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Ageing researcher of Theoretical Computer Science trying to model & quantify opacity based at Exeter College, Oxford
  1. It is limited to depth 1 in determining the parent/child relationship
  2. It does not -directly- provide the information if a submenu item is a parent to another (sub) menu item

For many of us “on the spectrum”, Bill Gates is our “cover boy” and an inspiration: “One of us”, who had managed to be successful in all fronts. His divorce came as a blow to all of us.

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Codex Leicester, one of Bill Gate’s most prized possessions. Many researchers on autism speculate that -unmarried- Leonardo was also “one of us”.

In memory of that solicited piece of advice of his that changed my life forever.

The Chinese version of Kevin Kelly’s Out of Control. His fondness for the Japanese and Asian culture is well known among his friends; he even found the love of his life in Asia.

Kevin, a few days ago, for his 69th birthday, published his 99 Additional Bits of Unsolicited Advice that followed last year’s 68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice.

It took me three stories with over three and half thousand viewers, together with many commentators and new friends to figure it out

The kit up and running captured in lighting that matches its (kinky) performance

The Ryzen Threadripper Series 3 is by far the best CPU on the market that…

PCIe version 4.0’s imminent arrival in our laptops, is well worth our wait

Please wait for the arrival of PCIe v.4 enabled laptops with much better CPUs and GPUs, just around the corner. Here is the story on how and why, I took this decision for myself.


If you need a fast small-form factor notebook today look elsewhere

I have less than ten days to buy a small notebook for my new job. I was intrigued to consider the new MacBookPro Silicon M1 but my initial enthusiasm was followed by dismay and anger

Sanity Check & Warning:

  • Those willing to spend about $2500 for a small laptop for the pleasure of carrying a stylish gadget — which in the Covid days they cannot even show off in meeting rooms and airport lounges.
  • Sales and Marketing executives not minding that their Microsoft Office applications will need to be processed by Rosetta 2

In the post-truth era Paul Karl Feyerabend’s “anything goes” is more relevant than ever

Personal note by Donald Trump to Prof. Lichtman for accurately predicting the 2016 Elections (source: Prof. Lichtman’s personal archive)
  • President Trump trails Joe Biden by over 10 percentage points in the poll-of-polls average.
  • Expert pundits follow the rational reasoning that “Trump is going to get fewer votes than in 2016 whereas Joe Biden, who is by no means Hillary in provoking negative reactions, is bound to win more votes than she did; so Trump is going to lose”.
  • Most important, Professor Alan Lichtman, who invented “13-keys” — by far the most reliable model of predicting US elections — suggests that Biden’s win is a certainty.

Yet, the post-truth era challenges common…

Cover of The Analogue Alternative - The Electronic Analogue Computer in Britain and the USA, 1930–1975 by James S. Small (2002)

Looking backward to see ahead

Analogue and Hybrid Computing

Would you tell your friends and family of your situation and urge those you had recent contact with to test themselves, or would you keep quiet about it?

Dimitris Vayenas

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