Archive for the ‘Philosophy’ Category

Today’s inspirational poster

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Today’s motivational poster

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Today’s motivational poster

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Today’s inspirational poster

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Today’s inspirational poster

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Today’s inspirational poster

Monday, July 10th, 2017

The Myth of a Superhuman AI

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Kevin Kelly wrote an excellent article on the fundamental assumptions behind the myth of the superhuman AI, and why they’re either unsupported or contradicted by evidence. He does a good job on some points that I’ve thought through myself, and brings up some other points I hadn’t considered.

The Myth of a Superhuman AI

new stereo

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

I had my dead Kenwood stereo replaced by a new Kenwood. The installation labor cost almost as much as the hardware. They kept telling me how cool the bluetooth integration with my phone would be, but my phone doesn’t have bluetooth and I don’t use my phone in the car anyway. They were disappointed but amused that I’m such a relic.

Spectacular Cosmographic Maps Chart Galaxies and Superclusters in Local Universe | Wired Science | Wired.com

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Spectacular Cosmographic Maps Chart Galaxies and Superclusters in Local Universe | Wired Science | Wired.com.

I’ve been searching for this kind of map for years. I’d forgotten about it after so many frustrating failures. This is a wonderfully guided tour of the local galactic structures and their observed motions. Did you think the galaxies were just sitting still out there? Expanding uniformly, like raisins in bread? Nope!

The lesson you never got taught in school: How to learn! | Neurobonkers | Big Think

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

This is what we’ve been saying for years! Oh, and we’ve got our own experiments to back it up, though we haven’t taken the time to test all the alternative study strategies used in this comparison. If only it were easier to develop targeted, computer-based tests for all needs. The computer could test you until you knew the material. It could present things you need more help learning, and slowly phase out the things you already know, giving you more time to master more material.

That’s what our software does!

The lesson you never got taught in school: How to learn! | Neurobonkers | Big Think.