Monthly Archives: May 2009

WordCamp at Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco UCSF


missionbaywp Originally uploaded by JoeDuck Live from San Francisco it’s the WordCamp San Francisco. Tim Ferris is giving an excellent presentation about his blogging adventures. He’s quite the SEO expert as are many people who do not bill themselves as … Continue reading

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Twitter 140 Conference, Mountain View CA


Twitter 140 Conferene, Mountain View CA Originally uploaded by JoeDuck The first major Twitter conference in the world is wrapping up in Mountain View with a panel featuring Jeremy Pepper, DL Byron, Robert Scoble, Stowe Boyd, Moderator: Jason Preston Scoble … Continue reading

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Twitter 140 Conference, Mountain View


The Twitter 140 Conference is very well attended here in Mountain View though so far the sessions I’ve heard have not been that inspired.  Still, Twitter’s influence is huge and getting bigger by the day so it’s great to see … Continue reading

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AI Primer from the New York Times


This piece at the NYT is not a very inspired article but it does outline some basic Artificial Intelligence history and issues.      I think it remains *nearly impossible* for many to grasp the implications of the coming convergence of human … Continue reading

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Sue the bloggers!? [gulp]


Thanks to Paul for pointing us ot this interesting article about blogger liabilities.   I’d be interested in how folks here view this topic.    Do I need “blog comment insurance”? Wall Street Journal on Blogger lawsuits Bloggers are increasingly getting sued … Continue reading

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Galactic Center Rising


This was taken by an amateur astronomer in Texas:

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Artificial Intelligence Global Luminaries


This great list is from the Accelerating Futures Website  from Michael Anissimov Artificial Intelligence Aubrey de Grey Chief Science Officer, Methuselah Foundation Barney Pell Search Strategist, Microsoft Ben Goertzel CSO, Novamente & Director of Research, SIAI Bill Hibbard Emeritus Senior … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Earthquake


Twitter reports are surging about an earthquake in LA – I’m curous how long it’ll take mainstream news to report this. Twitter reports

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Got Happy? Harvard Study suggests seven factors that predict personal happiness and well being


From the Atlantic – thanks to Tommo for pointing it out! What allows people to work, and love, as they grow old? By the time the Grant Study men had entered retirement, Vaillant, who had then been following them for … Continue reading

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Friendly vs Unfriendly Artificial Intelligences – an important debate


As we quickly approach the rise of self-aware and self-improving intelligent machines the debates are going to sound pretty strange, but they are arguably the most important questions humanity has ever faced.    Over at Michael’s Blog there’s a great … Continue reading

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