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PubsSPs PubsSPs NIST uses three NIST Special Publication subseries to publish computer/cyber/information security and guidelines, recommendations and reference materials: SP 800, Computer Security (December 1990-present): NIST's primary mode of publishing computer/cyber/information security guidelines, recommendations and reference materials (SP 800s are also searchable in the NIST Library Catalog); SP 1800, NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guides (2015-present): A new subseries created to complement the SP 800s; targets specific cybersecurity challenges in the public and private sectors; practical, user-friendly guides to facilitate adoption of standards-based approaches to cybersecurity; SP 500, Computer Systems Technology (January 1977-present): A general IT subseries used more broadly by NIST's Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), this page lists selected SP 500s related to NIST's computer security efforts. Note: Publications that link to will redirect to another NIST website.

Beware of soapy frogs: Using IET (ISCSI Enterprise Target) for Windows Server Backup Windows Server Backup in win2k8 server is fantastic - it's a consistent, snapshot-based automatic backup system capable of full disaster recovery / bare metal restore. I'm not a huge fan of much of the way the Windows servers work, but the backup setup is fantastic. With one wee flaw... Manual backups may be made to a network share, or to a local volume then copied to a network share. Unfortunately, automatic scheduled backups require direct access to a drive, they won't work on a mounted NTFS volume or on a network share. I could run a FireWire 800 drive over cat5e to the near-site backup location, but that's surprisingly expensive to do, especially as I want redundant storage to protect against pesky HDD failures. The solution: Win2k8 has a built-in iSCSI initiator. Security notice It would be a very good idea to enable mutual authentication, but by time of writing I was unable to get it working. Configuring the iSCSI target First, install the ISCSI Enterprise Target software (IET): Beware of soapy frogs: Using IET (ISCSI Enterprise Target) for Windows Server Backup
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Obama Just Did What No Other President Before Him Has Done It's about time. It was fun to pretend climate change wasn't a problem, wasn't it? Now it's time to face the elephant in the room. On Monday, President Barack Obama did just that. In two lines, here's what you need to know: "Nationwide, by 2030, this rule would achieve CO2 emission reductions from the power sector of approximately 30% from CO2 emission levels in 2005," the proposed regulation says. Why is this important? Image Credit: NASA According to two new studies, the collapse of much of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet may now be irreversible. This is happening on the West Coast: Image Credits: NASA Snowpack in California mountains shrank by 86% in just one year. This is happening: Image credits: NASA Image credit: GISS Obama's new EPA plan comes in the wake of a massive new study by the White House that is being hailed as the definitive report on the impact of carbon pollution in the U.S. The EPA tweeted, "When it comes to climate change, most costly thing to do is to do nothing." Obama Just Did What No Other President Before Him Has Done
MAP: 25 Million Americans Live Within The 'Blast Zone' Of An Oil Train Explosion MAP: 25 Million Americans Live Within The 'Blast Zone' Of An Oil Train Explosion By Katie Valentine "MAP: 25 Million Americans Live Within The ‘Blast Zone’ Of An Oil Train Explosion" In this image made available by the City of Lynchburg, shows several CSX tanker cars carrying crude oil in flames after derailing in downtown Lynchburg, Va., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. CREDIT: AP Photo/City of Lynchburg, LuAnn Hunt Millions of Americans live within the “blast zone” of an oil train accident, according to a new map put together by environmental group ForestEthics. The map, created using industry data and on-the-ground reports of people living close to oil train routes, outlines the routes of oil trains across the U.S. and into Canada. Oil-by-rail routes in North America. CREDIT: ForestEthics That number could be even higher. “We are looking at this as a very conservative take on what routes are being used by these oil trains,” he said. Scher also said he thinks oil train routes need to be public in all states, a transparency that rail companies are fighting.

