Categories links 14-3-07 links Post author By tom Post date March 14, 2007 1 Comment on 14-3-07 links Dilbert: You can work or you can get drunk, but the pay is exactly the same YouTube: Jeffrey lewis – ‘williamsburg will oldham horror’ YouTube: Have we learnt the lessons of history? Lesson 1: The Trojan Horse Why people hate economists and why they are wrong Wikipedia: Celine’s Laws Raynald’s SPSS tools, including why learn syntax I am a strange loop – Hofstadter’s New Book Guardian: review of Adam Curtis’ new documentary YouTube: Carter USM – Sheriff Fatman ‘the play, once it started had to be played through to the end, thus finally showing how terribly its initiators had entangled themselves in the net of their own prestige’ comments the author of Anatomy of Deceit How Ben ‘Badscience’ Goldacre feels when facing bad science, but outside of his area of experise Good info on Effect sizes (statistics) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related ← Skid Row Wine → in spite of the tennis One reply on “14-3-07 links” Was just reading about Kurzweil’s ‘the Singularity is near’ before reading the link on ‘I am a strange loop’. (Positive review here, more critical one here. Kurzweil gives a few milestone dates where the intelligence of machines will pass us by, then pass the entire species by. He’s very optimistic about all this, but it does at least hold out the hope of some other intelligence that might actually be able to explain to us what the bloody hell is going on with this consciousness thing – seeing as it’ll be able to do all sorts of fancy degenerative and regenerative things with itself. The annoying thing is that we’ll all probably be dead before we find out. How vexing. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.