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Tidbits on March 15, 2017
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Online Video, Slide Shows, and Audio

Video:  A fascinating new discovery is stirring up a huge scientific debate over the origin of life on Earth and beyond ---

Video:  NASA Captured Footage of Incredible Tornadoes on Mars ---

Researchers filmed rare beaked whales underwater for the first time ever — take a look

PBS: God in America ---

Free music downloads ---
In the past I've provided links to various types of music and video available free on the Web. 
I created a page that summarizes those various links --- 

Leonard Bernstein Introduces 7-Year-Old Yo-Yo Ma: Watch the Youngster Perform for John F. Kennedy (1962) ---

Hear All the Music from Martin Scorsese’s Movies: A 326-Track, 20-Hour Spotify Playlist ---

Historic Flamenco Dance Class ---

The Milton and Nelma Fillius Jazz Archive ---

Web outfits like Pandora, Foneshow, Stitcher, and Slacker broadcast portable and mobile content that makes Sirius look overpriced and stodgy ---

Pandora (my favorite online music station) ---
(online music site) ---
Slacker (my second-favorite commercial-free online music site) ---

Gerald Trites likes this international radio site ---
Songza:  Search for a song or band and play the selection ---
Also try Jango ---
Sometimes this old guy prefers the jukebox era (just let it play through) ---
And I listen quite often to Soldiers Radio Live ---
Also note
U.S. Army Band recordings ---

Bob Jensen's threads on nearly all types of free music selections online ---

Photographs and Art

33 stunning images shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Awards 2017 ---

The 2017 Sony Photography Awards ---

John Jack Hillers: Utah Tribes (1872-1875) ---

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg ---

People hadn't set foot in this ancient 'lost city' in the Honduran jungle for 500 years — until now

MoRE Museum (rejected art pieces) ---

15 stunning photos shortlisted for the Smithsonian Magazine's annual photo contest ---

The 17 most powerful photos taken by Reuters' photojournalist of the year ---

These 17 photos show Finland's brutally cold World War II battle with the Soviet Union ---

17 stunning photos that show how Dubai has become the 'Manhattan of the Middle East' ---

Recording and Playing Machines ---

Bob Jensen's threads on art history ---

Bob Jensen's threads on history, literature and art ---

Online Books, Poems, References, and Other Literature
In the past I've provided links to various types electronic literature available free on the Web. 
I created a page that summarizes those various links ---

Bob Jensen's threads on libraries ---

Literary Hub ---

365 Books by Women Authors to Celebrate International Women’s Day All Year ---

The Collected Poems of Gavin Turnbull Online ---

Poetry and Prayer: Islamic Manuscripts from the Walters Art Museum ---

Pearls of Wisdom: The Arts of Islam at the University of Michigan ---

Jonathan Swift Archives ---

Download Influential Avant-Garde Magazines from the Early 20th Century: Dadaism, Surrealism, Futurism & More ---

Undersea: Rachel Carson’s Lyrical and Revolutionary 1937 Masterpiece Inviting Humans to Explore Earth from the Perspective of Other Creatures ---

The Travel Letters of Mrs. Kindersley ---

Free Electronic Literature ---
Free Online Textbooks, Videos, and Tutorials ---
Free Tutorials in Various Disciplines ---
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Political Quotations on March 15, 2017           

To Whom Does the USA Federal Government Owe Money (the booked obligation of $19+ trillion) ---
The US Debt Clock in Real Time --- 
Remember the Jane Fonda Movie called "Rollover" ---

To Whom Does the USA Federal Government Owe Money (the unbooked obligation of $100 trillion and unknown more in contracted entitlements) ---
The biggest worry of the entitlements obligations is enormous obligation for the future under the Medicare and Medicaid programs that are now deemed totally unsustainable ---

Entitlements are two-thirds of the federal budget. Entitlement spending has grown 100-fold over the past 50 years. Half of all American households now rely on government handouts. When we hear statistics like that, most of us shake our heads and mutter some sort of expletive. That’s because nobody thinks they’re the problem. Nobody ever wants to think they’re the problem. But that’s not the truth. The truth is, as long as we continue to think of the rising entitlement culture in America as someone else’s problem, someone else’s fault, we’ll never truly understand it and we’ll have absolutely zero chance...
Steve Tobak ---

"These Slides Show Why We Have Such A Huge Budget Deficit And Why Taxes Need To Go Up," by Rob Wile, Business Insider, April 27, 2013 ---
This is a slide show based on a presentation by a Harvard Economics Professor.

