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May 15th, 2018 - 9:42 pm § in Hypocrisy

Tesla: It was a human error to depend on the robot

Elon Musk admits that Tesla relied on ‘excessive automation,’ says ‘humans are underrated’ BY TAYLOR SOPER on April 13, 2018  Tesla relied too much on robots, and not enough on humans. That’s what Elon Musk admitted on Friday, tweeting that “excessive automation at Tesla was a mistak[...]

March 24th, 2013 - 9:45 am § in Uncategorized

Tolstoy’s Rules

from Gretchen Rubin, Get up early (five o’clock) Go to bed early (nine to ten o’clock) Eat little and avoid sweets Try to do everything by yourself Have a goal for your whole life, a goal for one section of your life, a goal for a shorter period and a goal for the year; a […][...]

March 16th, 2011 - 1:21 pm § in Politics, Religion, Religion

Archbisop of Canterbury, “Shahbaz Bhatti ‘a martyr'”

Shahbaz Bhatti died a martyr, says the Archbishop of Canterbury Click for full BBC story Mr Bhatti was killed in an ambush by Taliban gunmen as he drove away from his mother’s home on 2 March. He had been the Pakistan government’s only Christian cabinet minister until his assassination i[...]

March 9th, 2011 - 11:25 am § in Uncategorized

How to waste MORE time in Medical School.

from Huff Post: Med students are taught about everything from pathology to microbiology, but are they asked to learn enough about public health policy? Ed.  Why should we take more time out of med school for more fluff?  Med students are adults.  Their education in social issues should have happe[...]

March 9th, 2011 - 6:10 am § in Politics

HAMLET in costume

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February 22nd, 2011 - 11:52 am § in America

Walker Blames the Victims

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has been blaming the public workers for the problems of their pension system. Let's get this straight: the pension system insolvency was caused by the banksters' enticing public investors to pony up for worthless "mortgage-backed securities" in the run-up to the Crash of [...]

January 17th, 2011 - 10:26 pm § in America

Rhetoric: Diagnosis by Mug Shot

(updates, original post 14 Jan  2011) On the Berkeley Blog, Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, associate professor of psychology, diagnoses insanity via a mug shot and media commentary. He says that the “smiling mugshot of Jared Loughner (has sent) chills down people’s spine.” and then goes on t[...]

January 13th, 2011 - 7:15 pm § in Uncategorized

College Commits Student to Mental Ward

I might dismiss this as a fairy tale except, I once mentored a UW student, also a foreign student, who went through a similar ordeal. In his case. the Konlk County Mental Health social workers reprimanded the UW for their mistreatment of my student. My student was Chinese and I had a hard time convi[...]

December 3rd, 2010 - 10:49 am § in Misc.

Hype, Splash and Scientific Journals

NASA announced they had found a new kind of life . This kind of hype is all too common even in the most prestigious scientific journals.  Nature and Science, sitting on top of the prestige heap, both give too much priority to splash and even publish work that less political journals reject.  Publi[...]

November 22nd, 2010 - 2:25 pm § in Jefferson, Misc., Politics

UW to LEND $210,000,000 to Huskies?

The UW is planning to rebuild Husky stadium at a cost of $250,ooo,000.  Purportedly this cost was to be born by bond issues and paid back from private contributions and stadium revenues. NOT SO FAST.  Now it appears that of the $255,ooo,ooo, only $14.5  million has come from private sources!  In[...]