Black Shards Press – Electronic Gumbo is Our Specialty

AI hacks are trying to turn code into intelligence like alchemists tried turning lead into gold

28.09.2017 (1:13 pm) – Filed under: Politics ::

Craig is absolutely right about this. A more recent anology is the failed promise of nuclear fusion. Alchemy, cold fusion, and AI may happen someday, but not any time soon.

How digital media fuels moral outrage – and what to do about it

22.09.2017 (9:02 pm) – Filed under: Politics ::
Interesting thought exercise: Imagine an Internet without Google search and Google ads. One would be missed. The other would not.

Miss America Drama

11.09.2017 (11:35 am) – Filed under: Politics ::

Is it a beauty pageant or a political debate? I sort of like these questions as it reveals a thoughtful character. What I dislike is that a politically correct sound bite must be given in place of a thoughtful, nuanced answer if the contestant wants to remain in contention. With years of preparation on the line, contestants literally can’t afford to tell the truth.

9/11 Remembrance Day

11.09.2017 (10:18 am) – Filed under: Terrorism ::

16 years ago we belatedly recognized the Taliban as the enemy of truth, justice, and the American Way. The fact that they are an enemy is not in itself a reason for war. It’s the attack that justified and required retaliation. #fb