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Learn Spanish, Teach English, in Argentina!

September 13th, 2007 · 2 Comments

GIC Argentina’s program where you can learn Spanish in Argentina sure looks tempting. The deal is – you spend some time in Argentina, either teaching English, or participating in an outreach program, in one of the many volunteer programs in Argentina.

So you volunteer in Argentina, and in exchange, you can learn Spanish, in situ. The [...]

Tags: education · language · living · routine-order · travel

Step-by-Step Guide to Parallel Parking

August 21st, 2007 · 1 Comment

I know how to parallel park, but to teach that to someone is where I have failed consistently. So how do you break down what happens when you parallel park in a endlessly repeatable fashion? The fearless driver attempts it, and succeeds:

The five steps are all you need to follow. The guide also tells you [...]

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How Would an Online Nursing Degree Work?

May 9th, 2007 · No Comments

I am curious how this online nursing degree program would work. If you read the article in detail, you get the idea that you can even get an MBA for nursing. The reason I am a little puzzled is that I can’t think of how such a person-oriented, physical skill-centric job can be taught using [...]

Tags: business · education · esoteria · routine-order

Bachelors in Gaming (sort of) at Collins College

April 25th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Collins College offers a Bachelors in Video Game Design. They give some sample courses in the program including Internet Programming for Games, Creative Game Design & Storytelling and – hold on – Creative Level Design! I take it that stands for designing the levels you pass through in a game. So what’s there to learn [...]

Tags: education · esoteria · routine-order · technology

Distributed Proofreaders Completes 10,000th Book

March 30th, 2007 · No Comments

O’Reilly Radar > Distributed Proofreaders Completes 10,000th Book

Today Distributed Proofreaders (DP) posted a package of texts that takes us over 10,000 completed titles. I’m very proud of our community of volunteers who have accomplished this beautiful number. The 10K package (listed below) showcases the wide range of our volunteers’ interests and talents. For those of [...]

Tags: books · education · routine-order

Girls of Engineering – Sexy & Smart or Just Plain Stupid?

March 4th, 2007 · No Comments

The girls of engineering calendar was produced with current and past engineering students from the University of Illinois posing in ridiculous poses – none of which are really nude, but all of which are supposed to be sexy.

You can buy the calendar for only $12.95 – I am wondering who’d want to. You can also [...]

Tags: art · education · routine-order · technology

Wikipedia for Dunces – Simple WikiPedia

February 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

I came across simple.wikipedia.org. Just like en.wikipedia.org and de.wikipedia.org, the “simple” wikipedia aims to explain things in a “simple” language. But saying you want to explain something using simple English doesn’t create a new language called “simple”, folks!

Also, maybe due to it’s immaturity, you can now find gems like, “Electricity is the flow of positive [...]

Tags: education · language · routine-order · technology

Fran Allen is the first woman to win the Turing Award

February 21st, 2007 · No Comments

Fran Allen wins the Turing award, becoming the first ever woman to win the prestigious ACM award worth $100,000. Frances Allen, (not to be confused with the first woman of New England birth to become a nun ) was a computer scientist at IBM, an IBM Fellow, who worked on compilers, program optimization [...]

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How to survive on $12,000 a year – Lifehacker

February 7th, 2007 · No Comments

Via Lifehacker I learnt of this great article that details how one can live on an income of $12000 a year.

Further, Lifehacker says:
Granted, the $12,000 living income is wholly unrealistic for some cities (she’s only paying $525/month in rent), but the idea remains worthwhile…
Dear Lifehacker, living on $12000 a year has another name – “graduate [...]

Tags: education · living

How to write an awesome scientific paper

February 6th, 2007 · No Comments

How to write an awesome scientific paper | COSMOS magazine
Turning even the most dreary scientific paper into a riveting read is not as hard as it may seem…

Tags: education · language · science · technology