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  1. Last 7 days
    1. tes due to their particularly large collision cross-sectional area. Because of their small diameter, tethers of a normal design may have a high probability of being severed by impacts with relatively small meteoroids and orbital debris. The resulting tether remnants may pose additional risks to operating spacecraft.


    1. granting pedagogical privilege to an edtech that convinces us the pedagogical arc of the universe bends towards analytics, assessment, and grading—these silence student voices by omitting them.
  2. Jun 2022
    1. I mean process is critical now more than ever by so I have a I have a little sign over my computer it says protect the process and the results will take care

      Protect the Process - Dan Brown

    1. Barzun has observed that “the vulgarity of mankind,” in the sense of the common man’s intense awareness of life—life with all its brief pleasures and bruising shocks—“is not only a source of art but the ultimate one.”
    1. O sir, we should have fine times, indeed, if, to punish tyrants, it were only sufficient to assemble the people! Your arms, wherewith you could defend yourselves, are gone; and you have no longer an aristocratical, no longer a democratical spirit. Did you ever read of any revolution in a nation, brought about by the punishment of those in power, inflicted by those who had no power at all? You read of a riot act in a country which is called one of the freest in the world, where a few neighbors cannot assemble without the risk of being shot by a hired soldiery, the engines of despotism. We may see such an act in America.

      Oh the ironies of this as he was talking about a small proportion of the population at the time, a large swath of which (namely enslaved persons with no power) had no arms to protect themselves against him.

      His definition of "freemen" was painfully limiting for someone speaking about freedom in such lofty terms.

  3. May 2022
    1. put them where they fit and construct the bridge out of more linesthat come up within the last couple of years . . . ‘Blank Space’ wasthe culmination of all my best ones one after the other.”

      In an interview about how she wrote the smash hit “Blank Space,”3 Swift says, “I’ll be going about my daily life and I’ll think, ‘Wow, so we only have two real options in relationships—it’s going to be forever or it’s going to go down in flames,’ so I’ll jot that down in my notes . . . I’ll come up with a line that I think is clever like ‘Darling I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream’ and I just pick them and

      NME, “Taylor Swift—How I Wrote My Massive Hit ‘Blank Space,’ ”NME.com, October 9, 2015, YouTube video, 3:58, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bYUDY4lmls

      link to Eminem and "stacking ammo"

  4. Apr 2022
    1. “We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior.” Stephen Covey This statement, made by author Stephen Covey

      It doesn't look like it; seems that Covey actually wrote "motives", not "intentions", and the maxim is not original to him https://quoteinvestigator.com/2015/03/19/judge-others/

  5. Mar 2022
    1. The total amount of money lost by blockchain hackers is about $ 25,295,753,270.63 Total hack events 662

      A list of known blockchain hack events.

    1. That’s why the famous quote by Henry Ford is so famous, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.”
  6. Feb 2022
    1. “Language is a code of visual-auditory symbols that serves the psycho-epistemological function of converting concepts into the mental equivalent of concretes. Language is the exclusive domain of concepts. Every word we use (with the exception of proper names) is a symbol that denotes a concept, i.e., that stands for an unlimited number of concretes of a certain kind.” —(Rand, ITOE, Ch.2)

      Intro to Objectivist Epistemology - Rand

    1. உண்மை என ஒன்று இருந்தால் அது அனைவரும் அறியக்கூடியதாக இருக்காது, அவ்வாறு இருந்திருந்தால் அனைவருமே அதை அறிந்திருப்பார்கள்”, “உண்மை கரும்பாறை போன்றது.”
  7. Jan 2022
    1. Highlights (yellow): great for noting down any phrases that are especially clever or beautiful. We also use them for sentences that capture the crux of an argument. You can then use these highlights as fertiliser if you choose to make HQ&A Notes later.

      Temporal tagging Jump note

    1. Silappadikaram means ‘The Story of the Anklet’, silambu being the anklet worn by young, unmarried Tamil girls in ancient times that was removed on their wedding day. So silambu is a metaphor for virginity and innocence, which later became the insignia of the pathni cult (the worship of chastity).