Peter G. Peterson Website on Deficit/Debt Solutions ---

Bob Jensen's threads on entitlements ---

Bob Jensen's health care messaging updates ---


USA Airport Pat Downs Get More Invasive ---

Glasses to Consider Wearing When Looking at a Computer Monitor ---

How Sultry 1940s Film Star Hedy Lamarr Helped Invent the Technology Behind Wi-Fi & Bluetooth During WWII ---

Tim Berners-Lee ---

Losing control of our personal data. The spread of fake news. The lack of regulation around political advertising. These are three of the biggest threats facing the web today, according to World Wide Web inventor, Tim Berners-Lee on the Web's 28th birthday ---

Jensen Comment
To this I might add the lack of permanence of documents on the Web. Hard copy items get preserved in libraries for centuries. If they're lost in some library they're often preserved in other libraries. Documents on the Web are much more volatile --- horribly volatile. But parts of them are often quoted or preserved in total (sometimes in violation of copyright laws) after being downloaded. My own Website has over 100,000 quotations from documents that have long since disappeared on the Web. The magnificent thing about this is that Web crawlers like Google, Yahoo, and Bing can often find quotations from documents long after the documents themselves disappeared from the Web.

The WWW was a initially a combination of two inventions. One was the 1989 HTTP (hypertext transfer protocol) scripting of documents with HTML (hypertext markup language) invisible tags on hot words that linked to other parts of a document or to other documents around the world. The second was the 1990s invention of a "browser" that could read those tags. This was called Netscape . It was the brain child of Marc Andreessen ---

The next big invention for the WWW was the invention of Web crawlers that can be used to search the Web using key words contained in the billions upon billions of Web documents. These crawlers help find documents containing key words or reproductions of parts of documents after the original documents disappeared from the Web.- ---

The Internet itself was invented much earlier in in the 1960s. But it had only limited use among selected scientists until the Web was invented in the 1990s.

Bob Jensen's threads on the history of computing and networking ---
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These 11 little-known perks show why Amazon Prime is so much more than free shipping ---

Jensen Comment
In my opinion, the main advantage of Amazon over Walmart is 30 million products versus 3 million products, including the tremendous Amazon deals on many used items like books. However, Walmart may be cheaper with free two-day shipping that's really free. I also love the Amazon Reward points that add up to real savings.

YouTube Tops 1 Billion Hours of Video a Day --- ---

Jensen Comment
I wonder what the distribution is of trash (including porn) to treasure.

Khan Academy Test Prepartion Downloads (for various tests like the ACT, SAT, MCAT, LSAT, GRE, etc.) ---


Practice Materials for the LSAT (law school) Examination ---


Khan Academy provides over 1,000 videos for help in passing the MCAT (medical school) examination ---


Bob Jensen's Threads on Free Tutorials and Courses (thousands from the most prestigious universities in the world) ---

Berkeley will begin removing more than 20,000 video and audio lectures from public view as a result of a Justice Department accessibility order ---

Jensen Comment
Why don't we remove all the books from the electronic libraries (think millions of books now available free from Google)  that the blind cannot read?

For on-campus students the university can invest in what it takes to accommodate students with disabilities. This can be very costly such as paying a signing expert to be in a seminar when there is one deaf student in the classroom. But for off-campus students it can be so costly as to make an online course too prohibitive to offer and requiring that all videos have captioning.

There are many technologies to help disabled students (including the blind, deaf, and learning-challenged). The issue becomes whether it's the university's responsibility to pay the tab in every instance ---

In my estimation having to remove such a massive amount of learning material (much of it free) from pubic view punishes everybody for the special needs of a relatively few number of potential learners.

"Harvard Accessibility Lawsuit Moves Forward," Inside Higher Education, February 23, 2016  ---

"Harvard and MIT Are Sued Over Closed Captioning for Online Materials," by Andy Thomason, Chronicle of Higher Education, February 12, 2015 ---

A new lawsuit accuses Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology of failing to provide closed captioning in online teaching materials, in violation of federal antidiscrimination laws, The New York Times reports. The lawsuits were filed by the National Association of the Deaf, and seek an injunction requiring that closed captioning be provided for all online materials.

Both colleges provide extensive educational resources free online, including through their membership in edX, which offers dozens of MOOCs to students around the world.

Advocates for the deaf on Thursday filed a federal class action against Harvard and M.I.T., saying both universities violate antidiscrimination laws by failing to provide closed captioning in their online lectures, courses, podcasts and other educational materials.

‘Access Moves’: How One Instructor Seeks Accessibility (Onsite and Online) ---

Jensen Comment
A instructor can create Camtasia videos that are captioned for the hearing impaired and describe movements on screen for the sight impaired. However, there's a huge problem in linking to videos and audios online that the instructor cannot revise for the disabled. For example, how does one use films like the historic Citizen Kane, Moby Dick, Twelve O'Clock High, or educational podcasts without captioning?

Bob Jensen's links to free learning materials, videos, tutorials, and complete courses provided free ---

College Resources for Students with Disabilities Guidebook ---

Bob Jensen's threads on new technology tools for disabled students, including the hearing and sight impaired, ---

NY 'Literacy’ test for teachers may be nixed (too many minority teacher applicants failing the test) ---

State education officials plan to scrap a literacy exam given to prospective teachers and allow certification for some applicants who fail a performance assessment test — moves that critics warned will weaken the pool of candidates. The state Board of Regents will likely vote early next week on whether to ax the Academic Literacy Skills Test, one of four exams that teacher wannabes have to pass for certification, officials said Monday. The Regents will also consider changes to one of the other three prerequisite exams for would-be educators, the Teacher Performance Assessment, or edTPA.

