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  1. Feb 2020
  2. Jan 2020
    1. Learn more about font type, typography, and readability If you’re interested in reading the research about font type, typography, and readability, check out these two great Web sites:


    2. An online tool for calculating readability Some word processing software has the Flesch-Kincaid formula built in. Or you can use this online tool to calculate the reading level of a particular passage:


  3. Nov 2019
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  7. Mar 2019
    1. another major theory of color vision is known as the opponent-process theory

      https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-the-opponent-process-theory-of-color-vision-2795830 This article is a good source for going beyond the book's source material to understand multiple aspects of the opponent process theory.

    2. There is a point in the visual field called the blind spot

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjTCbL2wbRk This video does a good job of describing why we have blind spots.

    3. According to the trichromatic theory of color vision, shown in Figure 5.13, all colors in the spectrum can be produced by combining red, green, and blue.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8_fZPHasdo While this video does not cover the trichromatic theory or color vision specifically, I feel it does do a good job of explaining how we see color produced by red, green, and blue color combinations.

    1. The goal of all scientists is to better understand the world around them

      https://youtu.be/EjyR499Xhvw Scientist use research to help the world and people like in this video it talks about how most people don't receive their heart transplant and even die waiting for a new heart so they created an artificial heart so more people can survive

    2. Scientific research’s dependence on falsifiability allows for great confidence in the information that it produces.

      https://youtu.be/FuVGo3AJhqA Research is what has helped the world evolve and what has helped people gain knowledge. Without research we'd be lost, doctors couldn't help us cure our illnesses, scientist wouldn't be able to give us trustworthy information

    3. In contrast to other methods that people use to understand the behavior of others, such as intuition and personal experience, the hallmark of scientific research is that there is evidence to support a claim

      https://youtu.be/5Stkq9QNQFg Understanding people and their behavior is apart of research and shows why it is important. This is apart of the type of research psychologist do to learn about people.

  8. Feb 2019


      This resource gives an overview of what creativity entails. The video tells about the importance of coming up with creative ideas but also combining creative ideas. It also explains how becoming an expert in a certain area leads to more creative ideas because you know the innerworkings behind them.

    2. Multiple Intelligences Theory


      This video will help explain Howard Gardner's multiple intelligence theory. The video walks through each of the eight intelligences and provides examples as well as visuals for each one.

    3. Practical intelligence, as proposed by Sternberg, is sometimes compared to “street smarts.” Being practical means you find solutions that work in your everyday life by applying knowledge based on your experiences. This type of intelligence appears to be separate from traditional understanding of IQ; individuals who score high in practical intelligence may or may not have comparable scores in creative and analytical intelligence (Sternberg, 1988).


      This video touches on the idea of street smarts compared with high IQ scores. The video also explains and gives examples of both ideas and poses the idea that a new definition of intelligence may need to be created in order for humans to further their understanding of the topic.

  9. Oct 2018
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  11. Jul 2018
    1. eb remains a healthy open and public resource fo

      I love this idea of the web being a "healthy" resource

  12. Mar 2018
    1. First Nations

      First Nations refers to the indigenous peoples of Canada south of the Arctic Circle. See here for a brief history of First Nations people.

      There is a First Nations Educational & Cultural Center at IUB for Native American activities, outreach, and research.

  13. Dec 2017
    1. climate protection


      HS-LS2-7 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

      This paper investigates a means to optimize carbon storage potential through knowledge of biodiversity mechanics and the idea of sinking carbon into plant life in order to lower atmospheric CO2.


      MS-LS1-7 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

      It is important to understand the nature of the carbon cycle, and how carbon is utilized within organisms as biomass.

      Teacher's Resource:

      The removal of atmospheric CO2 reduces pollution, but it comes at the cost of creating plant conservation sites to store the carbon from CO2.

      This paper focuses upon the utilization of biodiversity in order to to increase carbon storage for economic purposes. By increasing the amount of carbon that can be stored in a hectacre of grassland, it will become much cheaper to reduce pollution via carbon sinks.

      Hungate et. al performed their investigations through past experiments that compared the carbon uptakes of grasslands of varying biodiversity over a period of 50 years.

      Findings support a positive correlation between biodiversity and carbon uptake levels. Therefore, increasing biodiversity in carbon sinks will increase efficiency and will make carbon sequestration more affordable as a result.

      While this paper shows a 'soft cap' (decreasing marginal effects) on these carbon uptake gains from biodiversity, this effect might be proven to have synergy with other efforts to improve carbon sequestration in the future.

