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Posted: Updated: It's amazing what a rigged game of Monopoly can reveal. Psychologist Paul Piff shares research showing that people who feel wealthy tend to behave badly. Why is that? And what does it mean for America? Ideas are not set in stone. WATCH: Does Money Make You Mean? | TEDTalks
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Really like this comic (GREAT illustrations!) for the overall message of not wasting your life. One thing that really bothers me sometimes though when talking with others on this topic is it’s always displayed as trading a “boring” 9-5 desk job for a “travel the world – leave whenever I want to” exciting lifestyle that means you’re living your life with meaning. What about when you have a family, kids, etc? What about the honor to actually be around for your kids – not making your life all about … you? To die to yourself so they can live (i.e. have a great dad/mom/etc).
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Virtual Worlds - Kitely is a Keen Replacement For Second Life | GeekMom Virtual Worlds – I love them. Ever since I read Snow Crash in 1992 I was obsessed. When Second Life came around I signed right up. For a while I was a content creator in world, building, texturing, scripting, sculpting and more. I made real money from my work in Second Life and I found the work I did there enhanced my skills overall as an artist.
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Mugabe blasts Mandela Johannesburg - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has blasted former president Nelson Mandela 's reconciliation policies, and has labelled him "too much of a saint" in a television interview, The Sunday Independent reported. "Mandela has gone a bit too far in doing good to the non-black communities, really in some cases at the expense of [blacks]...," Mugabe reportedly told talk show host Dali Tambo in an interview. "That is being too saintly, too good, too much of a saint," he said. The interview, filmed for Tambo's show People of the South , would be aired next Sunday, the newspaper reported. According to The Sunday Independent, the interview included footage of the Mugabe family and interviews with Mugabe's wife Grace at a dairy farm. Tambo filmed the interview in Zimbabwe before Christmas and showed the family the final edit in Harare last weekend.
The Cc-Hub, in Lagos, is a hotbed of successful innovation. But innovation isn't always the answer, says Michelle Atagana. African entrepreneurs place too much importance on innovation, says Michelle AtaganaStartups are forgoing solid business models in favor of trendy concepts, she saysTech wizards should first tackle the problem of service delivery Editor's note: Michelle Atagana is the managing editor of memeburn.com, a social media and technology news site. She has a Masters Degree in New Media and Journalism, her thesis focuses on social media technologies in the South African journalistic space with some focus on the public sphere. (CNN) -- In today's world of catchy buzzwords, a current favorite is "Africa is rising." Africa's sexy tech: Death by innovation?
EverClip Automatically Imports Your iOS Clipboard to Evernote iOS: If you're in the midst of a research project on your iPhone or iPad, you don't want to open the Evernote app each time you find something you want to save. EverClip solves this problem by monitoring and saving content from your clipboard in the background. You'd be forgiven for thinking that this wasn't possible on iOS—I was certainly skeptical—but it really does work. All you have to do is launch the EverClip app once, then go about your business in any other iOS app. For the next ten minutes, EverClip will automatically grab any images or text that you copy to your clipboard, and even play a distinct pinging noise to verify that the clipping was saved. So you could grab a URL from Safari, some text from Reeder, and an image from your camera roll, all without opening the Evernote app or EverClip in between.
by Jeri Eckhart Queenan | 12:00 PM April 23, 2013 Benchmark data isn’t sexy stuff, but occasionally the numbers reveal surprising findings. Who, for instance, would have guessed that global NGOs spend nearly 80% more to track their finances and employ nearly twice as many finance staff as comparable for-profit multinationals? This hardly seems right given that multinationals are thought to be awash in money and NGOs have the image of cash-strapped, waste averse organizations — which they are. But the data, gathered in our new study “Stop Starving Scale” and compared against benchmarks from APQC (American Productivity & Quality Center), hint at a little-known story: most global NGOs today struggle to master the complexities of managing efficient, integrated operations in large part due to restrictions placed on them by funders. Global NGOs Spend More on Accounting Than Multinationals - Jeri Eckhart Queenan
Solar-powered mobile health centre rolls into Cape Town
Often has the question been asked: Who does technology serve? Earlier this year, as a member of the judging panel for the first African Open Data Bootcamp in Kenya, I came across a "Sanitation in Schools" app. It was developed after data indicated a worrying dropout trend across Kenya's counties. Africa: How Mobile Media Is Transforming Africa for Good (Page 1 of 2)
This sounds like a great advancement because inventory is proving somewhat of a problem on OSgrid which is probably down to the huge storage requirement given they have the most registered avatars and regions. Clearly, Kitely are meeting this problem early on in their development and that is a big plus for using their service. I think more grids could push their databases to cloud and I always thought how useful it would be if a company like Kitely, or even Second Life, offered cloud based inventory data storage to other grids where Kitely or SL could, in effect, shield content from copy thieves since no grid owner using the service would be able to look at the data and change permissions. A service like that could help to make Hypergrid more secure and instill confidence in more content creators who want to sell stuff in the open Metaverse without the risks. Kitely Roll Out New Opensim Asset System
Social Cooperation Within Virtual Worlds: Old Social Phenomena Emerging in New Environments | Diana Constantinescu - Academia.edu I. Introduction to virtual worlds What is a virtual world. MMORPG. The term MMORPG stands for massively multiplayer online role-playing game.
Beloved Lindens Oskar and Yoz Let Go From Linden Lab The popular Linden Lab staffer known as Oskar Linden recently confirmed on the Second Life Universe forum widespread SL community rumors that he was fired from the company, for "quite vague" reasons, he says. This comes a month or so after my friend Yoz Linden also reported leaving the comnpany. Sad news for the community and for them, but since both are very talented techies, I'm confident they'll both wind up in better places. It's difficult to comment beyond that, not knowing all the details, but it's worth repeating Oskar's last words on his announcement to the SL user community: "You are Second Life, not Linden Lab.
Kenya’s mobile telephones: Vital for the poor AFRICA’S “mobile decade”, when telephones at last reached most corners of the continent, has meant a huge improvement in the lives of the poor. But quantifying it is hard. How useful can a mobile phone be to someone living on less than $2.50 a day, the World Bank’s standard benchmark of poverty?
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