Intel is not making delivery commitments for new supercomputer at Argonne. Energy Department has 10 companies engaged in a research center focused on quantum computing.
Jesus pointed out that power corrupts – remember the temptations? OpEd written by former Liberty student notes how power is taught to be valued at Liberty, as she acknowledges:
None of us are immune to the power of what our hearts have grown to love.
Interesting how the GOP feeds fear of urban mobs to motivate suburbanites to vote for Trump. What happened to “God will take care of us”?
No science for not testing adults exposed to coronavirus…Sir Topham Hat would admonish WH for new testing guidelines – “You are causing confusion and delay!”. Medical experts agree – Cuomo calls it “political propaganda”.
Trump is silent, again, on Navalny’s poisoning and the soldiers injured by Russia in Syria. Still waiting to hear about our ‘response’ to Russia’s bounty on US soldiers in Afghanistan.
If I wasn’t busy today, I could see a couple of tweets using these words…
Found this TED talk to have some appropriate suggestions — particularly related to how government advertises opportunities to interact…
a new tool that reveals which data in a web account, such as emails, searches, or viewed products, are being used to target which outputs, such as ads, recommended products, or prices. It can increase end-user awareness about what the services they use do with their data, and it can enable auditors and watchdogs with the necessary tools to keep the Web in check.
Check it 0ut at http://xray.cs.columbia.edu/
interesting essay — the opening
I want to talk to you about the concept of free, the concept of open learning, the concept of networked learning in a networked world and the concept of the institution.
An argument that current box model of education cannot scale to meet demand:
Diana Laurillard actually answers the question in the same talk, the same paper, in which she proposes. The dilemma, she writes, “By 2015 there will be 53 million out of school and UNESCO estimates that we need 1.6 million teachers to achieve universal primary education.” (UNESCO, 2014) That’s primary education. That’s not secondary. That’s not tertiary, primary. I did a quick off the cuff calculation. At $50,000 or 25,000 pounds we would need an additional 80 billion dollars in salary a year not counting buildings, equipment, resources, et cetera, roughly 40 billion pounds.
and a very interesting challenge:
Let’s turn the question around. What is the problem for which colleges and universities are the answer?
WordPress has snuck this in … unless I pay $99 per site — you will be subjected to ads I do not control. And we thought FB was bad for abusing folks.
One of my first tasks in state government was to review the plans and progress for Y2K upgrades — some $320 million spread across 2 dozen agencies. The State CIO developed a simple system of measuring momentum and progress — red, green, yellow signals. If you made no progress in a month, or backed up, you got a red light. If you had made progress, but not complete all tasks on schedule, you got yellow. Green meant everything was going according to plan
This NYT story reminds me how effective such an implementation tool can be:
Everybody should know what everybody’s goals and controls are, and everybody should understand their individual ones relative to their department, and their department’s goals relative to the company’s. To achieve that, we publish company wide goals and controls. We have six major goals this year, and there might be three or four metrics for each. We publish that every month for the company. It’s transparent. Then we talk every month with the company about whether we’re at green, yellow or red on any of those six things, and we are very transparent about that. We don’t hide the bad news.