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How to (Legally) Boost Your Music Library Without Spending a Dime Free yes but I don't think that'd constitute legal compared to the methods in the article. There are (arguably) easier ways to go about doing this, and such action is quite dubious legally. I'm not preaching to you, just sayin... It's really no better than pirating music directly. I've told my dad and sister this and they're skeptical for whatever reason; it's just that this method doesn't seem like piracy since piracy is all done on torrents (people think). Years back I used to do this, but then I realized it was dumb - and not right. If you're gonna do it, just do yourself a favor and look to file-sharing sites first because if you're going to pirate music, you might as well get decent audio (Youtube is getting better with their video and audio upload quality, but when I did it, they didn't even have any resolution options, let alone HD ones, meaning the audio was poop). edit: I'll admit that creative copyright is something that's really hard to deal with. How to (Legally) Boost Your Music Library Without Spending a Dime
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Webinars | Graphite | 01.2016 Webinars | Graphite | 01.2016 7 Ways You Can Be a Digital Citizenship Leader Recorded on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Learn seven ways you can be a digital citizenship leader from Susan Bearden, digital citizenship experts, and author of Digital Citizenship: A Community-Based Approach (Corwin Press, 2016). Cultivating a Math Mindset Recorded on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 How can math teachers apply growth mindset principles? 6 Terrific Tools to Transform Your 2016 Recorded on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Looking for terrific tools to kick off 2016? Using Games to Assess and Personalize Your SEL Instruction Recorded on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Join Jessica Berlinski, chief impact officer of personalized learning games, in an engaging hour packed with the latest research about and use cases of evidence-based games for social emotional learning (SEL) for students. 5 Earth Science Tools That Support NGSS Recorded on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Curriculum and Instruction: Building a Better Mousetrap Is leasing a good idea?
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What if there were a machine that not only had free open-source schematics, cheap and easy to buy component materials, but it could also be made on demand for you as a clone of and from a copy of itself? Well, it exists – a real-life self-replicating factory. More than a mere three-dimensional printer, this project is in essence a way to turn your home into a miniature manufacturing plant. For the science fiction junkies out there, yes: this RepRap is a replicator in both the Star Trek and Stargate senses of the word – a machine that can manufacture complex three-dimensional objects out of programmed designs and one that can also build copies of itself. Imagine the impact on the distribution of goods if we could simply download or create designs for objects we want to have and make them at home. The creators of RepRap point out that this is in many ways an extension of technologies we already have. 3D Printer + DIY Home Factory = Real-Life Replicator 3D Printer + DIY Home Factory = Real-Life Replicator
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For DIYers, a device to use to see into walls DIY home renovators, construction workers, plumbers: There is a product designed for you, and it is called Walabot DIY. It is a device with companion app that allows you to look inside your walls. You can detect things such as wires and pipes. Walabot DIY can show you plastic and metal pipes, electrical wires and studs. They are offering it with special introductory pricing at $199. The product has an easy form factor—it's a phone-sized block, said Popular Mechanics, attaching magnetically to its host-phone, and it will pull its power from the phone's MicroUSB port. What the app delivers: Gizmodo explained how "the WalabotDIY app gives you a more visual representation of what's been detected, its orientation, what it's made from, and how far away it is, to a depth of about four inches." And so for handheld scanning, said Lee Mathews in you "sandwich the Walabot to your phone—on which you've loaded their mobile app. Share Video What technology is being used here? For DIYers, a device to use to see into walls
Να σταματήσουμε τον εφιάλτη της κατανάλωσης: Ένα εκπληκτικό animation ταινιάκι - Hit&Run Να σταματήσουμε τον εφιάλτη της κατανάλωσης: Ένα εκπληκτικό animation ταινιάκι - Hit&Run Συνεισφορά: Αλεξάνδρα Νάκου - Η δημιουργία μικρών κινούμενων εικόνων είναι μία διαδικασία που σχεδόν πάντα ενεργοποιεί το ενδιοαφέρον των μαθητών ξεκλειδώνοντας τη δημιουργικότητά τους και συνδυάζοντας έτσι τη μάθηση με τη διασκεδαστικότητα. Η αλήθεια είναι πως υπάρχουν πολλά εύκολα και ελεύθερα εργαλεία για τη δημιουργία μικρών κινούμενων σχεδίων τα οποία χρησιμοποιούνται για την παραγωγή animation από τους μαθητές, είτε ως μέρος ενός εκπαιδευτικού project, είτε ως μέρος μίας συγκεκριμένης εκπαιδευτικής δραστηριότητας. Το Stykz είναι ένα ελεύθερο λογισμικό με το οποίο μπορούμε, σχετικά εύκολα, να δημιουργήσουμε κινούμενο σχέδιο με χαρακτήρες/ανθρωπάκια σχεδιασμένα με απλές γραμμές. Το Stykz είναι ελεύθερο και μπορεί να αποθηκευτεί στον υπολογιστή ανεξαρτήτως λογισμικού λειτουργίας επιτρέποντας έτσι την επεξεργασία των κινούμενων σχεδίων από όλα τα λειτουργικά συστήματα.
