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Perfection vs. Excellence

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If you spent six hours washing and waxing your car and your neighbor spent two hours on his, do you think anyone could tell the difference a week later? More importantly, what else could you have accomplished with those extra four hours? Life is short, and there’s a lot to do. What else could you do with your time besides trying to be perfect?

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How to Who: On Starting to Watch Classic Doctor Who

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While you can start with the first episode and go from there, you can’t watch Doctor Who, from the very beginning, in its entirety. Literally, it is impossible. The BBC recorded over old film to save money, and so a lot of the second Doctor’s stories and some of the first Doctor’s stories have been lost.

 

You might also find starting from extant first Doctor episodes maddening for several reasons. The pace is slow, it’s black and white, the film quality is poor, and they haven’t decided what they want to do with the Doctor as a character yet. He’s a creepy trickster who seems to lack the moral core that centered later Doctors. Even his alienness is in doubt. In his virgin outing, he tries to bludgeon a caveman to death with a big rock. A human companion (action science teacher Ian Chesterton) has to call him out on that.


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Is the 'Screwed Generation' Really Screwed?

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Last week Newsweek dubbed the millennials (18 - 35) "the screwed generation." But this doesn't have to be the case. Opportunities are opening up -- some quickly, some more slowly -- in the emerging sustainable society.

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Apple gets patent for TV and 5D tech

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Apple's latest patent focuses on some crazy 5D technology that can advance TV viewing, gaming, and just about any function. Virtual reality gloves included. Read this blog post by Donna Tam on Apple.
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Write Like This - Stenhouse Publishers

Write Like This - Stenhouse Publishers | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Many applicants for meaningful jobs are asked to submit a piece of writing as part of the application process.

 

If you want to learn how to shoot a basketball, you begin by carefully observing someone who knows how to shoot a basketball.  If you want to be a writer, you begin by carefully observing the work of accomplished writers.  You can preview the first chapter.

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Ballpoint pens… the ruin of education in our country

"The Ruin of Education in Our Country – a Positive Thing" I was amused by this blog post - Ballpoint pens… the ruin of education in our country - that Jane Bozarth shared on Twitter. It points out some absurdities from educational resistance to change...

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The First McDonald’s, 1948

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"In 1940, Maurice and Richard ("Mac" and " Dick") McDonald moved their father's restaurant from Monrovia to San Bernardino, California.
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Patent Troll Claims Minecraft Infringement - Slashdot

Patent Troll Claims Minecraft Infringement - Slashdot | Good Advice | Scoop.it
First time accepted submitter ubrgeek writes "Popular game Minecraft has hit the big time: It's being sued for infringement by patent troll Uniloc who claims the game infringes a patent it holds on copy protection software.
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First Look: Space Shuttle Enterprise Exhibit Opening in NYC

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The new exhibit for NASA's space shuttle Enterprise — opening in New York City Thursday afternoon (July 19) — starts off a bit like a spacewalk. Visitors to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum don't need to don spacesuits, but they do pass through an airlock into a darkened atmosphere — designed to keep the pressurized display pavilion inflated and to evoke the feeling of being in space.Rising 60 feet (18 meters) above the Intrepid's flight deck — the Intrepid museum is built into the retired U.S.S. Intrepid World War II aircraft carrier — the climate controlled "Space Shuttle Pavilion" displays Enterprise 10 feet (3 meters) off the ground. Its nose propped up such that it is level with the deck, visitors can get an up-close view under and around the original NASA prototype shuttle, similar to how it looked coming in for a touchdown after one of its approach and landing test flights in the late 1970s.


