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The World of Computer Love Bots...

"My bot. Always loving wants nothing but my money. Bot, my bot. Guilt and love- love so free. Sort of like a mannequin with attitude. Eternal, undying love -died yesterday when the bank account went dry.

The picture doesn't do you justice. But not in a favorable way. My bot, my bot goodnight and goof riddance."

Comment: Be careful-avoid these like the plague. Never give out any personally identifiable information to an individual or company that you do not completely trust.

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Virtual Evolution

"...And the full realization of this universe of virtual reality- what of it? Does it foreshadow the further evolution of humanity or the diminution of the human spirit?" 

The first burning question of Neo, the hero of the the film, "The Matrix", is simply, "What is the Matrix?" In a general sense, "The Matrix," is a computer generated all encompassing virtual reality created at the turn of the 21st century. Yet is Neo's question really answerable? Is "The Matrix," for example, an imperfectly perfect machine constructed reality? Or is it a  metaphor for the endlessly recursive nature of existence- a dream within a dream within a dream...? When we awaken, is it yet to another dream? Reincarnated to another dreamlike world, with only distant traces of memory guiding us from one world to the next? 

Within the Matrix, are human beings software automatons in the ultimate "Universal Program," choosing between different "If-Then-Else" statements and endless Do While Loops? What then is "free will" - a "break in the code," a hack, a viral implant?" A refusal to accept what is "real as real?" A renegade software subroutine generating its own seemingly random, new code?

Continued

"Warrior"
"Warrior," Jerome Bushyhead


"The eagles trust their wings. With trust, they soar through the heavens. Learn to trust. It will carry you through life."- Jerome Bushyhead

Perhaps if we trusted ourselves and others more- we would need our machines less. One should not confuse the code of a true warrior with the false principles of Machiavelli's Prince -whether in the battlefield of war or business.

However, strategy is important. As Sun Tzu wrote, "When your strategy is deep and far reaching, then you gain much so you can win even before you fight. When your strategic thinking is shallow and near-sighted, then you gain little and you lose before you even do battle."
 

Using "Nature's Toolbox," A DNA Computer Solves A Complex Problem


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Developing fundamental
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uBid

Caveat Emptor!

Purchase of refurbished items from Ubid and others is very much "caveat emptor." There is, for example, no clear definition of what "refurbished" means. By itself, it may simply mean 'cleaned up," cursory testing (if any), no documentation & software and a very short duration warranty from the seller, not the manufacturer. Some vendors of refurbished items ship items with specs different from those published and charge excessive shipping & handling charges to boot.  A factory refurbished unit, on the other hand, may be bundled with drivers, manuals and software as well as a manufacturers' warranty. Often factory refurbs, as well as open box items, can be purchased directly from the manufacturer. 

Purchase of a refurbished item from, for example, Ubid's web site, does not necessarily mean you are purchasing an item from Ubid. The actual supplier is specified on the bid/information sheet and may not offer the same level of customer service you would expect from Ubid or others. BizRate is an excellent source of information on computer and other types of stores and contains survey results based on buyer feedback. You may be quite surprised by the survey results. Nevertheless, good buys on refurbished items are possible if you are technically savvy and know current market prices & specifications. Sadly, good buys often occur in spite of, not because of the vendor who actually sells you the item. 

Online auctions pose additional risks, including: shilling, bid shielding, piracy and counterfeiting, internet fencing, triangulation, "buy and switch," fee stacking, loss or damage claims, shell auctions, etc. See, "Online Auctions: The Bizarre Bazaar," for additional guidance & information.

Reference

Computer Almanac

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DevX

Internet Engineering Standards
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PC Webopaedia

Tech Company Locator

"Wintermute was hive mind, decision maker, effecting change in the world outside. Neuromancer was personality. Neuromancer was immortality. Marie-France must have built something into Wintermute, the compulsion that had driven the thing to free itself, to unite with Neuromancer." -William Gibson, "Neuromancer"; See also: Books by William Gibson'


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Earthlink

EcoISP

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Outsourcing Institute
Professional association, B2B marketplace
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US West | Qwest

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