Monthly Archives: October 2012

Too cheap to buy fireworks

Even though it’s bad form to make fun about death I couldn’t help but amazed by some people’s stupidity as in this article. Apparently silly traditions of firing guns at weddings aren’t modulated by any wisdom about where power lines … Continue reading

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The end is near – just imagine

Imagine what would have happened if John McCain or George W. Bush had been president, instead of JFK, during the Cuban Missile Crisis? – well, you can’t because you and we all would be dead now. The U.S. lucked out, … Continue reading

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Impact of wired world – 14

I was just checking one of my favorite blogs and read this new-ish post. Dr. Dennis is discussing whether wired tools change our brains and develops this theme: One fundamental problem with this metaphor is that these technologies are not doing anything to … Continue reading

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Watson is going to become a doctor, doctors protest

When I first show the PBS documentary on IBM’s Watson, then watched it in the live Jeopardy, the first thing that came to mind is how this could be used in medicine (given my model of medicine from personal experience, … Continue reading

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AGW denialist lie almost suckers me

I saw this article yesterday and immediately began to wonder if there really was some new data that could change the projections on human-caused global climate change. As a supporter of science new data always has to be considered and … Continue reading

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A stunning claim!

No, not some new outrage from the Romney campaign. Here’s the headline: Windows 8 Tablets: the most successful tablets ever. >[my emphasis] This gem of unbelievable hype comes to us from this article at ZDNet, well-known hater of Apple and … Continue reading

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Hurrah! Kindle book refunds

Not only did Amazon allow me to fill my Christmas stocking with a new PaperWhite (I like the Fire too, but using limited battery power to make light makes tablets nearly useless for me) but now not only will the … Continue reading

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