Monday, June 27, 2011

NEW SEPTOES

78. Patent literature is mainly mythology, not history.
79. Geography is destiny, history is a prison
80. Autodestructive adoration: you become what you adore.
81. Even very high intelligences are NOT additive.
82. Natural selection builds, unnatural counterselection destroys  
      everything.
83. Kleptocracy is the most natural form of government.
84. Geniuses are specific, no global genius exists.
85. The stupidity of geniuses can be catastrophic.
86. Religions are shortcuts between Questions and Answers.
87. “Fan” the dirtiest form of mental slavery.
88. Chronology is rather annoying, kairosology most interesting.
89. Implementation is decided by abuse not by use.
90. In my life, obstacle was usually a verb.
91. Recipe of humor: sex, shit, sadism- surprisingly

Sunday, June 26, 2011

INFORMAVORE's SUNDAY No. 461

SEARCH

INTERNET

Fast Facts: A Look at Some of What Happens Every 60 Seconds on the Internet (Infographic):            http://infodocket.com/2011/06/19/fast-facts-a-look-at-some-of-what-happens-every-60-seconds-on-the-internet-infographic/

ICANN Approves Historic Change to Internet’s Domain Name System: http://www.bespacific.com/mt/archives/027558.html#27558

The Web is shrinking. Now what?:

End of the Internet as we know it:

5 technologies that will shape the Web:

Can AI be your guide on the Web?:

More efficient e-mails:

SEARCH & FIND: What, where, how.  

Wendy Boswell’s search school (4):
Google debuts search by image:

Wendy Boswell, search for movies and TV shows:

Bing and Decide: search with your friends:

How to find sheet-music with your favorite search engine:

Yahoo App Search: find interesting smartphone apps for your iPhone or Android:


A biologically inspired visual search engine;



Pew Internet, identity:
http://www.pewinternet.org/topics/Identity.aspx                                   


Pew Internet, blogs:

BLOGS and SOCIAL SITES

 

Comparing Facebook Like vs. Google +1:



GOOGLE

 

Google: 'At scale, everything breaks: http://www.kurzweilai.net/google-at-scale-everything-breaks


Google Places Two Bets on a Post-PC World:

 

Google — With Help From YouTube — Hits One Billion Visitors Before Facebook:

http://searchengineland.com/google-not-facebook-is-the-worlds-biggest-site-82740?utm_source=sel&utm_medium=scap&utm_campaign=email


At Google, groups are key of the company’s culture:

A New Book Chapter by Two Googlers: “Indexing the World Wide Web: The Journey So Far”                                 http://infodocket.com/2011/06/22/a-new-book-chapter-by-two-googlers-indexing-the-world-wide-web-the-journey-so-far/

Being Googley:

WORDS, BOOKS, LIBRARIES

 

Early Experience Found Critical for Language Development:


Researchers Identify Components of Speech Recognition Pathway in Humans:
http://www.kurzweilai.net/researchers-identify-components-of-speech-recognition-pathway-in-humans

A Podcast and Two Reports From “The Book Tomorrow: The Future Of The Written Word” Conference: http://infodocket.com/2011/06/20/reportspodcasts-from-the-book-tomorrow-the-future-of-the-written-word-conference/

The British Library and Google to make 250,000 books available to all: http://www.bespacific.com/mt/archives/027561.html#27561

SCIENCE

 

In Tiny Worm, Unlocking Secrets of the Brain: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/21/science/21brain.html?_r=1

 

Competition Between Brain Cells Spurs Memory Circuit Development: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110623085949.htm

 

City living affects your brain, researchers find: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2et5SV/www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/jun/22/city-living-afffects-brain

 

Reason Seen More as Weapon Than Path to Truth:


What’s the future of synthetic biology?:

Cracking the Egg The egg reigns supreme as the animal kingdom’s preferred reproductive method:


Seven New Species of Mammals Discovered in Philippines:


Seven evolutionary leftovers in your body:

 

Scientists a Step Closer to Understanding 'Natural Antifreeze' Molecules: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110623130344.htm


Why Penguins are afraid of the Dark:

TECHNOLOGY

 

Five predictions for the future  of energy: http://www.fastcompany.com/1760900/five-energy-predictions-for-the-future

 

Solar Panel Prices Continue Dropping, Grid Parity Not Magic Bullet for PV: http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2011/06/23/251120/pv-panel-prices-continue-dropping-grid-parity-not-magic-bullet-for-solar/



Alta Devices Breaks Solar-Cell Record: http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/37871/?nlid=4628


Small nuclear reactors get a customer: http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/37861/?nlid=4623

