Social networks. What happens as we all get tired of each other's society & just want to be amused?
We'll begin Xmas season on Sun Dec 11. By "begin" I mean put up tree & lights, buy gifts, play CDs, send cards. Fortnight is ideal length
Weingarten had funny WashPost column. Admits that, on local elections, he votes 4 candidate w/ "Jewiest" name. "Rosenflutz" trumps "Cohen"
"We’re 99% certain this is the most beautiful footage of Earth’s auroras yet recorded" (bit.ly/vrZwJM) JK--Margin of error bothers me
"Starbucks raises prices" (bit.ly/s1JxNQ) JK--Geez. Soon a 20oz cup of Java will cost as much as a gallon of gas.
Companies with "chief scientists." If that person actually heads research lab, title makes sense. If simply glorified evangelist, it doesn't
Most of the time, I don't have anything interesting to read. So I write something that I myself find interesting to read. As simple as that
Writing is simply giving expression to what till that moment was simply impression. Making external what's been internal.
To calm myself, I think about the next thing I'm going to write. Or might write. To calm myself further, I stop thinking, and just write.
One of funny things about new socials is when "longtimers" "coach" U on "here's how it's done." As if they're not making up rules as they go
The winter dryskin has set in. Where's that damn lotion when I need it?
The Raincoats "Rainstorm" (youtu.be/A6zDrvmO8HQ) JK--From their strikingly lovely '84 LP "Moving," the vinyl of which I lost (damn!)
Mary Margaret O'Hara (youtu.be/vQbAr1DCjYw) JK--Odd fidgety self-conscious vocal stylist. Sister of actress Catherine O'Hara.
The Residents "Teddy Bear" (youtu.be/uLVSn3LCJXk) JK--Theatre-of-the-absurd conceptual rock. Very Blue Man Group.
Beatles "Flying" (youtu.be/qFrpclWP3eQ) JK--Love this track from "Magical Mystery Tour." Druggy time signature/chorus. Very Residents
The Beach Boys "Fall Breaks and Back to Winter" (youtu.be/o-kid344Acg) JK--Essentially, one track of "Fire." Feels very Nairobi Trio
Beach Boys "The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O'Leary's Cow)" (youtu.be/31pCY1uDRzY) JK--Reportedly caused Brian freakout in '66. Very Ubu
Beach Boys "Surfin'" (youtu.be/l2sfev-gu3I) JK--Their first recording. Released 50 years ago this month. Feels very Danny & the Jrs
"Data Science Marries Analytics, Business" (bit.ly/rDRrpT) JK--Excerpts/summarizes the first 2 of the 4 blogs I posted this week
Rudolph Valentino's voice (youtu.be/1SDIjrC70Sw) JK--Singing.
Mohandas Gandhi's voice (youtu.be/2Q3xIfoar8g) JK--Deeper than I expected. Quite resonant. Pleasant.
Aimee Semple McPherson (youtu.be/U0bXH1YgKf4) JK--Did she not exude smarmy insincerity?
Enrico Caruso's voice (youtu.be/xX4SzE_GDRE)
Mao Zedong's voice (youtu.be/ztYnr2MV3mY)
Tsar Nicolas II's voice (youtu.be/FpEEwZBcmJg)
Benjamin Harrison (youtu.be/pU4gGEL5c8g) . 1889. Oldest known voice recording of a US president. By Edison (duh!).
Huey Long's voice (youtu.be/VIMi7fBA6e4)
Albert Einstein's voice (youtu.be/l-1Z2wi2uSA)
Sonny & Cher (youtu.be/KB3YS3iLO7w) JK--They worked better as a comedy duo than a singing duo--or married couple.
George Burns and Gracie Allen (youtu.be/06Fk3YLhq84 ) JK--Loved his gravelly straightman voice, her sweet/smartie comebacks.
Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara (youtu.be/IZzmITdP13s) JK--Recent interview. Meara said Ed Sullivan was scary. He indeed looked ghoulish
Nichols & May classic "Mother and Son" skit (youtu.be/N5pXggZIr6I) JK--Mothers are indeed this crazy. This is so real it's funny.
Lady on TV commercial about toilet paper just said "Let's get real about wot happens in th bathroom." I say "Let's not." Lest it hit the fan
And that concludes my quick and non-exhaustive tour of Detroit-bred musical artists.
