Thursday, October 23, 2014

Watch the Replay “Full Text Finder with Holdings and Link Management” | Discovery Pulse Blog | EBSCO

Watch the Replay “Full Text Finder with Holdings and Link Management” | Discovery Pulse Blog | EBSCO



with Becky Cottrill. Becky is the Director for Software as a Service (SaaS) Product Management – Management Workflow at EBSCO. The webinar discusses what Holdings and Link Manager (HLM) is, how
HLM helps you manage your holdings, and future of Full Text Finder and
HLM.

Tej and Prem Tanden Donate 10 Acres of Land to Build Om Hindu Community Center in Billerica | Articles | INDIA New England

Tej and Prem Tanden Donate 10 Acres of Land to Build Om Hindu Community Center in Billerica | Articles | INDIA New England



When fully completed, the 25,000-square-foot OHCC
is envisioned as the locus of social, educational and cultural epicenter
for all in the community. It will be located at 240 Boston Road (Rte.
3A) in Billerica. The projected construction cost of the project is $3.6
million.




World Hindu Council of America Inc., or Vishwa Hindu Parishad, is
organizinga a Maha Yajna dedication service this Saturday, October 25,
2014, at 1:00 PM at the site.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Staples May Have Been Breached. (Should You Just Cut Up All Your Cards?)

Staples May Have Been Breached. (Should You Just Cut Up All Your Cards?)



Target TGT -0.5%, Home Depot HD -0.91%, Jimmy John’s, JP Morgan Chase , Michaels, and Kmart

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Anthropic Principle — Starts With A Bang! — Medium

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Anthropic Principle — Starts With A Bang! — Medium



“The anthropic principle – the idea that our universe has the properties
it does because we are here to say so and that if it were any
different, we wouldn’t be around commenting on it – infuriates many
physicists, including [Marc Davis from UC Berkeley]. It smacks of
defeatism, as if we were acknowledging that we could not explain the
universe from first principles. It also appears unscientific. For how do
you verify the multiverse? Moreover, the anthropic principle is a
tautology. “I think this explanation is ridiculous. Anthropic principle…
bah,” said Davis.
“I’m hoping they are wrong [about the multiverse] and that there is a
better explanation.”” -Anil Ananthaswamy, in The Edge of Physics

Driver blamed for Total CEO Christophe de Margerie crash claims he is being framed | Daily Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2801007/controversial-ceo-oil-giant-total-killed-private-jet-plane-crash-aircraft-hit-snow-plough-moscow-airport.html

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Published for the First Time: a 1959 Essay by Isaac Asimov on Creativity | MIT Technology Review

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/531911/isaac-asimov-mulls-how-do-people-get-new-ideas/

NextDraft: How To Win the Lottery (and build a community)

NextDraft: How To Win the Lottery (and build a community)



Darius Kazemi with a tremendous parody of every tech conference presentation … ever.

"So Badass You Can't Believe It" Magic Leap Raises $542 Million To Launch The Future Of Computing | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

"So Badass You Can't Believe It" Magic Leap Raises $542 Million To Launch The Future Of Computing | Fast Company | Business + Innovation



An ambitious, stealthy startup recruits Google, Qualcomm, and VC and
Hollywood A-listers to build next-gen augmented and virtual reality.

How to Silence Cyberbullying - Scientific American

How to Silence Cyberbullying - Scientific American



Cyberbullies take advantage of the unique psychology of online
communities to attack, intimidate and hurt others. Here is what makes
trolls tick— and how to stop them 



Clicking the link took her to a site called the International
Association of Haters, where her Halloween photo—which she had posted
publicly by mistake—bore the oversized caption “Fridge Raider.” Hundreds
of commenters dragged Seida through the mud for wearing a skimpy
costume while being overweight. “Heifers like her should be put down,”
one commenter wrote. “What a waste of space,” another piped in.

We Need Better Managers, Not More Technocrats - Didier Bonnet, and George Westerman - Harvard Business Review

We Need Better Managers, Not More Technocrats - Didier Bonnet, and George Westerman - Harvard Business Review



Digital technology is the biggest agitator of the business world today.
Mobile technology, social media, cloud computing, embedded devices, big
data, and analytics have radically changed the nature of work and
competition.  And digital innovations will continue to do so for the
foreseeable future. Technology has tremendous potential to be the engine
of increasing human, organizational, and economic prosperity.



