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You see a slow moving red-headed scientist wearing a wrinkled lab coat over a Science Museum Polo Shirt.
You see a slow moving red-headed scientist wearing a wrinkled lab coat over a Science Museum Polo Shirt.

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PBS Digital Studios produces a collection of educational series on YouTube covering a variety of topics in science and mathematics. I've been watching and enjoying many of these series for the past few months.

Today, I happened to watch an episode of the BrainCraft series written and presented by Vanessa Hill, who generally focuses on topics in psychology.

Much to my delight, I found that she had referenced one of our papers, as listed in the description below her video.

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A number of people who are paying daily attention to fast-paced domestic politics have observed that the rules of the game have changed.

As I see it, we don’t need a different set of rules. Rather we need a durable and sustainable set of scientific concepts more powerful than any that can be expressed in the impoverished language of ever-changing legislative rules and authoritarian edicts.

Here is my model of the mathematical progression, where most people have never gotten beyond reckoning the first stage.

1. Heap of Rules
2. Suite of Protocols
3. Library of Functions
4. Collection of Models
5. Ecology of Systems

Thought for the Day:

Social network media is becoming weaponized.

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And yet another episode in The Misadventures of Moulton ...

The difference between Education and Therapy is Timeliness.

In Education, you learn good and valuable stuff, but you learn it well in advance of the time in your life when that education will become useful.

In Therapy, you learn good and valuable stuff, but you learn it after the time in your life when you needed it, and after you have fallen flat on your face by not being prepared in advance.

The happy medium is Just-In-Time Learning, where you learn good and valuable stuff just as the need for it is becoming salient and apparent.

Thought for the day:

Lean into the Pain.

Especially if it's Au Bon Pain, fresh out of the oven.

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Song parody from Barsoom Tork Associates ...

Title: You Give Law a Bad Name
Artist: Standing Rock Sioux
Composer: Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child, and Barsoom Tork Associates
YouTube: "You Give Love a Bad Name" ~ Bon Jovi
https://youtu.be/KrZHPOeOxQQ

Shot up a horse, and you're to blame, Sheriff
You give law a bad name

A lawman's view is what you sell
You promise law and order then you generate hell
Corporate greed got a hold on you
When power's a prison you can't break free

You're a loaded gun, yeah
There's nowhere to run
No one can save you, the damage is done

Shot up a horse, and you're to blame
You give law a bad name
I play my part and you play your game
You give lawfare a bad name
You give lawfare a bad name

You paint camouflage on a big Humvee
Riot gear on the cold prairie
A military force that acts so brave
Riding roughshod over sacred graves

You're a loaded gun
There's nowhere to run
No one can save you, the damage is done

Shot up a horse, and you're to blame
You give law a bad name
I play my part and you play your game
You give lawfare a bad name
You give law ...

Shot up a horse and you're to blame
You give law a bad name
I play my part and you play your game
You give lawfare a bad name

Shot up a horse and you're to blame
You give law a bad name
I play my part and you play your game
You give lawfare a bad name

You give law
You give law a bad name
You give law
You give lawfare a bad name
You give law
You give lawfare a bad name

CopyClef 2016 Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child, and Barsoom Tork Associates.
Resurrection Hackware. All wrongs reversed.

"At Resurrection Hackware, our annoying song parodies are your everlasting earworm."

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The American Revolutionary War began with "The Shot Heard 'Round the World" which took place in historic Lexington Massachusetts.

During the last two weeks of August, the Lexington Police issued 41 traffic citations to motorists confused by a new one-way traffic pattern on Harrington Road along the north side of the Lexington Battle Green.

On Monday, October 24th, I appeared before Clerk-Magistrate, Ann Colicchio in Concord District Court to contest the citation issued to me back on August 18th by Sgt. Timothy J. Barry of the Lexington Police.

I barely got about 2 minutes into my story before the Clerk-Magistrate, Ann Colicchio, when she abruptly dismissed the citation without explanation.

I'm guessing I was not the first person to contest it, as the Clerk-Magistrate seemed to have a very quick grasp of the scene, and she was impressed that I came well-prepared with photos and diagrams.

Find the details of my story here ...

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As many of you know, I am 71 years old and pretty much retired from my professional career. My education amounts to what I learned and practiced in the half-century from 1950 to 2000.

But suppose I were 30 years old, full of youthful vitality, and just now starting my career.

I would probably look and sound very much like this young chap, who is presenting a modern YouTube course on Psychology.

Meet +Hank Green, a younger version of who I would like to be, if I were him.
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