Destroy All Monsters "You're Gonna Die" (youtu.be/qmsTcey5e20) JK--Niagara had pale model looks. But no muscle tone. She & I danced
Lene Lovich "Lucky Number" (youtu.be/KnIJOO__jVo) JK--Yes she was incredibly cute. I saw her up close at Bookie's. Hubby was bald guy
The Romantics "That's What I Like About You" (youtu.be/x6VGFyQBejU) JK--I absolutely defy you to not pogo insanely during this
Marshall Crenshaw "Someday, Someway" (youtu.be/hwE58OUShE8) JK--Incredibly bouncy rockabilly-ish power-pop dance-floor-filling gem.
The Knack "My Sharona" (youtu.be/kVdnqEyToqg) JK--Doug Fieger's bro represented Jack Kevorkian. Ran for Michigan governor. Lost.
Kid Rock w/Sheryl Crow "Picture" (youtu.be/rKFx0MMqb48) JK--I want him to go straight country. This song showed he can actually sing.
Madonna "Ray Of Light" (youtu.be/ENYwMsxQfmM) JK--"Faster than ray of light"? Wow Material Girl prescient. Upgrade her 2 Neutrino Grl
Superluminary neutrino measurement replicated. If continues to be independently confirmed, it would turn science upside-down. Godspeed!
Hey, Newt, let's see you weasel away from Obamacare on the stump. If you can't, welcome to the Democratic party. You owe back dues, dude.
Gingrich, essentially, advocates Obamacare, or at least his thinktank has taken positions consistent with univ health insurance mandate.
I'm pondering all of that feedback as I prepare the 5th of 5 blogposts on this topic. Come Monday.
Check out the interesting comment on my syndicated "Data Scientist: What Skills Does It Require?" blog (bit.ly/v6MKwP)
1826. The year both Thomas Jefferson & John Adams died. On the same day. The 50th anniversary of US independence. July 4. Unphotographed.
"The story of the first photograph" (zd.net/vmVYiI) JK--1826. The year humanity began to capture light for all eternity.
I'm doing yoga on my head. How to bend and flex rapidly between contexts without straining the connective tissue. It gets hot.
Somebody mistagged (as me) a Roman Catholic bishop on a photo in Facebook. So, apparently, I've been violating my chastity vow for years.
Lots of positive feedback on today's entry in the saga of "what will Kobielus blog next on data scientists?" (bit.ly/rLfSST)
Call me Jim the human switchboard. Half the time on inquiries, I simply point cust to other
#Forrester analysts who may have what they need
On that last reporter call, I had to whip out my old "federated identity assurance" analyst hat (bit.ly/rZritz). Getting a bit dusty
Interviewed by MInda Zetlin of personal finance website CreditCards.com re social network analysis & anti-fraud apps.
"Black Friday" a week from today. So-named cuz that's when retailers start to go into the black for year. But consumers go deeper into red
Tonight's "Community" was so crazy funny I thought I was going to have a seizure.
Katy Perry song mentions making out 2 Radiohead. Surprised by mention. Shocked by thought any sentient being would make out 2 them. "Creep"?
Phys ed. Schools should teach cardio strength stretch balance. Not compttve sports. Real life = pure endurance. Level the jock playing field
Would be interesting if last GOP candidate standing for nom is Huntsman. He hasn't actually alienated anybody yet.
#Hadoop HDFS NameNode HA resilience. The sooner the open-source HDFS distro can evolve to eliminate that vulnerability, the better.
Some twitter-DM-spam-bot is concerned that "someone" "posting nasty updates on their twitter" about me. Mind your own beeswax, busybody bot!
I've never actually met a person named "Murgatroyd." But, somehow, heavens will convey to said individual in the hereafter. How to friend?
My trees are almost naked now. My body, however, is swaddled in layers.
"Twitter Used to Predict Box Office Revenues" (bit.ly/btlkrF) JK--Only after released? No problem. Can use to cut bait on mktg spend
I cover big vendors. I cover small vendors. I apply the same criterion to them all: what can you tell me that I don't already know?