Under that proposal, applicants who just barely fail the edTPA could still be certified based on other factors, including teacher recommendations.

Sources said the moves will likely be approved, leading to outcry from those who believe they are important assessment tools.

“It’s alarming because we’ve now abandoned or watered down the teacher evaluation process, and now we’re lowering the bar for entry certification as well,” said Charles Sahm, director of education policy at the Manhattan Institute.

The literacy test has been accused of skewing against minorities and being redundant — but Sahm called it an important tool in bringing in qualified candidates.

“I think it’s important that we increase the share of black and Hispanic teachers, and we certainly don’t have enough here or anywhere. But I don’t think this is the way to go,” Sahm said. “This is a literacy exam. If you’re going to be a teacher in New York state, this is a criteria you should be able to meet.”

A task force that has been reviewing teacher certification exams since May has recommended dropping the ALST.

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Jensen Comment
Literacy requirements for K-12 teachers will always be unfair until their college teachers are required to pass literacy tests.

Seriously, why are colleges graduating teachers who cannot pass literacy tests?

Standardization Importance Beyond Accounting Standardization ---

A student at UPenn's Wharton School negotiated almost $50,000 off his yearly tuition — here's how he did it ---

Former Law School Administrators Accused of Stealing More than $100,000 ---

Bob Jensen's Fraud Updates ---

Tesla is powering the Hawaiian island of Kauai with more than 54,000 solar panels and its giant battery packs --- --

Jensen Comment
Reserve estimates of lithium needed for Tesla batteries are highly uncertain. Most estimates are encouraging for electric car needs but not for powering the world. Especially troublesome will be the inevitable lithium production cartel that will form due to only a few nations having a serious amount of reserves. There's lithium in sea water, but methods of extraction are yet to be discovered ---
Unlike natural gas, where the USA has massive untapped reserves, most serious lithium reserves are in South America and China.

In my opinion, regions should not become overly dependent upon any one energy source. Some of my professor friends in various parts of the USA now have home solar panels and Tesla battery storage for nights and cloudy days. In theory theory homes powered in this way might eliminate the need for power transmission lines to homes. However, there's a risk in tearing these ugly power lines down. For example, if lithium becomes prohibitively costly homes will once again need a power grid to back up the solar shingles and panels until low-cost  alternatives to lithium battery storage are available.

Biomass became more hype than hope mostly due to the fall in oil prices. Our regional hospital, for example, built a new biomass electric production plant that thus far is a an idle waste of money. It's designed to be fed by wood chips from our surrounding forests. However, propane prices became so cheap that it's just too costly for the hospital to run its biomass electric plant. Cutting down trees, chipping up those trees, and hauling the wood chips is more costly at the moment as well as being destructive of wild life habitats.

Here are some pictures I took when a timber-cutting crew moved in for abut 10 days across the road to clear about 10 acres for wood chips ---

MIT:  The FCC Graciously Sets Internet Providers Free to Sell Your Data ---

Comcast, Verizon, and other internet service providers got the go-ahead from the Federal Communications Commission today to sell your personal information without your permission. At least for now.

Last October the agency passed a set of rules that would have required internet providers to take steps to protect your private data from hackers, notify you if someone hacked your data, and require your explicit permission before selling your data. Today the FCC suspended those rules before they took effect.

“The Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission are committed to protecting the online privacy of American consumers,” FCC chairman Ajit Pai and Federal Trade Commission chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen said in a joint statement today. “We believe that the best way to do that is through a comprehensive and consistent framework.”

The move may head off a congressional review of the rules that could have hobbled the FCC’s ability to make new privacy regulations in the future. The agency will now likely pass a set of less stringent rules more in line with the way the FTC regulates websites like Facebook and Google. If the FTC does at some point require websites to seek explicit permission before selling your data, the FCC may then follow suit for internet providers. Neither agency responded to a request for comment, but Pai has said in the past that he believed having divergent rules for websites and ISPs would lead to confusion among consumers. We’re not sure you’re going to find the new status quo exactly crystal clear.

Tracking Shots

Your internet provider has a view of of your most intimate online activities. Although Google uses encryption to prevent prying eyes from seeing your online searches, your internet provider can see what websites you visit, when you visit them, and how much time you spend there.

In 2012, Verizon began tracking its wireless customers’ activities across the internet. It then used that data to target ads on the various sites it owns, such as the Huffington Post. Eventually the company gave customers the option to opt out of that tracking, and later it limited tracking your behavior on Verizon-owned sites only. The FCC’s newer rules, which would have taken effect in December at the earliest, would have banned Verizon or any other provider from similar data collecting without getting customers’ permission. Pre-existing FCC rules do still ban providers from tracking customers without at least notifying them, but for now at least telcos will have much more freedom to sell your data.

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Jensen Comment
Buying your data may be easier for investigators than getting subpoenas.

