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"After years of prioritizing college readiness, governments are finally doing more to recognize the value of Career and Technical Education."
education  career  preparation 
september 2019
"Discrete Data Analysis with R: Visualization and Modeling Techniques for Categorical and Count Data presents an applied treatment of modern methods for the analysis of categorical data, both discrete response data and frequency data. It explains how to use graphical methods for exploring data, spotting unusual features, visualizing fitted models, and presenting results."
book  r  statistics  discrete  data-science 
september 2019
Black Cat Systems - Macintosh Software
"Black Cat Systems offers a variety of software programs and products, representing the diverse talents and interests of its developers. Most of our programs are available for both Windows and the Macintosh. Our products are listed below by category, click on any item to be taken to the product page for more detailed information. All of our software programs are available for download to try out before you buy. "
hamradio  amateur  radio 
september 2019
Gqrx SDR – Open source software defined radio by Alexandru Csete OZ9AEC
"Gqrx is an open source software defined radio receiver (SDR) powered by the GNU Radio and the Qt graphical toolkit."
hamradio  radio  amateur 
august 2019
The Sacrificial Rites of Capitalism We Don’t Talk About | naked capitalism
" Supritha Rajan, an English professor at the University of Rochester, sees the dominant story of capitalism working in this way. Part of a wave of humanities scholars taking a closer look at the meaning and history of capitalism, her book, A Tale of Two Capitalisms, reveals how the fields of anthropology and economics, along with the literary form of the novel, which developed together in the late 18th and 19thcenturies, cross-pollinated each other and worked in tandem to investigate and offer new theories about human nature and culture. Together, they helped create a new story for the citizens of an emerging world."
book  review  capitalism  history  ritual  spirituality 
august 2019
White and Native Protests: A Study in Inequality - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Our History Is the Future Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance By Nick Estes Published 03.05.2019 Verso 320 Pages Shadowlands Fear and Freedom at the Oregon Standoff By Anthony McCann Published 07.02.2019 Bloomsbury Publishing 448 Pages"
books  review  protests  america 
august 2019
National Association of Scholars
"The National Association of Scholars upholds the standards of a liberal arts education that fosters intellectual freedom, searches for the truth, and promotes virtuous citizenship. "
professional-association  academic  political-correctness 
august 2019
Radiation Nation | Columbia University Press
"On March 28, 1979, the worst nuclear reactor accident in U.S. history occurred at the Three Mile Island power plant in Central Pennsylvania. Radiation Nation tells the story of what happened that day and in the months and years that followed, as local residents tried to make sense of the emergency. The near-meltdown occurred at a pivotal moment when the New Deal coalition was unraveling, trust in government was eroding, conservatives were consolidating their power, and the political left was becoming marginalized. Using the accident to explore this turning point, Natasha Zaretsky provides a fresh interpretation of the era by disclosing how atomic and ecological imaginaries shaped the conservative ascendancy. Drawing on the testimony of the men and women who lived in the shadow of the reactor, Radiation Nation shows that the region's citizens, especially its mothers, grew convinced that they had sustained radiological injuries that threatened their reproductive futures. Taking inspiration from the antiwar, environmental, and feminist movements, women at Three Mile Island crafted a homegrown ecological politics that wove together concerns over radiological threats to the body, the struggle over abortion and reproductive rights, and eroding trust in authority. This politics was shaped above all by what Zaretsky calls "biotic nationalism," a new body-centered nationalism that imagined the nation as a living, mortal being and portrayed sickened Americans as evidence of betrayal. The first cultural history of the accident, Radiation Nation reveals the surprising ecological dimensions of post-Vietnam conservatism while showing how growing anxieties surrounding bodily illness infused the political realignment of the 1970s in ways that blurred any easy distinction between left and right."
book  publisher  nuclear  energy  disaster  culture  1970s  history 
august 2019
Whose Apollo Are We Talking About? - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Apollo’s Legacy Perspectives on the Moon Landings By Roger D. Launius Published 05.14.2019 Smithsonian Books 264 Pages Apollo to the Moon A History in 50 Objects By Teasel E. Muir-Harmony Published 10.30.2018 National Geographic 304 Pages"
books  review  space  history  1960s  moon  apollo-program 
august 2019
Thoughts on “We’re Still Here” | Confessions of a Community College Dean
"Jennifer Silva’s new book, “We’re Still Here,” is one of the more disturbing books I’ve ever read, and I mean that as a compliment."
book  review  poverty  rural 
august 2019
Tales of Science and Fiction | The Russell Kirk Center
"Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction by Alec Nevala-Lee. Dey Street Books, 2018. Hardcover, 532 pages, $29."
book  review  sf  genre  history 
august 2019
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