All About Supercomputers

Recently a friend told me he didn’t know what a supercomputer was. In response to his question, I put together this blog. Ray Kurzweil has said that the computer in your cell phone is about 10,000 more powerful than the ENIAC -the first government computer that filled a room. XGRID in Virginia Tech Quote: With a price of $5.2 million, ... Read More »

The Singularity Institute

Video from the folks at “The Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence” Keyword: recursively self-improving systems Speakers on the above video include: 1) Eliezer Yudkowsky – SIAI Research Fellow Read More »

2020 Graduation Speech

From Learn more about Karl Fisch at This is centered around a high school called Arapaho in Colorado, very education oriented. It was written before Obama won the election. 2008 Amazon buys Ebay – prices of everything becomes negotiable 2009 – Google buys Logitech and Shure (Microphones), teacher podcast ALL classes Google purchases Associated Press & ABC/Disney & ... Read More »

Shift Happens

The music is apparently the Kiss or perhaps the Elk Hunt from movie “The Last of the Mohicans”. Profound quotes from the above video. 1. There are more honor students in India, then student in the USA. 2. The top 10 jobs that will be in demand in 2010 didn’t exist in 2004. 3. The US is 20th in the ... Read More »

The Game of Life and How to Play It – by Florence Scovel Shinn

This book was recommended by a wealth mentor. It deals primarily with “speaking the word”, positive affirmations and attitudes. While I think the book contains many truths, it seemed to be a strange mix of metaphysics and bible quotes (without references). She speaks of eastern concepts such as karma and reincarnation, and constantly makes references to the Bible (assuming the ... Read More »

The Slight Edge

Eating cheeseburger of smoking a cigarette are examples of the “Slight Edge”. In other words, eating one cheeseburger today won’t make you overweight, and smoking one cigarette today won’t give you a heart attack. But when you multiple these small decisions by each and every day, they add up. Jeff’s main suggestion is that you read 10 pages a day ... Read More »

The Twilight of American Culture

This book was on the “must read’ list of business guru Mark Yarnell. I’ll try to add more opinion later, for now, here are some quotes to wet your appetite. Quotes: The United States, as Robert Kaplan suggests, is evolving into a corporate oligarchy that merely wears the trappings of a democracy. (page 3) I worked as a reading and ... Read More »