Monthly Archives: August 2016

Dailytimes | Scientists preparing to unveil new ‘Earth-like' planet

Scientists are preparing to unveil a new planet in our galactic neighbourhood which is believed to be Earth-like and orbits its star at a distance that could favour life, German weekly Der Spiegel reported on Friday. The planet orbits a well-investigated star called Proxima Centauri, part of the Alpha Centauri star system, the magazine said […]

NASA | Happy Birthday, Curiosity! – YouTube

This has to be Ray Bradbury story. If it isn’t it should have been.

High-tech methods behind massive theft of Jeep, Dodge cars

I am not a big fan of the Internet of Things (IoT). It takes quite a bit of knowledge and skill to protect computers form malicious attacks. Companies like Symantec and McAfee make billions protecting computers and people are still hacked. My security software for websites is downloaded by thousands every week and websites still […]

Stop robocalls and telemarketers with Nomorobo

I set this up last night after watching a news article about it. It works like a charm and it is free if you have a cable telephone. I have Optimum, But you can do it with most cable accounts. I had to log on to my Optimum account. This may be a problem for […]

How to Write a Novel – The Millions

There is a long-standing debate about a critical aspect of the novel-writing process. Currently and colloquially in some annexes of the writing community it's been playfully termed the “pantsing vs. plotting/outlining/planning” debate. Pantsers fly by the seats of their pants: they write and see where it takes them. Planners, well, plan before they write. Source: […]

Seymour Papert – YouTube

Seymour Papert has died. He was one of the most creative minds in artificial intelligence. I used his book “Mindstorms” as required reading when I taught a survey course in AI. Watch the video to get an idea of how his mind worked.