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Modesitt on the Fallacy of Undergrad as Vocational Programming

I am guilty of advocating more women pursue STEM degrees, but I’m also one hundred percent behind my daughter’s choice of career in vocal performance. At one point in her life, she was perfectly happy to pursue a STEM related … Continue reading

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How Chess Has Changed Over The Last 150 Years

http://io9.com/how-chess-has-changed-over-the-last-150-years-1707692642 Chess is one of those games I know how to play but have no desire to play. As noted in this article, the rise of the machine has made human play almost an afterthought. I like computers but I … Continue reading

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NPR: Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

 But every time you write on a computer, play a music file or add up a number with your phone’s calculator, you are using tools that might not exist without the work of these women. — Laura Sydell, The Forgotten … Continue reading

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Article: Why women leave tech: It’s the culture, not because ‘math is hard’

Why women leave tech: It’s the culture, not because ‘math is hard’ http://fortune.com/2014/10/02/women-leave-tech-culture/ Another article that my experience in tech proves out.  Apparently, I am too stubborn to quit though. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please … Continue reading

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Article: Big solar storm heading toward Earth

Big solar storm heading toward Earth http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/11/tech/innovation/solar-storm/ Should be here Saturday.  Keep a flashlight handy.

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What’s Your Major? 4 Decades Of College Degrees, In 1 Graph : Planet Money : NPR

http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/05/09/310114739/whats-your-major-four-decades-of-college-degrees-in-1-graph?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20140509 Sad to see that STEM degrees haven’t gained much ground.  I’m rather disappointed in the Math stats (pun intended). Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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A Look Back At How The Content Industry Almost Killed Blockbuster And Netflix (And The VCR) | TechCrunch

http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/27/how-the-content-industry-almost-killed-blockbuster-and-netflix/ I have fond memories of Beta VCRs Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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