Sunday, August 20, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 8/19/17

Last update: Sunday 8/20/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover = Bannon is out!!! ... Other top stories = Monday's total eclipse of the sun ... Trump Administration demands data on million plus visitors to an anti-Trump site ... Trump disbands advisory councils after CEOs from tech and other sectors resign

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 8/19/17

A. HBCUs | B. Ed Tech | C. Info Tech | D. Hackers | E. Views | F. Chuckles

This week's TECH ==> Magazine

Calendar:  #EdTech 

Cover Story ... Bannon out +++++++++
  1.  Steve Bannon was ousted from the White House today. Here’s a look at his controversial tenure. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Bloomberg, The Economist, New Yorker ... and Breitbart
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A. HBCUs  ... Half-Dozen + 2
  1.  ILI TIME Challenge Student Competition All Majors: Moving NASA Technology in the Market Place. More at Direct message
  1.  Morehouse Launches Successful Summer STEM Program that Puts Atlanta Teens On Path to New Careers - |
  1.  Using drugs developed for 1 disease to treat another isn't new, but 's Dr. Xiaohe Yang may have an ideal match.
  1.  Under Trump Administration HBCU White House post has remained leaderless for longer than it has under any previous ...
  1.  Hampton University's Atmospheric Sciences Department Excited for Solar Eclipse
  2.  SSU's leading marine sciences gets a new lab and dock: via
  1.  Dr. Deborah Sauder, presents “Taking the Toxicity Out of Chemistry” Bridge&Math Institute
  1.  $2 million NSF grant to help TU prepare material scientists - Tuskegee News
B. Ed Tech ... Half-Dozen + 3
  1.   The LearningOS creates an ecosystem for learning w/ data and external tools.
  1.  Report questions whether elite colleges do enough to enroll low-income students via ... Tweet activity
  1.  Our best blogs of 2017: Explore the you should be reading!
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  1.  Report shows improving finances at private colleges, even though some small institutions struggle ...
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Analytics ... 
  1.  Early warning indicators are evidence-based practice used for early identification of at-risk students
Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...
  1.   What's the key to competency based education?   ...
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1.  Infographic: Breaking down the demographics of online students. ...
  1.  Infographic: leaders & students see the value of
  1.  When it comes to distance education, you have to consider policy and for success via ...

C. Info Tech ... 2 * Dozen
Top Story #1 ... Total eclipse +++++++++
  1.  How to watch the once-in-a-lifetime eclipse without burning your eyes out: ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, NASA,, New Yorker
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  1.  People make snap judgments based on how you speak, and some AI systems are now being taught to do the same. ...
  1.  Think two-day delivery is impressive? What about two-minute pickup?
  1.  Gene editing may make pigs into organ donors for people via  ...
  1.  SpaceX cargo mission demonstrates increasing research on space station via ...
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Climate change, emissions, solar, etc ...
  1.  France’s climate science grants want to make the planet great again–-and thousands have applied
  1.  China is living up to its role as the world's unlikely leader in tackling climate change. ...
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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...
  1.  Blockstack announces $25 million fund to rebuild the internet for a world:
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Internet of Things, the Cloud ...
  1.  It's official: Supercomputing is now ho-hum (thanks, cloud)
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Self-driving and/or electric vehicles ...
  1.  Is Dyson making a move from battery-powered vacuum cleaners to electric cars?
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1.  To win the AI assistant wars, Apple is melding Siri with its other services
  1.  Brookings: Midwest and Southeast employ the most robots.
  1.  Meet Hexa, a six-legged insectile robot that's just as creepy as it sounds   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by CNET, ZDNet
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Cybersecurity, privacy, cybercrime, and free speech ...

Top Story #2 ... Voter data +++++++++
  1.  Trump administration demands data on over a million visitors to an anti-Trump site ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, LA Times, Gizmodo, Washington Post, Engadget
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  1.  White House elevates status of US Cyber Command  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo, CNET
  1.  Voting machine supplier exposes 1.8 million voter records  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo
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Science and technology policies ...

