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Posts Tagged ‘blog’

How Freedom Dies: Internet Poker

How Freedom Dies: Internet Poker

Robert Arthur is the author of an unusual and fascinating book called You Will Die: The Burden of Modern Taboos. He also has a blog called Narco Polo that he posts to very infrequently. His single panel comics are like a Ripley's Believe it or Not of human folly. Hypocrisy: In 2010 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the same town of Hogan Jr.’s [...]

What Watson might do after crushing humankind on Jeopardy

What Watson might do after crushing humankind on Jeopardy

Now that Watson has predictably used his inhuman buzzer skills to romp on non-inhumankind, what does the big lug do for a follow-up? Stephen Baker, who has written a whole book and this blog about Watson, explains: Consider Watson as a research assistant on a medical diagnostic team. A patient comes in with a puzzling set of symptoms. Watson [...]

What happens when you refuse to answer a passport control officer’s questions

What happens when you refuse to answer a passport control officer’s questions

In April, Paul Karl Lukacs landed at San Francisco International Airport after visiting China, and he refused to tell the passport control officer why he was there. He reports what happened on his blog. “Why were you in China?” asked the passport control officer, a woman with the appearance and disposition of a prison matron.“None of [...]