      Discussion Questions:

      1. Why does adding to the biodiversity not linearly add to the carbon uptake rates?

      2. Is the resource competition (resulting from biodiversity) limiting or benefiting the flora in carbon sequestration?

      3. What is the 'sweet spot' of biodiversity that optimizes highest carbon storage per dollar spent?

      4. Do the results of this study have qualities that could be generalized to a other grasslands or possibly even other types of habitat? SC

  14. Nov 2017
    1. In conformity with the principles of our constitution, which places all sects of religion on an equal footing,

      This line is very important in the document because it establishes the universities intent in religion. The religious intent of UVA is not to have one, it's secular. The basis for this secularism comes from the Constitution's Bill of Rights, "In conformity with the principles of our constitution, which places all sects of religion on an equal footing." This is very different from the charter establishing the College of William and Mary which explicitly stated one of the main purposes of the college was to spread Christianity, "We, taking the premises seriously into our consideration, and earnestly desiring, that as far as in us lies, true philosophy, and other good and liberal arts and sciences may be promoted, and that the orthodox Christian faith may be propagated." UVA was secular and did not even have a religious studies department at its founding. It is interesting to consider how the enlightenment period changed the world of higher education. SUPA FLY LEVI


    1. an environment unlike anything they will encounter outside of school

      Hm? Aren’t they likely to encounter Content Management Systems, Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management, Intranets, etc.? Granted, these aren’t precisely the same think as LMS. But there’s quite a bit of continuity between Drupal, Oracle, Moodle, Sharepoint, and Salesforce.

    2. institutional demands for enterprise services such as e-mail, student information systems, and the branded website become mission-critical

      In context, these other dimensions of “online presence” in Higher Education take a special meaning. Reminds me of WPcampus. One might have thought that it was about using WordPress to enhance learning. While there are some presentations on leveraging WP as a kind of “Learning Management System”, much of it is about Higher Education as a sector for webwork (-development, -design, etc.).

  15. Sep 2017
  16. Aug 2017
    1. This has much in common with a customer relationship management system and facilitates the workflow around interventions as well as various visualisations.  It’s unclear how the at risk metric is calculated but a more sophisticated predictive analytics engine might help in this regard.

      Have yet to notice much discussion of the relationships between SIS (Student Information Systems), CRM (Customer Relationship Management), ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), and LMS (Learning Management Systems).

  17. Mar 2017
    1. extract its resources.

      Resource extraction is not synonymous with instant gratification. The beginning of the process starts with in-depth discussions of feasibility as well as economic, social, and environmental impact. The arctic presents great opportunities for energy, mining, and infrastructure development, which are the leading private sector contributors to economies. However, this does not mean they go without substantial risks and challenges. Considerations include impacts, risk assessment, adaptations, and mitigation; these need to be discussed at length with owners, operators, businesses, governments, utilities, academics, and those potentially affected, both human and nonhuman. Other factors include the consideration of the reduction of seasonal, annual, and multi-year sea ice, meaning a higher accessibility to Arctic waters and coasts for marine shipping and transportation.

      The Arctic Council is an intergovernmental forum that promotes cooperation, coordination, and interaction among the Arctic States and their residents of issues on sustainable development and environmental protection in the region. The Council, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in September 2016, has a goal of discussing climate challenges and frailty that the North’s ecosystem presents, as well as national development opportunities. In October 2016, the Russian government held a conference called the International Cooperation in the Arctic: New Challenges and Vectors of Development. At this meeting, the most prioritized issue was that of involving non-regional states in the Arctic agenda, along with transforming the Arctic Council into an international organization in order to expand on issues. Additionally, there is talk of establishing parameters of sustainable development in the Arctic, and the up-and-coming field of Arctic law.

      "Arctic Resource Development and Climate Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation." Submission Guides. Accessed March 08, 2017. http://arctic.ucalgary.ca/arctic-resource-development-and-climate-impacts-adaptation-and-mitigation.

      "Juneau, Alaska, United States." Arctic Council. May 20, 2015. Accessed March 08, 2017. http://arctic-council.org/index.php/en/about-us.

      Admin. "2016 International Cooperation in the Arctic: New Challenges and Vectors of Development Conference." Pan-Arctic Options. Accessed March 08, 2017. http://panarcticoptions.org/international-cooperation-in-the-arctic-new-challenges-and-vectors-of-development/.

