Saturday, June 30, 2007
- A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
- A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
- A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
Friday, June 29, 2007
Time's up. Pencils down.
How did you do on the SpeedMatters.org speed test?
Believe it or not, you had one of fastest connection speeds in the country – and you're probably paying a pretty penny for it. The majority of people who took the test didn't come close to scoring as high as you did.
But fact is, even some of the fastest internet connections in the United States pale in comparison to many of our global competitors like Korea, Sweden, and Japan..."
My only comment is, I'm not in the United States! I even entered my Canadian postal code.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
- Abolish Abortion in Canada
- I wish that Canada would remain pro-choice
- For a spiritual revival in our nation
- Restore the Traditional Definition of Marriage
- I wish tuition fees would be either lowered or eliminated
Thanks to the Globe and Mail for this one. Kittycam™ and Mr. Lee™ - Juergen Perthold.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
I then tested my connection on my ISP's site and got different download results, though their method uses actual test file downloads. My previous tests have produced better results, closer to the Speedmatters results, but as the CWA sites there are many variables to consider when using this method. This site also from my ISP gave me better results, over 7000 kbps (~7 mbps) on a 12 MB file.
In her draft report she states "Social networks are strongly connected to geography, race, and religion; these are also huge factors in lifestyle divisions and thus 'class',". She says that Facebook users tend to be white and put a lot of stock in continuing education. In contrast MySpace users tend to come from homes where the parents did not attend college. The MySpace users also tend to come from immigrant families, she writes, "MySpace has most of the kids who are socially ostracised at school because they are geeks, freaks, or queers,"
I really hat labelling 'classes' of society, to me it makes a lot of sense that one group of like minded people will flock to one site while others with contrary views/beliefs will migrate to the other, it's human nature.
Check out the entire story at the BBC.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Globe and Mail story here.