Picture: More from DC Science Exhibit.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Picture: More from DC Science Exhibit.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
The concept of eusociality would probably regard "chosen" behaviors as "selfish" and those that involve responsibilities that cannot be chosen as "altruistic". I guess nature, with the idea of group selection, denies the "Axiom of Choice". It's the unchosen ones that form the backbone of moral teaching early in life.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Catholic school firing of teacher may focus attention on "reasonableness" of religious teachings, even by mainstream values
Monday, April 23, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Can "I" get along with just a smartphone and iPad when playing on the road? "Misadventures in a perambulator"
Home field advantage means something. Remember how kids on playgrounds yell "first up", not realizing the only the home team can have a walk-off win? But we all need to be ready for "The Road".
Update, April 21:
I found a forum about blogging on the new iPad here. I posted a question. Inconclusive. There's also a blog post on "Orange Crate Art", Jan, 28, 2012 here. There have been problems at least in the new Blogger interface since January, even with the older iPad.
Update: April 23:
I've encountered some minor issues with the new Blogger not fully refreshing the computer screen, to overlay images content already being displayed, sometimes. If I close the session and reopen, the problem goes away sometimes. But in one case, I had to page down farther to do an image insert to get away from a pre-existing YouTube display (and then cut and paste again). It's possible that something in the way the new Blogger communicates with display (Nvidia on a PC, something else on an iPad or smart phone, operating system specific) causes this problem.
Social conservatives have repeatedly complained about "court made law" when it ratifies individual self-ownership. Such claims suggest that such persons believe that a command of the loyalty and perhaps subservience from others is an important prerequisite for their "doing what they have to do" for the "common good".
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Above, a quick clip of Park Service Police marching before the game. Official MLB video of the game (no embeds) is here.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Webroot presents survey of social networking site use and "privacy" concerns about Facebook Timeline
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
How are we taught about Right and Wrong? Family perspective means everything. It's about social capital
See International Issues blog (July 1) for a discussion of "fairness" around the world. Yes, conservatives think that "mandatory socialization" somehow addresses these questions -- everyone has to be responsible for someone else to get somewhere. But gross inequality has always existed, even in earlier times when only a heavily locally socialized life was possible. Stay tuned.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Monday, April 09, 2012
Law enforcement can get complete user records from Facebook, other services; more negative press on employer social media policies
I suspect that the same is true of other services, like Google+, Twitter, Myspace, Blogger, YouTube, and Wordpress, but the complexity of activity that can be searched may generally be less with these sites.
The Boston Phoenix "Phlog", an alternative newspaper, has researched this capability with the "Craigslist" incident in New England (subject of a Lifetime movie about Philip Markoff in January 2011), link. The "Phlog" has a redacted pdf of the server log sent to the Boston Police Department.
As I noted Sunday, online publishers have varying policies regarding knowing who visits their sites, since the practice is not accepted in the print world. But server logs can often provide "valuable" information about "who" looked for "what" information on a site with specific (perhaps troubling) search arguments.
Furthermore, Business Insurance (April 2, 2012) has a story by Judy Greenwald advising employers not to ask for social media passwords, and reporting that there is an effort in Congress and some state legislatures to outlaw the practice, which is infrequent but increasing. The same issue of the same publication has another article by Sheena Harrison, p. 3, "Risks from social media, ACO's complicate medical liability", here. Online the title has a different spin, "Social media policies can reduce risk of reputational damage".
Picture: Union Square, demonstration, NYC, March 24.