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Andrew Coy

A Cow

Stuck in a Storm Drain

Silvrback blog imageMy mother-in-law and wife both went to a gathering today where a presenter was talking about social media. The speaker had an interesting life experience 8 years ago when, while out for a walk, she could tell there was something in a storm drain only to then discover it was larger than she expected and not your normal cat, raccoon, or . . .

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March 10, 2018

Promoted to Level of Incompetence

Measuring The Peter Principle

Silvrback blog imageThe Peter Principle, which was formally observed and described in 1969 by Dr. Laurence Peter, basically states that people get promotions within organizations only as long as they are competent in their performance. While that sounds reasonable enough, the paradox exist when you then observe that "organizations will inevitably promote people . . .

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March 10, 2018

Politics, Technology, and Media

At the Intersection

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The NY Times reported today that former President Obama is in talks to produce a series of shows on Netflix. While details are light at the moment, I can say that this is something that will be well worth paying attention to. I am certainly looking forward to it however the ideas behind this end up taking shape in their final form.

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March 08, 2018

Leg Laboratory

Faster, Better, Stronger Robots

Back when Boston Dynamics got started back in the 1980's they were focused on the mechanics of movement in robots that mimicked leg motion. They have been working at the problem for a while now and the progress they have made is pretty crazy impressive. Here is a video showing just a little bit of where they've come from and what they have . . .

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March 08, 2018

Bart

Is Grown Up

Bart is the same age now as Homer was when Simpson’s first started.

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Thabks xkcd for thought.

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March 07, 2018

Bad Idea Backtracked

Misguided Plan Doesn't Last Long

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Well, that didn't take long.

I had saved an article to write about this week, but before I even got to put my two cents into the mix, the President of United Airlines decided his plan was a terribly bad idea. In case you missed it though, I'm referring to the announcement that Scott Kirby made on Friday about a new employee bonus program, . . .

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March 06, 2018

Pitched Tent

Directional Influence

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Today, our Sunday School reading included the account of Abram and Lot going separate ways. Abram (who later becomes Abraham), wants to be the peacemaker and as such is willing to give up the better of two options to avoid unnecessary conflict. Genesis records that Abram said to Lot: "Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and . . .

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March 04, 2018

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