Daily Archives: November 25, 2006

Google’s Grim


Following up on the Lancet Study I found more examples of how Google’s Adwords mistakes / regular listings can be somewhat odd and grim. The search was “Iraq Deaths” [Google] Sponsored Links Iraq Deaths Looking for Iraq Deaths? Find exactly … Continue reading

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The Flamingo Hotel, in 1946. Bugsy Seigel’s Desert Dream


The Flamingo Hotel, in 1946. Bugsy Seigel’s Desert Dream Originally uploaded by JoeDuck. An image of early Las Vegas – the Flamingo Hotel – from pictures on the wall at the Tropicana. I was struck by how modest and small … Continue reading

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China – Lenin had it backwards


This note from the China Venture News: … nearly 75 percent of Chinese employees would prefer to work for wholly-owned foreign companies rather than joint ventures companies and wholly-owned Chinese companies according to Manpower research. Lenin is often quoted as … Continue reading

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How Artificial is your Intelligence?


This is Jabberwacky, winner of the top Artificial Intelligence award. More artificial intelligence bots are at this AI link, showcasing several programs that are designed to communicate as a human would communicate. While Jabberwacky makes extensive use of user input … Continue reading

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Las Vegas – Bodies… The Exhibition


The Las Vegas to Minnesota to home trip had two big “educational” highlights. The first was the Tropicana’s Bodies Exhibition in Las Vegas which showcases human bodies preserved using an advanced technique of injection and plastination. A similar exhibit called … Continue reading

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