Links 9/4/14

Links for you. Science:

Tracking Ebola: Real time genomic epidemiology offers lessons for global health
Outbreak in Sierra Leone Is Tied to Single Funeral Where 14 Women Were Infected
Ebola Outbreak Strains Sequenced: Ninety-nine publicly available genomes could help researchers working to develop diagnostics, vaccines, and therapies.
Rebuilding Pacific Bluefin Tuna: A science-based blueprint
Why liberals are embracing GMOs and rejecting mandatory labeling


The Question in St. Louis County: Can Whites Empathize With Blacks?
Thought for the day
America’s First Shopping Mall is Now Stuffed With Micro Homes
Money Talks: Learning the language of finance.
7 grammar rules you really should pay attention to
Here’s what white privilege looks like
One Houston Teacher and Future Teachers Reportedly Not to Be
Don’t vote for Andrew Cuomo: It’s time for Democrats and progressives to get rid of this toad
Supplemental: Diane Rehm and the search for truth! (more on Ripley here)
V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, Inventor Of Email, Fires Back At Critics Who Question His Discovery
An Open Letter To My Alma Mater’s Former President On College Rape
Is Uber good for urban communities? (the tech press begins to grow a conscience?)
Quote Of The Day: Chickenhawk Edition

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3 Responses to Links 9/4/14

  1. Rob Silverman says:

    You know, Mike, as awful as Cuomo might be it would be even worse to have a Republican governor. The time to get rid of him is before the election, when we can all work for a better candidate to step forward. You are more than welcome to come to New York and help out, but until that day you are kindly invited to shut your festering pie hole.

  2. Mike says:

    The idea that V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai invented email is simply absurd. Unless he invented when he was two years old in 1965, he did no such thing.

    “Probably the first email system of this type was MAILBOX, used at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1965. Another early program to send messages on the same computer was called SNDMSG.”

    From here:

    That guy is a fraud, at least about this. Hell, my grandfather was sending and receiving email at Purdue in the early- to mid-1970s.

    In truth, no one person invented email. It was developed over time from very basic beginnings, building on older things as all tech does, and evolved with said technology.

    Nearly all email conventions, practices and technologies, however, had already been developed by 1978. Ayyadurai had nothing to do with it.

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