BenTrem tweeted on 2011-02-19

  • @JohnFMoore Cog-psych studies on performance – effect of identifying with "team" is quite astonishing. #GroupDynamics in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • heh … #Watson #039;s avatar? 42 threads … my sorta folk, @IBMWatson are! (Now, can they grok Hesse and _glasperlenspiel_?) #
  • What challenges my brain perhaps more than #Watson This SlateV video: "IBM's Watson: The Untold Story" > http://bit.ly/ih5QF3 < #awesome #
  • #Bahrain – In effect, the gov't says this: if you protest we will use deadly force on you as you sleep. So, really, they are tyrants. #
  • @ToughLoveforX Yes absolutely. Key: outliers. My aim has been to filter out flames and sophistry while allowing heh homely language. in reply to ToughLoveforX #
  • @ToughLoveforX BTW I was creating hyper-docs (avionics R&D) in late 80s; when I look at the forum software of today … tempted to despair. in reply to ToughLoveforX #
  • Some people create applications, or web sites … or cars, planes, and roads. I earned my salt creating methods. *shrug* Makes me Martian. #
  • You think using Twitter encourages people to creativity? Think about it … creativity? Think about it … #
  • @ToughLoveforX "Re-entrant systems" … feed-back / feed-forward … right now outliers are heh blinking their flashlights up into the sky. in reply to ToughLoveforX #
  • @ToughLoveforX Story: at folk fest in a mountain valley, we started calling to one another. That kept folk awake. So flashlights + trees. :) in reply to ToughLoveforX #
  • #BoaF #GroupThink – In hyper-commercialized "attention economy" individuals strain at A-list signals by /narrowing/ cognitive bandwidth. #
  • @ToughLoveforX Just for fun: to play _glasperlenspiel_ using gnöosphere as the "ether", the medium. Modulate value of 2+2; get attention. :) in reply to ToughLoveforX #
  • To repeat: thinking that "meaning" signifies "definition" is to be less human than #Watson #valence #discourse #significance #
  • @ToughLoveforX Sure. Install / use / maintain / repair. Point was that "hyper" pre-existed WWW. (@TimBL as just 1 of many? haahaha! YR!) in reply to ToughLoveforX #
  • @ToughLoveforX How'bout trees/flashlights at one end of continuum with print/QR at the other. Former is heh smoke-signal with light. Morse! in reply to ToughLoveforX #
  • @ToughLoveforX "Data is difference that matters", right? We forget basic communications theory … FB addled. *le smurque* in reply to ToughLoveforX #
  • @ToughLoveforX That version was truncated. Full is more like this: !noise = signal = data = differences that matter. :-) in reply to ToughLoveforX #
  • @_ado Ethology rocks! ("Anthro for critters" I call it.) see the one w/porpoises who create lasso of muddy water by thrashing then leap in? #
  • @bmn ReTw @JessieX – I soooooo need a mobile app alternative to Tweetdeck. Suggestions? #
  • "Who Is The New Overlord?" > http://bit.ly/h1QuQV < (NPR.org) via @DanielWRasmus #Watson #
  • "Perspectives on #Watson Healthcare " > http://bit.ly/fGONra < (YouTube) But knowledge is fractal; wisdom more-so. cc: @IBMWatson #
  • @IBMWatson p.s. I've been working with "meaning" as a "strange attractor". But "right answer" in !trivial context is likewise #fuzzy :-) #
  • #LifeMetaphor – I won a few contests in ham radio. I chose a peculiar category: low power (QRP) morse code (CW). It's about communicating! #
  • @ToughLoveforX With non-geeks it's facts, not data; lines up w/your comment re: evidence! :-) http://groundplane.wordpress.com/gp-101/ in reply to ToughLoveforX #
  • @ToughLoveforX I'd quibble and insert 1 step. Not all data = evidence. "Information is data that matters" ; evidence! http://exhibitum.com in reply to ToughLoveforX #
