Podcast Episode 59: Less Facts, More Rage

A maple syrup heist, Living on chicken nuggets, Bad journalism, Stopping the political post madness, Reacting to the anti-Islam video trailer, Firing teachers for giving zeros, and Bigger Fences.

Episode 59: Less Facts, More Rage

Related Links:

Maple syrup heist baffles Quebec
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/31/us-syrup-robbery-idUSBRE87U0Z220120831

Stacey Irvine, 17, collapses after eating only McDonald’s chicken nuggets since age 2
http://www.big-wife.com/stacey-irvine-17-collapses-after-eating-only-mcdonalds-chicken-nuggets-since-age-2/
Original Story: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2092071/Stacey-Irvine-17-collapses-eating-McDonalds-chicken-nuggets-age-2.html

Lifehacker temporarily recommends posting fraudulent listings on Amazon to game the price
http://lifehacker.com/5940670/get-a-bargain-on-amazon-by-monitoring-prices-regularly-throughout-the-day
Lifehacker amended this article…. due to fraud practices and lots of back feedback.

How to Block Annoying Political Posts on Facebook
http://lifehacker.com/5940319/how-to-block-annoying-political-posts-on-facebook

Boy tells neighbor: ‘Get a bigger fence’
http://www.sanduskyregister.com/blotter-item-day/boy-tells-neighbor-get-bigger-fence

In wake of anti-Islam video, Afghanistan blocks film’s YouTube page
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/09/in-wake-of-anti-islam-video-afghanistan-blocks-youtube/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Innocence_of_Muslims
Update for anti-islam video and violence (how the people living there have responded)
http://www.buzzfeed.com/jtes/19-more-photos-of-libyans-apologizing-for-american

Teacher Fired for giving students a zero mark for not handing in assignments:
http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/lynden-dorval-officially-let-go-by-edmonton-public-schools-1.956545
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2012/09/14/edmonton-dorval-zero-fired.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/09/14/lynden-dorval-fired_n_1885385.html
http://crux-of-the-matter.com/2012/09/15/dorvals-firing-over-no-zeros-proof-ed-system-lost-its-way/
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2012/05/31/edmonton-teacher-zeros-sheppard.html

Code of Conduct:
http://education.qld.gov.au/studentservices/behaviour/bm-codebehav.html

Ross Sheppard No-Zero Policy Info
http://news.epsb.ca/2012/05/why-do-we-grade-students-the-way-we-do/
http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/2012/06/01/educators-speak-out-the-case-for-no-zeros-policy/
http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/2012/06/01/educators-speak-out-the-case-against-the-no-zeros-policy/

Sanctuary’s Recommendation: Hell on Wheels
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1699748/

Nny’s Recommendation: The Digeridoo

Kidcha’s Recommendation: Rambo – First Blood
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083944/

Extra Reading: Read the Essays of a Future Killer: James Holmes’ Rejected College App
http://www.heavy.com/news/2012/08/james-holmes-university-iowa-rejected-application-essay/

Update: Ross Sheppard Assessment, Grading, and Reporting Practice 2011-2012 (Special thanks to Ross Sheppard for emailing this link to us)
http://shep.epsb.ca/images/stories/Assessment_Policy_2011-12.pdf

Podcast Episode 58: Two Percent Bliss

Hidden zombie storage lockers, Continuing your education for free, CareerBliss doesn’t have a good outlook for Sanctuary, Getting fired for something you did fifty years ago, and Atnevon hates technology.

Episode 58: Two Percent Bliss

Related Links:

More than 100 human brains, hearts, lungs found in U.S. storage locker after smell
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1248126–more-than-100-human-brains-hearts-lungs-found-in-u-s-storage-locker-after-smell
http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20120814/COLUMNIST/120819826

Walmart tests iPhone app checkout feature
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/31/us-walmart-iphones-checkout-idUSBRE87U11R20120831
http://www.macworld.com/article/1168261/when_using_apple_stores_easypay_isnt_so_easy.html

Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U
http://lifehacker.com/5938782/plan-your-free-online-education-at-lifehacker-u-fall-semester-2012

CareerBliss Measures How Happy You Are in Your Job, Finds You a Happier One
http://lifehacker.com/5939542/careerbliss-measures-how-happy-you-are-in-your-job-finds-you-a-happier-one

(Credit: Cygnus) Wells Fargo Fires Iowa Worker for Minor 1963 Crime
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/wells-fargo-fires-iowa-worker-for-minor-1963-crime.html

Sanctuary’s Recommencations:
Bad: 90210 – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1225901/
Good: Dexter – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0773262/

Atnevon’s Recommendation: Bernie
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1704573/

Bonus Link:

(Credit: Cygnus) Gyroscopic Platform in Microgravity

Podcast Episode 57: The Cow Says Moo and The Sanctuary Says Oww

Politicians need to learn the birds and the bees, Kevin Smith says things will work out, The world loses a hero, Don’t pre-judge the police, and Why we should all start reading a little more.

