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Coding had become a fad. And it's probably going to get more people into trouble than it will help them.

Paying to learn coding in the hopes of landing a job which will probably require new sets of skills in a few years, prompting you to go back to school is dubious.

Learn code if you have a clear plan with how to use your knowledge.

"We live in an ultra-competitive world, with people turning to all sorts of methods to make ends meet. Selling coding as a ticket to economic salvation for the masses is dishonest.

Take coding bootcamps. Since the mainstream learned of the success of Silicon Valley software engineers, everyone wants to own a startup or become an engineer. HBO’s Silicon Valley paints a picture of late twenty-somethings spending their nights coding and smoking weed, all whilst making millions of dollars. The American public is amazed by figures like Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, who make millions seemingly overnight. Coding fever has even reached the steps of the White House, with President Obama pushing for legislation to include computer science in every public-school curriculum.

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While many coding bootcamps are legitimate and care for their pupils, an even greater number are run by modern snake-oil salespeople tapping into the average American’s desperation."
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+Alan Light True. Not as fast as these jobs..
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I just watched this on Netflix.

If you've listened to the actual concepts that +Bernie Sanders​ speaks about, you will immediately recognize what Noam Chomsky is explaining.

Chomsky also explains how the current design of American society leads to the rise of Trump.
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+Alan Light Sad. ^.^
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3D printed buildings are the way of the future! At least that’s what Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, says. Imagine you could walk onto an empty block of land one day, and have a house built on it a few days later. Sounds like science fiction, doesn’t it? What if I …
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WHY don't we just use G+ Communities? As far as I can tell they are effectively the same, except Spaces doesn't have Sub-topics in them.
 
Oh, hey: Yet Another Overlapping Google Product™ for messaging/sharing.

Text me in Messenger to let me know about the discussion of this in Hangouts so I can share about it on Google+ and then post the results to Spaces.
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Oo.. Wonder how true this is and how it might affect things.

"OK, so, say that happens. Temperatures go up. When do we then see the effects on the solid earth?

We could see that very soon. The big worry is Greenland. It has 2-3 km (1.2-1.9 miles) of ice on top of its lithosphere. That weight is pushing down the crust. Taking that ice off could trigger earthquakes.

We’re seeing that in Alaska. A lot of ice has been lost in the last 100 years, and the faults there are lot more active now. Previously, because of the weight, they couldn’t move but they were accumulating strain because of the earth’s movement.

So if Greenland starts seeing earthquakes, there’s a worry that we would see submarine landslides. One such landslide happened in Scandinavia about 8,000 years ago. It sent down a huge tsunami all the way across the Atlantic. Shetlands saw 20-meter (66-foot) waves, and Scotland saw [waves] six meters high. And Greenland has the same potential."

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"We can’t predict a specific earthquake today, because seismologists say that there are so many factors that control them that their occurrence is as good as random. However, we can, with high precision, say how many earthquakes of a certain magnitude can occur in a year. So why wouldn’t climate change affect those statistics?

Climate change can only bring forward the occurrence of an earthquake if the fault was already susceptible to rupturing. These things can occur where there is ice or where there is increase in sea levels. But, even if these happen, their occurrences may be within the annual variation of the earthquakes of those sizes."
We are already experiencing the mayhem and destruction of climate change, and things are only going to get worse.
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This is something that I'm considering doing myself. Aquaponics is so awesome that it might be great as a local business. These guys are doing it:
-generating healthy, local food
-reducing local greenhouse gas emissions
-reducing water consumption in agriculture
-putting the formerly incarcerated to work
-reusing unfavorable land
-creating a new business model to help people and the environment everywhere

My problem with the campaign is that it doesn't tell the viewers what aquaponics is, so I'm surprised people are backing them xD

Aquaponics is like hydroponics.
It uses just water and nutrients to grow plants, instead of soil, like traditional agriculture, which uses about 90% less water for the same amount of plants.
Not to mention, plants tend to grow several times faster.

In aquaponics, nutrients to make plants grow come from fish (urine and poo) in the system's water which is then purified by plants and bacteria and recirculated back for the fish to live in.

An urban food production hub that creates access to living-wage careers and nutritious, affordable food in deep East Oakland.
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+Matthew J Price Bernie supporter critiquing Bernie's ideas. That's a good thing. Now, how is Bernie supposed to hear your argument and deliberate that point with you to determine a best solution?

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Science losing its Science.

There aren't the right incentives to conduct scientific research to get reliable results.
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+Alan Light xD. Yeah. :|
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Objectivity, Unassuming (typically), Speculation, Ideation, Deliberation, Analysis, Management, Identifying Problems, Detangling Arguments, Spotting Oddities and Inconsistencies. Resolve, Humility, Civility, Aspiration, Assertiveness, Forthrightfulness, Respectfulness, Encouraging, Earnest, Independent, Comprehensiveness, Planning, Study, Mediation, Supervision, Vigilance, Mitigation, Prudence, Persistence, Focus, Authentic, Integrity, Listening, Courtesy, Sympathy, Callous, Critical • Bad Habits: Vindictive, Sulking, Contemptuous
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Intent on creating a massively open, online deliberative framework for a publicly guided non-governmental organisation.
Introduction
My Persisting Missions:
  • Cultivate worldwide self-sufficiency
  • Gamify society
  • Design a public platform for collaborative innovation & research

