.” And that’s exactly what he spent the last five decades doing. As of June 22, the Megaprocessor is finally complete.___Visual computer website.
#education  

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2016-07-19 10:55:49 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Great description.

#education  

If you used a Z80 chip back in the 1980's, it almost certainly passed through this room. This photo is of the first Fairchild Sentry 610 test system at Mostek We tested every Z80 chip including Zilog branded ones in this room for many years. (photo from Mostek 1973 databook). We also tested Fairchild F-8 CPU chips, and exotic parts such as the Magnavox "Star" TV tuner chips. It was general purpose and could test RAMs, calculators, and ROMS, though we made our own custom testers for those. This room pretty much did all the heavy lifting on all the early CPU chips. Mostek had a second source license for many of the the popular CPU chips - the Fairchild F-8 series, the Z80, the Intel 8088/6, and the Motorola 68000 family. And we invented the multiplexed DRAM, too.

The machine was a beauty. Going clockwise from the upper left side is the disk drive, a 9 track tape, the Fairchild 24-bit CPU, a terminal and printer, the Sentry 610 Tester ( tall box on the right), and a pair of 64-pin test heads. The door to this temperature and humidity controlled room is on the right, in the back, down the ramp to the right.

The disk was a head-per-track unit, with a large platter rotating on its side. It was 26 inches in diameter and stored 75,000 bits. This particular disk developed flakies in 1974, so I was elected by the bosses to drape it with plastic, crawl under, and spend a shift carefully wiping the surface of it with alcohol. It worked, to my surprise. I remember that the surface looked like raw steel instead of the oxide that I expected..

The tape drive was a nice unit, I think from Honeywell, though over the years the heads got flakier and flakier. We used the alcohol trick on the heads as often as every week.

The CPU was a Sentry 400 series CPU running "Factor", their test language. I still have the test handbook for it. It was 24 bits wide at about 250 Khz. There were two boxes of cards, about 12" X 18", and 12 boards with 2-bit slices per board. You could access it by pulling the black latch on the left side, and swinging open the door. On the front of the CPU was a LED bank behind plexiglas to make das blinkenlights.

I remember this CPU had a "short" and "long" bus that was mapped to the various peripherals. One night it failed to boot, which would cost a few thousand dollars an hour. I assigned a technician in training to fix it and I went off to do something more important. An hour or so later he told me he had found it, but did not know what to do next. He toggled the switches to go to the short data bus, and after a bunch of switch flicking and looking through a file cabinet of documentation, he proved to me he was able to write the necessary data to access the disk via the long data bus and read back the disk register. Sure enough, there was a bit set, which the documents said was the "disk online" bit, and it was off.

"Oh". I turned around, and the "Online" switch was flipped downward on the disk. "Click". It was a great learning lesson in depth of how the CPU worked, for him and me both.

The tester had two doors that could swing open and had removable panels. Each door held three banks of cards of TTL and ECL logic, with a massive 5 foot tall wirewrapped backplane. I once tried to count the IC's in the tester, and came up with around 60,000 chips. You can see the backside of it here. The black door latch for one of the doors can be on the upper left, and both the hinges are clearly visible running down the back. The center panel was filled with large rack mount (and very heavy) power supplies. At the bottom, in the black area, are three phase twist-n-lock 220V power connectors, a bank of 110V AC utility outlets, and cables running to the two test heads. The black panel running horizontally had some test BNC's no one ever used, and a key to power it off and on.

We had to be careful about those AC utility jacks. The tester ground was at -11 volts at several hundred amps. If you clipped a scope to a ground, it would happily melt the insulation off the scope probe until it stunk up the room and pooled on the floor. We had to use a 3-prong adapter with the ground cut off.

This tester had a 100 Mhz internal clock and could test almost any type of IC at 10 Mhz speeds. The tester could DMA test patterns from the disk to the pins of the DUT at full speed, change power supply voltages at megahertz rates, and via microcode running out of ECL RAM, call test subroutines in hardware at the full clock rate. Each test vector looked like a binary 101011..001, 64 bits long, and each bit set an output high or low, or was an expected response. These bits basically were wired to the test pins. Somebody wrote a Z80 cross compiler that made "Set F 10101010101......100101" statements from assembly language, so we could test actual code on the Z80 at full speed. It was very exotic tech for us. We could only compare it to the assembly language PDP-11 testers we typically made. Mostek made all their own custom testers except for these.

