Category Archive: Technology

Jan 12 2014


Scannily, cannily, Neuropsychologists Use pretty pictures to Search for the mind; Sadly, it’s no more than Neophrenology— Looking for lumps of a Different kind I think if I read one more article using fMRI (or any other brain scan) to find the substrate for this that or the other experiential phenomenon, I may have to …

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Oct 04 2013

1957 (Beep! Beep!)

On this date, little Sputnik was shot into space Just one shot, of many, in a war-proxy race There were thousands, or millions, who were all losing sleep Cos an object above them was going “beep…beep…” There were others, of course, who were not so entranced– When they heard the “beep…beep…” they just got up …

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Jan 23 2013

I will be true despite thy scythe and thee.

Our data we once kept in drives and disks, Protecting it for use some future day; Predictably, we did not know the risks: Its storage starts the process of decay But scan a sonnet; digitize a play Record a speech—whatever you might choose And store it in synthetic DNA Encoded there in zeroes, ones and …

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Oct 13 2012

Robot Octopus!

Robot Octopus. Two words that are awesome together. I want a robot octopus To play with in the pool To go for walks on rainy days And follow me to school To count upon its tentacles And help me out with math To find my rubber ducky When I lose it in the bath I …

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Feb 11 2012


I’ve called the support here at Cuttlefish U., I’ve watched all the viddies they’ve asked me to view, I’ve followed each step they’ve prescribed me to do But I can’t get the program to run! I’ve cleared all my cookies; I’ve emptied the cache Deleted old copies (‘twas quite a large stash) Been nice to …

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Dec 22 2011

The GOP’s Bright Shining Light Of Freedom

God bless the GOP. I hope you know me well enough to read that with the appropriate ironic tone. The GOP have allowed me my first chance to repeat a post written originally by me, not on the old blog but on this one! The “Gilding Our Past” party, faced with the effects of G.W. …

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Nov 06 2011

Headline Muse, 11/6

Though the thought, I am sure, left them weary Google answered the government’s query Though they couldn’t tell yet, There’s a very real threat In the form of the audible “Siri” Headline: Schmidt sees Siri as a ‘threat’ to Google’s search business My dumb phone is already smarter than I am; I doubt I will …

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Oct 06 2011

Do Not Taunt The Bionic Monkey

When historians of later years look back, as well they may, It’s clear the reign of cybermonkeys had its start today Electrodes let a monkey’s brain control a robot’s arm— It’s scientific progress! There’s no reason for alarm! My comment for the scientists: I’m questioning the need For monkeys that can fling their shit at …

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Oct 01 2011

One Person Per Car

Look at them driving—one person per car— Some driving forever; some not very far They want to be somewhere that’s not where they are So off they go driving, one person per car. Some drive for a living; some drive just for fun Some drive to the gym, then get out and go run Then …

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Sep 23 2011

Headline Muse, 9/23

Better cover and duck, just in case Find a cellar, and crawl in and brace Cos when this sucker falls It’ll bust through your walls; There’s a satellite falling from space Headline: U.S. is in falling satellite’s potential strike zone, NASA says Just in case I’m in a crater in a couple of hours… I …

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