After setting the second longest winning streak at 38 games with winnings of over $1.5 million, it happened last night. Matt Amodio finally lost. You could feel it happening as he kept missing. In a way, it was almost like he wanted to end it because he wasn’t ringing in and was wrong when he … Continue reading All Winning Streaks Come To An End, Matt Amodio Finally Loses On Jeopardy
Pain is only temporary, victory is forever -Jeremy H. Winning No one wakes up and is the best at what they do by accident. It takes training, study and perserverance. The worst place in any competition isn’t last, it’s second because that is the first loser. This goes with the Vince Lombardi quote a … Continue reading Another Great Saying About Winning, And Why We Try
I just read today in the Austin American Statesman that IBM has the fastest 3 computers in the world, and 243 of the top 500 fastest. Also stated was that we can do more when we need to. I also read that Rational Application Developer tool set has achieved top rankings for the second year … Continue reading IBM is winning a lot of technology comparisons lately
Nathan’s hot dog eating contest has been one of my favorite sports for years, since Kobayashi was king. My wife thinks it is one of the grossest competitions ever held, adding to my enjoyment. I heard an interview with Joey Chestnut about taking a dump the next day after downing 70 hot dogs. I’ve wondered … Continue reading Competitive Eating Update, When Joey Chestnut Sharted His Pants
A great sport has been overtaken by the environmentalists saying this is the future of clean energy and the usual word salad to prove their point. They have created some of the most cutting edge technology and speed you can possibly do. It was at the cost of fun, enjoyment of the car and the … Continue reading Dear F1, EV’s Are Bad For The Environment, Bring Back The V-12
I expect a lot of clicks from China on this, they always do when I write about either them or technology. I found this out playing Duo Lingo, where you learn a new language. They use marketing tools to keep you interested and try for more points such as doubling your score if you finished … Continue reading When Artificial Intelligence Can Be Beat (And How To Do It)
The end of girls sports can be blamed on feminism and the Ivy League. They have failed to stand up for the females and have bowed the knee to political correctness by letting men kick ass on the rest of the girls and the record book. Of all groups, you’d think the pink pussy hat … Continue reading The Trans Athletes, Turning Sports Into Men’s And Co-Ed
IBM announced that it sold Watson, the Jeopardy winning computer spend-a-thon marketing ploy that was at best a failure in AI. I wrote in 2012 that it was an advertising gimmick, and that it wouldn’t succeed. I was in a meeting with Sam Palmisano (then chairman), who said that it wasn’t that big of a … Continue reading IBM Selling Watson, See My 2012 Prediction
I’ve done Duo Lingo for over 1000 days in a row. It’s good for “older” people to challenge your mind, plus I get to speak and understand other than English. I get to poke the European’s in the eye a bit who claim that American’s only speak English (my wife’s family). Let’s not forget that … Continue reading Learning Foreign Languages And Competition
I was made aware of her when she left CBS when her computer was hacked by the FBI/DOJ, and she wouldn’t stand for it. She currently is in mid-trial against them and I’m on her side. (Link here to her site) Why I follow her is that she is actually independent in her views. Any … Continue reading Blogs I Follow – Sharyl Attkisson
Almost everyone watches or has watched Jeopardy. I have for decades. It is the greatest game show ever. It is also one of the few that the Celebtards haven’t ruined yet because it doesn’t have anything to do with SJW and PC crap. I challenges your mind and memory. I love anything intellectually stimulating. People … Continue reading Some Good News – Matt Amodio Ties James Holzhauer for 2nd Most Wins of All Time on Jeopardy
It is probably the greatest game show created. It’s intellectually challenging. The others are generally tripe that targets those needing mindless entertainment or try to rip off Jeopardy. I’ve realized that Alex Trebek was one of the best ever at this type of job and was significantly a reason for it’s success. I recall him … Continue reading My Take On The Jeopardy Guest Hosts And The Replacements
2001: A Space Odyssey, Terminator, Aida of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the robots always want to take over in the end and kill the humans. See below the meme on stupidity so I can get to the point. Yes, this woman is an idiot. My robot vacuum is so stupid it doesn’t know where it’s going. … Continue reading Beware Of AI, The Robots Always Kill The Humans
Being a person of a certain age, I need to exercise my brain, body and even spirit. You stay in balance that way. I’ve been using Duolingo to learn Italian for a couple of years. I would have picked French but the wife speaks every language in Europe it seems except Italian. Those are the … Continue reading Foreign Languages and Klingon’s, Why Posting Has Been Light
Didn’t anyone watch The Wrath Of Khan? Don’t we already know that trying to engineer a master race always goes wrong. Isn’t Russia kicked out of world competition? Do we even have a James T. Kirk who can defeat a superior enemy? Gene Editing Through Crisper-Cas We are witnessing the manipulation of DNA through eRNA … Continue reading Is China Creating A Master Race Of Super Soldiers?
