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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Rand Paul's Response to Obama's 2015 State of the Union

"The President is intent on redistributing the pie but not growing it. He misunderstands that the bulk of America wants a bigger pie. They want to work and don’t want a handout—but a hand up." ("Rand Paul's Response to Obama's 2015 State of the Union",, Jan 20, 2015)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Flint and Steel Science

Word of the day pyrophoric. Understanding this word means understanding using flint and steel can start a fire. I learned about it here, "Flint and Steel: What Causes the Sparks?"

Pyrophorics are substances that spontaneously ignite below room temperature, which is about 70°F (21°C). By spontaneous we mean these substances will simply catch on fire of their own accord without you having to do anything such as light it with a flame. This is also known as autoignition.

Friday, November 28, 2014

What white people need to know, and do, after Ferguson


Black communities are ultimately protesting systems of injustice and inequality that structurally help white people while systematically harming black people. Just because you’re white and therefore generally benefit from those systems doesn’t mean you inherently support those systems — or need to defend them. Benefiting from white privilege is automatic. Defending white privilege is a choice. ("What white people need to know, and do, after Ferguson", Sally Kohn, 28 Nov 2014)

How an eBay bookseller defeated a publishing giant at the Supreme Court

This story is quite a tale with big implications. Does it mean market segmentation is dead? Certainly it has challenged it strongly.

I like this quote, "do we want to be an ownership society or a licensing society?”

The You Own Devices Act seems to indicate a shifting of the tide.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Why is Math Taught Differently Now?

Why is Math Different Now from raj shah on Vimeo.

Dr. Raj Shah explains why math is taught differently than it was in the past and helps address parents' misconceptions about the "new math". 
Dr. Shah is the owner and founder of Math Plus Academy ( an academic enrichment program with two locations in Columbus, Ohio. Math Plus Academy offers class in math, robotics, programming and chess for kids from KG to 9th grade. Math Plus Academy is on a mission to show kids the joy of mathematics and science.