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Centered within the summertime habitat of the endangered southern resident killer whales, Orcasound Lab is also a good place to listen for ships passing through Haro Strait and boats traveling along the west side of San Juan Island. In the fall you can hear humpbacks, and in the summer male harbor seals vocalize nearby.
weekly  orca  sound 
3 days ago by twwoodward
Brooklyn students hold walkout in protest of Facebook-designed online program
Weird to see these complaints from a variety of angles and in light of early "innovation zone" work done in NYC . . . (also same old, same old in terms of bad wifi etc.)

“It’s annoying to just sit there staring at one screen for so long,” said freshman Mitchel Storman, 14, who spends close to five hours a day on Summit classes in algebra, biology, English, world history, and physics. “You have to teach yourself.”

Summit stresses “personalized learning” and “self-direction.” Students work at their own pace. Teachers “facilitate.” Each kid is supposed to get 10 to 15 minutes of one-on-one “mentoring” each week.
weekly  nyc  education  innovation  facebook 
3 days ago by twwoodward
Blockchain Weekly Front Page: 3 Bullish Signals during the Blockchain Bear Market. – Daily Fintech
For more about the Front Page Weekly CXO Briefing, please click here. On November 12th, the price of Bitcoin was at $7,195 and dropped to $5,975. This was the last drop before we saw its big bull run, a 228.9% increase, reaching an all-time high of $19,655 on December 17th.
blockchain  weekly  front  p 
5 days ago by marshallk
Why you should never ever eat a garden slug | TreeHugger
According to news reports, 19-year-old Sam Ballard caved into a dare to swallow a slug. Tragically for Ballard, the slug came with the roundworm parasite Angiostrongylus cantonensis, AKA the punk-rock-sounding rat lungworm. While when mature these parasites take residence in rats, in their youth they sometimes call slugs and snails home, creating a potential menace for anyone consuming raw or undercooked creatures harboring the parasite.
As Mindy Weisberger writes for LiveSceince , "In Ballard's case, the parasite caused a serious brain infection. He fell into a coma for 420 days and was paralyzed from the neck down when he was released from the hospital three years later...." Ballard remains paralyzed and requires full-time care
psa  slug  weekly 
11 days ago by twwoodward
Blockchain Weekly Front Page: Top VCs investing during crypto bear market – Daily Fintech
For more about the Front Page Weekly CXO Briefing, please click here. Last year, ICOs raised $5.5 billion, but during 2018 we’ve been seeing a shift to private sales. Initial Coin Offerings have slowed down. In April 2018, we had 129 ICOs raising around $600M, down from 215 and $1.
blockchain  weekly  front  p 
11 days ago by marshallk
Dense Discovery – weekly newsletter for discerning web workers
they say: A weekly newsletter helping web workers be productive, stay inspired, and think critically.
dense  discovery  newsletter  bulletin  weekly  curated  links  tech  design  culture 
12 days ago by piperh
Our young people, for the most part -- unless they are geniuses -- after a very short time in college give up any hope of being individually great. They plan, instead, to be good. They plan to be effective, They plan to do their job. They plan to take their healthy place in the community. We might say that today it takes a genius to come out great, and a great man, a merely great man, cannot survive. It has become our habit, therefore, to think that the age of greatness has passed, that the age of the great man is gone, that this is the day of group research, that this is the day of community progress. Yet the very essence of democracy is the absolute faith that while people must cooperate, the first function of democracy, its peculiar gift, is to develop each individual into everything that he might be. But I submit to you that when in each man the dream of personal greatness dies, democracy loses the real source of its future strength.

--1957 . . .
weekly  college  education 
13 days ago by twwoodward
Meet the Existentialist Bodybuilder – Power Trip – Medium
Going to the gym, I regret to inform you, is pointless. But so is not. Which leaves you with a choice. And that right there is the heavy lifting of humanity.
weekly  philosophy  gym  fitness 
16 days ago by twwoodward

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