links for 2010-09-18

  • The final exchange sealed it for me. It's hard to believe that it wasn't a mutual troll.
  • If there’s one rule in science-based medicine, it’s that no one study is ever sufficient to confirm or rule out correlations between undesirable outcomes and various exposures. However, as the weight of several studies starts to bear down on the problem, the preponderance of evidence must at some point be acknowledged, because we do not have unlimited resources to keep doing studies to answer the same question over and over and over again and every repeated study uses resources that could be used to study other potential causes and treatments for autism. Price et al happens to be one large and convincing chunk of that evidence, but it is not the only one. It builds on multiple other studies and it fits into the confluence of evidence strongly refuting the hypothesis that mercury in vaccines is a cause of autism.
  • This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005.
  • You can live your life on purpose. It begins by creating a “Life Plan.” This won’t insulate you from life’s many adversities and unexpected twists and turns, but it will help you become an active participant in your life, intentionally shaping your own future.
  • Change is the biggest constant in today’s business world. Even charities and educational organizations are finding that they need to constantly innovate
    not only to compete for donation dollars, clients, and members, but to remain relevant to the changing social landscape around them as well.
  • Idealist is a project of Action Without Borders, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 with offices in the United States and Argentina. Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.
  • An unofficial guide to creating passionate users for those working in Big Companies. Most is from things a maverick (but cleverly disguised as compliant) group of us did at Sun, while we could. Only one of our original disruption team remains a badged Sun employee, but our legacy persists today in areas that won't make us famous, but do make a substantial difference in the experience that users get within the sphere we influenced.
  • In Telerik Reporting, parameters are used to specify the data to use in a report, connect related reports together, and vary report presentation. To design a report that uses parameters effectively, you must understand how parameters and Data Source components work together, how parameters and expressions work together and how parameters can be managed. What you choose to parameterize can influence the report design and layout.
  • Project Unleashed is an opportunity for incarcerated youth to learn responsibility, leadership and compassion for all life through working with animals by rehabilitating, socializing and training homeless shelter dogs to increase their adoptability and help place them in loving permanent homes. This program awakens youth to their individual capabilities of making positive contributions to society.

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