On Sunday, Tunisia where the most peaceful of the revolts unfolded took the next step as citizens voted. The success or failure of the vote to elect assembly members who will write the nation’s new constitution and appoint an interim leader will set a precedent for other Arab nations where citizens are calling for democratic reforms. But it will also be a window into the character of the governments that emerge from this year’s tumult: secular or religious, democratic or despotic..
Drivers and passengers on today’s roads will have noticed the growing popularity of personalised number plates on peoples cars. Personalised number plates are no longer a luxury for the elite with thousands of cheap number plates now on the market. As with any car registration, personalised number plates are all different, combining letters and numbers to make a number plate that is totally unique.
With Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile platform stuck in limbo, former CEO, Bill Gates seems to have had enough and has finally made the switch to Android. This was revealed in an interview with Fox News. Although he didn’t share the exact Android handset that he is using as his daily driver, the reference to “lot of Microsoft software” in the interview points to the Microsoft edition of either Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, which were launched in April this year..
“I started at Big Noise Raploch when I was really young. I was such a quiet wee girl then, I used to hide at the back and not speak to anyone. Now I’ve got a great group of friends who all go to Big Noise and it’s brilliant when we all get together for a performance.
Researchers whose entire productive career have committed them to the supposition that all knowledge comes from the data cannot easily transfer allegiance to a totally alien paradigm, according to which extra data information is needed, in the form of man made, causal models of reality. Current machine learning thinking, which some describe as on steroids, is deeply entrenched in this self propelled ideology.Ten years from now, historians will be asking: How could scientific leaders of the time allow society to invest almost all its educational and financial resources in data fitting technologies and so little on data interpretation science? The Book of Why attempts to answer this dilemma by drawing parallels to historically similar situations where ideological impediments held back scientific progress. But the true answer, and the magnitude of its ramifications, will only be unravelled by in depth archival studies of the social, psychological and economical forces that are currently governing our scientific institutions.A related, yet perhaps more critical topic that came up in handling the COVID 19 pandemic, is the issue of personalized care.