The NSA “is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world.” (Washington Post)
Join us in protesting the National Security Agency’s wide-ranging invasion of privacy.
Do not allow the NSA to push us around, survery us, bully us, or intimidate us. Call Congress and tell them that we will not live like this.
Bill Nye strikes again… with SCIENCE.
Preach on, Brother Sagan!
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These are dark times, where the law has been reduced to rubble, and it’s up to us to restore it to its former glory.
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30 years ago, these words rang out on TVs across the country that were tuned in to Super Bowl XVIII:
"On January 24, Apple Computer will introduce Macintosh. And you’ll see why 1984 won’t be like ‘1984’."
30 years ago today, a revolution began. Not with guns or overthrowing, but with a simple *BEEEEP*, and a friendly message…
The GUI had come into the home. And computing as we know was about to change profoundly. Happy 30th, Macintosh.
HUNTINGTON PARK, CALIF. — On a rainbow-colored rug in a predominantly Latino neighborhood six miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, 26 fidgety second graders are reading a phonics passage about helping wildlife. Some detect the main idea quickly, shooting their hands in the air. Others need more time and attention. The teacher, Mark Montero, asks questions trying to keep everyone on track.
After 10 minutes, it’s time to do things a different way. Montero shines a red beam of light on the wall, signaling to students to take their positions.
“Computer captain, please say, ‘All aboard,’” announces Montero, who favors iPads and laser pointers to paper and chalk.
“All aboard!” replies Abigail Bueno, a 7-year-old with long dark braids and a dimpled smile.
Soon, the class has split in two groups based on their particular learning needs. On the rug, Montero leads 13 students in learning about the long vowel “I” sound. At computers along the wall, the others strap on headphones and start reading books from a digital library program.
Here at the charter school Aspire Titan Academy, a principal, 12 teachers, and more than 300 students have signed on to a controversial learning revolution. For nearly three hours a day, they are trading large group instruction for a more personalized approach, one that relies on technology to help with teaching.
Read more. [Image: Michael Kooren/Reuters]
Source: The Atlantic
When Betelgeuse goes….it’s possible this could be the resulting aftermath….
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Congratulations Drupal, on your 13th birthday today!
Drupal is one of my favorite technologies as a DevOps guy, and in spite of the maddening hell of migration and administration, I am fiercely loyal to it.
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