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Manufacturing Jobs and the Rise of the Machines

Manufacturing Jobs and the Rise of the Machines | Good Advice | Scoop.it

American companies are "successfully implement[ing] automation technologies instead of going out of business or sending manufacturing overseas." They add: "American manufacturing's embrace of robotics will ensure a new manufacturing renaissance in this country."

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College Degree Required by Increasing Number of Companies

College Degree Required by Increasing Number of Companies | Good Advice | Scoop.it
These days, Busch, Slipakoff & Schuh, a law firm in Atlanta, hires only people with a bachelor’s degree — no exceptions. And it is far from alone.
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The reason:  “College graduates are just more career-oriented,” said Adam Slipakoff, the firm’s managing partner. “Going to college means they are making a real commitment to their futures. They’re not just looking for a paycheck.”

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Gurney Journey: The CIA funded abstract art during the Cold War

Gurney Journey: The CIA funded abstract art during the Cold War | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"Former CIA agents have admitted what investigators have long suspected: that the US Government used taxpayer money to promote abstract painting as a propaganda weapon during the Cold War."

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This was brought to my attention over 10 years ago by another artist.  I hadn't been able to find any other information about until now!  It sure explains a lot, doesn't it.  I have nothing against abstract art.  However, when I studied art in college and a fine art school *some* of my art teachers frowned on my realistic horse art!  It was discouraging but I kept on painting and drawing them anyway!

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The Future of Education .. from Isaac Asimov, 1988

The Future of Education .. from Isaac Asimov, 1988 | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"This video, a conversation between Bill Moyers and Isaac Asimov in 1988, just goes to show how some people can have the ability to think outside the box of current convention and get it so right. In the 25 years since Asimov’s words here so much has changed, and how his imagination has been so right."

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As usual, the great sci fi author, Isaac Asimov's insight is spot on.

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Mindsets of an Apprentice | UnCollege

Mindsets of an Apprentice | UnCollege | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"Cody graduated college before joining Enstitute and has had to unlearn a few things in order to do well in a fast-paced, high-growth company."

 

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"Schools decide what you should learn and teach what to think instead of how to think"

 

"An “F” in school is frowned upon and avoided, regardless of the learning opportunity. The positive side of mistakes is never mentioned."

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A degree proves you can learn something.  But it "does not guarantee competency or critical thinking" skills.

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Facebook's Graph Search: Kiss Your Privacy Goodbye - Slashdot

Facebook's Graph Search: Kiss Your Privacy Goodbye - Slashdot | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Nerval's Lobster writes "Software developer Jeff Cogswell is back with an extensive under-the-hood breakdown of Facebook's Graph Search, trying to see if peoples' privacy concerns about the social network's search engine are entirely justified.
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How to Literally Fool Anyone of Anything!

How to Literally Fool Anyone of Anything! | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Are you being fooled right now? Are some conspiracy theories true? Why do we believe them? Or perhaps more importantly, why DON’T we believe the ones which are more likely to be true?
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The Joy of Making Things | UnCollege

The Joy of Making Things | UnCollege | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"Even if you’re not an aspiring iOS developer, think about the future. What do you want to make? What visions do you want to realize and offer to the world? Do you want to be a consumer, or do you want to be a creator?"

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How EVE Online Dealt With a 3,000-Player Battle - Slashdot

How EVE Online Dealt With a 3,000-Player Battle - Slashdot | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Space MMORPG EVE Online is best known for its amazing stories, and on Sunday it added a new epic tale.
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"Once server load reaches a certain point, the game automatically slows down time by certain increments to deal with the strain. Time was running at 10% speed during this 3,000-person battle, which is the maximum amount of time dilation possible." (From main article.)

 

"So relativity is just the universe's way of saying the local server is currently way too crowded with rest mass?" (Posted by an Anonymous Coward.)

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The Specialist Life Plan, and How To Navigate it when You’re a Multipotentialite

The Specialist Life Plan, and How To Navigate it when You’re a Multipotentialite | Good Advice | Scoop.it
We are taught to think about our careers in a linear fashion. Each field is like a straight line, leading to an associated career. For instance, say in high
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JavaScript Comes To Minecraft - Slashdot

JavaScript Comes To Minecraft - Slashdot | Good Advice | Scoop.it
mikejuk writes "JavaScript is the language of the client and it is becoming the language of the server. Now it seems set to be the language of Minecraft.
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Bendy phones 'to appear in 2013'

Bendy phones 'to appear in 2013' | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Roll it up. Drop it. Squish it in your backpack. Step on it - without any damage.

Researchers are working on just such handsets - razor-thin, paper-like and bendable.

There have already been prototypes, attracting crowds at gadget shows.

But rumours abound that next year will see the launch of the first bendy phone. Numerous companies are working on the technology - LG, Philips, Sharp, Sony and Nokia among them - although reports suggest that South Korean phone manufacturer Samsung will be the first to deliver.


