We believe we live in the 'age of information,' that there has been an information 'explosion,' an information 'revolution.' While in a certain narrow sense this is the case, in many important ways just the opposite is true. We also live at a moment of deep ignorance, when vital knowledge that humans have always possessed about who we are and where we live seems beyond our reach. An Unenlightenment. An age of missing information.
During the Reagan years, America was transformed into… Continue
Added by bishopdante on November 20, 2009 at 14:30 —
It's very simple. Omegle is an IM client which puts you in random one-to-one chat with a person who is called stranger... another person just like you. At any point anybody can hit the disconnect button, the game is seriously minimal.
You can have some very weird conversations on here, and TBH I'm at a bit of an advantage considering my typing-fu is pretty strong, and I am prepared to use prepared munitions of copy-paste from monty python…
when you look at a graph, you're seeing potentially all of the data. If the graph is high resolution enough, or it's plotted on an interactive screen. A photoshop image is a graph, for example, a matrix of pixels, a data set. You're not seeing the name of the person whose photo it is, you're looking at a representation.
Most ways that we deal with statistics aren't photographic in nature. They're all about summaries, and assumption is the mother of all fuckups. The real data is… Continue
Added by bishopdante on November 18, 2009 at 15:05 —
Give & take, and the truth comes out eventually. Peace & Love 60s style.
Claims about the last moments in the life of rock giant Jimi Hendrix are made in a new book by a North East friend of the star.
Since Hendrix’s death in a London hotel room in September 1970, it has generally been accepted he drowned on his own vomit after a drinking binge.
But in his book Rock Roadie, James ‘Tappy’ Wright, of Whitley Bay, alleges the guitarist was killed by his manager,… Continue
Added by bishopdante on November 18, 2009 at 14:53 —
There's a dispute. There always is somewhere. Matter of give & take, it's atomic, man. Predator and prey.
Give and take happens all the time, and when in close to equal measure, change occurs very slowly. Give and take can also reach a mexican standoff, a sudden impetus. One could call this a dispute. Like the change of a season or the state change from liquid to gas, one is dealing with a totally different dynamic when dispute erupts. Quick, and violent, a sudden change, a rapid… Continue
Added by bishopdante on November 18, 2009 at 14:52 —