Twitter's not a great channel for focused conversation. Which is why I use it primarily for a) reading news/buzz & b) publishing my thoughts
If you wonder why my published reports are so detailed, it's because my customers drill me for it constantly. Good to have my research handy
Always chuckle at "please dial in 10 minutes before scheduled startup time" on vendor briefings. We take back2back briefings w/ no time-gap
"There's a Rainbow in Toronto" (youtu.be/4HbYqMobjic) JK--SCTV featured this memorably in '82 skit. "Tune your attitude in!"
Highly technical customer just drilled me 4 details on
#Hadoop HA/namenode resilience cluster mgt tools. I sweated & leveraged Wave research
I love when somebody apologizes in advance for "asking a dumb question." What follows is usually the most fundamental question of all.
If, to quote the venerable Reader's Digest, laughter is the best medicine, is laughter at others' expense the best poison? Discuss amongst
LinkedIn invites me to learn more about my new friend James Kobielus. No thanks. Honestly, I just wish he'd shut his trap.
"Breakthrough and instrumented applications" (bit.ly/tj5sOD) JK--Think of it as envirnmntl data feeding back & controlling env in r-t
I'm tired of seeing the word "scientist" bandied about. I'm staking my thoughts in the ground. Stay tuned.
Digital. I don't dig it all. Which is not to say I don't dig it at all. I dig at it all, but I'm a professional digger. You dig?
New blogpost: "Data scientist: Which adjacent roles are central?" (bit.ly/u58ZjE)
Sifting thru morning's online news. "Graphic monkey attack caught on tape." Not technically a crime. Or in my neighborhood. Ho-hum.
Upping one's game becomes hard to explain when you're aiming at a strike zone only you can see. So far.
Congrats to Detroit's Justin Verlander on taking AL Cy Young unanimously. That was one impressive season. Best pitcher in the majors in 2011
Listening 2 Doors "Twentieth Century Fox" frm 1st LP. "She's fashionably lean & she's fashnbly l8." Morrison obviously had real fox in mind
@alyswoodward Well, if they don't already know that, then to hell with 'em, dontchoo think?
@alyswoodward That's redundant. I already conspicuously like myself more than is necessary.
Social friending. One of the great things is you have to do less data discovery. The data discovers you, thanks to friendly introduction.
What's good about diversifying & multiplexing your Twitter friends: their peaks & troughs equal out. When some are in rut, others on a roll
Just friended myself on LinkedIn. I've put my normal self-loathing in check and am now earnestly seeking rapprochement with my better angels
Prime ingredients for "TV news @ 11" story? Sensationalism = multi-S: sexual (images), spam(attack), (in)secure, social(network) (must)see.
"Facebook Users Threaten 2 Deactivate After Porn Hack" (bit.ly/rutIVn) JK--Has all ingredients of sensationalistic "news @ 11" story
"Offshore data warehousing." Phrase makes me chuckle. I imagine a big rig in the Gulf, spewing liquid intelligence sky-high. Gusher!
"SAS CEO Jim Goodnight: Not The Retiring Type" (bit.ly/uViv7Y) JK--In person, billionaire comes off as slightly shy. But not retiring
Bobby Bare Jr. "The Monk at the Disco" (youtu.be/NXEspYvTOjA) JK--Live. Shaky handcam. Funny guy. Great song.
@rainnwilson What did Johnny Rotten actually look like as a kid? And when did he change his surname? Schoolmates knew him as Johnny Snotnose
@databaseguru Congress' minds appear to be lapsing into a vegetative state. Perhaps they should put their gray matter on the menu.
@databaseguru Common denominator in all this seems to be the tomato. Is sweet&salty paste of that now the minimal definition of "vegetable"?
"Pizza is a vegetable? Congress sez yes" (on.today.com/uxfGk4) JK--Surprised Obama not cutting slack 4 cheese-intensive Chicago-style
"Facebook Porn & Gore Exploit Spiraling Out Of Control" (zd.net/sP3hwN) JK--Whew! I was worried it's new multiplayer game SleazeVille
#NoSQL databases. They concern me. If you install one in the same space as a SQL database, will they mutually annihilate?
"Beauty of little boxes, and their role in the future of storage" (bit.ly/vJUQ2v) JK--Actually, ticky-tacky is very energy-efficient!
