On the same drought issue, we have Fox News and other conservative media claiming that we won't have water shortage problem at all if liberal environmentalists didn't block the construction of water preservation dams (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/04/16/man-made-disaster-critics-say-california-drought-caused-by-misguided/). The block was meant to protect Delta Smelt, an endangered fish species, but apparently those fishes are heading for extinction anyway despite the effort.
And finally we have this Wired article telling us that it's naive to swallow either side of the story completely or to blame almonds or Delta Smelt fishes (http://www.wired.com/2015/04/drought-isnt-californias-water-problem/).
As the Wired article stated: "Don’t judge. These farmers and cities have been worried about California’s water situation for a lot longer than you’ve been wringing your hands over almonds. Actually, you know what? Delta smelt is the almond of endangered species." To really understand or solve the problem, we need to "transcend beyond sum zero drought mentality".
Indiana Governor says that there will be "additional legislation to clarify the intent of the law", but he "will not push for" adding sexual orientation "as a protected class under the state's civil rights laws".
After these comments, the discrimination intent is super clear, ins't it? Remember that when one of us lose our rights, we all do.
One of the most common question that I receive is whether I have new data about the demographics of Mechanical Turk workers. The latest data that I had collected were back in 2010, and it was not clear how things have changed since then. The key problem was...
- University of MinnesotaB.S., minor in Math, 1992 - 1994
- University of MinnesotaM.S., minor in Scientific Computation, 1994 - 1996
- University of MinnesotaPh.D., 1996 - 1999
With 20 patents and over 80 research articles, his most well-known past project is the study of Information Scent --- understanding how users navigate and understand the Web and information environments. Most recently, he leads a group of researchers at PARC to understand the underlying mechanisms in online social systems such as Wikipedia and social tagging sites. He has also worked on information visualization, computational molecular biology, ubicomp, and recommendation/search engines. He has won awards for both teaching and research. In his spare time, Ed is an avid Taekwondo martial artist, photographer, and snowboarder.
In 2012, Ed was the Technical Program Chair for ACM CHI2012 conference, the premier conference on Human-Computer Interaction research.
- Staff Research Scientist, 2011 - present
- PARCArea Manager and Principal Scientist, 2007 - 2011
- Xerox PARCSr. Research Scientist, 1999 - 2006
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