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Burak Emir
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systems, language, types, logic
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I read yesterday that Turkish academics are being hounded by the government. I wrote to a Turkish academic friend, who confirmed these issues. Most/all deans in universities have been required to resign, at many universities leaves have been cancelled, etc.

Irrespective of your views on coups (and especially if you agree that reasonably free and fair democratic processes always trump military intervention), this puts the academic freedoms that people like me take for granted into sharp focus. While some show of force was inevitable in the aftermath of the coup events, pretty soon it crosses over a line and starts to have a different interpretation.

My colleague requested that I share this link and a petition [http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/the-purge-of-academic-institutions-in-Turkey] (for what that's worth). He would appreciate getting the word out about the academic situation. So, if you're concerned by this, please consider re-sharing this post.

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This post makes a good point: we want children to learn computation thinking -- teaching them to code is just a way to get there.

http://googleforeducation.blogspot.ch/2015/07/should-my-kid-learn-to-code.html

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I just discovered what a Hang is - really "the instrument of the 21st century" : )

The documentary below and the PANArt channel here are simply excellent https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4o6cnkIuX0-2XZNZFOvHSA

I sincerely wish the makers all the best in their endeavour.

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What a real Muslim thinks about "ISIS".

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Here's an article describing some educational programming environments that I saw used in action at various programming events for young children. Let me know what you think!

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Started playing around with Angular2. Coming from polymer.dart, the first thing I wanted to know is how to reference components from components. This took me a while to figure out, but once again stackexchange saved the day. Here's a micro write up of the result so you and I can find this again when needed. #angular2   #dart  

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Here is a good article by Greenwald. Although it really hurts my eyes to see these defamatory cartoons, in the sense of supporting freedom of expression: #jesuischarlie   #jesuismusulman  
https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/01/09/solidarity-charlie-hebdo-cartoons/

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