The World Factbook The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate. However, with limited staff and resources, we simply cannot respond to all who write to us. Contact Information Information Architects – Web Trend Map 4 by Oliver Reichenstein The has been featured all across the web from TechCrunch to BoingBoing, and Gawker. Now the latest version of our popular Web Trend Map is up for grabs.
Detexify LaTeX handwritten symbol recognition Want a Mac app? Lucky you. The Mac app is finally stable enough. See how it works on Vimeo. Download the latest version here. Restriction: In addition to the LaTeX command the unlicensed version will copy a reminder to purchase a license to the clipboard when you select a symbol. Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, c. February 1818 – February 20, 1895) was an African-American social reformer, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Many Northerners also found it hard to believe that such a great orator had been a slave. A firm believer in the equality of all people, whether black, female, Native American, or recent immigrant, Douglass famously said, "I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong
Probability and statistics EBook - Socr From Socr SOCR Books: This is a General Statistics Curriculum E-Book, which includes Advanced-Placement (AP) materials. Preface Social Media Landscape Redux A new version of this landscape has been published here: Social Media Lanscape 2011. Following last year’s first version of my Social Media Landscape, I am induced to publish a new version to sync with the market’s latest evolutions. And I a not the only one: The Conversation Prism v2.0. This new landscape is now spitted into four main usages (expressing, sharing, networking, playing) and is structured around social platforms which ambition is to cover each user’s needs. The large size version is here : Social Media Landscape (redux). Four Main Usages
File-sharing site Hotfile agrees to pay $80 million in damages File-hosting website Hotfile has agreed to pay $80 million in damages and was also ordered to stop operations unless it uses copyright filtering technologies that prevent infringement of the works of studios, the Motion Picture Association of America said Tuesday. The entry of the judgment against Hotfile marks the end of the studios’ litigation against the cyberlocker and its principal, Anton Titov, the movie industry body said. The jury trial of the case was scheduled for Monday. Five U.S. movie studios filed a copyright infringement suit against Hotfile in 2011, alleging that the company paid incentives to users for uploading popular files to the system, that were widely shared. The scheme hence provided incentives to users to upload popular copyright infringing content to attract users who would pay for premium accounts to access and download the files, according to the complaint by the studios. Details of the Tuesday judgement were not immediately available on online court records.
Transition Towns and Cities Emerge in the US Too Transition City LA Just One of ManyIt looks like it may have been almost a whole month since I last wrote about Transition Towns — covering the arrival of the Transition movement in Japan, and the incredible growth of Transition Towns in New Zealand. I make no secret about it, I'm a huge fan of this community-lead response to peak oil and climate change. When discussing Transition Towns here in the US, it's fairly common to hear folks ask whether something that started from small towns in the UK and Ireland can really work in such an oil dependent culture as the United States, and especially the big cities.
Teacher Resources - World of Statistics Demand for statisticians and data analysts is expected to increase by 4.4 million jobs worldwide in the years ahead. To teach students basic statistics literacy and introduce them to careers in the profession, many organizations have developed primary and secondary school statistics education programs and resources, most of which are free. Click the links below to view the resources available around the world. Census at School Program Network Mapping So why would I want to create a network map? There are a multitude of reasons why you might want to map your community. Here are just a sample: To build a sense of community and shared purpose – when people ‘see’ a networked community they tend to believe more in itTo discover hidden sub-networks and network connections – to help your members know who to communicate withTo find people or organizations that are isolated and weakly connected – this could be an opportunity to better integrate them into your communityTo find information bottlenecks – this could be a chance to develop alternative ‘people’ channels for sharing key informationTo assess the community – initial maps can form a baseline against which to compare over time
GTD with OneNote OneNote is a unique and great application from Microsoft, maybe the most under-estimated one, from the Office application suite. Though its original purpose is to keep quick notes on your laptop or –even better- your tablet, OneNote hides almost all elements of a full GTD system! As an application, OneNote is quite simple. It gives you an unlimited open space for your notes, following the classic notebook paradigm.