MIT:  Moscow Billboards Change With the Type of Car That's Approaching ---

Jensen Comment
This is more problematic in the USA where billboards are no longer allowed on most interstate highways. However, passengers can view lodging screens on GPS devices as a car approaches a village, town, or city. Cadillac and Lexis cars might get different lodging and restaurant GPS suggestions than us Subaru passengers. However, there will probably be options for lodging and restaurant choices to override the car type. For example, even though Erika and I drive a Subaru we usually want more pricey lodging accommodations than many Subaru passengers.

Yale Presents a Free Online Course on Literary Theory, Covering Structuralism, Deconstruction & More ---

Stanford University Launches Free Course on Developing Apps with iOS 10 ---

Despite Modi’s anti-corruption drive, 70% of Indians must still pay bribes for basic services ---

Here are some of the larger scandals ---

Bob Jensen's Fraud Updates ---

Cardiff University Provides a Listing of Banned Politically Incorrect Words ---

Jensen Comment
Some don't make a whole lot of sense to such as why is "polio victim" banned and "polio survivor" allowed. The two phrases are not equivalent since not all polio victims survive. And "efficient" does not necessarily mean "workmanlike" since some quality products were not produced efficiently such as painstaking handmade crafts.

Charles Murray and the Bell Curve ---

Race and Intelligence ---

Violent Debate at Middlebury Over Co-author of the "Bell Curve" (race and intelligence) ---

The (Political Correctness) Mob of Students at Middlebury ---

A mob tries to silence Charles Murray and sends a prof to the ER.

Once again a scholar invited to speak at a university has been shouted down by an angry mob clearly unable to challenge him intellectually. On Thursday at Middlebury College, allegedly an institution of higher learning, a crowd of protesters tried to run Charles Murray off campus. Mr. Murray is the author of many influential books, including “Coming Apart,” which the kids might read if they want to understand their country and can cope without trigger warnings.

Amid the shouts, Mr. Murray was taken to another location where he was able to speak. But a Middlebury professor escorting Mr. Murray from campus—Allison Stanger—was later sent to the hospital after being assaulted by protesters who also attacked the car they were in. As if to underscore the madness, the headline over the initial Associated Press dispatch smeared Mr. Murray rather than focusing on the intolerance of those disrupting him: “College students protest speaker branded white nationalist.”

Middlebury President Laurie Patton apologized in a statement to those “who came in good faith to participate in a serious discussion, and particularly to Mr. Murray and Prof. Stanger for the way they were treated.” While she believes some protesters were “outside agitators,” Middlebury students were also involved—and she said she would be “responding.”

Mr. Murray tweeted: “Report from the front: The Middlebury administration was exemplary. The students were seriously scary.” Let’s hope President Patton follows through with discipline to scare these students straight.

Bob Jensen's threads on political correctness restraints on academic freedom of speech and writing in higher education ---

These 9 entrepreneurs were paid $100,000 to drop out of college — here's what they're up to today ---

Jensen Comment
There's a lot more to fulfillment in life beyond business success. And there's a lot more to college than curriculum learning. Somehow I think that most successful entrepreneurial dropouts lost out on a lot of what college life has to offer.

But there's a big difference between short run fulfillment and long run fulfillment. It's a little like having had pre-school or kindergarten. Most of the impacts or pre-school and kindergarten are short-term at best and tend to wash out before high school.

Would the fulfillment of Bill Gate's life have really changed much had he not dropped out of college before forming the highly successful Microsoft? I doubt it. But not everybody is like Bill Gates apart from business success. For one thing, probably 99% of the people of the world are not as intense about reading as Bill Gates. Certainly not me!

University of California in San Francisco lays off 49 IT workers, jobs head to India ---

The University of California, San Francisco on Tuesday laid off 49 information technology (IT) employees and outsourced their work to a company based in India, ending a year-long process that has brought the public university under fire.

The university announced the plan last July as a way to save $30 million over five years. The University of California system, which includes health care and research-focused UCSF, has been struggling to raise revenue and cut expenses.

Globalization and outsourcing have become hot-button political issues in the United States, as more employers cut costs by farming out work to low-cost workers in far-flung parts of the world. President Donald Trump campaigned on promises to restore lost U.S. jobs and to penalize companies that move factories overseas.

This was the University of California's first outsourcing, said a spokeswoman who added that the layoffs were necessary due to rising costs of technology. In addition to the 49 staff layoffs, another 48 positions that were vacant or filled by contractors were eliminated.

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein last year said the university had a responsibility to keep jobs in the United States and pledged to seek reforms to stop domestic jobs being outsourced.

Kurt Ho, 58, a laid off systems administrator, carried a box of his personal items with an American flag draped over it and said the university's decision will hurt service for a medical staff that relies on a smoothly running and secure computer network.

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Time Magazine:  Is Subway Chicken Really 50% Filler?

Jensen Comment
This article makes me wonder about fillers in those so-called meat cold cuts in a deli.

Burger King has a half way decent tasting (not especially healthy) veggie burger. I wonder why McDonalds did not introduce a competitive veggie burger?

