Federal School established in 1797 on Darby Road in Haverford, Pennsylvania.

The Federal School
is a historic one-room schoolhouse located on Darby Road in Haverford, Pennsylvania near the Allgates Estate. It was established in 1797, and was called the Federal School because of the community’s pride of being part of the Federal United States, but not much else is known about it until 1849, when the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania purchased the building and officially renamed it the Haverford Seminary Number 1. It served as a public school from then until Horatio Gates Lloyd bought it in 1940. After his family moved out it served as a storage building.[2] The Historical Society of Haverford Township restored it in 1991. The Federal School now has 1849 school re-enactments for 4th Graders in the School District of Haverford Township.

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Interior of the School

Federal School House, Outbuilding, End of Allgates Drive (Haverford Township), Havertown, Delaware County, PA

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The Allgates is located in Haverford, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The large estate contained 19 buildings. The largest of them is the Mansion House, designed by Wilson Eyre, and completed in 1912. The Frog Tavern was built in 1731, and the Federal School was built in 1797. The complex of buildings was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 15, 1979, and the Federal School was listed separately in 1971.  https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/pa3369/
Horatio Lloyd Gates, General, R. S. (1727 – 1806)
Horatio Gates Lloyd (1831-1893) and Caroline Elizabeth Newell (1836-1909)
Horatio Gates Lloyd (1867-1937) and Mary Helen Wingate (1868 – 1934)
The estate was built for financier Horatio Gates Lloyd Sr., simultaneously partner in Drexel and Co. and J.P. Morgan and Co. and President of the Commercial Trust Co. of Philadelphia, and his wife Mary Helen Wingate Lloyd.[2]
Horatio Gates “Gates” Lloyd, Jr (1900 – 1993) was the Grandson of Horatio Gates Lloyd (1831-1893) and Caroline Elizabeth Newell (1836-1909)
Husband of Eleanor Biddle Barnes Lloyd (1906-1985)
Mr. Lloyd attended schools in Philadelphia and Rhode Island and graduated from Princeton University in 1923. He also attended Trinity College and Cambridge University for one year before joining Drexel & Co., the Philadelphia investment banking firm where his father was a partner. The younger Mr. Lloyd became a partner at the company, the predecessor of Drexel Burnham Lambert, in 1927.
During World War II, he served with the Interceptor Command in Philadelphia. In 1950, he took a leave of absence from Drexel to join the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington. In 1954, he became deputy director for administration under director Allen W. Dulles.
Mr. Lloyd retired from that position in 1964. He later served as chairman of The Contributionship, a Philadelphia mutual insurance company. The insurance company, founded in 1752 by a group of Philadelphians headed by Benjamin Franklin, is the oldest in the United States.
Eleanor Biddle Barnes Named after her mother, Eleanor Biddle, she doubtless learned her most practical lessons about public service from the example of her father, John Hampton Barnes. He was a prominent Philadelphia lawyer who led reform movements in the Republican Party against the Vare machine after World War I. In 1919, he worked on revisions of the City Charter and also helped create Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Logan Square’s Swann Fountain project with Stirling Calder as its sculptor.  In 1927, Lallie married Princeton graduate Gates Lloyd of Allgates in Haverford. The groom was starting his career as an investment banker in his father’s footsteps. In 1930, country-house architects Willing, Sims & Talbutt designed Linden on Haverford’s Darby Road for the young couple. They lived there a half-century until that imposing house and its extensive grounds became The Quadrangle lifecare community.
Mr. Lloyd is survived by his sons, H. Gates 3d and Wingate; daughters, Mary L. Robb and Prudence L. Rosenthal; 18 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
Philadelphia in Palm Beach: Part IV, 1938
Gates and Lallie Lloyd on the patio on a Sunday before lunch. “Lallie” was a nickname for Eleanor Biddle Barnes Lloyd whose father Hampton Barnes was a Philadelphia lawyer. Her husband Horatio Gates Lloyd Jr. was a partner with Drexel & Co. until he joined the CIA in 1950.

