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Humans in Jeopardy!?

Watson’s easy victory against the best humanoid Jeopardy! players in the world has prompted completely opposing visions of the future.  One version is Terminator around the corner:  self-aware machines enslaving the human race even sooner…


Want a great sabbatical? Portugal!

My fond memories of three months in the Azores made it to this online article (from about foreign academics coming to Portugal for their sabbaticals.  Fire up the Google Translate, unless your Portuguese is…


The iPhone pricing debacle

Last night, our local ABC 7 news featured my startling insights into the recent iPhone pricing uproar. When Apple dropped the price of an iPhone from $599 to $399 after only two months, even Apple’s…