      Theme and values in Silappadikaram (story of anklet)

      => why kannagi was called pathni/karpukku arasi (Queen of chastity)

    1. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Michelangelo Buonarroti, Renaissance artist

      Towards a science of goals

    1. And here in the wild I have you: two halflings, and a host of men at my call, and the Ring of Rings. A pretty stroke of fortune! A chance for Faramir, Captain of Gondor, to show his quality!'.... He stood up, very tall and stern, his grey eyes glinting.
    1. Internal developer platforms are like snowflakes, in that no two are the same.


    1. For that matter, he admits, “It’s struck me that, actually, polemic very rarely changes people’s minds about anything.” He says so as a former columnist? “A recovering former columnist, yes.” He laughs. “It’s not just that polemic doesn’t change people’s minds. It says nothing about the texture of lived experience. People are complex and nuanced, they don’t live polemically.”

      Something to keep in mind about everyday life.

    1. Simone de Beauvoir said that when she became an atheist, it felt like the world had fallen silent.


      Is there a link to religion and the connection and potential conversation provided by it that provides an evolutionary advantage? Is there a psychological change in attention or self-consciousness?

  8. Nov 2021
    1. The most beautiful and deepest experience a man can have is the sense of the mysterious.
  9. Sep 2021
    1. . . . the Nuer have no expression equivalent to "time" in our language, and they cannot, therefore, as we can, speak of time as though it were something actual, which passes, can be wasted, can be saved, and so forth. I do not think that they ever experience the same feeling of fighting against time or of having to co-ordinate activities with an abstract passage of time because their points of reference are mainly the activities themselves, which are generally of a leisurely character. Events follow a logical order, but they are not controlled by an abstract system, there being no autonomous points of reference to which activities have to conform with precision. Nuer are fortunate. 129 O

      129 E. Evans-Pritchard, op. cit., p. 103.

    1. If you have always wanted to know what it feels like to get stuck in a nonconsensual, one-way conversation with a libertarian high-school debate captain who’s more in love with his own brain than you will ever be with anyone or anything, Greenwald has just done you a great service. (I can already hear the debate captain shouting “point of personal privilege,” so I’ll try to steer clear of ad hominem from here on out.)
  10. Jul 2021
    1. Wotengni—it’s a way of saying ‘I love you’ in Mandarin that translates to ‘I hurt for you.’ It’s as if the sinews of pain are embedded in the very language of loving and being loved.


  11. Jun 2021
    1. The Future's Here, But Unevenly Distributed

      The title here is a reference to the William Gibson quote "The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed."

  12. Apr 2021
  13. Mar 2021
    1. “It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe."  --Muhammad Ali
    1. “That’s why we’re rolling up our sleeves to register conservative-leaning voters who have been overlooked, to regularly engage more communities, and to strengthen election integrity across our state.”

      It's interesting that Loeffler mentions increasing the overlooked conservative's vote-- it does make me wonder if her reaction would have been the same had she won. Furthermore, this is where Blow begins his examples of conservative leaders and their takes on recent election results (exemplification).

  14. Feb 2021
    1. Worlds Chat and many other such spaces are relics exemplifying the boundless imagination of an earlier era of the internet. Documenting these worlds does more than highlight history that could otherwise be lost; it preserves a time when users were creators and not products. 

      Ik zou het iets breder willen zien. Het was een tijd dat internetgebruikers bijna standaard ook creeëren ipv alleen consumeren en data afstaan. De naald was meer die kant uitgeslagen

    1. It may be urged that they are only fit to be placed in the hands of a being who has learned to control himself, and that man armed with science is like a baby with a box of matches.

      Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun.

      — Paul Ehrlich

    1. “It’s simple. To be a learner, you’ve got to be willing to be a fool.”
    1. 德勒兹曾说:「世上只有一种反对是有效的,那就是,说明对方提出的问题不是好问题,应该换个方式来提」。


    1. I take my own definition of the word “community” from educational theorists Etienne and Beverly Wenger: “communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do, and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” I like this definition because it is so broad while capturing a really specific truth about groups.
  15. Jan 2021
    1. In an age of frequent upgrades and instant downloads, it is nice to come across a work of art containing an ancient line of thought and a modern message.

      A nice quote by Christopher Torr - a member of the Department of Economics in the School of Economics and Finance at the University of Witwatersrand.

