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  1. Feb 2019
    1. rejection of knowledge derived from either testimony or revelation.

      I understand this is only a cursory remark about his positions, but the idea seems off to me. I can "know" my kids loves me when she says so. I can "know" my father died when my brother calls to tell me. Why can't I "know" something spiritual that I learn in the same way? The nature of the knowledge (spiritual or otherwise) does not change the method of knowing.

  2. Sep 2018
    1. That slumberd, wakes the bitter memorie Of what he was, what is, and what must be [ 25 ]

      This rouses the memory of what he was and the thought of what he is and how he must become worse. one of the most powerful features of Paradise lost is the presentment of the gradual debasement and decline of Satan as the evil he works against man masters himself.

  3. Jul 2018
    1. The UbD framework promotes not only acquisition, but also the student’s ability to know why the knowl-edge and skills are important, and how to apply or transfer them in meaningful, professional, and socially important ways

      This is the main reason why I am so interested in learning more about the UbD framework and templates. It really delves into WHY we teach what we're teaching. Is it because of standards or real world application? How can my students use this information in other areas?

  4. Feb 2018
    1. younggirls,because those typesoffictionareoften theonlytypestoofferpositive,well-roundedfemale protagonists.When societyshamesyounggirlsfortheirinterests in these kindsofstories,girlsfindthemselvescutofffrompotentialrole models,fromrelatable stories,andfrom a widercommunityofgirlslike themselves.Representation matters,partic

      Thesis / Response

  5. Jan 2018
    1. Silence is the lack of audible sound or presence of sounds of very low intensity.


    1. henwestudyanobject,formalizingourobservationsinlanguage,wegenerateasetofcarefullyselectednouns,adjectives,adverbs,prepositions,andverbswhicheffectivelydeterminetheboundsofpossibleinterpretation.Thisiswhythewordswechooseinsayingwhatweseehavesuchfarreachingimportance.Itisoutofourparaphraseofwhatweseethatallinterpretationgrows

      I am applying the "What is a Machete, Anyway" as my supplemental text and the main idea of that article is expressing how there are various interpretations of what a Machete is actually. Some people see it as a tool while others see it as a weapon. Everyone's view on a particular object is not the same because of cultural differences. In the article, Cline says himself, "the machete bears an unusual character. It’s possible to conceive of it as a weapon, yes, but it’s also very much a tool — not altogether different from, say, a shovel."

    2. thepossibilitiesarevirtuallylimitless-especiallyconsideringthatnotwoindividualswillreadagivenobjectinthesameway

      In relations to the "What is a Machete, Anyway" article where the machete can be described as a weapon but also as a tool, relates to this specific line in terms of how people look at objects differently.

    1. But the machete bears an unusual character. It’s possible to conceive of it as a weapon, yes, but it’s also very much a tool—not altogether different from, say, a shovel. It’s possible that Wilson is just a stunted adolescent who never grew out of buying switchblades and throwing stars when the carnival comes to town, but the ease with which “tool” becomes “weapon” in the eyes of the law is remarkable.

      As related to the primary text, the interpretations of what a machete is defined as can be viewed differently from all aspects. From a law standpoint, they see the machete as a weapon because it is a sharp object but others see it as a tool because it can be compared to a table saw or an ax.

    2. Machete

      What is a "Machete"? In my opinion a machete is a tool because tools can also be defined as weapons if they are used in an aggressive/deadly manner. For an example, a hammer is a tool but may also be used to harm someone.

    3. “full size” machete.

      Are there miniature machetes? But wouldn't a small machete be considered a knife?

    4. the machete has a special place in the labor history of Florida, where for three and a half centuries slaves and wageworkers cut sugarcane in the fields by hand. Indeed, machetes are unique to the extent that they have always been used for both purposes—and not just as a plot device in horror flicks, either.

      The machete can be used for various reasons. Many people use it in an ax-like manner to cut things down because that is how their cultural history used the "weapon/tool". I personally carry a pocket knife for various reasons. My main reason is for cutting open things in my art class (used as a tool) but I also carry it for protection because I have night classes (weapon). I don't believe you can say what a machete actually is because there are multiple uses for it.

    5. I quickly realized from the descriptions that a machete was essentially the same thing as a “corn knife.”

      This goes back to the primary researches statement of culture having an affect on how people see objects. Some cultures use machetes as actual tools i.e the "corn knife" while others see it as a weapon because they have seen it being used in that way.

