… How do you even? I had to watch this 9 times to even begin to understand this.
I’ve always wanted to be “Weird Al” Yankovic, so it’s especially nice to learn that he’s a little like me. Thanks to Caroline for the heads up.
Campaign Aims to Get Girls into Computer Sciences
Diana Navarro loves to code, and she’s not afraid to admit it. But the 18-year-old Rutgers Univ. computer science major knows she’s an anomaly. Writing software to run computer programs in 2014 is — more than ever — a man’s world.”We live in a culture where we’re dissuaded to do things that are technical,” Navarro said. “Younger girls see men, not women, doing all the techie stuff, programming and computer science.”
Less than one percent of high school girls think of computer science as part of their future, even though it’s one of the fastest-growing fields in the U.S. today with a projected 4.2 million jobs by 2020, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. This week Google, with a driverless car and Web-surfing eyeglasses under its belt, has given The Associated Press an early look at how it’s trying to change the gender disparity in its own workforce, and in the pipeline of potential workers, by launching a campaign today called “Made with Code.”
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/06/campaign-aims-get-girls-computer-sciences
Boy, it would be cool if they had some celebrity spokespeople who actually know how to code.
Something very unfortunate has happened! The beautiful new scooter that I’ve had not even a full two months was lifted out of the parking lot, the one right outside our bedroom window. I am bewildered. I am distraught. It is my only mode of transportation and I need it back.
It is a 2014 Genuine Scooters Buddy 50 in Tangerine, or Orange if that’s easier. It’s a 50cc, it has 325-375 miles on it last I checked, and it was taken somewhere between the night of Sunday May 25 and evening of Tuesday May 27. It was taken from the apartments by the Greensboro Arboretum, Lindley Park area in Greensboro NC. It shouldn’t have any scratches or dents on it, but it might still have a round sticker on the right rear of it that says Combustion Cycles.
I love this scooter. But also, I need this scooter; I am completely broke and just started a job. Please, especially if you’re in the Greensboro area or have a lot of friends/followers who live in North Carolina, reblog/share and please please please keep an eye out for it. Thank you!
DAYWALKERS PLEASE HELP. there’s also a facebook link if that suits you better, or if you want to be extra helpful by sharing there too. I NEED EYEBALLS AND EARBALLS. PLEASE BE MY LITTLE BIRDS.
On the hill the stuff was laced with kerosene
But yours was kitchen clean
Everyone stopped to stare at your technicolor motorhome
10th Anniversary of Baltimore’s First Flash Mob
On this week in 2003, Baltimore experienced one of the first—if not THE first—of its flash mobs. It was held during the 10th anniversary of Otakon at Baltimore’s Convention Center, had a Strongbad theme, and was organized by a then 15-year-old daughter who shall remain nameless because I didn’t check with her before posting this.
Source: The Atlantic