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People love their libraries. And when their governments put money toward them, they even love to visit them. A 2012 report by the Institute of Museum and Library Services found that when investment in libraries drops, as it has in the US since 2009, usage typically falls with it. But the inverse was also true; the more public funds libraries receive, the more people tend to use them. Perhaps that’s because a good library is more than a repository for books—it’s a community resource. It may also explain the recent spate of high-design libraries (and bookstores) popping up around the globe. Dokk1 Library, Schmidt Hammer Larsen The Dokk1 library recently won the prize for best public library of 2016, and it’s easy to see why. Credit: Adam M√∏rk The Dokk1 library recently won the prize for best public library of 2016, and it’s easy to see why. Lawrence Public Library, by Gould Evans Lawrence’s new library has the bones of its old. Credit: Mike Sinclair Yangzhou Zhangshuge, by XL-Muse Settle Into 10 of the Most Beautiful Libraries on Earth
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As we’ve said many times on this blog, digital healthcare innovations are all around, but very few people know about them. This database is an attempt to fix that. We’ve included hundreds of innovations that we’ve uncovered and that you’ve submitted. The current total number of innovations in the database is: All innovations are classified into one of five categories. To make your searching a little easier, each table is sortable by column and you can also use the search box to search for any term in any entry. The database is always growing. If you’d like to know when we make a significant update to the database, then sign up for our weekly newsletter. If you’d like to submit a new innovation to be included in the database, please use the submission forms on the bottom of the page. Please do not copy and utilize this database without prior permission. Digital Healthcare Innovations Database - Curing Digital
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Created in 1985 to showcase the applications of information technology in education, the BETT (British Educational Training and Technology Show) has progressively become one of the most important EdTech exhibitions by its scale. It has gathered 35,000 educators and professionals from the sector in ExCeL, London. In between two iterations of the show, I talked to several European EdTech leaders (representatives from FutureLearn, JISC, Open University, UCL Institute of Education, and so on) to get a “pulse” on the state of online learning in 2016. In this third part, we will cover the final four trends: the terminology “MOOC” is being phased out,the surge in certification,the diversification of activities tied to MOOCs, andonline learning and accessibility. Trend 6: The terminology of “MOOC” is confirmed to be being phased out. Many products/services could have been considered as MOOCs two years ago, and now are named differently Martin Hamilton (Futurist, Jisc) “You keep using that word. What European Leaders in EdTech Think of the State of MOOCs: Part 3 — Class Central
Here’s the good news. Finally, we can be like Leonardo da Vinci’s in one small way. No, we are not getting his polymathic superpowers. His penchant for taking free-flowing notes that filled notebooks with diagrams and scribblings is more achievable. Today, we call these brain-cell like intertwinnings — mind maps. It is the most popular brainstorming technique of all. For a student, a mind map is a memory aid to review notes. You can apply a mind map to any office scenario. Forecast revenue.Prepare for a hiring interview.Chart product development and marketing.Fine tune a RFP (Request for Proposal).Organize a trade show.Plan an office party. Pick a Free Mind Map Tool Choosing from the many excellent mind mapping and brainstorming web apps and tools is a matter of nitpicking. Free or paid. We have covered many mindmapping tools here at MakeUseOf. 1. Platforms: Web, Chrome This mind mapping Chrome extension deserves a look again for its sheer simplicity. Noteworthy Features: 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 8 Free Mind Map Tools & How to Best Use Them
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