Episode 57: The Cow Says Moo and The Sanctuary Says Oww

Related Links:

Republican Congressman says he ‘misspoke’ when he said women rarely get pregnant from ‘legitimate rape’
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/20/republican-congressman-says-he-misspoke-when-he-said-women-rarely-get-pregnant-from-legitimate-rape/
The Onion’s Take on It LOL
http://www.theonion.com/articles/i-misspokewhat-i-meant-to-say-is-i-am-dumb-as-dog,29256/

Finn throws Olympic distance with old Nokia
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/18/us-finland-mobile-idUSBRE87H08D20120818

“Shit will work out” – by Kevin Smith
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150978666031930&set=a.77596326929.88348.6985046929&type=1&theater

Why passwords have never been weaker – and crackers have never been stronger
http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/08/passwords-under-assault/

Want to Be a Great Leader? Start Reading
http://lifehacker.com/5936493/want-to-be-a-great-leader-start-reading

Geology and Genesis: how Noah’s flood shaped ideas but not landscapes
http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/08/geology-and-genesis-how-noahs-flood-shaped-ideas-but-not-landscapes/

A hero for all mankind, Neil Armstrong passes at age 82
http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/08/a-hero-for-all-mankind-neil-armstrong-passes-at-age-82/

(Credit: Cygnus) 2 dead, 9 wounded in Empire State Building shootings, police say
http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/24/justice/new-york-empire-state/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

A Darksiders II Review by Chaos
https://www.facebook.com/secondshifters/posts/10151081928852529

Podcast Episode 56: Calm Angers the Sanctuary

Silence might make you crazy, A fair ticketing policy in Finland, Lady Gaga and her furs, Invisible helmets, Funding a Tesla museum, and Sanctuary takes offense at the idea of calming down.

Episode 56: Calm Angers the Sanctuary

Related Links:

The Sound of Silence
http://nowiknow.com/the-sound-of-silence/

Obama finally beat Bieber as Klout score admits real world
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/15/us-startup-klout-idUSBRE87E05D20120815

Life in the Fast Lane
http://nowiknow.com/life-in-the-fast-lane/

“Love Letter” to Lady Gaga: (Warning: Extremely Disturbing Video)
http://globalgrind.com/news/love-letter-lady-gaga-russell-simmons

The Invisible Helmet
http://www.610cktb.com/blogs/lfedoruk/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10416298

Chill Out [Anger]
http://lifehacker.com/5934910/chill-out

Help The Oatmeal raise money to buy Nikola Tesla’s old laboratory
http://theoatmeal.com/blog/tesla_museum
http://www.indiegogo.com/teslamuseum

Atnevon’s Recommendations:
Darksiders II – http://www.darksiders.com/
Unmechanical – http://unmechanical.net/
A Virus Named Tom – http://www.avirusnamedtom.com/

Podcast Episode 55: Gunning Down the Distracted

Paying attention when others aren’t, A quick trip to the nightmare land of hacking, We land on Mars, and a very different take on Monopoly.

Episode 55: Gunning Down the Distracted

Related Links:

“Paying Attention in a Distracted World: It’s Like Bringing a Gun to a Knife Fight”
http://lifehacker.com/5932230/paying-attention-in-a-distracted-world-its-like-bringing-a-gun-to-a-knife-fight

(Credit: Cygnus) How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/08/apple-amazon-mat-honan-hacking/

Curiosity lands on Mars
http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/08/curiosity-lands-on-mars/

(Credit: Andrew – Facebook) The Monopoly Analogy
http://afrospear.com/2008/01/21/the-monopoly-analogy/

StoryBundle Sells Bundled, DRM-Free Indie Ebooks for Whatever You Think They’re Worth
http://lifehacker.com/5932977/storybundle-sells-bundled-drm+free-indie-ebooks-for-whatever-you-think-theyre-worth

Sanctuary’s Recommendation: American History X
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120586/

Atnevon’s Recommendation : Bullworth
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118798/

Podcast Episode 54: Bigotry Really Does Taste Like Chicken

Sanctuary gets to keep her car, A few thoughts on the Chick-Fil-A situation, and Grammar proves to be important on resumes.

Episode 54: Bigotry Really Does Taste Like Chicken

Related Links:

Fast Feud Nation
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-august-2-2012/fast-feud-nation

Is refusing to hire somebody because of poor grammar skills a bit excessive?
http://lifehacker.com/5931025/is-refusing-to-hire-somebody-because-of-poor-grammar-skills-a-bit-excessive

Podcast Episode 53: Trust Your Transformer Car

Arson as a means to go home early, Don’t suck at your religion, Hacking your mind, Pop music all sounds the same, and Sanctuary’s car might be a Decepticon.

Episode 53: Trust Your Transformer Car

Related Links:

Navy Sub Worker Set fire so he could go home early:
http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/national/navy-sub-worker-set-fire-so-he-could-leave-early

Children and Adults killed when packed pick up truck crashes
http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/national/children-adults-killed-when-packed-pickup-truck-crashes-in-texas

Colorado Shooter in Court
http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/national/james-holmes-lawyer-suspect-familys-hearts-go-out-to-aurora-victims

How to suck at your religion
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/religion

What Atnevon wants Sanctuary to do: But does it work – will the glass really be half full?
http://lifehacker.com/5928115/how-to-hack-the-beliefs-that-are-holding-you-back

Pop music too loud and all sounds the same: official
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/26/us-science-music-idUSBRE86P0R820120726

Atnevon’s Recommendations: mp3gain and 5 Minutes of Heaven
http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1238291/

Podcast Episode 52: We Give Ourselves a Gold Star

One year of the Second Shifters Podcast, An accidental shooting death, Marissa Mayer is the new Yahoo CEO, Your right to flip the bird, and a few thoughts on the Colorado movie theater shooting.

