Saturday, December 10, 2011

INFORMAVORE's SUNDAY No 485

My very dear and unfortunately few readers,

This could be a standard, routine issue of this newsletter.
However it comprises the worst ever news nothing could be
more damaging than what the first two links  from “SCIENCE”
We can probably cope with an Oil Peak but an Intelligence Peak is irreversible long term disaster. It means we will be never able to solve our problems.
It is my duty to demonstrate that the authors are in error. I will ask,
you to help with ideas- why the conclusions of the authors are false. However, they are true for me as a person, I am much beyond the peak of my intellectual ascensions. But not so far as too be optimistic regarding the extent of this help. But please take in consideration that it is a fundamental issue. You too have or will have grandchildren.

Peter

SEARCH

INTERNET

SEARCH & FIND: What, where, how.  

 

Internet Memes 2011: Ten Gifts Based On Popular Internet Phenomena: http://websearch.about.com/od/webmemes/tp/Internet-Memes-2011-Ten-Gifts-Based-On-Popular-Internet-Phenomena.htm?nl=1


Bob Rankin- time to upgrade your browser?:

 

Browser Wars: Chrome will pass/has passed Firefox, Safari Up among Sb.com users: http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2011/12/browser_wars_chrome_will_passh.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ScienceblogsChannelTechnology+%28ScienceBlogs+Channel+%3A+Technology%29


http://savedelete.com/most-popular-funny-websites-on-the-web-in-2011.html                                  


BLOGS and SOCIAL SITES

 

The art of the live blog: http://www.fastcompany.com/1799706/the-art-of-the-live-blog

 

Twitter to newbies: Try it, you'll like it:               http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-57339985-264/twitter-to-newbies-try-it-youll-like-it/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20&tag=nl.e703

 

Twitter Differences in Different Countries:


Twitter introduces new design: http://blog.twitter.com/2011/12/lets-fly.html

3 key differences between Google+ and Facebook/Twitter: http://www.searchenginepeople.com/blog/facebook-google-plus-differences.html

Lists: top Facebook memes 2011:                http://infodocket.com/2011/12/07/lists-top-facebook-memes-2011/

 

Social Networking Is About to Get Exponentially More Annoying If you're old enough to remember a time before the Internet, be prepared to reconsider your state's prohibition on the right to die.:


GOOGLE

 

Google Adds Graphical Math Calculator To Search Results:


How Google Insulted An Entire Nation: http://www.forbes.com/sites/annakupka/2011/12/05/how-google-insulted-an-entire-nation/?partner=technology_newsletter

 

Does Apple's Siri Threaten Google's Search Monopoly? The iPhone speech aid is boosting visits to search engines such as Yelp and Wolfram Alpha: http://www.technologyreview.com/business/39209/?nlid=nldly&nld=2011-12-08


Testing Gmail’s new look:

 

Google's Eric Schmidt sees Google TV embedded in most new TVs by summer of 2012:

http://www.engadget.com/2011/12/07/googles-eric-schmidt-sees-google-tv-embedded-in-most-new-tvs-by/


WORDS, BOOKS, LIBRARIES

Colorful highlighting comes to Google Books

New York Times- books update:

SCIENCE

 

Why Aren't We Smarter Already? Evolutionary Limits On Cognition

http://io9.com/5865987/why-our-minds-have-probably-evolved-as-far-as-they-can

 

Even Unconsciously, Sound Helps Us See:


Worms Can Evolve to Survive Intersex Populations:

 

Magnetic pole reversal not a sign of doomsday:

http://earthsky.org/space/magnetic-pole-reversal-not-a-sign-of-doomsday

 

Giant Casimir Effect Predicted Inside Metamaterials Exotic materials should lead to new ways of observing and playing with one of the strangest effects in physics, say Chinese physicists:


 

Computer Simulations Shed Light On the Physics of Rainbows:

Earliest human bedding didn't let the bedbugs bite: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21258-earliest-human-bedding-didnt-let-the-bedbugs-bite.html


TECHNOLOGY

 

Solar Power Much Cheaper to Produce Than Most Analysts Realize, Study Finds: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111207132916.htm

Harnessing Sea Power, with Style: http://bigthink.com/ideas/41438?utm_source=Daily+Ideafeed+Newsletter&utm_campaign=c70fdacfdb-Daily_Ideafeed_December_8_2011&utm_medium=email

 

Gasoline Fuel Cell Would Boost Electric Car Range The advanced fuel cell could eliminate range anxiety and make electric cars more practical, while keeping carbon-dioxide emissions low:

 

Software That Listens for Lies: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/04/business/lie-detection-software-parses-the-human-voice.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha26


Nano Paint Could Make Airplanes Invisible to Radar A nanotube coating would allow a plane to absorb a radar beam, making it undetectable: http://www.technologyreview.com/article/39238/?nlid=nldly&nld=2011-12-05


