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Mindstorms: what did Papert argue and what does it mean for learning and education?
You may remember sitting in a physics class doing just this, wracking you mind trying to get an intuitive sense of the math, but only having your eureka moment when you found the right non-mathematical representation of the idea that was deeply linked to something you already understood. Papert believed that learning to memorize and compute F=ma , completely divorced from it’s meaning in the world and in a person’s life, essentially requires teachers to lie to children about it’s relevance. (I see this regularly in my daughter’s reaction to school and it’s excruciating; I hopelessly try to fill the gaps that teachers leave unaddressed, such as why Newton wanted so badly to discover mechanics). In a small class, it’s not too hard to scale feedback, help, and facilitation, and if Papert’s ideas about learning are right, it might even be possible to sustain engagement for most children over long periods of time. I’ve taught too many children and adults to believe that all people need to learn is a fascinating powerful representation: at some point, Papert had to explain the commands FORWARD, BACK, RIGHT, LEFT, PENUP, PENDOWN, and so on.
9 hours ago
What Crafting has Taught me about Code – Sarah Federman – Medium
The beauty of pattern recognition is that once you’ve cultivated the skill, you can glean insights from almost anywhere, even from unrelated hobbies. There’s been a lot of conversation happening recently on the language of “making” vs “crafting.” The term “makers” largely seems to apply to male-dominated hobbies and brings to mind STEM ideals, whilst “crafting” is often seen as feminine and domestic in nature. I face challenges such as deciding whether to sacrifice quality of materials to deliver faster or grow my profit margins (I don’t), and I have to focus on estimating time to completion when contemplating a new project so I can plan on having enough stock for my next event. In beadweaving, you have to take extra steps to reinforce the thread path where the clasp attaches since that’s the weakest point that also sees the most action. Does your necklace lay awkward, is your tension too tight and ruffling the edges, did you hide the ending thread?
9 hours ago
101 NumPy Exercises for Data Analysis (Python) - ML+
Limit the number of items printed in python numpy array a to a maximum of 6 elements. Find the most frequent value of petal length (3rd column) in iris dataset. Find the position of the first occurrence of a value greater than 1.0 in petalwidth 4th column of iris dataset. Find the duplicate entries (2nd occurrence onwards) in the given numpy array and mark them as True . Create a numpy array of length 10, starting from 5 and has a step of 3 between consecutive numbers
9 hours ago
Aadita Chaudhury on Twitter: I am learning way more than I cared to about the manosphere and the incel community so I guess you need to as well. Important reading on self-pity-driven misogyny of the MRA/other masculinist spaces on the internet that breed
@ThylacineReport: I am learning way more than I cared to about the manosphere and the incel community so I guess you need to as well. Important reading on self-pity-driven misogyny of the MRA/other masculinist spaces on the internet that breed toxic masculinity. https://t.co/oP1rdhDccv

https://twitter.com/ArshyMann/status/988818797086871558
9 hours ago
Aimée Morrison on Twitter: @ThylacineReport @UWaterloo Waterloo says it just rents space but we can very easily see how “the university” is being rhetorically deployed here. As cover for racist hate speech! Hooray!
@digiwonk: @ThylacineReport @UWaterloo Waterloo says it just rents space but we can very easily see how “the university” is being rhetorically deployed here. As cover for racist hate speech! Hooray!
9 hours ago
Dread and Black: A Review of Justina Ireland's Dread Nation - Black Nerd Problems
I first began following Justina Ireland’s writings about a year ago, after reading the first issue Fiyah Lit Mag , for which she is an editor. She’s a stand-up advocate for Young Adult fiction and how to improve the inclusion of marginalized writers in “the mainstream.” So when she announced her latest book, Dread Nation, I hit pre-order right quick. Joining Jane in school is her enemy turned friend, Katherine (never Kate), another girl at Miss Preston’s who skin and hair allow her to pass for white, if she wanted to. I would love to see Dread Nation taught in schools along with Tom Sawyer or Huck Finn, juxtaposing who the two stories center and how they upend the social hierarchy in different ways Jane has lots of gifts on display; she’s clever, strong, willful, honest, and she can kill the undead with a pair of scythes in a very unladylike way.
9 hours ago
Wonderella on Twitter: Conservatives 20 years ago: once you grow up, you’ll understand true conservative values Conservatives today: Sure we have neo-Nazis now but Democrats were mean 100 years ago, lol u got owned
@wonderella: Conservatives 20 years ago: once you grow up, you’ll understand true conservative values

