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Final Fantasy will be on OUYA...and we have an exclusive game! And VEVO has agreed to put their music videos on OUYA, XBMC adds a streaming media app, with TuneIn and iHeartRadio adding music! 10 useful plants you can find in the wild: Cattails. Taxmoney.jpg (JPEG Image, 3500 × 2334 pixels) - Scaled (27%) California may ban employers from asking for Facebook passwords. SAN FRANCISCO — California is one step closer to becoming one of the first states to ban companies from asking job seekers and workers for their user names and passwords on Facebook and other social networking websites.
BREAKING: You Know That TED Talk You Weren't Supposed To See? Here It Is. If Iceland adopts the loonie, Greenland could soon follow: economist. To restart an icy economy and free its citizens from strict Soviet-style money controls, all Iceland needs is a single planeload of Canadian dollars, a pair of Iceland economists told a packed Bay Street conference room Monday afternoon.
“It would fit nicely in a small plane, we just have to make sure it doesn’t get lost on the way,” said Heidar Gudjonsson, an investment manager and the chairman of Iceland’s Centre for Social and Economic Research. Mr. Gudjonsson, along with University of Iceland finance professor Ársæll Valfells, were in Toronto on Tuesday to make the first pitch to a Canadian audience on a unorthodox proposal to to pull the debt-ridden Nordic state from recession by abandoning the Icelandic krona for the Canadian dollar. Iceland was one of hardest hit by the 2008 financial collapse, rendering its currency effectively worthless. Why have we heard nothing about this incredibly important development in Iceland? News black-out?!? NYTimes: In the go-go years leading up to the financial crisis, Iceland’s banks were hugely irresponsible, luring foreign depositors with high interest rates and putting the money into risky loans.
When Iceland’s big banks went under in 2008, they were 10 times as big as the country’s economy. The government of Iceland failed to rein in bankers’ excesses. But its refusal to take on bank debts, forcing creditors to take losses and share in the pain, looks increasingly smart as Iceland’s economy begins to recover. The European Union and the International Monetary Fund — their bailouts of Greece and Ireland were designed to make creditors whole — should learn from Iceland’s example.
Washington Post: REYKJAVIK, Iceland — On the snowy streets of this capital city, the economic panic of 2008 has mostly faded. Iceland’s journey from financial ruin to fledgling recovery is a case study in roads not taken and choices not made by other countries faced with economic calamity in recent years. CISPA is not the new SOPA: Here’s why. Americans brace for next foreclosure wave.
US students need new way of learning science. American students need a dramatically new approach to improve how they learn science, says a noted group of scientists and educators led by Michigan State University professor William Schmidt.
After six years of work, the group has proposed a solution. The 8+1 Science concept calls for a radical overhaul in K-12 schools that moves away from memorizing scientific facts and focuses on helping students understand eight fundamental science concepts. The "plus one" is the importance of inquiry, the practice of asking why things happen around us -- and a fundamental part of science. "Now is the time to rethink how we teach science," said Schmidt, University Distinguished Professor of statistics and education. Facebook misses March deadline following privacy audit. This past December, Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) completed his three-month privacy audit of Facebook's activities.
Facebook promised to make a slew of changes, and agreed to a more formal follow-up review in July 2012. Some changes were, however, were supposed to be completed by March 31, 2012. We're in April now, meaning Facebook missed the deadline. The DPC office decided to investigate the social networking giant after an Austrian group called Europe versus Facebook made 22 complaints regarding the social network's practices. The group even managed to accidentally get Reddit involved, whose users recently overwhelmed Facebook with data requests.
Aww shit. Here we go again. Again. CISPA - HR 3525. AKA Return of the SOPA. : politics. News and information about meteor showers, solar flares, auroras, and near-Earth asteroids. Your best source for breaking news. Uprooting 30,000 Bedouin in Israel. Beer-Sheva, Israel - "It is not every day that a government decides to relocate almost half a per cent of its population in a programme of forced urbanisation," Rawia Aburabia asserted, adding that "this is precisely what Prawer wants to do".
The meeting, which was attempting to coordinate various actions against the Prawer Plan, had just ended, and Rawia, an outspoken Bedouin leader who works for the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, was clearly upset. China's Wen says bank monopoly must be broken: state media. ZEITGEIST: MOVING FORWARD. Studies show how pesticides make bees lose their way.