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Old 09-03-2011, 12:27 PM   #91
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:11 AM   #92
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http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth...934943749.html

I thought this was an interesting read (although there were parts I disagreed with).
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:17 PM   #93
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:36 PM   #94
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:00 PM   #96
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So it turns out that shallow materialistic consumerism actually kind of sucks.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-14898614

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Old 09-14-2011, 02:51 PM   #97
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I really enjoyed this article on College Sports (read: football)
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Old 09-14-2011, 06:10 PM   #98
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"You sold your souls, and youíre going to continue selling them. You can be very moral and righteous in asking me that question, sir, but thereís not one of you in this room thatís going to turn down any of our money. Youíre going to take it. I can only offer it."


There is a visceral satisfaction when reading statements that are so frankly true.
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Old 09-14-2011, 06:21 PM   #99
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"You sold your souls, and youíre going to continue selling them. You can be very moral and righteous in asking me that question, sir, but thereís not one of you in this room thatís going to turn down any of our money. Youíre going to take it. I can only offer it."


There is a visceral satisfaction when reading statements that are so frankly true.
Indeed. I also liked this paragraph.

For all the outrage, the real scandal is not that students are getting illegally paid or recruited, itís that two of the noble principles on which the NCAA justifies its existenceóďamateurismĒ and the ďstudent-athleteĒóare cynical hoaxes, legalistic confections propagated by the universities so they can exploit the skills and fame of young athletes. The tragedy at the heart of college sports is not that some college athletes are getting paid, but that more of them are not.
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:55 AM   #100
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:16 PM   #101
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:24 PM   #102
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Goign to see this Oxford steyle debate tonight:

Too Many Kids Go to College: The herd mentality that assumes college is the only path to reaching oneís full potential is under fire. Student loan debt has surpassed credit card debt, unemployment for those with bachelorís degrees is at an all-time high, and entrepreneurs like the founders of Facebook and Microsoft prove that extraordinary success is possible without it. But recent studies show that college is economically beneficial even to those whose jobs donít require it. Is it still the best way to ensure social mobility, or is Americaís love affair with higher education unjustified?

I know it's been a frequent topic of discussion around here of late. I'm really excited.
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:28 PM   #103
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Goign to see this Oxford steyle debate tonight:

Too Many Kids Go to College: The herd mentality that assumes college is the only path to reaching oneís full potential is under fire. Student loan debt has surpassed credit card debt, unemployment for those with bachelorís degrees is at an all-time high, and entrepreneurs like the founders of Facebook and Microsoft prove that extraordinary success is possible without it. But recent studies show that college is economically beneficial even to those whose jobs donít require it. Is it still the best way to ensure social mobility, or is Americaís love affair with higher education unjustified?

I know it's been a frequent topic of discussion around here of late. I'm really excited.
That looks like a great program! Please summarize for us afterwards.
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:39 PM   #104
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That looks like a great program! Please summarize for us afterwards.
I'll do my best. They are video recording everything.

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Old 10-13-2011, 12:30 PM   #105
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That looks like a great program! Please summarize for us afterwards.
Incredible time last night. Amazing debate. Before the debate 37% to 56% against the motion (the rest undecided). After the debate 47% to 46% for the motion.

The big take away is that the traditional 4 year bachelors degree is not the right path for all people. The other main point was that even the 4 year degrees could probably be done in 2 at half the price.

I had to take art history (or something similar) on my path to becoming a Mech Eng. I understand we want well rounded individuals, but ask me an art history question. You'll be underwhelmed with my response.

Also, the trade schools everyone keeps touting as what we need to re-establish and de-stigmatize....they wouldn't take art history. Do we not care about them being well rounded?
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:31 PM   #106
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TEDx Midwest. Streaming live, starting at 4 p.m.
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:51 PM   #107
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Incredible time last night. Amazing debate. Before the debate 37% to 56% against the motion (the rest undecided). After the debate 47% to 46% for the motion.

The big take away is that the traditional 4 year bachelors degree is not the right path for all people. The other main point was that even the 4 year degrees could probably be done in 2 at half the price.

I had to take art history (or something similar) on my path to becoming a Mech Eng. I understand we want well rounded individuals, but ask me an art history question. You'll be underwhelmed with my response.

Also, the trade schools everyone keeps touting as what we need to re-establish and de-stigmatize....they wouldn't take art history. Do we not care about them being well rounded?
Wow, sounds like a great debate!
I agree that 4 year degrees could probably be done in 2 at half the price. Especially the price.
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Incredible time last night. Amazing debate. Before the debate 37% to 56% against the motion (the rest undecided). After the debate 47% to 46% for the motion.

The big take away is that the traditional 4 year bachelors degree is not the right path for all people. The other main point was that even the 4 year degrees could probably be done in 2 at half the price.

I had to take art history (or something similar) on my path to becoming a Mech Eng. I understand we want well rounded individuals, but ask me an art history question. You'll be underwhelmed with my response.

Also, the trade schools everyone keeps touting as what we need to re-establish and de-stigmatize....they wouldn't take art history. Do we not care about them being well rounded?
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If #3 is correct, about adenosine increasing as you think and requiring more energy to fire neurons...I may have just found the explanation as to why I constantly dozed off when reading books in grad school.
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Old 10-15-2011, 01:24 AM   #112
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:52 AM   #113
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I am SO going to see this on Monday.

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Old 10-21-2011, 12:02 PM   #115
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I think this is the apple law suit referenced in the trailer.
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:06 PM   #116
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:02 PM   #117
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:54 PM   #118
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An interesting history of multi-touch http://www.billbuxton.com/multitouchOverview.html

Apparently it's been around since the early 80's with a multi-touch tablet in 1985.

Also, the 1994 tablet. http://rossdawsonblog.com/weblog/arc...from-1994.html
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:17 PM   #119
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One more... a tablet using a Sun SPARC processor from 1992. Complete with touch screen, finger-based scrolling, etc.

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