"playing on a seashore"
"Both the victor and the vanquished are but drops of dew, but bolts of lightning —thus should we view the world." -Ouchi Yoshitaka (1507/1551).
[2015-02-02: I'm running some Bootstrap experiments on this site. Some of the pages may not be styled like the others.]
|20150225 153825 Z||Different first page header?||/productforu … 8pYMU/discussion||Google, Software, TECH, Writing||Glory! After 26 pages of forum discussions since 2011-09-28, Google Documents now allows you to have a first page with a different header/footer from the other page. 0-index!|
|20150208 161737 Z||Breakthrough DNA Editor Borne of Bacteria||/www.quantam … editor-bacteria/||Biology, Biotechnology, Cool, Nature, News, Programming, TECH||The CRISPR-cas system is nature's DNA editing tool (Find, cut, copy, insert, replace, etc.). Scientists are just beginning to explore and use this tool!|
|20150208 144514 Z||Researchers developing more efficient solar panel using photosynthesis as model||www.cctv-ame … nthesis-as-model||Biotechnology, Cool, News, Solar, TECH||Past attempts at artificial photosynthesis focused on inorganic techniques to split water to make hydrogen fuel. Lakshmi's attempt takes an organic approach to make electricity directly. Very promising!|
|20150206 193836 Z||AHRQ Announces Interest in Research on Health IT Safety - See more at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HS-15-005.html#sthash.CLBgSTKB.dpuf||grants.nih.g … T-HS-15-005.html||Healthcare, Standards, TECH||The AHRQ just published special emphasis notice (SEN): NOT-HS-15-005 [ http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HS-15-005.html]. That is, there is several hundred thousand dollars of grant money for anyone who has a qualifying Health IT Safety project.|
|20150127 220831 Z||Pluralsight and Code School: Your learning potential amplified||ww2.pluralsi … t.com/codeschool||Computers, Cool, Education, Free Gratis, Programming, TECH||
Pluralsight just acquired Code School. In celebration, both sites are making their courses free until 2015-01-30 Fri noon.
I might do more studying for the next few days.
Since people ask about learning programming for free, I figured I'd make a post with today's answer. (No, none of them are paying me to advertise for them.)
There are many avenues for learning computers and programming, but the following are free and very good.
Learn web programming for free on these links:
For possible paths see these links:
For free courses from universities, see these links. Note that these links also offer courses beyond computers and programming:
My family and I have thoroughly enjoyed watching "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey", the recently concluded 13 episode science documentary TV series. A sincere thank you to Neil deGrasse Tyson, Seth MacFarlane, Ann Druyan, Fox, the National Geographic Channel, and the many who worked on Cosmos.
The show was thoroughly aligned with content my wife and I encourage for our kids. A sense of curiosity and wonder. Openness to different ideas and people. Awareness of the danger and responsibility of climate change: A climate change of a few degrees (or a few ppb of CO2) leads to an Ice Age or a Heat Age. The beauty and explanatory power of evolution. The importance of epistemology and the scientific method, and how it can stray.
I'll conclude with five simple rules that Neil mentioned in the last episode.
We've been distracted by the stunning advances that information technology has brought us, to the exclusion of very deeply held needs that we have in society.
In college I could barely do chemical engineering because I was so distracted by computers! The Web wasn't even up then, so people have even more distractions now.
Cosmos has, as its mission statement, the effort to convey to you why science matters. That is a different motivating factor than "Here's all this science I want to teach you."
There is so much mind in science that people forget that it has so much heart in it too.