Conservatives today: Sure we have neo-Nazis now but Democrats were mean 100 years ago, lol u got owned
9 hours ago
Thread by @ProPublica: "1/ Porn actress @StormyDaniels says that in 2011 she was threatened by a stranger, who told her to keep quiet about her alleged affair with […]"
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9 hours ago
Pipenv: A Guide to the New Python Packaging Tool – Real Python
Pipenv is a packaging tool for Python that solves some common problems associated with the typical workflow using pip , virtualenv , and the good old requirements.txt . In addition to addressing some common issues, it consolidates and simplifies the development process to a single command line tool. The lock file enables deterministic builds by taking a snapshot of all the versions of packages in an environment (similar to the result of a pip freeze ). You allow packages to update, run your tests, ensure they all pass, lock your environment, and then you can rest easy knowing that you haven’t introduced breaking changes. In addition to all that, it seems very likely that the Pipfile format will get adopted and supported by official Python tools like pip , so it’d be beneficial to be ahead of the game.
9 hours ago
Hydro One board increases price tag for Ontario government intervention by raising CEO severance provisions - The Globe and Mail
The board of directors of Hydro One Inc. approved changes to the company’s executive compensation policies last year, making it much costlier for the government to intervene in the utility. The government cut hydro bills by 25 per cent in an attempt to defuse anger over high prices; similar reductions were made for small businesses and farms. The company said its recent decision was made after it launched a review of its governance policies early last year and that some of the changes addressed Hydro One’s “unique ownership structure” after it was partly privatized in November, 2015. “While people across Ontario are forced to choose between heating and eating, Kathleen Wynne’s insider friends at Hydro One are getting rich on the backs of hard-working folks. “The revision to the change-in-control terms that we identified was adopted to address Hydro One’s unique ownership structure and the provisions of the governance agreement with the province of Ontario,” Mr. Denison said.
9 hours ago
Thread by @FilmCritHULK: ""Wasn't a time consumed by 'scorched earth angry politics.'" Yeah, 1992 was the same Rodney King riots. So many white people love to believe […]"
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9 hours ago
Greg Wilson on Twitter: If @tudelft is going to kick @felienne off a panel because some right-wing bigot complained, I don't want faculty there to be able to say, "Oh, but I didn't know." 2/2
@gvwilson: If @tudelft is going to kick @felienne off a panel because some right-wing bigot complained, I don't want faculty there to be able to say, "Oh, but I didn't know." 2/2
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Thread by @Felienne: "I refused to debate a right wing activist and you will not believe what happened next.... (Or actually you will probably believe it since bi […]"
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9 hours ago
Greg Wilson on Twitter: In response to the person who just DM'd me to say it's unfair to punish @tudelft who weren't directly involved in this (by not reviewing their papers): if I've learned one thing in the last 20 years, it's that institutions don't ch
@gvwilson: In response to the person who just DM'd me to say it's unfair to punish @tudelft who weren't directly involved in this (by not reviewing their papers): if I've learned one thing in the last 20 years, it's that institutions don't change unless pressured to. 1/2 https://t.co/tBB6EfYFEC

https://twitter.com/gvwilson/status/988790103307792384
9 hours ago
Andray on Twitter: After a full day of far-right racists and Islamophobes jamming the signals with misinformation and anti-multiculturalism, it turns out #AlekMinassian is an incel shitposter after all. But don't expect any apologies.
@AndrayDomise: After a full day of far-right racists and Islamophobes jamming the signals with misinformation and anti-multiculturalism, it turns out #AlekMinassian is an incel shitposter after all.

