I know a some people who graduated from Tulsa. I developed a fondness for that U over time. This is a sad story about its demise. The closing of universities has long been predicted. Unfortunately, the predictions are coming true.
A Harvard Business School professor recently predicted that up to half of all American colleges and universities will go bankrupt in the next ten to 15 years. While this may be a worst-case scenario, universities have for years been offering an increasingly inferior product at unsustainably high prices to an ever-more skeptical group of prospective students.
I do not like powerpoint. I mostly avoid it in my classes for sound pedagogical reasons. It is useful for displaying images that supplement my lectures. This article discusses many of the issues I have with powerpoint and tells an interesting story, even if the title of the article is hyperbolic click-bait.
This is a useful—and, unfortunately, an increasingly necessary—skill. Read more.
You cannot download free software from the app store onto your laptop with out a credit card on file. The status of my CC changed. The app store refused to let me download free software until I corrected the data for my CC. Apple does not want me to be a friend. I don’t even feel like a customer. My grocer makes me feel good about going to their store. Even the minimum-wage employees are friendly. But in nearly everything dealing with Apple, I feel like a bank account because to Apple I am only a source of revenue.
This should give people pause. But don’t count on it.
“Researchers have devised a simple attack that might cause a Tesla to automatically steer into oncoming traffic under certain conditions. The proof-of-concept exploit works not by hacking into the car’s onboard computing system. Instead, it works by using small, inconspicuous stickers that trick the Enhanced Autopilot of a Model S 75 into detecting and then following a change in the current lane.”