ACTA: The new threat to the net 2,008,307 have signed. Help us get to our new target of 3,000,000 Update: 10 February 2012 Amazing! We smashed our 2 million target as we delivered to key decision-makers in Brussels this week -- let's get to 3 million before the crucial parliamentary debates Posted: 25 January 2012 Last week, 3 million of us beat back America's attack on our Internet! ACTA - a global treaty - could allow corporations to censor the Internet. Europe is deciding right now whether to ratify ACTA -- and without them, this global attack on Internet freedom will collapse. It's outrageous -- governments of four fifths of the world’s people were excluded from the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) negotiations and unelected bureaucrats have worked closely with corporate lobbyists to craft new rules and a dangerously powerful enforcement regime. Big corporate interests are pushing hard for this, but the EU Parliament stands in the way.
100 Totally Awesome DIY Projects For Your Dorm Room Finally getting to move into your own space and out of your parents’ house can be an exciting time for many college students. Of course, with moving out comes a whole host of expenses too. Luckily, there are some ways you can cut down on the costs and still get a room that reflects your style and makes living so close with someone else a little easier. Here are some DIY projects to try out for your dorm room that range from super simple to those requiring some tech know-how. Privacy and Security Try out these DIY projects to keep your dorm room safe and ensure you have a little privacy when you need to study or sleep. Dorm room study nook: Learn how to build a special place to do all your studying from this link. Sewing Projects If you’ve got a sewing machine on hand you’ll be able to whip up these great additions to your dorm room. Bean bag chair: Learn how to make your own bean bag chair for relaxing and reading with this link. Wall Decor Other Decor Organization and Storage Entertainment
8 Little Known, Insanely Useful Software For College « Killer Tech Tips If you’re in college, check out these eight lesser known, but still indispensable software applications for your computer. We bet these will be as useful as Dropbox and Evernote! Photo by Samantha Decker. 1. Connectify lets you share your laptop’s internet connection with others nearby. The app shows up in the system tray once you install it. 2. Panda USB Vaccine completely disables autorun on your computer. In addition to disabling autorun, the tool can also create a dummy autorun.inf file on removable drives, thereby â€œvaccinatingâ€ them from getting infected. 3. WordWeb is free and does one thing really, really well. WordWeb works when you’re offline and it could obviously help you improve your vocabulary. 4. If you frequently come back to your dorm room just to take back that pen drive you missed, Pen Drive Reminder is a must-have. There’s also a countdown timer that pops open a notification after the counter reaches zero seconds. 5. 6. 7. 8.
The Skeptic's Dictionary should social scientists stop reading the news? A long time ago, in graduate school, my television was stolen and it changed my life. I now had lots of free time. I never understood on a gut level what I was missing until my tv was gone. I learned a second lesson. Later, I realized that the issue wasn’t drama or comedy. You don’t need to be a die hard Chomskian who believes that the media is a mere tool of corporate and state interests, although that does happen to fair degree. Example 1: Local television news is driven by “if it bleeds, it leads.” Example 2: Election coverage is highly misleading. Example 3: Let’s stick one of my research areas – higher education. The news is rife with stories that are at best misleading and at worst factually incorrect. Adverts: From Black Power/Grad Skool Rulz Like this: Like Loading...
Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies Do NOT Drink and Drive Con su padre, 1998. This is Jacqueline on vacation in Venezuela. De vacaciones en Venezuela Birthday party as a child. Aquí con sus padres. At a party with friends. Con sus amigos. The car in which Jacqueline travelled when she was hit by a car driven by a 17-year old student on his way home after a couple of beers with his friends. Jacqueline venía de una fiesta de cumpleaños con sus amigos, cuando un joven de 18 años que había estado bebiendo cervezas con sus amigos chocó contra ella. Jacqueline was caught in the burning car and her body was heavily burnt for around 45 seconds. Estuvo expuesta al calor de las llamas 45 segundos. After the accident Jacqueline has needed over 40 operations. Jacqueline ha necesitado más de 40 operaciones. With her Father, 2000. Con su padre, 2000. Getting treatment. Recibiendo tratamiento. Three months after accident. Tres meses despues del accidente. Without a left eyelid Jacqie needs eyedrops to keep her vision. Not everyone who gets hit by a car dies.
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100 Ways To Develop Your Mind This weeks Sunday Siesta has been postponed as I have been working all weekend on this article. It’s my longest article ever at over 4500 words but I think it was worth the time and the effort. I have been resisting doing this post for a while now. However, it kept niggling away at the back of my mind and I kept getting more and more ideas to add to it so here it is. I was originally inspired to do this by Dragos Roua who wrote a great post 100 Ways to Live a Better Life and who was inspired by Mike King in this great post 100 Ways To Be A Better Leader who was inspired by Armen Shirvanian: 100 Ways to Show Boldness who was inspired by the maniac who started it all Luciano Passuello and his post Tackling Any Issue With A List Of 100 So here I am with 100 Ways to Develop Your Mind 1. If there’s one thing that will change your thoughts quicker than anything else, it’s facing your fears. 2. A lot of people have difficulty in standing up for themselves. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.