New blogpost: "Data scientist: What skills does it require?" (bit.ly/sKH3mN)
Everything But the Girl "Each and Every One" (youtu.be/PHppIFO2gaU) JK--I turned country DJ onto EBTG in '84. She shared her Judds
The Judds "Why Not Me" (youtu.be/ku32NxHVpC4) JK--Hitsong in 1984 when I was a news stringer for Madison WI country radio station
Paula Cole "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone" (youtu.be/JPR108kwNo4) JK--Great compressed domestic drama song.
Shania Twain "You're Still The One" (youtu.be/KNZH-emehxA) JK--I still love this early hit of hers best.
Tennis "Marathon" (youtu.be/LsbXcJT8yfE) JK--Reviewer unfairly called them "lightweight." They are simply buoyant.
The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl "Fairytale of New York" (youtu.be/Jq9hdMIVpac) JK--She did superb collaborations too. This, especially.
Kirsty MacColl "Terry" (youtu.be/8vHDigOYSk4) JK--Kirsty's recordings are, from start of her career 2 her untimely death, all classix
Kirsty MacColl "Here Comes That Man Again" (youtu.be/x7p-S1JQ4jI) JK--Sexy funny cut frm gr8 posthumous last LP "Tropical Brainstorm"
Kirsty MacColl "Soho Square" & "Angel" on Jools Holland show, 1992 (bit.ly/uIN894 ) Both cuts highlights of her "Titanic Days" LP.
Kirsty MacColl "Teenager In Love" (youtu.be/UYcL7kAEcGw) JK--From her first LP "Desperate Character." I have on precious vinyl.
Kirsty MacColl "Days" (youtu.be/Pa3FwO1Tx-M) JK--TV performance of Kinks song she covered brilliantly on "Kite."
Kirsty MacColl "Don't Come The Cowboy With Me Sonny Jim" (youtu.be/L7ieij6JPiw) JK--1989. Country-western gem from her gr8 LP "Kite."
The Byrds "I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better" (youtu.be/UcF-ZnhDpGw) JK--Back when Roger McGuinn still called himself Jim.
Jim Croce "Lovers Cross" (bit.ly/LOAuM) JK--Love how this singer-songwriter could put his heart so completely on his sleeve.
"Interview with Jim Morrison's father and sister" (youtu.be/Kz63-q8otYM) JK--They loved the guy. Clearly. His dad was an admiral.
"Grace Slick and Paul Kantner on Jim Morrison" (bit.ly/kbEecp) JK--Amazingly lucid remembrances.
Queen had LP in 70s w/ 2 hits: "Somebody to Love" & "My Best Friend." Also names of 2 diff songs on Jefferson Airplane "Surrealistic Pillow"
You have to sort of pity the GOP. These candidates for the pres nom keep flaming out. Now the issue is embarrassing lack of preparation.
Scientists. They don't have all the answers. They have all the questions.
Think about specializations among scientists: experimental, theoretical, etc--& other scientfc roles: instrument makers, lab assistants, etc
@ABridgwater What "shenanigans" are you referring to? This is a deep-dive call.
@kexpplaylist: In a Big Country by Big Country from The Crossing JK--1983. Coulda been the Scottish U2. What's that squealy instrument?
Frankenmuth (bit.ly/B2eMQ). Michigan's little Bavaria. I definitely miss those chicken dinners on holidays. And beer in the taverns.
"BeautifulPeople.com Exposes Online Daters' Top Ten Lies" (prn.to/rXBUGb) JK--Is there a ConceitedPeople.com dating site?
There are no "hard" or "soft" sciences. There are only different fields of fact-grounded human inquiry into fundamental truths.
Conversational intimacy in B2C multichannel CRM. Not enough to listen to voice of customer. Must also tune into the heart of the customer.
Coldplay "The Scientist" (youtu.be/EqWLpTKBFcU) JK--"I was just guessing, numbers and figures, pulling puzzles apart."
Guided By Voices "I Am A Scientist" (youtu.be/zN9x6zckn18) JK--Diff song. "Seek 2 understnd all of my impurities & evils yet unknown"
Dandy Warhols "I Am A Scientist" (youtu.be/suazwrc2RPU) JK--"Analysis and freaky sensitivity, we've got to live on science alone."