  16. Dec 2020
    1. Don’t write to sound smart. Write to be useful. If you’re useful over a long time period, you will end up looking smart anyway.— James Clear
    1. I just write what I want. I write what amuses me. It’s totally for myself. I never in my wildest dreams expected this popularity.– J.K. Rowling
  17. Nov 2020
    1. No, I’ve never been a fan of Facebook, as you probably know. I’ve never been a big Zuckerberg fan. I think he’s a real problem. I think ——

      Joe Biden is geen fan van Facebook

  18. Oct 2020
    1. Place gold coins along the path.– Roy Peter Clark
    2. The process of writing your second draft is the process of making it look like you knew what you were doing all along.– Neil Gaiman
    1. The brain is no place for serious thinking. If you're thinking about something important and complicated, write it down.– Jack Altman
    2. When you write a first draft, you write it for yourself. When you rewrite it, you write it for everyone else.– Stephen King
    1. Another feature that has been requested almost since the start, and which I keep rejecting is quoting messages.
    1. Why I Change My System All the TimeI don’t really know, but I think it’s related to the Hindu concept of creative destruction.

      Mooie term, klinkt bekend.

  19. Sep 2020
    1. “My advice is really this: what we hear the philosophers saying and what we find in their writings should be applied in our pursuit of the happy life. We should hunt out the helpful pieces of teaching and the spirited and noble-minded sayings which are capable of immediate practical application–not far far-fetched or archaic expressions or extravagant metaphors and figures of speech–and learn them so well that words become works.”

      quote #Seneca

    1. Among many analogues to the twentieth century, one might note that the very scientists who discovered the fundamental principles of relativity and physical uncertainty upon which Paul's teachings are based are considered purveyors of an absolute, priestly knowledge too difficult for the uninitiated public to understand.

      Quote by Feynam is relevant here

      "Right. I don't believe in the idea that there are a few peculiar people capable of understanding math, and the rest of the world is normal. Math is a human discovery, and it's no more complicated than humans can understand. I had a calculus book once that said, ‘What one fool can do, another can." What we've been able to work out about nature may look abstract and threatening to someone who hasn't studied it, but it was fools who did it, and in the next generation, all the fools will understand it. There's a tendency to pomposity in all this, to make it deep and profound." - Richard Feynman, Omni 1979

    2. Leto's vision goes much further, to a new evolutionary step in the history of mankind in which each individual will create his own myth, and solidarity will not be the solidarity of leaders and followers, but of all men as equal dreamers of the infinite.

      I just like the phrase, "...equal dreamers of the infinite".

    1. If the Web is governed by a single corporation, it will start looking like that corporation’s vision of the Web, ultimately limiting its own potential. Trading short term gain on new shiny features for long term vision.

      Door het web open te houden is er op lange termijn meer mogelijk. De beperkende factor wordt anders de visie van de eigenaar en de korte termijn eisen van aandeelhouders en trendwatchers.

    1. What makes a garden is interesting. It's personal. Things are organized and orderly, but with a touch of chaos around the edges.

      Mooie quote. "a touch of chaos around the edges"

  20. Aug 2020
    1. The mass surveillance and factory farming of human beings on a global scale is the business model of people farmers like Facebook and Google. It is the primary driver of the socioeconomic system we call surveillance capitalism.
    1. Twitter20 Now imagine a party except the party is also a war where no one can die but everyone can feel pain. Like a WWII battleground set to dubstep. Now also imagine everyone is screaming at the top of their lungs. Now also imagine there is a man-baby who rules over this hellscape and is constantly whining bout people’s feelings getting hurt. Now also imagine that this same man-baby is drinking a goblet of entrails

      Een prima weergave wat Twitter deze dagen is...

    1. A Beginner’s Guide to the Internet’s Opportunity Machine The internet is a money printer for smart people willing to share their ideas online.

      Geweldig taalgebruik.

    1. “We’re limiting ourselves in thinking about bitcoin as just money, or as just transactional exchanges. It is so much more. We have to start thinking, not just money, but a full digital rights network, a full transaction network for FILES that link to redeemable contracts. Then we’ll start actually understanding what this is all about.” — Satoshi Nakamoto to Nick Szabo, 2015
    1. As a result, I end up quoting multiple people, sometimes quoting several people back-to-back, before even writing my reply. In those instances it feels like I'm not properly citing those individuals. I feel like it might seem I'm not providing new readers appropriate context for a given quote. It might also be implied that separate quotes are from the same person, leading to mis-attribution.
  21. Apr 2020
  22. Feb 2020
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    1. annotation serves five equally important, and sometimes overlapping purposes: Providing information, sharing commentary, expressing power, sparking conversation, and aiding learning.

      five purposes

    2. And when Sam Anderson wrote his 2011 essay What I Really Want Is Someone Rolling Around in the Text, he recalled experiencing annotation as additive, useful, social, a means to collaborate with a text, and as “meta-conversation running in the margins.”

      meta conversation running in the margins

  24. Jan 2020
    1. I have observed something else under the sun. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time. — Ecclesiastes 9:11
    1. This quote from Richard Feynman is at the top of my blog’s landing page: I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.

