Category Archives : Commerce/Financial

Accuracy and Precision (Part Four)

Tweet In this series we have looked at accuracy and precision with a continuing question of how much do we need.  We started with some definitions and explored randomness and the value of Pi, the ratio of a circle to its diameter. Then we looked at standardiztion of how we measure physical things, primarily in […]

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Accuracy and Precision (Part Three)

Tweet In the last post, we looked at national and international measurement systems and another brief observation of randomness, ending again with the question how accurate and precise things need to be?  If you examine a 12 ounce can of soda, it probably says 12 fluid ounces (fl. oz.) and 355 milliliters (ml).  If you […]

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Accuracy and Precision (Part Two)

Tweet In the last blog post we looked at some definitions of accuracy, precision, and randomness, ending by considering how accurately we need to know the value of Pi.  Now, let’s consider how we measure things in the world, both scientifically and in human activity.  Human activity includes the things we do in everyday life (like buying […]

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Accuracy and Precision (Part One)

Tweet This series of posts will have four parts. Part one will deal with definitions (needed for accuracy and precision) and an examination of Pi. Part two will look at our spherical universe and the fundamental units we have for measurements. Part three will consider how much is enough. And part four will look at how […]

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Cyber (Part Three)

Tweet According to Google, cyber is an adjective “relating to or characteristic of the culture of computers, information technology, and virtual reality,” while cybernetics is “the science of communications and automatic control systems in both machines and human beings.” In the previous two cyber columns, warfare was examined with the conclusion that it not only […]

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Cyber (Part Two)

Tweet In the previous post we started by recalling the power outage in White Rock, noting that it was an inconvenience.  But what if it had lasted longer, significantly longer?  What if the affected area was much larger, perhaps the entire county of Los Alamos?  What other inconveniences would you have suffered?  The grocery store would […]

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Cyber (Part One)

Tweet In the recent past, White Rock and parts of the Los Alamos National Laboratory lost electrical power for about six hours. The power loss was caused by a lightning strike that essentially destroyed a pole supporting power lines delivering electrical energy to the affected area, causing an array of circuit breakers in the Norton […]

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Who do you Trust – or is it Whom? (Part Three)

Tweet In the previous two blog posts we explored how we make collective decisions for saving earth and humanity.  These decisions encompassed both the what and the how, with how being the creative or most difficult part.  We looked at the Special Theory of Relativity, cold fusion, reporting on a survey, the U.S. Constitution, the Communist […]

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Water, Water Everywhere

Tweet “Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink,” from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1797-1798. On Earth, 97 percent of the water is saline, in oceans, seas and saline ground water.   Per Wikipedia, “Fresh water is naturally occurring on the Earth’s surface in ice sheets, ice […]

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THE LIST OF 18

Tweet During the past 19 posts, each item in the List of 18 has been presented with, hopefully, enough background to better define each item and hint at the challenges in each area.  Before moving on, a summary of the list is useful for contemplating the interaction between each item in affecting the future of […]

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