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Transcendent Man

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Whoever was in charge of the special effects/graphics in that movie needed to be slapped a few times. The movie was way, way too heavy with CG and titles. That person also needs to be taught the difference between “it’s” and “its”. GRAMMAR people. “It’s” not that hard. I came away from this documentary with […]

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Scientific Jargon And The Baggage Of Language (A Better Periodic Table?)

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I’m looking at some sample code for the iPhone, an application that demonstrates a bunch of principles in app coding all at once, including animation and so forth. It’s a relatively trivial app, just sample code, and it uses the Periodic Table of Elements as its data set. As information goes, the Periodic Table is […]

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Stem Cells

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Apparently the only people who really have an issue with stem cell research are Catholics and Christian fundies. That’s a pretty seriously small minority. Islam, Hinduism, and Judaism have no issues with using stem cells for research purposes, as the research occurs to cells before any of those belief systems consider them “alive”. Only Catholics […]

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Design Is Key To Understanding

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I recently watched the NOVA special “Cracking the Maya Code” and was absolutely fascinated by it. I have a special place in my heart for Mesoamerican / pre-Colombian civilizations and Mayanists in general. It’s incredible to me that the language of the Maya has finally been deciphered, and that we can rescue that tiny amount […]

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Futurist Speculation Of The Day

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Some futurist thoughts: I think that, starting with my generation, and during the rise of personal computing in general, there has been a sharp uptick in the number of people who were “born” interactive users of technology. There seem to generally be two kinds of technology users: actives and passives. Actives are the tinkerers, the […]

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