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I worry every day that my children will be slowly consumed by digital distractions despite any efforts I make to counter the trend.
 
Minecraft on the Cover of The New Yorker
https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/06/22/minecraft-on-the-cover-of-the-new-yorker/

Minecraft features prominently in last week’s cover story in the New Yorker.

Any parent of a four-to-x-year-old will likely understand this week’s cover. Most everyone else will probably be confused.

Minecraft is a video game invented, in 2009, by Markus Persson (a.k.a. “Notch” to the seven hundred trillion humans who play it), as a sort of intuitive reimagining of the landscape of his Swedish childhood, but with zombies. Simultaneously writing and releasing the game, like a sort of wakeful brain surgery, Persson and his staff coded while an algorithmically increasing number of players sent suggestions, found bugs, and played and played and played Minecraft, before the full version was released, in 2011. Then the whole genome of the project sold to Microsoft last year, for two and a half billion dollars. (Concerned parents can view the fascinating documentary “Minecraft: The Story of Mojang” for more info.) Persson recently became notable to the over-forty set for buying a seventy-million-dollar house in Los Angeles (he only very recently became the owner of an automobile, and appears, like me, to dread human contact), and he no longer works on the game.
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So glad both my younger boys much rather play outside.... 
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That orange slice was probably 90% for me
 
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Astronaut Terry Virts captured this photo from the International Space Station flying over Boston, where Leonard Nimoy was born.

#RIPLeonardNimoy
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So true.
 
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TIME’s new cover: The Roots of Baltimore’s Riot. The city’s eruption follows decades of systemic failure. http://ti.me/1OIuNwZ
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Time for America to get its act together on education.  Our children are not a product on a factory assembly line.
 
Finland making major education reforms: switches 'subjects' for 'topics'
So rather than having a class on maths, a class on geography and a class on economics, a student might take a class on cafeteria skills that combines skills in various subjects.
The reforms are intended to make skillsets more relevant as they move into the world.
The changes to the education system are beginning now, but will start off only with small amounts of time allocated to topics over subjects.  The changes will be rolled out over several years.

That's a pretty bold undertaking.
For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.
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Well, you also get stuck in thought bubbles / zones.  Depending on how closely the people were all thinking / tracking.
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Applied Physicist
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  • Oceanit
    Senior Scientist, 2014 - present
  • University of Hawai`i at Mānoa
    Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012 - present
  • University of Hawai`i at Mānoa
    Research Assistant, 2006 - 2012
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  • University of Hawai`i at Mānoa
    Physics Ph.D., 2006 - 2012
  • University of Hawai`i at Mānoa
    Physics M.S., 2003 - 2006
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Mathematics B.S, 1998 - 2003
Excellent food and service. Loved the sweet bread french toast and the potatoes are the best of any breakfast place on Oahu. My new favorite breakfast spot! Expect a long line on the weekend.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Extensive all vegetarian/vegan menu, probably the largest on Oahu. Loved the lemongrass tofu and potstickers. The menu is similar to Loving Hut but much larger and the food is tastier. Ambiance is a bit bland. Hopefully they decorate the place a bit more soon but it is very clean and the location is convenient. I will definitely be back soon to try out the rest of the menu.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Extensive menu with one of the largest vegetarian offerings on the island. Great breakfast, especially the french toast and home fries. Omelets were also delicious. The only downside is that the seating area is in the isle of the Ward shopping center (although not particularly high traffic). Air conditioning is always cranked to the max inside and the outdoor seating is at uncomfortable steel tables. Overall, one of my favorite places for breakfast.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
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Food is very good and all vegetarian/vegan.
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