Episode 52: We Give Ourselves a Gold Star

Related Links:

Three-year-old Indiana boy accidentally shoots, kills father
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Three+year+Indiana+accidentally+shoots+kills+father/6935566/story.html

Google’s loss is Yahoo’s gain as Marissa Mayer becomes Yahoo CEO
http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/07/googles-loss-is-yahoos-gain-as-marissa-mayer-becomes-yahoo-ceo/

Apple gives itself passing EPEAT grade for Retina MacBook Pro
http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/07/apple-gives-itself-passing-epeat-grade-for-retina-macbook-pro/

Skype bug sends messages to unintended recipients
http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/07/skype-privacy-bug/

Writing Styles
http://xkcd.com/1083/

(Credit: Cygnus) Wall Street Recruiters Fights for Right to Flip Cops the Bird
http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/07/man-fighting-for-right-to-flip-cops-the-bird.html

14 Dead in Colorado Shooting as Gunman opens Fire in Theatre
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1229218–colorado-theatre-shooting-14-dead-after-gunman-opens-fire-on-the-dark-knight-rises-audience
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/21/us-usa-shooting-denver-idUSBRE86J0AM20120721
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Aurora_shooting
http://www.theonion.com/articles/sadly-nation-knows-exactly-how-colorado-shootings,28857/

Atnevon’s Recommendation: Wikipedia Current Evens
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Current_events

Podcast Episode 51: With All the Maturity of a Comic Artist

The Oatmeal sends his promised picture, Apple decides it doesn’t need to be good for the environment, Canada’s supreme court decides in favor of fair use, Limitations for the MPAA and RIAA, and possible vaccines for AIDS and Alzhheimer’s.

Episode 51: With All the Maturity of a Comic Artist

Related Links:

The Oatmeal mails pics of cash, Kodiak bear seduction to lawyer
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/07/the-oatmeal-mails-pics-of-cash-kodiak-bear-seduction-to-lawyer/

Apple on EPEAT: our products “superior” in other environmental areas
http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/07/apple-on-epeat-our-products-superior-in-other-environmental-areas/
http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/07/apple-leaving-green-product-registry-epeat-was-a-mistake/

Canadian Supreme Court embraces fair use in landmark decisions
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/07/canadian-supreme-court-embraces-fair-use-in-landmark-decisions/

MPAA/RIAA lose big as US backs copyright “limitations”
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/07/op-ed-eus-rejection-of-acta-subtly-changed-trade-law-landscape/

Mutation limits Alzheimer’s disease, other cognitive decline
http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/07/mutation-limits-alzheimers-disease-other-cognitive-decline/

Scientists see AIDS vaccine within reach after decades
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/15/us-aids-vaccines-idUSBRE86E09C20120715

Sanctuary’s Recommendations:
Eureka – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0796264/
Being Erica – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1149608/

Atnevon’s Recommendations:
Dexter – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0773262/
Breaking Bad – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0903747/

Podcast Episode 50: For Taiya

Remembering Taiya, Andy Griffith passes away, A new age in film making, Kidcha’s quake, and Sanctuary finally turns on Cisco.

Episode 50: For Taiya

Related Links:

Actor Andy Griffith dies in North Carolina at 86
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/03/entertainment-us-usa-people-griffith-idUSBRE8620P520120703

Free Source Filmmaker brings Valve’s 3D animation tools to the public
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/06/free-source-filmmaker-brings-valves-3d-animation-tools-to-the-public/

Windows 8 upgrades to be cheaper than ever
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/07/windows-8-upgrades-to-be-cheaper-than-ever/

Congressman Barney Frank weds in same-sex marriage
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/08/us-usa-barneyfrank-wedding-idUSBRE86700820120708

Public and private
http://buzzmachine.com/2012/07/02/public-private/

Strong quake rattles New Zealand’s North Island, no reports of injury
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/03/us-newzealand-quake-idUSBRE8620GT20120703

Florida man sees “cruel” face of U.S. justice
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/03/us-usa-justice-sentencing-idUSBRE86205M20120703

Carreon claims victory, drops his lawsuit against The Oatmeal et al.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/07/carreon-claims-victory-drops-his-lawsuit-against-the-oatmeal-et-al/

Freeing your router from Cisco’s anti-porn, pro-copyright cloud service
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/07/freeing-your-router-from-ciscos-anti-porn-pro-copyright-cloud-service/
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/07/cisco-backpedals-after-uproar-drops-cloud-from-default-router-setting/

Sanctuary’s Recommendation: Ever After
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120631/

Atnevon’s Recommendation: Jamendo
http://www.jamendo.com/en