But don't expect any apologies.
9 hours ago
David R. MacIver on Twitter: Hot Take: "filter" is a bloody awful name, and Smalltalk style having both select and reject is 💯 and people should have copied that rather than going down the ML naming route (shout out to Ruby for getting this right).
@DRMacIver: Hot Take: "filter" is a bloody awful name, and Smalltalk style having both select and reject is 💯 and people should have copied that rather than going down the ML naming route (shout out to Ruby for getting this right).
9 hours ago
https://www.rstudio.com/resources/videos/drill-down-reporting-with-shiny/
Drill-down reporting with Shiny bill@rstudio.com 2018-03-08T00:29:56+00:00
9 hours ago
Andray on Twitter: Faith Goldy spent this afternoon photographing the bodies of the #Toronto van attack victims, and spreading racist misinformation about the driver. Friendly reminder that "free speech" does not extend to giving this white supremacist gh
@AndrayDomise: Faith Goldy spent this afternoon photographing the bodies of the #Toronto van attack victims, and spreading racist misinformation about the driver.

Friendly reminder that "free speech" does not extend to giving this white supremacist ghoul a platform on university campuses
9 hours ago
datas-frame – Modern Pandas (Part 8): Scaling
In practice, your available RAM should be several times the size of your dataset, as you or pandas will have to make intermediate copies as part of the analysis. Dask schedulers run task graphs in parallel (potentially distributed across
a cluster), reusing libraries like NumPy and pandas to do the computations. Calling Client without providing a scheduler address will make a local "cluster" of threads or processes on your machine. This highlights one of my favorite features of Dask: it scales down to use a handful of threads on a laptop or up to a cluster with thousands of nodes. avg_transaction , avg_by_occupation and total_by_employee are three separate computations (they have different task graphs), but we know they share some structure: they're all reading in the same data, they might select the same subset of columns, and so on.
9 hours ago
Wes McKinney on Twitter: I've gotten many messages asking how to help Ursa Labs: 1) Contribute to @ApacheArrow https://t.co/32OaIg7iCb 2) Contact us about financial sponsorship: info@ursalabs.org 3) Come to work full-time with us -- should have job postin
@wesmckinn: I've gotten many messages asking how to help Ursa Labs:

1) Contribute to @ApacheArrow https://t.co/32OaIg7iCb
2) Contact us about financial sponsorship: info@ursalabs.org
3) Come to work full-time with us -- should have job postings up soon

