"This past week has been a most trying one for me, a most difficult one," Warner said.
Even Sunday wasn't easy, when Warner needed two attempts to get his message across by telling followers that the latest accusations against him stem largely from the U.S. being upset that it did not win the rights to host the 2022 World Cup — which went to Qatar.
In an eight-minute Facebook video, which was quickly deleted after numerous news reports picked up on the gaffe, Warner held up a printout of a fictitious story from The Onion bearing the headline: "FIFA Frantically Announces 2015 Summer World Cup In United States."
The fake story was published on Wednesday, hours after Warner was indicted in the U.S. and arrested and briefly jailed in Trinidad. Warner asked why the story was "two days before the FIFA election" when Sepp Blatter was re-elected as president.
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On One Laptop Per Child, a former flagship of Internet-era IT philanthropy that appears to be winding down: "The reality is, that joy is the same joy that you see when you peek over the shoulder of a kid who has a smartphone in their hands in the developed world, which is to say they’re overjoyed because they’re playing Angry Birds." Asked to recount a success of his lab, Toyama described a program that delivered video training to villagers on improved agricultural practices, presented by peers. But the success of that program depended on human facilitators who made sure the villagers discussed the program and asked questions; otherwise the exercise would have been "just like watching TV", which Toyama says is not effective in changing farmers' habits. Another interview that appeared in the Seattle Times broaches the sensitive subject of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the heavyweight in the ICT4D field. Of course, Gates was Toyama's big boss at Microsoft. Toyama is now an associate professor at the Univerity of Michigan's School of Information.
Since the trip is most like an ocean voyage, send submarine sailors. They're used to being isolated for long periods of time while being reasonably self-sufficient. They know how to manage their environment and deal with emergencies.
Just don't send anybody with them that isn't used to their sense of humor.
In my high school the majority of the white male teachers were coaches first, and teachers second. No-one cared how well they taught as long as the football/basketball/volleyball/wresting team was winning.
I heard that story on EscapePod http://escapepod.org/ and couldn't figure out what it had to do with SciFi, but that was true of most of the stories during their 'Hugo Month'. In fact, the hosts noted that the only reason some of those stories were on the show was because they were Hugo nominated.
I find including or excluding anybody or their work because of race/gender/orientation pretty disgusting.
Both the dog AND the cats?
I find NoScript combined with ABP works well for me. It ensures that what does get through probably won't be too annoying.
Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to big giant lasers.
It could, but unfortunately, Bertha hasn't moved in over a year. They're working on a vertical shaft to access the cutting head for repairs. Pumping out water for that shaft has caused ground settling in the area. The whole thing's a giant mess the taxpayers will be on the hook for.
If you french fry when you're supposed to pizza, you're gonna have a bad time.