How do you pronounce the image file format GIF (short for Graphics Interchange Format)?
The White House Tumblr blog recently sparked a debate by saying it's GIF, with a 'hard G', but they're actually wrong... both the founder of the GIF, the initial GIF file format specification, and the earliest known mention of the pronunciation of the acronym found on the web say it is pronounced "JIF" as in the peanut butter, also because the JIF peanut butter brand at the time of the creation of GIF had a popular TV commercial that said "choosy moms choose JIF", and the specification promoted itself with a parody that went "choosy designers choose GIF".
How can we measure what makes a school system work? Andreas Schleicher walks us through the PISA test, a global measurement that ranks countries against one another -- then uses that same data to help schools improve. Watch to find out where your country stacks up, and learn the single factor that makes some systems outperform others.
From smart phones to computers to iPads, our beloved electronic devices are crippling our posture and contributing to weight gain, back pain, and joint problems like carpal tunnel syndrome.
Fortunately, there are a few strategies and exercises – such as changing your position often and “reorganizing” your torso – that can address a lot of these potential problems and help keep you more fit and properly aligned.
We all want customized experiences and products -- but when faced with 700 options, consumers freeze up. With fascinating new research, Sheena Iyengar demonstrates how businesses (and others) can improve the experience of choosing.
This clip is from the 1959 film, "Asbestos: a Matter of Time," by the Bureau of Mines (US Department of the Interior.) The entire film is available on GoggleVideo. This clip describes key properties of asbestos and some of its uses in the 1950s. Inhaling asbestos dust, can cause asbestosis, lung cancer and esothelioma. Asbestos manufacturers knew of these diseases by the 1930s. Tens of thousands of (mostly) workers have been made sick and died from asbestos exposure. For more information, go to the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) website - http://www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org/
Every day around the world, software developers spend much of their time working with a variety of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Some are integral to the core platform, some provide access to widely distributed frameworks, and some are written in-house for use by a few developers. Nearly all programmers occasionally function as API designers, whether they know it or not. A well-designed API can be a great asset to the organization that wrote it and to all who use it. Good APIs increase the pleasure and productivity of the developers who use them, the quality of the software they produce, and ultimately, the corporate bottom line....
As more and more evidence continues to come forward which suggests that genetically modified organisms may have adverse health effects on humans, people all over the world are becoming aware of this and are launching initiatives to force Monsanto to label their GMO's. Today on Press For Truth TV we're speaking with Zachary Schieck who has launched a campaign to have all GMO's labeled in every grocery store in Ontario.
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Roygbiv - Boards of Canada's tenth track on their first album, "Music Has the Right to Children" - Released April 20, 1998
Music Has the Right to Children is the first of five studio albums released by the Scottish duo Boards of Canada (often abbreviated BoC).
The album was produced at the Hexagon Sun, the duo's personal recording studio.
Conservative media, led by Fox News, have struggled to get on the same page regarding the number of jobs that could be created by TransCanada Corporation's proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Their figures rely on industry-funded studies, and at times even overstate those estimates. While the pipeline would provide some temporary construction jobs, it would not have a significant or lasting impact on employment in the U.S.
Jared Diamond, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the UCLA School of Health; Professor of Geography at UCLA. Introduction by Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University