Nuclear cleanup; http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/37812/?nlid=4628

Self-Cleaning Anodes Could Facilitate Cost-Effective Coal-Powered Fuel Cells: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110621114140.htm


Geothermal technology packs one-two punch against climate change: http://www.rdmag.com/News/2011/06/Energy-Geothermal-Geothermal-Technology-Packs-One-Two-Punch-Against-Climate-Change/



A look at future aircrafts:

Nanotechnology pushes battery life to eternity:


Researchers discover source for generating 'green' electricity: http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-06-source-green-electricity.html


International Programme on the State of the Ocean:

From Seawater to Freshwater With a Nanotechnology Filter:

 

Archive Gallery: How The Space Age Influenced Design (Drea,m Cars):  http://www.popsci.com/technology/gallery/2011-06/archive-gallery-how-space-age-influenced-design


UCLA develops scalable method of fabricating high-speed graphene transistors:

http://www.kurzweilai.net/ucla-develops-scalable-method-of-fabricating-high-speed-graphene-transistors



Scientists Find Simple Way to Produce Graphene:



EDUCATION, CULTURE, ART

Living with mistakes:

 

Why are 160 million girls missing from Asia?: http://earthsky.org/human-world/why-are-160-million-girls-missing-from-asia


Free classical music: http://www.classiccat.net/

BUSINESS


Managing yourself, extreme productivity:

Managing Yourself: Can You Handle Failure?:

http://hbr.org/2011/04/managing-yourself-can-you-handle-failure/ar/1


Why does criticism seem more effective than praise?

Five ways to stay current at the work:

 

Need Innovation? Hire an Entrepreneur:


HEALTH & MEDICINE

'Ultrawideband' Could Be Future of Medical Monitoring:



The measured life:

 

Using ‘smart materials’ to develop new drugs:

http://www.kurzweilai.net/using-smart-materials-to-develop-new-drugs


FOOD & COOKING

FAO reports 1.3 billion tons of food produced for human combustion lost or wasted each year:

Better cooking through technology:
(needs log in)

Study confirms safety cancer targetinbg ability of nutrient from broccoli:

Production of the mustard oils- on the origin of an enzyme: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110317102548.htm

 

Thai-Style Chicken Salad Recipe: http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/lowcarbsalads/r/asianchicksalad.htm?nl=1


Strawberries Boost Red Blood Cells, Study Finds:



The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis network


MISCELLANEA

 

The hair hall of fame:

Fireworks- hot as a blow torch:


SELECTED NEWS

SPAM & SPYWARE   

 

Blekko Slashes More Spam With “Zorro” Update:


Bob Rankin how to remove spyware toolbars:

VIRUSES & e-CROOKS

Improvements in the state of security:

Google’s perspective on malware’s rise: http://www.technologyreview.com/video/?vid=720

The perfect scam:

Should you be afraid of scareware?:

Software extracts your location on Twtter even it’s secret: http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/mimssbits/26904/?nlid=4617

 

No Easy Answers to Password Problems:


Mary Landesman, guide About re passwords;

Facebook security, safetuy and privacy:

Spies can send messages hidden in a Google Search:


WiFi

Saturday, June 25, 2011

SUPER-RULE INCLUDED, COMPLETE LIST OF PROBLEM SOLVING RULES

Many thanks to those friends who have promoted these rules.Now the last, Super-rule is included.
 Only my proverbial modesty stops me to call the Rules providential, but they are and many
problems will learn this  fast.
Apply the Rules without hesitation!


MY PROBLEM SOLVING RULES
by Peter Gluck (June 2011)

Motto(s):

“The problems are here to be solved.”
 “My aim: to solve Mankind’s’s real problems.”


1. There are NO isolated problems, they always come in dynamic bunches

2. There are NO final solutions for the really great problems, these have to  be solved again and again.

3. NOT solving the problem, but defining it is the critical step .

4. NOT the unknown data, but those known and untrue  are the greatest obstacle to ths solution.

5. .NOT what we know, but what we don’t know is more important for solving the problem.

6. NOT the main desired positive effect, but those secondary negative and/or undesired effects decide in most cases if a solution is implemented.

7. NOT all problems have a complete, genuine solution.

8 .NOT the solutions that seem perfect from the start, but those which are very perfectible are the best in many cases.

9. NOT the bright, shiny, spectacular solutions but those elaborated, worked out with difficulty and effort and patience are more valuable and have a larger area of applicability.

10.NOT the solutions that are logical and perfectly rational, but those that are adequate for the feelings of the potential users, even if they are ilogical, have the greatest chances of fast implementation.

