Scribd is a user-based web portal where the users can upload PDF, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Text, etc. files to share with others. The files can be opened in embedded viewers on the website. Presently the content on the website is neither quantitative nor qualitative, however, it has great potential. Original source: LifeHacker
Extremists blackmail student girls to convert, shocking! Via reddit. I respect Islam as a religion, but I’m disappointed by the prevalent extremism – see Channel 4’s undercover documentary on what goes on in UK mosques: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6
Stanford on iTunes U provides access to a wide range of Stanford-related digital audio content via the Apple’s iTunes Store. The public site includes Stanford courses, faculty lectures, event highlights, music, sports, and more.
Bill Gates shares his insight on Innovation and Technical vitality – a succinct well written piece. I fully concur with his viewpoint – there is an urgent need for better science education and for reformed immigration policy for “global innovation” and for creating “greater value” (turning ideas into businesses and social welfare opportunities). An excerpt from an update — “The IT industry, I guarantee you,” Gates said, “will be in the U.S. to the degree that these smart people are here in the U.S.”
“Boys and girls are different, don’t ya know?” 🙂
An interesting survey of 54,240 students applying to British universities; popular opinions amongst the students or our future leaders are:
- thinks of itself as more materialistic, more affected by crime and less healthy than its parents’ generation, and more worried about what the future holds;
- thinks the effects of climate change will be hitting hard by 2031;
- and thinks inequality between rich countries and poor countries will grow.
An impressive aggregation of libraries of freely available online resources such as ebooks, magazines, tutorials, lecture notes, etc., covering a wide variety of subjects.
Personally I think MIT’s OpenCourseWare is a great idea, but I’m not sure of one thing – has it made a real difference? What do you think?