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Never Say Never

In 2014 I wrote a column about researching Native American Law. In it I discussed the controversy over sports teams whose names and mascots were perceived as being derogatory and racist. The most egregious of these names was that of the Washington Redskins football team. In 2013 their owner, Dan Snyder told USA Today that “We’ll never change the name.” “NEVER – you can use caps.” To read more about the history of opposition to the name see this Wikipedia entry. In 2020 never is now. The US is ro...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, White House, Wikipedia, US, United States, Washington Dc, Washington Redskins, Oklahoma, Usa Today, Dan Snyder, Creek, Muriel Bowser, Gorsuch, Legal Information

The 15 most influential universities in the world

Columbia University was among the most influential colleges on the list. The start of the school year means that for many high school juniors, and some seniors, it's time to decide which colleges to apply to.  Academics and data scientists at school ranking website identified the most influential colleges and universities using a proprietary algorithm that looks at each institution's alumni and professors. Cornell University, Stanford University, and Harvard Univers...
Tags: Google, Spacex, Elon Musk, UK, Microsoft, Wikipedia, US, Trends, Harvard University, New Jersey, Sergey Brin, Peter Thiel, Alan Turing, Angelina Jolie, Charles Darwin, Warren Buffett

Do you remember?

Do you remember the 21st night of September? From Wikipedia: Using a chord progression written by Earth, Wind & Fire guitarist Al McKay, vocalist Maurice White and songwriter Allee Willis wrote the [1978] song over one month. Willis was initially bothered by the gibberish "ba-dee-ya" lyric White used through the song, and begged him to… Read More
Tags: Video, Music, News, Wikipedia, Soul, R&B, Calendars, Dates, White, Willis, Maurice White, Allee Willis, Al McKay

Other Fiction Gerstäcker, Friedrich: Erzählungen aus der Novellenzeitung[German] v 1.0 20.09.2020

Friedrich Gerstäcker (* 10. Mai 1816 in Hamburg; † 31. Mai 1872 in Braunschweig) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller. Er ist vor allem durch seine Bücher über Nordamerika bekannt; seine Bestseller waren Die Regulatoren in Arkansas (1846) und Die Flußpiraten des Mississippi (1847)[Wikipedia] hier: >Erzählungen aus der Novellenzeitung< Attached Files Novellenzeitung.epub (899.6 KB)
Tags: Books, Mississippi, Wikipedia, Arkansas, ePub Books, Hamburg, Braunschweig, Erzählungen, Gerstäcker Friedrich, Friedrich Gerstäcker

Let's look at Ginsburg's language: "I will not be replaced until a new president is installed."

That is the form of her dying wish, as told to us by her granddaughter Clara Spera, who is a fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union. It is hearsay, and we don't know for certain that Ruth Bader Ginsburg said those words at all — though of course we assume that the basic idea expressed is something that she did indeed wish. But did she use the verbs "replaced" and "installed"? Is that Spera's paraphrase?The words sound wrong to me, especially "installed." We normally speak of electing a Pre...
Tags: Science Fiction, Law, Senate, Wikipedia, New York City, Earth, Fish, Language, New York Times, Hearsay, Biden, Saints, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Hillary, Bernie Sanders

Wikipedia Edits Have Massive Impact on Tourism, Say Economists

Forget glossy travel brochures and whizzy online sites; one of the most cost-effective ways tourism chiefs can drive business to their towns or cities is by updating their Wikipedia page. From a report: An experiment by economists at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin, Italy, and ZEW in Mannheim, Germany, found that a few simple edits to a Wikipedia page could lead to an extra $130,000 a year in tourism revenue for a small city, underscoring the power of the free online encyclopaedia. The resea...
Tags: Wikipedia, Tech, Spain, ZEW, Turin Italy, Mannheim Germany, Collegio Carlo Alberto

"When Christopher Columbus encountered a severe storm while returning from America, he is said to have written on parchment what he had found in the New World..."

"... and requested it be forwarded to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, enclosed the parchment in a waxed cloth and placed it into a large wooden barrel to be cast into the sea. The communication was never found."From "Message in a Bottle," a Wikipedia article. Lots more message-in-a-bottle stories at that link. Examples:In December 1928, a trapper working at the mouth of the Agawa River, Ontario, found a bottled note from Alice Bettridge, an assistant stewardess in her early twenties who initi...
Tags: Death, Marriage, Cold, Law, Wikipedia, Edgar Allan Poe, America, South Pacific, Ships, Pacific, Columbus, Lake Superior, Fiji, Isabella, Herman Melville, Pacific Island

Other Fiction Gerstäcker, Friedrich:Sieben Tage in einem amerikani . . .[German] v 1.0 18.09.2020

