anyone wanna switch degrees? anyone?

anyone wanna switch degrees? anyone?

If poverty is about time and mental bandwidth as well as money, how does this change how we combat its effects? “When we think about programs for the poor, we don’t ever think, hey, let’s give them programs that don’t use a lot of bandwidth,” says Mr. Mullainathan. Instead, we fault people for failing to sign up for programs that are ostensibly available, even though we don’t factor in the time and cognitive capacity they need to get past even the first step.

“If I give people a very complicated form, it’s a big demand on cognitive capacity,” Mr. Shafir says. “Take something like the Fafsa” — the Free Application for Federal Student Aid — “Why is pickup for the low-income families less than 30 percent? People are already overwhelmed, and you go and give them an incredibly complicated form.”

To him, the obvious conclusion is to radically change our thinking. “Just like you wouldn’t charge them $1,000 to fill out a form, you shouldn’t charge them $1,000 in cognitive complexity,” he says. One study found that if you offer help with filling out the Fafsa form, pickup goes up significantly.

- No Money, No Time - Maria Konnikova, NYTimes Opinionator 

nice buzzer beater by former blazer nolan smith…

…but watch the defending team…2 of the guys roll back onto their back like potato bugs/roly polys.

Can THAT become a thing in the NBA…PLEASE!?

new-aesthetic:

Renault Kwid concept - A new vision tailored for new market needs (by Renault), via Tom A.

Goodbye, Net Neutrality; Hello, Net Discrimination

newyorker:

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Tim Wu on a new rule that violates Obama’s promise of net neutrality: http://nyr.kr/1jU2AQ2

“It threatens to make the Internet just like everything else in American society: unequal in a way that deeply threatens our long-term prosperity.”

Above: Obama at Coe College, in 2007. Photograph by David Lienemann/AP.

great.

What would/does Paul Virilio say about this?

Giant Poster shows Drone Pilots who they’re bombing

also, this kinda sounds like this could be a Tom’s shoes story: Happy kids one day, dangerous people taking the property when the foreigners leave. Not saying that’s happening, but it could. 

What would/does Paul Virilio say about this?

Giant Poster shows Drone Pilots who they’re bombing

also, this kinda sounds like this could be a Tom’s shoes story: Happy kids one day, dangerous people taking the property when the foreigners leave. Not saying that’s happening, but it could. 

dusdin:

Today I’m starting a new series of inexpensive monthly print sales.  
Every month I will be offering new limited editions of signed and numbered archival pigment prints.
One of these prints will be made from whichever image posted to tumblr the previous month is most popular, based on the number of notes it receives.  The others will be taken from my archive. 
For the month of April 2014, I have:
A portrait of Sharon Van Etten, 2014.
A black and white figure, 2011.
Praktika in Moscow, 2008.
I’ll only be able to make these prints at such a low price if I receive at least 10 orders per image, so please, reblog and encourage your friends to come and check out my print sale!

dusdin:

Today I’m starting a new series of inexpensive monthly print sales.  

Every month I will be offering new limited editions of signed and numbered archival pigment prints.

One of these prints will be made from whichever image posted to tumblr the previous month is most popular, based on the number of notes it receives.  The others will be taken from my archive. 

For the month of April 2014, I have:

I’ll only be able to make these prints at such a low price if I receive at least 10 orders per image, so please, reblog and encourage your friends to come and check out my print sale!

dusdin:

HEY EVERYONE, I’m relaunching my website today with a lot more content, including a print sale that I’ll be announcing in a couple hours.
Go have a look!

dusdin:

HEY EVERYONE, I’m relaunching my website today with a lot more content, including a print sale that I’ll be announcing in a couple hours.

Go have a look!

"Jaden Smith: Words of Wisdom"