Month: September 2013

 

Thought for Tomorrow

“It  is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick  society.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

Can ‘robots’ acquire human rights?

This issue is explored extensively in certain Sci-Fi movies – and immediately many will have clicked on some other link, ruled by System 1 thinking. Those blessed with an innate or acquired portion of System 2 thinking may stay on a bit longer. Sci-Fi is only a stage upon whichRead More

How to spit on food

How strange and how nasty – some may have thought. Why would anybody want to do that? How revolting – right? Of course when you think of spitting, large hunks of spit being hurled comes to mind – and spitting on anyone even by accidentally sputtering on them whilst talkingRead More

Whole computer backup

The first rule of computing is backing up you data.  This means keeping a copy of your data in a place where you can recover it. I’ve dealt with backup strategies before. So,  this blog is not about that. I’m talking computer backup. This is the software that runs the Read More

Reclaim disk space after Windows 8 upgrade

The following assumes that you have a sufficiently powerful computer that has been upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8. What I’ve discovered is that W8 being so cool, leaves behind much of the W7 installation’s old files. This is a precautionary measure – which should not be relied onRead More

Truth in sick humour

Well as I’ve said so many times, the truth knows no restraint and respects no confines. George Carlin – is famous for sick humour. The clip below is one of his finest. It’s not intended for Brits, who from my experience find difficulty seeing below sick American humour – andRead More

Good dish

This has meat in it. But it could be made without. That’s rice noodles amongst, Shitake mushrooms, sliced celery, fried onions, sliced cabbage. Yes it’s something Chinese but I don’t know what they call it. Not important to me, anyway. For those who need to find a name, full marksRead More

If a rock thinks?

If a rock thinks about itself or the universe – that would be something. But if a living human being thinks about itself or the universe – that’s nothing. Each is matter. One organised to increase the entropy of the universe, and to be self-aware – the other incapable ofRead More

Hold everything….

Yep..as I say hold everything! I’ve been  watching the Battlestar Galactica series – and I decided to stop now to write this! I assure you – meaning the statistical ‘you’ out there – that it’s not what you think or read what it is about.  It’s just hit me. I’veRead More

Extraordinary confession.

Sometimes for  brief moments I think there may be hope for humanity. This is one of them.

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