Tuesday, February 28, 2012

it started out as an interesting article

but in the end i said hogwash
Seeley thinks that this convergence between bees and brains can teach people a lot about how to make decisions in groups. “Living in groups, there’s a wisdom to finding a way for members to make better decisions collectively than as individuals,” he said.
Recently Seeley was talking at the Naval War College. He explained the radical differences in how swarms and captain-dominated ships make decisions. “They realize that information is very distributed across the ship,” Seeley said. “Does it make sense to have power so concentrated? Sometimes you need a fast decision, but there’s a trade-off between fast versus accurate.”
Groups work well, he argues, if the power of leaders is minimized. A group of people can propose many different ideas—the more the better, in fact. But those ideas will only lead to a good decision if listeners take the time to judge their merits for themselves, just as scouts go to check out potential homes for themselves.
Groups also do well if they’re flexible, ensuring that good ideas don’t lose out simply because they come late in the discussion. And rather than try to debate an issue until everyone in a group agrees, Seeley advises using a honeybee-style quorum. Otherwise the debate will drag on.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

one year later

NZ remembers the victims of the quake
A city in ruins. As I watched the report of the ceremony in Latimer park on BBC, a song was sung that I doubt would ever be allowed to sung in a state sponsored event in the US - the "land of the free" indeed.
This is not the choir that was singing, but it is the song. Brings tears to my eyes every time I sing or hear it. He happens to be Maori

Monday, February 20, 2012

obama is driving the US crazy - literally

and it is costing the taxpayers billions
Now I know what to do when my unemployment runs out. Gotta love the safety net ~

Sunday, February 19, 2012

a rogue's life

adventurer, smuggler
I would have found him very interesting to listen to, but to fall in love or into bed - naw. While the romantic in me would always dream of such exploits, the common sense in me prevailed. damn shame that (i think sometimes)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

rip whitney houston

tragic news
how sad. she was incredibly beautiful and had a magnificent voice

Thursday, February 9, 2012

another which one does it better, or the bonny knees contest

a few weeks ago I did a which one does it better and featured some beauties in jeans. I guess no one got the point (or was interested in beautiful women in jeans) and therefore received no responses. damn. now I give forth the bonny knees contest.
i already know my favourite.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

at last my opinion was heard

I just answered a call for a survey on the democrats running for my federal congressional district. I will vote for the one who will be the least effective against the republicans. I registered as a democrat when I was first eligible to vote. When my aha moment occurred, after much thought, I decided not to change my party affiliation. For the reason stated above.
*raspberry to you dhimmicrats*
so now I ask the question - should I continue on (it only effects the primary not the general election) or should I change my party affiliation?

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