 
 
 

Why Radical Deregulation Is Happening So Fast At The FCC

Why Radical Deregulation Is Happening So Fast At The FCC
By Andrew Jay Schwartzman
Mar 19 2017
<https://www.benton.org/blog/why-radical-deregulation-happening-so-fast-fcc>
Chairman Ajit Pai is moving fast at the FCC
President Donald Trump has moved quickly to use Executive Orders and other
plenary powers to deliver on some of his major campaign promises on issues
such as immigration, the Dakota Access pipeline and appointment of a
conservative Supreme Court Justice. For the most part, however, his
promised deregulatory assault on what his chief strategist Steven Bannon
calls the “Administrative State” has not advanced as quickly. Hundreds of
top-level positions at Executive Branch agencies remain vacant, and the
process of rescinding regulatory policies can be cumbersome and time
consuming.
There is at least one important exception – media and telecommunications
regulation at the Federal Communications Commission.
Within weeks after taking office, newly-designated FCC Chairman Ajit Pai
has moved aggressively and with unprecedented speed to overturn many recent
FCC decisions and changed some longstanding policies. While some of these
actions are more symbolic in nature, others have had immediate and
significant impact. Many more such actions are likely to be unveiled in the
weeks, not to mention months, to come.
This is a very partial list of Chairman Pai’s early initiatives:
• Instructing agency attorneys not to defend the FCC’s authority to
regulate intrastate prison phone rates in a court hearing held on February
6. (I was allowed to defend the intrastate rates in their stead.) While the
agency’s attorneys did defend the Commission’s ability to regulate
less-important interstate rates, Chairman Pai has indicated that if the FCC
wins the case, he will likely set the rates at a higher level.
• Setting aside a decision admonishing a dozen TV stations for
failure to comply with rules requiring them to place information about
their sales of commercials concerning political issues.
• Overturning “policy guidance” that disfavored the use of certain
contractual arrangements allowing broadcasters to evade the FCC’s rules
limiting the number of TV stations one company can operate in a particular
market.
• Staying the effectiveness of new rules requiring broadband
Internet access service providers to protect their customers’ browsing and
other data.
• Abandoning the FCC’s scrutiny of so-called “zero rating”
practices under the Commission’s Network Neutrality rules. As a result,
wireless carriers have been free to allow customers to use favored music
and video content outside the companies’ monthly data caps.
• Setting aside orders designating nine companies to be national
providers of subsidized Lifeline broadband services for low-income
customers.
• Rescinding a cybersecurity policy white paper putting forth
cybersecurity policies finding that market place forces are insufficient to
protect the public and national security.
• Suspending an inquiry into a Comcast-affiliated video streaming
service that appeared to violate the conditions imposed when Comcast was
allowed to purchase NBC Universal.
Taken together, these and several other of Chairman Pai’s actions
constitute a dramatic departure which is far more extensive, and far more
rapid, than what any prior incoming Chairman has undertaken.
There are a number of reasons why things are moving so fast and so
radically at the FCC.
[snip]

American Folklore Society, International Society for Folk Narrative Research (ISFNR): 2016 annual meeting Videos

The American Folklore Society’s YouTube channel now hosts videos of six sessions videotaped at the 2016 annual meeting in Miami, a joint conference of AFS and the International Society for Folk Narrative Research (ISFNR):
Dan Ben-Amos’s Don Yoder Address for the AFS Folk Belief and Religious Folklife Section, “Kol Nidre, The Prayer That Haunted the Rabbis and Charmed Their Folks”
Erika Brady’s Francis Lee Utley Address for the AFS Fellows, “Axel’s Mask: A Family Tale”
Carolyn Dinshaw’s Presidential Invited Address, “Rip Van Winkle in the East Village: Queer Times in Stories, Stories in Queer Times”
Ellen Kushner’s Stith Thompson/Phillips Barry Lecture for the AFS Folk Narrative and Music and Song Sections, “(Re)Writing ‘Thomas the Rhymer’: A Fantasy Writer Finds Truth (and a Fool-Proof Plot) in Folklore”
Ulrich Marzolph’s ISFNR Address, “Big Data of the Past: 19th-Century Folk Narrative Researchers and Their Relevance for the Discipline’s Future”
The “Her-Story: A Feminism and Folklore Retrospective” forum session reviewing folklorists’ studies of gender and feminism since 1970, including the “Folklore and Feminism” sessions at the 1986 AFS annual meeting in Baltimore
In the coming weeks we will be posting more than 50 additional videos of annual meeting sessions from 2004 to 2015, starting with those from 2004, including Alan Dundes’s final address to the Society.
The URL for the AFS YouTube channel’s playlists (we’ll create a new playlist for each year’s videos) is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHjz6F6Xtx867q0GQlD5kHg/playlists

COWBOY ROUNDS a concert to be performed in NYC this Sunday April 23

This is part of a concert to be performed in NYC this Sunday April 23
Cowboy Rounds by Ian Dicke

