Monthly Archives: April 2016

Untrained accountants

Somewhere in Rise of the Robots (approximately p.253, 2nd line from the top), ever infamous [but very, very right] Carr is ideaquoted about pilots not getting enough experience with flying and (well, mostly: continue to keep on …) flying in … Continue reading

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This time will be different

… If only for the following reason(s): So far, Technology has been developed by humans, willy-nilly mostly as also fitting in the Selfish Memes sort of way (including Blackmore’s Meme Machine), to alleviate and overcome the very humans’ weaknesses that … Continue reading

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Predicting fuzzy futures

As we approach another round of grand fuzziness in predictions of all sorts, e.g. for president’s elections in some corner of the world, it would be wise to not only take all (and I mean all) of Superforecasting to heart … Continue reading

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Emerging degrees of privacy

Given that ‘privacy’ is a property that emerges from good Security, more particularly from Confidentiality (and Integrity), there’s two avenues to succeed in this field: If quick and maybe even too dirty: Data minimalisation (as e.g., here, in Dutch) Else … Continue reading

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Plusquote: Motivators

…. ah, no. Will just give you some ‘inspirational’ Golden Oldies…:

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Misquote: The End(s)

The ends justify the means. Attributed to Machiavelli (of course), who said: One must consider the final result. Going from the latter to the former, quite exposes your morality, no? But then, you’re not alone. Yet you’re so very, very … Continue reading

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Rules for Writers

By popular demand: Verbs has to agree with their subjects Prepositions are not words to end sentences with And don’t start a sentence with a conjunction It is wrong to ever split an infinitive Avoid clichés like the plague (They’re … Continue reading

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