Archive for December, 2009|Monthly archive page

software system for chromosome analysis

In Uncategorized on December 30, 2009 at 12:05 am

"Not having the necessary equipment, we have not done any investigations into [man-machine interaction] to date, but the power of the system will undoubtedly be enhanced by supplementing the measuring power of the computer with man's tremendous pattern recognition ability in those cases too complex for the machine to handle alone."

C. Judith Hilditch "The Principles of a Software System for Karyotype Analysis" in Human Population Genetics Eds. Patricia Jacobs, W.H. Price and Pamela Law, 1970

Somewhere between Stateline and Barstow

In Uncategorized on December 29, 2009 at 9:25 am


the dream lives…

Carroll Avenue

In Uncategorized on December 29, 2009 at 9:23 am

Los Angeles does indeed have a Victorian past.

Even science

In Uncategorized on December 28, 2009 at 5:39 am
Once again, what appears to us in the mystical guise of pure science
and objective knowledge about nature turns out, underneath, to be
political, economic, and social ideology.
—R. C. Lewontin

world peace through space law

In Uncategorized on December 21, 2009 at 12:51 am

antivaccine movement – a run down

In Uncategorized on December 20, 2009 at 8:11 pm


vonnegut asimov sartre

In Uncategorized on December 20, 2009 at 12:24 am


God bless you, Dr. Kevorkian

 By Kurt Vonnegut

Jon Brion to someone’s road trip up the 101

In Uncategorized on December 18, 2009 at 8:32 am

Science, Government, and Information

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2009 at 10:29 pm


The first two parts of the report describe some attributes of the information process and of various information handling systems. Recommendations to the technical community include: (1) The technical community must recognize that handling of technical information is a worthy and integral part of science; (2) The individual author must accept more responsibility for subsequent retrieval of what is published; (3) Techniques of handling information must be widely taught; (4) New modes for information processing and retrieval must be explored and (5) Uniformity and compatibility of information systems are desirable. Recommendations to Government agencies include: (1) Each Federal agency concerned with science and technology must accept its responsibility for information activities in fields relevant to its mission; (2) Each agency should establish a focal point of responsibility for information activities; (3) The Federal Council for Science and Technology should keep all Government information systems under surveillance; (4) The various systems should be articulated by information clearinghouses; (5) Each agency must maintain its own system and (6) The President's Science Advisory Committee should give information problems continued attention. (This is considered to be one of the basic papers of government interest in the field of information science.) 


In Uncategorized on December 17, 2009 at 8:55 am

times so strange, so unreal // others could claim a lie

i wish it were // i wish it were dreams and rainbows

but another one fades to memory // the truth is for pandora’s box


sorrow, anger, pity, or… nothing // nothing new only something different

continue, so it goes // suffering is for another’s eyes