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Daily Archives: January 3, 2016

Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government: Free, Educational Content from GPO for Children and Adults of all Ages

Via LLRX.comBen’s Guide to the U.S. Government: Free, Educational Content from GPO for Children and Adults of all AgesKelly Seifert gives us a tour of Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government, a service of the U.S. Government Publishing Office that presents educational content for children and adults of all ages on the workings of the U.S. Government and U.S. history, with a focus on civics. Recently redesigned, the site features all new site content, a device-friendly infrastructure, and a modernized look and feel that has been optimized for an intuitive learning experience.

New on LLRX – New Job De-/script/-ions for Attorneys with Coding and Tech Business Skills

Via –  New Job De-/script/-ions for Attorneys with Coding and Tech Business Skills – Alan Rothman discusses the growing interest in and need for attorneys who have degrees and skills from another field that serves client requirements, previously focused on areas such as engineering, business and medicine. Already well established in professions that include… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Deep Web Research and Discovery Resources 2016

Via – Deep Web Research and Discovery Resources 2016 – Marcus Zillman has a longstanding and comprehensive expertise pertaining to the Deep Web. The Deep Web or Dark Web covers trillions of pages of information held in dynamically generated repositories throughout the global web that remain inaccessible through popular applications and search engines. Searching… Continue Reading

We Feel: tracking the mental health of Australia via Twitter and social media

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) [via Data Driven Journalism] “What is We Feel? – We Feel is a project that explores whether social media – specifically Twitter – can provide an accurate, real-time signal of the world’s emotional state. We Feel was designed by and is being provided by the Language and Social… Continue Reading

UK Survey – The digital skills gap in government

UK National Audit Office – “Government’s austerity and reform agenda means delivering the same or better with less resource. Civil service headcount is down nearly one-fifth since 2010. Further cost reductions will be difficult without major service redesign, and significant contribution is expected from digitally-enabled business transformation. To improve data about the availability of the… Continue Reading

Ultimate Ownership and Bank Competition

Azar, José and Raina, Sahil and Schmalz, Martin C., Ultimate Ownership and Bank Competition (January 2, 2016). Available for download at SSRN: “We document a secular increase of deposit account maintenance fees and fee thresholds with a new branch-level dataset, as well as substantial cross-sectional variation in these prices and in deposit rate spreads.… Continue Reading

The Rise and Fall of Silk Road

Via Wired – “In October 2013, a young entrepreneur named Ross Ulbricht was arrested at the Glen Park branch of the San Francisco Public library. It was the culmination of a two-year investigation into a vast online drug market called Silk Road. The authorities charged that Ulbricht, an idealistic 29-year-old Eagle Scout from Austin, Texas,… Continue Reading

Monthly Energy Review – December 2015

US Energy Information Administration: “A publication of recent and historical energy statistics. This publication includes statistics on total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversion values.” Continue Reading

Authors Guild Petitions Supreme Court to Rule on Google Books

[December 31, 2015] “the Authors Guild, the nation’s largest and oldest society of professional writers, filed a petition with the Supreme Court of the United States requesting that it review a lower court ruling that allowed Google, Inc. to copy millions of copyright-protected books without asking for authors’ permission or paying them. At stake, the… Continue Reading