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Google Is Scary October 25, 2013

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I use Mozilla’s Firefox web browser. It is so superior to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer in so many ways. An example is a new add-on that allows you to see how everything connects on the Web.

Lightbeam is the latest app that shows you how each site you visit connects with one another. After just an hour of web surfing this was the map it created for me. The most obvious and ominous observation is who is at the center of the little universe I created in just over an hour of computer use. Lightbeam

Yep, Google.

I know we are all going to regret letting Google become so integrated into our lives, but like the crack addict…I can’t live without it.

Just Imagine April 6, 2012

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Technology. It has been what has propelled mankind to the next level of human evolution. The scary thing for me is the rate that technology is evolving. In the 133 years since the invention of the light bulb in 1879, the rate at which we have leapt to the next level of technology has grown exponentially.  In 1879 it took 14 days to cross the Atlantic. Ninety years later it took just 4 days to step on the moon.

Since that milestone, humans have invented a mind boggling amount of things that are racing us faster and faster into the future. The world is now so connected you can virtually communicate to anyone, anywhere at anytime. Google is working hard at developing technology to take mankind to that next level. I cannot begin to imagine what the world will be like in 2059—90 years after our journey to the moon.  I’ll be 101 and pretty damn excited to see the results.

Below Average December 28, 2011

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Here is proof that there should be people on this earth that make more money and have more stuff than other people.

 The folks who can answer these questions (or just one!) deserve to make more money and reap the benefits that God’s gift of intelligence provides them.

1. What’s the next number in this sequence: 10, 9, 60, 90, 70, 66 … ?

2. You’re in a car with a helium balloon on a string that is tied to the floor. The windows are closed. When you step on the gas pedal, what happens to the balloon—does it move forward, move backward, or stay put? 

3. Using only a four-minute hourglass and a seven-minute hourglass, measure exactly nine minutes—without the process taking longer than nine minutes.

4. A book has N pages, numbered the usual way, from 1 to N. The total number of digits in the page numbers is 1,095. How many pages does the book have? 

5. A man pushed his car to a hotel and lost his fortune. What happened?

These 5 questions were asked of job interviewees at Google. Google receives a million job applications a year. It’s estimated that only about 1 in 130 applications results in a job. By comparison, about 1 in 14 high-school students applying to Harvard gets accepted.

Answers are Here.

Goo Goo for Google October 31, 2010

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Google is taking over the world and you know, I’m cool with that.  Amazing statement since Sergey Brin is a flaming liberal who, I’m sure, after a few more years will prove to be the Anti-Christ along with George Soros. But I got to tell ya, I love the stuff you can do with Google’s apps. My newest favorite is being able to measure any distance on earth in practically any measure of unit you can conceive of.

Feel like knowing how many Pergamon cubits it is to the nearest Safeway?…no problem. How about how many American football fields it is to the nearest American football field? Cubits, rods, furlongs, links, chains and light years. Damn these guys at Google are geeks.