Friday, May 16, 2008
Which then got me thinking..
you know the story of the monkeys that were trained to use a joystick to fetch their bananas using a robot claw, UFO toy game style, and they wore a cap to monitor their brains whilst doing so...?
after a while, by monitoring the brain activity the 'scientists' made the machine respond to the brain signals rather than the hand. So the machine was fetching the bananas coz the monkeys were thinking about it. Wearing some sort of brain wave reading headgear of course.
And *supposedly* the monkeys figured THIS out and stopped using their hands to direct the robot hand!
I just want to be able to type like that.. there's my novel written whilst lying in bed ;)
I mean, I'm growing fond of you folks but sheesh.. so much typing...
we used to have ads here for the Yellow Pages.. "Let your fingers do the walking." But now walk to businesses to give my hands a break!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
The difficulty in learning Thai is the five tones employed to confer different meanings to the same syllable, so that the syllable mai can have five different meanings in this sentence: mái mài mâi mâi mãi? Which translates as "New wood doesn't burn, does it?" Although rather contrived, it does clearly demonstrate the point that for westerners, who have never come across tones except to express emotion, learning Thai can be quite challenging.
Friday, May 09, 2008
"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death"
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Friday, May 02, 2008
Is it just huff?
Well, folks, times have changed. The once highly trusted ZoneAlarm has betrayed that trust.
The installation is completed and the computer user launches their browser and discovers
that the ZoneAlarm SpyBlocker comes in the form of the Ask Toolbar!