09 octobre 2018

Raimundas -- Journalisms -- Sharing and linking

Raimundas -- Journalisms -- Sharing and linking
"I wish I owned such a device that would monitor the more mobile times in my life: take the picture, author the writing and beam it up to some public platform. But no, I still have to hassle. Weblogging is a mess." Interesting. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 16:18 - - Permalien [#]


Very Black 'Little Black Books'

Very Black 'Little Black Books'
The intent of this short article is to sound a cautionary note about social networking services, and the author presses all the hot buttons: "Anyone can be subjected to the interest of a stalker" and "people everywhere are under the twin clouds of terrorism and dangerously powerful and unregulated national security and law enforcement agencies." And, in looking specifically at Plaxo, which advises stupid people to upload their entire address book, the worst case scenario is described. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 16:17 - - Permalien [#]

Microsoft Balances Patents, Standards

Microsoft Balances Patents, Standards
This is the sort of issue faced every day by companies and organizations working with things like XML - should their work be patented and protected, or not. The article makes much of Microsoft's flirtation with anti-trust laws, auggesting that the use of patents to lock out competitors would be viewed unfavorably by the judiciary. But I doubt that this bothers the company. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 16:17 - - Permalien [#]

iUpload Mailby RSS

iUpload Mailby RSS
Simple and clever. This new service accepts an email message from you and converts the contents into an RSS feed. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 16:16 - - Permalien [#]

Yorkville University – Canada's Newest University

Yorkville University – Canada's Newest University
This introduction announces the formation of a new private university in New Brunswick, Yorkville University (which sounds like it should be in Toronto, but I digress). It's still early days for the startup, founded in 2003, as they await New Brunswick government approval to offer programs and degrees. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 16:15 - - Permalien [#]


Online Conference Discussions

Online Conference Discussions
This article doesn't go into a lot of depth, but it may provide a nice guide for people looking to add an online discussion element to their in-person conferences, something that is well recommended because conferences with an online component attract more interest and provide a richer experience for participants. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 16:13 - - Permalien [#]

Radical open-access plan could end journal subscriptions

Research funders from France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and eight other European nations have unveiled a radical open-access initiative that could change the face of science publishing in two years – and which has instantly provoked protest from publishers, writes Holly Else for Nature. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 14:41 - - Permalien [#]

Philosophy new battleground in fight against colonialism

To study philosophy in South Africa today is to study a series of pronouncements from white, European men. Tony Shabangu, a philosophy lecturer and doctoral student at the University of Johannesburg, has read them all. But he’s looking for something new, writes Olivia Goldhill for Quartz. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 14:40 - - Permalien [#]

CSIRO engaging Australians for energy research

With energy a hot topic in Australia, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is looking for a better way forward for providers and consumers. The CSIRO Energise app has been developed to allow individuals to contribute to national energy research in Australia, writes Asha McLean for ZD Net. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 14:39 - - Permalien [#]

Academics emphasise role of undergraduate research

Academics in Pakistan have expressed regret at the lack of emphasis on research at the undergraduate level in the country during a conference at Habib University, writes Zaina Qaseem for The Express Tribune. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 14:38 - - Permalien [#]