Don Philpott☘️
11/12/2017 · 81 min read · ~10
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Blind Men and an Elephant

Blind Men and an Elephant

How the Internet Works "The biggest money is in the smallest sales." A key reason proposed for the success of Amazon, Ebay and Netflix. An update on the 80/20 Pareto to the "98% principle," advanced by Chris Anderson, in his book:"The Long...

Don Philpott☘️

Don Philpott☘️

"Anything designed by humans is subject to bias ...." YES, THAT IS THE POINT" Fox, Times, NBC, NY Times, Breitbart, Linkedin, facebook ...all made by humans - unless the machines, no,no, it couldn't be the machines...could it. Facebook offered electioneering tools to both sides during last US elections, Rupert Murdock owns both broadsheet and Times brands in the UK. A number of his editors have been removed for peddling political favours/selling media. Since the Snowden affair the Guardian comments section seems to be full of US commentators (rarely helpful - US sources call them "Russian Bots") on UK issues - often devolving issues down to ad Hominem attacks - In the UK it's called Godwin's law -- how many steps before someone's position gets compared to Hitler. Lets not become YouTube - gloves on, fair shots.

13/12/2017

Anonymous

Phil Friedman I've seen you do this before, so it doesn't surprise me -- when the discussion gets too [blank] for you, you exit, or so it seems. That's fine. I still wuv you. So, can someone else explain to me whether there is a difference between the value judgments made by human editors - newspapers, print, television, etc, and that applied via computer systems on LinkedIn and Facebook that are created by humans, in terms of the choice of what is shown to readers, and where? And if there are differences in terms of bias, what might they be? I don't get Phil's position, and assume there must be some sense to it that I'm not getting. PLEH

12/12/2017
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Laura Donnelly
17/3/2017 · 13 min read · ~100
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Dance of Life

Dance of Life

One of many things I love about dance is that it surprises me. The same is true of life.When you dance, things don’t stay the same. Dance is a balance of movement and stillness, changing weight from one body part to another.Sometimes you miss the...

Lisa 🐝 Gallagher

Lisa 🐝 Gallagher

Such true comparisons about life and dancing- it sure is a balancing act. I have been working with my therapist on replacing a negative thought with something good and it does help. You wrote, "Being able to continue dancing when these things happen -this is the challenge and the joy of dancing." I could not agree more Laura Donnelly

13/12/2017
Kevin Baker

Kevin Baker

On a good day I make 200 mistakes , on a bad day 400. Why bother to keep count. Keep moving forward with in the mind is the core of our intentions and what motivates us.

13/12/2017
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Don Philpott☘️
25/11/2017 · 143 min read · ~10
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Is IQ or Intelligence Relevant for the 21st Century?

Is IQ or Intelligence Relevant for the 21st Century?

As a school psychologist, I administered numerous intelligence tests and formulated psychological reports on intelligence testing. I marvel at the amount of misinformation by bloggers, the media, and entrepreneurs. I wanted to write on this topic...

Deborah Levine

Deborah Levine

Amazing article Dorothy Cooper and I'd agree that IQ measurements are limited in their use. Having said that, when I was told in HS that my IQ score was higher than Einstein's, I was self-protective and rarely mentioned it. My parents were well-educated but they urged my silence, especially when my classmates either fawned or hated my guts. My introversion & empath nature intensely disliked being in the spotlight, especially being female in the sixties, when women were despised if they had a swollen ego. Over many years, I finally learned to claim that IQ and teach others to also think on a multi-dimensional level. I appreciate all the ways to measure gifts, talents, skills, achievements and have participated in many, but quietly created an alternate path. That's the combo of IQ & creativity speaking. I don't think there's any measurement for that but I could be wrong. My bottom line, if someone does have a high IQ, encourage them and be wary of telling them that it doesn't count.

12/12/2017
Dorothy Cooper

Dorothy Cooper

Lisa many gifted children have the benefit of well-educated parents and a higher socioeconomic status as well. He demonstrates the ability to attain skills and tasks which compared to his peers qualifies him for "gifted and talented programming." Be proud and capture the imaginative and creative side which is just not confined to the conformity of school-related tasks.

26/11/2017
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Vincent Andrew
6/6/2017 · 63 min read · +100
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The Mystery of Time

The Mystery of Time

It’s About TimeI often think about time, it is a continual mystery to me. Wecannot directly feel time with our senses, we can’t stop it, we can’t buy it,it can be a friend, it can be an enemy, perhaps it doesn’t existoutside our awareness....

Gert Scholtz

Gert Scholtz

Praveen Raj Gullepalli Now this is really something special - a double bill of your poetry and Al Stewart's Time Passages. You make my day - thank you very much Praveen!

7/6/2017
Praveen Raj Gullepalli

Praveen Raj Gullepalli

Time is the flow of feeling, with different emotions for its gears; Rushing along the road of life, or pausing to taste the tears. Oh but the eternal juggernaut rolls, through aeons and our years; Space the mute witness, as it rolls trampling over joys and fears. That was for you Gert! And so is this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRRXg1yhsEk

7/6/2017
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Don Philpott☘️
17/10/2017 · 19 min read · +200
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Pity the Nation

Pity the Nation

I came across this poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and I thought I would share, Ferlinghetti is the author of more than thirty books of poetry, including Time of Useful Consciousness (New Directions, 2012); Poetry as Insurgent Art (New...

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

that is why beBee is unique Royce Shook! Great share! enjoyed read and shared. thank you very much for the share which has enlightened us a lot.

17/10/2017
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