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Signals, Sensations, Perceptions, Commands, Actions!

May 2, 2014 4 comments

OutThereInHere

In humans, the sensors are the eyes, ears, nose, skin, and taste buds. The processor/memory/controller combo is the brain. The actuators are the muscles. Although not shown on the diagram, “commands” are also issued to the sensors. All inter-part communications “In Here” are manifested via neural currents.

Of course, this crap is all made up. It’s simply a cacophonous dump of what was in my tortured mind at the moment.

Different Perceptions

November 10, 2011 4 comments

In the spirit of reducing costs through the holy grail of “reuse“, this post leverages the (so-called) work done in the recent “One Of Four” post….

In DYSCOs and CLORGs, this is everybody’s perception:

Man, I wish I could cure myself of the addiction to use grumpies in my e-drawings. The practice is unprofessional and childish, but I deploy the putrid piles for the following purposes: 1) to ratchet up the impact, 2) as a differentiating “branding” gimmick, and 3) to coverup the lack of substance in the accompanying words. The acerbic words and sophomoric readme.txt acronyms may already do the trick though, no?

What do you think, dear reader? Should BD00 dispense with all the crap? Do you think BD00 is capable of, and willing to, step into the alien world of respectable discourse?

Data-Meaning-Information

February 26, 2010 Leave a comment

When raw data acquires meaning to someone or some group, it becomes actionable information. Otherwise, it’s just noise.

While reading Melanie Mitchell’s “Complexity: A Guided Tour”, one of the tantalizing questions raised by the author is: “how does raw data acquire meaning?“. I think that’s a cool question and I think the author’s answer is cool too: “data acquires meaning when, after processing, it is perceived by the observer to be connected with the observer’s survival or well being“. Ergo, because all perception is subjective, one man’s meaningless data is another man’s meaningful information. More interestingly, one man’s meaningful information is another man’s different meaningful information.

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