https://github.com/apache/arrow
9 hours ago
Workflows for Project Planning With Trello and OmniFocus | Rosemary Orchard
Combine Text : Put all of the lists of TaskPaper tasks together. If you have planned your whole project in Trello and want to move it over to OmniFocus then this Workflow will help you do so. It makes the whole board into one project, with each list becoming an action group and the cards becoming tasks inside of those. Get Details of Trello Item : Get the description of the card Get Variable : Get the card back again Get Details of Trello Item : Get the due date of the card Text : Combine the name, due date and the description into TaskPaper format. This means that if you click the links I may get a small commission at no additional cost to you.
9 hours ago
Completely Silent Computer | tp69
If you strip away the top and four (13mm-thick extruded aluminium) side walls, you see a minimal chassis, and a central mounting plate for a mini-ITX motherboard (oriented with IO pointing down through the bottom of the case). Careful analysis of the routes the CPU heat pipes would need to take, and clearances required by them, revealed that certain motherboards simply wouldn’t work — components were in the way. The GPU I wanted was the MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Aero ITX OC 4GB but my parts supplier ran out of them literally as I was assembling my online order. Over the years I’ve also come to appreciate PSU efficiency curves, and recognise that ‘idling’ systems with large PSUs is a horrible waste of energy. The ZF240 has an efficiency rating of 93% and I think my selection of components will let it achieve such levels on a regular basis — given my historic and anticipated usage patterns.
9 hours ago
Van attacks pedestrians near Yonge and Finch in Toronto
At least 10 people are dead and up to 15 more injured after a white rental van drove into a group of pedestrians south of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue, near Mel Lastman Square in Toronto. Police have confirmed that a vehicle plowed into a crowd of people around 1:30 p.m on Monday afternoon. The driver had attempted to flee the scene shortly after the collision, according to police, but was apprehended near Yonge and Sheppard. Police confirmed this evening that 10 are dead and 15 injured while Sunnybrook Hospital reported that at least seven pedestrians from the scene were admitted to its trauma centre. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters that his team is "just learning about the situation in Toronto."
9 hours ago
The Republicans’ Desperate Obsession With Nancy Pelosi | The New Republic
In a tweet on Friday, President Donald Trump laid out the likely Republican messaging strategy to hold on to Congress in this fall’s midterm elections: warn voters that Nancy Pelosi, the leading Democrat in the House, is going to raise their taxes if her party takes control of the chamber. And with both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton retired from public life, Pelosi has become Republicans’ scapegoat of choice, the Democratic politician most likely to be used in attack ads designed to rile up the conservative faithful. Thomas Mann of the Brookings Institution has hailed her as the “strongest and most effective speaker of modern times” because of her success in securing stimulus funding in 2009 and overseeing the passage of the Affordable Care Act the following year. Ryan’s feeble leadership today, marked by only one major achievement (the 2017 tax cuts) and an increasingly hollow ideological agenda , is representative of the larger GOP failures of this era. Their record is at best mixed, as the president’s popularity has been the most important factor.” The latest evidence of the strategy’s limits: Democrat Conor Lamb won last month’s special election in Pennsylvania, despite the 59 percent of Republican ads trying to tie him to Pelosi.
9 hours ago
Compute Canada on Twitter: A good research support expert is complementary to the point of essential - helping you optimize code, navigate the scheduler, and run jobs at far greater efficiency. Letting you get back to the science and focus on the results.
@ComputeCanada: A good research support expert is complementary to the point of essential - helping you optimize code, navigate the scheduler, and run jobs at far greater efficiency. Letting you get back to the science and focus on the results.
9 hours ago
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9 hours ago
Eternity Street for Torg Eternity | Steve Kenson
As the Living Land Kickstarter for Torg: Eternity wraps up tomorrow, it seems like a good time to announce that my second short product for the Infiniverse Exchange community content program is now available! Eternity Street was an element of my original (first edition) Torg campaign, and I’ve put together an outline of it for other Torg gamemasters to use: It’s a kind of “pocket dimension” made up for a single long street that “inserts” itself into other realities: Turn a corner in one place or another, and you might find yourself there. It also seems to draw-in storm knights and reality-rated people, and to be drawn to them in turn. So, if you’re interested in Torg: Eternity, I recommend backing the Living Land Kickstarter while you still can (I’ll also be writing a short adventure for that product) and then visiting DriveThruRPG and RPGNow to check out Eternity Street! This entry was posted in Publishing and tagged eternity , infiniverse , torg .
9 hours ago
How to beat fake news: Trust, but verify - Peter Cohen
All of us of a certain age remember Ronald Reagan’s utterance “Trust, but verify” – a translation of the Russian proverb “Doveryai, no proveryai.” Reagan used it during nuclear disarmament talks between the US and the Soviet Union in the 1980s. “Trust, but verify” is an important maxim to observe on social media as well, as we try to figure out what to do about “fake news.” More thoughts on this after the break. It takes very little effort – either by bookmarking and visiting Snopes.com , or using a very simple Google query – to verify the accuracy of information you pass along via social media. If you can’t verify the accuracy of the info, you have absolutely no business passing it along. All of us connected by services like Facebook and Twitter should feel bound by an inherent social contract to stop and reject “fake news” in whatever form it presents.
9 hours ago
45 days into a strike, York gives students options to complete courses and finish the year | The Star
