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The Religious Reasons My Kids Won’t be Taking the Test

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As we head into several weeks of high-stakes-testing here in Pennsylvania, I would like to share with you the religious reasons my children will not be taking the state mandated PSSAs. Here is an open letter I sent to Dr. Linda Lane, Superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools; Dr. Lisa Augustin, Director of Assessment; Ms. Jamie Kinzel-Nath, Pittsburgh Colfax K-8 principal; and all of our children’s wonderful teachers.

IMO, it's very worth reading.


Thanks to +Joerg Fliege 
As we head into several weeks of high-stakes-testing here in Pennsylvania, I would like to share with you the religious reasons my children will not be taking the state mandated PSSAs. Here is an o...
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There's a lot wrong with the tech industry, and it's increasingly impacting ordinary Americans.
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A good example is currently in California, there has been a lot of efforts to reduce drastically city consumption of water because we are currently facing a drought. But after some measurement, it turns out city consumption of water is only 5% of all consumption, the 95% left is agriculture and guess what? The government didn't enforce any water consumption reduction for that; how crazy is that?

But here is what happens: there is a drought, people see there is a lack of water and then they try to optimize the usage they see: the toilets, the water they drink at the restaurant, etc. But the fields that are out of the cities, nobody sees that so nobody thinks about it and nobody tries to optimize it. If we don't measure, we can't optimize. It's as simple as that.
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MIT Technology Review: The Top Technology Failures of 2014.

http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw6PGs7Ro
What do the latest technologies to flop, fizzle, and flame out tell us about innovation?
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I don't agree on this article's saying. Google Glass is a failure because nobody adopt it? Bitcoin is a failure because of its price drop? This article is trying to combine product's falling momentum with its business, that's all.

It's business failure, not the products.

Anyhow, I believe all of them are just evolve way too fast to let public accept it exist. Their business strategy directly attack the culture and political difference around the world. To me, I can see those potential. When the time is right, I bet they will get greater adoption with better business strategy and hardware integration in the future.

Product research means to invent or create something to improve our life. It's nothing to do with business. In the other hand, they will have more experiences than any other who is laughing at them when the time is right, and to make it right. 
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Now's your chance to join the #CERN60 computing challenge, which aims to reach an unprecedented level of simulations of particle collisions in CERN’s LHC.

This challenge, launched this week by researchers at the Citizen Cyberlab project and the Citizen Cyberscience Centre, tests a new approach to browser-based public computing using virtual machines, read more: http://cern.ch/go/X7Jr

To join the challenge visit: http://cern.ch/go/KRR7
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Regin: a Sophisticated, Stealthy Computer Spying Tool
"Beware of Regin, the master! His heart is poisoned. He would be thy bane..." [1]

Symantec Security Response: " Regin is a highly-complex threat which has been used in systematic data collection or intelligence gathering campaigns. The development and operation of this malware would have required a significant investment of time and resources, indicating that a nation state is responsible. Its design makes it highly suited for persistent, long term surveillance operations against targets."

Kaspersky Labs' Global Research & Analysis Team: "For more than a decade, a sophisticated group known as Regin has targeted high-profile entities around the world with an advanced malware platform. As far as we can tell, the operation is still active, although the malware may have been upgraded to more sophisticated versions. The most recent sample we've seen was from a 64-bit infection. This infection was still active in the spring of 2014.
From some points of view, the platform reminds us of another sophisticated malware: Turla. Some similarities include the use of virtual file systems and the deployment of communication drones to bridge networks together. Yet through their implementation, coding methods, plugins, hiding techniques and flexibility, Regin surpasses Turla as one of the most sophisticated attack platforms we have ever analysed."

Some technical reports:
* http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/regin-top-tier-espionage-tool-enables-stealthy-surveillance
* https://securelist.com/blog/research/67741/regin-nation-state-ownage-of-gsm-networks/

More detailed technical papers:
http://www.symantec.com/content/en/us/enterprise/media/security_response/whitepapers/regin-analysis.pdf
https://securelist.com/files/2014/11/Kaspersky_Lab_whitepaper_Regin_platform_eng.pdf


[1] James Baldwin, The Story of Siegfried, 1882 
Piecing together new information from various researchers, it's clear the 'Regin" malware is one of the most sophisticated nation-state spy tools ever found.
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Republicans push for a permanent aristocracy

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Give credit to Republicans in Congress.

They’ve discovered, belatedly, that income inequality is a problem, and they’re no longer proposing to give tax breaks to the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans. Now they are proposing to give tax breaks to the wealthiest two-tenths of 1 percent of Americans.
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A bill to end the estate tax is the ultimate perversion of the tea party movement.
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Fearless Concurrency with Rust

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The Rust project was initiated to solve two thorny problems:
   * How do you do safe systems programming?
   * How do you make concurrency painless?

Initially these problems seemed orthogonal, but to our amazement, the solution turned out to be identical: the same tools that make Rust safe also help you tackle concurrency head-on.

Memory safety bugs and concurrency bugs often come down to code accessing data when it shouldn't. Rust's secret weapon is ownership, a discipline for access control that systems programmers try to follow, but that Rust's compiler checks statically for you.

For memory safety, this means you can program without a garbage collector and without fear of segfaults, because Rust will catch your mistakes.

For concurrency, this means you can choose from a wide variety of paradigms (message passing, shared state, lock-free, purely functional), and Rust will help you avoid common pitfalls.
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+Rob Meijer That would be called Rust-E or CajaRust. :-)
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While having instant access to your information via the cloud is a major bonus to productivity and convenience, there's a risk that the security trade-off will be too high.
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As the Large Hadron Collider prepares to roar into life once more, check out our graphical guide to what it might find #LHC http://ow.ly/KfhQM 
As the Large Hadron Collider switches on again, a graphical guide to what it might find.
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News flashed last September that Microsoft Research closed down its Silicon Valley Lab, laying off dozens of researchers.
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Microsoft at least has 11 labs worldwide. So I don't think to close down its silicon valley lab will kill its business innovation.The only problem is its "Vision". That's all.  http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/labs/
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Software "Gardener"/Software Craftsman. Knowledge-Hungry Learner. Constanter et non trepide.
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Constanter et non trepide.

It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment. When I have clarified and exhausted a subject, then I turn away from it, in order to go into darkness again; the never-satisfied man is so strange if he has completed a structure, then it is not in order to dwell in it peacefully, but in order to begin another. I imagine the world conqueror must feel thus, who, after one kingdom is scarcely conquered, stretches out his arms for others. — J. C. F. Gauß (Letter to Farkas (Wolfgang) Bolyai, 1808)

Dimidium facti, qui coepit, habet: sapere aude, incipe — Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Epistulæ I, ii, 40)

Historia vero testis temporum, lux veritatis, vita memoriæ, magistra vitæ, nuntia vetustatis — Marcus Tullius Cicĕro (De Oratore II, ix, 36)
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