Peter Drucker: “What you have to do and the way you have to do it is
incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it, that’s another
matter.” 

Please Sir, May I Have Some More? — Foreword — Medium

Please Sir, May I Have Some More? — Foreword — Medium



a platform where we can all discuss, at whatever length makes sense,
what we think about the big stuff. [For this pilot season, we’ll kick
around: Is knowing more always good? What the relationship between humor
and the dark side? Can we afford to be optimistic?]



Foreword is a multimedia digital series that invites the brightest writers working today to tackle hard questions like Is how we choose to spend our time a moral decision? and Can we manufacture altruism?

I'm a Black Journalist. I'm Quitting Because I'm Tired of Newsroom Racism

A Black Female Journalist Quits Media, Decries Newsroom Racism | New Republic



"White people often don’t even recognize when they’re saying or doing something that cuts their black colleagues to the bone."

Political Polarization & Media Habits | Pew Research Center's Journalism Project

Political Polarization & Media Habits | Pew Research Center's Journalism Project



those with consistently liberal views:


  • Are less unified in their media loyalty; they rely on a greater
    range of news outlets, including some – like NPR and the New York Times–
    that others use far less.
  • Express more trust than distrust of 28 of the 36 news outlets in the survey. NPR, PBS and the BBC are the most trusted news sources for consistent liberals.
  • Are more likely than those in other ideological groups to block or
    “defriend” someone on a social network – as well as to end a personal
    friendship – because of politics.
  • Are more likely to follow issue-based groups, rather than political parties or candidates, in their Facebook feeds.

Hovering Over a Touch-Screen Keyboard Has Its Consequences

Typing on a Tablet Can Put a Strain on Your Shoulders - WSJ - WSJ

Desktop-computer keyboards allow you to rest your hands on the keys as you type, but touch-screen keyboards, such as on many tablets, are less forgiving: They require you to keep your fingertips off the screen to avoid accidentally activating the keys. Thus the upper-back muscles that support your arms are more active when you type on a touch screen than when you use a standard keyboard, which could lead to chronic shoulder problems, according to research reported in the Wall Street Journal. The average typing speed on touch screens is also less than half that on desktop keyboards, the researchers found.

November 2014's Ballot Questions - Progressive Massachusetts

November 2014's Ballot Questions - Progressive Massachusetts



"NO-YES-NO-YES"

Ten women artists: feminism in culture: painters and sculptors

http://www.artnews.com/2013/10/29/ten-tough-women-artists-who-stand-up-to-the-bad-boys/

Monday, October 20, 2014

How Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal fund discounts - Livemint

How Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal fund discounts - Livemint



As FDI isn’t allowed in e-commerce, the firms operate as marketplaces that link buyers and sellers, but they still get away with funding discounts in indirect
manner—posing headache for tax authorities





Three Things Little Girls Need From Their Fathers — Human Parts — Medium

Three Things Little Girls Need From Their Fathers — Human Parts — Medium



Soroya Chemaly’s article regarding an ongoing battle with Facebook to remove content that trivializes or encourages violence against girls and women.



Part of that respect needs to include your appreciation of the fact that
her sexuality will be about far more than just the dangers of sexually
transmitted diseases, unplanned pregnancy and sexual violence. More
importantly, it will be about desire, attraction, the complexities of
romantic relationships and often, difficult choices. Offer her guidance,
but as she experiences these things, healthy parenting will also
sometimes involve affording her the same freedom you would want for
yourself — the freedom to follow her own heart and mind.

