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10 reasons Ph.D. students fail - 64 views

    "10 easy ways to fail a Ph.D. The attrition rate in Ph.D. school is high. Anywhere from a third to half will fail. In fact, there's a disturbing consistency to grad school failure. I'm supervising a lot of new grad students this semester, so for their sake, I'm cataloging the common reasons for failure. Read on for the top ten reasons students fail out of Ph.D. school."

apt-get update fails- Ubuntu Forums - 0 views

    • kmccormackeba
      Run this in a terminal, then run "sudo apt-get update" Repeat if you still get an error
Ed Webb

Enemy Lurks in Briefings on Afghan War - PowerPoint - - 51 views

  • “PowerPoint makes us stupid,”
  • behind all the PowerPoint jokes are serious concerns that the program stifles discussion, critical thinking and thoughtful decision-making
  • deeply embedded in a military culture that has come to rely on PowerPoint’s hierarchical ordering of a confused world
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  • Commanders say that the slides impart less information than a five-page paper can hold, and that they relieve the briefer of the need to polish writing to convey an analytic, persuasive point.
  • Senior officers say the program does come in handy when the goal is not imparting information, as in briefings for reporters. The news media sessions often last 25 minutes, with 5 minutes left at the end for questions from anyone still awake. Those types of PowerPoint presentations, Dr. Hammes said, are known as “hypnotizing chickens.”
Ed Webb

Even Digg can't make framing acceptable | News | TechRadar UK - 13 views

    hootsuite is the one that I encounter most frequently (via Twitter) and I dislike it greatly, not least because it messes up my ability to diigo a page as I wish
Paul Welsh

Op-Ed Columnist - Swimming Without a Suit - - 0 views

    Points to economic failings as rooted in education with unsubstantiated figures
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