      Inspiration to maintain a research blog

    1. When we don’t feel confident in our code, it is tempting to attach our sense of self-worth and professional pride to something that can be measured.

      Great code related quote by Dan Abramob

  25. Dec 2019
    1. Fate leads the willing and drags along the reluctant.― Seneca

      That's a great quote. How life can take us further.

  26. Nov 2019
    1. The particular occasion of this lecture, combined with the chief practical problem which economists have to face today, have made the choice of its topic almost inevitable. On the one hand the still recent establishment of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science marks a significant step in the process by which, in the opinion of the general public, economics has been conceded some of the dignity and prestige of the physical sciences. On the other hand, the economists are at this moment called upon to say how to extricate the free world from the serious threat of accelerating inflation which, it must be admitted, has been brought about by policies which the majority of economists recommended and even urged governments to pursue. We have indeed at the moment little cause for pride: as a profession we have made a mess of things.
    2. It seems to me that this failure of the economists to guide policy more successfully is closely connected with their propensity to imitate as closely as possible the procedures of the brilliantly successful physical sciences – an attempt which in our field may lead to outright error. It is an approach which has come to be described as the “scientistic” attitude – an attitude which, as I defined it some thirty years ago, “is decidedly unscientific in the true sense of the word, since it involves a mechanical and uncritical application of habits of thought to fields different from those in which they have been formed.”1
  27. Oct 2019
    1. I do not see him in this light. I do not think that any one who has pored over the contents of that box which he packed up when he finally left Cambridge in 1696 and which, though partly dispersed, have come down to us, can see him like that. Newton was not the first of the age of reason. He was the last of the magicians, the last of the Babylonians and Sumerians, the last great mind which looked out on the visible and intellectual world with the same eyes as those who began to build our intellectual inheritance rather less than 10,000 years ago. Isaac Newton, a posthumous child bom with no father on Christmas Day, 1642, was the last wonderchild to whom the Magi could do sincere and appropriate homage.
  28. Sep 2019
    1. Ich betrachte das Bewusstsein als grundlegend. Ich betrachte Materie als Ableitung vom Bewusstsein. Wir können nicht hinter das Bewusstsein kommen. Alles, worüber wir reden, alles, was wir für existent halten, postuliert das Bewusstsein.
    1. I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.
    1. Evolution, as we understand it, and as it must be studied by the human intellect, is the story of the evolution of consciousness, and not the story of the evolution of the form. This latter evolution is implicit in the other, and of secondary importance from the occult angle. ~Alice Bailey

    1. Eine neue wissenschaftliche Wahrheit pflegt sich nicht in der Weise durchzusetzen, daß ihre Gegner überzeugt werden und sich als belehrt erklären, sondern vielmehr dadurch, daß ihre Gegner allmählich aussterben und daß die heranwachsende Generation von vornherein mit der Wahrheit vertraut gemacht ist.A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
    1. è un’umanità alla deriva che contrasta con la cosmesi del nostro mondo, che ha rimosso la malattia, la povertà e la morte come ombre di un passato oscuro, di una preistoria della civiltà. Tutti i veri medici che si ribellano e accettano la sfida dell’accoglienza non fanno soltanto una scelta etica di giustizia, ma scelgono di riconoscere la loro stessa condizione di fragilità, di precarietà nei naufraghi, che portano la cruda verità della condizione umana, che non può essere oscurata dalle mille luci del finto benessere occidentale. Ciò che di inquietante portano con loro i migranti è quello straniero residente, come sostiene Donatella DI Cesare, che ciascuno di noi è, e che scuote dalle fondamenta l’illusione che ciascuno di noi coltiva, di possedere qualcosa e di essere realmente abitante di un luogo in maniera permanente e stabile.