From MAAW's Blog on
Beard, A. 2017. The theory: "If you understand how the brain works, you can reach anyone. A conversation with biological anthropologist Helen Fisher." Harvard Business Review (March/April): 60-62.

Theorem ---

Kenneth Arrow's Impossibility Theorem ---

Among the (other) theorems named after economists are: the Coase theorem, the Modigliani-Miller theorem, the Stolper-Samuelson theorem, the GibbardSatterthwaite theorem, and the Debreu-Scarf theorem.  Kudos to any graduate student who can summarize the content of all 6 of them or remind me of others
Larry Summers

Jensen Comment
The proof of a theorem rests upon the hypotheses and assumptions from which it that proof is derived. Economics at best is a soft science since underlying assumptions of so many of its conclusions are usually controversial. Real world tests are generally corrupted by departures from underlying economic assumptions.

The ultimate test of a "theorem" is the robustness of the conclusions in it's real-world tests. There is no such thing as a perfect right angle in the real world. But usually the Pythagorean Theorem is sufficiently robust for construction of things like bridges. The theorems of famous economists are not so robust. For example, market inefficiency is real, variable in different markets, and variable in a single market over time. Mathematical conclusions that assume market efficiency are always suspect.

Edward MacNeal in a book entitled Mathsemantics: Making Numbers Talk Sense discusses some of the robustness problems of famous theorems ---
I bought my used copy of this book for less than a buck on Amazon. What a buy!

Economists are the idiot savants of our time.
John Stuart Mill

MIT:  Weekend Reads: Forever Young

The quest to slow aging is tantalizing, complex—and divisive. While there are many researchers studiously experimenting to determine the tiniest of biological factors that could limit our life span, there are also enthusiasts making wild claims and clamoring for media attention. Here, we take a look back through the MIT Technology Review archives and find both parties to be present.

The Enthusiast


David Sinclair is a serious academic with a professorship at Harvard Medical School’s department of pathology—and he’s also optimistic that he can extend the human life span. We spoke to him back in 2007 to find out how he planned to do it.



Do You Want to Live Forever?


In contrast, Aubrey de Grey is a computer scientist who taught himself biology. He thinks that aging is simply a problem in need of a solution, and he has developed a theory that he believes could allow people to live for  thousands of years. He’s either brilliant or bananas.



Google’s Long, Strange Life-Span Trip


Even if it is possible to slow aging, turning any theory into practice is a fiendish challenge. Google’s anti-aging spinout Calico may have as good a chance as any other organization at cracking the problem—not least because it has $1.5 billion in the bank.



A Tale of Do-It-Yourself Gene Therapy


One of the most plausible approaches to treating the relentless degradation of our cellular makeup is through modification of our DNA. But with troublesome regulations in the way, one biotech CEO decided to start running the experiments on herself.



Rejuvenating the Chance of Motherhood?


Slowing the aging process isn’t just about seeing out more years on Earth: it’s also about enabling us do more with them. One startup claims that it can give women in their 40s a better shot at having children.



The Fountain of Health


While researchers continue to toil in search of new ways to extend our lives, there’s a fortuitous by-product of their labors: powerful new approaches to treating the many diseases of old age.

From the Scout Report on March 3. 2017

Google Books: Ngram Viewer --- 

Today, over 25 million books in the public domain are available online via Google Books. The Google Books Ngram Viewer is a tool that allows researchers, along with the generally curious, to perform a text search on all of these books in order to uncover major trends, vocabulary, and themes over time. By simply typing a name or word into the search box (e.g. "Shakespeare") and selecting a time frame (e.g. the years 1700-1900) users can instantly view a line graph to see how often that word appeared in books by publication date. Users can also select a narrow date range (which will appear underneath the graph) in order to explore specific titles featuring the selected term. Google Books Ngram Viewer allows users to compare the frequency of multiple keywords or names by using commas to separate variables.

Lapse-It --- 

Perhaps you have a video of a butterfly approaching a flower that you'd like to slow down in order to view each wing flap in full detail. Alternatively, you may have footage of a crowded party or your growing herb garden that you want to speed up. Lapse-It is a free mobile application that allows users to create "astonishing time-lapse videos." Available for iOS and Android devices, a basic version of Lapse-It is free; users have the option of purchasing a Pro version in order to take videos at higher resolutions. Looking for inspiration? The Lapse-It website includes a gallery of time-lapse videos to browse.

Annual Pritzker Prize for Architecture Honors RCR Arquitectes, a
Catalonian Trio
3 Win the Pritzker, Long a Prize for Starchitects

Pritzker prize for architecture won by little known Catalonian trio

ArchDaily: The Pritzker Prize

The Pritzker Architecture Prize: Laureates by Year

The Abstractionist: Zaha Hadid's unfettered invention

The Met: Lesson Plan: Architecture and the Natural World

From the Scout Report on March 10, 2017

Ghost Browser --- 

Do you have multiple social media accounts - perhaps a Facebook account for work as well as a personal one? Or do you manage multiple Twitter accounts as part of your job? If so, Ghost Browser may be for you. This free web browser allows users to be logged into multiple social media accounts simultaneously. Available for Mac and Windows computers, Ghost Browser allows users to open and save different accounts through a color-coded tab system. Users can also save these accounts as a project (e.g. "Twitter accounts") in order to open a series of accounts quickly and easily in the future. Ghost Browser also allows users to import bookmarks from existing web browsers and to import Google Chrome extensions.

