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Economic Collapse? JP Morgan's Latest View On The U.S. Economy - Forbes

Economic Collapse? JP Morgan's Latest View On The U.S. Economy - Forbes | Living | Scoop.it
Is Obama taking us to hell in a handbasket? J,P. Morgan's economists weigh in. The fiscal cliff is behind us. But according to a study by the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, released on Monday, the U.S.
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2014 Another year. Another slice.

2014 Another year. Another slice. | Living | Scoop.it
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Life is just that slice of toast, you have morning noon or night. The years go by and our goals wrapped up in our dreams become a review of what we must change.

We are set on our path with the seeds planted over time which become our reference list of right and wrong. This list is the most important list and must be reviewed and corrected, because the information seeds we received from family, friends, education and relationships may be seeds of misguided good and are not the seeds we need to take root. Not all seeds are bad. Not all seeds are good. Happy New Year.

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Content Curation Has Been Hijacked

Content Curation Has Been Hijacked | Living | Scoop.it

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MyKLogica's curator insight, March 21, 2:07 PM

Personalmente, los denomino de formas diferentes, "Gestión" y "Curación" de contenidos, puesto que aunque en la gestión no se aporta el valor diferencial del punto de vista del curador, aún así es una gran labor la de seleccionar buen contenido y ayudar en su difusión.


Personally I call them differently as content "management" and "curation"; as though with management we haven´t the added value of the personal point of view of the curator, still it is a great job to find and select good, quality content.

i.e. Realty's curator insight, March 25, 4:06 PM

Are you creating value or noise?

Barbara Hart Radisavljevic's curator insight, March 26, 7:13 PM

Quality content curation takes time. It takes time to read sources before promoting them. 

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Understanding Evolutionary Potential in Virtual CPU Instruction Set Architectures

Understanding Evolutionary Potential in Virtual CPU Instruction Set Architectures | Living | Scoop.it

We investigate fundamental decisions in the design of instruction set architectures for linear genetic programs that are used as both model systems in evolutionary biology and underlying solution representations in evolutionary computation. We subjected digital organisms with each tested architecture to seven different computational environments designed to present a range of evolutionary challenges. Our goal was to engineer a general purpose architecture that would be effective under a broad range of evolutionary conditions. We evaluated six different types of architectural features for the virtual CPUs: (1) genetic flexibility: we allowed digital organisms to more precisely modify the function of genetic instructions, (2) memory: we provided an increased number of registers in the virtual CPUs, (3) decoupled sensors and actuators: we separated input and output operations to enable greater control over data flow. We also tested a variety of methods to regulate expression: (4) explicit labels that allow programs to dynamically refer to specific genome positions, (5) position-relative search instructions, and (6) multiple new flow control instructions, including conditionals and jumps. Each of these features also adds complication to the instruction set and risks slowing evolution due to epistatic interactions. Two features (multiple argument specification and separated I/O) demonstrated substantial improvements in the majority of test environments, along with versions of each of the remaining architecture modifications that show significant improvements in multiple environments. However, some tested modifications were detrimental, though most exhibit no systematic effects on evolutionary potential, highlighting the robustness of digital evolution. Combined, these observations enhance our understanding of how instruction architecture impacts evolutionary potential, enabling the creation of architectures that support more rapid evolution of complex solutions to a broad range of challenges.

 


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Income inequality seen in satellite images from Google Earth

Income inequality seen in satellite images from Google Earth | Living | Scoop.it

Nice visual on differences in income, with associated paper.  No stats needed here; a simple exploratory/observational curiosity is all you need.  A great starter for classroom discussions/lab activities. Start with this primer where you can see the distinct difference.


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Christian Madison's curator insight, January 13, 7:28 PM

Well first of all I'd have to think on the bright side of life on the poor side. And on the other side, the rich side, I'd have to not take things for granted. On the poor side you'd have to use everything to it's limit and not waste a bit. While on the rich side it doesn't really matter that much.

Vivica Juarez's comment, January 13, 8:16 PM
@Sherryn Kottoor made some excellent points about the pictures. In the diagram, it shows the poor vs. the rich. It clearly proves how there is a big difference between the two. The rich have more access to things, that the poor don't. The poor are also not as fortunate when it comes to living and education.
Marcelle Searles's curator insight, January 25, 4:47 AM

useful for Year 8 and Year 11 Geography units.

