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What a great application for 3D printing.  A project that any learner could have fun with.  I wonder if this would be an intermediate project or advanced?
 
Having fun with a 3D printer.
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okay that's cool
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Wish that were here.
 
GIF TUESDAY This week: It gawn rain! It looks apocalyptic. But kind of beautiful too. Glad we're not in it though.

Here's some more extreme weather you can watch from the comfort of the internets:

http://bit.ly/1aET18r
http://bit.ly/1b0HP3K
http://bit.ly/1jEmSjP

#GIF   #GIFs   #weatherandnaturalforces   #weather   #rain  
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Fantastic.
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Finding hope in Samuel Beckett.  Nice.
 
I began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality ... had changed both nothing and everything. Before my cancer was diagnosed, I knew that someday I would die, but I didn’t know when. After the diagnosis, I knew that someday I would die, but I didn’t know when. But now I knew it acutely.
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This week I learned that Google bought Nest Labs (makers of these cute internet-connected thermostats), someone hacked a bunch of internet-connected refrigerator to create a botnet, and Bruce Schneier wrote an article for Wired that explained by everyone should think twice before buying an internet-ready appliance.

So I took some time this morning to think twice.  And I wrote those thoughts down so I could help others think through this and they could help me.

If you only get one thing out of this post, it should be reading what Schneier (linked) has to say in his article.

http://www.thecoldfish.com/2014/01/26/a-fatal-attraction-to-the-internet-of-things-2/1/
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Just in case nobody has said it yet, the UI for Apple's iWork suite (do they still call Pages, Keynote, and Numbers that?) is a step or two backwards.

It takes away some control for users in favor of a 'simplified' interface, or something.  Wish I could revert to the previous versions, but I al;ready have too many docs made with the new version.
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Fun & funny!
 
My wife makes me laugh, and impresses me with her creativity. She spent most of last night building little figures out of supplies she got at the craft store, so she could pose them and take selfies of them.

Of course, because it's an elf having a night on the town with his friends, she called them #elfies, because there is nothing in the world Anne loves more than puns.

Anyway, hope this thing she made amuses you as much as it amused me.

Happy Christmas Eve.
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From time to time I get compliments that I don't deserve (and even my mother would not believe).  But, this Coursera class is free and very good, so if you have any interest in behavioral economics sign up (and please send this around)

Irrationally yours

Dan Ariely


http://blog.coursera.org/post/78469861204/why-dan-ariely-is-the-coolest
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Look at that facial transformation!  And, is the President speaking while 'Ol Joe is doing this?
 
Joe Biden is really stoked to see you!
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I think this is called "smoozing", a politician looking happy to see someone. A good politician can do this effortlessly. My old boss was able to do this. He would treat a person like royalty, very sincere, then turn to me and say "I hate that  f'ing  guy's guts".
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So, I don't normally read much George Will.  He is too conservative for me.  But I listen to him because he's an interesting thinker with integrity.  He's never just been one of those talking heads that spouts talking points on the Conservative issues of the day.

So I read today a short opinion piece that he did on education and upward mobility.

In his remarks, he tries to sketch out thoughts on why rapid cultural and technological change (of the kind we are experiencing the US) exacerbate an economic divide.  As someone who believes is the power of education and who has devoted considerable energy and effort to broadening participation in science and mathematics at the post-secondary level, I found his observations interesting.

I don't understand the last paragraph, however. "America’s limited-government project is at risk because the nation’s foundational faith in individualism cannot survive unless upward mobility is a fact."  It seems Mr. Will is saying that a core conviction of conservatism is being threatened by current cultural and technological dynamic.  Am I reading this right?
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Maybe this is the effort which Mr. Will references in his last paragraph:

Americans for Limited Government (ALG) site has
http://getliberty.org/about-alg/
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Champion for entrepreneurial higher education, educators, learners, and employers.
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Mathematician by training and educational innovator in higher ed.  Interested in STEM talent expansion efforts and successes, but a supporter of scholarship and learning in all disciplines.
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  • University of North Carolina
    Mathematics, 1993 - 1998
  • St. Olaf College
    Liberal Arts & Mathematics, 1989 - 1993
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Executive lead for grants, sponsored programs, and campus research.
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  • California State University, Channel Isladns
    Senior Research Officer, 2012 - present
  • Truman State University
    Educator (mathematics), 1998 - 2012
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Teaching & Research Assistant, 1993 - 1998
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