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can. – Paul Tournier Rocket Scientist Ozan Varol wrote this about winning: 1. You think you can’t do something. 2. You’re forced to do it (or you’re brave enough to try). 3. You find out that you actually can. Winning is a habit. … Continue reading Friday Saying – How To Win by Paul Tournier
“Don’t do what you want. Do what you don’t want. Do what you’re trained not to want. Do the things that scare you the most.” – Chuck Palahniuk, Author of “Fight Club” The more difficult the struggle, the greater satisfaction from the accomplishment. That saying is from both my Mother and me. No one … Continue reading Great Sayings – Why We Strive In Life, Not For Participation Trophies
I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. Most of winning is done before the event. Sure, some people occasionally bring a surprise to the fight but almost always the winner also won in training. I strive to win everything. … Continue reading Great Sayings – Muhammad Ali On How To Train
We know what we are, but know not what we may be. – Shakespeare Another version of this goes – You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. That was either Gretzky or Jordan. Some don’t try for fear of failure, some don’t try because they lack courage. Both lose because there is … Continue reading Great Sayings – Shakespeare
“Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.” Doctors Fauci and Birx predicted gloom, doom and death with the China/Wuhan/Corona/Covid/Whatever virus. They were off not by a little, but by millions. History will show whether they saved a lot of lives or screwed the World’s economy. Let that be the judge and not … Continue reading Great Sayings – Mark Twain on Facts and Statistics (Covid-19)
“Panic causes tunnel vision. Calm acceptance of danger allows us to more easily assess the situation and see the options.” — Simon Sinek It’s a practiced skill, although true leaders seem to be born with it the ability to put aside feelings and deal with it. It’s why Army Rangers and Navy Seals can … Continue reading Great Sayings – Simon Sinek
I’ve heard him being quoted with different versions of this one, so I’ll put in the ones that I’ve heard. “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” — Vince Lombardi If winning isn’t important, why do they keep score? Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. It’s not whether you win or lose, … Continue reading Great Sayings – Vince Lombardi
Again, these are not my answers, but are an interesting read on people. It will offend some, but God is number one for me. The rest of the lists below should offend someone or many. 1. Human psychology. It’s a young field, and no one has all the answers yet. But you can get a … Continue reading What Are The Top 10 Things You Should Be Informed Of In Life
The 2008 and 2012 election showed that a coalition of minorities was the winning formula. As for 2016, not so much. With all the minority identity groups out there vying for political power, social media control, fund raising and media presence; how do they stack up when they compete for hierarchy? At some point, when … Continue reading What Is the Hierarchy of Identity Politics?
Scientists tell us their favourite jokes: ‘An electron and a positron walked into a bar…’ Science is a very serious business, so what tickles a rational mind? In a not very scientific experiment, we asked a sample of great minds for their favourite jokes Statisticians: not totally reliable. Physics ■ Two theoretical physicists are lost … Continue reading Scientific Jokes or Jokes by Those In Science
In a WSJ article today entitled, “Men and Women at Work: Unhappy, But Productive“, I couldn’t help but recall some observations I’ve made over the years at multiple companies in many situations. If you are the PC police, save your hostilities as most of this is common sense. The article states this: When women and … Continue reading Can Men and Women Work Together, Happily Without Sexual Tension?
