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September 16th, 2013 - 2:39 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Gates Foundations Spends 5 billion on redesign of higher education

The low-cost, self-paced education lacks courses and traditional professors. Instead, students progress by showing mastery of 120 “competencies,” such as “can use logic, reasoning, and analysis to address a business problem.” http://chronicle.com/article/The-Gates-Effect/1403[...]

September 16th, 2013 - 9:56 am § in The Ave Scene

BREAKING NEWS: Seattle Mayor … Race or Rout?

State Sen. Ed Murray (D-43, Capitol Hill) leads incumbent Mayor Mike McGinn 52-30 in a KING 5/Survey USA mayor’s race poll released this morning.[...]

September 16th, 2013 - 8:23 am § in The Ave Scene

Is Mulally the new Microsoft CEO?

    From AUTOCAR http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/early-departure-rumoured-ford-ceo-alan-mulally   Ford CEO Alan Mulally may step down earlier than expected, according to reports from Reuters this morning. Mulally was originally expected to remain as Ford Chief Executive unt[...]

September 16th, 2013 - 4:12 am § in The Ave Scene

Balmer’s Blunders, ctd

Now that Microsoft has bought out  Nokia, Balmer’s company is  trying to convince the world that the Windows Phones will win by somehow doing better marketing. The critics doubt this. Chris Silva, an analyst with the Altimeter Group, argues that “The app ecosystem is the least likely to be[...]

September 16th, 2013 - 12:15 am § in Hypocrisy, Religion

A Message from Einstein For My Brother:

 Are you a Jew? Hugh, You wrote a pretty nasty email about Jewish atheists.  You were especially mean spirited by attacking my role  when Havi and Hillel, my own children, were first called to  read the Jewish law, the Torah,.  Your daughter will, as I understand, do the same thing next month.[...]