Pixabay --- 

Finding the perfect image or video clip for a website, poster, or presentation can be a challenge. Pixabay is a helpful repository of images and videos available for use under the Creative Commons CC0 license. On this website, users can browse for images by a number of categories, including Education, Health/Medical, Computers/Communications, and Emotion. In addition to photos, this collection also includes Illustrations, Vector Graphics, and Videos. Pixabay is also available as an Android or iOS application.

Ancient Dental Plaque Provides a Glimpse into Early Medicine and the
Original Paleolithic Diet
Neanderthal Dental Plaque Shows What a Paleo Diet Really Looks Like

Neanderthal dental tartar reveals plant-based diet - and drugs

Dental Plaque DNA Opens New Window on Neanderthal Life-Ways

Neanderthals Were People, Too

NOVA: A Neanderthal Burial

Human Family Tree


Free Online Tutorials, Videos, Course Materials, and Learning Centers

Education Tutorials

Khan Academy: Introduction to Storytelling ---

The Glossary of Education Reform ---

From Psychology to Logic: Learning Computer Programing in the Kitchen ---

YALSA Academy (teen library topics) ---

Newberry Library: Digital Collections for the Classroom (American History) ---

Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy ---

TypeWolf (creatjng a Website) ---

Bob Jensen's threads on general education tutorials are at

Bob Jensen's bookmarks for multiple disciplines ---

Bob Jensen's links to free courses and tutorials ---


Engineering, Science, and Medicine Tutorials

Video:  A fascinating new discovery is stirring up a huge scientific debate over the origin of life on Earth and beyond ---

Video:  NASA Captured Footage of Incredible Tornadoes on Mars ---

NASA Scientific Visualization Studio ---

open.NASA ---

ScienceNordic ---

YouTube: Reactions (chemistry) ---

Learn Chemistry: Chemistry Resources for Teachers ---

Data Nuggets (biology) ---

CDC WONDER (Epidemiologic Research) ---

EdX: The Extremes of Life: Microbes and their Diversity ---

Ecology:  The Cancer of the Great Lakes ---

EurekAlert! Science News: Marine Science ---

Undersea: Rachel Carson’s Lyrical and Revolutionary 1937 Masterpiece Inviting Humans to Explore Earth from the Perspective of Other Creatures ---

Bob Jensen's threads on free online science, engineering, and medicine tutorials are at --

Bob Jensen's links to free courses and tutorials ---

Social Science and Economics Tutorials

Race and Intelligence ---
Debate at Middlebury Over Co-author of the "Bell Curve" (race and intelligence) ---

CDC WONDER (Epidemiologic Research) ---

Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy ---

Atlas of ReUrbanism ---

Bob Jensen's threads on Economics, Anthropology, Social Sciences, and Philosophy tutorials are at

Bob Jensen's links to free courses and tutorials ---

Law and Legal Studies

Bob Jensen's threads on law and legal studies are at
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Math Tutorials

Bob Jensen's threads on free online mathematics tutorials are at
Scroll down to Mathematics and Statistics

Teaching Calculus ---

Bob Jensen's links to free courses and tutorials ---

History Tutorials

365 Books by Women Authors to Celebrate International Women’s Day All Year ---

How Sultry 1940s Film Star Hedy Lamarr Helped Invent the Technology Behind Wi-Fi & Bluetooth During WWII ---

PBS: God in America ---

The Quack Doctor ---

Recording and Playing Machines ---

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg ---

Download Influential Avant-Garde Magazines from the Early 20th Century: Dadaism, Surrealism, Futurism & More ---

Jonathan Swift Archives ---

Newberry Library: Digital Collections for the Classroom (American History) ---

Trailblazing: 100 Years of Our National Parks ---

Knitting Reference Library (knitting or crocheting) ---

A Window into the Regina Tornado of 1912 ---

MoRE Museum (rejected art pieces) ---

Quad Royal: British Post War Posters and Graphics ---

Mapping the Overland Trails ---

The Collected Poems of Gavin Turnbull Online ---

Poetry and Prayer: Islamic Manuscripts from the Walters Art Museum ---

Literary Hub ---

The Travel Letters of Mrs. Kindersley ---

Bob Jensen's threads on history tutorials are at
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Also see  

Bob Jensen's links to free courses and tutorials ---

Language Tutorials

Slate: Lexicon Valley (technical aspects of language) ---

Bob Jensen's links to language tutorials are at

Music Tutorials

The Milton and Nelma Fillius Jazz Archive ---

Recording and Playing Machines ---

Bob Jensen's threads on free music tutorials are at
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Bob Jensen's threads on music performances ---