    2. Bartolo e Rieux sono dei revoltés, dei rivoltosi, e nella natura del revolté non c’è soltanto la resistenza ma qualcosa di più. E’ lo stesso Camus che chiarisce la figura del revolté in uno dei suoi saggi più controversi. L’uomo in rivolta è l’uomo che dice No, lo schiavo che si ribella, il proletario che non vuole più essere sfruttato, l’uomo che non accetta di essere umiliato. Ma nel momento in cui l’uomo pronuncia il No, perché un confine è stato superato, accede a un piano di vita superiore, perché l’uomo in rivolta si rivolta per combattere un’ingiustizia, ma lo fa in nome di un valore che trascende la sua persona. L’uomo in rivolta combatte per l’uomo e per la sua dignità e da quel momento la sua battaglia diventa collettiva, ed è per questo che Camus può riscrivere la formula cartesiana penso dunque sono, in mi rivolto dunque siamo.


    1. The Executive [Lincoln] is frequently compelled to affix his signature to bills of the highest importance, much of which he regards as wholly at war with the national interests.
  29. Aug 2019
    1. Rather than seeing your perspectives as truth, try to see them as representing one view among many.
  30. Jul 2019
    1. The Apple of Steve Jobs needed HyperCard-like products like the Monsanto Company needs a $100 home genetic-engineering set.
    1. Such are great historical men—whose own particular aims involve those large issues which are the will of the World-Spirit.
    1. how can we convey to such students the deep engagement we feel with challenging literary texts? I argue that we cannot do this effectively if our teaching does not take place in the zone of proximal development, that is, if we are focused exclusively on print close reading.
    2. [t]here may be cases in which enrichment or complexity of the hypertext experience is more desir-able than maximizing comprehension and ease of navigation

      linked to concerns raised earlier in the text

    3. In digital environ-ments, hyperreading has become a necessity.
    4. In 1999, James Sosnoski presciently introduced the concept of hyperreading, which he defined as “reader-directed, screen-based, computer-assisted reading”
    5. if the distance is too great between what one wants someone else to learn and where instruction begins, the teaching will not be effective.
    6. We are tired of symptomatic reading.
    7. the text is an alibi for ideological formations that are subtextual.

      this can be applied to online discourse now that there are significant bodies of textual introspective thought and cultural critique in public online spaces.

    8. If that McLuhanesque view of media is prologue, then digital technologies, Guillory suggests, may be launch-ing the epilogue.
    9. ethics, or bad philosophy”
    10. “This [close reading] is the only teaching that can properly be called literary; anything else is history of ideas, biography, psychology,
    1. To understand what has happened, we only need to look at the history of writing and printing to note two very different consequences (a) the first, a vast change over the last 450 years in how the physical and social worlds are dealt with via the inventions of modern science and governance, and (b) that most people who read at all still mostly read fiction, self-help and religion books, and cookbooks, etc.* (all topics that would be familiar to any cave-person).
  31. Jun 2019
    1. Bob Barton [said] "The basic principle of recursive design is to make the parts have the same power as the whole." For the first time I thought of the whole as the entire computer, and wondered why anyone would want to divide it up into weaker things called data structures and procedures. Why not divide it up into little computers... Why not thousands of them, each simulating a useful structure?
    1. Recent cognitive science research shows that the number of things you can mentally prioritize, manage, retain, and recall is . . . (hold on) . . . four! If you park any more than that in your head, you will sub-optimize your cognitive functioning. You will be driven by whatever is latest and loudest—rather than by strategy, intuition, or objective assessment.
  32. Apr 2019
    1. Vargo et al. (2008) usethe analogy of a car to demonstrate this. Before the consumer drives the car, it has novalue–only when the consumer combines his/her ability to drive with the need totravel to a location does the car incur value.

      absolutely brilliant analogy!

    2. For example, the student who struggled within the higher edu-cation system is the same student who might offer the most insightful guidance onhow to improve upon it.

      I could not agree more!

    3. Examples of student resources include their intellectual abilities,study habits and methods, sense of responsibility and personality (Díaz-Méndez & Gum-messon,2012) as well as their perspectives and opinions on their learning experiences.

      Students add their experience as a resource. Why didn't I think of that?

