EDITORIAL - AN APPEAL TO MY READER FRIENDS
It is no secret that this newsletter is still far from the epidemic phase of success. Sill worse, it is not yet read in the natural mode -newest issue first, than in inverse chronological order. I want to change this and, inter alia, I am writing advertisments on Twitter:
Recently I wrote this:
“Exploring the Web, you can make discoveries, but using INFORMAVORE's SUNDAY, your chances to make discoveries increases 1521 times”
That’s actually true, but “1521” ia as realistic and exact,as, say “213” for the output/input performance of the Rossi - Focardi generator.
These figures can be well understood if you read the fine booklet
“How to Lie with Statistics” by Darell Huff- a very useful source.
One of the many NOT taught in schools.
In my opinion, to educate somebody means to make her/him to cope (rationally, creatively, pragmatically and fast) with any life situation encountered. I know well that the great problem of Education is Counter-education, however there are lots of ideas. principles, methods, truths that are NOT taught in schools making the young generations vulnerable and victims of myriads of lies and bad memes.
I want to write a list of these absolutely necessary teachings – with a good taxonomy for them.
CAN YOU HELP
PLEASE SEND ME YOUR CANDIDATES FOR THIS LIST. ME-
Some of my favorites: CIpollas’ Laws (compulsory), Critical Thinking, Edward de Bono’s 6 Hats,, Wicked Problems, the ornithology of bad surprises (Black Swan), 10,000 hours as seen
By Malcolm Gladwell, terrifying experiences as Zimbardo’s,
Memetics, Flow of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Galileo’s Rules for those scientifically oriented.
Being inherently generous and incurably modest, I agree that my Problem Solving Rules and 4 Modes of Thinking should join
this extended curriculum.
Please help me to make this list really good. Thank you.
The next list will be what to unlearn- as astrology, numerology, vsmpires and paranormal, ancient unwisdom, celebrity cults and other killer cults, wisdom of the crowds, dogmas, miracles, baseless optimism (as shown by Barbara Ehrenreich), etc
Who has told this: “All great crises are crises of thinking”?
It seems our present thinking generates a chain of Crises. Or a rope
Perhaps used by our Hopes to commit suicide by hanging. Take care!
101 guidelines for the digital world:
20 years ago today (Aug ) the World Wide Web opened to the public:
Is Your Internet Connection as Fast as You Think It Is?
An FCC report says ISPs don't always deliver the speeds they promise, but are getting better at it.: http://www.technologyreview.com/web/38228/?nlid=nldly&nld=2011-08-03
Microstructure Abnormalities in Adolescents with Internet Addiction Disorder:
SEARCH & FIND: What, where, how.
Wendy Boswell- the best web-sites: http://websearch.about.com/od/webdirector1/Web_Directory_About_Web_Search_Web_Directory.htm
Search needs a shake-up:
Can Microsoft make you “Bing” ?
A Search Engine Match-Up: How Different Are Google and Bing?: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/07/30/technology/bing-versus-google.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha26
7 reasons why Bing is here to stay
Does Internet Explorer Lower your IQ?:
But this report cited above was faked!!!:
Wendy Boswell: Use the Web to do a free background check on yourself (or anyone else): http://websearch.about.com/b/2011/07/27/use-the-web-to-do-a-free-background-check-on-yourself.htm?nl=1
How to find your search history: http://websearch.about.com/od/webbrowsers/qt/search-history.htm?nl=1
BLOGS and SOCIAL SITES
Web 3.0: The 'Social Wave' and How It Disrupts the Internet: http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=2808
Mike Elgan- ten things I hate about Google +:\
Google's Vision for TV Proves a Turnoff
One manufacturer reports that stores and distributors are returning Google more TV devices than they have sold: http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/38198/?nlid=nlcomp&nld=2011-08-03.
Behind the numbers of Google+’s monumental rise to 25 million unique visitors
Developers believe Google+ can beat Facebook:
Google Realtime Research returning with Google+:
Google patches 30 Chrome bugs, adds Instant Pages:
WORDS, BOOKS, LIBRARIES
Study Sheds Light on Auditory Role in Dyslexia: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/02/health/research/02dyslexia.html?_r=1&ref=science
Book-a-minute. Don’t have time to read it all?
Your brain isn’t programmed for the 21st Century. Here is why:
How the brain organizes itself during development: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20110803/Insight-into-how-brain-organizes-during-development.aspx
The Humpty-Dumpty Problem Even when we understand their parts, living things are hard to put back together:
Archaeopteryx Knocked From Roost as Original Bird:
Rainforest Plant Developed 'Sonar Dish' to Attract Pollinating Bats:
The sloth’s slowness decoded:
African Rodent Uses 'Poison Arrow' Toxin to Deter Predators: First Known Mammal to Use Plant Poison in Defense: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110802201836.htm
Classic: the history of Universe in 200 words or less:
Industrial energy use and the human life history: http://www.nature.com/srep/2011/110805/srep00056/full/srep00056.html?WT.mc_id=FBK_SciReports Thanks to Harry Veeder!
