How to embrace the near-win: Sarah Lewis at TED2014 Sarah Lewis. Photo: Bret Hartman “In that moment, my view of success and creativity changed,” says Lewis. “I realized that success is a moment, but what we’re always celebrating is creativity and mastery. We often want the moment of completion, but what really propels us is the unfinished.” Serious concerns raised about National School Chaplaincy Program as government reaffirms commitment to initiative The High Court has ruled in favour of a challenge to government funding of the school chaplaincy program. To access our premium content,please subscribe or log in. It's quick and easy.
Radical new economic system will emerge from collapse of capitalism At the very moment of its ultimate triumph, capitalism will experience the most exquisite of deaths. This is the belief of political adviser and author Jeremy Rifkin, who argues the current economic system has become so successful at lowering the costs of production that it has created the very conditions for the destruction of the traditional vertically integrated corporation. Rifkin, who has advised the European Commission, the European Parliament and heads of state, including German chancellor Angela Merkel, says:
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Make Cool Stuff: Concealing Your Secret Lair by Mindy Holahan on March 7, 2011 To the Batcave! Admit it. You’re prepared should a radioactive accident turn you into a superhero. You have your super name picked out, practiced the intimidating stance that will bring villains to their knees, and you’ve even considered how to combat your primary weakness. Where to go next? 8 math talks to blow your mind Mathematics gets down to work in these talks, breathing life and logic into everyday problems. Prepare for math puzzlers both solved and unsolvable, and even some still waiting for solutions. Ron Eglash: The fractals at the heart of African designs When Ron Eglash first saw an aerial photo of an African village, he couldn’t rest until he knew — were the fractals in the layout of the village a coincidence, or were the forces of mathematics and culture colliding in unexpected ways? Here, he tells of his travels around the continent in search of an answer. How big is infinity?
High Court rules against federal government funding of school chaplains High Court says federal funding for school chaplains is unlawful Despite ruling Scripture Union (SU) Qld is confident that program will continue Abbott Government is considering its options Labor will continue to support school chaplains program PM Tony Abbott says the government will closely study the High Court's decision to declare the chaplaincy program invalid. To access our premium content,please subscribe or log in.
Transcript of secret meeting between Julian Assange and Google CEO Eric Schmidt On the 23 of June, 2011 a secret five hour meeting took place between WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, who was under house arrest in rural UK at the time and Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Also in attendance was Jared Cohen, a former Secretary of State advisor to Hillary Clinton, Scott Malcomson, Director of Speechwriting for Ambassador Susan Rice at the US State Department and current Communications Director of the International Crisis Group, and Lisa Shields, Vice President of the Council on Foreign Relations. Schmidt and Cohen requested the meeting, they said, to discuss ideas for "The New Digital World", their forthcoming book to be published on April 23, 2013. We provide here a verbatim transcript of the majority of the meeting; a close reading, particularly of the latter half, is revealing. You can download the recording here (ogg)
The Ultimate Guide to the Invisible Web Search engines are, in a sense, the heartbeat of the internet; “googling” has become a part of everyday speech and is even recognized by Merriam-Webster as a grammatically correct verb. It’s a common misconception, however, that googling a search term will reveal every site out there that addresses your search. In fact, typical search engines like Google, Yahoo, or Bing actually access only a tiny fraction – estimated at 0.03% – of the internet. 12 pieces of advice for giving talks that have impact Courtney E. Martin hosts a session called “The 19th Minute,” and shared valuable insight on how to give a talk that has real impact. Photo: Marla Aufmuth/TED Sharing an idea isn’t like snapping your fingers — things don’t just instantly change.
Chai - the drink India can't live without In India, chai is more than just a cup of tea to start the day - the thick sweet drink is an integral part of the rhythm of life. Zach Marks and Resham Gellatly have been documenting the culture of Indian chai and the people who sell it - known as chai wallahs. Image copyright Resham Gellatly Tea is India's most popular drink - the country consumes 837,000 tonnes of it every year. The ritual of drinking chai transcends all boundaries, and roadsides are dotted with chai wallahs who serve it boiled up with spices, sugar and milk.
New way of thinking is collaboration and open source way Throughout most of my education, I was taught that collaboration was cheating. With the exception of teacher-sanctioned group projects, I had learned that working with others to solve problems was not acceptable. So when I got to college and the first assignment in my computer science class was to read an article about the benefits of pairwise programming and open source, I was very confused. Corporations use this model? Who gets credit for the work? Isn't that considered plagiarism?
The complete list of all the text emoticons in the world : Cool Smileys This list is our attempt to create a resource of all the text smileys and emoticons in the world. This should be quite useful – People currently use ASCII Emoticons in chat rooms, Emails and cellular phones SMS Messages. Often times I also get questions about this or that unique smiley: “What does this text emoticon mean?” – and finally, here is my complete answer :). How to use this list?