    4. The process of value co-creation can allow for institutions and students to worktogether to improve the student experience and enhance students’ability to act as part-ners
    1. The importance of the concept is that there is a much stronger binding to the artifact than to other resources which are just downloaded and / or used (such as a picture taken from an internet search)

      They have some stake in the game.

    2. the adoption has still not reached its potentials

      There is a long way to go

  33. 201806-dcs-uploaded-doc.s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com 201806-dcs-uploaded-doc.s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com
    1. Beyond the practical implications, this study suggests the need for further researchshowing how user experience can inform how faculty and students are engaged in theadoption and use of open textbooks

      This is a good quote. There is so much more that needs to be done.

    2. opportunities nonetheless exist for engaging andbuilding upon open textbook use to increase interactivity and enhance teaching andlearning for users.
  34. Feb 2019
    1. The cost of not having a comprehensive base of content knowledge can be prohibitive; for example, students can receive incorrect information and develop misconceptions about the content area (National Research Council, 2000; Pfundt, & Duit, 2000)

      The importance of understanding the full extent of the content we are teaching is to give our students correct information. Learning incorrect information and having "misconceptions about the content area" is detrimental to our students' learning.

    2. As Shulman (1986) noted, this knowledge would include knowledge of concepts, theories, ideas, organizational frameworks, knowledge of evidence and proof, as well as established practices and approaches toward developing such knowledge. Knowledge and the nature of inquiry differ greatly between fields, and teachers should understand the deeper knowledge fundamentals of the disciplines in which they teach

      It is important to not only understand what the content is that we are teaching but to understand what goes into the content that we are teaching. The article gives exampled of art and science; the importance is not only on the art or science it is the history and understanding of artists and their meaning and "knowledge of scientific facts and theories, the scientific method, and evidence-based reasoning"

  35. Jan 2019
    1. You don't need complex sentences to express complex ideas. When specialists in some abstruse topic talk to one another about ideas in their field, they don't use sentences any more complex than they do when talking about what to have for lunch. They use different words, certainly. But even those they use no more than necessary. And in my experience, the harder the subject, the more informally experts speak. Partly, I think, because they have less to prove, and partly because the harder the ideas you're talking about, the less you can afford to let language get in the way.
    2. It seems to be hard for most people to write in spoken language. So perhaps the best solution is to write your first draft the way you usually would, then afterward look at each sentence and ask "Is this the way I'd say this if I were talking to a friend?" If it isn't, imagine what you would say, and use that instead. After a while this filter will start to operate as you write. When you write something you wouldn't say, you'll hear the clank as it hits the page.Before I publish a new essay, I read it out loud and fix everything that doesn't sound like conversation. I even fix bits that are phonetically awkward; I don't know if that's necessary, but it doesn't cost much.
    3. If you simply manage to write in spoken language, you'll be ahead of 95% of writers. And it's so easy to do: just don't let a sentence through unless it's the way you'd say it to a friend.
  36. Oct 2018
    1. Unfortunately, David Allen’s technique cannot simply be transferred to the task of insightful writing. The first reason is that GTD relies on clearly defined objectives, whereas insight cannot be predetermined by definition.

      Potentially interesting for blog post on process. How to apply GTD to writing?

    1. The Finance Minister said as per the second statement of Hollande, Dassault and Reliance selected themselves as partners. “This contradicts his first questionable statement which the French Government and Dassault have denied. The facts contradict the same. His second statement in Montreal, Canada to AFP (news agency) makes the veracity of his first statement even more questionable.”

      the indian express rafale; N

    2. Dassault Aviation itself has suggested that they have entered into multiple contracts with several public sector and private sector companies with regard to the offset contracts and the decision is entirely theirs.

      the indian express rafale; N

    3. The French Government and M/s Dassault Aviation have categorically denied the correctness of the former President’s first statement. The French Government has stated that the decision with regard to the offset contracts of Dassault Aviation are taken by the company and not the Government.

      the indian express rafale; N

    4. “the former French President’s first statement rhymes with Rahul Gandhi’s prediction”. “A controversy is sought to be created on the basis of a statement made by the former French President Hollande, that the Reliance Defence ‘partnership’ with Dassault Aviation was entered (into) at the suggestion of the Indian Government. In a subsequent statement the former President has sought to suggest that Reliance Defence emerged on the scene after the agreement with the Indian Government was entered into. He has, in a subsequent statement, said that he is ‘not aware’ if Government ever lobbied for Reliance Defence and that ‘the partners chose themselves’. Truth cannot have two versions.”

