Club-Admiralty

v6.2.3 - moving along, a point increase at a time

Sev Trek TNG: The picard manoever

I guess this is a dig at the all talk, little action criticism of TNG ;-) I liked the alternate punchline "     I'll explain later. Meanwhile, set a course for ROMANCE." but that was a little too esoteric (a callback to a Saturday Night Live skit, Love boat the next generation)(original archive here)
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Review: Moocs: Design, Use and Business Models

Moocs: Design, Use and Business Models by Jean-Charles PomerolMy rating: 3 of 5 stars It was not a bad book, but some of the factual errors (or perhaps interpretations of what was reported in the book were not in accordance with my own readings on MOOCing). That said, the book focuses a lot on xMOOCs (not a big surprise, most books seem to be doing this), and the book is focused on higher
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Stargate Origins | It was fine

I wanted to indulge my inner critic and say "it stinks!" but it wasn't all that bad. It has been eight years since the last time any Stargate show was on television, so it's been a while. Longer, in fact, than between Enterprise going off the air and the first Kelvin-timeline Star Trek film! So, if there are Stargate fans out there, I hope they enjoyed it, and that there are more Stargateverse stories
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Naming in video games

I cam across this over the weekend...it gave me a bit of chuckle ;-)
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Adieu Toys R Us

image making the rounds on social mediaWell, there goes another retailer in the dust-bin.  Toys R Us, with their well known mascot, Geoffrey the Giraffe,  are going away - declaring bankruptcy and being liquidated. The toy store chain was only 70 years old, so it's been around for a respectable time period, but not as long as other brick & mortar stores.I think I've only been into a
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Political, data science, and the manipulation of people

Today's "Ugh" (expression borrowed from George Station) ...From the Guardian:The data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump’s election team and the winning Brexit campaign harvested millions of Facebook profiles of US voters, in the tech giant’s biggest ever data breach, and used them to build a powerful software program to predict and influence choices at the ballot box.Documents seen
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Πάμε άλλη μια τελευταία εκδρομή!

Οι εκδρομές στο λύκειο ήταν πιο πολύ εκπαιδευτικές (υποτίθεται) παρά ψυχαγωγίας. Όσο ήμουν στο λύκειο πήγα με τους συμμαθητές να μαζέψουμε μήλα σε μια φάρμα, και τα κάναμε μηλόπιτα Πήγαμε σε θεατρική παράσταση του Μακμπέθ.
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Vintage Tech - Tapwave Zodiac

Back in 2003 the Tapwave Zodiac, a PalmOS based (entertainment?) device hit the shelves!  My younger self really wanted one of these, since I didn't have (nor did I want to have, at the time) a Gameboy Advance. I was going to write something more extensive about it, but I found an LGR review the other day that gives a rundown of the device.  All things considered it seems like an interesting
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Sev Trek TNG: Data vs Lore

How can you tell Data and Lore apart?  I guess in this parody universe the evil twin is called VHS ;-)(original archive here)
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Dissertation proposal (edit) submitted!

Well, after almost 2 months, 8 drafts, and a lot of work, I've arrived at my update dissertation proposal. This thing grew about 15 pages since my last draft.  Yes, some pages are blanks by virtue of needed to start something on a next page, or to not break-up a table, but I did end up having to explain some things a bit more based on the literature.  Hopefully I can form a committee soon,
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