06 septembre 2018

Microsoft to Lock Down MSN Messenger Network

Microsoft to Lock Down MSN Messenger Network
Expect many disgruntled users as Microsoft moves to "lock down" its instant messenging software, citing "security issues" with third party software. The people most afftected will be those who use products such as Trillian, Imici and Odigo in order to communicate with other instant messaging clients such as ICQ, AOL and Yahoo. More...

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Blogs Canada

Blogs Canada
This is definitely not the Government of Canada. But it is pretty funny in design, and if they can extend their reach beyond the LiveJournal universe, potentially useful as well. Blogs Canada is a large (though obviously partial) list of Canadian blogs, presented in a format remarkably similar to the Government of Canada home pages. More...

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Edumed News On-Line Newsletter

Edumed News On-Line Newsletter
If you are interested in the convergence between e-learning and health (and yes, there is one, a very large one), then you may be interested in the Edumed News On-Line Newsletter at Yahoo! Groups. More...

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Bayes on RSS feeds - Unsuitable?

Bayes on RSS feeds - Unsuitable?
Seb tossed this link to me and I feel like I ought to respond. It begins with the tantalizing idea of using Bayes Theorem using some Perl modules to autocategorize blog content. Nifty idea. Could it work? Well, not according to the critics. It does not take into account the origin of the feed, it does not take into account the placement of the word, and it does not take into account the relative importance of the word (such as placement in a title). More...

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Budding Buddy Business

Budding Buddy Business
This trend is already evident in the world of venture capital and it is likely to storm to the forefront in education as well: "Venture capitalists are opening up their wallets with caution to hot 'social networking' start-ups, or those companies that help you connect with friends to help get ahead in romance or work." What will people look for in education. More...

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Learning and Training Innivations

Learning and Training Innivations
George Siemens turned me to toward this new online learning magazine. Well, not new - this is volume 4, number 5. But the format is definitely worth nothing. I really like the page-turner, slide-bar, and table of content tabs. The magazine actually feels like a magazine, even when I read it online. More...

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Children’s Internet Protection Act: Study of Technology Protection Measures in Section 1703

Children’s Internet Protection Act: Study of Technology Protection Measures in Section 1703
This U.S. government report on the use of technology to protect schoolchildren from harmful content, though it does cite a measure of satisfaction with the products, recognizes that technological measures alone will not solve the problem. More...

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For Those Needing 32 More Bits

For Those Needing 32 More Bits
Just another nudge for those looking at what's coming down the pipe in the next two or three years. The bad news: all your computers will become obsolete. The good news: the new 64 bit computers will be significantly better. More...

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Freedom of Access to Information

Freedom of Access to Information
Issues of public security, censorship, protection of children and democracy all swirl around this central issue of the Information Age, freedom of access. Most people still depict freedom of access in legislative terms - what are we allowed (or not allowed) to view by our governments. More...

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The ''Other'' Knowledge

The ''Other'' Knowledge
It's hard to know what to say about this item. One thing is that it taps into some important underlying truths about cognition - that we think in images and symbols, that there are habitual and instinctual elements to intelligence, that these are sometimes manifest as what we would call a 'hunch' or an instinct. More...

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