The test heads ( one on the left has a chair in front of it) had a circular array of "Pin Electronics' cards. PE cards had a lot of analog circuits for testing the device under test (DUT). I think this particular machine had 64 pin capacity. The DUT was plugged into a 'top hat' that had a "Zip Dip" socket which in turn was attached to the 'Performance Board' that had the loads and any special circuits for that part, which in turn plugged directly onto the circular array of PE cards. This is that square black hole in the middle of the test head. These IC-specific parts could be changed quickly, a new tape loaded by 9-track, and a new test set up in a few minutes.

These test heads were built to hold the very heavy Electroglas wafer testers, too.

Controls On top of the test head is a box with 4 lights and a "test start" button. There were two red and two green lamps. These are a go-no/go set for parametric failures such as continuity and leakage, and a second pair of Red/Green lamps for functional failures. I remember that a particular lot was failed by QC (this happened all the time) but I realized the same oddball part number had been failed a week before, and again before that. There was a pattern to it. A bit of investigation revealed that the new girl that ran the machine did not understand we needed the parts to have TWO green lights. It was a language and training issue. I was afraid that she would get fired when somebody realized that all her work for weeks was no good. But our shift supervisor was fantastic. After explaining to Robert what was wrong, he just told her we had a new procedure now. Two green lights goes in the good pile. Problem solved. And no one ever said another word.

Failure modes It was a beautiful machine, I loved it, and it broke every day. 100Mhz ECL chips got hot and failed often. But it was usually a Pin Electronic card (or 3 or 4) would just die. I would load a tape called 'TVFY6' and spot the problem in a few minutes. I eventually realized that a lot of bad PE cards happened just before or after lunch. It was caused by people sorting change on top of the machines, which would drop inside and Zzzzzzzt things. Thankfully, our warranty for this tester got us PE card repair for free. But one day Fairchild refused to send us any more. They claimed we had hundreds of them that were unaccounted for, and had never returned them for repair. We eventually found out that our boss had been hoarding them in his filing cabinet. He got fired that very same day. So me and my techs got to work a lot overtime to repair them. I ended up making more money as an hourly tech than a lot of engineers from all that overtime. I loved that machine, for lots of reasons.

Circuit Breakers tripping As was the group leader in the repair department from 1974 until 1979, I had to watch over everything about this machine. There had been mysterious catastrophic power supply circuit breaker trips on multiple weekends. One night, around 11 PM, I heard the (very loud) alarms go off. I headed up the ramp in the rear, and passed a janitor running down that ramp while dragging a floor buffer behind him. I finally realized he was plugging it into the tester utility AC outlet in that black area where cables come out and was tripping the circuit breakers. That incident got people's attention. Facilities finally made us very nice laminated plywood custom covers for that bottom area and covered that problematic area around the DUT, too.

I loved this machine Mostek sent me out for factory training to repair them in September of 1975. I still have the certificates on my wall. It was quite thrilling to be on a company expense account (for an entire month!) in San Jose, the heart of Silicon Valley when I was just 21 years old. I had already worked on them for two years, so the class was a breeze and I had every afternoon off.

tl;dr This Fairchild Sentry 610 tester was a kick-ass Z80 tester.___Great description.

#education  

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2016-07-18 16:34:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

You were confused. Join the police. They get things done.

You were confused. Join the police. They get things done.___

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2016-07-18 16:27:56 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Ken Ham a liar? This is my shocked face. -_-

Ken Ham a liar? This is my shocked face. -_-___

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2016-07-18 16:15:56 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

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2016-07-18 16:12:32 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

How should the teaching of Stoic values be situated in the institution?
+Meg Tufano  +George Station and +Laura Gibbs I'm wondering if the education reform narrative of introducing grit into the institution as a value is essentially throwing children into the deep end of the pool without the proper instruction. Is "grit" a poor framing of Stoicism?

Updated STOICON '16 program now available! https://howtobeastoic.wordpress.com/stoicon/___How should the teaching of Stoic values be situated in the institution?
+Meg Tufano  +George Station and +Laura Gibbs I'm wondering if the education reform narrative of introducing grit into the institution as a value is essentially throwing children into the deep end of the pool without the proper instruction. Is "grit" a poor framing of Stoicism?

