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Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action–
Into that heaven of freedom, my father, let my country awake.
Time to let the big man (or woman) with the corner office know what you really think.
Happiily, a Canadian start-up company, recently launched Tell Your Boss Anything, allowing employees vent their frustrations to their managers anonymously.
The service, which is designed to help facilitate relationships between the two parties, lets you express what’s on your mind without too much fear of retribution. Managers can also respond to commenters, and both sides get to rate the feedback.
There is, of course, a limit to how much they’ll allow you to express yourself. Vulgar words and violent phrases are filtered out by the program, so you’ll have to check your anger at the door. Bosses can also flag messages if a commenter leaves a mean comment – revealing your identity.
Managers can only see messages from one sender for free…
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It’s 2012. And many of us no doubt imagined that flying cars would be all the rage by now. While that hasn’t happened yet, some major driving innovations are on their way down the pipeline.
In a new TEDTalk, Chris Gerdes of the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (awesomely abbreviated as CARS) explains that he and his team are busy at work developing the motor vehicles of the future. One of their starting points? Studying the brainwaves of the best motorists in the world — professional race car drivers. The idea is to combine computer technology with human intuition and skill behind the wheel.
In honor of Gerdes’ work, here is a look at five cars we may be seeing a lot more of in the future. Sure, they don’t fly. But, hey, many allow you to sit back and enjoy the ride without having to do a…
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