Book thoughts: Our Final Invention – the coming AI-pocalypse 2

Book thoughts: Our Final Invention - the coming AI-pocalypse
I recently just finished reading (listening to…)  Our Final Invention – Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era by James Barrat . I was intrigued by this book when I saw it come across my Flipbook newsfeed. The book deals with a topic of particular interest to me being in the IT realm. The premise is that ...

Ten conspiracy predictions that may well be true… 2

Ten conspiracy predictions that may well be true...
I’m typically not a conspiracy theory person, I’m pretty confident most things have a reasonable and justifiable explanation, but I too  like to indulge my questioning side, and for fun (no I’m not losing it) ask what if?..  Now this posting isn’t unique, and if you think conspiracy theories are always bunk look  here 10 ...

Why are we alone? the Fermi Paradox

Why are we alone? the Fermi Paradox
I came across an interesting read  the other morning  on my Flipboard news stream.. From Gizmodo The Fermi Paradox: Where the Hell Are the Other Earths?  . Basically the Fermi Paradox in a nutshell says, in such a vast universe such as ours with so many potential stars and planets why haven’t we seen evidence of ...

How can planes “vanish” in 2014? 1

How can planes
UPDATE (10/10/2014): PBS Series NOVA did an interesting episode on this topic.. take a look here. Nova: Why Planes Vanish (Video) UPDATE (12/29/2014): Sadly another aircraft has been AirAsia Flight QZ8501, has gone missing, while this incident seems a bit less mysterious than MH370 , it again underscores the need for real-time GPS (Satellite live telemetry systems. ...

Planet Money podcasts rock! my favorite episodes!

Planet Money podcasts rock! my favorite episodes!
Why Planet Money Rocks! Planet Money (NPR) podcasts are awesome! the podcast on anything related to finance, economy,  money with plenty of social commentary mixed in, are thoroughly entertaining, thought provoking ,downright frustrating  and most of all enlightening. In my daily diet of podcasts, Planet Money are  almost always universally excellent, the wide variety of ...

Do only sick older people watch the evening news? 4

Do only sick older people watch the evening news?
My  daily routine after I get home from the gym or work, is to have a late dinner and then check out the evening news that I DVR’d . I don’t watch it live because I’m not home around 6:30p, so I just record it and watch it later, plus I can fast forward through ...

Benefits of quitting…

Benefits of quitting...
So this week I came across an interesting Freakonomics podcast , which was actually just a re-broadcast that previously aired. The podcast was titled The Upside of Quitting  the podcast goes on to explore from an economic angle the pro’s and cons of quitting, and challenges the old adage, Quitters never win, and winners never quit.. It ...

Nutrition and Longevity: a “fast” way to a long life.

Nutrition and Longevity: a
I ran across an interesting documentary on PBS recently Eat, Fast and Live Longer with Michael Mosley (watch is soon, free on-line video until 5/10).  In a nutshell  British journalist Michael Mosley goes about speaking with established researchers at US universities about the benefits of caloric restricted diets and how they can improve overall health and longevity. ...

Air show Photography 2

Air show Photography
One of the fun things I’ve done in recent years, was attend several air shows, not only to enjoy the entertaining displays of aerobatic military and civilian aircraft, but also to test out my photography skills in capturing really fast action..   I love taking action photography especially of  sports,cycling,  auto and motor racing, air shows, boating etc. There’s ...