Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-09-30
- DeVos’ security detail projected to cost up to $7.7M during the next year – POLITICO
The Marshals Service said the final cost of protection for DeVos in fiscal 2018 was $6.79 million.
- Dork Money Defeats Dark Money on Twitter: “This 6.5 MB Bloomberg article injects targeted code into your browser and pings back to a suite of mystery servers every few seconds while the page is open. Most of its components serve no obvious purpose. https:
- Planning to Vote in the November Election? Why Most Americans Probably Won’t – The New York Times
Ms. Hill watched as smiling politicians kept making promises and, in her view, growing richer.
—-data viz average net worth of politicians over time adjusted for inflation . . .
- Software disenchantment @ tonsky.me
As a general trend, we’re not getting faster software with more features. We’re getting faster hardware that runs slower software with the same features. Everything works way below the possible speed. Ever wonder why your phone needs 30 to 60 seconds to boot? Why can’t it boot, say, in one second? There are no physical limitations to that. I would love to see that. I would love to see limits reached and explored, utilizing every last bit of performance we can get for something meaningful in a meaningful way.
- Build Your Own Learning Tools (BYOT) | OUseful.Info, the blog…
One of the things I’ve started exploring recently is the extent to which we can create “reproducible” (open) educational resources using Jupyter notebooks. Part of the rationale for this is that if the means of producing a particular asset are provided, then it becomes much easier to reuse the assets with modification. However, I’ve also come to appreciate that having a computational environment to hand also means we can explore the taught subject matter in a wider variety of ways.