Top Story  #3... Trump scraps councils +++++++++
  1.  Trump scraps plan for infrastructure council after 2 other panels dissolve ... ` ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Bloomberg, Vox, BBC, Gizmodo, Recode
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  1.  A Start-Up Suggests a Fix to the Health Care Morass via ...
  1.  Neo-Nazi site moves to dark web after GoDaddy and Google bans DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Washington Post, NY Times, Fast Company, TechCrunch, Ars Technica, Bloomberg

  1.  Facebook and Reddit ban hate groups in wake of Charlottesville   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by CNET, TechCrunch
Political context ...
  1.  With Bannon, it's now 14 departures so far in the Trump administration. An interactive graphic ...
  1.  The demonstrations were broadly peaceful, even as tensions coursed through protests that unfolded across cities ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Vox, Business Insider, Wall Street Journal
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D. Hackers ... Half-Dozen + 1

  1.  When your summer classmates have a break, but you still want to code...
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  .’s diversity report bumps up goal to reach full representation DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Black Enterprise, Business Insider, Engadget, CNET, Fortune, VentureBeat
  1.  This job training program wants to add diversity to Silicon Valley–on the business side
  1.  "Job ads [in China] sometimes say only men need apply." ...
Code & Coders
  1.  Android O will be revealed during Monday's solar eclipse - and it's probably Oreo ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet, ExtremeTech
  1.  Oracle considers moving Java EE to an open source foundation by
E. Views -- Comments and Opinions ... Dozen + 2
  1.  Paper looks at gender norms' role in disparities in majors via  ...
  1.  We're at a crossroads for free speech online, and it could change the internet as we know it:
  1.  Banning neo-Nazis online may be slippery slope, tech group warns Silicon Valley via  ...
  1.  "[Trump] seems happy ... to be both operationally & ideologically marginalized inside his own administration." ...
  1.  Donald Trump has no grasp of what it means to be president via ...
  1.  Trump makes Caligula look pretty good.  ...
  1.  North Korea’s climbdown from its threat to attack Guam was a product of textbook brinkmanship from Pyongyang ...
  1.  The implications of Verizon taking this stand are huge ...
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1.  The Age of Artificial Intelligence: Machine Learning (via ) ... DLL Editor's note: Part 1 of this essay is HERE
  1.  If you haven't seen it, Vice’s documentary on Charlottesville is really worth watching ...
  1.  Welcome to the third nuclear era: Trump and the point of no return
  1.  China's plan for AI world domination isn't looking so crazy after all

  1.  Most Confederate monuments went up not immediately after the Civil War, but as Southerners put Jim Crow in place ...
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News ... Dozen + 5
  1.  ‘My Work Here Is Done,’ Smiles Contented Bannon Before Bursting Into Millions Of Spores
  1.  "Mr. Bannon’s unbroken three-hour shriek was given in total confidence and was in no way intended for publication." ... ... DLL Editor's note -- Kuttner's interview
  1.  Trump condemned racism as "evil." Here are 16 times he embraced it via ...
  1.  After Charlottesville, Trump retweets — then deletes — image of train running over CNN reporter ...
  1.  Replying to  "Our Republican policies will be more effective when it comes to tranquilly maintaining white hegemony in America." ...
  1.  The president of the United States can't even bring himself to condemn Nazis sincerely. Get used to it. ... DLL Editor's note -- President Trump's remarks also covered by Wall Street Journal, Gizmodo, NY Times, Washington Post
  1.  Trump Blasts Critics Who Judge Neo-Nazi Groups By Most Extreme Members
  1.  Trump ​on Charlottesville: teleprompter vs. unscripted ... To
  1.  Trump Warns Removing Confederate Statues Could Be Slippery Slope To Eliminating Racism Entirely

  1.  Thank you President Trump for your honesty & courage to tell the truth about & condemn the leftist terrorists in BLM/Antifa

  1.  Donald Trump is presenting everyone in the United States with the clearest chance in two generations to decide where they stand.
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@POTUS in his own words ... #FakePresident "45" until #2020 or #25... :-(
  1.  I want to thank Steve Bannon for his service. He came to the campaign during my run against Crooked Hillary Clinton - it was great! Thanks S
  1.  Steve Bannon will be a tough and smart new voice at ...maybe even better than ever before. Fake News needs the competition!
  1.  Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments. You.....Assign To
  1.  ...can't change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson - who's next, Washington, Jefferson? So foolish! Also...
  1.  ...the beauty that is being taken out of our cities, towns and parks will be greatly missed and never able to be comparably replaced!

  1.  The public is learning (even more so) how dishonest the Fake News is. They totally misrepresent what I say about hate, bigotry etc. Shame!
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