New evidence may shed light on mythical sea monter

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/geekquinox/kraken-rises-does-evidence-presented-ancient-sea-monster-180217269.html Let’s leave aside one of Clarke’s laws – the one about reputable scientists saying what is and isn’t so (heck, I’m an engineer and engineers take a dim view of the limitations imposed by physical laws) but lets just focus on how some scientific theories were pooh-poohed for a… Continue reading

A photographic study in light, Rembrant style and others

http://tysonrobichaudphotography.wordpress.com/2010/01/21/a-photographic-study-in-light-rembrandt-harmensz-van-rijn-style/ This is important, but it isn’t quite what I want to say. Lets leave it at this is an excellent first order approximation. Where I differ is the ‘studio‘. If you’re in a studio everything changes vs being on the street. Its the ONE situation where a fixed lens… Continue reading

Augmented Reality Contact Lenses

  http://www.businessinsider.com/augmented-reality-contact-lenses-2012-7 Add this to the iPhone app that you can point to the night sky and it overlays the names of the planets and constelations … http://www.businessinsider.com/the-top-20-disruptive-apps-2012-8#13-night-sky-8 or perhaps http://www.businessinsider.com/the-top-20-disruptive-apps-2012-8#16-robin-for-android-5   Related articles The contact lenses that could be the future of augmented reality (business.financialpost.com) Get Virtual Breast Implants… Continue reading

Could you live without your iPhone, Facebook or coffee?

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/igeneration/could-you-live-without-your-iphone-facebook-or-coffee/16415   Nearly 15 percent reported they would rather go without sex, and 40 percent would abstain from coffee instead of disconnecting.  18 percent wouldn’t mind forgoing their daily shower. That’s dedication to electronics. Related articles Apple to ditch iPhone YouTube app (seattlepi.com) iPhone more powerful than Curiosity Mars rover,… Continue reading

On being taught what you already know

There’s an interesting article in this month’s ISSA journal about awareness by Gordie Stewart..  I think it can be generalized to all of education, not just adult education in technology. The mainstream approach of teaching topics regardless of what audiences already know or perceive seems an extraordinarily wasteful approach of… Continue reading