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Bear in mind the military journal mentioned tends to accept rather "speculative" pallets.

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#fbt: "U.S. Navy Preparing Bitcoin Battalion" http://feedly.com/e/h8BBZ05d
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#fbt: "Elementary vs Foundational" http://feedly.com/e/9SihP24I
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"I am a Unix Creationist. I believe the world was created on January 1, 1970 and as prophesized, will end on January 19, 2038"
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Whiteqube remixing InSoc at Grenada Theater , Dallas, TX

On a date with my beloved wife!
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+WIRED spoke with +Urs Hölzle about  Google's vision for the future of cloud computing: "...this past January, Urs Hölzle sent a thunderclap of a corporate memo across the company, laying out a new direction for both his team and the entire Google empire."

Join us tomorrow morning, beginning at 9:30am PT, at cloud.google.com/LIVE to learn more. #GCPLive
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Have you seen the yellow banana?

See also the Seussified version of The Call of Cthulhu.
 
A tweet from +Paul S. Kemp inspired me to invent a new children's book/True Detective crossover: The King in the Yellow Hat. 
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#fbt: "025- Valley Forge" http://feedly.com/e/r8oYDqn0
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Not all teachers belong in the profession. Some don't belong any where near children.
 
I feel like UNM's math department has some funny ideas about what should be in a trigonometry class. We spent like two weeks rushing through the unit circle and all the basic functions. Then we spent another two weeks or so rushing through pretty much every identity in the world. Then we memorized a bunch more stuff, but never really got any homework or tests that used it.

Now it's looking like we're going to spend the second half of trigonometry learning DeMoivre's Theorem, vectors, and parametric equations -- certainly at the same crazy breakneck speed.

I feel like the basics of parametric equations and vector calculus probably belong in pre-calc...especially if cramming them into trig requires the class to go at this (frankly insane) pace.

I'm required to take pre-calc, but not trig. I took trig anyway...because I wanted to learn trig. Not because I wanted half a semester of highly compressed trig and an extra redundant half semester of highly compressed pre-calc.

The good news is that -- looking at their curriculum for pre-calc -- this class should make pre-calc feel like a cakewalk.

On a side note -- I'm pretty mad that it wasn't until my mid-twenties that I discovered I'm actually quite good at math. My middle school algebra teacher was just such a horrendous bitch that she crippled my ability to even mentally approach the topic for almost a decade.

I wonder how many other people she fucked up, but who didn't have art and design skills to fall back on as a major and a career while the scar tissue faded -- and are now permanently relegated to the under-educated lower class? How many engineers and scientists did she personally deny the world in her decades of teaching?

They say a high-performing kindergarten teacher is worth something like $300,000/year in the future increased productivity of their students. How much of a drain is a bad teacher? Someone who in their career turns thousands of impressionable kids from STEM-track to burger-flipping-track?

I'd reckon paying the worst teachers $50,000 a year to stay the hell home and not try to teach anybody -- and then paying somebody else another $100,000 to take their place -- would be a fucking bargain for society overall.

So why won't we even pay the good ones more than $30-40K starting?
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‘A homeopathic attack could bring entire cities to a standstill,’ said BBC Security Correspondent, Frank Gardner, ‘Large numbers of people could easily become convinced that they have been killed and hospitals would be unable to cope with the massive influx of the ‘walking suggestible’.’ ❞ 
The world has been placed on a heightened security alert following reports that New Age terrorists have harnessed the power of homeopathy for evil. ‘Homeopathic weapons represent a major threat to ...
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Apparently believers in "alternative medicine" are annoyed that it's generally (and correctly) portrayed as nonsense on wikipedia and started a petition about it. Fortunately, Jimmy Wales told them to piss off!

http://www.cbc.ca/newsblogs/yourcommunity/2014/03/you-have-to-be-kidding-me-wikipedia-founder-jimmy-wales-chastizes-alternative-medicine-advocates.html
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