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Bubba Speaks

Got an insightful (and significantly long) comment on a recent post, and as it was not particularly related to the specific post, but to this blog as a whole, I thought I would elevate it to a post in and … Continue reading

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Moat

Nobody’s found a way behind your defenses They never notice the zap gun in your hand Until you’re pointing it and stunning their senses Billy Joel “Sleeping With The Television On” [post updated— see end] In the course of the … Continue reading

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Singularity

In 1993, mathematics professor/science fiction author Vernor Vinge wrote a now-famous article entitled “The Coming Technological Singularity“. He talked about the future, and a time when humanity will create an artificial (i.e. computer) superhuman intelligence, and the consequences of that … Continue reading

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Arrogance

“Statistically speaking, I’m the smartest person in the room.” A friend of mine (Erika) was talking to an acquaintance of hers when the acquaintance made that statement. This pissed her off to no end, as she saw it as pure … Continue reading

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Incoming

Received an email today.  Partial quote: I… was struck by the similarity in our situations. I am myself a literal genius, I’ve enjoyed uninhibited academic success my entire life, yet I don’t think I’ve ever actually had a real friend. … Continue reading

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