The Dump: Stuff I found & thought worthy of saving

History & TOK teaching, running, golf, politics, junk

Shared Knowledge / Language

http://existentialcomics.com/comic/245

Wittgenstein’s Lion

Even if a lion could speak, we couldn’t understand it. If we don’t have the background knowledge, then words can be known but meaningless (eg two gamers talking about World of Warcraft)

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‘China’s Web Junkies’ – argumentative writing example video

 

https://www.nytimes.com/video/players/offsite/index.html?videoId=100000002657962

Fall of Singapore

http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-singapore

 

‘Safe Harbour’

https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/safe-harbour

On a fishing holiday, some Aussies find a boat load of asylum seekers. Towing the boat, it disappears overnight. Then one of them gets into a cab five years later, and the driver recognises him…

Bible resources – short videos

https://thebibleproject.com/explore/

Legalities on driverless cars

https://theconversation.com/legal-lessons-for-australia-from-ubers-self-driving-car-fatality-93649

Issues arising from the first fatality from a driverless car (automated vehicle / “AV”)

And what of the ethics….?

Inside the remaking of Mitchell Marsh

Inside the remaking of Mitchell Marsh http://es.pn/2jzqpbV
via ESPNCricinfo app

Particularly about switching on and off.

Setting up online business

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jrose/2016/07/15/how-former-teachers-now-earn-45000-a-month-with-their-online-business/

Thinking time is important

View story at Medium.com

DIY DNA

An interesting story of a DNA test that uncovered a family’s unknown history – and how many more like this will be uncovered?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/lifestyle/she-thought-she-was-irish-until-a-dna-test-opened-a-100-year-old-mystery/?tid=sm_Fb&utm_term=.d3b3e82d2407

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