 

Cities on the ocean Seasteading: Libertarians dream of creating self-ruling floating cities. But can the many obstacles, not least the engineering ones, be overcome?: http://www.economist.com/node/21540395

The Race to Replace Silicon Semiconductors: http://bigthink.com/ideas/41439?utm_source=Daily+Ideafeed+Newsletter&utm_campaign=c70fdacfdb-Daily_Ideafeed_December_8_2011&utm_medium=email

 

Glass that cleans itself:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-glass.html

 

Future Fabrics: High-tech materials attempt to beat mother nature at her own game:                                          http://www.gizmag.com/future-fabrics-hydrophobic-down-zero-loft-dryq/20742/

 

Butterfly Wings Inspire Design of Water-Repellent Surface:


EDUCATION, CULTURE, ART

The Power of Cosmic Thinking: http://bigthink.com/ideas/41338

 

31+ Great Iconic Photos from History: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2U47Nd/www.funbazaar.com/emails/funny-emails/31-great-iconic-photos-from-history-dont-miss-these-pics.htm


11 Famous Writers Who Were Rejected Before Making It Big:


Very wise ideas by Robwert Braultt:
With thanks to Georgina.

From Harmonies to Happiness: Choirs for Community Well-being: http://positivepsychologynews.com/news/miriam-akhtar/2011120520016

Where Is the Accurate Memory? The Eyes Have It:

Thinking Slow: An Argument for Bureaucracy?:

Positive, Negative, or Mindful?: http://positivepsychologynews.com/news/amanda-horne/2011120619967

Can Companies, Political Groups or Organizations Have a Single Mind?:

What Humanity Needs Most: 'The City 2.0: http://bigthink.com/ideas/41440?utm_source=Daily+Ideafeed+Newsletter&utm_campaign=c70fdacfdb-Daily_Ideafeed_December_8_2011&utm_medium=email


Are creative people more dishonest:

 

The Emerging Art of Algorithmic Music Artists have begun searching the space of simple computer programs for algorithms that generate music. Now they want to crowdsource the problem:

 

Patterns Seen in Spider Silk and Melodies Connected:


BUSINESS

Novelty, Change, and Innovation: Star Trekking The New Hotness:


Exceptions handling is complex work:

Why Skilled Workers Will Own the Future:


 

10 Ways to Act Nore Important than You Really Are:

http://www.greatleadershipbydan.com/2011/12/10-ways-to-act-more-important-than-you.html


Stop abusing the L-word!

http://mappingcompanysuccess.com/2007/09/stop-abusing-the-l-word/



Use Office Politics to Your Advantage:

 

A Visual Guide to US Income Distribution: http://www.mint.com/blog/trends/a-visual-guide-to-us-income-distribution-122011/?display=wide


Improve Your Strengths, Not Weaknesses:

http://hbr.org/tip?date=120711



HEALTH & MEDICINE

How Social Media Affect Your Health: http://bigthink.com/ideas/41477

 

Health is a social construct: http://bigthink.com/ideas/41475

Outbreak! : History’s Deadliest Pandemics [infographic]:

 

New Disinfection Technique Could Revolutionize Hospital Room Cleaning:

 

Scientists Capture Single Cancer Molecules at Work:


Natural Dye Obtained from Lichens May Combat Alzheimer's:

Disease: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111202155519.htm


What phantom limbs and mirrors teach us about the brain: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2EO7ty/www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15938103

 


Psychopathy: A Misunderstood Personality Disorder:


FOOD & COOKING

 

Ant-repelling cobweb chemical could lead to new pesticides: http://www.gizmag.com/ant-repelling-cobweb/20736/picture/149972/

 

Shedding Light On Why It Is So 'Tough' to Make Healthier Hot

Dogs: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111207133047.htm


MISCELLANEA

 

Story of the snowglobe: http://www.thedaily.com/page/2011/12/01/120111-opinions-history-snowglobe-pandey-1-4/



SELECTED NEWS

SPAM & SPYWARE   

VIRUSES & e-CROOKS

 

Cyber security: Power grid grows more vulnerable to attack, report finds 'Smart grid' features and Internet-based connections to the US power grid are proliferating, increasing pathways for would-be cyber attackers, says a study from MIT. What to do?:



New Interface Could Help Facebook Members Limit Security Leaks http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111205082301.htm


WiFi

Everything You Need to Know about CarrierIQ Behind the storm of controversy over software that silently captures many smartphone users' every click:


Google's Schmidt: Android leads the iPhone: http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-57338276-264/googles-schmidt-android-leads-the-iphone/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20&tag=nl.e703



2 comments:

  1. @Embossed Business Cards
    what would you advice me to do to get a lot of good readers?
    Peter

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