Month: June 2012

  • Collected Quotes May/June 2012

    My main page on quotes is Quotes to Make You Think. Additional ones can be found under the Quotes tag. The future is here; it’s just not evenly distributed. — William Gibson (source) Shatner’s portrayal [of Kirk in Star Trek] is a little boy’s idea of what a captain is. He’s handsome, heroic, dashing, gets all the ladies. He […]

  • TED Talk: Demise of Guys

    For a few weeks The Demise of Guys by Philip Zimbardo and Nikita Duncan has occupied a corner of my attention. It started when a friend posted about the Reddit AMA: I am a published psychologist, author of the Stanford Prison Experiment, expert witness during the Abu Ghraib trials. AMA starting June 7th at 12PM (ET). I even bought […]

  • Happy 100th Birthday Alan Turing!

    Alan Turing was born today one hundred years ago. WIRED UK has a couple pretty good post on his legacy and timeline. I wonder what he would think about computers today? Especially the idea that his Turing machine lets us play Words With Friends or chat with someone near instantly on the opposite side of the planet.

  • Ideological Identity

    A post a few days ago was on immigration and marriage rights intersecting into trust and how our group affiliations, aka tribes, impact are perceptions of these groups. Today is on ideology and trust. Back in January I posted The Enemy’s POV. I found this Ezra Klein article UNPOPULAR MANDATE: Why do politicians reverse their positions? interesting, especially […]

  • TED Talk: Identity in the 21st Century

    Two major recurring political issues in the United States are related, I think, to issues of mixing cultures. There is an instinct to trust those like us more implicitly and consider those who do not look or act like us as bad. Coming to trust people as members of our “tribe” can reverse this instinct. […]

  • ET is out there

  • Misprint

    Last year I bought a paperback set of A Song of Ice and Fire. Yes, I own the four books in the set. (The fifth was published in hardback at the same time.) Rather than continue messing up my hardbacks from multiple reads, I thought paperbacks would be better. Well, I finally got around to reading […]

  • Invention vs Sustaining

    Alien 7… I mean, uh… Prometheus opened today. I am going to see it with some friends Sunday. One star or five, I would go see it. Heck, several other movies by Ridley Scott got me to buy a ticket just because of the first Alien movie. Naturally this movie is going to take bad […]

  • Sharepoint Site Deleted

    Now Outlook complains every time it does a Send/Receive: You do not have permission to view this Sharepoint List (Integration and Deployment Support Practice Site – Tasks). Contact the SharePoint site administrator. HTTP 302. The error code is: 0x80070005. The first thing I found is a page on Outlook and SharePoint Integration. It says to […]

  • TED Talk: Robot Lessons On Being Human

    Four lessons on how to be more human learned from robotics. If the video below does not work, then try Ken Goldberg: 4 lessons from robots about being human.