Category: STEM

Troll Telegraph, inc.

Recently Leslie Jones hit the trolls that had been harassing her with a spot-on takedown that can be essentially translated into the standard “stick and stones” cliche. Good for her, they certainly deserved it. But the ammunition against her trolls

Posted in Business, Society, STEM

Man, This is Heavy

Scientist have announced the detection of gravity waves.  I’d like to go on and on about how incredibly cool this is and the extensive impact this will have on astronomy but it would pale in comparison to this post so

Posted in STEM

innovation.gov

As a business consultant I am often charged with making my client’s company more “innovative”. Every CEO wants to be the next Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, or Jeff Bezos, for obvious reasons. You’ll get no argument out of me that

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Information on Ethics

A recent article in the Pacific Standard magazine makes the case that software engineers need a dose of ethics when it comes to designing their applications. Its easy to insist that everyone perform ethically in their endeavors but the reality

Posted in Business, Politics, Society, STEM

Microsoft’s Enterprise Advantage

A lot has already been written about the coming retirement of Steve Ballmer as CEO of Microsoft. The reporting has mostly attributed the decline of Microsoft to be all Ballmer’s fault, except when it’s everyone’s fault, and how far Microsoft

Posted in General, STEM

Candy Insanity

Candy Crush is insane.  One of my goals when I started this blog was to stick with it and have a measure of productivity.  That measure of productivity was a post at least every other day, every day if possible. 

Posted in Life, Media, STEM

Help Desperately Wanted

One of the reasons I love Slate is they have a lot of diversity in their contributors and a lot of them are not journalist by trade.  Recently an article went up written by a software engineer. It’s a well

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G & I & I, Robot & the Critics

The 2004 Alex Proyas movie I, Robot starring Will Smith has been playing on HBO recently and I liked the movie so I would tune into various parts of it when flipping channels.  At one point near the end my oldest, G, happened to walk

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You Should Get Your Phil

Not too long ago Slate, my go to website for quality journalism, added a new blog called Bad Astronomy by Phil Plait.  I have to say it’s one of my favorite blogs.  His latest post is a prime example of

Posted in Media, STEM

Innovation vs. Execution

Slate has an article in the sports section that essentially states you are better off focusing on not making mistakes as opposed to trying to outsmart the competition.  This obviously will only get you so far in competitive sports, you

Posted in Business, STEM