      the indian express rafale; N

    5. “Why is the Prime Minister silent?… It was he who had overturned the (earlier) deal… It was an unauthorised action on the part of the Prime Minister without the mandate from the Cabinet Committee on Security. So he has to answer.”

      the indian express rafale; N

    6. senior party leader Anand Sharma said he had violated the oath of confidentiality regarding the deal. “Only he could have told Anil Ambani that HAL (the PSU first expected to be part of the Rafale deal) will be out and he would strike a deal to buy 36 jets and ‘You (Ambani) go and talk to Dassault Aviation’,” Sharma said.

      the indian express rafale; N

    7. Jaitley also asserted that the fighter jet deal would not be scrapped. “Koi prashna nahin uthta. Ye fauj ki avashaktya hai. Ye desh main aana chahiye, aur ye aayega (There is no question of scrapping the deal. These fighters are needed by the defence forces. They should come and they will come),”

      the indian express rafale; N

    8. Reliance Defence was chosen as the offset partner in the deal by Rafale makers Dassault Aviation because the Indian government had proposed its name

      the indian express rafale; N

  37. Aug 2018
    1. An increasingly conservative roster of justices has played judicial Jenga with Roe — pulling out one underpinning after another, waiting to see what will bring it down. 

      Catchy quote

  38. Jul 2018
    1. "With the proper FPGA design, custom hash generating cores in the SoC can calculate hashes faster with fewer clock cycles and require much less power than using software running on mainboard CPUs or GPUs in graphics cards," said Tomas Evensen, CTO Embedded Software at Xilinx. "We're excited to see the Subutai Blockchain Router use our FPGAs for the consensus layer of distributed ledger technologies —while also protecting the environment."
  39. Jun 2018
    1. George Bernard Shaw put it well: ‘The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
  40. May 2018
  41. Apr 2018
    1. others have argued that words must have meaning in science and in fact these meanings separate science from pseudoscience
    1. . . it must be repeated, and ever again repeated till poor mortals get to discern it, and awake from their baleful paralysis, and degradation under foul enchantments, That a man of Intellect, of real and not sham Intellect, is by the nature of him likewise inevitably a man of nobleness, a man of courage, rectitude, pious strength; who, even because he is and has been loyal to the Laws of the Universe, is initiated into discernment of the same; to this hour a Missioned of Heaven; whom if men follow, it will be well with them; whom if men do not follow, it will not be well.

      "חייבים לחזור על כך שוב ושוב - עד שבני תמותה עלובים יוכלו להבין את זה, ולהתעורר מהשיתוק הנורא שלהם... שאדם בעל אינטלקט, אינטלקט אמיתי ולא מזוייף, הוא באופן בלתי נמנע אדם אציל, אדם בעל אומץ, יושרה וכוח בלתי נלאה, אפילו שהוא היה נאמן לחוקי היקום, הוא נחנך להיות מובדל מהם, הוא שליח גן העדן. אם אנשים ילכו אחריו, יהיה להם טוב, ואם לא, לא יהיה להם טוב."

      p. 333

    2. I must ever gratefully remember that through three long cold German winters Carlyle placed me in my tub, even when ice was on its surface, at five o'cloc

      טינדאל סיפר על קרלייל, אמרסון ופיכטה שהם "אמרו לי מה עלי לעשות בדרך שגרמה לי לעשות זאת, והוא המקור המוסרי לכל הפעולות האינטלקטואליות שעשיתי בעקבות זאת" הוא אומר על קרלייל, אמרסון ופיכטה: "שלושת הגברים הלא מדעיים האלה הפכו אותי למדען"

      ציטוטים דומים על ההשפעה של קרלייל על חייהם המוקדמים והבוגרים אפשר למצוא גם אצל השאר, האקסלי בינהם.

      p. 329

    1. was also intrigued by examples of early Irish material culture that he saw in a collection of 'antiquities' at the Royal Irish Academy in 1849, commenting that 'everything has a certain authenticity, as well as national and other significance'.24

      למרות שגם לזה יש ניחוח גזעני - "להכל יש ניחוח אותנטי"

      p. 649

    2. d is in chronic atrophy these five centuries ; the disease of nobler England, identified now with that of Ireland, becomes acute, has crises, and will be cured or kill. '17

