👓 Do I Own My Domain If You Grade It? | Andrew Rikard

Do I Own My Domain If You Grade It?

Universities across the country are giving personal web domains to their students. I picked andrewrikard.com. Davidson College, where I’m a junior, pitched it as an opportunity to own my own data. I could create a WordPress blog from scratch. I could play with HTML, CSS, and Javascript and create experimental projects for courses. I could even keep the domain after graduation. It is a living portfolio, my representation in the digital world. Continue reading “👓 Do I Own My Domain If You Grade It? | Andrew Rikard”

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👓 Half the universe’s missing matter has just been finally found | New Scientist

Model of universe structureDiscoveries seem to back up many of our ideas about how the universe got its large-scale structure

Andrey Kravtsov (The University of Chicago) and Anatoly Klypin (New Mexico State University). Visualisation by Andrey Kravtsov

The missing links between galaxies have finally been found. This is the first detection of the roughly half of the normal matter in our universe – protons, neutrons and electrons – unaccounted for by previous observations of stars, galaxies and other bright objects in space.

You have probably heard about the hunt for dark matter, a mysterious substance thought to permeate the universe, the effects of which we can see through its gravitational pull. But our models of the universe also say there should be about twice as much ordinary matter out there, compared with what we have observed so far.

Two separate teams found the missing matter – made of particles called baryons rather than dark matter – linking galaxies together through filaments of hot, diffuse gas.
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Your mom is killing your chances of going viral on Facebook | The Next Web

Reposted Your mom is killing your chances of going viral on Facebook by Anouk Vleugels (The Next Web)
Unconditional love means unconditional likes. At least, that’s how it works with Chris Aldrich’s mom, who “auto-likes” everything he posts to Facebook. Family pictures? Like! A blog post titled “A New Low in Quantum Mechanics?” Like!

The Next Web has a piece on my Facebook Mom Algorithm Problem article from a few weeks back.


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👓 The hunt for Twitter alternatives: Mastodon | AltPlatform

An interesting take on Mastodon a month or so after its rise in popularity.

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👓 Indie, Open, Free: The Fraught Ideologies of Ed-Tech – Hybrid Pedagogy | Digital Pedagogy Lab

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👓 Terrorist Attacks in the Heart of London Hit a Nation Still Reeling | The New York Times

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👓 Steven Pinker Explains the Neuroscience of Swearing | Open Culture

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👓 White House Discloses Ethics Waivers For Presidential Aides | NPR

Whatever happened to “Drain the swamp!”? Not only has it apparently disappeared, but now we’re going against basic ethics rules to boot?!
“So sad. Incompetent.”

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👓 Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware | Motherboard

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I invented the web. Here are three things we need to change to save it | Tim Berners-Lee | Technology | The Guardian

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Hillbilly sellout: The politics of J. D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” are already being used to gut the working poor | Salon.com

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