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Steven Avery
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I love pockets! Would that both genders could share my enjoyment.

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I found this to be an interesting read... In particular, it emphasizes a point that I like to make that the very premise of higher education is not very well thought out in our modern society. The goals and mission statements of universities are often nebulous and frankly bizarre.

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Sorry, I think STEAM is stupid... STEM had a modicum of utility as a political buzz word to encourage focus (and hopefully funding) on one area of education, but adding A for Arts, has a "me too" quality that quickly just makes the conversation about improving education---something Americans keep talking about while defunding it (at least higher education) at the same time.

Moreover, while I think design and the arts are very important and sometimes undervalued in our economy---Apple (as a prominent example) proved that---I don't have the impression that the current economy is clamoring for more designers/artists/musicians the way it is for people who can program, do statistical analysis, or mathematical modeling. I think one can just look at employment rates and median salaries to see that. Thus, I think the whole idea is fundamentally misguided.
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I thought it was a rule that if your map does not have a compass rose, then North is up (and not say rotated approximately 60 degrees clockwise). Sigh.

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A fun read, which encourages one to reflect on various medical claims that break news only to gradually fade away or be directly overturned...

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This just seems sensible to me...

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Here are some ads in a magazine I subscribe to... Somehow, I don't think I am in their target audience.
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 +Burkhard Schwab  and I were amused how

"...it's tempting to dismiss the notion of highly intelligent machines as mere science fiction. But this would be a mistake, and potentially our worst mistake in history." (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/stephen-hawking-transcendence-looks-at-the-implications-of-artificial-intelligence--but-are-we-taking-ai-seriously-enough-9313474.html)

becomes

"Stephen Hawking Says A.I. Could Be Our 'Worst Mistake In History'"

I also like how all of the media coverage completely ignores the other three distinguished authors. Apparently, you can be a Nobel laureate, but if you write anything with Stephen Hawking (who is not a Nobel laureate, by the way) you will be completely ignored by the mainstream media.
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