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Published: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:15:47 +0000


The 2010’s John Galt project - Artificial Photosynthesis

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:15:47 +0000

The 2010’s John Galt project - the most important technology to be developed this decade: Artificial photosynthesis. Technology for using solar energy to bind carbon dioxide with hydrogen from water, and convert them into carbohydrate fuels. The technology will have the following benefits: Solve the problem of global heating, thanks to removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Make it [...]

A proposed new language construct: do/undo

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 10:08:01 +0000

There are several cases, in which a program has to do operations A,B,C. If an error occurs while doing A, the program needs to undo A. If there is an error while doing B, the program needs to undo B then A. Similarly, an error in C requires undoing of C,B,A in this sequence.

First Contact Speculations

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 21:05:34 +0000

Given the announcements about finding more and more Earth-like planets around other Suns and potentially life-friendly regions in Jupiter and Saturn’s satellites, I would like to offer the following predictions. Actual First Contact has already happened. People do not discuss the distance between Roswell and Alamogordo, which is near the site of the first A-bomb explosion, [...]

A better way to run Android Studio from a Docker container

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:35:46 +0000

Did you want to build a Docker container, which will run Android Studio for you, for example because your PC does not run GNU/Linux Ubuntu 14.04 but another Linux distribution? You can find suitable scripts in the GitHub repository tddpirate/androiddocker האם רצית לבנות Docker container שיריץ לך את Android Studio, למשל מפני שמחשבך אינו מריץ GNU/Linux Ubuntu [...]

Are saccades (rapid eye movements) synchronized to speech during lipreading?

Thu, 14 Nov 2013 09:04:00 +0000

Now I am reading the book “Visual Thinking for Design” by Colin Ware (ISBN 978-0-12-370896-0).  The book starts by describing the way the brain processes visual information.  Essentially, the brain processes it chunk by chunk, where the chunks are separated by saccades (rapid eye movements). Since my V2V project requires finding a way to translate auditory [...]

What to do if the notetaker’s mom passes on few minutes before the meeting is due to start?

Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:15:25 +0000

Or: How not to shame the company? Or: My first firsthand experience with remote notetaking. Last Thursday I was in a meeting of a technological consulting workshop.  In this workshop, technical people advise people with disabilities, who need technological solutions to overcome or workaround their disabilities.  A notetaker was summoned to notetake the meeting in my behalf. Few [...]

How to exploit a revolutionary physical discovery?

Wed, 29 May 2013 06:17:59 +0000

Suppose you have the good fortune to make a stunning physical discovery.  However, you are a practical person and would like to put your discovery to a practical use.  Where would you look for problems, which your new discovery can solve? Measure quantities more accurately than was possible before, or measure previously unmeasurable quantities (example: a [...]

Feedback From a Mainstreamed Deaf Student’s Classmate - For the First Time! (Hebrew)

Mon, 13 May 2013 07:53:43 +0000

לראשונה - משוב מחברה לכיתה של חרש שלמד בשילוב אינדיבידואלי הקדמה המאמר הבא הינו מיוחד מאוד. אינני זוכר שראיתי אי פעם, בפורום כלשהו הדן בחינוך חרשים, משוב מחבריו לכיתה השומעים של חרש ששולב שילוב אינדיבידואלי בכיתה בבית ספר רגיל. קרן היתה אחת מחברותי לכיתה בתיכון (והתיכון שלנו מתגאה בכך ששני חתני פרס נובל ואחד מנשיאי ישראל נמנים [...]

Guest Article: What to Expect from Forex Trading

Thu, 09 May 2013 11:07:21 +0000

By: T.H. If you’re thinking about trading currencies as a way to diversify your portfolio or as a means to supplement your income, you probably know all about the risk and reward potential. What you probably won’t know until you get started, is exactly how the industry works. Success in the world of currency trading, [...]

Feedback From a Mainstreamed Deaf Student’s Classmate - For the First Time!

Sun, 05 May 2013 07:18:49 +0000

Introduction The following article is very special.  I do not remember ever seeing, in any forum discussing deaf education, feedback from classmates of a mainstreamed deaf student. Keren was one of my classmates at high school (and our high school boasts two Nobel Prize winners and a President of Israel among its graduates), and now she lives [...]