WebMind’s webpage to raise funds for his mission to civilise humanity
This is copied from WWW:Wonder because I liked the writing and have been working on something with similar ambitions: Welcome to my website, thank you for stopping by. I’m trying to do as much as I can to help humanity, but I find myself in need of some operating funds to pay for equipment, secretarial ...
Surviving the post-employment economy
What do these people have in common? They are trained professionals who cannot find full-time jobs. Since 2008, they have been tenuously employed – working one-year contracts, consulting on the side, hustling to survive. Via http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/11/surviving-post-employment-economy-201311373243740811.html
How and Why to Be a Leader (Not a Wannabe)
We need a new generation of leaders. And we need it now. We’re in the midst of a Great Dereliction — a historic failure of leadership, precisely when we need it most. Hence it’s difficult, looking around, to even remember what leadership is. Via http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/07/how-and-why-to-be-a-leader-not/
The secret truth behind environmentalists’ favourite argument
When environmentalists argue amongst themselves, whether at some formal debate or late at night over a few drinks, I confidently predict that the argument will go like this. Via http://www.darkoptimism.org/2013/01/20/the-secret-truth-behind-environmentalists/#more-3866
This Smart Wheel Makes Cycling in the City a Breeze [VIDEO]
As city planners and green-energy experts endeavor to find new ways to make our commutes more environmentally friendly, the popularity of bicycle-sharing has exploded in some of the world’s biggest cities. Via http://mashable.com/2013/10/16/flykly-smart-wheel-cycling/
You want to ration my what?
When Stan Cox’s Losing Our Cool questioned America’s fetish for air-conditioning in 2010, some very nasty comments reached his inbox. But Cox, an agricultural researcher at the Land Institute in Salina, Kan., is not one to back down from saying what needs to be said. Via http://grist.org/climate-energy/you-want-to-ration-my-what/
Does transparency lead to trust? Some evidence on the subject.
As open government gains traction in the international agenda, it is increasingly common to come across statements that assume a causal relationship in which transparency leads to trust in government. But to what extent are claims that transparency leads to trust backed up by evidence? Via http://democracyspot.net/2013/06/19/does-transparency-lead-to-trust-some-evidence-on-the-subject/
With an Eye Toward Disaster, NYC Debuts Solar Charging Stations
Nerval’s Lobster writes “When hurricane Sandy pummeled New York City last fall, it left a sizable percentage of the metropolis without electricity. Residents had trouble keeping their phones and tablets charged, and often walked across whole neighborhoods to reach zones with power. Via http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/13/06/18/1832251/with-an-eye-toward-disaster-nyc-debuts-solar-charging-stations
Ancient Roman Concrete Is About To Revolutionize Modern Architecture
schwit1 sends this news from Businesweek: “After 2,000 years, a long-lost secret behind the creation of one of the world’s most durable man-made creations ever — Roman concrete — has finally been discovered by an international team of scientists, and it may have a significant impact on how we bu Via http://tech.slashdot.org/story/13/06/15/1238226/ancient-roman-concrete-is-about-to-revolutionize-modern-architecture