Writing Tutorials

Khan Academy: Introduction to Storytelling ---

Slate: Lexicon Valley (technical aspects of language) ---

The University of Texas at Austin Linguistics Research Center ---

Bob Jensen's helpers for writers are at

Bob Jensen's threads on medicine ---

CDC Blogs ---

Shots: NPR Health News ---

Updates from WebMD ---

February 28, 2017

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March 3, 2017

March 6, 2017

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March 14, 2017

CDC WONDER (Epidemiologic Research) ---

Glasses to Consider Wearing When Looking at a Computer Monitor ---

The Quack Doctor ---

Humor for March 2017

No. 1 Amazon bestseller: 266 blank pages on why to vote Democrat ---
Yale Professor Michael J. Knowles
For a laugh read the price and reviews on Amazon ---
I don't recommend buying this book for any reason other than as a conversation piece in your living room. Make a game out of filling in the pages among your guests.

Forwarded by Paula
Two robins were sitting in a tree. "I'm really hungry", complained the first one. "Me, too" consented the second. "Let's fly down and find some lunch." They flew to the ground and found a nice plot of plowed ground full of worms. They ate and ate and ate and ate 'til they could eat no more. "I'm so full I don't think I can fly back up to the tree," admitted the first one. "Me either. Let's just lay here and bask in the warm sun," suggested the second. "O.K." agreed the first. They plopped down, basking in the sun. No sooner than they had fallen asleep, when a big fat tomcat snuck up and gobbled them up! As he sat, washing his face after his meal, he thought to himself, "I just love baskin' robins."

Forwarded by Paula


Born 1903--Died 1942.

Looked up the elevator shaft to see if the

car was on the way down. It was.


In a Thurmont, Maryland, cemetery:

Here lies an Atheist, all dressed up and no

place to go.


East Dalhousie Cemetery , Nova Scotia :

Here lies Ezekial Aikle, Age 102. Only The

Good Die Young.


In a London, England cemetery:

Here lies Ann Mann, Who lived an old maid

but died an old Mann. Dec. 8, 1767


In a Ribbesford,  England, cemetery:

Anna Wallace

The children of Israel wanted bread, 
 And the Lord sent them manna. 
 Clark Wallace wanted a wife, 
 And the Devil sent him Anna.


In a Ruidoso, New Mexico, cemetery:

Here lies Johnny Yeast...    Pardon me

for not rising.


In a Uniontown, Pennsylvania, cemetery:

Here lies the body of Jonathan Blake.

Stepped on the gas instead of the brake.


In a Silver City, Nevada, cemetery:

Here lays The Kid.

We planted him raw.

He was quick on the trigger

But slow on the draw.


A lawyer's epitaph in England :

Sir John Strange.

Here lies an honest lawyer,

and that is Strange.


John Penny's epitaph in the Wimborne,

England, cemetery:

Reader, if cash thou art in want of any,

Dig 6 feet deep and thou wilt find a Penny.


In a cemetery in Hartscombe, England :

On the 22nd of June, Jonathan Fiddle went

out of tune.


Anna Hopewell's grave in Enosburg Falls ,


Here lies the body of our Anna,

Done to death by a banana.

It wasn't the fruit that laid her low,

But the skin of the thing that made her go.


On a grave from the 1880s in Nantucket , 


Under the sod and under the trees,

Lies the body of Jonathan Pease.

He is not here, there's only the pod.

Pease shelled out and went to God.


In a cemetery in England:

Remember man, as you walk by,

As you are now, so once was I

As I am now, so shall you be.

Remember this and follow me.

To which someone replied by writing

on the tombstone:

To follow you I'll not consent .

Until I know which way you went.


And finally, on a grave in tombstone, Arizona:

Here lies Lester Moore

Shot to death by a .44

No Les, No more


Forwarded by Paula

The following are called paraprosdokians, a derivative of a Greek word meaning beyond expectation.  

A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part

of a sentence is unexpected and oft times very humorous.




If I had a dollar for every girl who found me unattractive,

they'd eventually find me very attractive. 



I find it ironic that the colors red, white, and blue
stand for freedom, until they're flashing behind you.



Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a
small donation towards the local swimming pool,
so I gave him a glass of water.



Artificial intelligence is
no match for natural stupidity.



I'm great at multi-tasking:
I can waste time, be unproductive,
and procrastinate all at once.



If you can smile when things go wrong,
you have someone in mind to blame.



Take my advice,
I'm not using it.



Hospitality is the art of making guests feel
like they're at home when you wish they were.



Behind every great man
is a woman rolling her eyes.



Ever stop to think
and forget to start again?



Women spend more time wondering
what men are thinking than men spend thinking.



He who laughs last
thinks slowest.



Is it wrong that only one company
makes the game Monopoly?



Women sometimes make fools of men,
but most guys are the do-it-yourself type.



Men say women should come with an instruction manual;

but since when has any man stopped to read the instructions.


I was going to give him a nasty look,

but he already had one.


Change is inevitable,

except from a vending machine.


