A followup to yesterday (?)’s post. I had an idea about how to be able to recognize the normal inference, but avoiding recognizing the other one if one so wants to. I don’t particularly feel like this is the right way to go, but supposing someone wants to do it. The idea is based on […]

[13:17:11] Emil – Deleet: emilkirkegaard.dk/clusterwiki [13:32:05] Emil – Deleet: wikipedia [13:32:07] Emil – Deleet: is a gold mine [13:32:09] Emil – Deleet: for data mining [13:32:26] Emil – Deleet: one might say that it is the gold standard for data mining ;))))) [13:32:36] Emil – Deleet: lame puns ftw

A thing occurred to me while i was reviewing the idea of enumerative induction becus i mentioned it to a friend of mine. The thing is that such inductions are often presented in the a way like this: A particular thing of the type F is also of the type G Here is another one […]

  So, the picture made me go on a Wikipedia reading frency (as it so happens). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-intellectualism Anti-intellectualism is hostility towards and mistrust of intellect, intellectuals, and intellectual pursuits, usually expressed as the derision of education, philosophy, literature, art, and science, as impractical and contemptible. Alternatively, self-described intellectuals who are alleged to fail to adhere […]

every thing must go   Preface This is a polemical book. One of its main contentions is that contemporary analytic metaphysics, a professional activity engaged in by some extremely intelligent and morally serious people, fails to qualify as part of the enlightened pursuit of objective truth, and should be discontinued.We think it is impossible to […]

I really just was curious to know how whores in older times avoided getting pregnant… but it turned into a longer read. Here are some excerpts. Enjoy :) – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_condoms The history of condoms goes back at least several centuries, and perhaps beyond. For most of their history, condoms have been used both as a […]

torrentfreak.com/google-starts-punishing-pirate-sites-in-search-results-120810/ The beginning of the end of Google? – www.techdirt.com/articles/20120809/09213019977/amazon-stops-processing-payments-crowdfunding-platform-creative-commons-books.shtml This one is a great idea in the pre-copyright reform world. – www.techdirt.com/blog/casestudies/articles/20120728/19122219866/traditional-publisher-ebook-pricing-harming-authors-careers.shtml Yes, for ebooks as well as for games. Lower prices → more sales, and more money too, since the number of sales more than makes up for the lower prices. – news.yahoo.com/detroit-schools-fight-sexting-plan-search-students-cell-225700550.html […]

Against intellectual Monopoly In general, this is an interesting book about patents. It is at times combatant in its language use, other times more neutral. I think it wud have been wiser to use less loaded terms, but it didnt bother me too much. The criticism of IPR is generally sensible, and their case persuasive […]