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Daily Archives: February 12, 2018

Leonardo da Vinci Hid Invisible Drawings in His Sketches

ArtNetNews: Now High-Tech Scanners Have Brought Them to Light “Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing,” which will appear across the UK in 2019, has some surprises. “To mark the 500th anniversary of the Leonardo da Vinci‘s death, a collection of his drawings are going on a UK tour next year. But if you think that “Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing,” as the show is called, is just a Renaissance man greatest hits tour, think again. There will be surprises. Some 144 extraordinary illustrated works will be displayed in 12 simultaneous exhibitions at various cities across Britain. These exhibitions will open in tandem in February 2019, before being brought together to be exhibited that May at the the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace. All in all, there will be a total of 200 sheets on display there, making it the largest exhibition of the artist’s work in over 65 years. The revelations in the show come thanks to modern technology. Infrared light is used to show hidden drawings and alternative versions of Leonado’s sketches.”

Women in Congress 1917-2018: Service Dates and Committee Assignments by Member, and Lists by State and Congress

CRS Report via FAS – Women in Congress 1917-2018: Service Dates and Committee Assignments by Member, and Lists by State and Congress. February 6, 2018. “In total, 327 women have been elected or appointed to Congress, 212 Democrats and 115 Republicans. These figures include six non-voting Delegates, one each from Guam, Hawaii, the District of… Continue Reading

Dow Jones – 100 Year Historical Chart

Macrotrends: “Interactive chart of the Dow Jones Industrial Average stock market index for the last 100 years. Historical data is inflation-adjusted using the headline CPI and each data point represents the month-end closing value. The current month is updated on an hourly basis with today’s latest value. The current price of the Dow Jones Industrial… Continue Reading

Crowdsourcing Judgments of News Source Quality

Pennycook, Gordon and Rand, David G., Crowdsourcing Judgments of News Source Quality (February 7, 2018). Available at SSRN “The spread of misinformation and disinformation, especially on social media, is a major societal challenge. Here, we assess whether crowdsourced ratings of trust in news sources can effectively differentiate between more and less reliable sources. To do… Continue Reading

FCW – White House looks to cut workforce, civilian-side funding

Federal computer Week: “…In its proposal, the White House terms the current civil service system “a relic of an earlier era,” and calls the laws and regulations surrounding hiring, pay, performance management and retirement “complex and outdated.” One of the proposed reforms to the civil service includes a pay freeze for civilian employees in 2019;… Continue Reading

Report – The Alt-Right is Killing People

In this article – “The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) counted over 100 people killed or injured by alleged perpetrators influenced by the so-called “alt-right” — a movement that continues to access the mainstream and reach young recruits,” by Keegan Hankes and Alex Amend. The Killings Started in California 2017: A Year of Alt-Right Violence… Continue Reading

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He’s Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

BuzzFeedNews- What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?” technologist Aviv Ovadya warns: “For Ovadya — now the chief technologist for the University of Michigan’s Center for Social Media Responsibility and a Knight News innovation fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism… Continue Reading

President’s Budget FY19 and associated documents

Addendum to the President’s FY19 Budget to Account for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 An American Budget – President’s Budget FY 2019 Major Savings and Reforms Mid-Session Review FY 2018 Analytical Perspectives Appendix Historical Tables Supplemental Materials Fact Sheets Supplementals, Amendments, and Releases Past President’s Budgets See also Politico – “The White House released… Continue Reading