Ideology:
  • The more self-sufficient that people are, the less need and ability there is for people to dominate each other. That's my hypothesis on advancing world peace.
  • There isn't any true good or evil, there is only facilitation or impediment of people surviving and thriving.
  • Most of life demands reliance on assumptions.
    • I prefer to rely on scientifically-validated information --yet, I am weary of the potential for skewed information due to biases, corruption, and extortion.
  • Most people have good  intentions with what they're doing.
    • People almost always fail to recognize that the other side has a point.
  • There is no debate without consensus of fact.
  • Knowledge of the actualities should always be pursued.
Attitude:
  • Impending devastation exhilarates me.
    • I love critical, global issues.
  • If I can't make a dramatic difference to more than a community, I'm wasting my effort.
    • I care about the principal factors that dictate humanity's course.
  • I do not bother with changing things through institutions, I take grassroot action.
    • Institutions are generally too corrupt and inefficient to bother with.
  • I am not interested in most of humanity; though, I do care for every human's quality of life because I believe that every person's life will have an impact on mine.
    • I think most people are too near-sighted, unambitious, credulous, self-righteous, and/or psychotic.
  • I agree with the motto from the game Assassin's Creed "Nothing is true, everything is permitted."  Not everything you're told or think that you know is the absolute truth.
  • "If you're going to do something, make it matter." - Hewlett Packard
My rules to solving problems:
  • Rule 1) Tackle the roots of problems.
  • Rule 2) Ensure a lasting solution.
I want to make the world more awesome (sustainable, safe, inspiring, equitable, economical, and fun) for everyone!


Catalysts for this change:

  • Cultivating people's knowledge, innovation, collaboration, and self-sufficiency.
  • Creating immersive, real-world games (which, preferably, would benefit society in more ways than just positive emotional states).
Millions die and suffer living every day -things may never be perfect.
  1. What would you do differently if a loved one was one of them?
  2. What would you think if your typical way of life suddenly dissolved? (*cough, cough* War, Pandemic, Famine, Theft, Global Financial Crises, Superstorms)
Join the billions.

Captivations:
  • Save the World Projects (If there are any that fit the style that I work in :3)
  • Discussion
  • Ethics
  • Civics
  • Politics (Only for staying informed; I prefer DIY change.)
  • Getting Educated: Web Articles, MOOCs, Television
  • Technology
  • Business
I associate with those who:
  • Are trying to make a difference.
  • See big pictures
  • Enjoy thinking
  • Deliberate
  • Have healthy skepticism
I would like to have a group of people who will hang out together as roommates (nearly) every day until we die on each other.
I can't live without a sense of fraternity.

What I typically do in my downtime:
  • Tech, Local, & World News
  • Watching Informative Videos (PBS & YouTube)
  • Google+
  • Planning or Organizing Something, or Daydreaming about doing it.
  • Playing Videogames
  • Listening to Music
  • Sulking over Friends, Money, and Mankind

Places Travelled:
Oklahoma, US; Arkansas, US.

Causes that I'm passionate about:

For:
Anthropogenic Climate Change 
Vegetarian/Veganism (Animal Rights)
Equal Human Rights
Self-Sufficiency

Against:
American Oligarchy
Insincere Politics
Conformity to Social Norms
Anti-Vaccination
Inappropriate Use of Antibiotics

~Life is ever-changing~
Last Update: October 7, 2015
Bragging rights
Red pill (unless I'm definitely going to suffer for a long time), I am probably more than above average at reading into people's behavior
Education
  • TED Conferences Online
    Snippets of Many Disciplines, 2011 - present
    Watched over 250 talks
  • MOOCs
    Many Disciplines, 2012 - present
    [March 2013] Global Sustainable Energy: Past, Present and Future, University of Florida • A Beginner's Guide to Irrational Behavior, Duke University (Psychology+Economics) • Leading Strategic Innovation in Organizations, Vanderbilt University • [May 2013] Introduction to Psychology, University of Toronto (Also: Spring 2007: Yale University, Introduction to Psychology) • [August 2013] Social Psychology, Wesleyan University • Gamification, University of Pennsylvania (A new field of study. A kind of hybrid between positive psychology & game mechanics for achieving organizational goals) • [January 2014] Moralities of Everyday Life, Yale University
  • PBS
    Overviews of Many Disciplines, present
    Dozens of NOVA, Nature, Frontline, and NewsHour programs.
  • Informational Websites
    Interdisciplinary, 2012 - present
    MIT Technology Review, Scientific American, Smithsonian, Phys.org, ExtremeTech, Gizmag, CleanTechnica, Next Big Future, Fast Company, The Verge, CNET, TechCrunch, GOOD, Mashable, xkcd
  • Books
    Different Disciplines, 2012 - present
    The Infinite Resource by Ramez Naam (Economics + Sustainability), A Mind of Its Own by Cordelia Fine (Psychology), Don't Be Such a Scientist by Randy Olson (Science, Public Relations)
  • YouTube
    Snippets of Many Disciplines, 2012 - present
    ASAP Science, Vsauce
  • Codecademy
    Programming, 2014 - 2015
    Basics of: HTML, CSS, jQuery
  • Documentaries
    2014
    Food Inc., Bully, Inequality for All, Tiny: A Story About Living Small, Poor Kids, Pump
  • LabSim TestOut
    Information Technology, 2011 - 2012
    CompTia A+ and Network+ training (but did not take certification exams)
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Memory of the Camps – FRONTLINE
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Flow Hive Honey on Tap Directly From Your Beehive
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It is so much easier on the beekeeper and so much easier on the bees.

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CDC Urges Measles Vaccinations as Number of Cases Exceeds 100 – The Vacc...
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FRONTLINE’s Most Impactful Moments of 2014 – Inside FRONTLINE - FRONTLINE
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Machinarium
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Climate Change Science and Negotiations
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