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  • Ms.Wonderland 10:01 pm on January 17, 2012 Permalink |
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    • Restless Grin 5:29 pm on January 21, 2012 Permalink

      No tip on watching the elbows…? Don’t they know that that’s the sure fire way to a successful high five?

  • perpetuallyphil 9:02 pm on October 1, 2009 Permalink |
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    public service annoucemnet 

     
  • perpetuallyphil 7:08 am on September 22, 2009 Permalink |
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    fcc plans net neutrality 

    this is freaking some people out in the internet world, but it seems like a good thing to me?

    http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/techpolicy/2009-09-19-internet-rules-fcc_N.htm

    its a far cry form my idyllic anarchist world, but apparently we are not evolved enough to leave out regulating some seedy greedy mo fo’s…. i am all for keeping the big companies out of controlling the weblines and turning the interweb into cable television 2.0

    most of the opposition to the new regulation is AT&T, comcast and other giants while most small businesses and silicon start-ups love the idea. that –to me– speaks volumes.

     
    • deadindenver 10:49 am on September 22, 2009 Permalink

      with some window dressing and nail polish i say great just great

    • desaparecido76 2:24 pm on September 22, 2009 Permalink

      I think one of the problems is that it could make ISP’s charge per megabyte. If AT&T pipes aren’t big enough to let you skype on 3g and they are required too, then they will just put a limit on how much internet you have a month.

      does that make sense?

    • perpetuallyphil 5:43 pm on September 22, 2009 Permalink

      ^ it totally makes sense and could happen desaparecido. if high bandwidth users had to pay more, that might enable the companies to re-invest money to improve the lines and let them hold more overall capacity later. without this regulation, the companies are just limiting apps and access, with the regulation they will most likely be forced to upgrade the networks, a boon to us all….

  • desaparecido76 2:39 pm on August 21, 2009 Permalink |
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    Oh my … Open source textbooks! why did… 

    Oh my … Open source textbooks! why didn´t they have these at DU?

    link here

     
  • tallbridge 6:57 pm on June 7, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: academic earth, courses, education, , , ,   

    Evolver Academy:2009 Summer Semester $4… 

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    Mediacology: Media Networks, Deep Ecology and the Global Village

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    The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Tell Us Is Possible

    Aug 31 – Oct 11 Daniel Pinchbeck
    Cultivating Personal Power for the Public Good

    http://evolveracademy.com/

     
    • untamedyawp 7:21 pm on June 7, 2009 Permalink

      this ish has been looking rather exciting but whats got my neurons playing hop scotch lately is this: http://www.evolverintensives.com/2012/register.htm.

      chris and i briefly listened to the first installment of the teleconference series the other day. they were struggling to iron out some analog technology kinks but it seems that it’s going to be fulking awesome.

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    • tallbridge 7:27 pm on June 7, 2009 Permalink

      crazy…i’m without financial backing at this time, but if anybody hits this up and could download some data – i’m really down

      im gonna hit up evolver as soon as I can too jason – and im really stoked to check it out…i honestly just started using current more recently and am so impressed

    • untamedyawp 7:32 pm on June 7, 2009 Permalink

      thumbs up all around
      this is awesome

    • homad 7:52 pm on June 7, 2009 Permalink

      I think Max showed me Evolver. If only it were used as much (dare I say more 🙂 ) than Facebook

  • tallbridge 9:05 pm on September 15, 2008 Permalink |
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    Magic “boosts” pupils confidence 

    Via BBC:

    Children taught how to do magic tricks instead of attending standard personal and social education lessons perform better socially, a psychologist says.

    Magic requires self-discipline and an ability to empathise with your audience, Prof Richard Wiseman told the British Association Science Festival.

     
  • tallbridge 5:14 pm on September 10, 2008 Permalink |
    Tags: education, , , O3b, poverty   

    O3b links with Google 

    Via NYtimes:

    Satellite company O3b Networks has linked up with Google and other investors to bring cheaper, high-speed wireless Internet access to areas unlikely to see investments in fiber infrastructure.

    O3b stands for “other 3 billion,” a reference to the world’s population that still can’t access the Internet. O3b, which is based in the U.K.’s Channel Islands, said construction is under way on 16 satellites that will drop the cost for ISPs and operators to provide Internet access over 3G (third-generation) and WiMax networks.

    Those satellites will provide backhaul capacity, also known as “trunking,” for ISPs (Internet service providers) and operators, essentially moving large amounts of data wirelessly between points where fiber-optic cable has not been dug into the ground, said Greg Wyler, O3b’s founder and CEO.

    Developed countries benefited from an explosive laying of undersea fiber cables in the late 1990s, Wyler said. But as those high-capacity networks were created, demand dropped. Many fiber companies went out of business, then their assets were bought on the cheap, fostering the subsequent boom in inexpensive broadband subscription offerings, he said.

    But “the emerging markets never saw that exuberance,” Wyler said. “Usage is growing and the demand is growing, but there isn’t the infrastructure to support the demand.”

    Digging trenches for fiber networks in underdeveloped countries isn’t financially feasible, so the alternative is developing a low-latency backhaul network in the sky, Wyler said. Up to 40 percent of a mobile operators’ costs are consumed building transmission capacity between its home network and thousands of transmission towers, Wyler said. Laying fiber is expensive, however…

     
    • untamedyawp 5:31 pm on September 10, 2008 Permalink

      awesome

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