Showing posts with label wikipedia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wikipedia. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

What is the sound of human knowledge?

"Sound helps shape our perception and how we learn about the world around us. Some sounds are quite simple to identify, like the sound of a rocket launch or the sound of waves crashing against the shore. But how about the sound of all human knowledge?

The Wikimedia movement is searching for a sound logo that will identify content from all of our projects, like Wikipedia, when visual logos are not an option — for example, when virtual voice assistants answer queries.

Through an open contest, organised by the Wikimedia Foundation, we are inviting the world to create The Sound of All Human Knowledge. This sound will help communicate what the Wikimedia movement stands for — trustworthy, reliable, open, and accessible knowledge for all."

What is the sound of human knowledge?
What is the sound of human knowledge?

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

"Fascinating Facts About Today’s New Voters and College Students"

"It’s difficult to unteach old dogs old tricks, and this applies particularly to the creators of The Mindset List, Tom McBride ( and Ron Nief ( Each year about this time we just naturally start thinking about the world we know and how it compares to the world of this year’s high school graduates preparing to head off to college, voting booths, and other great adventures. Their’s is a different world from their mentors and even from those just a few years older.

Therefore, we offer a few of our thoughts drawn from…


If you were born in 2004 and turned 18 in 2022, THEN: (a selection of the full listing)

  • Facebook, hatched the same year you were, hasn’t aged as well as you have and is now a platform frequented by oldsters.
  • You were born just as the bans on assault style weapons were lifted.
  • There’s only about a 50/50 chance that you are convinced going to college is a sound investment. 
  • You can expect to see the inside of an office with ever less frequency, and won’t hold the same job at the same company for more than a few years. 
  • You’ve made history, having grown up with both the country’s first black, and first autocratic, presidents. 
  • You’ve thrived, one hopes, in a world where Blockbuster, Lehmann Brothers, Nokia, Borders, and Blackberries have not. 
  • If born in Massachusetts, you have always had the right to same-sex marriage as part of your heritage. 
For the full listing of the 66 items that help make of the mindset of those born in 2004, visit

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Notable People from Franklin, MA: Bobby Santos III

"Bobby Santos III is a racer at heart. 
Long before the third-generation driver out of Franklin, Mass., became the 2010 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, Santos quite literally had motorsports in his blood thanks to his grandfather, Bob Santos, as well as his dad, Bob Santos Jr., who both were wheelmen in their own rights. 
His grandfather, Bob Santos, was a modified racer across New England, while Santos Jr. raced in other classes at local tracks like Thompson Speedway, Seekonk Speedway and Stafford Motor Speedway. 
By the time Santos III came into the picture, there was no doubt his future was likely going to be behind a steering wheel."

Continue reading the article online at NASCAR -> 

Bobby Santos III has his own wikipedia page ->

Bobby Santos III will return to NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour action this weekend at Oswego Speedway driving for Tinio Motorsports. (Adam Glanzman/NASCAR)
Bobby Santos III will return to NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour action this weekend at Oswego Speedway driving for Tinio Motorsports. (Adam Glanzman/NASCAR)

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

“Supervised injection facilities are an important, evidence-based tool"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Doctors, legislators and medical students spoke during a recent Statehouse hearing in support of implementing so-called “safe injection sites” - facilities where trained medical personnel oversee people using illicit substances.

The safe injection sites, also known as safe injection facilities or safe consumption facilities, are public health spaces that provide hygienic equipment and areas for people who use drugs to take pre-obtained illicit substances. Trained medical staff are on-site in case of overdose, according to the Massachusetts Medical Society.

But U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling is on record as being strongly opposed to the practice, saying it “amount(s) to giving up” on the opioid crisis. Last week he reaffirmed his position after a federal judge ruled in favor of a Pennsylvania nonprofit seeking to open a safe injection site, ruling it would not violate federal drug laws.

Despite the controversy, speakers at the Statehouse hearing strongly favored implementing a “pilot” safe injection site in Massachusetts."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

The wikipedia entry for "supervised injection site"

The Dept of Nursing at USC has a complete article with pros cons and an overview of the progression of supervised injection sites