I was going to wear my camouflage shirt today,

but I couldn't find it.


If at first you don't succeed,
skydiving is not for you.



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20-Year Sugar Hill Master Plan ---

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Shielding Against Validity Challenges in Plato's Cave ---

The Cult of Statistical Significance: How Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives ---

How Accountics Scientists Should Change: 
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One more mission in what's left of my life will be to try to change this 

What went wrong in accounting/accountics research?  ---

The Sad State of Accountancy Doctoral Programs That Do Not Appeal to Most Accountants ---


Bob Jensen's threads on accounting theory ---

Tom Lehrer on Mathematical Models and Statistics ---

Systemic problems of accountancy (especially the vegetable nutrition paradox) that probably will never be solved ---


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         Also see
Facts about population growth (video) ---
Projected U.S. Population Growth ---
Real time meter of the U.S. cost of the war in Iraq --- 
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Sure wish there'd be a little good news today.

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Current and past editions of my newsletter called New Bookmarks ---
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Current and past editions of my newsletter called Fraud Updates ---

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I created a page that summarizes those various links ---

Some of Bob Jensen's Tutorials

Accounting program news items for colleges are posted at
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Any college may post a news item.

Accounting  and Taxation News Sites ---


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Over the years the AECM has become the worldwide forum for accounting educators on all issues of accountancy and accounting education, including debates on accounting standards, managerial accounting, careers, fraud, forensic accounting, auditing, doctoral programs, and critical debates on academic (accountics) research, publication, replication, and validity testing.


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Yahoo (Practitioners)
This forum is for CPAs to discuss the activities of the AICPA. This can be anything  from the CPA2BIZ portal to the XYZ initiative or anything else that relates to the AICPA.
This site hosts various discussion groups on such topics as accounting software, consulting, financial planning, fixed assets, payroll, human resources, profit on the Internet, and taxation.
Business Valuation Group 
This discussion group is headed by Randy Schostag [RSchostag@BUSVALGROUP.COM
FEI's Financial Reporting Blog
Smart Stops on the Web, Journal of Accountancy, March 2008 ---

Find news highlights from the SEC, FASB and the International Accounting Standards Board on this financial reporting blog from Financial Executives International. The site, updated daily, compiles regulatory news, rulings and statements, comment letters on standards, and hot topics from the Web’s largest business and accounting publications and organizations. Look for continuing coverage of SOX requirements, fair value reporting and the Alternative Minimum Tax, plus emerging issues such as the subprime mortgage crisis, international convergence, and rules for tax return preparers.
The CAlCPA Tax Listserv

September 4, 2008 message from Scott Bonacker []
Scott has been a long-time contributor to the AECM listserv (he's a techie as well as a practicing CPA)

I found another listserve that is exceptional -

CalCPA maintains  and they let almost anyone join it.
Jim Counts, CPA is moderator.

There are several highly capable people that make frequent answers to tax questions posted there, and the answers are often in depth.


Scott forwarded the following message from Jim Counts

Yes you may mention info on your listserve about TaxTalk. As part of what you say please say [... any CPA or attorney or a member of the Calif Society of CPAs may join. It is possible to join without having a free Yahoo account but then they will not have access to the files and other items posted.

Once signed in on their Yahoo account go to and I believe in top right corner is Join Group. Click on it and answer the few questions and in the comment box say you are a CPA or attorney, whichever you are and I will get the request to join.

Be aware that we run on the average 30 or move emails per day. I encourage people to set up a folder for just the emails from this listserve and then via a rule or filter send them to that folder instead of having them be in your inbox. Thus you can read them when you want and it will not fill up the inbox when you are looking for client emails etc.

We currently have about 830 CPAs and attorneys nationwide but mainly in California.... ]

Please encourage your members to join our listserve.

If any questions let me know.

Hemet, CA
Moderator TaxTalk





Many useful accounting sites (scroll down) ---


Bob Jensen's Sort-of Blogs ---
Current and past editions of my newsletter called New Bookmarks ---
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Tidbits ---
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Fraud Updates ---

Some Accounting History Sites

Bob Jensen's Accounting History in a Nutshell and Links ---

Accounting History Libraries at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) ---
The above libraries include international accounting history.
The above libraries include film and video historical collections.

MAAW Knowledge Portal for Management and Accounting ---

Academy of Accounting Historians and the Accounting Historians Journal ---

Sage Accounting History ---

A nice timeline on the development of U.S. standards and the evolution of thinking about the income statement versus the balance sheet is provided at:
"The Evolution of U.S. GAAP: The Political Forces Behind Professional Standards (1930-1973)," by Stephen A. Zeff, CPA Journal, January 2005 ---
Part II covering years 1974-2003 published in February 2005 --- 

A nice timeline of accounting history ---

From Texas A&M University
Accounting History Outline ---

Bob Jensen's timeline of derivative financial instruments and hedge accounting ---

History of Fraud in America ---
Also see

Bob Jensen's Threads ---

More of Bob Jensen's Pictures and Stories

All my online pictures ---


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