Ian Dicke (b. 1982) is a composer inspired by social-political culture and interactive technology. Praised for his “refreshingly well-structured” (Feast of Music) and “uncommonly memorable” (Sequenza 21) catalogue of works, Dicke currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Composition at the University of California, Riverside. His music has been commissioned and performed by ensembles and festivals around the world, including the New World Symphony, Alarm Will Sound, the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, ISCM World New Music Days, and the Atlantic Coast Center Band Director’s Association. He has received grants, awards, and recognition from the Barlow Endowment, Fulbright Program, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, New Music USA, New York Youth Symphony, ASCAP, and BMI, among others. In addition to his creative activities as a composer, Dicke is also the founder and curator of the Outpost Concert Series in Riverside, CA and is a former co-director of Fast Forward Austin, a music festival held annually in Austin, TX. For more information on works in progress, upcoming performances, commissioning, and score rentals, please visit www.iandicke.com.
Cowboy Rounds is a song cycle for piano/vocalist and live electronic processing. This work “remixes” source material culled from the John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip, an ethnographic field collection hosted online by the Library of Congress.
Cowboy Rounds reexamines oral tradition and ownership through the lens of today’s internet-driven free culture movement. The folk recordings within the Lomax archive do not represent a final, unchangeable document, but rather a snapshot of each song, unique to its time, place, and performer. The lack of copyright in these field recordings invites current and future generations of musicians to continue developing the songs, either through digital manipulation of the recorded material itself or reconstructing elements of the recording through live performance. In that sense, Cowboy Rounds is a work deliberately caught between the ideological constructs of permanence and ephemera while building an intersection between new technologies and old traditions.
Leslie Prosterman

Former Apple Engineer Describes Domestic Abuse In Chilling Courtroom Statement

Rastogi’s four-page victim impact statement describes the effects of her husband’s abuse, and her ongoing disappointment with the criminal justice system’s lack of substantial response to her plight. She said she feels she’s been “effectively silenced” twice ― first by her husband and then again by the system meant to protect her.

By coincidence, the courthouse in Santa Clara, California, where Rastogi spoke is the same one where Brock Turner was sentenced to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. His victim’s poignant impact statement went viral and led to national outrage over lenient sexual assault sentencing.

Ruth Glenn, executive director of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, wondered if Gattani’s considerable social status may have played a role in the sentencing.

THIS !!!!!!!!

 “We also see quite frequently that money, power and privilege in our society is a free ticket for less accountability,” she said. “More than a few instances of high-profile domestic violence perpetrators have received lighter sentences than their less-than-high-profile counterparts.”

Consciousness: An Increased spontaneous MEG signal diversity for psychoactive doses of ketamine, LSD and psilocybin

For the first time, scientists show that psychedelic substances: psilocybin, ketamine and LSD, leads to an elevated level of consciousness, as measured by higher neural signal diversity exceeding those of normal waking consciousness, using spontaneous magnetoencephalographic (MEG) signals.
https://www.nature.com/articles/srep46421

Killer Arkansas sued by McKesson Corp (MCK.N) to stop using their drug

In a repeat of its lawsuit against Arkansas, McKesson Medical-Surgical, a unit of McKesson Corp (MCK.N), said the state’s correction department had acted deceitfully when it purchased another drug, vecuronium bromide, a commonly used muscle relaxant given in extreme doses in executions to paralyze the body and halt breathing.
The state “intended to use this product in connection with executions, a fact that was never disclosed to McKesson,” the company said in Tuesday’s filing in state court in Little Rock.
EXECUTIONS IN THE US

The state “intended to use this product in connection with executions, a fact that was never disclosed to McKesson,” the company said in Tuesday’s filing in state court in Little Rock.