    1. which are fired to the sample by an energetic laser pulseand result in a deformation volume on the order of 1,000mm

      What does this mean

  6. Oct 2017
    1. He calls for more thoughtful engagement with the notion not so much of making things, but of fixing them, repurposing them in their diminishment and dismantlement—not of making new, but of making do, and of thereby engaging what he calls ‘an ethics of mutual care’—with each other, the world around us, and with the (quite literal) objects of our affection (Jackson, 2013, p. 231). This is a source, he says, of ‘resilience and hope’ and it’s a way of being in space and time that has deep feminist roots (Jackson, 2013, p. 237).

      My initial thoughts were: sustainability, repurposing, upcycling. And yes, I agree that there is a resilience and hope in that. How Jackson made the leap to 'feminist roots' is not clear to me. Page 11 of this PDF goes into more detail: https://sjackson.infosci.cornell.edu/RethinkingRepairPROOFS(reduced)Aug2013.pdf.

      After reading this PDF, I think he is saying that this idea of sustainability and repurposing or 'an ethics of mutual care' can be sourced back to feminist scholarship that came about in the '70s through the '90s'. Unfortunately, I can't see any deeper meaning than that or why this must be feminist in nature and not simply human nature. Why gender comes into this, I do not know. But then again, perhaps my understanding of what it is to be feminist is flawed?

    1. Emotion is an important factor in literary works. It is the motive force of creation, the yeast of imagination and the element of artistic charm. Therefore, all literature and art activities are inseparable from emotion. In a sense, there is no art without emotion

  7. Jun 2017
    1. "Fostering student engagement Create a community of learners Foster student-to-faculty and student-to-student interaction Judicious and strategic use of humor Creative and engaging use of videos, chats, podcasts, wikis, and discussion forums Use blogs to facilitate reflective thinking, collaborative learning, and knowledge construction( 2) Stimulating intellectual development Create natural critical learning environments Generate provocative acts, questions, statementsReflect on students‟ inaccurate and incomplete preconceptions or mental models Use technology to create engaging and authentic content(3) Building rapport with students Understand one‟s student population and determine the amount of help neededLet students get to know their teacher Use introductory video or other self-disclosure resourcesKeep written records of communication that includerelevant student information Be flexible with deadlines and due dates Provide individualized feedback on assignments and activities"

  8. May 2017
    1. Null values can thus quickly spread through a database, rendering everything they touch indeterminate

      I just discovered that I do not understand enough about databases (in terms of functionality) to understand what this means.

  9. Jan 2017
    1. until black women on social media began calling out the press for ignoring the story. Many reached for one word — ‘‘erasure’’ — for what they felt was happening. ‘‘Not covering the #Holtzclaw verdict is erasing black women’s lives from notice,’’ one woman tweeted. ‘‘ERASURE IS VIOLENCE.’’ Deborah Douglas, writing for Ebony magazine, argued that not reporting on the case ‘‘continues the erasure of black women from the national conversation on race, police brutality and the right to safety.’’

      black women are being erased from the discussion. Race in general plays a role on how much a topic is spoken about. This case was not even mentioned or discussed until black women started the talk.

  10. Oct 2016
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  12. May 2016
    1. Scratching around...

      This is a feldgang, but with a twist. I see you taking on different identities, passing on to the next one some "baton" and then carrying on the conversation within that new set of bones. Or maybe it is a strawberry runner putting down roots and making a rhizomatic mat and carrying on, passing on hyphae and rooting ever on. All I know for sure is that I want to draw a random walking line down your post's page. I don't know why, but that is what I see in my crystal self.

  13. Apr 2016
    1. Iterators may also have some methods that are unique to their character, like dropWhile and takeWhile.
  14. Jan 2016
  15. Nov 2015
    1. Which Google Chrome extensions do I use? Aug 2015 ...▶ 5:13www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeptGTkkRjAAug 30, 2015 - Uploaded by Mike DownesIn the interest of openness, made these tips public. Hope it helps people see the simplicity and effectiveness of ..

      Why the hell is there no information on how to properly use this thing? I mean god damnit! I don't try and be the smarthest college student in the dorms for me to learn better. This is redicoulis.

  16. Sep 2015
    1. Handy javascript constructor tip: you can include a this instanceof Widget check like above to let people consume your module with new Widget or Widget(). It's nice because it hides an implementation detail from your API and you still get the performance benefits and indentation wins of using prototypes.