  • @ToughLoveforX So my "participatory deliberation" that "promotes subjective narrative" is same as "discourse-based decision support system". in reply to ToughLoveforX #
  • @ToughLoveforX Someone's telling me a yarn; not likely to quibble him/her on details. Discourse. If they try to jerk me around? Sophistry! in reply to ToughLoveforX #
  • @_ado FL shallows IIRC.. One, the elder, swims fast, tail-dragging, creating lasso of muddy around fish. Others, younger, dive in. *wh00t!* in reply to _ado #
  • /me calls out, softly, "Every project has a marshmallow" … and listens … patiently … *ping* #
  • @ToughLoveforX Missed one. I've been a hardware geek since knee-high to grasshopper, but Internet of Things bores me to tears. in reply to ToughLoveforX #
  • This guy I would fire: "Can't work, can't work, can't work". Dumb-ass. Say "Rocks falling, rocks falling, rocks falling." *D'uhh!* #
  • @bmn I'll have a double scotch pls … 1 ice-cube … small. Single malt would be nice. Nothing fancy. ;-p in reply to bmn #
  • @bmn Hey, do me one? Answer a "Can this be done" question regarding JS? in reply to bmn #
  • These cavers are seriously lame. "Let's synchronize watches" takes 3 sentences? #Poseurs #
  • @bmn K: to make each column here > http://bit.ly/bw9ipK < act like this > http://bit.ly/f9YdoE < Basic splice? Or lotsa conflicts? in reply to bmn #
  • @bmn I mean if it comes to re-naming vars and such, I'm fine. But man scoping and such can really knee-cap me. I copy/paste, I don't code! in reply to bmn #
  • @bmn heehee … had to snoop around to find mIRC icon. It's been a long time! in reply to bmn #
  • @bmn *sigh* PITA … connection refused on random freenode server. Suggestion? (Feel like I'm re-discovering the wheel.) in reply to bmn #
  • @DavidMTaylor :-) Truth: I forgot just how that came up recently. cheers! in reply to DavidMTaylor #
  • Funny: foreign policy I've gagged on my whole professional life is now (Suddenly? No, not suddenly.) come into public dialog. #MiddleEast #
  • Gifford's brain rehab? That's the stuff I was using VRML to model late 90s … "organization of movement". *ping Dr John Fentress* #
  • @shelisrael Mmm. And making some key ones. I started using IT for that stuff in the 70s. Through the 80s and 90s. I know what it doesn't do. in reply to shelisrael #
  • @shelisrael Addendum: Doesn't do /yet/. in reply to shelisrael #
  • Maybe you agree with Trotsky that at some point change in quantity becomes change in quality. Sometimes I do, too. That's not the point. #
  • #paradigm not remove child though suspicion of abuse; child dies; blame. remove the child because of suspicion; no grounds; blame. #policy #
  • @eastgate Oh gosh nothing so exotic! Context is Tinderbox. Peabody was hyper-doc authoring app. 1988! How'bout ThinkingCap for c=64? :-) in reply to eastgate #
  • @eastgate Reason I ask: I've found traces of ThinkingCap (Broderbund) but nothing Peabody, so suspect I've mis-remembered its name. cheers in reply to eastgate #
  • @eastgate p.s. in the 80s I could walk into Apple store and ask for price on "thought-ware" and they'd know what I meant. Golden age. ;p in reply to eastgate #
  • #GroupThink – "The perfect answer becomes a jackass' hitching post." –old Zen. Twitter / FB / GMail are "the box" we need to think out of. #
  • Geesch … watching an old Steve McQueen movie (Maaaa hero!) I tested my quick-draw reflex. It's been a long time … skeered myself! #
  • All those kids who bullied others in school, or sucked up to the bullies – you think they grew out of it? Q: what's the benefit of fiction? #
  • Canadian Culture – The way folk allow / indulge Harper's contempt? Just the behaviour I've been lamenting all these years. Feckless, is all. #
  • @louisbshalako Sorry, not sure where getting sued comes in. I'm trolling w/regards the social benefit of spinelessness, is all. ;-) in reply to louisbshalako #