#NextBestAction inquiry from large enterprise who are evaluating comprehensive program. I keyed on key role of data scientists 2 drive
Daguerrotype of John Quincy Adams (bit.ly/rPls0b) JK--1843. First photograph of any US president.
"Real-Time Analytics Takes a Bite Out of Crime" (bit.ly/uqkbnW) JK--Right. Entity analytics. Sleuthing is real-time analytics.
People who gripe over rain tend to forget that unrelenting sun can also be depressing. Monotony of meteorological sameness.
"Best Buy To Acquire Cloud Provider mindSHIFT" (bit.ly/sKd2CC) JK--Retailer becoming major IT services firm, for consumer & business
"Informix revived" (bit.ly/v4z1BK) JK--Informix was never dead or even declining. Simply buried deep in massive IBM portfolio.
"Data Scientist: Important New Role or Trendy Job-title Inflation?" (bit.ly/u7xHcf) JK--Bit 'o both, actually.
"Reinventing the Check-Out Line" (bit.ly/uvOz4K) JK--Why should there be a "check-out line" if you can scan/buy from smartphone?
"Loyalty Programs Don't Inspire Loyalty" (bit.ly/ur0kr9) JK--Yep. They're really "identity programs" (we know ya 360).
"Dean and Britta perform to Jane Holzer's screen test by Andy Warhol" (youtu.be/p7HfI6dThy0)
Luna "IHOP" (youtu.be/z2okzyBZMe4) JK--Goofiest song that plays like it's dead serious. Always fun. "Is there a doctor in the house?"
Jonathan Harris intervu (Lost In Space) (youtu.be/gbisA4Zw7ko) JK--Whenevr I write "indeed", I hear Dr Smith, indignant: "INDEED!!!!"
New blogpost: "Data scientist: Important new role or trendy job-title inflation?" (bit.ly/uGHn2G)
More "turn back the clock & look younger" spams. If I want to look younger, I'll stare at my childhood photos. Thanks, though.
Wonderful new category of spam. The "former Libyan defense attache has entrusted you with $1B assets, secrecy a must" variety.
Oh, before I forget, happy 63rd birthday to His Royal Highness Charles Philip Arthur George Windsor, Prince of Wales, aka Duke of Rothesay
I'm as much in love with Twitter as I am with the cushion under my bum. Sometimes it cramps my style. I scrunch & adjust.
"The Essence of Cloud" (bit.ly/sUWKWg) JK--Disappointing. I thought it was treatise on suspended water vapor.
"Today, the Internet -- tomorrow, the Internet of Things?" (bit.ly/tBenRg) JK--Followed by "Internet of Stuff," after entropy sets in
"Steve Jobs on MSFT: 'They just have no taste.'" (bit.ly/vWQrc6) JK--Wouldnt B surprised if Gates said "Jobs: He just had no tact"
Warm November day. Opened all the windows in the house. Love that fresh air. Sun is glorious right now. Shine on harvest sun!
"Big data is ‘the next frontier’" (on.ft.com/siFYd1) JK--Machine intelligence + human insight: powerful combination.
Sunny...for the moment. Keep my expectations in check. It's Monday morning.
"Actormachine" A Nate Whelden Joint featuring Jason Kobielus (youtu.be/mesX5e7EiRE) JK--2007. Charlottesville VA
"Analytics Held Up By People More Than Tech" (bit.ly/tvJkMJ) JK--"Aspirational" "experienced" "transformed" users? Don't get cute.
"Four Principles of Decision Management Systems" (bit.ly/un9YQg) JK--Number 4 is key. Iterate. These can be real-world experiments.
@eric_andersen There's one dominant type of Twitter DM spam now. The "haha I found a funny pic of U [tinyURL] where was this taken?" variety
No, no. There's been no lockout in the Next Best Action (NBA) industry. Recommendation engines everywhere still dribble pass slamdunk offers
@eric_andersen No, it hasn't. I find lots of false positives & false negatives in all my email accounts all the time.
Spam will live as long as men everywhere worry whether they measure up and turn to email from anonymous creeps for the ultimate solution.
"Has the spam problem been solved?" (bit.ly/vdkG9n) JK--Not as far as I can see. I find more than a dozen false positives every day.
"Twitter Research: It's Where the Money and Action Is" (bit.ly/sGi8mJ) JK--"Tweetographer." Good new term.