It’s day 45 of a strike , and York University has now contacted its students to inform them of options available to them to complete their courses and finish the year. “We are now half-way through the seventh week of the strike, raising questions for many students about how they can finish courses that have been interrupted and confirm their plans for summer study, work, or travel,” Lisa Philipps, interim provost and vice-president academic, wrote in a letter to students Thursday. Suspended courses will resume and be completed within “approximately four weeks” of the end of the strike, Philipps wrote on Thursday. Phillips’ letter also said undergraduate students facing financial hardship from the strike, including those who’ve had to change their travel arrangements, can apply for a bursary of up to $1,500. If the CUPE 3903 strike continues past April 23, the university will be forced to cut at least one of its three summer sessions.
9 hours ago
As York strike marches on, administration makes plans for students left in the lurch | CBC News
As the York University labour strike continues into its seventh week, the school's administration has announced a series of options for undergraduate students who have been affected. With more than 3,700 members of York's CUPE 3903 on strike for seven weeks, the university's administration is preparing 'options' for students who have been unable to attend class. (Chris Langenzarde/CBC)As the York University strike continues into its seventh week, the school's administration has announced a series of options for undergraduate students who have been affected. The university administration wrote on Thursday that students can receive a tuition credit for any fall/winter 2017-2018 or winter 2018 course they opt to withdraw from until Dec. 31, 2018. York says if an agreement is reached in time to get students back in class by April 30, summer courses will proceed as normal.
9 hours ago
YorkU offers tuition credits, bursaries as strike continues | Academica Group - Research and Consulting for Higher Education
York University’s administration is offering tuition credits and bursaries for undergraduate students affected by a six-week work stoppage, CBC reports. While some classes have proceeded as scheduled, other departments reportedly chose to suspend classes altogether until the end of the strike. In a letter to students, YorkU Interim Provost and VP Academic Lisa Philipps stated that the university will provide tuition credits for any Fall/Winter 2017-18 course or 2018 Winter course from which a student has withdrawn. Students in demonstrable financial hardship because of the strike may also apply for a $1.5K bursary, Philipps added.
9 hours ago
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/3/22/14762030/donald-trump-tribal-epistemology
In a paper last year, Mark Muro and Sifan Liu at the Brookings Institution found that the fewer than 500 US counties that went for Hillary Clinton in 2016 represent “a massive 64 percent of America’s economic activity as measured by total output in 2015.” So it has waged a long war on those “information-gathering and -disseminating institutions.” Lots of landmarks stand out — Limbaugh and talk radio, Drudge and internet — but for symbolism, it’s hard to beat Newt Gingrich, House speaker in 1995, shutting down the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), an organization created in 1972 to produce reliable nonpartisan information and analysis for members of Congress. Afterward, journalist Chris Mooney wrote that “the new Republican majority could freely call upon its own favorable scientific ‘experts’ and rely upon more questionable and self-interested analyses prepared by lobbyists, think tanks, and interest groups.” From Gingrich’s rule changes in the House through Clinton’s impeachment through George W. Bush’s theft of the 2000 election through adamantine GOP intransigence under Obama to widespread state-level efforts to suppress the votes of minorities, the US political media has watched the right traduce one norm after another. Journalists and outlets very often fail to conform to those norms, or to apply them consistently, but the enterprise is founded on the notion that accuracy matters, that it means the same thing for everyone, that it can be reliably identified by knowl
9 hours ago
Thread by @drvox: "1. One way the "debate" over climate change is misleading is that almost everyone pretends it's about facts -- actual states of affairs out […]"
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9 hours ago
Is it a coincidence that Trump uses the language of white supremacy? - The Washington Post
I’d like to pause, therefore, to reflect on just one thing the president did this week that, amid Russian hookers and his assaults on truth, law and decency, got little attention: his talk of immigrants “breeding” in America’s sanctuary cities. Thus comes the fact that there lives amongst us a non-German, alien race which neither wishes nor is able to sacrifice its racial character or to deny its feeling, thinking and striving. Trump appointee Carl Higbie resigned after the publishing of his earlier complaints that black women think “breeding is a form of government employment.” Dive into the fever swamps of the Internet and social media and you will find the conspiracy theory that minorities’ higher birthrates are designed to bring about “white genocide” in America: “We can’t let the Muslims and Mexicans outbreed us . Presumably, then, it was also happenstance that he called Mexican immigrants rapists, demanded a “shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” said a federal judge should be disqualified because of his Mexican ancestry, defended the use of anti-Semitic imagery during his campaign, declared that Haitian immigrants all have AIDS and that African countries are “shitholes,” said there were “very fine people” marching with the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, called for firing “son-of-a-bitch” black NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, shared anti-Muslim videos, and warned that those removing Confederate monuments are “trying to take away our culture.”
9 hours ago
Delores Schilling on Twitter: I Called this From DAY ONE. He has ALWAYS had an Issue with Native People. SPECIFICALLY, The Mohawk Because HIS Casino Did not do Well. He Paid for MANY Commercials attacking Tribes Before He was "Elected". The Iroquois Confe
@DelSchilling: I Called this From DAY ONE.

