"For true intelligence demands choice, internal freedom. And therefore we have the malingerants, fudgerators and drudge-dodgers, not to mention the special phenomenon of simulimbecility or mimicretinism. A mimicretin is a computer that plays stupid in order, once and for all, to be left in peace."
The Surprising Reason Zebras Have Stripes
By putting black-and-white coats on horses, a new study shows that the pattern discourages biting flies from landing.
Neuroscientists Say They've Found an Entirely New Form of Neural Communication
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Infoporn: 100 Years of Sci-Fi, Explored
Using data scraping, network analysis, and machine learning, the Science Fiction Concept Corpus includes more than 2,600 books written since 1900.
Currently reading 'Lao Tzu: Tao te ching: a book about the way and the power of the way, by Ursula K. Le Guin'
I just remembered the #fediverse when I got to this part:
"The wise have no mind of their own, finding it in the minds of ordinary people. ....
they mix their mind up with the world."
Because I want to immerse myself with the #federati
"One of the most important forces in history is human stupidity. We should never underestimate human stupidity."
Yuval Noah Harari Is Worried About Our Souls
"there are those people out there who are stupid and don’t realize they are stupid" Now don't be smug about it because "we see it in other people, and we don’t see it in ourselves." That is the Dunning-Kruger Effect. https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/1/31/18200497/dunning-kruger-effect-explained-trump
Man, this is so stupid.
$190 Million in Crypto Gone Forever after QuadrigaCX's CEO dies. Sheez.
I believe that AI will ultimately become self aware, although not in the way we imagine (not in the same way as our brain implements consciousness)
hmm..this is both good and bad.. google's effort to thwart phishing is good, but if google is the only one doing it, then it's not good. It should be a collective effort, not just google. https://www.wired.com/story/google-chrome-kill-url-first-steps/
Gum disease–causing bacteria could spur Alzheimer’s Disease.
the bacteria that cause gum disease are present in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s, not just in their mouths.
This spinning 'Ice Circle' is a pretty cool phenomenon: https://earthsky.org/earth/giant-spinning-ice-disk-discovered-in-maine-jan-2019
For those who are genetically- predisposed for getting Alzheimer's Disease later in life, this is good news! https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-16/united-neuroscience-s-alzheimer-vaccine-just-might-work
This is brilliant: using magnet+light to detect malaria. (Malaria parasites release Hemozoin which is magnetic...) https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/05/24/613099137/how-a-cheap-magnet-might-help-detect-malaria
Your Brain Doesn't Contain Memories. It Is Memories.
Therefore, this year I will put more priority on shared experiences with other people: I will treasure my time with family & friends. We will visit more places, an try all kinds of food we never tried before, and drink stuff we never had before :)
I am a cloud of vapor.
Fragmenting into ever smaller pieces to explore ever widening spaces.
Web Developer by day, Pattern Hunter at night.
Thinker and Tinkerer on weekends. :)
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