Women Achievers: Fortune 40 Under 40: 'What I would tell my 20-year-old self'

Fortune 40 Under 40: 'What I would tell my 20-year-old self'



Vijaya Gadde, General Counsel, Twitter (no. 28) 

Emily White, 36

COO, Snapchat 

Hannah Minghella, 35

President of production, Columbia Pictures
 

 

Ginni Rometty - Most Powerful Women 2014 - Fortune

Ginni Rometty - Most Powerful Women 2014 - Fortune



DuPont’s share price was in a 10-year slump when Kullman took over in 2009



Whitman added the chairman title at Hewlett-Packard



Novakovic took over in January 2013, just after General Dynamics



The longtime Oracle executive continues to help grow the $37.2 billion company through acquisitions: Catz



Brewer wants to double the size of Sam’s Club, a move that would turn the warehouse club division of Wal-Mart



Mayer took over in July 2012, she has spent almost $1.4 billion on 37 acquisitions. Yet Yahoo



Burns has moved Xerox away from printing hardware and toward business services since she became CEO



Wojcicki was SVP of ads and commerce, the unit that creates Google’s ad products, until becoming YouTube’s CEO 



As No. 2 at the $52.7 billion-in-sales chipmaker, James co-leads the
company’s attempt to move beyond PC and server chips and into newer
technologies like mobile computing and wearables. James lost out to
Brian Krzanich in the race to become CEO in 2013, yet she remains a key
player, running Intel’s semiconductor manufacturing operations, software
and security efforts, human resources, and corporate strategy. James
says Intel



 Nicholson, who started at Enterprise as a car-washing management
trainee, became the first nonfamily CEO of the world’s largest
car-rental company



Innovation is Morrison’s plan for revamping Campbell



 Ahrendts may have given up a CEO title when she left Burberry to head Apple’s $20 billion retail operation







Sandberg: Her bestselling book, Lean In



 



Title Chairman, CEO, and President
Company IBM


Barra became the auto industry’s first female CEO 



Marillyn Hewson

Title Chairman, CEO, and President
Company Lockheed Martin 

The World's 100 Most Powerful Women - Forbes

The World's 100 Most Powerful Women - Forbes



The rising tide of female entrepreneurs: A remarkable number of
women are founders or owners of their own enterprises, not a few of
whose eponymous companies are synonymous with high fashion. Consider Miuccia Prada, Tory Burch and Diane von Furstenberg. Other self-made self-starters include Winfrey, Arianna Huffington, Chinese real estate tycoon Zhang Xin, and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, India’s first biotech entrepreneur.



STEM degrees pay off: On this year’s list, along with the
expected M.B.A.s and law degrees, there are a healthy dose of women who
earned degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. Five are
medical doctors, including Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and Margaret Chan of the World Health Organization. More unexpected STEM degree-holders include Merkel (Ph.D. in chemistry), Dupont CEO Ellen Kullman (mechanical engineering), Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi (computer science) and Judith Faulkner (mathematics).



New head of State Bank of India Arundhati Bhattacharya began at the country’s largest lender in 1977



Newcomers: Eighteen are new to the list in 2014. Janet Yellen,
the new Federal Reserve chair and first woman to hold the position,
makes a strong first showing at No. 2. Other names to know: Ambassador Samantha Power, Bank of Russia Governor Elvira Nabiullina, Bloomberg Philanthropies CEO Patricia Harris, Chinese search giant Alibaba’s Lucy Peng and SpaceX COO Gwynne Shotwell.



Women in tech: Technology takes a third turn as a category on
the Power Women list. Seven tech women made the top 25 this year,
including Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, Rometty, Marissa Mayer and HP’s Meg Whitman. There are 18 technologists in total, including Susan Wojcicki, newly-named CEO of YouTube, Cher Wang, cofounder of HTC, and Cisco’s CTO Padmasree Warrior.







Anita Sarkeesian on GamerGate: 'We're Going to Fix This' | Rolling Stone

Anita Sarkeesian on GamerGate: 'We're Going to Fix This' | Rolling Stone



Anita Sarkeesian did, via her video series Feminist Frequency,
was calmly, comprehensively collect and explain examples of the shoddy
portrayal of women in video games. Titled "Tropes vs. Women," her series
on gaming pointed out that the roles most often available to women —
from princesses to be rescued to prostitutes to be murdered — are both
sexist and unimaginative.


