Archive for January, 2011

Changing Education Paradigms


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Medicamentos genéricos e de marca: compare o preço


“Atualizamos regularmente o custo de mais de 5 mil medicamentos, para ajudar a reduzir a fatura da farmácia.

Antes de comprar um fármaco, consulte a nossa base de dados e verifique se há alternativas a menor preço. Se tem receita, certifique-se de que esta autoriza a substituição e peça o mais barato na farmácia ou fale com o médico sobre as opções.

Apresentamos todos os medicamentos dos grupos homogéneos, ou seja, os que incluem, pelo menos, um genérico. Caso não encontre o fármaco que procura, é porque não tem uma alternativa genérica equivalente.

Pode pesquisar pelo princípio ativo ou marca. Se souber a forma farmacêutica, dosagem e quantidade, selecione-os. Obtém a lista, que inclui genéricos, a verde, e medicamentos de marca, a cinzento, por ordem crescente de preço.”


Why You Hate Comic Sans


“Everyone loves to hate Comic Sans. The child-like handwriting font is so infamous, there is a movement to try to ban it. Mention its name to the common layman (aside from a preschool teacher), and you will likely get a chuckle, mention it to a trained designer, and you’ll get a look of disgust. But what exactly makes Comic Sans so horrible?”

Rob Pike: Geek of the Week


“Rob Pike’s contribution to Information Technology has been profound, both through the famous books he co-authored with Brian Kernighan, and his contribution to distributed systems, window systems and concurrency in Unix. Now at Google, his creative skills are in full flow, particularly, in collaboration with Ken Thompson, in the exciting Go language, a grown-up, but radical, C with concurrency. ”
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MIT Introduces Complete Courses to OpenCourseWare Project


“This week, MIT’s OpenCourseWare project launched OCW Scholar, a new series of courses “designed for independent learners who have few additional resources available to them.” To date, MIT has given students access to isolated materials from MIT courses. Now, with this new initiative, lifelong learners can work with a more rounded set of resources. OWC Scholar takes video lectures, homework problems, problem solving videos, simulations, readings, etc., and stitches them into a structured curriculum. Perfect for the self-disciplined student.”
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The Top 25 Nerds Of The Year


“Was 2010 the year geek became chic? Tough to make a case against it — Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg was on the silver screen, deep-space tech bailed out some caved-in miners, and Julian Assange became the pallid rogue who kept governments guessing. But they weren’t alone: Techland takes a look back on the top 25 nerds of the year.

Here they are, the top 25 nerds of the year:”