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6 Sneaky Reasons Your Breath Stinks

6 Sneaky Reasons Your Breath Stinks | Living | Scoop.it
Some of the most common causes of bad breath are the most obvious ones. You know it's time to brush when you've had some particularly garlicky shrimp scampi or you practically breathe fire first thing in the morning.
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Confessions Of A Stay-At-Home (Childless) Wife: Why I Choose Not To Work

Confessions Of A Stay-At-Home (Childless) Wife: Why I Choose Not To Work | Living | Scoop.it
One woman explains why she gave up her career, what she does instead of a 9-5—and why she wouldn't have it any other way.
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The starting of the will do community project. | Self Employment on GOOD

The starting of the will do community project. | Self Employment on GOOD | Living | Scoop.it
Hello. The project is to create a community working together to help each other develop their small business baby step, by baby step to tadaaa.
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The Homegrown Success (And Mild Indigestion) Of Annie's Natural Foods

The Homegrown Success (And Mild Indigestion) Of Annie's Natural Foods | Living | Scoop.it
This natural foods maker has discovered the double-edged phenom of
innovation: New products fuel growth--and nasty competition.
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10 Specific Examples Of Emerging Educational Technologies

10 Specific Examples Of Emerging Educational Technologies | Living | Scoop.it
10 Specific Examples Of Emerging Educational Technologies

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Roberto Ivan Ramirez's comment, September 17, 2013 1:57 PM
Nuevas tendencias de la tecno pedagogía
Nuno Ricardo Oliveira's curator insight, September 18, 2013 7:31 AM

10 Specific Examples Of Emerging Educational Technologies

roberto gilli's comment, September 23, 2013 3:47 AM
12 months or less: Cloud, Mobile, Tablet, MOOC.
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Kickstarter Allowing Canada-Based Projects Beginning This Summer | TechCrunch

Kickstarter Allowing Canada-Based Projects Beginning This Summer | TechCrunch | Living | Scoop.it
Kickstarter just announced via its Twitter account that it will be opening up its crowdfunding platform for Canada-based projects as of “later this summer.” Thus far, that’s as specific as the company is getting, but anyone interested in finding out more can sign up at Kickstarter’s Canada launch page with their email and project category of interest to get an alert when things go live.

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:::: Picti.US ::::'s comment, July 1, 2013 8:10 AM
but KS wants also that ... You are a permanent US resident with a Social Security Number (or EIN). You have a US address, US bank account, and US state-issued ID (driver’s license). You have a major US credit or debit card.
Ken Taggart's comment, July 1, 2013 8:30 AM
I am a UK citizen, UK bank acc & address. But you can try this http://bit.ly/129pUyR
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thanks Ken
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Finding the Hidden Faces in Google Maps

Finding the Hidden Faces in Google Maps | Living | Scoop.it

"And they've found many more faces, too – because they've actually built a computer program that sifts through Google Maps with facial-recognition technology to find..."


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Woman Has Surgery To Remove Ovaries, Doctors Find A 9-Pound Baby Inside

Woman Has Surgery To Remove Ovaries, Doctors Find A 9-Pound Baby Inside | Living | Scoop.it
A 25-year-old woman in New Zealand was checked into a hospital for a surgery to remove her ovaries and ended up checking out with a 9-pound baby boy.
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Bitcoin: How its core technology will change the world - tech - 05 February 2014 - New Scientist

Bitcoin: How its core technology will change the world - tech - 05 February 2014 - New Scientist | Living | Scoop.it
The virtual currency is about more than money – the real innovation is what people are doing with the technology it is based on

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BITCOIN has been called many things, from the future of money to a drug dealer's dream and everything else in between. But beyond creating the web's first native currency, the true innovation of Bitcoin's mysterious designer, Satoshi Nakamoto, is its underlying technology, the "block chain". That fundamental concept is being used to transform Bitcoin – and could even replace it altogether.

So what is the block chain? It is a ledger of transactions that keeps Bitcoin secure and allows all users to agree on exactly who owns how many bitcoins. Each new block requires a record of recent transactions along with a string of letters and numbers, known as a hash, which is based on the previous block and produced using a cryptographic algorithm.

