Also, SARS-cov-2 is not THE Disaster, 3

Okay – but HOW do we redefine these things and make it so everything works? It’s a difficult one. How do we stop people creating, say, a better version of COVID19 in the lab rather than the cure? How do we stop the master cabinetmaker from creating a transformer that explodes in a flurry of … Read more

Ermagerd Fermi Paradox!

The generally accepted classifications of civilisations are I, II, and III. Type I can exploit all resources of their planet. There’s a problem right there, because that’s what we’re doing right now and it’s going to Great Filter us all in a few more decades… Seriously, the first thing a civilisation has to do if … Read more

Ohai Corona: Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

UPDATE: I wrote this weeks ago – when it was the start of a whole new era – but it’s still worth a read. I said the other day that COVID – 19 has already changed the world fundamentally and dramatically. We say goodbye to people we deal with every week due to quarantine and … Read more

Ohai Corona: Things To Do After The Pandemic

Going Out After The Pandemic, Yes or No? I don’t know. I wish I did know. We two are pretty much alone here, and I’m the only one that drives. Australia’s currently in better shape than many other countries so it’s a bit safer than many, but there are second wave and third wave outbreaks … Read more

Also, SARS-cov-2 Is Not THE Disaster, 2

Part 2. So now you’re wondering about what I said about the potential for change. What’s the story Ted? Spit it out. Okay – so one thing that’s traditionally happened has been that we DID look after one another at the local level because that’s all we had at the time. We grew a lot … Read more

Zombies Are Finally Real

I’ve been watching in horror as the world loses its collective mind. I’m in horror because this pretty much means the end of things for many of us. We’re not going to survive the damage SARS-COV-2 is wreaking, and it’s a sobering thought. Earth’s finally found a cure for what’s ailing her, and we’re about … Read more

People self distancing especially in front of medical facilities.

Noticing that distancing is being observed in a multitude of ways and interpretations. And not always in good ways.  The fact that people self-distance gives me some hope that maybe – just maybe – when the lockdown regulations are relaxed, we might survive a rekindling that’ll sweep us off our feet.  It means that in … Read more

Victoria Cases as of Wed 29 April 2020

The totals below were correct as of 11.59pm Wednesday. according to . SHIRESAlpine 0 Bass Coast 4 Baw Baw 5 Buloke 0 Campaspe 2 Central Goldfields 1 Colac Otway 0 Corangamite 1 East Gippsland 1 Gannawarra 1 Glenelg 1 Golden Plains 1 Hepburn 2 Hindmarsh 0 Indigo 0 Loddon 3 Macedon Ranges 7 Mansfield … Read more

Puppy dog AIML and autonomous vehicle AIML…

Recently seen is another application of AI – the nimble robodoggie. Improving on Little Dog’s already impressive performances, another robot dog in development has learnt to walk from videos of other dogs walking and moving. The videos were analysed by an AI program and made into a basic instruction set for the dog-in-development. Said robopuppy … Read more

OHai Corona 9

The impact of AI. And isolating. You’re probably going to see some big changes here. Why would I leave things like tracking the virus’ progress to manual methods? It’s easy enough for AI to track these things like the famous flu detector site. (Except that they charge for more meaningful AI curated data, and there … Read more