Thursday, October 29, 2015

Tools and Information Broking

"Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it."
~ Oprah Winfrey

INK BOTTLE“We are not in politics to ignore peoples’ worries: we are in politics to deal with them.”
~ Vaclav Havel

The more unequal the country, the more the rich rule Al Jazeera

How do you research thoroughly, save time, and get directly to the source you wish to find? Top 10 Data Research Tools for Investigative Journalists via Bohemian BlogFather

Messing With Your Brain to Reduce Prejudice Pacific Standard

Can stories about paintings teach us more than the paintings themselves? Yes, says Julian Barnes, even if the stories are false»

Decoding the secret lives of typefaces
Hills End Hilton - Almost stayed there on 30 Sept 2015 (Arab Oil Crises)
Global recruitment firm accused of lying lacking ethics and dishonesty

Unclouded vision Economist. On “superforecasting” ...

“Persistence is one of the great characteristics of a pitbull, and I guess owners take after their dogs,” says Annetta Cheek, the co-founder of the D.C.-based nonprofit Center for Plain Language. Cheek, an anthropologist by training who left academia in the early 1980s to work for the Federal Aviation Commission, is responsible for something few people realize exists: the 2010 Plain Writing Act. See Atlantic Story - Complex academic writing

Pavlov and his dogs. Yes, he spent a lot of time getting them to salivate. It was the beginning of the technological exploration of the Mind»

“There are all kinds of different ways to use Wolfram Alpha, and it’s often a better idea to load up the computational knowledge engine rather than your search portal of choice. Here are 16 of the most useful queries that Wolfram Alpha can handle but leave Google stumped…”

CRS – The Internet of Things: Frequently Asked Questions – Eric A. Fischer, Senior Specialist in Science and Technology. October 13, 2015.
“Internet of Things” (IoT) refers to networks of objects that communicate with other objects and with computers through the Internet. 
 Secret KGB Codes from the Past ...

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