Miners, people who run the peer-to-peer Bitcoin software, randomly generate hashes, competing to produce one with a value below a certain target difficulty and thus complete a new block and receive a reward, currently 25 bitcoins. This difficulty means faking a transaction is impossible unless you have more computing power than everyone else on the Bitcoin network combined. Confused? Don't worry, ordinary Bitcoin users needn't know the details of how the block chain works, just as people with a credit card don't bother learning banking network jargon. But those who do understand the power of the block chain are realising how Nakamoto's technology for mass agreement can be adapted. "You can replace that agreement with all sorts of different things and now you have a really powerful building block for any kind of distributed system," says Jeremy Clark of Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.


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How Unconscious Thought and Perception Affect Our Every Waking Moment

How Unconscious Thought and Perception Affect Our Every Waking Moment | Living | Scoop.it

Unconscious impulses and desires impel what we think and do in ways Freud never dreamed of

 

When psychologists try to understand the way our mind works, they frequently come to a conclusion that may seem startling: people often make decisions without having given them much thought—or, more precisely, before they have thought about them consciously. When we decide how to vote, what to buy, where to go on vacation and myriad other things, unconscious thoughts that we are not even aware of typically play a big role. Research has recently brought to light just how profoundly our unconscious mind shapes our day-to-day interactions.


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How To Build A Power Network That Fosters Your (And Other Women's) Success

How To Build A Power Network That  Fosters Your (And Other Women's) Success | Living | Scoop.it
Building a powerful support community and network is essential to your long-term professional success. Here's how to do it.
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How I Maxed Out My IRA Making Just $28K

How I Maxed Out My IRA Making Just $28K | Living | Scoop.it
If you feel like you couldn't possibly save for retirement, you aren't alone, and it isn't impossible. This is how I did it.
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Foreign buyers pay top dollar for low-risk second homes across the globe

Foreign buyers pay top dollar for low-risk second homes across the globe | Living | Scoop.it
Foreign buyers are willing to pay top dollar for second homes abroad, as long as they are low risk and have a potential for appreciation
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Tips for Long Distance Caregivers of Aging Parents

Tips for Long Distance Caregivers of Aging Parents | Living | Scoop.it
Caring for an aging loved one in Florida? Long Distance caregivers can benefit from these Aging Wisely caregiver tips. Alzheimer's and dementia care.
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Aboriginal entrepreneurs growing, getting support

Aboriginal entrepreneurs growing, getting support | Living | Scoop.it
Recognizing that aboriginal business owners are a growing sector across Canada despite having less access to funding and support networks, a new program...
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5 Shocking Facts About Slavery, Natives and African Americans

5 Shocking Facts About Slavery, Natives and African Americans | Living | Scoop.it
At "1619: The Making of America" Native and non-Native speakers discussed slavery and Native Americans in 17th century colonial America.
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Rovia Named 'North America's Leading Travel Agency' at 2013 World Travel Awards - The Sacramento Bee

Rovia Named 'North America's Leading Travel Agency' at 2013 World Travel Awards - The Sacramento Bee | Living | Scoop.it
/PRNewswire/ -- Rovia was named %22North America's Leading Travel Agency%22 at the 2013 World Travel Awards in Antigua and Barbuda on September 14.
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Wings for a nation via @tatacompanies

Wings for a nation via @tatacompanies | Living | Scoop.it
The following is an excerpt from The Creation of Wealth, RM Lala's celebrated story of the House of Tata. It was written in 1981.
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Leading Nanotechnology Scientist Awarded 2013 Lemelson-MIT Prize

Leading Nanotechnology Scientist Awarded 2013 Lemelson-MIT Prize | Living | Scoop.it
Dr. Angela Belcher, a materials chemist and one of the world’s leading scientists in nanotechnology was announced today as the recipient of the 2013 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize.

Belcher has drawn inspiration from nature and its ability to create materials.

-She believes that if organic and inorganic materials can combine in nature to produce exquisite structures, similar processes can be used in the lab to create things of which nature hasn’t yet dreamed. She has used these lessons in biology to design novel, hybrid organic-inorganic materials that have been used to create environmentally-friendly batteries and clean transportation fuel, among other inventions with both commercial and social value. The Lemelson-MIT Prize, which honors an outstanding mid-career inventor dedicated to improving our world through technological invention, has been awarded annually since 1995.


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