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“You’re a parasite!”

A frequently used example for mutualism is the aphid/ant pairing, whereby ants protect aphids, which in turn are “milked” for their sweet… Juice? Milk? Ooze? (Excrement, actually.) Another symbiotic relationship are leafcutter ants ‘farming’ a fungus that feeds off their…

Using a Language as an Evil Shade

An article’s title in the NYT’s Science section proclaims: “[the] Debut of Atlas May Foreshadow Age of ‘Robo Sapiens’.” It’s one thing for the head of a company trying to create truck-loading robots to say  that “…A new species, Robo sapiens,…

Artwork…

I do more than write, but don’t have my other site up and ready to sell ceramic artwork. Note to self: create the marketing and sales collateral before telling people about your wares.

Fractal Lists of Things to Do

I’m drowning under the increasing lists of things to do. To-do items are fractal: each produces subordinate or successor objects, each demanding its time slot, its focus, its ramp-up and ramp-down resources and time. Apparently it’s good for the writing…

Shlomi Down

Took some time off Friday to have strangers plumb my innards. Bottom line: I’ve got nice innards. (I could have told ’em that.) I also decided to heed my body: even after an only 15 minute procedure early Friday morning,…

Facebook Down

As of this writing Facebook is unreachable from my computer. Everything else (including this, obviously) is present and accounted for. It must take a lot to clobber Facebook, even in a limited geographic area. I depend on it to connect…

test

Here are those Top 10 Facebook Pages details: How did I calculate? I had collected the ratios between likes and comments from all these 10 pages’ recent week updates and tested the average percentage (by converting ratios to percentage) of…