"Computational Journalism: A Call to Arms to Database Researchers" (bit.ly/s8l9Sr) JK--Actually, it's about crowdsourced reporting
"My Love-Hate Relationship With Twitter" (bit.ly/trQCii) JK--Yeah, it's not perfect. I try not to demand too much from it.
"Diving into the Big Data pool" (bit.ly/rNW7OJ) JK--Good discussion of NameNode vulnerability.
Holland-Dozier-Holland. Favorite trio since Howard-Fine-Howard.
"What Do You Care What Other People Think?" (bit.ly/vpBecA) JK--My favorite Dick Feynman quote, Except not him. Was 1st wife Arline
Everybody, it seems, "specializes in social media marketing" these days. So many specialize in it that it's become province of generalists
Today, Yoga Cindy taught me to feel for stresses on my ligaments. When you start to become aware, you start to notice stresses you add.
I hate it when Twitter doesn't reliably post all my texted tweets. I keep a mental log of all. I check regularly. I re-text when necessary.
Data scientist: What adjacent roles are central?
#Bigdata platform & data governance pros.
Data scientist: Important new role or trendy job-title inflation? Bit of both, but more the former. Recog that mining the nonobvious is key
What you notice about James Osterberg Jr. speaking is he's a) intense, b) intelligent, c) oddly vulnerable, and d) from southern Michigan
Cool interview of Iggy Pop on Canadian Broadcasting Corp talkshow in 1970s (bit.ly/vIuRMv). No performance allowed.
Actually, "participatory" is the least of my requirements for TV. I am more than happy to be a self-contained isolated consumer.
G+'s YouTube player is amazing. When I search for a musician, it weeds out the junk & only presents the actual artist videos.
@eric_andersen It could be because I have 2 LinkedIn accounts. Registered under separate email addresses. But still, isn't it smart enough?
Cat Power "He War" (bit.ly/6C3UW) JK--Listen to how Chan & band nail an angular rhythm-charged melody. Jawdropping.
Cat Power "The Greatest" (youtu.be/MJfQXS1hKDo) JK--Chan just radiates vulnerability: voice, face, mannerisms, songs. Captivating.
Cat Power "Cross Bones Style" (youtu.be/wU291yKCbBE) JK---Chan Marshall is sultry, enigmatic. She's never played off her looks.
Nada Surf "See These Bones" (youtu.be/bvNI-EKGubo) JK--This great song steadily accelerates into an exhilarating crescendo
Nada Surf "Do It Again" (youtu.be/6RgteX-IJNw) JK--Awesome lyric. "Maybe this weight was a gift/like I had to see what I could lift"
Nada Surf "Blonde on Blonde" (youtu.be/uVk3tZcKo00) JK--Coolest song premise. Just walking thinking grooving to the Dylan LP on MP3
4 Non Blondes "What's Up" (youtu.be/6NXnxTNIWkc) JK--Amazing vocal perf by LInda Perry. Emotionally amped, over the top, on the money
Concrete Blonde "Joey" (youtu.be/OdpTcvSn8HQ) JK--Wonderful deep contrition and heartbreak. "Joey if you're hurtin' so am I"
Blondie "Dreaming" (youtu.be/fOnv8lXDzhg) JK--Outlier in late 70s CBGB-ish scene. Debby too hot, they too poppy. Good songs though.
LinkedIn tellls me I "may know" James Kobielus. Honestly, Ive been acquainted with Kobielus for 53 years, as of today, but he remains enigma
Occasionally, I'm sorry I follow tweets of certain celebrities whom I otherwise respect. Twitter brings out the cursing curmudgeons in some
Surfing the web. When you're relaxed, on your sofa, on weekend, sipping wine, following your curiosity, it's an endless beach of blue skies.
The Economist is a magazine to be read in depth. Almost like reading a textbook. You won't be tested. But, damn, do you learn a thing or two
"Herr and Madame, Señor and Mrs" (econ.st/u0Edby) JK--Excellent comparative study of "international marriages" worldwide. I'm in one.
Was a good birthday. Egidia and I ate out for both lunch and dinner, and did our usual Sunday shopping tour of the usual establishments.
Definitely felt yesterday's raking when I did yoga this morning. My upper body trembled to hold the static salutations for long.
