Sunday, January 15, 2012



Dear Readers,

I have planned to stop the publication of this newsletter after No. 500 due to its chronic lack of popularity but I have changed my mind and I will continue it till I am relatively functional. It is very interesting to compose it and it keeps me informed about the World – the real one and the world of ideas.
Take this rich issue- I found very inspiring the new paper about Steven Pinker’s idea- Mankind’s violence is at a minimum now. My opinion is that, contrary to the direct rigid logic, there are many things that are both deeply true and strikingly untrue in the same time, depleted violence is one of these. I fear that this is only a first step and Pinker will come with a an other book saying that human greed is lower than ever and altruism has attained epidemical proportions, the 1% and the 99% have developed mutual understanding and love. The third book will necessarily demonstrate that the third cause of our great troubles – human stupidity (see is also melting away- fast. It is so good to believe these things- the world will be better!
By the way, the very first link in this issue is also optimistic- the Internet is great and can help us to be smarter. The author, Gerry McGovern is one of my favorites- a very wise man. I have translated more than 40 of his papers for my Romanian language
I hve enjoyed the two papers about the interview questions at Google, based on intelligence and creativity, plus the Google gospel for speed and the latest achievements of this company.
Many good papers about things I like- as brain, search engines, e-readers, the CES, innovation, leadership, new species discovered, medicine, capitalism, health good food etc. etc.
Perhaps INFORMAVORE’s SUNDAY will remain an intellectual, unpopular publication for ever (why you are not informing your cousins, bosses, enemies and rivals, aunts and friends, collaborators and dentists, former colleagues and confessors, teachers and dieteticians, car instructors and members of your church or community,  all the journalists you are friends with, all the people in your contact lists etc about it???).
However I will read it with attention as long I can.

Best wishes,



The greatest period in human history

The Internet is helping us move towards a more educated, prosperous, healthy and wealthy world


The man who wants to translate the Web:


15 big ways the Internet is changing our brain:

SEARCH & FIND: What, where, how.  


How search engines work:


Free Movies: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Websites


Free Full Length Movies - The Top Ten Websites:


The Top Ten Sites For Free Public, Vital, or Historical Record Searches:

60+ examples of beautiful colorful websites:                                     


50+ Best Movies Related Websites : Know All About Movies:

Bob Rankin – seven search alternatives to Google:


Remember These 3 Things To Make Your Site Social Media Friendly:

Social networks, surveillance, and terrorism:

Traditional Social Networks Fueled Twitter's Spread:

Understanding personal learning networks: Their structure, content and the networking skills needed to optimally use them:

Social Search Pits Google Against Twittee:


Ten Awesome Chrome Browser Addons:

Google tries to make search more social:

Google Hopes to Make Friends with a More Social Search

New features add personalized results to its searches, and could lure users to Google:


Google And The Monopoly Paradox:


The Google Gospel of Speed:


Google Makes Search Really, Really Personal:

The Secret to Getting a Job at Google Revealed:

Want to work for Google? Here are their weirdest interview questions:        

Can Schools Take a Google Approach?:


Google Fails To Trounce Bing (Again): The Fallacy Of The Superior Search Engine Revisited:


Google Just Made Bing the Best Search Engine:


Google evangelists release bible of good Android design:

Google Translate's No Babel Fish, but It's Cheaper Than a Personal Interpreter:


Google Takes Annual Science Fair Global With Support For Submissions In 13 Languages:                      



A way to discover the meaning of words:


The dreaded comma splice:

Amazon’s Kindle Lending Library Now Boasts 75,000 Books, Borrowed 295,000 Times Last Month:

SolarKindle promises three months of unplugged reading time:


New e-book system promises a more paper-like reading experience:                                 


Defining Experience A better definition of consciousness will help with tough ethical choices:

How the Brain Routes Traffic for Maximum Alertness:

Men & Women Are Different Species, Psychologically Speaking:


Relay Race With Single Atoms: New Ways of Manipulating Matter:


The Puzzle of an Eternally-Existing, Self-Reproducing, and Inflationary Universe:

Can Bacteria Solve the Mysteries of the Universe?:


