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Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-07-15

St. Louis Uber driver has put video of hundreds of passengers online. Most have no idea. | Metro | stltoday.comJason Gargac, of Florissant, livestreams videos of his rides as an Uber and Lyft driver in greater St. Louis without his customers’ knowledge. This screencap from Gargac’s channel on the livestreaming website Twitch shows him transporting passengers on a recent ride. The faces of passengers have been covered with black boxes by the Post-Dispatch. Screen-capture via Twitch. How the Roman Empire Made Pure CSS Connect 4 Possible | CSS-TricksIn this article, I will walk through the key ideas of a Pure CSS Connect 4 game I built. I tried to avoid hardcoding as much as I could in my experiment and worked without preprocessors to focus on keeping the resulting code short. You can see all the code and the game right here: Newcomer Conjugate Method Lessons / Elite FTSDynamic effort days will not be easy. These were harder and heavier than the max effort days. First, I started with nine sets of three, then switched to 12 doubles as Louie suggested, because in a powerlifting competition you just do singles, so you are better off doing a first rep 12 times than only nine times. Dynamic movements should be done fast. We are using 50%, 55%, or 60% bar weight, […]

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-07-08

Super Punch: “ECOT, Ohio’s largest online charter school, officially closes”lies and theft in online edu . . . similar to lies Temple’s business dean engaged in This sun-chasing robot looks after the plant on its head – The VergeChinese roboticist and entrepreneur Sun Tianqi has made it happen: modding a six-legged toy robot made by his company Vincross to carry a potted plant on its back. The resulting plant-robot hybrid looks like a leafy crab or a robot Bulbasaur. It moves toward the sunshine when needed, and it retreats to shade when it’s had enough. Learning To Code By Writing Code Poems — Smashing Magazine Temple business dean forced out over falsified MBA data used in rankings – Philly “the Fox School … knowingly provided false information to at least one rankings organization about the online M.B.A. In addition to the misreporting of the number of students who took the GMAT from 2015 to 2018, the average undergraduate GPA was overstated, and there were inaccuracies in the number of offers of admission as well as in the degree of student indebtedness.” H-Diplo Commentary 1 on Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress | H-Diplo | H-NetOr maybe you have just closed Steven Pinker’s latest book, which would not have been out of place as propaganda material in […]

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-07-01

The U.S. Air Force learned to code—and saved the Pentagon millions“We don’t want to be anybody’s outsource app development organization forever,” says Keith Salisbury, the vice president responsible for Pivotal’s work with the federal government. “We want our clients to understand what we do and how we do it, and most importantly, why we do it. We don’t want to teach them to fish. We want to teach them to be fishing guides.” About—-like what we tried a few months back Itty bitty sites are contained entirely within their own link. (Including this one!) This means they’re… ?Portable – you don’t need a server to host them ?Private – nothing is sent to–or stored on–this server ?Easy to share as a link or QR code When Jean-Paul Sartre Had a Bad Mescaline Trip and Then Hallucinated, for Years, That He Was Being Followed by Crabs | Open Culture The crabs followed him “all the time,” he said, “I mean they followed me in the streets, into class.”

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-05-13

educate your child interactive data viz on choosing a school and the impact that has in Chicago Meet Calumma uetzi, a rainbow-colored chameleon from Madagascar that was just named after a VCU professor “It’s one thing to have a species named after you,” he said, “but it’s another thing to have a really nice and pretty species named after you.” erinspace/sonify: Use data to create and play MIDI files! Take a CSV of data, output sound! Using Python! Small b blogging What’s going on here? I call it small b blogging. It’s a virtuous cycle of making interesting connections while also being a way to clarify and strengthen my own ideas. I’m not reaching a big audience by any measure but the direct impact and benefit is material. –what’s this look like for departments/education?

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-05-06

J.R.R. Tolkien Expressed a “Heartfelt Loathing” for Walt Disney and Refused to Let Disney Studios Adapt His Work | Open Culture he also called Disney a “poor boob” and lamented “What might not have come of it if this man had been educated—or even brought up in a decent society?” AirSelfie2 Drone | Boing Boing Store The Selfie Gets an Upgrade with This Phone-Controlled, Pocket-Sized Drone

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-04-29

JOSEPH BEUYS: I LIKE AMERICA AND AMERICA LIKES ME | Kids of Dada In 1974, Beuys spent three days in a room with a wild coyote for his performance, I Like America and America Likes Me. The Ratio Tracker — Data For Progress Twitter occupies a relatively small share of the American public, but counts essentially every public figure among its daily active users. As much of elite communication takes place on this online platform, we at Data for Progress feel that it is important to provide some insight on how political elites use the platform, and how their audiences respond. In this spirit, we will be providing periodic analyses into various aspects of the Twittersphere. You Can’t Opt Out Of Sharing Your Data, Even If You Didn’t Opt In | FiveThirtyEight It’s what happens when one person’s voluntary disclosure of personal information exposes the personal information of others who had no say in the matter. Your choices didn’t cause the breach. Your choices can’t prevent it, either. Welcome to a world where you can’t opt out of sharing, even if you didn’t opt in. ?? Dashan on Twitter: “Seen at a Harbin restaurant: swinging cradle for your phone, I’m told to cheat the “10k steps/day” test & qualify for health insurance discounts, presumably while you relax, eat & drink […]

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-04-22

Old Man River – Futility Closet Because of its importance to the region’s M?ori people, New Zealand’s Whanganui River is legally a person, with rights, duties, and liabilities, including the right to be represented in court proceedings. Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson said the river will be recognized as a person “in the same way a company is, which will give it rights and interests.” Recapping and Reflecting on OLC Innovate 2018 – Adam Croom While I was flying to Nashville, I had an idea. I grabbed all of the names, emails, and companies that emailed me, and put together a spreadsheet. Aha, if you have a spreadsheet, you have a database. I proceeded to then write a email template inviting them to this session. It’s a drip campaign which means if they don’t respond, I also reminded them. BBC Sound Effects – Research & Education Space These 16,016 BBC Sound Effects are made available by the BBC in WAV format to download for use under the terms of the RemArc Licence. The Sound Effects are BBC copyright, but they may be used for personal, educational or research purposes, as detailed in the license.

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-04-15

Citation Hunt Find statements in need of citations on Wikipedia for research assignments Jon Bruner on Twitter: “Here’s a thread: generative artificial intelligence has made breathtaking gains in the last four years. For instance, these are images of imaginary bedrooms and imaginary album covers created by a neural network.… https://t.co/bj Internal Revenue Service Using the latest technologies, the IRS offers multiple avenues for you to get tax information. If you have a smartphone, we have an app! If you like to watch videos from your phone or computer, we have dozens of helpful YouTube videos…and, of course, follow us on Tumblr. James Bridle / Works all kinds of interesting art/tech work Billion-Dollar Blessings — ProPublica At the front lines are the “admissions representatives,” some 300 phone recruiters working two shifts from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., deploying call lists that Liberty gets from websites where people register and search for information about online higher education, like BestCollegesOnline.com. There is such a race to get to customers before University of Phoenix and other rivals that the prospective students sometimes marvel at how little time has elapsed — just a handful of minutes — between their providing their information on a website and the call coming from Liberty. Liberty’s tax filings show that in 2016, the university paid Google $16.8 million for […]