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Andrea Canidio
Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Organizations. I produce research papers, lecture notes and Team Up Start Up
Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Organizations. I produce research papers, lecture notes and Team Up Start Up
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I'm really sadden by the news coming out of Hungary: the Hungarian government is shutting down CEU, a world-class university that does not cost a dime neither to the Hungarian government nor to the majority of its students. The reason: it is one of the last remaining independent institutions in Hungary. With this, the power grab is complete. #IstandwithCEU

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2017/04/04/hungarys-xenophobic-attack-on-central-european-university-is-a-threat-to-freedom-everywhere/?utm_term=.fbb9a7fc10ae

Iran ( or Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen,... ) should make Trump an honorary citizen

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"On Monday, the Trump administration instructed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staffers to freeze all of the agency’s grants and contracts—cutting off financial support for many state air and water protection programs. [...] So it’s especially appropriate, and poignant, that a terrific documentary about Rachel Carson is airing on PBS this week. "

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Are we sure we live in an era of rapid technological progress?



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"maybe, just, maybe" I should try some of this stuff in one of my classes. 

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One of the most interesting articles I read recently: all you wanted to know about the placebo effect. What I learned:

- The placebo effect works in reverse: if you think you are receiving a poison (when in fact you are not), you may actually die.
- The placebo effect works also in animals.
- The immunitary system associates harmless substances (i.e., sugar pills) with either drugs - in which case it triggers an immunitary response - or poisons - in which case it suppresses its normal immunitary response.

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"Cryptography is not exactly my thing. But I really enjoyed this article. Basically, the NSA spent the last 20 years pushing for the adoption of a set of cryptographic standards called Suite B "the first public cryptography standard to include non-classified algorithms certified for encrypting Secret and Top Secret data."

Then, all of a sudden, in August the agency freaked out, and "updated the Suite B website to announce a rapid transition away from Suite B, and to a new set of quantum quantum-resistant algorithms in the coming years.""

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"Jesus had been taken care of, but Santa Claus was not so easily forgotten. Tracing his roots to St. Nicholas of Myra, a fourth-century Greek Christian bishop from Turkey, Santa was both explicitly Christian and very definitely not Aryan. Even so, Santa was so beloved that not even the Nazis felt that they could wage a war against him. Instead, they changed his name. Nazis argued that the white-robed and gray-bearded figure who came to people’s houses and gave them gifts on Christmas Day was really the pagan god Odin. Christians had merely stolen him, but now he had been reclaimed"

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"I feel delighted that my Pastafarianism has been respected by the Massachusetts RMV," 
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