11. NOT the quality of the solution but the speed of its implementaion is the decisive factor in many cases. It can be better to have a partial solution applied fast than a slower almost perfect solution.

12. NOT always long hours of hard work and great efforts, but (sometimes) relaxation and fun is the best way to obtain solutions for (awfully) difficult problems.

13. NOT our own problems, but the problems of other people are usually more boldly and creatively solved by us

14 NOT the solutions worked out by us, but those borrowed. bought or stolen from others are more easily accepted and implemented.

15 NOT the enhancement of human strengths but the limitation
of human weaknesses is more useful for efficient problem solving

16- NOT the very careful perfect planning, but the smart assuming of risks and firm decision taking are the practical keys to successful problem solving.

17. Do NOT accept the premises of the problem, change them as necessary and possible.

18. Do NOT stop at the first solution, seek for alternatives.

However, for the advanced problem solvers, there is a SUPERRULE- the most important of all;

19. NOT the wise application of these rules but the finding  of the specific exceptions to these, is the real high art of problem solving.


Sunday, June 19, 2011

INFORMAVORE's SUNDAY No 460

My dear readers,

Thank you for multiplying- it starts to be promising, however
I dare to ask to do it a bit faster. Plesase recommend this newsletter
to everybody you know and to everybody you don't know but believe
to exist. No selection necessary tell about it to your cousins, school-
mates, your boss and your slaves, your mother-in-law, lawyer,
astrologist, nutritionist, plumber, photographer, biographist, nutritionist
to the maintenance team of your yacht....list remains wide open.
The present issue has a great quantity of information of high quality,
discover it with pleasure, dear Reader!



SEARCH


INTERNET

Welcome to a faster Web:

 

Internet Could Be 10 Times Faster Than It Currently Is, Researchers Say:


An Egalitarian Internet? Not So, Study Finds::  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110610131904.htm


Digital Democracy? Study Finds Elite Viewpoints Dominate Online Content: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110608094010.htm

 

IPv6 Passes World Test With Flying Colors:



SEARCH & FIND: What, where, how.  

 

How the Human-Curated Web is Winning, Even if Mahalo Isn't:


Wendy Boswell- what is real time search and how do you use it:
http://websearch.about.com/b/2011/06/08/what-is-real-time-search-and-how-you-use-it.htm?nl=1                                   


Wendy Boswell- Internet for kids:

60 apps in 60 minutes:

Understanding the human part of the user’s experience:

BLOGS and SOCIAL SITES


What makes a good corporate blog:

 

8 Tips to Avoid Social Media Disaster: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2079684/8-Tips-to-Avoid-Social-Media-Disaster

 

Biz Stone: Twitter Is Bringing Humanity Together in New Ways:


How Twitter works to impact search results:

Top 25 best free online music players for your websites or blogs:

GOOGLE

 

Google- scale changes everything: http://blogs.forbes.com/quentinhardy/2011/06/11/google-scale-changes-everything/?partner=daily_newsletter

 

Google makes Web pages load instantly:

Google and Silicon Valley’s cult of innovation:

Google brings Search by Image and Voice Search to desktops:

http://www.gizmag.com/google-unveils-new-features/18917/

 

Google Expands Use & Display Of Related Searcheshttp://searchengineland.com/google-expands-use-display-of-related-searches-82182?utm_source=sel&utm_medium=scap&utm_campaign=email

 

New tool shows would-be emailers if you’re swamped on Gmail



 

Google’s “Me On The Web” Pushes Google Profiles — Take That, Facebook?:

http://searchengineland.com/google-me-on-the-web-pushes-google-profiles-81874?utm_source=sel&utm_medium=scap&utm_campaign=email



WORDS, BOOKS, LIBRARIES

E-books and e-readers in public and academy libraries: 

SCIENCE

 

The Mystery of Consciousness Continues: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2011/jun/09/mystery-consciousness-continues/


New neurons help us to remember fear:


Your eyes are amazing (infographic):

"It's Sad But True That Most Discoveries In Biology Are Made By Physicists" - Freeman Dyson: http://www.science20.com/science_20/its_sad_true_most_discoveries_biology_are_made_physicists_freeman_dyson-79616

SOONER, NOT LATER: INTERSTELLAR VOYAGES A REALITY?:

http://news.discovery.com/space/interstellar-voyage-disruptive-technologies-110602.html#mkcpgn=rssnws1



Photosynthesis Mechanics: Tapping Into Plants Is the Key to Combat Climate Change, Says Scientist: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110601101545.htm

 

Nitrogen-Fixing Bacterial Symbiont Promises Trove of Natural Products: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110617185023.htm