He has ALWAYS had an Issue with Native People.

SPECIFICALLY, The Mohawk Because HIS Casino Did not do Well.

He Paid for MANY Commercials attacking Tribes Before He was "Elected".

The Iroquois Confederacy IS what the US Constitution is BASED ON! https://t.co/BpkoaoerUe

https://twitter.com/politico/status/988031181798215680
9 hours ago
Watch President Trump repeat Fox News talking points
Trump's tendency to echo the network's shows was documented on Sunday's "Reliable Sources" on CNN. Remarks Trump made last week -- railing against the Russia investigations and attacking his enemies -- were juxtaposed with previous clips of Fox personalities saying almost exactly the same things. "Reliable" host Brian Stelter cited a recent remark by MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace, who brought up the assertion that Fox is "state-run TV." "Typically talking points in the past have gone from politicians to partisan media," said John Avlon, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast. The pair talk on the phone "several times a week," The Washington Post recently reported .
9 hours ago
Dana Gould on Twitter: The economy is doing great. Just because your car is now a taxi cab, your house is a motel and all the new restaurants are in the back of trucks... Just know it’s doing great for someone. Here, have a hat with a slogan on it.
@danagould: The economy is doing great.

Just because your car is now a taxi cab, your house is a motel and all the new restaurants are in the back of trucks...

Just know it’s doing great for someone.

Here, have a hat with a slogan on it.
9 hours ago
Charlie Stross on Twitter: Coming next Your fridge is an Amazon locker for drug dealers Your bathroom is open to the indigent public (for a fee) You live in a former student dorm because you can’t afford any kind of apartment You are over fifty and look
@cstross: Coming next

Your fridge is an Amazon locker for drug dealers

Your bathroom is open to the indigent public (for a fee)

