20050215

Acusan a Apple de Violar Derecho de Libertad de Prensa


Lo que comenzó como un informe más del sitio ThinkSecret se ha transformado en un caso de notable perfil mediático en la corte superior del estado de California (EEUU), donde Apple exige que este sitio y otros dos -AppleInsider y PowerPage- identifiquen formalmente las veinte alegadas fuentes de las cuales obtienen información.

Recientemente la EFF (Fundación Frontera Electrónica, por sus siglas en inglés) ha asumido responsabilidad por la defensa del caso. Esta noticia se discute tambien en /.

20050213

Líneas-k (Inteligencia Artificial)

Bits para el Simedie ha añadido el siguiente artículo a Wikipedia.

Minksy y la Programación

MetaInformaciones intercambió correspondencia con el Dr. Marvin Minsky en abril de 2004 sobre el tema de la relación entre creatividad y programación de computadoras. Minsky compartió con nosotros el siguiente ensayo, publicado originalmente en 1967.




WHY PROGRAMMING IS A GOOD MEDIUM FOR EXPRESSING POORLY UNDERSTOOD AND SLOPPILY-FORMULATED IDEAS

Marvin Minsky

MIT

This is a slightly revised version of a chapter published in Design and Planning II -- Computers in Design and Communication, (Martin Krampen and Peter Seitz, eds.), Visual Committee Books, Hastings House Publishers, New York, 1967.

There is a popular, widespread belief that computers can do only what they are programmed to do. This false belief is based on a confusion between form and content. A rigid grammar need not make for precision in describing processes. The programmer must be very precise in following the computer grammar, but the content he wants to be expressed remains free. The grammar is rigid because of the programmer who uses it, not because of the computer. The programmer does not even have to be exact in his own ideas-he may have a range of acceptable computer answers in mind and may be content if the computer's answers do not step out of this range. The programmer does not have to fixate the computer with particular processes. In a range of uncertainty he may ask the computer to generate new procedures, or he may recommend rules of selection and give the computer advice about which choices to make. Thus, computers do not have to be programmed with extremely clear and precise formulations of what is to be executed, or how to do it.

Resto del ensayo (pdf)

20050209

Sharm al-Shaikh

Publica hoy el Washington Times:

"Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas declared a mutual truce yesterday in the daily bloodshed that has plagued their peoples for more than four years, forging the brightest outlook for their relationship since the outbreak of hostilities in the fall of 2000."
http://washingtontimes.com/world/20050208-115247-7915r.htm


Por otra parte, Aljazeera:

"Palestinians have responded to the Sharm al-Shaikh Summit with a mixture of scepticism, disappointment, and guarded optimism.



Many Palestinians in occupied Gaza said on Tuesday they saw nothing new from the gathering, having grown tired of summits that have become meaningless by their abundance.



'It's the same old same old. So many summits have come and gone. Besides, it is only security related, nothing more. And if there is no binding agenda, the summit will fail. This is just a delaying tactic being used by Sharon,' said 38-year-old Nahla al-Natur."
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/566274DE-7DB1-4150-B13D-D87A9D9A97E8.htm



El Telegraph publica esta noticia relacionada a la resistencia que se opone a las medidas formuladas por Ariel Sharon para la evacuación parcial de veintiún establecimientos judíos -para un total aproximado de 7,500 habitantes- en la Franja de Gaza durante 2005.

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"What he was doing was jump down, hit the accelerator, and get back up so he could see where he was going," Hayden said, explaining how someone who was too short to reach the floor pedals was able to drive a car.
http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyID=2005-02-08T201800Z_01_CUT872904_RTRIDST_0_OUKOE-LIFE-DRIVER.XML

20050208


why you fly

20050207

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