Top fusion experiments:
Solar Cells Get a Boost from Bouncing Light:
The dark side of solar and wind power projects
New solid-state compound beats old school lithium-ion batteries: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2Aoj72/arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/08/new-solid-state-compound-beats-old-school-lithium-ion-batteries.ars
Averting Bridge Disasters: New Technology Could Save Hundreds of Lives: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110729175338.htm
Bob Rankin- hard drives are not forever: http://askbobrankin.com/hard_drives_are_not_forever.html?awt_l=4jAx_&awt_m=I_f5qHRyh8P6SL
Computers, the Art of Technological Writing:
EDUCATION, CULTURE, ART
Humanity winning on global challenges yet world is unstable:
Center for teaching: http://centeach.uiowa.edu/
Exploring life’s origins:
Fair Play -- A Question of Self-Image? Researchers Explain Conditions Under Which People Are Prepared to Behave Fairly
Are smart people really getting smarter?:
A billion wicked thoughts: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/31/books/review/a-billion-wicked-thoughts-by-ogi-ogas-and-sai-gaddam-book-review.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha26
A toss of the dice reveals the truth: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1BuZKQ/www.physorg.com/news/2011-08-toss-dice-reveals-truth.html
Wired for empathy: http://positivepsychologynews.com/news/amanda-horne/2011080318730
It is hard to make predictions, especially about the future:
Painting by numbers
Digital analysis is invading the world of the connoisseur:\
Hunters and collectors in a vicious cycle: http://www.sciencealert.com/features/20110208-22460-2.html
Some people are toxic- avoid them:
Business innovation, why it is so rare, so prized and so feared: http://blogs.forbes.com/sap/2011/07/25/business-innovation-why-it-is-so-rare-so-prized-and-so-feared/Business Innovation: Why it is so rare, so prized, and so feared
The Rise of the Virtual Office
As the definition of the workplace changes, dramatic increases in productivity could be ahead: http://www.technologyreview.com/business/38169/?nlid=nldly&nld=2011-08-01.
The neurological signature of a leader:
17 Digital Marketing Experts Share Their Top Tips, Tricks, and Tools:
Jim Stroup- looking for leadership: http://managingleadership.com/blog/2011/07/31/looking-for-leadership/
Three integrity questions for leaders:
5 ways to maintain the status-quo during times of change:
A management improvement blog: http://management.curiouscatblog.net/
Management Innovation eXchange: http://www.managementexchange.com/
Building tolerance for ambiguity:
The value of knowing exactly who you are:
Dealing with your incompetent boss: http://blogs.hbr.org/hmu/2011/06/dealing-with-your-incompetent.html
The global debt clock
Our interactive overview of government debt across the planet:
HEALTH & MEDICINE
We are living longer and longer- but is this always a good thing?
Lifestyles of the Old and Healthy Defy Expectations:
Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics: The More They Resist, the More They Divide: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110728220431.htm
Discovery Throws Light On Blood Pressure Regulation:
Nanofiber Regenerates Blood Vessels
A synthetic material may help to repair tissue after a heart attack, and aid transplants” http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/38206/?nlid=nlbio&nld=2011-08-02
Bioengineered spinal discs to comnbat back pain:
Colon Cleansing Has No Benefit but Many Side Effects Including Vomiting and Death, Doctors Say: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110801122948.htm
Minority Microbes in the
Cooked Green Vegetables, Dried Fruit, Legumes, and Brown Rice Associated With Fewer
Restoring Happiness in People With Depression: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110729175803.htm
About Dr. Charcot and hysteria: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/8611010/Medical-Muses-by-Asti-Hustvedt-review.html
Feeling Anxious? 5 Scientifically Proven Relaxation Techniques: http://www.spring.org.uk/2011/08/feeling-anxious-5-scientifically-proven-relaxation-techniques.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PsychologyBlog+%28PsyBlog%29
Brain Chemical May Explain Why Heavy Smokers Feel Sad After Quitting:
The illusions of psychiatry;
Who Falls to Addiction, and Who Is Unscathed?:
FOOD & COOKING
Manage your recipes, the easy way:
Rate your recipes: http://punchfork.com
Dieting forces brain to eat itself, scientists claim
Mindful Eating: Researchers Are Making Every Bite Count:
New Freeze-Dry Method Good for Processing Fish:
Sugar Doesn't Melt -- It Decomposes, Scientists Demonstrate”
Quick and easy tomato recipes:
15 tips to use leftovers:
Gazpacho Ingredients Lose Vitamin C During Preparation
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110805082957.htm (I regret thius I like Gazpacho very much.
Green burial project developing corpse-eating mushrooms:
Slideshow: From Vaccines to Cats to Pigeons, the CIA’s Most Bizarre Operations: http://www.tnr.com/slideshow/91860/cia-osama-bin-laden-vaccination
SPAM & SPYWARE
Worldwide Cyber Espionage Revealed:
Bob Rankin- how do I report a spammaer?:
Google’s spam report page- refreshed:
VIRUSES & e-CROOKS
Technology guardians of Internet are targets:
Bob Rankin- I think I have a rootkit http://askbobrankin.com/i_think_i_have_a_rootkit.html?awt_l=4jAx_&awt_m=JxgyJYS2R8P6SL
Bob Rankin : is your operating system secure?
Cracking Open Chrome OS
Researchers use the Web to steal passwords and other data from Google's Web-based operating system:
Wendy Boswell – ten ways to protect your Web privacy:
Anonymous surfing with BugMeNot: http://websearch.about.com/od/dailywebsearchtips/qt/dnt0531.htm?nl=1
Kids Safety on the Web: http://websearch.about.com/od/safesearch/a/sftychecklist.htm?nl=1