Hamish Jolly: A shark-deterrent wetsuit (and it's not what you think) - YouTube
- sharks see in black and white: certain shades become invisible
- we can make suits for deep-diving and surfing to "hide" from sharks
science  ted  shark  safety  video  w:1 
17 hours ago
Professor Carol Dweck 'Teaching a growth mindset' at Young Minds 2013 - YouTube
- fixed mindset: challenging = failure, mistakes = failures
- growth mindset: challenging = you're learning, mistakes are lessons
- we need to teach students growth mindset by rewarding them for hard work
education  psychology  video  w:2 
2 days ago
Daniel Kahneman on Thinking, Fast and Slow - YouTube
- you need to recognize where system 2 (rational) should stop and slow down system 1 (intuitive)
- Gladwell has given the public a story they want to believe: the magic of intuition (Blink)
- "I know I am over-confident in my opinions, but I also try to acknowledge that and slow down when needed"
intuition  kahneman  psychology  learning  video  w:2 
2 days ago
Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit - YouTube
- grit is passion and perseverance for long-term goals (for years)
- grit is living live as a marathon, not a sprint
grit  ted  video  education  w:1 
4 days ago
AP Annual Conference 2013: Keynote Presentation -True Grit - YouTube
- grit as best predictor of a student achieving / completing their goal
- deliberate practice usually means private and focused study
grit  psychology  video  w:1 
4 days ago
MountainWest JavaScript 2014 - Browser Package Management by Guy Bedford - YouTube
- spdy push ~= bundling (of JS modules)
- module system is coming sooner than most people think / can use with traceur today
bundling  push  spdy  performance  javascript  modules  video  w:2 
5 days ago
Hyndsight - Interpreting noise
What is going on here is that the com­men­ta­tors are assum­ing we live in a noise-​​free world. They imag­ine that every­thing is explic­a­ble, you just have to find the expla­na­tion. How­ever, the world is noisy — real data are sub­ject to ran­dom fluc­tu­a­tions, and are often also mea­sured inac­cu­rately. So to inter­pret every lit­tle fluc­tu­a­tion is silly and misleading.
statistics  psychology  finance 
5 days ago
It Takes a Village To Raise a Child - One That is Interoperable | Collaboration Summit 2014 - YouTube
- we are building a web of (iot) silos
- the attack surface is massive due to the variety of unique protocols and devices: no way to set or coordinate a security policy
- alljoyn aims to run on any device and is protocol agnostic (wifi, bluetooth, etc)
alljoyn  iot  qualcomm  video  w:2 
6 days ago
Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking - YouTube
- web DTN proxy: specify depth to crawl, ship all of the content in a single bundle
dtn  networking  latency  video  w:1 
7 days ago
Software G Forces: The Effects of Acceleration - YouTube
- software cycles are shifting to smaller time-scales
- the shorter the cycle the faster the communication and adaptation has to happen (e.g. stickies on the wall are effective because they are so cheap to adjust)
- quality vs speed is a false dichotomy: figure out how to delivery quality with maximum speed
software  management  video  w:2 
7 days ago
Brett Slatkin / Fan-in and Fan-out: The crucial components of concurrency - YouTube
- Tulip PEP == await in Python
- also provides Futures API for common tasks: waitall, etc.
async  python  video  w:1 
8 days ago
Multitasking and Triggered Background Tasks for Windows Phone Apps | Build 2014 | Channel 9
- can register for "resource intensive task" which will run on AC power / wifi
- new OS triggers in 8.1: BLE and other sensor notifications
- CPU usage monitoring is based on wall time of the process
windows  msft  build  video  background 
9 days ago
Mobile Push Notifications to Any Client with Azure Notification Hubs | Build 2014 | Channel 9
- push service works with all platforms: MSFT, Android, iOS
- ability to group users by notification hub + tag users and messages
- tags provide simple boolean matching (and/or) to distribute notifications
azure  notification  mobile  microsoft  build  video  w:2 
9 days ago
High-Performance Web Platform: Real-World Problems and Solutions | Build 2014 | Channel 9
- 6Mbps memory bus: 3Mb image will take 500ms to transfer to the GPU
- use raF to aggregate scroll events
performance  browser  ie  build  video  microsoft  w:1 
10 days ago
Michael Wolff: Never Stop Asking “Why?” - 99U
- branding is about building trust
- people will forget what you said and what you did, but they will remember how you will make them feel
- you have to cultivate your curiosity by always asking "why"
- design community loves to pat themselves on the back and has heard mentality
marketing  video  99u  w:2 
10 days ago
What’s New in Azure Networking | Build 2014 | Channel 9
- VPN access to local network to bridge enterprise to cloud
- ability to assign own IP range and IP addresses for each instance
- ability to do direct connect with Azure cloud datacenters (ExpressRoute)
azure  networking  microsoft  build  video  w:1 
10 days ago
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