Friedrich Gerstäcker (* 10. Mai 1816 in Hamburg; † 31. Mai 1872 in Braunschweig) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller. Er ist vor allem durch seine Bücher über Nordamerika bekannt; seine Bestseller waren Die Regulatoren in Arkansas (1846) und Die Flußpiraten des Mississippi (1847)[Wikipedia] hier: >Sieben Tage in einem amerikanischen Dampfboot
Tags: Books, Mississippi, Wikipedia, Arkansas, ePub Books, Hamburg, Braunschweig, Gerstäcker Friedrich, Friedrich Gerstäcker, Sieben Tage

Updating cities’ Wikipedia pages could boost tourism by ‘billions of euros’

Study finds edits could bring in £100,000 a year for a small city
Tags: Travel, Wikipedia, News & Advice

Cloudflare and the Wayback Machine, Joining Forces For a More Reliable Web

Cloudflare and the Internet Archive are now working together to help make the web more reliable. Websites that enable Cloudflare's Always Online service will now have their content automatically archived, and if by chance the original host is not available to Cloudflare, then the Internet Archive will step in to make sure the pages get through to users. From a report: Cloudflare has become core infrastructure for the Web, and we are glad we can be helpful in making a more reliable web for everyo...
Tags: Wikipedia, Tech, Cloudflare, Matthew Prince, Wayback Machine

The 30 highest-rated US and UK CEOs during the coronavirus pandemic, according to employees

Boston Scientific CEO Michael Mahoney Mark Neuling/CNBC/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic has been a test for corporate leaders. People, especially employees, are watching how CEOs respond to troubling times and judging them based on it. To find out which CEOs are viewed most favorably by their employees during the pandemic, jobs site  Glassdoor analyzed anonymous employee reviews posted on its website between March and July. Leaders from Zoom, DocuSign...
Tags: UK, Wikipedia, US, Toronto, Trends, Bank Of America, Thomson Reuters, Business Insider, Aaron Levie, Glassdoor, Aids Healthcare Foundation, Boston Scientific, Michael Weinstein, Stu Sjouwerman, Steven P Richman, Mark Pearson

Every Word of Moms Demand Action’s Mission Statement, They’re NOT What They Claim

Every Word of Moms Demand Action’s Mission Statement, They're NOT What They Claim New Jersey – -( Let’s look at who the Michael Bloomberg funded Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense (MDA) in America purport themselves to be. From their website: “Moms Demand Action is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. We pass stronger gun laws and work to close the loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families. We...
Tags: Guns, Wikipedia, New York City, US, America, Bloomberg, New Jersey, Michael Bloomberg, Michael, Nra, Mike, Murphy, OPRA, AG, MDA, CCR

The 25 highest rated US CEOs during the coronavirus pandemic, according to employees

Boston Scientific CEO Michael Mahoney is one of the top ranked CEOs, based on a summer 2020 Glassdoor analysis. Mark Neuling/CNBC/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic has been a test for corporate leaders. People, especially employees, are watching how CEOs respond to troubling times and judging them based on it. To find out which CEOs are viewed most favorably by their employees during the pandemic, jobs site  Glassdoor analyzed anonymous employee reviews...
Tags: Wikipedia, US, Toronto, Trends, Bank Of America, Business Insider, Aaron Levie, Glassdoor, Aids Healthcare Foundation, Boston Scientific, Michael Weinstein, Stu Sjouwerman, Steven P Richman, Mark Pearson, Michael Mahoney, Steve Hasker

Table and Mirror.

I had occasion to consult the Russian Wikipedia page for Lake Imandra (the stress is on the first syllable), and I was confused by the first sentence, which said it was “14-е в России по площади водного зеркала” [14th in Russia by surface of the water mirror]. I figured водное зеркало, literally ‘water mirror,’ must mean something else, and sure enough Wikipedia says “Водное зеркало — водная поверхность поверхностных открытых водоёмов или подземных ненапорных вод” [Water mirror — the water surf...
Tags: Wikipedia, Russia, Uncategorized, Linguistics, Imandra

Diagram of the bullshit beliefs, self-help scams, and pop psychology that influenced NXIVM

If you're been enjoying HBO's "The Vow," the documentary series about the multi-level marketing self-help cult NXIVM and its secret society of sex trafficking (trailer below), you might appreciate Wikipedia contributor Feoffer's diagram above. It outlines many of the self-help frameworks, bullshit belief systems, and "stating-the-obvious" personal transformation techniques that seemingly influenced NXIVM founder Keith Raniere's own bullshit brand of pop psychology. Meanwhile, in the New Y...
Tags: Post, Hbo, Wikipedia, Self-help, New York Times, Cults, Natalie, Bainbridge, Amanda Hess, Multi-Level Marketing, Nxivm, Raniere, Keith Raniere, Personal Transformation, Feoffer