My mom was born and died on the 4th, so it is a day that gives me mixed emotions. One thing not in question is that we should be patriotic. I don’t believe that artists should play it any other way than how it was written. It reminds me of winning the Gold medal and … Continue reading 4th of July 2014
Below are the discussions of people who have a photographic memory including both pros and cons. I’ve met some (none below) in my life. They were great at taking tests and can be valuable in some situations, like people with a high IQ they have weaknesses in other situations (when they rely on the memory … Continue reading What is it Like to Have a Photographic Memory?
My Dad and me have had tons of conversations growing up and even now when I go home, It is usually Friday evenings that we spend from late afternoons till late nights just talking about everything that comes to our mind. 🙂 It always brings us closer. After my first break up, It was one … Continue reading What is The Best Advice A Dad Ever Gave You, An Internet Compilation
“Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” (Sign hanging in Einstein’s office at Princeton) “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie Robert … Continue reading Great Sayings With Meaning, and Some Trivia Also
“I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.” – Thomas Jefferson I don’t subscribe to the newspaper anymore, but I got one this morning. I’m sure that it was a teaser to try to get me to subscribe. Upon reading it, I … Continue reading Why Newspapers and The News Are Not Only A Dying Model, But Dead
Update 1/8/14: Only $15 Million in sales for over $5 billion invested so far as IBM struggles to turn Watson into a business The worst news in the above link is that companies like Google can do the the same for far less and that Watson doesn’t even work with other IBM technology. Update: Watson … Continue reading Was IBM’s Watson a Breakthrough or Very Cheap and Creative Advertising?
It’s not that I haven’t been working, in fact I’ve been getting it done, but I’m going to be distracted tomorrow night when I watch the results of the next stage. I’ve pretty much mentioned it in most of my TDF blogs so far. These are the defining moments in your career. In Formula 1 … Continue reading The tests of Men
Today is the first stage up the mountains in the Tour de France. In other words, this is the first real day of the race. Sure we’ve had the time trials, prologue and a few sprints, but to contest for the yellow jersey, climbing mountains is the strategy de jour for winning. Remember back when … Continue reading The Men and the boys
Editor: It should be duly noted that Joey Chestnut, American has eclipsed Kobayashi as the champion of the world in many categories, especially hot dogs. While I give Kobayashi credit for making the sport famous, but there always is a bigger fish. Joey has decimated the other eaters. Once again, the 4th of July comes … Continue reading Competitive Eating – an undisputed champion
I sit hear blogging on Sunday afternoon while watching the Bassmasters Championship , later today I’m going to be watching NASCAR. I find this press release on my RSS feeder where I track both (to my employer, I only check these after work, I’m busy with only analyst relations issues 100% of the time): Racing … Continue reading Shocking Demographics
At CES, Bill Gates said IBM is our number one competition . Ok, I’m fine with that, as I’ve said before, everyone shoots for number one. At least we’re relevant to them. Here’s my point, I’ll use an analogy. To win an Olympic medal, you have to keep your eye on the goal, win the … Continue reading Gates, IBM is number one, but how many balls can you juggle?
A question that has interested historians and researchers for decades is: why? Why did Japan launch an attack that, in hindsight at least, they clearly had no chance of winning? The obvious answer is that they thought they could, but military and naval strategists know the answer is not so simple. Precisely because its resources … Continue reading Sunday, December 7th, 1941, a Date that will live in Infamy
Not really Paris, but Magny-Cours and a lot of other places Formula 1 visits. For the first time since 1983, an American, Scott Speed is in what some call the most prestigious series in racing. I’m a huge F1 fan for any number of reasons. First of all, I love auto racing. Combine that with … Continue reading An American in Paris?
I recently saw a show on the History Channel about the 5 deadliest weapons ever used. In no order, they were the Soviet 50 kiloton nuclear bomb, incendiary weapons, the VT fuse, machine gun and VX nerve gas. Why does this concern me? My dad helped the development of the VT or Radio Proximity fuse. … Continue reading My Dad’s contribution to WWII