Madlib heads the soundtrack for Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton (This Is Stones Throw Records) – the feature-length documentary film about legendary underground rap label Stones Throw Records – due to drop via digital download and CD on May 27th. The forthcoming film directed by Jeff Broadway features appearances and commentary from founder Peanut Butter Wolf, Questlove, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Common, Dam-Funk and more. The Beat Konductor, of course, also graces the screen. The film is accompanied by the soundtrack, which features brand new tracks from Madlib alongside unreleased material and other heaters from the time-honored Stones Throw catalog. The 26-track soundtrack is set for a vinyl release in June. Check the footage below to watch the official trailer for the film. Scroll down to peep some exclusive commentary from Questlove. Pre-order the film and the official soundtrack via stonesthrow.com. Look out for more from Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton.
Ericsson engineer Joe Armstrong developed Erlang with the logic of telecommunications in mind: millions of parallel conversations happening at the same time, with almost zero tolerance for downtime. Other programming languages can only give the illusion of managing all those conversations--some have gotten very good at keeping up appearances, but they aren't natural "multi-taskers." Erlang, in contrast, loves to multithread or "juggle" in this way--got a another spinning plate? Toss it over!
MH: Our real focus is on improving customer service and customer experience and just making parking an afterthought, something that is easy for the parker and nothing that they really have to plan out. We want to make sure that we are communicating our services and delivering those services in a way is user-friendly and helpful. Nobody comes to Duke to park their car—they’re coming because they have doctor’s appointments or they’re going to class or to work. We want to make the whole parking and transit experience something that happens and flows, so they don’t really have to think about it and it’s not a hassle for them.
The judges reported to have cited Articles 14, 15, 19, 21; said grounds of “sex” under Article 15 include gender identity and sexual orientation; argued that there can be no discrimination on gender identity and sexual orientation; said 377 a colonial legacy. Read the summary of the judgement below to understand what it really means!
A teacher scans her closet every morning, deciding what to wear. She works in a private school where students wear pressed collared shirts under scratchy sweaters, all day long. Their pants are so dark and new looking that an inkblot could blend right in. The girls know the rules, too, such as no nail polish. Or it’s a trip to the office, where an unblinking secretary tells them in a curt voice, “You know the rules!”
There appears to be a pernicious side to entrepreneurship in some contexts, entrepreneurship has become synonymous with simply “getting rich quick.” Ideally, entrepreneurship would focus on creating goods that provide a tangible benefit to society. But in many cases – especially in the era of entertaining but useless mobile apps—entrepreneurship has become a method of creating products of dubious social value for the sake of raising profit.
In some respects, it appears that the Arts and Sciences Council is jumping hastily on the entrepreneurship bandwagon. It is possible that this program was created as a way of relieving strain on the Markets and Management Studies certificate, which is burdened by too many students. It seems more likely, however, that the creation of the new certificate represents a desire to emulate a start-up culture similar to that of Silicon Valley or peer institutions such as Stanford University. Duke has a relatively young start-up culture, and the new certificate may be an attempt to give that culture definition and shape. And, yet, creating an academic program for innovation and entrepreneurship may constrain a culture that needs time to develop, especially if that culture thrives in environments lacking formalized organization.
We question the extent to which innovation and entrepreneurship can be taught in a structured setting. We recognize that teaching entrepreneurial skills might be possible in a formal class setting given that Duke already provides training in business, finance and other similar disciplines. Innovation, however, is not as easily taught in the classroom. Much like creativity, innovation requires an element of original thought that must develop naturally. Trying to teach someone to be innovative runs counter to the essence of innovation.