33 Matching Annotations
  1. Apr 2022
    1. innovation can result in trade-offs that undermine both progress on mitigation and 12 progress towards other sustainable development goals

      Broader impacts of engineering. Requires full scope considersation.

  2. Mar 2022
    1. 618034

      "The first known calculation of the golden ratio as a decimal was given in a letter written in 1597 by Michael Mästlin, at the University of Tübingen, to his former student Kepler. He gives "about 0.6180340" for the length of the longer segment of a line of length 1 divided in the golden ratio." from https://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/HistTopics/Golden_ratio/

  3. Dec 2021
  4. Apr 2021
    1. This new meeting control is ideal for teachers, and it should definitely help them penalize students who are consistently late for their online classes.

      This is really terrible framing for this issue. We should not be promoting a penal culture for education.

  5. Nov 2020
  6. Jul 2020
    1. L.E. Phillips

      I think that L.E. Phillips would be a useful subject of an article. He was an influential figure in Eau Claire, WI and the surrounding area. There is some historical information about him at lephillips.com.

    1. Elon Reeve Musk FRS (/ˈiːlɒn/; born June 28, 1971) is an engineer

      There is a lot of controversy around whether or not Elon is an engineer. It has come up several times in discussion on the talk page. Personally, I wouldn't qualify him as an engineer. I think that he lacks the training and most other qualifications.

  7. Apr 2020
  8. Mar 2020
    1. I think that all in all we will lose about $1000 in nonrefundable stuff

      This may turn out to be an underestimate.

  9. Feb 2020
    1. which they estimate to be $230,000 per year.

      There is some good discussion on HN about the realistic nature of this estimated expense and how it is not likely out-of-line with what it should be and may actually be quite reasonable.


  10. Jan 2020
    1. You do not process your projects through an Institutional Review Board, nor you are equipped to deal with persons who express trauma to you.

      This is a valid concern that needs to be addressed. While some engineers certainly do use IRB for their projects, it is not nearly as common as it should be.

  11. May 2019
    1. , we find only 135 Hypothes.is annotations across the >9000 papers of the nine282services we examined

      I wonder if there is any variation in this across the services. Do some disciplines lend themselves better to the use of annotation. Perhaps disciplines with a longer history of collaborative annotation would make better use of it.

  12. Feb 2019
    1. every individual has the means to decide how their knowledge is governed and managed to address their needs
    2. knowledge commons

      The idea of a "knowledge commons" was referenced in the book, "Campesino a Campesino: Voices from Latin America’s Farmer to Farmer Movement for Sustainable Agriculture" by Eric Holt-Giménez in the context of agroecological knowledge inherent in agrarian communities in Latin America.

    3. independent

      What does independent mean in this context?

    4. define the conditions under which their knowledge can (or cannot) be accessed, utilised, and shared

      Contracts that allow for the definition of how knowledge may be used and disseminated.

  13. Aug 2018
    1. CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB)

      An organization to look into further.

    2. David Dudenhoefer is a Lima-based freelance journalist and communications consultant who specializes in agriculture, forests, indigenous issues and the environment.

      Writer with a focus on agriculture and indigenous issues.

    3. millions of the country’s smallholders have missed out on that prosperity

      Growth in agribusiness not extending to smaller, Andean region famers.

    1. the same 15 crops that accounted for 85 percent of total harvested area in 1994 continued to account for approximately the same share of total harvested area in 2012

      15 crops account for 85% of harvested area

  14. Jul 2018
    1. Figure 3: Motor system with flip switch and potentiometer

      Please add a wiring diagram that would allow someone to reproduce this circuit.

    2. Figure 2: Basic demonstration of theinterior operationof the CIA device, which includedthe gear train system, rack and pinion system used for lubrication, rollers, and catheter like tubing.

      I side view of this assembly would make it easier to see how the components interact.

  15. Apr 2018
    1. In 2009, MIT passed a Faculty OA Policy, by unanimous vote of the faculty, “Each Faculty member grants to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology nonexclusive permission to make available his or her scholarly articles and to exercise the copyright in those articles for the purpose of open dissemination.”

      Can we do something similar at Stout?

  16. Mar 2018
    1. Science and engineering have a long tradition of offering solutions based on natural and built processes to improve quality of life and bring prosperity.

      Language can be found related to this in many engineering codes of ethics.

    1. Figure 8 on page 22 shows OA percentages for a number of engineering disciplines. Most of which appear near the bottom of the chart.

  17. Mar 2017
    1. "disciplinary shackles"

      I feel like an example of such a shackle in engineering is that OS software for solid modeling is only recently becoming fully featured.

    2. "design by a community"

      Interested in what is meant by this.

  18. Feb 2017
    1. Is there a link to the article? I'd love to see an example of what these students were working on.

  19. Jan 2016
    1. I’m equally bothered — no, furious — about the devaluation of teaching, which appears as a secondary or tertiary concern of many institutions.

      This seems to become increasingly common at public institutions as states reduce their financial support. Unis then chase other revenue streams, most likely federal indirect dollars.