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Jevons paradox
In economics, the Jevons paradox (/ˈdʒɛvənz/; sometimes Jevons effect) occurs when technological progress or government policy increases the efficiency with which a resource is used (reducing the amount necessary for any one use), but the rate of consumption of that resource rises due to increasing demand.[1] The Jevons paradox is perhaps the most widely known paradox in environmental economics.[2] However, governments and environmentalists generally assume that efficiency gains will lower resource consumption, ignoring the possibility of the paradox arising.[3]
economics  Jevons_paradox  paradoxes  Wikipedia 
march 2019 by jerryking
An American Dilemma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy is a 1944 study of race relations authored by Swedish Nobel-laureate economist Gunnar Myrdal and funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York. The foundation chose Myrdal because it thought that as a non-American, he could offer a more unbiased opinion. Myrdal's volume, at nearly 1,500 pages, painstakingly detailed what he saw as obstacles to full participation in American society that American Negroes faced as of the 1940s. Ralph Bunche served as Gunnar Myrdal's main researcher and writer at the start of the project in the Fall of 1938
wikipedia  African-Americans  economists  dilemmas  race_relations  '40s  Swedish  books 
july 2016 by jerryking
CBC Radio Overnight - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jeff Goodes (@Jeff_Goodes)

The program premiered on May 1, 1995, with its programs sourced from the new World Radio Network. Broadcasters whose programming aired on Overnight included Radio Netherlands, Radio Sweden, Radio Australia, Radio Prague, BBC World Service, Deutsche Welle, Polish Radio External Service, Radio Romania International, and KBS World Radio.

On October 27, 2009, CBC changed the program's schedule, with all programming on weeknights coming from the BBC World Service and Radio Canada International; with the dissolution of Radio Canada International in 2012, The Link was replaced with Public Radio International's The World and a repeat airing of the previous day's edition of CBC Radio's morning show The Current; beginning in 2013, the program added content from Monocle 24. The remainder of the evening is filled with programs from Australia's ABC Radio National and the BBC World Service; some programming from RTÉ Radio 1 and Deutsche Welle also airs on weekends.
CBC_Radio  wikipedia  overnight 
may 2016 by jerryking
Software development kit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A software development kit (SDK or "devkit") is typically a set of software development tools that allows the creation of applications for a certain software package, software framework, hardware platform, computer system, video game console, operating system, or similar development platform. To create applications you have to download this software development kit. For example, if you want to create an Android app you require an SDK with java programming, for iOS apps you require an iOS SDK with swift language, and to develop MS Windows apps you require the .net language. There are also SDKs that are installed in apps to provide analytics and data about activity. Prominent examples include Google and Facebook.
Wikipedia  definitions  software  tools  software_development  proprietary 
october 2015 by jerryking
Privy Council Office (Canada)
The Privy Council Office's role is different from that of the Prime Minister's Office, which is a personal and partisan office. It is understood that the Prime Minister should not receive advice from only one institutionalized source. To that end, the PCO serves as the policy-oriented but politically-sensitive advisory unit to the Prime Minister, while the PMO is politically-oriented but policy-sensitive.
wikipedia  Canada  Canadian  GoC  government  PCO  PMO 
may 2014 by jerryking
Google Takes Aim at Wikipedia - WSJ.com
December 15, 2007 | WSJ | by SCOTT MORRISON.
Google  Wikipedia 
july 2012 by jerryking
Chili con carne
Vegetarian chili
Pot of chili sin carne.

Vegetarian chili (also known as chili sin carne, chili without meat, chili non carne, and chili sans carne) acquired wide popularity in the U.S. during the 1960s and 1970s with the rise of vegetarianism. It is also popular with those on a diet restricting the use of red meat. To make the chili vegetarian, the cook leaves out the meat or replaces it with a meat analogue, such as textured vegetable protein or tofu, or a starchy vegetable, such as potatoes. These chilis nearly always include beans. Variants may contain corn, squash, mushrooms, or beets. Corn, squash, and beans are known as the "Three Sisters" of Native American agriculture. They were cultivated together, and complement each other as foods.
chilis  recipes  meat  vegetarian  wikipedia 
march 2012 by jerryking
Web development - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Since the mid-1990s, web development has been one of the fastest growing industries in the world. In 1995 there were fewer than 1,000 web development companies in the United States, but by 2005 there were over 30,000 such companies in the U.S. alone.[1][dubious – discuss] The growth of this industry is being pushed by large businesses wishing to sell products and services to their customers and to automate business workflow.
wikipedia  webdesign 
december 2011 by jerryking
Mountains of the Moon (Africa) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In a book by Willard Price called "Elephant Adventure", the
story takes place in the Mountains of the Moon, where the wildlife
including the elephants, the trees and other vegetation is supposed to be of sizes at least one third larger than in the rest of Africa. Price cites a March 1962 article in National Geographic Magazine as the basis for his information.
wikipedia  novels  reminiscing  nostalgia  Uganda 
october 2010 by jerryking
Thomas Aikenhead - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thomas Aikenhead (baptised 28 March 1676 – 8 January 1697) was a
Scottish student from Edinburgh, who was prosecuted and executed on a
charge of blasphemy.
wikipedia  students  Scotland  Scottish  blasphemy 
september 2010 by jerryking
Five Stairsteps
The Five Stairsteps, known as "The First Family of Soul", were
an American Chicago soul group made up of five of Betty and Clarence
Burke Sr.'s six children: Alohe Jean, Clarence Jr., James, Dennis, and
Kenneth "Keni", and briefly, Cubie. They are best known for the 1970
song "O-o-h Child", listed #392 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of
All Time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmDakhg45rk
wikipedia  music  music_industry  soul 
march 2010 by jerryking
L. Gordon Crovitz Says Wikipedia Is Becoming the Best Encyclopedia - WSJ.com
* APRIL 6, 2009

Wikipedia's Old-Fashioned Revolution
The online encyclopedia is fast becoming the best.

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By L. GORDON CROVITZ
L._Gordon_Crovtiz  wikipedia  Web_2.0  open_source 
april 2009 by jerryking

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