Isotropic is …
... my personal blog. Anything I write here is simply my personal, probably ill-formed, opinion and does not represent the views, beliefs, positions, or opinions of any other person or entity.
Monthly Archives: May 2009
According to an article at USA Today, four states have adopted a “no-smiles” policy for driver license photographs (although it later mentions that three of them “allow slight smiles”). Thirty-one states already do computerized photo matching and three others are … Continue reading
What is the probability that you are a simulation, and if so, how can you tell? I ran across this idea a while back on one of the science blogs I follow, but had just glanced over and forgotten about … Continue reading
In early April I said “The real problem was that new users either believed that computers understood and used ideal mathematics, or had come from ‘mainframe’ backgrounds where all math was done with decimal data types rather than defaulting to … Continue reading
“More people are killed by deer than sharks, but you don’t see park rangers running around like nutcases.” —Seth Godin, Might as well panic image: White-tailed deer.jpg, Wikimedia Commonsimage: Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos wake.jpg, Wikimedia Commons
It’s time for another rantish post. [T]he manufacturer maintained that the system was perfect, and that revealing the source code would be damaging to its business. They were right about the second part, of course, because it turned out that … Continue reading
Yay! FTC probes car warranty ‘robo-calls’. I’ve only received a couple of these calls on my cell, and a couple at work, unlike some poor individuals who keep getting called.