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Computer rage

The good news (for me) is I’ve been doing a lot of science lately. The bad news is that I have had to use some research software written in C# that uses Microsoft’s .Net framework. Said another way, I, a long time Mac user, have been forced to use the Windoz operating system. It’s not…

In my younger days I was quite enamored of radiology as a specialty. I published some papers in that area and enjoyed reading x-rays, quite a complex task, requiring the reader to integrate three dimensional anatomy with two dimensional shadows and relate that to physiology, pathology, surgery, medicine and who knows what else. It was…

Second Life is a virtual reality site, superficially similar to some massive multiplayer role playing games one finds on the net (like World of Warcraft). But it’s not a game but a social venue. I’ve tried it out and posted on or mentioned it several times (here, here, here and here). Second Life is a…

A viral infection with serious public health consequences occurred in Canada on January with little publicity:

Not the Apple of my eye

I’m writing this on an Apple Computer (a MacBook Pro). I’ve been using Apple products since 1981. I love (heart?) New York, too. Great city, full of energy. Few cities equal it in my opinion (Paris or Barcelona maybe). Now Apple Computer (the company) has filed a trademark challenge against GreeNYC, saying New York Mayor…

You may not know Joe Weizenbaum’s name, but many people are familiar with the computer program he wrote more than 40 years ago, Eliza. Eliza mimics a Rogerian psychotherapist, picking up key words you type in and spitting them back in the form of questions: