Sunday, July 29, 2012

Link roundup

1. There are significant protests going on in Anaheim California right now (very close to Disneyland). Is one protester actually a police plant? Via.

2. Yale cancels year abroad program in China:

A faculty member on the program’s advisory committee noted the lack of student interest in the program in a Tuesday email, but also said the program was “extremely expensive for Yale,” and called its language component “notoriously weak,” which caused students to struggle upon re-entering Yale’s Chinese language curriculum.

The March 2009 report stated that participants “often do not learn as much in a semester as students at the same level in a semester at Yale,” which can cause problems for those who continue studying Chinese in New Haven.
Via.

3. Negative review of Nike's Fuelband. "The only trouble was that the device didn’t seem to work very well."

4. James Poniewozik, Time magazine TV critic, tweeted that "NBC tape delay coverage is like the airlines: its interest is in giving you the least satisfactory service you will still come back for." Via.