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by brian
Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Misc Topics & News!
Topic: Conditional Stupidity:It may be the Company you Keep!
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Views: 1721

Conditional Stupidity:It may be the Company you Keep!

October 6, 2012: NY Times: It's Not me, It's You! Depending on whom you happen to be talking to, you can feel smart and funny OR feel like an inarticulate noodle noggin! Apparently the stress associated with interacting with folks who you perceive as 'smarter than you' can dumb down your ability to ...
by brian
Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Misc Topics & News!
Topic: Book: Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World!
Replies: 3
Views: 3009

Re: Book: Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our Wor

Oct 8, 2012: In another related article to the recent book 'Automate This' which is the subject of this thread, the SEC turns to a trading company to help them regulate rapid traders. Sort of like asking the fox to guard the hen house? Another interesting tidbit contained in the NY Times article, "O...
by brian
Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Vehicle Safety Issues
Topic: CA Legalizes Driveless Cars!
Replies: 0
Views: 1868

CA Legalizes Driveless Cars!

Oct 1, 2012: So who's at fault if the car you are in an accident with doesn't have a driver? the owner? Or Google who's programmed many of these driverless cars? NY Times: With a Push from Google, California Legalizes Driverless cars On Tuesday, Jerry Brown, the governor of California, signed into l...
by brian
Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Misc Topics & News!
Topic: Book: Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World!
Replies: 3
Views: 3009

Re: Book: Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our Wor

Sept 27, 2012: NY Times Beyond Wall St., Curbs on High-Speed Trades proceed If you've read the thread Book: Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World! or the book you'd read how they have build a direct line fiber optic cables between NYC and Chicago to shave milliseconds (yea, that's rig...
by brian
Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Highway Safety Issues
Topic: New York City Pedestrian Safety Study & Action Plan
Replies: 2
Views: 2775

Re: New York City Pedestrian Safety Study & Action Plan

Sept 27, 2012: NY Times: Deaths Rise for Drivers, Bikers and Walkers on NYC Streets Traffic fatalities from July 2011 through June 2012 were up 23 percent to 291 from the prior year 236. It was the first increase since 2007, when there were 310 traffic fatalities, From the Mayor's Management Report ...
by brian
Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Misc Topics & News!
Topic: Feel Lost in Space? New Hubble XDF pics are Amazing!
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Views: 1364

Feel Lost in Space? New Hubble XDF pics are Amazing!

September 25, 2012: Hubble Goes to the eXtreme to Assemble Farthest Ever View of the Universe Like photographers assembling a portfolio of best shots, astronomers have assembled a new, improved portrait of mankind's deepest-ever view of the universe. Called the eXtreme Deep Field, or XDF, the photo ...
by brian
Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Highway Safety Issues
Topic: Pavement-Edge Drop Offs
Replies: 1
Views: 2665

Re: Pavement-Edge Drop Offs

Sept 2012: Added a thread on Pavement Shoulder Dropoffs to the Accident reconstruction News thread.
by brian
Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: McHenry James Bond Spiral Jump
Topic: 2012 Questions on the McHenry James Bond Astro Spiral Jump
Replies: 2
Views: 5876

Re: 2012 Questions on the McHenry James Bond Astro Spiral Ju

Sept 13, 2012: if it looks like, smells like and rolls like a the spiral jump stunt...then it must be! We actually were contacted by the Hot Wheels team about helping them with this stunt. We did provide them with some help/ideas on the stunt to help make it work. However it wasn't official as they ...
by brian
Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Misc Topics & News!
Topic: Book: Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World!
Replies: 3
Views: 3009

Re: Book: Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our Wor

Sept 15, 2012: Along the same lines as the ' Automate This ' Book comes a NYTimes Sunday Review article " The Computer as Music Critic " The article cites a recent article published in the journal Scientific Reports : Measuring the Evolution of Contemporary Western Popular Music , In the research co...
by brian
Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Misc Topics & News!
Topic: Book: Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World!
Replies: 3
Views: 3009

Book: Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World!

Sept 2012: Just finished a recent book Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World by Steiner. As a computer programmer since the late 1970's, I found this book interesting and frustrating! Interesting? In how Lebniz (1700's) predicted binary computing centuries before the digital revolutio...