Monthly Archives: October 2013

The HAL 9000 explanation: “It can only be attributable to human error”

In 2001: A Spade Odyssey, there is a problem aboard Discovery One. The HAL 9000 computer, artificial intelligence which can talk and mimic the human brain, announces a problem. HAL: “I’ve just picked up a fault in the AE35 unit. … Continue reading

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The Principles of Punk Rock at Work

About the time I was born, a new musical genre emerged. Disillusioned with the rock music scene of the ’70s, a new music was created in the garages of the Western world: punk rock. What’s that got to do with … Continue reading

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