Posted by cadsmith on September 27, 2010
There are signs of life swimming against the tidal forces. One may wonder how to test determinism itself, outside of philosophical scenarios. IT permeates most, if not all, domains. The fact that the volume of data exceeds comprehension invites advanced methods. Some of these preserve values. The inherent ideology affects conclusions. It is not clear how to prevent this. It is also a challenge to characterize it, but there seems to be a growing awareness of its significance going forward. In order to prevent narrow-minded short-sightedness, there are proposed diversities which mimic nature, however these can be bypassed through clever systemic exploitation of knowledge gaps or compartmentalization. This also occurs in analysis and operations. The security that defends also biases. Historically, things which are not protected tend to be plundered. Software is considered a work-around for bureaucracy, science a progression toward truth. Setting them at logger heads may have spectacular effects, as hardware can attest. If this is necessary, then a perceptive observer of the resultant chaos may discover an approach that surpasses the past. The next trick is to show the math.
Recent links (twenty-one):
JFK and the Unspeakable, James Douglass, 2008
This narrative covers the background to the fateful day. The thesis is that the protagonist, following the missile crisis, threw himself in the way of a nuclear bullet headed for the country. His predecessor had warned of a mil-industrial complex. The antagonist is a then Cold War organization, portrayed as acting like a separate state after he decapitated it, who saw withdrawal from the proxy war in Vietnam as a defeat. The title uses a phrase from theologian Thomas Merton. There are six chapters and an appendix speech. The author reportedly intended it as the start of a series which would also include MLK, MX and RFK.
zero history, William Gibson, 2010
The book describes a quest for military fashion. It is a character-driven continuation from the previous two novels which includes recent economic context. They have distinct manners and voices and are each chasing their own cultural trends. The title is about a character who has no credit record and the news assumes a death spiral. There is a lot of depth. Cool is yet unadvertised. Expert at their tradecraft, the players tend to go rogue. The setting is described in detail, London is like an “intricate antique toy … bought at auction”. Brand images from realworld things are compared like apps made from root code or true worth. It includes authentic samples of elite terminology. Locative art became augmented reality. Tracking is ubiquitous. The big ant figurine symbol shows up in luggage. There are eighty-seven chapters. Point-of-view changes among the major characters other than Big End. The audiobook lends it a voiceover quality.
YouTube – Steven Johnson: Where good ideas come from
Reconstructing Minds from Software Mindfiles Â« K21st â€“ Essential 21st Century Knowledge
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Posted by cadsmith on September 11, 2010
Internet media lets stamps go live, opensource code connect cities, anesthesia cross continents, search be multilingual and faculty tune syllabus stats. Tech tests Turing, engineers climate, buys self-powered parts, and ends the big bang, while art and scifi plug the void. Videojug promotes beta.
Recent links (about twenty-nine):
ai Is the Turing Test Still Relevant? A Plan for Developing the Cognitive Decathlon to Test Intelligent Embodied Behavior, Mueller (PDF)
YouTube – Ben Cameron: The true power of the performing arts
YouTube – Alwar Balasubramaniam: Art of substance and absence
augmented-reality Royal Mail Launches First Intelligent Stamps | eWEEK Europe UK
bookmark Trailmeme and the Web of Intent
books The Evolutionary Void, Peter F. Hamilton, 2010
climate Climate scientists suggest geoengineering approach with engineered nanoparticles
cognitive You Are What You Touch: How Tool Use Changes the Brain’s Representations of the Body: Scientific American
database CouchOne – Your Data. Anywhere.
The Optimistic Thought Experiment | Hoover Institution
Guest Post: Could Tiny Somaliland Become the First Cashless Society?
education Khan Academy
environment Early Warning Signs Could Show When Extinction Is Coming | Wired Science | Wired.com
forum Qvaq – Easy Discussions for Everyone
government Announcing Civic Commons – Code for America
media As It Moves Away From The Wikis, Wetpaint Launches TV News And Entertainment Site
medical Medical Daily: World’s first transcontinental anesthesia
mobile Dr Dobbs – Autonomous User Interfaces for Mobile Apps
ocr ABBYY OCR SDK for integrating intelligent and accurate OCR, ICR, OMR, barcode recognition and PDF conversion technologies
power Self powered parts will be electronic mainstay by 2020 – Pacemakers to power themselves | TechEye
quantum Quantum computing – separating hope from hype
Observations: Open-source personal robotics seeks a community to make it affordable
robots ready to take over your home on [technabob]
science Technology Review: Blogs: arXiv blog: Non-Expanding Cosmology Attempts To Oust Big Bang Theory
7 Excellent Website To Test And Compare Website Speed | Free and Useful Online Resources for Designers and Developers
Dr Dobbs – Unit Testing Tools ‘Suite’ Up
translation Linguee – The web as a dictionary – German/English
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Posted by cadsmith on January 8, 2010
Invited that is. Question for the analysts: After the past three decades, and present seeming fubar status, what are likely spinoffs for industry? The details probably work themselves out, though it may not recognize itself afterward. State reporting is laborious, especially for entrepreneurs, though late fees are a quick profit. Citizens have own opinions about senate, paid for by mounting losses. It is not clear what special interests have in store for next decade. Whoever is selected for national will have a challenge past rebound sentiments. What would really be effective, how citizens deal with berserker regs, and better globalism factors for self-determination are still to be discerned. On a society note, human rights is still trying to find its way to the street. When the boss’s away, the mob will play. Marshalling of arbiters and enforcers is not a complete solution; noone said liberty is blind, only attempting escape. It is not about guilt or the good who are prostheticized young. There may be a hidden “for all” in the balance. (The one without weakness is too elusive.) The rest continue to count their fingers or use cutouts. In the absence of science, mythology may become more mainstream, though revolts are still subject to reason. The new year justifies optimistic initiatives, some will be longer-term. Economic upturns will choose their champions. Errors of past decade will be better understood and corrected to avoid repetition and worsening. Collaboration may have new branches past open-source, web and social, e.g. multi-enterprise perhaps as early aspect of cloud. Academics tend to weigh ideas carefully. Conversely, fiction, art or music may be more imaginative, impulsive, irrational and reflect dynamics of real world representations or responses. Answers in drama are not prohibited yet.
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