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Thursday, August 29, 2013

US to strike Syria with missiles

The US must strike Syria with missiles, and right away because…well, because of a number of reasons.  First, because the lobbyists of the military-industrial complex are pushing the US administration to do so.  Second, because there have been new improvements in the missile technology and they need to be tested. Third, because we want people to remain employed at Raytheon Missile Systems, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and other defense contractors; and important people holding stocks of these companies to make money when their share prices go up.

Bashar Al-Assad photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

New Learning Dashboard launched at the Khan Academy

If you think the Khan Academy (khanacademy.org) is just a repository of educational videos, think again.  Khan Academy is quickly becoming a complete educational institute: one that would evaluate your present skills, recommend areas you should be working on and videos you should watch, and then, after you watch the recommended videos, present you with exercises to test your newly acquired knowledge. It is self-paced learning at its best.  Today’s special from the Khan Academy is the new learning dashboard.  After your skills are evaluated through a set of questions at the Khan Academy web site, you are presented with a complete ‘knowledge-map’ with squares representing knowledge-areas—blue ones indicating your familiarity with the subject matter and grey ones showing content you should learn.  This new learning dashboard, along with the evaluation test, is definitely a testimony of excellent programming skills of web-developers employed at the Khan Academy.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Cyril E. King airport, St Thomas (USVI)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

And this? Approaching St Thomas (USVI)

Monday, August 05, 2013

Which island is this? Flying from San Juan to St Thomas (USVI)

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Puerto Rico’s island of Culebra; flying from San Juan to St Thomas (USVI)