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    Default OT: Many more articles of various import and subjects.

    Reference:
    http://www.braintalkcommunities.org/...ed=1#post46911

    A Look at the Evolution of the U.S. Navy Destroyer
    http://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.m...avy-destroyer/


    [Ted: My business acquaintance had been a B-52 command pilot. During one ornery landing, his B-52 drifted off the runway. The accident review board examined the incident and afterwards published its findings. To wit, his legs were too short too fully depress the pedals.]
    When U.S. air force discovered the flaw of averages
    https://www.thestar.com/news/insight...-averages.html


    [Ted: How much of our history books and school books have been “sanitized”.]
    America’s Other Original Sin
    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_a...s_history.html


    Legendary Cartoonist Chuck Jones Reveals The 9 Rules Of Wile E. Coyote And The Roadrunner
    http://www.knowable.com/a/legendary-...45da323f1251bc


    [Ted: Last week the URLs raised some points about today’s education systems across the US. Here are two more “insights”.]
    My year of terror and abuse teaching at a NYC high school
    http://nypost.com/2016/01/17/my-year...c-high-school/
    The $50,000-a-year school that keeps teen addicts off drugs
    http://nypost.com/2016/01/17/the-500...cts-off-drugs/


    [Ted: Our USA and many other countries’ carriers have great safety records. Interesting given the thousands upon thousands of flights each day.]
    How to Not Fly an Airplane
    http://www.theatlantic.com/technolog...urce=SFTwitter
    Pilots reveal terrifying and bizarre in-flight experiences
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/tr...ys-toilet.html
    Aviation Safety Reporting System
    http://asrs.arc.nasa.gov/publications/callback.html


    The economies of all 50 US states and Washington, DC, from worst to best
    http://www.businessinsider.com/state...q4-2015-2016-1


    Tor’s Data Looks Like as It Flows Around the World
    http://www.wired.com/2016/01/heres-w...und-the-world/

    [Ted: Perhaps akin to the software EULA agreements that no one reads.]
    ………. Rooftop Solar That Nobody Is Talking About
    http://www.motherjones.com/environme...p-solar-panels


    [Ted: As more products have imbedded software, microcode, etc. this hurdle may or may not be more problematic. On the other hand, allowing modifications by users locking to the “software” can generate very contentious lawsuits emerging from products that are involved in accidents or “failures”.]
    Before I Can Fix This Tractor, We Have to Fix Copyright Law
    http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_te...a_tractor.html


    How Silvercar wants to make rental car counters disappear for good
    http://venturebeat.com/2016/01/18/ho...pear-for-good/


    [Ted: All without computers, calculators, etc.]
    Why Violins Have F-Holes: The Science & History of a Remarkable Renaissance Design
    http://www.openculture.com/2016/01/w...ce-design.html


    [Ted: Last week’s URLs mentioned cell phone tracking, this is even more granular, e.g.: what product | item one touches and examines | reviews.]
    The tiny chip that could power big changes in how you shop
    http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34...0C/story01.htm


    Visualize sounds and tune instruments precisely and intuitively
    http://m.phys.org/news/2016-01-visua...tuitively.html


    …….. an Aid Worker’s Secret Weapon: The Tarp
    http://www.wired.com/2016/01/tarpaulin/


    If no adverse feedback, I can post the above "Off-Topic [OT]" URLs periodically................

    My best to all.

    PS: Now you can deduce I served in the US Navy

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    In the original posting I refer to a prior week's email with URLs. Here is the specific set of URLs that I reference:

    Ted: With all the brilliant minds and the hours that are expended in rhetoric, debate and scientific publications, I am a bit nonplussed that we still do not have a cohesive strategy as the premise for educating our children. While I am far removed from our own children’s elementary and high school education by many years (sorry children), I still do not see any “light”. From my readings, it appears that the solution today is a series of one-offs: charter schools, AltSchool (Altschool.com), etc. leaving the masses of children in the original morass.

    What Easter Island’s colossal stone statues teach about the dangers of modern school reform
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...school-reform/

    Mom: What do I expect from my children’s elementary school? Certainly not this.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...pm_local_pop_b

    Dangers that teens and kids face: A look at the data
    http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank...8ed6-400113393

    Pew Research Center: Parenting in America
    http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2015/...ing-in-america

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