  • @digiphile Betcha infographic of cost / population density for "the last mile" would be nice. in reply to digiphile #
  • @jayrosen_nyu Group identification? Great way to get attention is to pop a balloon? in reply to jayrosen_nyu #
  • @digiphile I got an SOS from someone in the Fed up here; folk still using dial-up = bottle-neck. All that data's waiting to be scraped! in reply to digiphile #
  • @GlenAllenWalken I've often thought that geography should be taught together with history, the two are so connected. cc: @Pres_Bartlet in reply to GlenAllenWalken #
  • "#Bahrain Turmoil Poses Fresh Test for White House" > http://bit.ly/hyh8WR < (NYTimes.com) #
  • @NickKristof Any chance the Army plays the same role as in Cairo? (Sometimes police presence is just gasoline.) #
  • Maybe you've misunderstood what I mean by "suck up to bullies". Mubarak? A bully. We sucked up, for mutual gain. Get it? #RealPolitik #
  • @ghoshworld 1st appearance with Mr. Rose? Lovely presence; wonderful content … my thanks to him for introduction. stay well in reply to ghoshworld #
  • @USEmbPretoria On Charlie Rose (right now) @ghoshworld makes a nice point: no US flags burned, nor PotUS effigy. #Tunisia #Egypt #Bahrain in reply to USEmbPretoria #
  • @NickKristof @NickKristof Any chance the Army plays the same role as in Cairo? (Sometimes police presence is just gasoline.) #Bahrain in reply to NickKristof #
  • "Bribes, Threats, and Seduction" … my "Gnodal" project's hidden agenda is to militate against sophistry. #CharlieRose #Watson #
  • @GlenAllenWalken I'm going to stretch: praxis and techne; how things get done, and come to be as they are. Borders … ooh, there's a book! in reply to GlenAllenWalken #
  • On Charlie Rose right now @RichardWaters came within a whisker of identifying my project's secret sauce. (It's about scope! *grin*) #Watson #
  • "Information technology: Mind games" by @RichardWaters" > http://bit.ly/f4UU9Y < (Financial Times) #Watson #
  • AOL has "laser focus" business plan? I'd rather my take: I have plumb-bob … lasers can point here and then there … #
  • Q: what's the opposite of "supervenience"? Haaaa! #vocabulary #
  • "Telling stories rather than repeating data; looking at solutions rather than focussng on problems." –Ariana Huffington #
  • http://170millionamericans.org … US congress is gonna de-fund public broadcasting? You gotta be kidding. #
  • @JaySamel :-) Kind of you to reply. good luck in reply to JaySamel #
  • @ghoshworld G'day! Know what? I parse fine conversation. As with Hesse's glasperlenspiel … not "sound bytes", but jewels! best in reply to ghoshworld #
  • RFP: 1) read bookmarks into useful web page; 2) re-order / edit b'marks manually on the page; 3) export as FF data file. #DogFood #
  • @JaySamel Good on yuh mate. Bet if you talked about just that … cuz, let's face it, it's interesting, you'd get attention. truly! in reply to JaySamel #
  • @JaySamel But there are problems: you don't Follow, so it's not conversation. You @ advertising, which is spam. And you SHOUT in tweets. in reply to JaySamel #
  • @JaySamel Also: no picture, no biography, no link to your site … your Profile is blank. That's how SMAMmers work. Sooo … in reply to JaySamel #
  • @writer2go "Diagnosis" and "etiology" came to mind watching video of #Watson / HealthCare. Facts are monads. But these matters are fuzzy. in reply to writer2go #
  • @IBMWatson – Sure glad you don't follow me else just now I would have DMed you. That would have meant dropping stealth-mode. ;-p #
  • "GOP Rep. Flake Admits His Party Is Using ‘Funny Math’ When Claiming To Cut $100 Billion" by @ThinkProgress > http://bit.ly/hZ9ngZ < #
