Monthly Archives: May 2018

Does it fart?

Apparently almost all animals do, except mussels and a few others. Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix Does it Fart? Yes Elicits a small squeak, so small that you think you may be mistaken…until it hits you. Very dry and feral, with a … Continue reading

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Surveillance and vanity

A new California pilot program will let drivers replace their metal license plates with e-ink versions that will eliminate the need to use stickers to prove that you’ve renewed your tags, allow you to display arbitrary vanity messages when the … Continue reading

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Misrepresentations

I would like to extend my thanks to people who deliberately or unconsciously misrepresent intellectual opponents in an extreme way. There is a sarcasm here, but I must admit that my views and convictions are being challenged and changed in … Continue reading

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Jeg er i opposition

Når regeringen, Socialdemokratiet og Dansk Folkeparti – altså to nominelt liberale partier, to nominelt nationale partier og Socialdemokratiet – indgår en aftale om at tvinge en gruppe børn i “læringstilbud”, så er der noget helt galt. Og hvis der fortsat … Continue reading

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Nature

While we should respect nature, sometimes we should also fear it. It's happening again! Flash flooding devastating Main St. in Old Town Ellicott City, MD rivaling the 2016 deadly flood. Multiple rescues in progress. Officials telling people to head to … Continue reading

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Perception

It’s funny that I have to spend time and energy to identify stop signs in a CAPTCHA, in order to prove that I am not a computer, while at the same time computers are driving cars around on roads trying … Continue reading

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Email marketing process

I used PayPal many years ago. Not so many years ago, I tried to delete my PayPal account and I think I have tried at least once every year ever since. This has not worked, at least not till now. … Continue reading

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Virtual Assistant Dark Patterns and Amazon’s Alexa

It is probably unfair to go after Amazon and their Alexa, but this time it was them. Amazon confirms that Alexa, their Virtual Assistant, was triggered by the sounds in the home to start listening, parsed the following information to … Continue reading

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How China and the West are different

In China facial recognition and ML is used to track criminals, dissidents and built a giant database of who interacts with who. In the West facial recognition and ML is used to track celebrities at the a royal wedding, so … Continue reading

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Adtech and advertising

First I thought I was right, then that I was wrong and now I think I might have been sort-of right all along. When the web took off some people believed micro-transactions would be the viable financial model for content. … Continue reading

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