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2016-07-18 13:45:47 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

+Marc Abrahams This is your day. Enjoy.

via +Andres Soolo 

Heh...};-) "Yes, there is a science of Pokémon—specifically, a 2012 satirical study that appeared in the humorous journal, Annals of Improbable Research entitled, “A Phylogeny and Evolutionary History of the Pokémon.” The authors—then a group of budding young entomologists at the University of Caifornia Davis—traced the evolutionary history of the 646 fictional species of “pocket monsters,” even creating an impressive 16-generation phylogenetic or evolutionary tree."___+Marc Abrahams This is your day. Enjoy.

via +Andres Soolo 

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2016-07-18 13:36:24 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Is this some evidence that the spirit of generosity is not a fact and that charity is not a dependable resource? CNN reporting an Oxfam report. Not sourced from opinion or inner moral resources. Not a moral argument, but a practical measure of it.

Nice.___Is this some evidence that the spirit of generosity is not a fact and that charity is not a dependable resource? CNN reporting an Oxfam report. Not sourced from opinion or inner moral resources. Not a moral argument, but a practical measure of it.

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2016-07-18 13:11:49 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

+SpaceX is full of nerds!

+SpaceX is full of nerds!___

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2016-07-18 00:31:22 (24 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

If this is liberal propaganda, I'm all for it.
Narratives from the right are vapid. They contain nothing. No substance. Just dreams of a better foot. <-- Bizarre.
Actually that was the title of a print I did once.

via +George Station 

___If this is liberal propaganda, I'm all for it.
Narratives from the right are vapid. They contain nothing. No substance. Just dreams of a better foot. <-- Bizarre.
Actually that was the title of a print I did once.

via +George Station 

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2016-07-16 16:06:36 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

President Obama published an analysis of health care reform in JAMA.
People are saying it's peer reviewed and a major journal. I want to point out that JAMA is a medical journal not a scientific journal. Also Obama did not have co-authors which I find to be troubling.

However, that said it is really all about money and access which are measurable and not about the mere rhetoric used to oppose it.

via a bunch of people including +Marla Caldwell and +George Station 

President Obama published an analysis of health care reform in JAMA.
People are saying it's peer reviewed and a major journal. I want to point out that JAMA is a medical journal not a scientific journal. Also Obama did not have co-authors which I find to be troubling.

However, that said it is really all about money and access which are measurable and not about the mere rhetoric used to oppose it.

via a bunch of people including +Marla Caldwell and +George Station ___

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2016-07-16 15:45:45 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

#education  

___ #education  

2016-07-15 12:26:43 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

+Kiki Sanford​ so after the talk about birds singing and predation paid attention to the coots this morning it seems that at least when they have babies every time I walk by one of them starts making noise. Why can't they keep their beaks shut so people won't eat them? So strange. How can this be adaptive? Sorry about the mistakes I'm walking by the couch boots. C TS.

+Kiki Sanford​ so after the talk about birds singing and predation paid attention to the coots this morning it seems that at least when they have babies every time I walk by one of them starts making noise. Why can't they keep their beaks shut so people won't eat them? So strange. How can this be adaptive? Sorry about the mistakes I'm walking by the couch boots. C TS.___

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2016-07-14 15:46:45 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

+Robert Anstett​ the Egyptian geese and having a family reunion. I have never seen so many.

+Robert Anstett​ the Egyptian geese and having a family reunion. I have never seen so many.___

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2016-07-11 21:07:02 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Open Access to unreliable literature is better than what we have now, but  we also need to improve the quality of what is published.

Open Access to unreliable literature is better than what we have now, but  we also need to improve the quality of what is published.___

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2016-07-11 20:53:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

The real WTO
#education  

via +George Station 

Last night I watched a comedian talk about how everything about our lives in the 21st century has become a performance, thanks to social media.

Then I watched a couple of friends replace their toilet on Facebook Live while dressed as the Mario Bros. They did shots and raised money for charity (specifically, http://www.worldtoilet.org) while people watched, gave advice, cracked endless toilet jokes.

Using the world's most powerful information tool to watch people install toilets on a Friday night. The futurists never saw that one coming.___The real WTO
#education  

via +George Station 

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2016-07-09 21:59:23 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

#education  

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2016-07-03 23:46:19 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

#education

Lately I am spending some time doing metaprogramming with Python. Here, a very nice post on the topic.

http://blog.thedigitalcatonline.com/blog/2015/04/23/python-decorators-metaprogramming-with-style/___#education

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2016-07-03 19:06:37 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

LOL. But so true. The US is in the same boat.

