Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-10-15
- Suspect In Would-Be Airport Bombing Nabbed With Help From REI : The Two-Way : NPR
There was no video footage this time. And again, the man paid cash. But, Anderson writes, “the individual … used an REI membership number when paying.”
An REI membership entitles a customer to 10 percent back on purchases every year. In this case, it also gave the FBI a name — Michael Estes. After releasing a still photo from the surveillance footage, authorities found Estes in downtown Asheville. He was arrested on Oct. 7.
- Worldly Wise – Futility Closet
If work were good for you, the rich would leave none for the poor.
Monday Night Raw To Host Presidential Tables, Ladders, and Chairs Match —ouch. The school also plans to host various social media workshops focused on teaching people how to effectively communicate via social media. These seminars will cover subjects like, do’s and don’ts of Facebook (with an emphasis on posting “like a mom”), what all the five primary social media outlets are and how to tell the difference between them, and why no one likes rampages. Chrome Music Lab Some fun stuff Avoid “Culture Fit” If You Want Innovation – The Creativity Guru “that human-resources staff, when considering recent college hires, ranked cultural fit above a candidate’s referrals, coursework and grades.” (If you’re not white and male, this probably isn’t a surprise. And you’re probably not excited by the idea of playing a spin the wheel game, with three white guys, in a pit full of balls.) _____________________ Your work is meaningless. Your grades don’t matter. Just agree with us on stuff. Also I would not enjoy playing spin the wheel in a ball pit with three white guys. Officials confirm 4-year-old Rebecca Lewis found safe in Memphis; West Hogs in custody Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd of Florida has a message for the suspected kidnapper, who legally changed his name to West Wild Hogs from Matthew Clark Pybus: “Don’t you hurt that […]
Notes of Cabinet Meeting on Edmond Charles Genet, 2 August 1793. The Presidt. was much inflamed, got into one of those passions when he cannot command himself. Run on much on the personal abuse which had been bestowed on him. Defied any man on earth to produce one single act of his since he had been in the government which was not done on the purest motives. That he had never repented but once the having slipped the moment of resigning his office, and that was every moment since. That by god he had rather be in his grave than in his present situation. The Story Behind the Mysterious Guillotine on a Brooklyn Roof – VICE “So, yeah, this is kind of the idea behind that—just like, here’s your free healthcare. It’ll solve your problems.” Georgetown Law Students Object to Exam SoftwareMore than 500 law students at Georgetown University have signed a petition asking the law school to scrap its new exam software. In a letter to administrators, students raised privacy and security concerns about the Exam4 platform and objected to the requirement to install it on their personal laptops in order to take their finals. Changes to Twitter’s rules may kill off its most entertaining bots — Quartz. “But I am beginning to suspect that once we all leave […]
New Study Finds Citizen Scientists Can Be Very Accurate | Mental Floss A new analysis of the work of these citizen scientists shows that trusting untrained strangers with scientific data isn’t a terrible idea. As the study in Conservation Biology notes, overall, volunteers classified 98 percent of the images accurately, based on a comparison with expert answers. dy/dan » Blog Archive » The Difference Between Sketching and Graphing Desmos just added sketching into its Activity Builder. That was the result of months of collaboration between our design, engineering, and teaching teams. That was also the result of our conviction that informal mathematical understanding is underrepresented in math classes and massively underrepresented in computer-based mathematics classes. We want to help students express their mathematical ideas and get feedback on those ideas, especially the ones that are informal and under development. That’s why we built sketch before multiple choice, for example. I’m stating this commitment publicly, hoping that one or more of you will help us live up to it. ITP ITP is a two-year graduate program located in the Tisch School of the Arts whose mission is to explore the imaginative use of communications technologies — how they might augment, improve, and bring delight and art into people’s lives. Perhaps the best way to describe us is as a Center for […]