links for 2007-10-19
MCAFEE: I’ll decrypt San Bernardino phone free – Business Insider “Cyberscience is not just something you can learn. It is an innate talent. The Juilliard School of Music cannot create a Mozart. A Mozart or a Bach, much like our modern hacking community, is genetically created. A room full of Stanford computer science graduates cannot compete with a true hacker without even a high-school education.” tags: weekly education innate Building Concentric Circles with Nice Color Palettes For Fun and Science – The Media Temple Blog one of those pretty explorations across a variety of webdev/design/thoughtvector-ish fields tags: circles color webdev design weekly Try WorkFlowy Instantly slick tag based sorting features which open up some interesting options tags: tool todo list workflow weekly A Mathematician’s Lament ““Of course!” he reassures himself, “No society would ever reduce such a beautiful and meaningful art form to something so mindless and trivial; no culture could be so cruel to its children as to deprive them of such a natural,satisfying means of human expression. How absurd!”h/t thinkthankthunk tags: education math music programming weekly Ruth Goodman’s How to Be a Tudor, reviewed. “As a sort of control, a colleague of Goodman’s experimented with showering every day while wearing the same clothes, unwashed, for several months, and “the smell was overpowering.” Therefore, Goodman concludes, “the 16th-century belief […]
Presentation Zen: Can (and should) scientists become great presenters? “”People can only learn something new if they can relate it to something they already know. That’s the only way.” “When people like you [scientists & PhD students] talk about their research, half of the time even your peers don’t understand what the hell you are talking about, and when they do understand they find it boring. That’s the sad truth.” “Scientists cannot communicate very well with non-scientists, but in fact they cannot communicate well with other scientists either.” “If you are a PhD student, a post-Doc, or even a professor, where have you been all your life? In School! And school is the worst place where you could possibly learn communication.” “You see the problem here. We are learning to communicate by explaining things to people [professors] who all ready know [the material]. What kind of learning experience is that? It’s the wrong approach…..on top of that the purpose is being graded, which means we have to prove to those people grading us how clever we are.” “Find a simple way to explain something complex.”” tags: presentation zen scientists educators communication learning itrt weekly Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
The California Sunday Magazine “She waves to one of her neighbors, but only after dark, so that the other neighbors won’t see” tags: weekly writingprompt sociology Google News Redesign Concept for Objective Reading – PSFK On the function side, Google intends to make the news as balanced and objective as possible with options including comparisons of the same story from multiple, competing news sources, news only from eyewitnesses, and a graphic coverage timeline to track the progress of reporting as well as the events of the story. tags: news google bias truth lies weekly Making the most detailed tweet map ever | Mapbox ” And here is what those 6,341,973,478 tweets look like on a map, at any scale you want.” tags: weekly dataviz twitter tool code Chart Brut: How the MS-Paint Graphics of Conspiracy Took Over the Web “There’s a new style of folk art booming on the internet: The crudely rendered, text-and-arrow-happy conspiracy diagram. Let’s call it Chart Brut: Simple, unrefined, urgent, ominous, striving to be informative, and utterly incomprehensible. It’s a digital middle-ground between the string-and-thumbtack cork-board flowcharts favored by premium-cable obsessives like Rust Cohle and Carrie Mathison, and the meaningless tangles of agency responsibilities beloved by security-apparatus bureaucrats, and it’s emerged as the defining folk aesthetic of the 2014 internet. It shows up on message boards […]