December 2014


2015 sounds so futuristic. Can’t believe we’re there.

“Don’t Steal My Inkpot”

Damien Kempf on Twitter: “Devil stealing John the Evangelist’s inkpot and sticking its tongue out at the saint (@BLMedieval, Add 18850)”. Hard to write a gospel these days, I tell ya.

Another Digital Divide Coming

Niels Ole Finnemann, a professor and director of Netlab, DigHumLab in Denmark, said: “The citizens will divide between those who prefer convenience and those who prefer privacy.” via The Future of Privacy | Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project. I’ve long said that as the web continues to evolve, particularly as a social …

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Shut Up and Take My Money, Google

Today we’re unwrapping the best holiday gift we could’ve imagined: the first real build of our self-driving vehicle prototype. via Google Self-Driving Car Project.

Shortest Day of the Year

The Sun is directly overhead of the Tropic of Capricorn in the Southern Hemisphere during the December Solstice. The December Solstice occurs when the Sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees. In other words, when the North Pole is tilted furthest – 23.5 degrees – away from the Sun. via At 6:03 …

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Accepting Change And Being an Expert

It’s hard enough already not to become the prisoner of your own expertise, but it will only get harder, because change is accelerating. That’s not a recent trend; change has been accelerating since the paleolithic era. Ideas beget ideas. I don’t expect that to change. But I could be wrong. via How to Be an …

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