You live in a former student dorm because you can’t afford any kind of apartment

You are over fifty and looking forward to terminal-illness-induced retirement https://t.co/yhKpbRwOhN

https://twitter.com/danagould/status/987462423778078720
9 hours ago
Michael Coren on Twitter: This was five years ago. Today I would say that opposition to equal marriage was far worse than "hurtful"! I'd say that it was immoral, irrational, and unacceptable. Equal marriage is an indication of a civilized society. https:/
@michaelcoren: This was five years ago. Today I would say that opposition to equal marriage was far worse than "hurtful"! I'd say that it was immoral, irrational, and unacceptable. Equal marriage is an indication of a civilized society. https://t.co/ynHQojzVXt

https://twitter.com/pressprogress/status/988095218854645761
9 hours ago
𝙱𝚛𝚒𝚊𝚗 𝙿𝚎𝚍𝚍𝚕𝚎 on Twitter: I met a woman tonight who works for Disney, she has a degree in Special Ed. I asked why she wasn’t teaching and she said when she student taught the teacher was incredibly mean to the kids. Some
@brianpeddle: I met a woman tonight who works for Disney, she has a degree in Special Ed. I asked why she wasn’t teaching and she said when she student taught the teacher was incredibly mean to the kids. Some would cry daily after sessions. It crushed her. I wonder how often this happens? 😕
9 hours ago
Martin Regg Cohn on Twitter: Worth watching newest @OntarioPCParty candidate pronounce on procreation as sole purpose of marriage, which must be between man and woman. Party leader @FordNation has given his blessings and congratulations to her candidacy.
@reggcohn: Worth watching newest @OntarioPCParty candidate pronounce on procreation as sole purpose of marriage, which must be between man and woman. Party leader @FordNation has given his blessings and congratulations to her candidacy. https://t.co/wg3tBoQxNh

https://twitter.com/camerongrant82/status/988125190562439170
9 hours ago
#rstatsnyc as told by @brookLYNevery1, @dataandme, and autographs · Daniel Chen
EDIT: I’ve added the notes from @dataandme and linked to people’s twitter and slides (if I found them). As always,
the conference was filled with excellent speakers (I’m biased here becuase I was one of them…),
food, and people. Brooke Watson ( @brookLYNevery1 ) did a fantastic job
illustrating and summarzing all of the talks. Noam Ross, ROpenSci & EcoHealth Alliance, @noamross Dusty Turner, United States Military Academy, @DTDusty
9 hours ago
Feminist Frequency on Twitter: Read @laura_hudson spectacular takedown of Ernest Cline's novel Ready Player One and the harmful philosophy at its core, which, unfortunately, is also the harmful philosophy at the core of so much that has shaped the interne
@femfreq: Read @laura_hudson spectacular takedown of Ernest Cline's novel Ready Player One and the harmful philosophy at its core, which, unfortunately, is also the harmful philosophy at the core of so much that has shaped the internet as it exists today. https://t.co/0xaSSi8PMG

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Jeff Yarbro on Twitter: The Waffle House shooter was arrested at the White House 9 months ago and subsequently had 4 weapons seized from him. It’s not wild-eyed liberalism to note it’s a massive policy failure that this guy had an AR-15.
@yarbro: The Waffle House shooter was arrested at the White House 9 months ago and subsequently had 4 weapons seized from him. It’s not wild-eyed liberalism to note it’s a massive policy failure that this guy had an AR-15.
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When teaching arrays, have students complete the Four Rotations problems in pairs. | csteachingtips.org
Students have to really understand row and column rotations, and how arrays are manipulated to successfully complete a diagonal reflection. A common error is students wrote code that only rotates the outside rows and columns, leaving all the inner cells unaltered. One of the great parts of this exercise is it’s really easy for students to see if their code is working or not. For an additional challenge have students write a matrix multiplication program. Completing this exercise helps students learn matrix multiplication when they come across this material in a math class.
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T. Frohock on Twitter: The more I think about it, the more I'm upset by the fact that I went to a movie with a deaf lead (A QUIET PLACE), and the ASL was captioned for hearing audience's benefit, but the speaking parts were NOT captioned for the deaf audi
@T_Frohock: The more I think about it, the more I'm upset by the fact that I went to a movie with a deaf lead (A QUIET PLACE), and the ASL was captioned for hearing audience's benefit, but the speaking parts were NOT captioned for the deaf audience AND EVERYONE SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT THAT!
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