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Comment: Re:BBC (Score 1) 361

by Immerial (#46161063) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Online News Is Worth Paying For?
As a foreigner I view it as an outsider's view of the US news... which I value greatly. With Fox News making stuff up (man, they've got their tin foil hats on tight) and 20/20 doing NSA fluff pieces, it's hard to get anything real from inside the US. Now I know BBC news has it's own tilt, it's just no where near as bad as news from inside the US. Sadly I find myself sometimes agreeing with the "WTF is with Americans?" sentiment of some of the articles.

Comment: Correction: thousands of courses (Score 1) 51

by Immerial (#45917573) Attached to: MIT Begins Offering For-Pay MOOC In Big Data

MIT OpenCourseWare is up to around 2200 courses... let alone the 20+ they've done through MITx. MIT has spent tens of millions of dollars giving free education material to the world.

Disclaimer: I work for MIT OpenCourseWare and still get annoyed that we have a ton of people who don't know about us cranking away at free course materials for the world for more than a decade! (MIT OpenCourseWare was announced in 2001.)

Comment: Knowledge (Score 1) 104

by Immerial (#45359163) Attached to: Internet Archive's San Francisco Home Badly Damaged By Fire

MIT OpenCourseWare (https://archive.org/details/mit_ocw) stores a copy of all the videos on its site on the Internet Archive. Currently that is 75 full video lecture courses and 17 full audio lectures courses, plus a ton of smaller one-offs and mini-series video and audio files. Over a thousand hours of teaching. I would like to think that would be something of use to the human race.

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