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Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-12-16

That Isn’t a Mistake – dy/danBut the vast majority of the work we label “mistakes” is students doing exactly what they meant to do. We just don’t understand what they meant to do. Teaching effectively means I need to know what a student knows and what to ask or say to help her develop that knowledge. Calling her ideas a mistake transforms them from a window into her knowledge into a mirror of my own, and I am instantly less effective. Influencers Are Faking Brand Deals – The AtlanticThe owner of one sunglasses brand, who asked to remain anonymous so as not to alienate anyone in the influencer community, said the practice has put him in a tough position as a stream of mid-level influencers post mediocre-quality sponsored content seemingly on his behalf, without his approval or control. Byrne’s EuclidA reproduction of Oliver Byrne’s celebrated work from 1847 plus interactive diagrams, cross references, and posters designed by Nicholas Rougeux Federal court says NY ban on nunchucks unconstitutionalThe ruling went over the history of the ban, and said it “arose out of a concern that, as a result of the rising popularity ‘of ‘Kung Fu’ movies and shows,? ‘various circles of the state’s youth’ — including ‘muggers and street gangs’ — were ‘widely’ using nunchaku to cause ‘many serious injuries.’” ??? […]

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-12-09

Soviet big red missile button switch, surplus – Varusteleka.comSoviet big red missile button switch, surplus Deleting array elements in JavaScript – delete vs splice – Stack Overflow****use splice instead delete will delete the object property, but will not reindex the array or update its length. This makes it appears as if it is undefined: Why Ratings and Feedback Forms Don’t Work – The AtlanticChasing ever more ratings abandons the original lesson of mechanical feedback: Specific, critical information can make a system perform well. The thoughts, opinions, experiences, and advice that consumers are asked to share all seem to have equal significance—and organizations seek ever more quantities of that feedback. An app called DropThought, for instance, promises to “capture feedback anywhere” from users who can reply “easily with one click using their smartphones.” Any thought, any response is worth capturing.

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-12-02

?³ #wcus on Twitter: “TinyMCE was never tying to be a layout tool, like MicroSoft Word does not try to be PowerPoint. The Block-Based editor is trying to be both a typing tool and a layout tool. Today, I think it fails at providing a fluid interface to TinyMCE was never tying to be a layout tool, like MicroSoft Word does not try to be PowerPoint. The Block-Based editor is trying to be both a typing tool and a layout tool. Today, I think it fails at providing a fluid interface to make either task feel enjoyable. The “Yellow Jackets” Riots In France Are What Happens When Facebook Gets Involved With Local NewsThe same month that Nogueira set up his first group, Mark Zuckerberg announced two algorithm changes to Facebook’s News Feed that would “prioritize news that is trustworthy, informative, and local.” The updates were meant to combat sensationalism, misinformation, and political polarization by emphasizing local networks over publisher pages. One change upranks news from local publishers only. Another change made the same month prioritizes posts from friends and family, hoping to inspire back-and-forth discussion in the comments of posts. CoyoteVestAre you concerned for the safety of your small dog? It’s a dangerous world where coyotes, aggressive dogs, and even birds of prey can injure or kill your small dog […]

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-11-25

A Business With No End – The New York Times**This article is amazing and has all the things. Olivet University was established in California in 2000 by an evangelical pastor named David Jang. His global religious community — often referred to, simply, as “the Community” — has been the subject of numerous articles that allege labor violations, fraud and abuse. That includes a 2014 Mother Jones story in which former religious followers of Mr. Jang said that the Community recruited them from China and brought them to the U.S. on student visas to study at Olivet University. In reality, the followers said, they spent most of their time working illegally, for very little pay, churning out clickbait for the International Business Times. You Snooze, You Lose: Insurers Make The Old Adage… — ProPublicaSchmidt’s privacy concerns began the day after he registered his new CPAP unit with ResMed, its manufacturer. He opted out of receiving any further information. But he had barely wiped the sleep out of his eyes the next morning when a peppy email arrived in his inbox. It was ResMed, praising him for completing his first night of therapy. “Congratulations! You’ve earned yourself a badge!” the email said. 3D printers emit microparticles that can embed in your lungsFour years of research shows that 3D printers emit hazardous microparticles–which […]