Tuning 'Metasurface' With Fluid in New Concept for Sensing and Chemistry: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110608123012.htm


Ten things you may not know about the solar system:

Earth Sky 22 killer asteroid science:

 

Proving Darwin Right: New Study Supports Hypothesis That Competition Is Stronger Between More Closely Related Species:


International Mission Will Measure Saltiness of Sea:

Top ten light emitting creatures:

TECHNOLOGY

 


World Bank Says to End Biofuels Subsidies:

 

Renewable energy at a crossroads:                     http://www.strategy-business.com/article/00082?gko=5cba5&cid=20110614enews

 

Record food prices liked to biofuels:

http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/37848/?nlid=4611

 

Using Waste Heat from Automobile Exhaust: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110610131912.htm

 

Thermally activated cooling system puts waste heat to use: http://www.gizmag.com/thermally-activated-cooling-system-waste-heat/18902/

 

When Size Matters: Nanotechnology for Energy Efficiency:

 

A Preview of Future Disk Drives: http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/37771/?nlid=4590&a=f


A cell becomes a laser- the first biolaser:

Data transfer at the speed of light:

Bob Rankin-about download accelerators

EDUCATION, CULTURE, ART

 

The Best Hard Science Fiction Books of all Time:

 

The 100 greatest non-fiction books:


20 questions you should ask yourself each Sunday

Nicholas Bate- how to get more lucky, more quickly, more often:


True art or a fake- quizz!

10 hidden benefits of smiling:

An article about the secrets of  extreme popularity:

BUSINESS


Introduction to a book by Gerry McGovern- about identifying main tasks:

 

Organizational health: The ultimate competitive advantage:

 

The Thought Leader Interview: Henry Chesbrough (Innovation):


How to succeed in business writing- don’t be Dickens: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2011/03/how_to_succeed_in_business_wri.html


Miki Saxon- Happy 100th Aniversary, IBM!

The positive effect of negative information:

Necessity, not scarcity is the mother of invention: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2011/03/necessity_not_scarcity_is_the.html

In business fairy tales:

Solving your organization’s open faced sandwich:

HEALTH & MEDICINE

The ghost of personalized medicine:

 

The Search for E. coli Gains Speed: http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/37714/?nlid=4599

 

New Clues About Aging: Genetic Splicing Mechanism Triggers Both Premature Aging Syndrome and Normal Cellular Aging:

 

Phage on the rampage Antibiotic use may have driven the development of Europe's deadly E. coli.: http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110609/full/news.2011.360.html?WT.ec_id=NEWS-20110614

Scientists Develop a Fatty 'Kryptonite' to Defeat Multidrug-Resistant 'Super Bugs': http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110616193740.htm

 

Lyme Disease Bacteria Take Cover in Lymph Nodes: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110616193911.htm

 

Why Hair Turns Gray: Communication Between Hair Follicles and Melanocyte Stem Cells Key to Mystery: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110614115046.htm

 

Understanding Alcohol's Damaging Effects on the Brain:


FOOD & COOKING

 

'Super Varieties' of Wheat Expected to Boost Yields and Block Deadly Threat to Food Security: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110609202336.htm

 

Sloshed: Maybe We Should Be Judging Wines by Their Labels: http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2011/06/sloshed_maybe_we_should_be_jud.html


Ch√Ęteau Lafake   The fine-wine boom is attracting forgers:

 

A new recipe database:

http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/article_4ded5058-f5b7-572b-b51c-ea12c13cf70f.html

 

Healthy fast food: http://www.helpguide.org/life/fast_food_nutrition.htm

 

These chemicals are good for you (and yummy): http://bigthink.com/ideas/38818?utm_source=Big+Think+Weekly+Newsletter+Subscribers&utm_campaign=7bd1de4fcf-Wednesday_Newsletter_Nathan_Myhrvold_June_15_2011&utm_medium=email

 

Kung Pao Chicken: http://lowcaloriecooking.about.com/od/chicken/r/Kung-Pao-Chicken.htm?nl=1


MISCELLANEA

 

How robots will beat humans at billiards:


An old, but good joke:

SELECTED NEWS

SPAM & SPYWARE   

VIRUSES & e-CROOKS

Meeting the cybersecurity challenge:

Bob Rankin- where do viruses and spyware com from?:

Bob Rankin- Facebook malware- are you protected?:


 

Safeguards against "Phishing" Slow in Coming: http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/37817/?nlid=4608


Security Threats to Mobile Devices Increase but Only 4% of Smartphones and Tablets Protected with Security Software: http://web.resourceshelf.com/go/resourceblog/64468


WiFi

Best sites for free mobile downloads: