Month: October 2012

The Wisdom of Crowds

The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations, published in 2004, is a book written by James Surowiecki about the aggregation of information in groups, resulting in decisions that, he argues, are often better than could have been made by any …

The Joe Cell is a Negentropy Generator

A engine running on implosion instead on explosion, without fuel, just a negentropic generator which costs not more than 200 dollar … how is this possible? Well the Joe Cell with it’s concentric steel tubes performs a similar action to negentropy like a magnifying glass does with the sun light. After a while the cell …

We are living in a highly negentropic Universe

The negentropy, also negative entropy or syntropy or extropy or entaxy, of a living system is the entropy that it exports to keep its own entropy low; it lies at the intersection of entropy and life. The concept and phrase “negative entropy” were introduced by Erwin Schrödinger in his 1944 popular-science book What is Life? …

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (1988), by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky, is an analysis of the news media, arguing that the mass media of the United States “are effective and powerful ideological institutions that carry out a system-supportive propaganda function by reliance on market forces, internalized assumptions, and self-censorship, …

Ternary computer

A ternary computer (also called trinary computer) is a computer that uses ternary logic (three possible values) instead of the more common binary logic (two possible values) in its calculations. One of the earliest calculating machines, built by Thomas Fowler entirely from wood in 1840, was a ternary computer. The only modern, electronic ternary computer …

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong is a 1995 book by sociologist James Loewen. It critically examines twelve American history textbooks and concludes that textbook authors propagate factually false, Eurocentric, and mythologized views of history. In addition to critiquing the dominant historical themes presented in textbooks, Loewen presents a …

Bionics is Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering Reverse engineering is the process of discovering the technological principles of a device, object, or system through analysis of its structure, function, and operation. It often involves taking something (e.g., a mechanical device, electronic component, software program, or biological, chemical, or organic matter) apart and analyzing its workings in detail to be used …

Processing Bible Visualization

This is my first attempt to visualize the “frequency of certain keywords” in the Bible with the “processing” programming language. Each chapter of each book of the Bible is displayed as a filled rectangle, beginning with Genesis in the top left corner and ending with Revelation in the bottom right corner. If the keyword appears …

Are we physically separate from other people?

The materialistic believe is that we are separated from each other by the space between us. And this believe leads us to the conclusion that we are also separated in a spiritual way. But is this true? Well there are a few things we should consider regarding the “physical distance” between us all: 1) We …