Sunday, March 04, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 3/3/18

Last update: Sunday 3/4/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Report says 80 percent of U.S. energy could be wind & solar ... Other top stories = Amazon buys smart doorbell maker Ring ... GitHub sustains world's worst DDoS attack

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 3/3/18

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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Cover Story ... Renewables = 80% of U.S. energy +++++++++
  1. The US could supply 80 percent of its energy with wind and solar: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by M.I.T. Tech Review, Digital Trends, Science Daily
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A. HBCUs ... Half-Dozen - 2
  1. Remarks by President Trump at Announcement of Additional Leadership in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Initiative ==> Johnny Taylor, Jr., former seven-year president of the Thurgood Marshall College fund, will take over as Chairman of the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs via ... To
  1. The is bringing 25 HBCUs to to compete for $50K in scholarships, while changing diversity engagement. Come see for yourself! ...
  1. 24% of African American bachelor's degrees are awarded by more than 100 HBCUs.
  1. Off to a great start at NASA's /MI Engagement Forum at in Charlotte, NC! Stop by the Minority University Research and Education Program () and Office of Programs (OSBP) booths in the new College building!
B. Ed Tech  ... Dozen - 1
  1. ICYMI: Parental involvement drastically changes students' college experience, study shows ...
  1. “Just 10 years ago, the flow of talent was at about seven Chinese students leaving for every one that came back. Now it’s six [students] returning in every seven.”
  1. A report from and Deloitte’s Center for Higher Education Excellence has urged university leaders to pay closer attention to issues
  1. We asked community college administrators around the country what they think CEOs and entrepreneurs should work on next. Here’s what we heard: Assign To
  1. What Colleges Should Know About A Growing 'Talent Strategy' Push By Companies
  1. OER mandate overturned in Hawaii amid concern about infringement of academic freedom... via ...
  1. . has launches unprecedented collaborative effort to boost graduation numbers. Learn how: B
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Analytics -- higher ed applications ... 
  1. Ed Index Compiles Higher Ed Data for Research, Reporting
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. WCET dispels some myths about distance education in the USA - for my spin on this see
  1. California will soon be the only state not joining an agreement that helps colleges offer online education across state lines. Consumer advocates there, concerned about for-profit colleges, hope it will stay that way ...
Conferences, workshops, Twitter chats, and other events ...
  1. Big Names, Brash Claims at SF Industry Pitch Event
C. Info Tech  ... Dozen - 2
  1. Twitter's new Bookmarks feature saves you from embarrassing likes ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by PCMag, Digital Trends, CNET
  1. Of all the new devices and technologies introduced at Mobile World Congress this year, these are the ones that matter most: ... DLL Editor's note -- Mobile World Congress also covered by Digital Trends
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Top Story #1 ... Amazon's new ring +++++++++
  1. Here's what analysts are saying about Amazon's Ring acquisition ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget, The Verge, TechCrunch, ZDNet, VentureBeat, Recode, GeekWire
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  1. In the Satya Nadella era, Microsoft is all business. ...
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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...
  1. 6 industries that are using blockchain to drive business value right now
  1. Big oil buyers ditch paper for blockchain to track tanker sales
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. Previous experiments with AI-made AI software didn’t produce results that rivaled what humans could come up with. ...
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

Top Story #2 ... GitHub attacked +++++++++
  1. GitHub hit with massive 1.35 Tbps DDoS attack, could be world's largest ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, TechCrunch, Engadget, ZDNet, The Hill, PCPMag
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  1. Report: Russia compromised 7 states’ networks before 2016 election
Science and technology policies ...
  1. China Presses Its Internet Censorship Efforts Across the Globe ... via ...
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D. Hackers  ... Dozen - 3
  1.  @aaronksaunders 
    This is the kickoff event for the small business support center at innovation
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. Twitter promoted an increase in its diversity stats. We took a closer look and found its diversity may have actually decreased. ...
  1. The Leaky Tech Pipeline framework explains how to address diversity and inclusion by
Founders, techs, and execs
  1. As part of our ongoing series on data scientists and their approaches, we caught up with Ankur Teredesai, CTO of KenSci. ...
  1. If you're an African American chemist or physicist, here's a little info for . The Manhattan project had its own *hidden figures*. ... message
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. . on the latest trends in learning data skills and how big data is changing the job market. ...
  1. We're excited to announce a new Datasets feature–you can now create Datasets privately and share them with specific users on Kaggle. We hope this will lead to exciting collaborations. Learn more here:
  1. The 5 most popular programming languages among female developers
  1. We're sharing resources for everyone to learn more about AI, including a "Machine Learning Crash Course" which over 18K Googlers have enrolled in! ...
E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Dozen - 3
  1. Artificial Intelligence Could Help Colleges Better Plan What Courses They Should Offer
  1. New York will never be Silicon Valley. And the city's cool with that
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. Everything you need to know about how we got to this moment, and where it's all headed. Presenting the WIRED Guide to Net Neutrality ...
  1. When future historians of technology look back, they’re likely to see GANs as a big step toward creating machines with a human-like consciousness. ...
  1. AI can be a boon for the human race. But there’s also reason for caution. This is the WIRED Guide to artificial intelligence ...
  1. How cosmologists determined that the universe is expanding faster than anyone thought
  1. What is malware? Everything you need to know about viruses, trojans and malicious software
  1. AI keeps mastering games, but can it win in the real world? investigates: ... via ...
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Dozen + 1
  1. Nation Not Sure How Many Ex-Trump Staffers It Can Safely Reabsorb
  1. Stephen Colbert doesn’t think President Trump would have "run" into the Florida high school. Our late-night roundup: ...
  1. Breaking News: Jared Kushner’s security clearance has been downgraded after months of delays in completing his FBI background check, an official said ...
  1. National Security Council Distracted By Whimpering Jared Kushner Pawing At Door Throughout Meeting
  1. Jared Kushner’s many, many scandals, explained via ...
  1. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Organizing “Million Liars March” to Support Hope Hicks ... Borowitz via ==>

@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 or #25 ... 
  1. Why is A.G. Jeff Sessions asking the Inspector General to investigate potentially massive FISA abuse. Will take forever, has no prosecutorial power and already late with reports on Comey etc. Isn’t the I.G. an Obama guy? Why not use Justice Department lawyers? DISGRACEFUL!
  1. Alec Baldwin, whose dying mediocre career was saved by his terrible impersonation of me on SNL, now says playing me was agony. Alec, it was agony for those who were forced to watch. Bring back Darrell Hammond, funnier and a far greater talent!Direct message
  2. We must protect our country and our workers. Our steel industry is in bad shape. IF YOU DON’T HAVE STEEL, YOU DON’T HAVE A COUNTRY!
  1. When a country (USA) is losing many billions of dollars on trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win. Example, when we are down $100 billion with a certain country and they get cute, don’t trade anymore-we win big. It’s easy!
  1. Our Steel and Aluminum industries (and many others) have been decimated by decades of unfair trade and bad policy with countries from around the world. We must not let our country, companies and workers be taken advantage of any longer. We want free, fair and SMART TRADE!
  1. The United States has an $800 Billion Dollar Yearly Trade Deficit because of our “very stupid” trade deals and policies. Our jobs and wealth are being given to other countries that have taken advantage of us for years. They laugh at what fools our leaders have been. No more!
  1. If the E.U. wants to further increase their already massive tariffs and barriers on U.S. companies doing business there, we will simply apply a Tax on their Cars which freely pour into the U.S. They make it impossible for our cars (and more) to sell there. Big trade imbalance!

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