As I watch TED talks, the ones I wish to share will be scheduled to post here on Tuesdays. This has been happening the past few weeks, but I wanted to point it out in case anyone looking for them wishes to watch out for them. Also, I watched some of TEDxAtlanta live yesterday. All… Continue reading TED Tuesdays
No, a person cannot catch a computer virus. But, as more wireless technology is implanted in people, I can see worse things being done. Given an example was the exact model of a former vice president of the United State’s pacemaker, I can see the Secret Service going into fits figuring out how to prevent… Continue reading TED Talk: All your devices can be hacked
So many of my favorite sites languished then died because another company bought them. TheÂ Posterous acquistion by TwitterÂ therefore is not good news. I would not place Posterous as my favorite blog platform. Given in a couple years it will be dead, I guess it never will be.
My favorite quote from the video below. We should learn from history about the destruction of books. When I was fifteen years old, Hitler burned books in the streets of Berlin. So I learned then how dangerous it all was because if you didn’t have books and the ability to read, then you could not… Continue reading A Conversation with Ray Bradbury
The adult table was the place to be growing up. I knew a story was particularly good when an adult looked at me, looked at my Mom, and my Mom asked me to leave the room AND close the door. I became pretty good at silently listening at that or another door (or the window… Continue reading Family Stories
The Hidden Cause of Aimless Surfing Why It’s Cheaper to Go to Harvard than a California State School Could Many Universities Follow Borders Bookstores Into Oblivion? Should Libraries Get Out of the eBook Business?
I to really need to pick up Susan Cain’s book Quiet. I watched her talk at Leading@GoogleÂ a couple weeks ago because I could not find her TED. Now the TED is available. My family very much was the one where we would hang out together reading. I’ve always been the one to hang back andÂ watch… Continue reading TED Talk: The power of introverts
As we browse the Web, our browsers picks up cookies. Many sites will give our browser advertiser’s cookies. More importantly, the advertiser’s servers can look to see whether we have their cookies and where we obtained them. This is how they record our browsing habits. The more places they advertise, the better they are able… Continue reading Collusion on Firefox
In case the above video does not work, it is available at Youtube Optical Illusion: Reverse Mindwarp
Scholars Seek Better Ways to Track Impact Online Mind your language:Â How linguistic software helps companies catch crooks – The newish trend ofÂ analytics in education is from increasing government scrutiny. One might start looking for signs students will attempt to cheat? As it is, the lack of looking for them boasting about cheating is a major… Continue reading Weekly Roundup for Mar 2, 2012