      אירלנד נמצאת בתהליך של אטרופיה כרונית כבר חמש מאות, המחלה של אנגליה האצילית יותר (Nobler England), שמזוהה כעת עם זו של אירלנד הפכה לאנושה, היא במשבר, ממנו היא תרפא או תמות"

      ציטוט מצ'רטיזם

      p. 648

    3. eland really is my problem; the breaking point of the huge suppuration which all British and European society now is. Set down in Ireland, one might at least feel, "Here is thy problem: in God's name, what will thou do with it?"'2

      "אירלנד היא באמת ובתמים הבעיה שלי, נקודת השבר של גוש המוגלה הענקי שהוא החברה האירופית והבריטית של ימינו."

      p. 644

  42. muse.jhu.edu muse.jhu.edu
    1. The Celt ofConnemara,” Carlyle writes, “are white and not black, but it is not thecolour of the skin that determines the savagery of a man

      ציטוט, עמ' 50 בחיבור: הקלטים של קונמרה הם לבנים ולא שחורים, אבל זה לא צבע העור שקובע את פראיותו של האדם.

    1. Perhaps this development should not be so surprising.120As early asChartismdand thus be-fore his visits to IrelanddCarlyle had written: ‘A people [the Irish] that knows not to speak thetruth, and to act the truth, such people has departed from even the possibility of well-being. Suchpeople works no longer on Nature and Reality; works now on Phantasm, Simulation, Nonentity;the result it arrives at is naturally not a thing but no-thing,ddefect even of potatoes.’121Carlyle’swords are arresting. Here the famished Irish bodyda ‘nonentity’, ‘not a thing but no-thing’disdiscursively stripped bare to what Giorgio Agamben calls ‘naked life’. According to Agamben’sdefinition, ‘naked life’ marks the site of an ‘incessant decision on value and non-value’dexactlythe task Carlyle assigned himself as ‘Eternity’scommissioner’ in Ireland.122This debate onhuman value and non-valuedwhich for Carlyle is inseparable from environmental and racialfactorsdmarks his passage into the domain of biopower and capitalist political eco

      ציטוט חשוב "עם שלא יודע לדבר אמת, לפעול לפי האמת, כזה עם איבד מעצם האפשרות לחיי-רווחה. כזה עם כבר לא עובד בטבע ובמציאות, אלא בחיזיון תעתועים, בסימולציה, באין-ישות. התוצאה שהוא מגיע אליה היא לא דבר ."היא לא-דבר

  43. Jan 2018
    1. There is no Manichean struggle in scholarly communications with Good fighting Evil, though to look at some library blogs or the effluvium from SPARC you would think that the devil had found a home on the boards of directors of the larger commercial firms. What we have instead is a suite of activities that are generated from the ground up, with each participant looking out for their own interests, as we would expect, and as we do ourselves in our personal dealings. The scholarly community has no unambiguous borders, despite cries to build a wall to keep out the commercial immigrants, and even capitalism itself. No one speaks for the community as a whole. Regarding lock-in, what we have is a situation where vendors want it and customers don’t. This is the natural order of things. Let the battle begin.

      These are very important points that are often forgotten about almost everything in academia, especially: No one speaks for the community as a whole.

  44. Nov 2017
    1. And now, a new study confirms what doctors and policymakers have been saying for some time: that opioids are overprescribed, and that for some types of pain, simple, non-opioid alternatives may work just as well.
    1. Thus, you have: 1) practices that are legal under copyright but are contrary to scholarly culture; 2) practices that are accepted scholarly culture, but are not supported by copyright; and 3) practices in the middle where copyright supports or overlaps with scholarly culture. An example of 1) might be the taking of a CC-BY licensed work and selling it: definitely legal but definitely contrary to accepted scholarly norms. An example of 2) might be attributing 500 authors on a journal paper. Copyright law has clear guidelines as to what constitutes authorship and you’d struggle to argue that 500 individuals were joint authors (and therefore copyright owners) of 5,000 words. However, it is accepted scholarly culture to attribute large research groups on research papers. An example of 3) might be where a work is plagiarized (infringement of accepted scholarly culture) and copyright law allows the copyright owner to bring a court case based on infringement of copyright.

      This is a very helpful paragraph in laying out the issues.