"Ashton Kutcher quits Twitter after comments over Paterno sex scandal" (bit.ly/sUXMH3) JK--Feels a bit rash. Can't he just apologize?
@madgreek65 Seems beside the point. I'm rarely searching. I sort so I can delete the junk with extreme prejudice.
Had a Gmail account for a few years, but still find it user-unfriendly. How do U do somethng as simple as sort mail alphabeticlly by sender?
"Technocrat." I've never understand that term. What's it mean? Somebody who wants to put robots in charge? Or is him/herself a robot?
Data scientist: "nonobvious" pattern is any relationship that requires statistical algorithms and/or interactive exploration 2 dig from data
When I refer to my "advanced" age, I mean it in sense of "sophisticated." I'm so incredbly evolved I can barely stand 2 B in my own presence
Construction sites look suspiciously like ruins. Coming at you out of context, the builders could just as easily be pulling it all down.
Halfway thru McCullough's gr8 John Adams bio. Find RevWar diplomatic activities in Paris/Amsterdam engrossing. US tangled in Europe politics
Historical Christ. What I find most fascinating is analysis of the historical milieu within which Yeshua ben Yusuf was born, lived & died.
Michael J. Fox. Actor has a real resilient spirit. Reading his wry responses to latest Vanity Fair Proust Questionnaire. He's a hockey dude.
People always refer to principal singing male personality in rockband as "frontman." Makes it sound like he's facade for something nefarious
Data scientist: somebody who mines observational data for nonobvious patterns using iterative statistical models.
Data scientist: Is this really science or just pretension? Science is build & test models thru controlled observation. Stat controls are key
Data scientist: Do you truly need
#Bigdata ? No, cuz representative samples & even single observations can yield vast insights.
Data scientist: What skills does it require? Fusion of stat analytics & business domain expertise.
MTM's Chuckles the Clown funeral episode has to be the funniest single sitcom episode ever. Still has me in absolutely stitches.
Mary Tyler Moore Show-"Chuckles Bites the Dust" (youtu.be/K8EUykajYWo) . JK--Part 3. Includes the classic funeral scene.
On G+/YouTube Mary Tyler Moore Show "Chuckles Bites the Dust." "A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down the pants."
Wow. Streaming episodes of "The Beverly HIllbillies" on G+/YouTube. This is exactly my new TV-watching style. In an app.
Wow. YouTube player in G+ is perfect. Now watching streaming episodes/bits from "Portlandia." "Dream of the 90s"!!!!!
Watching back-episodes of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" in YouTube player in Google+. Gives me reason to nail G+ up in Mozilla. I'm not Chrome-y
"Google+ Gets Tighter w/ YouTube, Chrome" (bit.ly/ssGetS) JK--Google may B cracking Internet TV code. Check out YouTube player in G+
For me personally, TV is becoming something to make snide remarks about on Twitter.
"Fuzzy Signals for Internet TV" (bit.ly/tVTTrv) JK--Fair to say it's GOING TO HAPPEN, and also that nobody has truly figured out how
Listening 2 ABBA "Fernando" frm their gr8st. Egidia & I unabashed fans of the Swedish popmeisters. "There was sumthing in the air that nite"
Did some serious raking & bagging today, the missus and I. Hot tub at the club felt real good. Hot tea at home real cozy now. Just she & me.
Listening 2 Jefferson Airplane "Somebody to Love" from "Surealstc Pillw." Always hold breath during Grace's searing soaring last long "love"
My days as a Beltway Bandit. Late 80s/early 90s. Got a lot of good experience, but it's a ttotal documentation mill & coveryourass-a-thon.
"How To Sell IT To the Feds" (bit.ly/voOjoS) JK--Just ship them an unreadable 1000-page proposal that proves you're low bidder.
"Randy dwarf galaxies are making billions of baby stars" (bit.ly/s6PBZy) JK--Somebody tell those binary star systems to get a room!
"Judge Orders Divorcing Couple to Share Facebook Passwords" (bit.ly/siW2Si) JK--Should also split visitation rights with FB "friends"
"Exploring the Ocean in Our Brains with Jaron Lanier" (bit.ly/v1yUlm) JK--First, science needs to explore the jungle in his dreadlox