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Daily Archives: April 16, 2023

How to Keep Track of Your Reading List With Google Sheets

MakeUseOf: “…The main purpose of your reading list is to give you a quick overview of everything. It helps you identify what you need to read and easily find the information again later when it’s time to study or write about it. That means you’ll need to include some key information for each piece. To begin, add the following column titles across the top of your spreadsheet:

  • Topic or Class—the subject or your class code.
  • Title—the piece’s name.
  • Author—the person who wrote it.
  • Format—the media type.
  • Status—to show your progress.
  • Link / Location—a link to the piece or where to find it.
  • Summary—a short description.
  • Notes—a Google Docs link to your notes—there are many ways to find and share these…”

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, April 15, 2023

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, April 15, 2023 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading

The Unbearable White Maleness of AI

Dame Magazine: “We have entered the era of the cute “AI” stunt, and its implications are more immediately disconcerting than the looming specter of a robot apocalypse (and certainly more amusing). The gag goes something like this: A journalist, tasked with covering “artificial intelligence,” asks a computer program to do something for them, such as… Continue Reading

Who owns history? How remarkable historical footage is hidden and monetised

Aeon Video: “High-quality video is an invaluable way of transporting viewers to the past and helping to put the world in context. From the late 19th century to today, cameras have been there to capture some of history’s most important moments, from pivotal battles, to civil rights marches, and even moonwalks. However, as A History… Continue Reading

America needs clean electricity. These states show how to do it.

Washington Post: “If humans escape climate scientists’ gloomiest projections, if we buy ourselves time to adapt to higher seas and fiercer heat waves, we will likely use more electricity than we do now, and we will make it without emitting greenhouse gases. Today, the United States is running a natural experiment in electricity generation, with… Continue Reading

Financial Disclosure and the Supreme Court

CRS Legal Sidebar: April 14, 2023: ” The Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (EIGA) established financial disclosure reporting requirements for many high-level government officials and employees, including the Chief Justice of the United States and the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court. Supreme Court Justices must file publicly available financial disclosure statements that report… Continue Reading

Choosing Backgrounds for Success: The Role of Videoconference Backgrounds in Self-Presentation

Journal of the Association for Consumer Research Volume 8, Number 2, April 2023 [no fee]  – “Videoconferencing offers firms and employees novel options for self-presentation in the form of onscreen backgrounds. We explore how customer service employees can use videoconference backgrounds to manage customers’ impressions of them and their firm. Four experiments, including a Facebook… Continue Reading

Mastering ChatGPT: How to Craft Effective Prompts (Full Guide) “Welcome to the fascinating world of artificial intelligence and natural language processing. As you might already know, ChatGPT, powered by OpenAI’s GPT-3 and GPT-4 architectures, has become one of the most versatile and powerful AI language models. It can generate human-like text responses, answer questions, create content, and even engage in conversation. However, to… Continue Reading