Meat-Eating Plant Traps Victims Underground:



Solar Energy: New Sunflower-Inspired Pattern Increases Concentrated Solar Efficiency


Renewable Fuel: Clearing a Potential Road Block to Bisabolane:


Mystery of Car Battery's Current Solved:


New Storage Device Is Very Small, at 12 Atoms:


Quick-Cooking Nanomaterials in Microwave to Make Tomorrow's Air Conditioners:


Ford Bets on the Digital Car The 108-year-old automotive company is embracing the technologies, business tactics, and spirit of Silicon Valley:


The Great Tablet War of 2012:

CES 2012: A New Era of Simpler Gadgets Better technology and improved design will make tomorrow's gadgets less confusing:


The Art of 3-D Printing MIT professor Neri Oxman is developing new design techniques that take advantage of "additive manufacturing.":


CES 2012: The Shape of TV to Come. Samsung's new television integrates a number of technologies that have been gathering steam in recent years:

Big Tech Show Will Feature Small Advances:

2012 CES trends to watch:

Scenes from CES 2012- slideshow:

Scientists Create World's Tiniest Ear:



Tools, Gear + Resources to Help You Study Smarter:

5 Insights on Creativity from Osho:

Humble People Are More Likely to Lend a Helping Hand:

Coercion and Incentive Are Not Interchangeable Terms:


Shocker: Is Our World Becoming Less Violent? Many believe the 20th century represents the pinnacle of human violence, but psychologist Steven Pinker argues that the opposite is true:



Why Are Older People Happier?:


Dirty Minds: How the Brain Evolved to Glorify Monogamy Yet Make Screwing Around Irresistible With so many of these same cultures putting a premium on monogamy, why do huge numbers of people around the world still cheat?:


Capitalism: Reject or Retool?:


New Year’s Resolution Reading List: 9 Books on Reading and Writing


Exhibit Aims To Convey The Wonder And Beauty Of Math:



Ten Innovation Resolutions for 2012

Shake off your company's 2011 blues by following these suggestions:         


3 Skills Every 21st Century Manager Needs…Multi-Inspiring v. Multitasking:              


Reorganizing? Think Again:


Pollinators: The New Breed Of Innovators:

How Big Companies Innovate:

Are you managing or just nagging?:


Who's Wealthy? Beyond Net Worth, Asset and Debt Levels Change Our Perceptions:


Infographic Of The Day: The Magic And Madness Of The Creative Process:               

10 innovative business ideas:


Don't Send That Email. Pick up the Phone. Why digital conflict resolution doesn't work, according to Harvard blogger Anthony K. Tjan:

All The World’s Gold:      



Technological Healing. A leading researcher says digital technologies are about to make health care more effective. But is so much data really beneficial?:


Breakthrough in Early Cancer Detection:



Gut Microbe Networks Differ from Norm in Obese People, Systems Biology Approach Reveals:


Autistic Children Have Different Gastrointestinal Bacteria:

Cognitive Decline Starts at 45:


New Research May Lead to a Whole New Class of Vaccines:


Infographic of the Day: So What If You Don't Sleep Enough?:

How Do you Want to Die?:



The Connection Between Good Nutrition and Good Cognition:

Innovation of the week: Using Ants and Termites to Increase Crop Yields:


Honeybee Deaths Linked to Seed Insecticide Exposure:


Would You Stop Eating out to Lose Weight?:


The Very Real Danger of Genetically Modified Foods:


The Counterfeit Cuisine of Japan:


Soup's On:




Mathematicians Solve Minimum Sudoku Problem Sudoku fanatics have long claimed that the smallest number of starting clues a puzzle can contain is 17. Now a year-long calculation proves there are no 16-clue puzzles:



Bob Rankin- do I still need  antispyware protection?



Avira Internet Security 2012 Well-Rounded Protection:

Bitdefender Internet Security Suite:

Jotti’s Malware Scan:

Very useful in a world where scams abound:



A Smart Phone that Knows You're Angry New system detects emotions based on variables ranging from typing speeds to the weather.:

How to Use the Web to Find a Cell Phone Number: Five Different Ways:

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