Remember Deep Blue? The computer that beat Gary Kasparov? It seems IBM’s next target might be a Jeopardy-playing computer.
Whether this computer can ever beat Ken Jennings at Jeopardy is irrelevant. If it were commercialized, this thing could change everything overnight.
Posted by Dave Farquhar on June 17, 2010
If you haven’t heard, Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.) is the new Internet meme.
Two younger men, claiming to be college students, approached Etheridge on the street as he left a meeting. They asked if he supported Obama’s agenda. Etheridge demanded to know who they were, manhandled one of them, then finally walked away. Although he succeeded in disabling one camera, the other camera was rolling. After some editing, he became a You Tube sensation.
This is a very clear-cut case.
Posted by Dave Farquhar on June 14, 2010
One of my former high school classmates is concerned. Her seven-year-old’s life ambition is to work at McDonald’s.
I told her not to worry. I didn’t work at McDonald’s, but I spent 2 1/2 years working another, nearly defunct fast-food chain, and that motivated me more than anything to go to college. And then, working two years off and on in retail motivated me to finish college.
Posted by Dave Farquhar on June 2, 2010