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      Attached is a pdf scan of the full report on prepared by Snow and Rosenberg. Characterizing the effect of oil and oil-product spills on surrounding life is an ongoing area of research. Other annotations more adequately cover this topic. [(http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Library/14960.pdf)]

    2. Canadian Arctic Resources Committee

      The Canadian Arctic Resource Committee (CARC) is an organization that is run by and serves the citizens of Canada in regard to environmental and social changes. CARC was originally developed in 1987 in response to The Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Proposal and contributed significantly to the Commissioner’s Inquiry. CARC has been involved in subsequent pipeline initiatives on the quest to find an optimal, sustainable solution. If it had been successful, the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline would be the largest infrastructure in the North. CARC assisted in stopping the implementation of this pipeline due to the environmental detriments, which are further described in Chapter 6 (CARC-Canadian Arctic Resource Committee 2017). CARC works to defend and protect the interests of natives and residents of Canada. CARC encourages northern development, while still maintaining the natural landscape and environmental advantages that native people depend upon. CARC acts as a mediator between governmental advancement and native opinions in order to protect both interests and assist in creating appropriate legislature. After its creation, CARC worked on a national treaty for toxic chemicals and ensured that the Canadian diamond mines were made to be as environmentally sustainable as possible. CARC works as an advocate for Northern natives and develops policy for conscientious use of Arctic resources. CARC supports industrialization and development that works with the environmental conditions and contributes positively to the lives of those who reside in that area. In order to help developers understand native land claims, CARC provides cultural information about native peoples. In addition, CARC releases publications including Northern Perspectives, Northern Minerals Program, Compass, and Voices from the Bay, which provide context into the main issues facing the Arctic and its people (Canadian Arctic Resources Committee 2010).

      Sources: "About CARC." Canadian Arctic Resources Committee. 2010. Accessed March 05, 2017. http://www.carc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=76&Itemid=181.

      "CARC-Canadian Arctic Resources Committee Inc." CanadaHelps. 2017. Accessed March 06, 2017. https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/carc-canadian-arctic-resources-committee-inc/

  18. Jun 2016
    1. FOSS service binding together Jupyter and Kubernetes (to manage docker images) to provide executable Jupyter notebooks.

  19. May 2016
  20. docker-ui.genouest.org docker-ui.genouest.org
    1. Collection of a docker images for bioinformatics. Large part of them (with debian/ prefix) are autogenerated using packages from Debian-Med (NeuroDebian contributes some there) in an image-per-package style

    1. A review (wiki) by CWL project of approaches for "userspace containers" to solve the use case of running pipelines established using more recent (primarily) debian environments on HPC installations. Mentions projects such as proot, fakechroot, psuedo

    1. A system for automating deployment, operations, and scaling of containerized applications originating from Google. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions. Although with a primary accent on web services, I think it (or its ideas) could be of good use for managing collections of the execution environments. There is a nice FLOSS weekly podcast https://twit.tv/shows/floss-weekly/episodes/351 which introduces the platform and its abilities.

    1. Approach similar to CDE (http://www.pgbovine.net/cde.html) for wrapping entirety of the execution environment into a redistributable and possibly reusable (? might not grab all dependencies which weren't excercised in particular analysis) bundle

  21. Nov 2015
    1. Resource Repository Network will create a resource graph of learning/training resources data from multiple sources and formats including live and dynamic data

      Sounds pretty close to Comète.

  22. Oct 2015
    1. full loss function as coming from a Gaussian prior over the weight matrix WW, where instead of MLE we are performing the Maximum a posteriori (MAP) estimation. We mention these interpretations to help your intuitions, but the full details of this derivation are beyond the scope of this class.

      Can anyone provide resources where I can find this derivation? In particular, the derivation for the regularization term \(R(W)\) coming from a Gaussian prior on \(W\).

  23. Jul 2015
    1. To these basic citations, the annotated bibliography adds descriptive and evaluative comments (i.e., an annotation), assessing the nature and value of the cited works. The addition of commentary provides the future reader or researcher essential critical information and a foundation for further research.
    1. Google Annotations Gallery

      what is this resource? what does it do?

    2. The Google Annotations Gallery is an exciting new Java open source library that provides a rich set of annotations for developers to express themselves. Do you find the standard Java annotations dry and lackluster? Have you ever resorted to leaving messages to fellow developers with the @Deprecated annotation? Wouldn't you rather leave a @LOL or @Facepalm instead? If so, then this is the gallery for you.
  24. Mar 2015
    1. Machines that Make The Machine that make project at the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms seeks to develop low-cost machines that can be made using CNC equipment, like available in fab labs.
  25. Feb 2015
    1. As $resource is a factory, there is no way to make it dynamic.

      angularjs resource içine değişken

  26. Nov 2014
    1. Python was created by Guido Van Rossum in the early 90s. It is now one of the most popular languages in existence. I fell in love with Python for its syntactic clarity. It’s basically executable pseudocode.

      Helpful concise, Python syntax doc