Monday, October 03, 2016

Free Lectures - Be Wiser Be Above The Rest - Die As A Professor

Scoopish 6000nish MEdia Dragon entry A Master List of 1,200 Free Courses From Top Universities: 40,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

“For the past ten years, we’ve been busy rummaging around the internet and adding courses to an ever-growing list of  Free Online Courses, which now features 1,200+ courses from top universities. Let’s give you the quick overview: The list lets you download audio & video lectures from schools like StanfordYaleMITOxford and Harvard. Generally, the courses can be accessed via YouTube, iTunes or university web sites, and you can listen to the lectures anytime, anywhere, on your computer or smart phone. We haven’t done a precise calculation, but there’s about 40,000 hours of free audio & video lectures here. Enough to keep you busy for a very long time.”

After Pearl Harbor, a fearful Library of Congress secretly stashed the crown jewels of U.S. history for safekeeping. This was the rescue plan. By Stephen Puleo. September 25, 2016

“… five of EFF’s many technology tools and projects. In different ways, they all function to increase your security on the Internet—with the implicit assertion that personal privacy is at the foundation of that security."
Office of Personnel Management: Actions Are Needed to Help Ensure the Completeness of Political Conversion Data and Adherence to Policy, GAO-16-859

Carlett Spike and Pete Vernon, Columbia Journalism Review: “This year’s first presidential debate focused more on personality than any other in US history—befitting a match-up featuring two of the least popular candidates ever

The phylogenetic roots of human lethal violence, José María Gómez, Miguel Verdú, Adela González-Megías& Marcos Méndez. Nature (2016) doi:10.1038/nature19758
Via Internet Archive – “The Political TV Ad Archive collects political ads in the 2016 election. In addition to tracking airings across key primary states, the collection includes ads that may air elsewhere or exclusively on social media.” Searchable by sponsor, keyword or candidate.

The presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on September 26 drew an audience of 84 million, shattering records. It was also a first for the Internet Archive, which made data publicly available, for free, on how TV news shows covered the debate. These data, generated by the Duplitron, the open source tool used to generate counts of ad airings for the Political TV Ad Archive, also is able to track coverage of specific video clips by TV news shows.

Download TV News Archive presidential debate data here