heyfranhey: Is WiFi Safe? Simple Steps to Reduce The Negative…



heyfranhey:

Is WiFi Safe? Simple Steps to Reduce The Negative Effects

Wellness Mama writes:

Technology has allowed us to go wireless and avoid the hassle of cables. We can now remotely turn the TVs on, start a coffee machine, and monitor babies using wireless technology. At the same time, we are exposed to unprecedented levels of electromagnetic radiation from wireless signals 24/7.

Have you wondered “Is WiFi Safe?” at these levels?

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decodering:

Dos and don'ts on designing for accessibility

Karwai Pun, GOV.UK:

The dos and don’ts of designing for accessibility are general guidelines, best design practices for making services accessible in government. Currently, there are six different posters in the series that cater to users from these areas: low vision, D/deaf and hard of hearing, dyslexia, motor disabilities, users on the autistic spectrum and users of screen readers.

[…] Another aim of the posters is that they’re meant to be general guidance as opposed to being overly prescriptive. Using bright contrast was advised for some (such as those with low vision) although some users on the autistic spectrum would prefer differently. Where advice seems contradictory, it’s always worth testing your designs with users to find the right balance, making compromises that best suit the users’ needs.

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blackscientistsandinventors: Black Scientists in the…





blackscientistsandinventors:

Black Scientists in the Movies


Octavia Spencer plays Mathematician Dorothy Vaughan in the film Hidden Figures, that comes out Jan 17 2016. Who was Dorothy Vaughan?

The Human Computer Project: Dorothy Vaughan

Full Name:Dorothy Johnson Vaughan

Birthdate:September 20, 1910

Birthplace:Kansas City, MO

Education:BA, Mathematics, Wilberforce University 1929

Center:Langley Research Center

Work Dates:1943 - 1971

Position(s):Computer; Section Head, West Area Computers; Mathematician, ACD

Group(s):West Computers; ACD Specialties:Flight paths; Scout Project; FORTRAN programming 

Dorothy Vaughan came to the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory in 1943, during the height of World War II, leaving her position as the math teacher at Robert Russa Moton High School in Farmville, VA to take what she believed would be a temporary war job. Two years after President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802 into law, prohibiting racial, religious and ethnic discrimination in the country’s defense industry, the laboratory began hiring black women to meet the skyrocketing demand for processing aeronautical research data. Urgency and twenty-four hour shifts prevailed– as did Jim Crow laws which required newly-hired “colored” mathematicians to work separately from their white female counterparts. Dorothy Vaughan was assigned to the segregated “West Area Computing” unit, an all-black group of female mathematicians, who were originally required to use separate dining and bathroom facilities. Over time, both individually and as a group, the West Computers distinguished themselves with contributions to virtually every area of research at Langley. MORE

Learning to JAM in 5 steps: New initiative reminds journalism students to archive their digital work | RJI

Learning to JAM in 5 steps: New initiative reminds journalism students to archive their digital work | RJI:

muspeccoll:

If you’re a human with a computer, this is information you need to know! Journalist or not, we all have digital work that we care about saving for the future.  Learn personal digital archiving with our colleagues at the Journalism Digital News Archive.

Facebook confronts the grisly reality of live video with the shooting of Philando Castile

Facebook confronts the grisly reality of live video with the shooting of Philando Castile:

Facebook is facing new questions about its policies for live video after footage showing the aftermath of a police shooting in Minnesota was briefly removed….