RIP HARRY HUSKEY 1916 – 2017 Computer Pioneer

Harry Douglas Huskey Jan. 19, 1916 – April 9, 2017 Harry Douglas Huskey, a computer pioneer who was part of the famed ENIAC engineering team during World War II, worked with Alan Turing, and designed the Bendix G15, died on Palm Sunday morning at his home in Santa Cruz. He was 101.
Harry Huskey was born in a small farmhouse on Connolly’s Creek near Whittier, N. C., close to Smokey Mountain National Park on January 19, 1916. Harry received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics at the University of Idaho (1937) and a masters and doctorate in mathematics from Ohio State University (1943). While getting his doctorate, he had a teaching assistantship and taught Geometry. His best student, Velma Roeth, married him a few years later.
Harry’s first job was teaching mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania. With two small baby girls he heard there might be extra work opportunities at the Penn’s Moore School of Engineering, but the work was classified, so he could not find out anything about it. He applied anyway, and after some weeks was cleared to enter through the locked gates to the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) project (1945). This was the first large scale electronic computer ever built, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes. Once the ENIAC was working in 1946, Harry left the project and accepted an offer of a 1-year appointment at the British National Physical Laboratory (NPL) without knowing what it was.
Arriving in England in January 1947, he worked on a new computer prototype called the Pilot ACE. Alan Turing led the project and the computer was a smaller version of the ACE (Automatic Computing Engine) built by Turing some years later. This was an early instance of the idea of the stored-program. Being able to store its own program is one of the defining characteristics of computers today. In December of 1948, having returned from England to work at the National Bureau of Standards, Harry moved to Los Angeles to design and lead the building of the SWAC (Standards Western Automatic Computer) at UCLA. The machine was intended to support mathematicians at UCLA and the Air Force, since there still were no commercially manufactured computers available. The computer when completed in July 1950, was the fastest computer in the world, and was finally retired in 1967.
During his SWAC work, Harry appeared on You Bet Your Life, a live television show hosted by Groucho Marx, in which Harry tried patiently to explain what the SWAC does. Groucho paired Harry up with a junk dealer. Asked how much he thought the SWAC would be worth, the junk dealer asked how much it weighed.
In July 1954, Harry took a faculty position at UC Berkeley, teaching mathematics and electrical engineering. During this period he also worked independently on the design of a computer that did not require a computer center, or computer operators, but could be run by a single person. The computer was sponsored by Bendix computer and was introduced as the Bendix G15 in 1956.
The G15 was the first computer that could be called a “personal” computer, in that one person could run it. It could be installed in a home or small business and was roughly the size of a refrigerator. At that time the only computers were large professionally managed systems in computer centers. The G15 cost just under $50,000 or could be rented for $1,500 a month. Harry had one in his home office in Berkeley. In the 60’s the U. S. Agency for International Development worked with the Indian Government to set up an Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, U.P., India.
In 1963, Harry Huskey left for India to spend a year at IIT Kanpur overseeing the installation of the first computer in India, an IBM 1620. During the year he helped establish the computer center and computer engineering department there. During the 60’s and 70’s he taught and advised other universities around the world on setting up their own computer centers and computer science programs, including the University of Yangon (Rangoon), Burma with UNESCO support. In 1967, Harry left Berkeley to join the faculty at the newly formed UC Santa Cruz campus. He was the founder and initial director of the UCSC Computer Center and helped establish the computer and information science programs there.
Later in his career, he and his wife, Velma, became very interested in the history of computing. They were some of the first people to research and write about Lady Ada Lovelace. They spent many weeks in England reading her letters.
He retired in 1986. He received the 1984 Centennial Award from the IEEE, the 1982 Computer Pioneer Award from the IEEE Computer Society; he was honored at the Pioneer Session of the National Computer Conference in 1978 and received the Founding Faculty Award from UCSC in 2015. He wrote books and many articles on computing. In 1991, Harry’s beloved wife of 52 years passed away. Harry moved to Salt Lake City to be nearer his eldest daughter Carolyn. He spent some time visiting his aunts in South Carolina and in 1994 he married Nancy Whitney of Spartanburg, S. C. Spending much time travelling, eventually they settled in Hilton Head, S.C. and later in Spartanburg. In 2011, Harry returned to Santa Cruz with his wife Nancy.
In 2013, the Computer History Museum named him a Museum Fellow “for his seminal work on early and important computing systems and a lifetime of service to computer education.” Nancy Huskey passed away in 2015. Harry is survived by daughter Carolyn (Joe) Dickinson of Aptos, daughter Roxanne Dwyer in Scotts Valley, son Doug (Anna) Huskey in Santa Cruz and daughter Linda (Jerome) Retterath in Santa Clara. He is also survived by 5 grand children, Ann Dickinson, Jeff Dickinson, Phil Dwyer, Jacob Huskey, Noelle Huskey-Mullin, and great grandchild Erin Dickinson as well as one Huskey-Mullin due in June. Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Apr. 16, 2017

RIP Robert Taylor, Innovator Who Shaped Modern Computing, Dies at 85

Robert Taylor, Innovator Who Shaped Modern Computing, Dies at 85
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/14/technology/robert-taylor-innovator-who-shaped-modern-computing-dies-at-85.html
At the time, ARPA was funding three separate computer research
projects and using three separate computer terminals to
communicate with them. Mr. Taylor said, No, we need a single
computer research network, to connect each project with the
others, to enable each to communicate with the others.  “I
went to see Charlie Herzfeld, who was the head of ARPA, and
laid the idea on him,” Mr. Taylor recalled in an interview for
this obituary. “He liked the idea immediately, and he took a
million dollars out of the ballistic missile defense budget
and put it into my budget right then and there.” He added,
“The first funding came that month.”  His idea led to the
Arpanet, the forerunner of the internet.
Mary Shaw ~ NYT gets it wrong about PARC’s weekly “Dealer” meetings.  It was called
“Dealer” because speakers were selected at random from the lab (there might
have been a deck of cards with names).  Everyone was expected to be able to
lead a stimulating discussion — about something.

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