Credit Suisse CEO: Brexit vote a product of UK's 'chronic lack of investment in education'___LOL. But so true. The US is in the same boat.

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2016-07-01 19:55:15 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

+Ted Houk​ when I see deer, I see lots of them. Near Deming NM.

+Ted Houk​ when I see deer, I see lots of them. Near Deming NM.___

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2016-06-30 02:08:33 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Would have been fun more if it were cerium oxide.
Via +Kahil Nettleton​

This just in: The bright material in the center of a crater on dwarf planet #Ceres is... sodium carbonate, a kind of salt, the highest concentration ever seen outside Earth. The upwelling of this material suggests that temperatures inside Ceres are warmer than previously believed. It also suggests that liquid water may have existed beneath the surface of Ceres in recent geological time. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/292WQEs___Would have been fun more if it were cerium oxide.
Via +Kahil Nettleton​

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2016-06-29 05:04:55 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Notice the source.

___Notice the source.

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2016-06-29 02:21:17 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Essential reference reading on any race baiting candidate.

Scholars take another run at the #TrumpSyllabus  to counter the +Chronicle of Higher Education version

#Election2016   #race   #college  ___Essential reference reading on any race baiting candidate.

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2016-06-28 12:16:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

A little overcast this morning

A little overcast this morning___

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2016-06-27 12:09:30 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Nice morning view in El Paso. It rained yesterday.

Nice morning view in El Paso. It rained yesterday.___

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2016-06-25 11:50:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

#education  

Arduino simulator puts you in the driver’s seat of a toy car: http://bit.ly/28Uttdo___ #education  

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2016-06-25 11:39:17 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Dear Donald, don't let reality smack you in the rump on the way out.
Yesterday I was on 95 and 5 Trump supporters were standing on an overpass waving signs. How can they even?
It's in the Guardian:
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/24/alex-salmond-second-scottish-independence-referendum-is-certain

https://twitter.com/lilyallen/status/746274166261813248

:)___Dear Donald, don't let reality smack you in the rump on the way out.
Yesterday I was on 95 and 5 Trump supporters were standing on an overpass waving signs. How can they even?
It's in the Guardian:
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/24/alex-salmond-second-scottish-independence-referendum-is-certain

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2016-06-24 21:40:11 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Irony of the day award.
I'm sitting in a lab full of my high schoolers this morning while they listen to a pitch from the admissions folks at the private university kindly hosting our camp, and this comes up, and I start to lol.
I snorted.

___Irony of the day award.
I'm sitting in a lab full of my high schoolers this morning while they listen to a pitch from the admissions folks at the private university kindly hosting our camp, and this comes up, and I start to lol.
I snorted.

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2016-06-24 14:31:22 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

The US has a special place to keep the stupid. It's called the Bible Belt.

I was lucky to have visited the U.K.while it was part of the family. Yet again, future visits seem to promise much cheaper prices there.___The US has a special place to keep the stupid. It's called the Bible Belt.

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2016-06-24 14:07:57 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

"'I'm the only person in the room who can look at the scattered [wartime production] sites and instantly recognize them as sites of racial segregation. Because what gets remembered is determined by who’s in the room doing the remembering,' she told her audience. She sat, straight-spined, on a tall backless stool, drawing connections between historical eras with a perspective from not only her own nine decades of life but also from the long lives of relatives, including her great-grandmother, who was born a slave and survived until 1948."

This. This is why drawing on diverse resources and backgrounds is so vitally important to understanding history and its lingering effects in the present.

"'I'm the only person in the room who can look at the scattered [wartime production] sites and instantly recognize them as sites of racial segregation. Because what gets remembered is determined by who’s in the room doing the remembering,' she told her audience. She sat, straight-spined, on a tall backless stool, drawing connections between historical eras with a perspective from not only her own nine decades of life but also from the long lives of relatives, including her great-grandmother, who was born a slave and survived until 1948."

This. This is why drawing on diverse resources and backgrounds is so vitally important to understanding history and its lingering effects in the present.___

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2016-06-24 13:53:05 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

I wonder if "Lord" Monckton is kicking back today? This validates his opinion of the British people.

From the comments at the Financial Times, on the #Brexit .___I wonder if "Lord" Monckton is kicking back today? This validates his opinion of the British people.

2016-06-23 17:57:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Enjoying the amazing lab.


Enjoying the amazing lab.
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