Moon the mind definition and glimpse as per astrology

Moon the mind. Definition of mind in astrology we consider moon to be the mind but have you ever wondered what might be, As per Wikipedia the mind is the set of thinking faculties including cognitive aspects such as consciousness, imagination, perception, thinking, judgement, language and memory, as well as noncognitive aspects such as emotion. Under the scientific physicalist interpretation, the mind is housed at least in part in the brain. The primary competitors to the physicalist interpretat...
Tags: Wikipedia, Religion, James, Freud, Jatinder Pal Singh Sandhu, Jatinder Pal Singh, Buddha Plato Aristotle

Page Authority 2.0 Is Coming This Month: What’s Changing and Why

Posted by rjonesx.Hey folks, I'm Russ Jones, Adjunct Search Scientist with Moz, and I'm proud to announce that this month we’ll be releasing a terrific update to our metric, Page Authority (PA). Although Page Authority hasn't attracted the same attention as its sibling metric Domain Authority, PA has always correlated with SERPs much better than DA, serving as a strong predictor of ranking. While PA has always fluctuated with changes in the link graph, we’re introducing a whole new method of der...
Tags: Google, Wikipedia, Seo, PA, Cpc, Domain Authority, Page Authority, Russ Jones, Rjonesx, Page Authority PA Although Page Authority, Domain Authority PA, DA Page Authority, Page Authority of any URL

Why Hand Washing Prevents Wuhan Coronavirus

Palli Thordarson, a chemistry professor at the University of New South Wales, explains why soap is so effective against the Wuhan Coronavirus. SourcePlease read his entire thread below.Here is his Twitter feed from which I abstracted his knowledge.We are told every day to wash our hands to prevent the spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus or any flu. We are never told why. Here is why.My deep gratitude to Professor Thordarson for explaining why we need to wash our hands religiously to get past this cu...
Tags: Facebook, Wikipedia, Religion, Iceland, Wuhan, University of New South Wales, Thordarson, Poetslife, COVID, Palli Thordarson, Why Hand Washing Prevents Wuhan Coronavirus, Wuhan Coronavirus SourcePlease

Le pendule de Foucault

A couple of commenters mentioned Foucault's pendulum on Sunday in response to my image of the Panthéon dome. Indeed, a copy of Foucault's pendulum hangs from the dome today. The original was installed in 1851. Foucault's pendulum swings under the dome of the Panthéon in Paris. May 2016. The pendulum is a demonstration of and evidence for the Earth's rotation. I won't repeat all the technical stuff here; it's available on Wikipedia and from other sources for anyone who is interested. Versions o...
Tags: Travel, New York, Wikipedia, Paris, United Nations, Foucault, WCS, Cathedrals And Churches

Watch Blondie's Debbie Harry on a pogo stick explaining the punk Pogo dance (1978)

Here's the great Debbie Harry of Blondie explaining the Pogo dance on a 1978 episode of TV Party, the iconic NYC public access cable TV program hosted by Glenn O'Brien and Blondie's Chris Stein. From Wikipedia: In The Filth and the Fury, Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious claimed that he invented the pogo sometime around 1976 at punk shows in the early days of London's punk scene. Vicious supposedly invented the dance as a way of mocking people who came to see Sex Pistols' performances, but w...
Tags: Video, Music, London, Wikipedia, Pink Floyd, Dancing, Punk, Syd Barrett, Blondie, Debbie Harry, Tottenham Court Road, Sid, Shane MacGowan, Chris Stein, Sid Vicious, Viv Albertine

Did You Know Today Is 'The Day of the Programmer'?

Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland shares Wikipedia's entry reminding us that this year's "Day of the Programmer" falls on September 13: The Day of the Programmer is an international professional day that is celebrated on the 256th (hexadecimal 100th, or the 2**8th) day of each year (September 13 during common years and on September 12 in leap years). It is officially recognized in Russia. The number 256 (2**8) was chosen because it is the number of distinct values that can be represented w...
Tags: China, Wikipedia, Russia, Tech, Jonathan Coulton

2020 Review: How to Use accessiBe To Make ADA Compliant Websites

All websites are required to be fully accessible to every visitor. That is the law and it is the right thing to do. Unfortunately, it is a big challenge. If you had the resources, you could hire an accessibility expert. They would do an audit and manually upgrade every page on your site to be compliant with all the various international laws. But most sites aren’t static. Every time you add new content (including new products) there is the possibility that you could cause a new accessibility iss...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Microsoft, Wikipedia, Cms, Css, Ada, AAA, Voice Recognition, WCAG, Small Business Advice, Web Design / Basics, Web Accessibility, American Institute for Research AIR, WordPress Wix Weebly Joomla Squarespace Concrete, International Symbol of Access ISA

