Crashing computers, three-week delays tracking infections, lab results delivered by snail mail: State officials detail a vast failure to identify hotspots quickly enough to prevent outbreaks. In POLITICO is a look at how the information management for Health Departments country wide failed under pressure from COVID-19.
In the Guardian, Yep, it’s bleak, says expert who tested 1970s end-of-the-world prediction, A controversial MIT study from 1972 forecast the collapse of civilization – and Gaya Herrington is here to deliver the bad news
I am reading an article in the Atlantic – “What Will Happen to My Music Library When Spotify Dies?”. I do use some music streaming services and there is one which I think is an exceptional value, because it is free. I first heard of FIP while living in Switzerland. A friend of ours who … [Read more…]
Perma.cc is a service that helps anyone who needs to cite to the web create links to their references that will never break. Perma.cc prevents link rot. What is Perma.cc? When a user creates a Perma.cc link, Perma.cc archives the referenced content and generates a link to an archived record of the page. Regardless of … [Read more…]
This is a placeholder for web-pages on rules and regulations for AI and AGI (Artificial General Intelligence) Artificial Intelligence Embedded AI 04 May 2021 Too Perilous For AI? IEEE Spectrum EU Proposes Risk-Based Rules – Draft regulations splits AI applications into risk-based tiers and bans some
The Rozz-Tox Manifesto Gary Panter (1980) tem 1: The avant-garde is no corpus. It merely lies in shock after an unfortunate bout with its own petard. It feigns sleep but one eye glitters and an involuntary twitch in the corner of the mouth belies a suppressed snicker. The giggle of coming awake at one’s own … [Read more…]
Our old anchor, Robert Charette at IEEE Spectrum starts off 2021 with 2021 Cybersecurity and IT Failures Roundup and a good long dose of hubris it is. The astounding amount of money involved (lost) will make your jaw drop.
I just want to say “Thank you!” to Robinson Meyer, Alexis C. Madrigal and teams at the Atlantic for bringing the COVID Tracking Project to life and helping us through the last year. The summary of their experiences can be read about here: Why the Pandemic Experts Failed We’re still thinking about pandemic data in … [Read more…]
COVID-19: US federal accountability for entry, spread, and inequities—lessons for the future European Journal of Epidemiology William P. Hanage,corresponding author, Christian Testa, Jarvis T. Chen, Letitia Davis, Elise Pechter, Peg Seminario, Mauricio Santillana, and Nancy Krieger Abstract: The United States (US) has been among those nations most severely affected by the first—and subsequent—phases of the … [Read more…]
On spaceweather.com, a summary of a new paper answering the question: What if … A Perfect CME Hit Earth? is discussed. coronal mass ejection (CME):