Friday, June 24, 2011

The A or B of Photography.

For all those who have been taxing their frail, delicate, mushy bundle of nerves and tissue in its skeletal cage on which camera to buy, I believe that the link below is a brilliant source of information. I actually believe that it is better than speaking to any number of the so-called human experts in your FaceBook list, who preen about their mastery over the auto-mode in their expensive cameras.

As usual, a system made by humans is a much better alternative to humans. It is only a matter of time before we lose ourselves in the cloud, and the machines learn how to create themselves. It is only a matter of time before only the data entry experts, i.e. those who can type very very fast, will be the only ones allowed to live...but only until everything that needs to be documented, gets documented. All this is supposing that the machines don't choose to use OCR algos, and instead choose to torture the hopes of the flailing spirit of the humankind by keeping a handful powerless creatures alive.

Basically, it is only a matter of time before we are all doomed. Which is a good thing if you ask me...mainly because we can retire from the world without the complete guilt of destroying the planet. Admit it! That is exactly what is going to happen!

Only that, the transfer of the guilt won't be justified...given that we created the robots in the first place. YOU MONSTROUS HUMANS!!!

Oh, the link:

I know. I should stop drinking strong coffee. Now go type in your miserable document.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Why a fencepost is better than you.

My anti-life coach Charlie Brooker says that "we (humans) are but a random assembly of atoms, of less consequence and meaning than the average fencepost, which at least has a definable purpose". He admits that if one were to beam this message over to the masses, the national suicide rate may rise slightly,but points out that "it'd be character-building".

Given that I consider him to be the voice in my head - only saying things much more interesting and much more superbly analysed than anything that my dumb block of grey cells can come up with or handle, I can't but agree whole-heartedly.