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Friday, June 10, 2005
Celebration of Jules Verne ... and so forth
This looks great. Could Sydney Festival bring it out? A friend would say I should go to " London (UK) the 8, 9, 10 and 11 of September, or in 2006: Bilbao (Spain), Antwerp (Belgium), Calais (France)." :)
from www.livejournal.com/users/ jwz/488113.html, also noted at www.livejournal.com/users/ jwz/489202.html
Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth. — Jules Verne
The Treachery of Technology:
oh jesus fuck
I just spent four hours straight with Robert Trivers, one of the greatest biological theorists of our time. For two of them, I had a digital voice recorder going, with a new battery carefully inserted and all the old tracks on it deleted, a tricky business without the manual. I checked after a couple of minutes to make sure it wasworking. I watched that the little red light kept blinking … ah, blinking. When I returned to my hotel room, exhaused but triumphant, it turned out that I had somehow switched on the voice operated recording function while deleting the old stuff in a coffee shop before the interview, and it only operated when people spoke very loudly. So I have a record of these two hours 35 minutes long and much of that is laughter. ha ha ha.
I think we go for quote approval on this story.
UPDATE: went back and did another forty minutes, with everything working. Now transcribed, though less fun than the original.
(Here's a page from ITConversations with an interview/talk about deception & self-deception by Robert Trivers from the What Do We Know session at Pop!Tech. It has an MP3 link. The other speaker in the session was Nassim Nicholas Taleb, also heard on the MP3.) There's also a nice biographical & popular-science talk with him headlined "I had the future exactly wrong" ( www.froes.dds.nl/TRIVERS.htm )
- WormGuy links to www.livejournal.com/users/theferrett/ 519211.html?thread=25103915#t25103915
which relate to www.pinkoski.com/files/index.php?id=41(a nother lot of stuff on creationism, but with some neat drawings & a fun theory of dinosaurs, with film suggestions)
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Photo Journal by beryllos - includes pictures from a visit to Hearst Castle - May 28th, 2005
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