Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-06-25

  • The Government Says It Wasted Millions of Dollars Dressing the Afghan Army in Proprietary Camouflage

    There, they came across HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp., a company whose name seems to have tumbled out of a comic book (and which has, in fact, made uniforms for a Marvel movie, the bad Iron Man one).

    Founded in 1999, the Canadian company started out around a plan to make “hyperbaric chambers and passive negative-ion generators for professional hockey players,” according to the Atlantic, but later pivoted to making copyrighted camouflage patterns, and maybe one day an invisibility cloak.

  • 6 Resources that Designed Me as a Web Developer – Hacker Noon

    Usually we choose which resources to review according to our skills set and our fields of interest. There are some resources that make us feel different after viewing/reading them. This feeling is hard to explain. It can be the understanding of issue we are trying to solve or something that wire up our points of knowledge.

  • Marriott Unveils Master Class: Intimate Learning Experiences With Professionals

    — Is that what a class is like? Should it be?

    There has been an influx of research that proves that experiences bring more happiness than material goods. Millennials especially place a lot of value on experiences and this is evident in their spending—people are willing to pay to experience something amazing (that can also be displayed on social media as well). Recognizing this, Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), have created what they call the master class series. These classes consist of personal interactions with major players in sports, cooking and entertainment.

  • Google News Lab

    take a deeper look at this for design patterns and for the google-centeric aspects

  • Professor Caveman – The Atlantic

    Over the course of this semester-long class, Experimental Archaeology and Primitive Technology, Schindler’s students learn to build fires with wooden hand drills, make rope from plant fibers, and gather tree nuts, among other things. Although most of us no longer rely on these skills, Schindler argues that they are essential to understanding what it means to be human, and should be a part of our educational curricula.

  • Headbadge Hunter: Rescuing the Beautiful Branding of Long Lost Bicycles | Collectors Weekly

    For some future design patterns/inspiration

  • Data Sketches

    Pretty much awesome on all levels – data, design, collaboration, work patterns, etc.

  • stared/science-based-games-list: Science-based games – a collaborative list

    Here is a collaborative notepad with educational/science games, i.e. games that are:

    capturing parts of real scientific phenomena (including social science, medicine, etc),
    actually playable (you can play them for fun, not ones “for classroom only”).

  • JAWS on the Water | Birth.Movies.Death. Events

    Imagine relaxing on an inner tube with a cold drink in hand on a perfect Texas summer night, your feet languidly dangling in the calm Lake Travis water. Now imagine you’re also watching the greatest thriller ever made, projected across the water while unknown terrors threaten from the watery depths…

    JAWS ON THE WATER is back,

  • (2) Hilary Mason: Replacing Yourself with a Very Small Shell Script – YouTube
  • What students learn from contributing to Wikipedia – Wiki Education Foundation

    The study found that when students contribute to Wikipedia, they learn to be accountable for their own words, but come to understand that results are achieved most effectively through a cooperative spirit. They become adept at receiving as well as offering criticism, and they learn that relinquishing some level of ownership over your work is a path to improvement.

  • Finding Neverland: The story behind Peter Thiel’s secret citizenship revelation | Exposing the Invisible

    New Zealand, a country where the sheep outnumber the people six to one, has become a destination for rich North American survivalists. These so-called “preppers” make plans for life in the event of societal breakdown but prepping looks quite different when you have the budget, network and technological know-how of the Silicon Valley elite. These elite worriers are reported to be currently buying up expensive land across the globe and building underground shelters and helicopter pads for use in the event of a Doomsday scenario.

  • Why EdTech Sucks – Learning {Re}imagined – Medium

    old media vampires looking to drink young blood, a university department propped up by Pearson, and a zombie report generating agency that could be replaced by an AI

  • CS4G Network Simulator

    Simulator game to teach the basics of network functions and security

  • Datamoshing


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