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Hasnain says:

I think every one needs to read this. It's from 1993, but still quite relevant to (undergrad) education in most countries.

Posted on 2013-06-27T12:46:19+0000

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A Daddy's Letter to His Little Girl (About Her Future Husband)

Dear Cutie-Pie, Recently, your mother and I were searching for an answer on Google. Halfway through entering the question, Google returned a list of the most popular searches in the world. Perched ...

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The other mile-high club

WHEN Elisha Otis stood on a platform at the 1854 World Fair in New York and ordered an axeman to cut the rope used to hoist him aloft, he changed cityscapes for...

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Kim Jong-il's Sushi Chef Kenji Fujimoto: Newsmakers: GQ

The sushi chef was leaving his apartment when he noticed the stranger outside. He could tell by the man's suit—black and badly made—that he was North Korean. Right away, the chef was nervous. Even in his midsixties, the chef is a formidable man: He has thick shoulders, a broad chest; the rings on hi...

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Colonoscopies Explain Why U.S. Leads the World in Health Expenditures

While the American medical system is famous for expensive drugs and heroic care at the end of life, a more significant factor in the nation’s annual health care bill may be the high price tag of ordinary services.

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Solitary in Iran Nearly Broke Me. Then I Went Inside America's Prisons.

We throw thousands of men in the hole for the books they read, the company they keep, the beliefs they hold. Here's why.

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Embedded in Academia : MSCS

Anyway, here’s the thing, folks. The large number of coursework-only MS degrees that we are collectively granting is eroding whatever prestige and credentialing value was previously associated with an MS. To put it bluntly, people have caught on. For example, see this short essay by Aline Lerner (or...

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March 19, 2013: People of ACM: Christos Papadimitriou — Association for Computing Machinery

Christos Papadimitriou is a professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department at University of California, Berkeley. Before joining UC Berkeley in 1996, he taught at Harvard, MIT, Athens Polytechnic, Stanford, and University of California, San Diego. He serves on the Campus Ad...

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