There is a guy named Salman Khan on Youtube that has a passion for education. He has produced hundreds of videos about math, economics, banking, and biology to name a few. His goal is to provide common sense education for all to understand and make it freely available through Youtube.
The following is quoted from his web site “It is our mission to accelerate learning for students of all ages. With this in mind, we want to share our content with whoever may find it useful. The videos have been categorized within the playlists.”
The following is the link to his Youtube site.Read More
My favorite news site along with Slashdot is Original Signal. This site has the best aggregates of all the geek, technical, hardware, Internet, and business news all in one place. It is my home page for everything technical both hardware and software related. I find that I can keep up with all the latest in the worlds of geeks at this site.Read More
Are you a news junkie, or do you want to make sure you don’t miss anything that goes on that might affect what you do or what you plan to do? If this sounds like yourself, I have a new site that just might be your new home page.
Popurls tries to have something for everyone news related and they do. This site is full of news articles, news links, and stuff on just about everything that might be considered current news. It may take you a while to look through everything there but take you time and scroll down to see it all.
After you finished with you first visit you can customize the site to show what is most relevant to you if you want to take the time to register and make the changes.
Check out the site hereRead More
If you like to keep up on music history this will be of interest to you. The following site each days post what happened in music on this day in history. It list birthdays of musicians, record releases, song releases, and much more. It is nice site to bookmark in your music category. Take a leisure stroll down todays date in music history.Read More
With my last post you might wonder where can I get actual facts about all the stories I hear on the news and read on Internet blogs. There is actually a web site that does not takes sides and only reports the facts of the current new articles you hear and read. Based at the University of Pennsylvania, this site DOES report only the facts as far as I can tell. I have verified a number of stories they post and everything is above board.
Check it out for yourself at FactCheck.org>Read More
The Pew Research center does all kinds of ratings about just about everything political, government, etc. Back in April they published an article the said our faith in the Congress and our government were at it lowest since back in 1994. In the article there a number of interesting charts to view. I know you don’t have to look at charts to know how poor congress and the federal government are performing, but take a look anyway.Read More
Many years ago before everyone had nice LCD HD TV’s, things were a little different. Actually go back to the ’50s and the most common for of news other that TV (black and white only) were Newsreels. When you went to the Saturday Matinee at the theater you were presented with a Newsreel before the cartoon and the movie.
These newsreels have been preserved for all the younger generation and historians to review.
One of my favorites was from 1960 that showed the launch of a rocket that went from Florida 9000 miles to the Indian Ocean. It was a real accomplishment at that time. The following is a link to the newsreel for your viewing pleasure. View the newsreel hereRead More
A company called Electric Power Research Institute has came up with a robot that scales power lines checking for trees to close and any obstruction that might cause the power line to fail. This could be a real boost in keeping power lines clean from debris and keeping the power on for us power users.
Read the complete article at Technology Review.Read More