New Book Explores Masculinity in Scorsese Films | New Republic

New Book Explores Masculinity in Scorsese Films | New Republic

Chico Harlan explains how people who are broke can end up paying three times more for a couch

Rental America: Why the poor pay $4,150 for a $1,500 sofa - The Washington Post

Fear of Ebola Could Make People More Likely to Vote Conservative

Psychology of Fear Increases Conservatism | New Republic



A growing body of literature suggests that fear make people’s political outlook more conservative.

My Nieman Application Essay — TheLi.st @ Medium — Medium

My Nieman Application Essay — TheLi.st @ Medium — Medium



How many of you listen to public radio? (Lots of hands.) Are you members
of your local public radio station? (No one.) How many of you would
become members if you could donate time or a skill to your member
station instead of pledging money? (Every hand went up.)

Why Academics' Writing Stinks - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Why Academics' Writing Stinks - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education



One of our most popular recent pieces was Steven Pinker's provocative essay "Why Academics Stink at Writing."
Got any colleagues, grad students, or friends who could use a little
straight talk on the subject? We've reprinted Pinker's manifesto as part
of a handy booklet that's designed to be shared. And we've got
solutions to bad writing, too: The guide comes with advice from four
experts about how to fix what ails you. It's free; download it here.

  

Time to Imagine - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Time to Imagine - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education



Leisure requires and inspires rumination. Both are out of fashion.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Christine Kenneally’s ‘Invisible History of the Human Race’ - NYTimes.com

Christine Kenneally’s ‘Invisible History of the Human Race’ - NYTimes.com



THE INVISIBLE HISTORY OF THE HUMAN RACE

How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures
By Christine Kenneally
355 pp. Viking. $27.95.

New Growth for Nuclear Energy Depends on Asia

New Growth for Nuclear Energy Depends on Asia



“Does it still have exciting possibilities for growth, or are its best
days behind it?” Since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan,
nuclear energy’s share of global electricity generation has fallen to
its lowest level in three decades, and it faces new rivals in shale gas
and renewable sources. But in Asia, at least, better days are ahead.
“The hopes of the global nuclear industry,” he writes “are largely
pinned on two countries with vast populations and soaring demands for
electricity: India and China.”

The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014 | TIME

The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014 | TIME



Mo’ne Davis, 13

on the cover of Sports Illustrated 


Ciara Judge, 16, Émer Hickey, 17, and Sophie Healy-Thow, 17

The trio from County Cork, Ireland took home the grand prize at the
Google Science Fair after wowing the judges with their discovery:
Diazotroph

Salma Kakar, 17

Kakar is the lead rider on the co-ed Afghan National Cycling Team

Lydia Ko, 17

Ko now ranks third among women golfers worldwide

Megan Grassell, 19

Yellowberry, to offer an alternative: comfortable, colorful training bras

 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Neuroscience gives the wrong answer; are we free

http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/features/are-we-free

Reality Fiction by Tim Parks | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books

http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2014/oct/16/reality-fiction/

Feminist Critic Cancels Utah Lecture After Threat of Shooting Massacre

Headlines for October 16, 2014 | Democracy Now!



The feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian has been forced to cancel a planned
lecture in Utah after threats of a shooting massacre. Sarkeesian has
long faced bomb, death and rape threats from online harassers opposed to
her critiques of sexism in video games. This week, Sarkeesian was
scheduled to give a lecture at Utah State University when the university
received an email threatening to carry out "the deadliest shooting in
American history" at the event. The email sender wrote "feminists have
ruined my life and I will have my revenge." He used the moniker Mark
Lepine, the name of a man who killed 14 women in a mass shooting in
Montreal in 1989. Sarkeesian canceled the talk after being told that
under Utah law, police could not prevent people from bringing guns. A
university spokesperson told the Standard-Examiner newspaper the school
had determined it was safe for Sarkeesian to speak because: "The threat
we received is not out of the norm for (this woman)."

The Poet Edgar Allan Poe: Alien Angel by Jerome McGann Review | New Republic

The Poet Edgar Allan Poe: Alien Angel by Jerome McGann Review | New Republic



If you think Edgar Allan Poe's poetry is just for kids, think again.

Don't write him off because you think his poetry is silly.