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Quote by Randy Komisar: “And then there is the most dangerous risk of al...”
“And then there is the most dangerous risk of all -- the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.”
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4 hours ago by jesselle77
When Terry Pratchett was knighted, he forged his own sword out of meteorite | The Independent
Sir Terry Pratchett, who died today aged 66, had a fondness for history and heraldry that extended beyond his books.
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2 days ago by pozorvlak
The Blog Garden
In some ways this would be a return to what I did a few years ago with my Gospel of the Trees site, which arose because what I wanted to say about trees just couldn’t be made to fit into a book, in part because it refused to become a linear narrative or argument and in part because it was so image-dependent and book publishers don’t like the cost of that. But the advantage of a tag over a standalone site is that each post can have other tags as well, which lead down other paths of reflection and information, in a Zettelkasten sort of way.
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2 days ago by paulgreer
Facebook Proves It Isn't Ready To Handle Fake News
The cognitive dissonance of Hegeman's claim during an event the company billed as "a presentation about our work to prevent the spread of false news" is not lost on Facebook. News Feed product specialist Sara Su told the room of reporters that Infowars' conspiracy theories "can be really problematic and it bugs me, too."
Su's response is similar to the overall message of the company's "Facing Facts" video, which is: This is all quite hard and, just like you, Facebook is frustrated. But despite its media campaigns and good intentions, the Q&A session, and the subsequent media reaction reveal a deeper issue: Facebook simply isn't willing to make the hard choices necessary to tackle fake news.
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3 days ago by dancall
Davey Alba on Twitter: ".@oliverdarcy going IN: If FB is devoted to fighting false news, how does Infowars have an account on your site? HEGEMAN: It’s true that we take down things that are calling for violence/hate speech but I guess just for being fal
If FB is devoted to fighting false news, how does Infowars have an account on your site?
HEGEMAN: It’s true that we take down things that are calling for violence/hate speech but I guess just for being false, that doesn't violate our Community Standards.
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4 days ago by dancall
9 famous faces on what they love about the web – World Wide Web Foundation
For the past three decades, the internet and the web have been an empowering force for forging connections, learning, earning, and building global networks. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the power of connectivity. Here’s what some famous faces have to say about it.
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4 days ago by rgl7194
The Supreme Court’s Mattresses | Simple Justice
Everyone’s favorite syllogism:

1. We must DO SOMETHING.
2. THIS is something.
3. We must do THIS.
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5 days ago by atbradley
List of Latin phrases (full) - Wikipedia
quidquid Latine dictum sit altum videtur (whatever said in Latin, seems profound)
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5 days ago by bwiese
Noam Chomsky: The Purpose of Education - THE DAILY RIFF - Be Smarter. About Education.
For those not familiar with Chomsky's bio or thinking, below is an original post we featured early 2012 which continues to get views today.  Do check out Chomsky's take on technology beginning at the 6:15 mark - it is FASCINATING to hear his views 18 months later . . .   C.J. Westerberg)
"Education is really aimed at helping students get to the point where they can learn on their own. . . " - Noam Chomsky
Video Below
Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor and Professor Emeritus at MIT, presented "The Purpose of Education" recently at the "Learning without Frontiers" Conference in London.
Video runs about 20 minutes and topics include the role of technology and tests in education. Here are some notable take-aways aligned with time segments (transcript and quotes are non-official)...
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5 days ago by rgl7194

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