Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-02-19
- Theft: A History of Music
- Competitive Eating Was Even More Disgusting in the 17th Century | Atlas Obscura
Among the suggested meals to give the “most exorbitant paunchmonger” were a wheelbarrow full of tripe, as many puddings as would stretch across the Thames, and an entire fat calf or sheep.
This Dude Is Selling a Virus-Infested Laptop For $1.2 MillionAll together, the six pieces of malware — ILOVEYOU, MyDoom, SoBig, WannaCry, DarkTequila, and BlackEnergy — have caused $95 billion dollars in damages worldwide, attacking millions of users and targeting banks, government institutions, and average people. bio rendernice tool/icon libraries for constructing biology related images A Field Guide to ‘jobs that don’t exist yet’ – Long View on EducationVery solid post. I need to do some redemption work for promoting aspects of this in my past.
The powerful hacker culture ~ Stephen Downes If you want progress, Lemire argues, “you need people who thrive when they solve hard practical problems.” Hackers thrive by getting something done. “And once it is done, academics will take the credit.” – h/t Downes Harvard. I Mean, Really. | HESA The largest ever university capital campaign was concluded in 2011 at Stanford University, which raised $6.2 billion. Naturally, when Harvard launched its campaign in 2013, it set a target of $6.5 billion ($8.1 billion Canadian), of which it raised $2.8 billion during the “quiet” phase. Last week the Crimson broke the story that the $6.5 billion target had been reached. The University declined to comment, noting that it only announces updates every October, but if true this means that with two years to go, the campaign is on track to raise something on the order of $10 billion by the time it finishes in 2018. elnuevomuseo.org | MUSEUM Nuevo Museo de Arte Contempora?neo (NuMu) is the first and only contemporary art museum in Guatemala, dedicated exclusively to supporting, exhibiting, and documenting contemporary art. Founded in 2012, NuMu is an artist-run space, co- founded and directed by artists Jessica Kaire? and Stefan Benchoam.