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The Decline of Fiction In Video Games - Slashdot

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Speaking to Eurogamer, art maestro (and visual design director of upcoming stealth/action game Dishonored) Victor Antonov put into words what many gamers have been feeling about the gaming industry of late: "It's been a poor, poor five years for...
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Adventures of Dr. H.: The Dream Is Dying

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My Professor's personal story:  "My story is not that special, though it is unique in some ways. My wife is a medical doctor from the former Soviet Union … as smart as she is beautiful. A surgeon by training (holding a Ph.D. in medicine on top of her M.D.), she is not only extremely capable as a hands-on physician, but is also a businesswoman. Being a doctor has always meant everything to her, but she also knew that state-employed doctors in Russia earn on average only about $400 a month. She, however, had enough of an entrepreneurial spirit that, after practicing many years in emergency rooms and in cardiovascular surgery, she established her own plastic surgery clinic in the heart of Siberia."

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Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life | Video on TED.com

TED Talks When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter.

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Kinect Game Lets You Land NASA’s New Rover on Mars

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A new free Xbox game gives anyone the chance to steer through seven minutes of terror and attempt to safely land NASA's newest rover, the Mars Science Laboratory

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3 Interview Questions That Reveal Everything

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Things to ponder before your next job interview:

1. How did you find out about the job?

2. What did you like about the job before you started?

3. Why did you leave?

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Locked in combat: Mother lion takes on deadly crocodile to give cubs safe swim across river

Locked in combat: Mother lion takes on deadly crocodile to give cubs safe swim across river | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Stunning images capture the moment a lioness launched herself at a fearsome crocodile lurking in a Botswana river - allowing the rest of her pride to cross in safety.
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Happy News - Mother Hen Adopts Four Kittens - VIDEO

Happy News - Mother Hen Adopts Four Kittens - VIDEO | Good Advice | Scoop.it
A chicken in Romania has adopted four kittens, even though their biological mother is still alive and well. Dara Brown reports.
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How to change a lightbulb - Flowchart

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On how to complicate something that should be so simple!

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Colbert Report: Ann Romney's Champion Horse & Dressage Tribute

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Competitive horse prancing is basically NASCAR in a velvet top hat.

 

Dressage is becoming a household word in the U.S. - finally!  Make sure you are running the latest version of the Flash plug in or the video will not work.

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Behind the scenes of Godzilla movies, 1954-1965

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Godzilla, 1954

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Force feeding: LED lightsaber chopsticks glow as you eat

Force feeding: LED lightsaber chopsticks glow as you eat | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Sushi and 'Star Wars' come together in the form of LED-powered lightsaber chopsticks. Read this blog post by Amanda Kooser on Crave.
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Miss Minnie’s Beauty Parlor « Sundays at the Shelter

Miss Minnie’s Beauty Parlor « Sundays at the Shelter | Good Advice | Scoop.it
You probably remember Miss Minnie who was returned to PAWS after four years. She recently moved within the Shelter to Cat Room #5 where she ...
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Microsoft Apologizes For Inserting Naughty Phrase Into Linux Kernel - Slashdot

Microsoft Apologizes For Inserting Naughty Phrase Into Linux Kernel - Slashdot | Good Advice | Scoop.it
netbuzz writes "Microsoft has apologized and promised to rectify the fact that one of its developers slipped a sexist phrase into Linux kernel code supporting Microsoft's HyperV virtualization environment.
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Persephone and Pan « Sundays at the Shelter

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Introducing two new cats at PAWS. This long haired beauty is energetic, outgoing Persephone.Her brother Pan is shy and still adjusting to shelter life. ...
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Read to Lead with Ryan Holiday | UnCollege

Read to Lead with Ryan Holiday | UnCollege | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"...in an age where almost nobody reads, you can be forgiven for thinking that the simple act of picking up a book is revolutionary. It may be, but it’s not enough. Reading to lead means pushing yourself–reading books “above your level.” In short, you know the books where the words blur together and you can’t understand what’s happening? Those are the books a leader needs to read. Reading to lead or learn requires that you treat your brain like the muscle that it is–lifting the subjects with the most tension and weight."

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DARPA Creates Machine Which Extinguishes Fires With Sound - Slashdot

SchrodingerZ writes "The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is known for making odd scientific advances ranging from hypersonic unnamed rockets to bionic prosthetic limbs to insect-sized reconnaissance drones.
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