Monthly Archives: February 2016

A bigger issue than we think!


What most people have missed in the FBI argument is that Apple provided them with a series of things they could do to get at the data. They seam to wish that the courts or congress require companies like Apple, to create a back door on demand. The idea of an open door into the tech in my home is a bit scary. Imagine The government being able to activate the video or mic on your xbox kinect for surveillance. Even scarier is the hacker that can find it’s way into these created back door. Think of the foreign protester, whose government claim they are a terrorist and what this precedent would mean to them.

The FBI already has the back up of this device unto 6 weeks ago, seams like a play for power by the FBI more than a need for actual information.

10 ways to have a better conversation

When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations — and that most of us don’t converse very well. Celeste Headlee has worked as a radio host for decades, and she knows the ingredients of a great conversation: Honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening. In this insightful talk, she shares 10 useful rules for having better conversations. “Go out, talk to people, listen to people,” she says. “And, most importantly, be prepared to be amazed.”

Judson Brewer: A simple way to break a bad habit

Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction — from smoking to overeating to all those other things we do even though we know they’re bad for us. Learn more about the mechanism of habit development and discover a simple but profound tactic that might help you beat your next urge to smoke, snack or check a text while driving.

Loop Labs : The Music Studio

Looplabs is a free, collaborative cloud based music studio that lets anyone, regardless of technical skills or ability, easily make music. Online. Together

Linda Liukas: A delightful way to teach kids about computers

Computer code is the next universal language, and its syntax will be limited only by the imaginations of the next generation of programmers. Linda Liukas is helping to educate problem-solving kids, encouraging them to see computers not as mechanical, boring and complicated but as colorful, expressive machines meant to be tinkered with. In this talk, she invites us to imagine a world where the Ada Lovelaces of tomorrow grow up to be optimistic and brave about technology and use it to create a new world that is wonderful, whimsical and a tiny bit weird.