14 Matching Annotations
  1. Jul 2018
  2. Apr 2018
    1. Compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”)

      points awarded for a specific FERPA stanza. Unclear what kinds of educational records may be made available to the service.

    2. What other parties can see me on Poll Everywhere?

      this, in essence, waters down basically everything about a privacy policy. It is at the point of 3rd-party involvement where the wheels fall off the cart.

    3. Updated March 23, 2018

      also recent update.

    1. Effective: February 23rd, 2018

      fairly recent effective date for this policy is a good sign. some of these from other companies can get rather stale.

    2. Don't rip off our stuff.

      tone is interesting. It's engaging, but the 'thou shalt not' nature of these assertions, combined with this language, is a little intimidating, also. It would be nice to see this same tone applied to a summary statement of how Poll Everywhere was looking out for user data protection, etc.

    3. Friendly summary

      this is a good way to start.

  3. Mar 2018
    1. TAVROS NITRAM

      wiki etc etc no spoilers

      "Tavros" is Greek for "bull" and is also the Modern Greek pronunciation of the name "Taurus." His name resembles that of the Doctor Who villain Davros, the wheelchair-bound creator of the Daleks [...] "Nitram" is "Martin" written backwards. There are two possible connections for this. Operation Taurus was the name of a planned prosecution by the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) against Martin McGuinness, and Mary Martin played Peter Pan in the 1954 musical.

      http://mspaintadventures.wikia.com/wiki/Tavros_Nitram

  4. Jun 2017
  5. May 2017
  6. Mar 2017
    1. Pacific Science Congress

      The Pacific Science Congress is in core meeting for the Pacific Science Association. These meetings take place every four years in various locations throughout the Asia- Pacific Rim and Basin. Various scientists, at different levels of expertise, present at the congress. Presentations are based on the central theme and have anywhere between 1000 and 2000 people in attendance. Each meeting has a President and a Secretary-General who represent them. The first meeting took place between August 2 and 20, 1920 in Honolulu, HI. The meetings and the

      Starting in 1969, there have been twelve Pacific Science Inter-Congresses. These meetings are smaller and focus on a more central theme. They, like the Pacific Science Congresses, take place every four years, staggered between them. They also are located in similar locations in the Pacific region.

      The article quotes Dr. Ian McTaggart-Cowan, who was speaking on August 26, 1975, during the 13th Pacific Science Congress in Vancouver, Canada at the University of British Columbia. Dr. McTaggart Cowan was the President for this meeting. For that year, the Pacific Science Congress's theme was “Sublethal Effects of Pollution on Aquatic Organisms”. Since this meeting, there hasn’t been another meeting in Canada or one with focus on the issues Arctic Canada faces. The most recent congress took place summer of 2016 in Taipai, Taiwan, with the theme “Sceince, Technology, and Innovation: Building a Sustainable Future in Asia and the Pacific.” These meetings are so important because they bring together a group of scientists with similar studies and interests. By presenting and sharing their ideas, scientists can work together to have a conscious and sustainable Pacific.

      Annotated from the Pacific Science Association's website www.pacificscience.org.

    1. What is the connection between the mind and the world by which events in the mind mean other events in the world?

      Gerard de Nerval:

      "I have never felt any rest in sleep. For a few seconds I am numbed, then a new life begins, freed from the conditions of time and space, and doubtless similar to that state which awaits us after death. Who knows if there is not some link between those two existences and if it is not possible for the soul to unite them now?"

  7. Sep 2015
    1. Behind Closed Doors: 'Colorism' in the Caribbean

      Interesting Interview of how being black is perceived in the Caribbean, more specifically in the Dominican Republic.

  8. Jul 2015
    1. attempted to negotiate with white business leaders there. When those negotiations broke down because of promises the white men broke, the SCLC planned to protest through “direct action.” Before beginning protests, however, they underwent a period of “self-purification,” to determine whether they were ready to work nonviolently,