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HOW TO FIGHT FOR YOUR GOALS: Social Combat Theory – Self Defense for Your Professional and Personal Life

HOW TO FIGHT FOR YOUR GOALS: Social Combat Theory – Self Defense for Your Professional and Personal Life | Good Advice | Scoop.it
What I’m about to say will come as no major shock to you – but humor me non the less, I think you’ll enjoy: As a 20+ year practitioner and instructor in the martial arts, I have come to notic...
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Unleash Your Inner Jedi With Arm Band : DNews

Unleash Your Inner Jedi With Arm Band : DNews | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Myo lets you control everything from drones to computers just by using The Force...of moving your forearm muscles. ->
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New Coal Technology Harnesses Energy Without Burning, Nears Pilot-Scale Development

New Coal Technology Harnesses Energy Without Burning, Nears Pilot-Scale Development | Good Advice | Scoop.it

I produces "heat from coal while capturing 99 percent of the carbon dioxide produced in the reaction."

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5 Step Process For Learning Anything | Social Learning Blog

5 Step Process For Learning Anything | Social Learning Blog | Good Advice | Scoop.it
How do people with an incredible amount of talent become so skilled at what they do? That's the question I've been seeking an answer to over the course of the
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1. Break skill into chunks and learn first chunk.

2. Master that chunk.

3. Practice deliberately.

4. Repeat the practice until you have internalized the skill.

5. Move on to the next chunk.

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Is the Bar Being Lowered At Universities? - Slashdot

Is the Bar Being Lowered At Universities? - Slashdot | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"Blog posts, which students are graded on, tend to be very poorly written. They are not organized into paragraphs, have multiple run-on sentences, and sometimes don't make sense. I do not know what grades they are receiving for these posts. Slashdot, is what I am seeing the exception, or the norm? Is the bar being lowered for university students, or am I just expecting too much?"

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Interesting insight from one of the comments:  "Some of it might be attributable to the "participation award" mentality that has become quite pervasive over the past few decades. There's definitely value in teaching kids that it's good to try, and it's ok to not succeed at some things. But, it may have been taken a bit too far. People need to fall down if only to learn how to stand. And, that's not really happening right now in our schools."

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Best Rock Paper Scissors game ever!

Best Rock Paper Scissors game ever! | Good Advice | Scoop.it
What Texas hold ‘em is to Poker, so this game is to Rock Paper Scissors. The Cadillac of RPS. Takes 3 min. to learn, a lifetime to master!
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Gurney Journey: The last roll of Kodachrome

Gurney Journey: The last roll of Kodachrome | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"When photographer Steve McCurry heard that Kodak was going to stop manufacturing Kodachrome slide film, he asked them for the last roll, and brought along a video crew to show how he made the most of each exposure."

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Why mornings are so important to successful people

Why mornings are so important to successful people | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Successful people hold sacred their early morning rituals and habits, and modeling their behavior is a pretty good strategy
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I agree with everything except the pay yourself first before you pay your bills idea.

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The most important thing to do in an argument (which no one ever does)!

The most important thing to do in an argument (which no one ever does)! | Good Advice | Scoop.it
What should you do in an argument or fight? How should you resolve an argument? How to avoid conflict.
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Strategy of the Week

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Common Core Lesson: Proportional Relationships

Ms. Melissa Hurt, a 7th grade teacher at Houston Middle School in Shelby County, Tennessee, relates her lesson, to the technology in her students’ lives and aligns it to the Common Core Math Standards.

In her lesson Ms. Hurt presents her students with a math task in which they use proportional relationships to determine percentage:

“Imagine that you just invented Draw Something and your goal is to sell it to Zynga, the biggest purchaser of mobile apps in the world. In order for Zynga to consider your new app for purchase, it must have a download rate of 5% of all mobile users.

“Out of the 288 seventh graders at your school, 12 have downloaded the app you created. So based on the sample, predict how many of the school’s 864 students will download the app and then you’re going to determine whether or not your team is ready to approach Zynga with the sales pitch for your app. Justify all of your answers with written out explanations, equations, tables, and/or graphs.”

Learn more about Ms. Hurt’s lesson and this week’s strategy when you click below to watch the full video segment (PD 360 login name and password required). If you do not have a login, you can follow the same link to sign up.

 


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10 Ways to Tell if the Person You Met Online is Fake

10 Ways to Tell if the Person You Met Online is Fake | Good Advice | Scoop.it
How can you tell if the person you met online is real or fake? Just like the documentary and reality series “Catfish”, or what happened to Manti Te’o of Notre Dame, the girl or guy you met online might be using a false profile.
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School imposes compulsory Minecraft lessons

School imposes compulsory Minecraft lessons | Good Advice | Scoop.it
A Swedish school has made headlines, first at home and then abroad, by making super-popular build-em-up video game Minecraft compulsory for students aged 13.
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FigurePrints Makes Minecraft Real With 3-D Printers

FigurePrints Makes Minecraft Real With 3-D Printers | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"FigurePrints is a service that allow gamers to convert videogame characters and settings into 3-D printed statues. With it, a statue of an undead warlock or a cityscape of creative digital urban planning can be immortalized in colored plaster."

 


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