"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.]
|20150606 002224 Z||Legacy of the Void beta: I'm in!||Blizzard, Chill, Cool, Video Games||Part of a sweet email I got from Blizzard today: "Congratulations, you've been selected to join the StarCraft® II: Legacy of the Void™ multiplayer closed beta test!" I'm downloading it now!|
|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.|
I am thankful for the long shot candidates!
Of the Democrats:
- Hurray for Chafee and the metric system!
- Go Sanders! Sanders' effect will be provoking and potentially productive.
- Clinton is the only real Democratic candidate at the moment.
Of the Republicans:
- Thanks Trump, Cruz, Huckabee, Santorum, and Perry for the fun. More sound bites please!
- The realer looking candidates seem to be Bush, Rubio, Paul.
- So far Bush is the one I find most palatable.
Interestingly Bush is the only one to have recently beat Hillary at http://www.270towin.com/2016-polls/2016-general-election-matchups/. (He did it on the Fox News poll on 05-13.)
The dynastic Clinton v Bush thing is freaky.
Bold prediction: Big weather events will make climate change an even bigger election issue.
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.