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curator's ǝpoɔ curator's ǝpoɔ ne of the most magical things about the internet is that it's a whimsical rabbit hole of discovery – we start somewhere familiar and click our way to a wonderland of curiosity and fascination we never knew existed. What makes this contagion of semi-serendipity possible is an intricate ecosystem of "link love" – a via-chain of attribution that allows us to discover new sources through those we already know and trust. A suggested system for honoring the creative and intellectual labor of information discovery by making attribution consistent and codified, celebrating authors and creators, and also respecting those who discover and amplify their work. While we have systems in place for literary citation, image attribution, and scientific reference, we don't yet have a system that codifies the attribution of discovery in curation as a currency of the information economy, a system that treats discovery as the creative labor that it is.
Author: Steven Zolman In a previous blog post, I took great pains at articulating my 10 Reasons Why Ginni Rometty would fail as IBM’s new CEO. In the post, I mentioned the poisonous sales culture (you live by the sword, you die by the sword), which is at the center (of blame) for this and last quarter’s missed performance targets. Another concern was the ‘garage sale’ of business units that would inevitably have to come if IBM were to meet its targets. As we have recently learned, IBM appears to be in the process of selling its server business to Lenovo, and it has long been rumored to be preparing its services business for sale as well. It seems Ginni may be failing faster than even I had predicted. IBM CEO Ginni Rometty: Failing Fast | NET(net), Inc. IBM CEO Ginni Rometty: Failing Fast | NET(net), Inc.
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I'm fortunate enough to know a number of remarkably successful people. Regardless of industry or profession, they all share the same perspectives and beliefs. And they act on those beliefs: 1. 9 beliefs of remarkably successful people - Yahoo Finance Canada 9 beliefs of remarkably successful people - Yahoo Finance Canada
How to Clean and Sanitize Wet Books Aileen asked: I have some cookbooks that got wet from a leaking waste pipe in my house. I’m concerned about possible bacteria in and on the books. The books have varying degrees of wetness. On some, just the cover got wet, and on others, the pages got wet too. Is there any way that I can sanitize them so that I can still use them? When books get wet, prompt action is the key to restoring them and bringing them back to life. How to Clean and Sanitize Wet Books
Neil asked: How do I clean the Shimano STI shifters and brake levers on my bicycle? My road bike STI shifters and brake levers get gunked up with road grime and sweat and eventually the up-shift won’t work because the ratchet is stuck. Cleaning with degreaser seems to just wash the gunk further into the shifter, plus it coats the contacts of the gear position sensors so the flight-deck computer no longer works because it doesn’t see the correct gear setting. How to Clean Shimano STI Shifters and Brake Levers How to Clean Shimano STI Shifters and Brake Levers
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18 obsolete words, which never should have gone out of style Mar 7, 2013 Just like facts and flies, English words have life-spans. Some are thousands of years old, from before English officially existed, others change, or are replaced or get ditched entirely. 18 obsolete words, which never should have gone out of style
wait but why: Putting Time In Perspective Humans are good at a lot of things, but putting time in perspective is not one of them. It’s not our fault—the spans of time in human history, and even more so in natural history, are so vast compared to the span of our life and recent history that it’s almost impossible to get a handle on it. If the Earth formed at midnight and the present moment is the next midnight, 24 hours later, modern humans have been around since 11:59:59pm—1 second. And if human history itself spans 24 hours from one midnight to the next, 14 minutes represents the time since Christ. To try to grasp some perspective, I mapped out the history of time as a series of growing timelines—each timeline contains all the previous timelines (colors will help you see which timelines are which). wait but why: Putting Time In Perspective
William James on Habit William James on Habit by Maria Popova “We are spinning our own fates, good or evil, and never to be undone. Every smallest stroke of virtue or of vice leaves its never so little scar.” “We are what we repeatedly do,” Aristotle famously proclaimed.
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World Renowned Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong.. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries,today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact. I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labelled “opinion makers.”
There's been a lot of press recently around Dwight Lundell, MD - a retired heart surgeon who is cited in at least one traditional food blog as "an accomplished surgeon". He had a SOTT.net article in which he sounded reasonably in line with paleo principles. He's even had a recent March 17 Fox News appearance. Like others, I had the impulse to trumpet this, "Heart Surgeon says yadayadagrassfedsaturatedfatisgoodyadayada. Do we need to be a lot more careful about publicly lauding doctors who support paleo principles
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No, you're not entitled to your opinion Every year, I try to do at least two things with my students at least once. First, I make a point of addressing them as “philosophers” – a bit cheesy, but hopefully it encourages active learning. Secondly, I say something like this: “I’m sure you’ve heard the expression ‘everyone is entitled to their opinion.’ Perhaps you’ve even said it yourself, maybe to head off an argument or bring one to a close.
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