Archive for May, 2006

Serving Maths

Monday, May 29th, 2006

Serving Maths (at York in the UK) is a project combining various assessment tools in mathematics.

Google Web Toolkit - Build AJAX apps in the Java language

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Google Web Toolkit - Build AJAX apps in the Java language

Google Cleans Ajax for Java

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Google Cleans Ajax for Java reports on the Google Web Toolkit (GWT) for converting Java apps to Ajax (Javascript&XML). Hard to believe it's possible at all! but anything that produces Ajax which overcomes all browser incompatibilities is already a marvel.

Nextbook with Goldstein on Spinoza

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

Arts&Letters Daily linked to this interview (at nextbook.org) with Rebecca Goldstein (author of 'Betraying Spinoza'). In her answer to the last question Ms Goldstein asserts that "despite himself, Spinoza identified with Jews", citing as evidence his emotional reaction to a story of someone murdered by the inquisition. But identifying with the Jews in that context […]

Dirda on Goldstein on Spinoza

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

From the Washington Post (via Atrs&Letters Daily) comes This review by Michael Dirda of the book 'Betraying Spinoza' by Rebecca Goldstein.

AlterNet: Why Religion Must End

Sunday, May 21st, 2006

This AlterNet interview with Sam Harris identifies him as a "leading atheist" but the acceptance of authoritative "leadership" is exactly what is wrong with religion and if "leading" is here intended to mean generating new ideas then the word is again inappropriate as nothing he says is new. Personally I find the goal of persuading […]

AlterNet: How the Right Stole the '60s (And Why We Should Get Them Back)

Friday, May 19th, 2006

AlterNet: How the Right Stole the '60s (And Why We Should Get Them Back)

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Thursday, May 18th, 2006

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BCcampus Online Communities -

Monday, May 15th, 2006

BCcampus Online Communities - "BCcampus EdTech Online" will be discussing on-line testing on Wed May 17 @noon

Silence: A short history of our atoms

Friday, May 12th, 2006

Silence: A short history of our atoms is actually a posting by Dutch blogger Renee Alkmar about the idea of science as a form of religion. I arrived there via the link from the author's March21 comment on the Jan24 posting at 'Philosophy Talk'. Such are the vagaries of asynchronous communication. I often find it […]

Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes ~

Friday, May 12th, 2006

Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes ~