1 April 2009 0 Comments

Computers vs. Brains

Check out the Computers vs. Brains article by Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang for nytimes.com.

The notion of having wired counterparts around to either help us with our daily lives or take over the world and enslave us has long been a cornerstone of Sci Fi lore.  The fact is we’re humans (most of us anyway) and are just designed better. Our capacity to process a multitude of tasks on extreme low voltage is astounding. There will come a time though – in the future – when doctors and scientists alike will discover that we are in fact descendants of Intel.

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3 November 2008 0 Comments

Will your vote be counted correctly?

You’d think by now we (The U.S.A) wold have a pretty rock solid voting system in place after the 2000 election, um – eight years ago. Here’s an interesting article from WIRED about how our votes for tomorrow, November 4, 2008, may not be counted correctly – even here in Bend, Oregon.

ES&S Voting Machines in Michigan Flunk Tests, Don’t Tally Votes Consistently