Does A Postumus Pardon Right a Wrong or is it Just Rewriting History?

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Widespread Celebrations But No Pardon For Turing. This is Alan Turing Year – the year we are to celebrate the accomplishments and life of this remarkable man. As a computer scientist, he is one of the icons of our discipline. … Continue reading

Interesting Take on Gender Stereotyping in Comic Characters

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute The Avengers: Strike a Pose! Here we have the original ad pic for the new Captain America film (note the position of the Black Widow) followed by how it might look if all the superheros were made to pose like us … Continue reading

SOPA Supporters

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute http://yro.slashdot.org/story/12/01/16/1433222/sopa-and-pipa-so-far Here is Slashdot’s update. It contains a link to a GoogleDoc that lists the companies that support SOPA (far as we know). It is interesting what kinds of companies are on this list – many of them sell high-end … Continue reading

The Rise of the New Groupthink – NYTimes.com

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute The Rise of the New Groupthink – NYTimes.com. I’ve long suspected that many (if not most) people who insist on groupwork for everything do so because they can’t really produce anything on their own. Working in groups is great and … Continue reading

Janice Harper: Top Ten Reasons to Rethink Anti-Bully Hysteria

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes These are REALLY good points. Janice Harper: Top Ten Reasons to Rethink Anti-Bully Hysteria.   1. In the understandable rush to eradicate mean-spirited and aggressive people in the workplace, there is a tendency to move from anti-bully to pro-mobbing and … Continue reading

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland’s School Success – Anu Partanen – National – The Atlantic

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes American public education is like WAL-MART. What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland’s School Success – Anu Partanen – National – The Atlantic. Compared with the stereotype of the East Asian model — long hours of exhaustive cramming and rote memorization … Continue reading

If you fly, you can’t use their dictionary….

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Anyone know a a good dictionary/thesaurus app I can install on my PC? I used to use the offline version of Websters, which I loved, but it is old and won’t install on my 64bit machine. Lately I’ve been using … Continue reading

What Do We Do When the Internet Mob Is Wrong? – Slashdot

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute What Do We Do When the Internet Mob Is Wrong? – Slashdot. Something to think about: “By now most people have heard the news and seen the picture of the boy who was killed over the new Nike sneakers. There … Continue reading