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Sometimes a generational gap can be quite frustrating...

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“We’re still groping for the truth… Science consists of continually making better and better what has been usable in the past.”
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The Microsoft researcher was, by his own admission, already going through something of a midlife crisis. But it was the woman sitting next to him on a flight who, with her spreadsheet, changed the course of his career. His new path would put him at
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WordFriday: nullifidian, noun & adjective

A person without religion or faith; disbelieving or sceptical of religion.

The word came to English in the 16th century, derived from Latin 'nullus' (meaning 'no') and 'fides' (meaning 'faith').
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Thanks! Will check that out.
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I've written a blog post about my personal Top Tips for #Java 8 
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WordFriday: mechanocracy, noun

Government or control of society by machines, or a state or other association of people run in such a way.

The idea of machine rule brings to mind robots, but the term refers more broadly to the wide-scale automation of governance and social management through software. The scheduling, allocation and management of work in this way already exists, e.g., Amazon's Mechanical Turk and Uber, as does the evaluation and judgement of status and access, e.g., credit-rating systems, and the shaping of our online experience and consequent choices and echo chambers via various algorithms and deep learning systems, e.g., Facebook and Google.

A positive view of mechanocracy is that it has the potential to be free of human bias and interests, optimised for the betterment of humanity. There is evidence, however, that the emerging mechanocracy may not be so benign, falling far short of a utilitarian ideal, open to the distortion of public discourse and democracy.

The word derives from 'mechano-' (from the Ancient Greek µηχανή, meaning 'machine') and '-cracy' (from the Ancient Greek κρατία, meaning 'power', 'rule' or 'authority').

Although in some senses related, a mechanocracy is not the same as a technocracy. The principal modern association of the 'techno-' prefix is with automation, e.g., technology, but it refers originally to skill, art or expertise (from the Ancient Greek τέχνη), and can be found in words such as 'technical', 'technique' and, in this case, 'technocracy'. A technocracy is government or control of society by an elite of technical experts. Through automation and the delegation of policy and decision making and monitoring to software, a technocracy can give rise to a mechanocracy.
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There are few things wantrepreneurs (all due respect, I’m a recovering wantrepreneur myself) love to talk about more than running A/B tests. The belief seems to be that if they just keep testing, they will find the answer, and build the business of their dreams. Most of them are wrong. Many of their businesses would
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The Kugelblitz Engine sounds pretty awesome too. The name alone inspires some awesomeness! :-)
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