POTD: L129A1 Sharpshooter Rifle

Nothing to do? Take a cup of coffee and enjoy the pictures and story of the United Kingdom’s L129A1 Sharpshooter Rifle. According to Wikipedia, over 3,000 units of the L129A1 had been supplied to UK forces by 2014. In the competition, the Lewis Machine and Tool Company was up against firearms like the FN Herstal SCAR-H, Heckler […] Read More … The post POTD: L129A1 Sharpshooter Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: UK, Guns, Wikipedia, United Kingdom, Acog, Photo of the Day, Rifles, Surefire, Schmidt & Bender, AR Patterned, 7.62x51mm Sharpshooter Rifle, L129a1, FN Herstal SCAR, British Ministry of Defence, ACOG 6x48, L3A1 Bayonet

Life in New Hampshire.

The Merrimack Police Department in New Hampshire is asking for residents to look out for a missing forty pound, four year old African Serval named Spartacus that is a family pet and legally owned and permitted.— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) September 11, 2020 Note: The serval has been found.For more on servals, here's the Wikipedia article. I see: "The association of servals with human beings dates to the time of Ancient Egypt. Servals are depicted as gifts or traded o...
Tags: Art, Cats, Law, Wikipedia, Boston, Egypt, New Hampshire, Nubia, Ann Althouse, Merrimack Police Department, African Serval

Unless Biden Wins Big, ‘Violence in Streets’ Possible, Says WaPo Op-Ed

Seattle and Portland are the scenes of continued protests, some violent. Here's how it appeared in Seattle back on June 1. (Screen snip, YouTube, KING nEWS) U.S.A. –-( Writing recently in the Washington Post, Prof. Rosa Brooks at Georgetown University Law Center said a brainstorming session by “The Transition Integrity Project” conjured some “likely” scenarios about the outcome of the November election and concluded “With the exception of the ‘big Biden win’ scenario, each of ou...
Tags: Guns, Washington Post, Wikipedia, US, America, Joe Biden, Fox, United States, House, Portland, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, Republic, Biden, Seattle, Msnbc

Has Your Vision Statement Lost Its Focus?

COMPANY vision statements have been a key tool for leaders over the past several decades, but the traditional vison statement does not connect with the wave of new workers. Further, when asked, many senior leaders struggle to remember their organization’s vision. I started observing how vision statements were losing focus several years ago. I was touring a large manufacturing company and, as I walked through the office, there was a gigantic display of their vision statement on the wall. I comp...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Wikipedia, America, Colorado State University, University of Colorado Boulder, General Business, Statement of Cause, Dan Bruder

Adam Schiff says lawmakers are turning to tech companies for intel on election inference because they're worried they can't trust Trump appointees

Rep. Adam Schiff chairs the House intelligence committee. Saul Loeb/Getty Images There's a growing divide between intelligence experts and Democratic lawmakers who say Russia is the biggest election meddling threat, and Republicans who say it's China, Politico reported Thursday. Democrats have accused Trump loyalists of intentionally downplaying Russia's role, bolstered by a recent whistleblower complaint accusing top DHS officials of suppressing, withholding, and manipulating intelligence...
Tags: Politics, Tech Insider, News, Adam Schiff, Donald Trump, Congress, House Intelligence Committee, Election Interference, Elections 2020

Turns Out Most Of Scots Wikipedia Is Fake. What To Do About It?

If there is any reason to think the situation with Scots Wikipedia will improve over time, it might simply be that Wikipedia editors themselves are quite industrious—and, relatively speaking, more forgiving. – Slate
Tags: Art, Wikipedia, Words, Scots Wikipedia, 09.09.20

Meet The New Artificial Intelligence That’s Got Everyone’s Attention

GPT-3 is a marvel of engineering due to its breathtaking scale. It contains 175 billion parameters (the weights in the connections between the “neurons” or units of the network) distributed over 96 layers. It produces embeddings in a vector space with 12,288 dimensions. And it was trained on hundreds of billions of words representing a significant subset of the Internet—including the entirety of English Wikipedia, countless books, and a dizzying number of web pages. Training the final model alo...
Tags: Art, Wikipedia, Ideas, GPT, 09.09.20

Google says it’s eliminating Autocomplete suggestions that target candidates or voting

Ahead of the U.S. presidential election, Google says it’s taken a number of steps to improve the quality of information that it highlights across its various search and news products. Google executives outlined these changes at an online press event today, as well as in a blog post. The biggest change seems to be in its policies around Autocomplete, the feature where Google suggests a search based on what you’ve typed so far. The company says that it will now remove any Autocomplete predictio...
Tags: Google, Wikipedia, Tech, Policy, Graff, Intelligence Desk, David Graff, Pandu Nayak, Google Images Twitter