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Gregory Weber
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Korean students' version of April Fools Day is more fun that Google's.
- -Come to think of it, what was Google's 4/1 prank this year? 
- Yes, this is 5 weeks late, but I've never been good at keeping up with the times.
Ahh April Fools’ Day. In Korea, it’s called Man Woo Jeol (만우절 -萬愚節), which translates to “very foolish holiday.” A day when everything from tiny lies to faked deaths is, in the end, forgivable. Within reason. Specifically in schools in Korea, it’s a time of teamwork and...
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For the WHAT ELSE IS NEW department:
"College educations are becoming more difficult to pay for since costs are rising faster than American income.  (In January 1961, Coronet estimated a five per cent per year increase which means costs will double by the time today''s babies enter college.)"

-- Robert O. Blood, Jr., Marriage, 2nd ed., 1969

Reading old books sometimes provides new insights.
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Dial-up Internet: A true test of human patience. Lol. 
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I love this Chestertonian description of democracy!  And I cannot believe democracy is dead -- but now, as always, endangered.
 
Democracy is dead... #democracy 
Democracy is dead. I say so not because I have ceased to believe in it. I retain a half guilty affection for that worst of all forms of government, except for most of the rest. I say so because everyone else has ceased to believe in it.
     Yesterday I asked my students what …
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"What happens when homeless people aren't even allowed to live on the street?"

I agree with +James Strauss 's sentiment, if not totally with his way of expressing it -- I'm thinking that Neanderthal people (the literally pre-historic ones) might not have been as brutish as what's implied here.  Was there even such a thing as homelessness among the Neanderthals?
 
Man's inhumanity to man. No there are no limits whatever. There are simply pockets of perceived limits distributed over the surface of the globe. Police shoot unarmed people all the time, as well as in the back. When there is no limit on such behavior they do more of it. How can being homeless be banned? And what happens when homeless people aren't even allowed to live on the street? So mucht of mankind does not care. Take Los Angeles. They banned people sleeping in their cars at night. The Federal Courts struck that one down. Now L.A. is banning people from parking at night anywhere in the city. If that fails then they will attempt similar legislation to issue certain permits to homeless people (for a fee) and then put them in the worst industrial areas of the city. How can we, those of us who actually have a functioning mind and heart, do anything about the Neanderthals who live among us yet pass themselves off as human? It's a tough one. For one thing, most of the "N" creatures are men. That's a clue. Most are wealthy and powerful, clue number two. Most are white apes. Clue number three. We might try to recognize and begin to out them. Point at them and say "N." The N-word takes on a whole new connotation!
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This looks promising.  One of the things that attracted me to Google+ in the first place was the idea of sharing different things with different "circles," with different interests.  But how should I know which circles to put people into, based on their interests?  The new collections, I think, will be a better fit to the publish/subscribe model: "create a collection" = publish; "follow a collection" = subscribe.
 
Introducing Google+ Collections, a new way to group your posts by topic

Our happiest Google+ users are those who connect with others around shared interests and passions. So we set out to give people a place to express the things they love. Today, we’re announcing Google+ Collections, a new way to group your posts by topic.

Every collection is a focused set of posts on a particular topic, providing an easy way for you to organize all the things you’re into. Each collection can be shared publicly, privately, or with a custom set of people. Once you create your first collection, your profile will display a new tab where other people can find and follow your collections.

Posts in collections you follow will appear in your Home stream, with a link to easily jump right into the collection so you can get to similar content from that author. Collections give you a great way to find more of the stuff you love from the people you follow.

Collections is available on Android and the web, and iOS is coming later. For Android users, make sure to update your Google+ app to get access to Collections.

For inspiration on interesting topics, check out our Featured Collections page here: g.co/collections

Create your collections today and share what you love.

If you have questions then also be sure to check out our Help Center content http://goo.gl/zyIVMH; if you still can’t find an answer then please post your question in the Collections subcategory. 

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Agreed. It looks like a good addition.
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Intriguing: open source, peer to peer, encrypted communication ... text, voice, and video:
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Hm!  The introduction to this starts out very nice!  "How to think like git."
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I've recently had to start learning to use git, and I think this is going to be very useful.  Much clearer that other explanations I've seen so far.
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Students in INFO-I211 and I are working through the use of git and GitHub for a current project, and I'm learning almost as much about git as the students.

"git reset is probably the most confusing command written by humans, but it can be very useful once you get the hang of it." 

Coming from darcs, I'm thinking nearly every git command is the most confusing command written by humans :-)
Git is all about composing and saving snapshots of your project and then working with and comparing those snapshots. This section will explain the commands needed to compose and commit snapshots of your project. An important concept here is that Git has an 'index', which acts as sort of a ...
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+Gregory Weber lol. Good luck! I have to admit that there is a bit of a learning curve depending on what you're using it for and to understand the concepts, especially for those who aren't very computer savvy. 
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Inspiring to read what the Great Seal of the United States is really about, and how it came to be.  Nice, too, to have confirmation of my understanding that "Novus ordo seclorum" does not mean "New world order", in the sense of a World Government, but rather "A new order for the ages," referring to the American era beginning in 1776 as a venture in liberty with significance for all peoples.
Its two sides were designed by America's Founders to convey their vision to the world and to the future.
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Cryptographic extortion malware encrypts the drives of the victims' computers, then demands a ransom.  Vicious, no?

Yet it seems to me the police would not have had to pay the ransom, if they had practiced the elementary security measure of routinely backing up their server.  This seems so terribly obvious, that I wonder if I'm naively missing something?
Suburban Boston police paid $500 ransom in wake of CryptoLocker infestation.
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"CryptoLocker underscored the importance not just of backups, but of so-called "cold" backups that are done offline. Because CryptoLocker encrypted files on all accessible drives, it often overwrote backup files as well as original ones. In many cases, backups were intact only when they were stored in offline systems that were protected from the infected computers. The distinction could prove particularly important to Durham residents given the refusal to pay the ransom. According to Cisco, ransom demands sent to a test computer that was infected by Cryptowall were increased three times to $600, after which time the data would be irretrievable."

-- http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/06/we-will-be-paying-no-ransom-vows-town-hit-by-cryptowall-ransom-malware/
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Married since 1983, to one woman, by the grace of God. Father of two sons, two daughters: one poet, two engineers, one still to blossom.
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    Mathematics, 1969 - 1973
  • Indiana University
    Philosophy, Business, 1974 - 1981
  • University of Michigan
    Computer Science and Engineering, 1990 - 1992
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