  • Why did I "step off the careerist carpet"? Simplest point: I'm very suspicious of what moves us to ignore or dismiss /this/ for /that/. #
  • @DanielWRasmus re: "research and public awareness" pls do see Dr. John Willinsky's "If Only We Knew". #OpenAccess in reply to DanielWRasmus #
  • @JaySamel What about Profile information? That's a place to start. in reply to JaySamel #
  • @harrisj – Any chance you can get Michael Slackman hooked up? If he's already here, Find People failed. greets #
  • @ToughLoveforX Found this in History: "Are QR codes obsolete? – QR Codes Have the Beer Can Problem" > http://bit.ly/ghqCNc < (Amplify.com) #
  • @bmn – InfoTotem just became non-trivial. If I splice Totem into each column I lose 1 very nice functionality of InfoGrid. cheers #
  • @JaySamel Sorry to hear it. That's just wrong. What browser? I've never seen that fail. in reply to JaySamel #
  • 3 SPAM @'s per hour. @support – You folk making account creation hard enough? This has to get better else it gets worse. #
  • #puzzle – Can you reach a conclusion without having made a decision? Is "deciding" a necessary part of "concluding"? #consciousness #
  • @JohnFMoore Lateral – Have you been following IBM's "Smart City Challenge"? Thinking this might be my entree to YEG IT. cc: @chrisj_moore #
  • "Eyewitness: Carnage in #Bahrain as the Military Opens Fire" > http://bit.ly/ezPHoP < (Time.com) via @ghoshworld #
  • @chrisj_moore – You might want to contact GovTech.com about this: "CIO of Edmonton, Ontario" > http://bit.ly/huF7eG < #duhh #
  • Article about new #Gov2 0 technique; egregious error; site has no convenient FeedBack function, nor contact for article author. *FAIL* #
  • Oh, I know you succeed at the popularity game, with "attention economy". Which means pret'near nothing about the quality of your work. #borg #
  • @hajmar Their technocrats were taught CoIntelPro by the best, on Uncle Sam's dime. see Georgetown U and Chile. cc: @acarvin in reply to acarvin #
  • I used VRML in ethology lab ("organization of movement") to study inter-rater reliability … taxonomy / categorization. *Fail* huh huh #
  • Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Mao; all "failures". You think psychopaths don't learn? "Brave New World" meets "1984" meets "The Island". #borg #
  • @harrisj Somewhere in your blog you mentioned buy-in so I thought it would be best if you floated the idea past him. I wasn't being silly. in reply to harrisj #
  • @harrisj Hard to tell in this 140char world. Yes, the choice is his, of course; not sure he realizes we miss him here! cheers in reply to harrisj #
  • @harrisj p.s. was just pondering aggregation / curation along the lines of http://paper.li … a choir of NYTweets would be fabulous! in reply to harrisj #
  • @harrisj "Lists" was a nice development, but … well, if you make your own paper.li you'll see how fine the product is. ^5 in reply to harrisj #
  • "NYTimes to ‘reinvent’ Week in Review" > http://bit.ly/gHU4Kf < (Poynter.org) via @romenesko h/t @brianstelter #
  • I've got to start blogging again. Twitter "favorites" and bookmarks (even on Google) are getting super-satured. #
  • @dahowlett Ooooh … Cat is 16. I think about that. BT/DT doesn't really help. in reply to dahowlett #
  • #Gedanken (of sorts) – I mentally cached my work context to immerse myself in Twitter. It's a comprehensive non-fiction alternate reality! #
  • @cmswire "Break into parts" is non-trivial problematic. see my > http://bit.ly/g3sAG6 < I found a) it's fractal but b) it's actually finite in reply to cmswire #
  • @harrisj I wanted to introduce @JohnFMoore to http://documentcloud.org … NYT uses it in RoomForDebate, no? Is that your desk? #UseCase #
  • @harrisj Found … it'd deployed in DealBook > http://bit.ly/feXQyQ < cheers cc: @JohnFMoore #

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