Daily Links 06/08/2014

The basic idea here was that if we exposed students more directly to the educational market that Bennett had identified—making them borrow the money to attend—we could then count on those self-interested economic actors to behave as consumers are supposed to and do something about the problem. The policy was “to re-emphasize self-help,” per the New York Times. But this particular market has never worked that way, and the only effect, of course, was to raise up the Himalayas of student debt that are such a familiar part of the landscape today.

If we can’t or won’t speak in our authentic voices, if we disconnect from our own inner authority, if we refuse to ask for what we need (or don’t know what we need), how can men and women reach across the divide that separates them and recognize each other for who we truly are? Maybe we shouldn’t cluck our tongues over the rising divorce rate; maybe we should just be awed and amazed that men and women stay together for any length of time at all.

Nilofer Merchant suggests a small idea that just might have a big impact on your life and health: Next time you have a one-on-one meeting, make it into a “walking meeting” — and let ideas flow while you walk and talk.

Wonder if any of my colleagues would be up for that…

Big Data teaches you to build these systems using an architecture that takes advantage of clustered hardware along with new tools designed specifically to capture and analyze web-scale data. It describes a scalable, easy to understand approach to big data systems that can be built and run by a small team. Following a realistic example, this book guides readers through the theory of big data systems, how to implement them in practice, and how to deploy and operate them once they’re built.

Chapter one “a new paradigm for big data” is free – need to check it out.

Cloud security trends: The significant six-pack | Smarter Computing Blog

Instead of protecting data portals or pipelines, data-centric security focuses on data’s three states:

at rest,
in motion
and in use.