"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."
-- Proverbs 29:18, King James Bible (KJV)

Monday, September 19, 2016

Book Reviews by Frank Funicello - A Murder Trial Out of Australia, Baseball, Kevin Costner, Cinema

Take me to the movies... and READS.

Did someone say "cinema", "baseball", "Kevin Costner", and "books"?

Frank Funicello is a relative of Annette Funicello, the star of the Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeers in the 1950's. Frank has started READS, a book review blog (with occasional cinema reviews) at Past and Present Reads. Frank really knows his books and movies.

Thus far he has short takes on cinema, baseball, a murder trial, and more:
  • for Baseball fans and Kevin Costner fans, see Frank's Say it ain't so, where he writes:
    "Yesterday, the Canadian writer W.P. Kinsella passed into his own field
    of dreams.  A lot of people may have never heard of him but his novel Shoeless Joe went on to become the film Field of Dreams,
    with which many are familiar.  As often is the case, the book was
    better than the film, although the film wasn't awful, just a touch on
    the "schmaltzy" side and personally I think it was Kevin Costner's best
    movie next to his Bull Durham.
  • When in Rome (or Pompeii)..... Books and Film
  • Re: Re-Reading "tasty" or "digestible" books
  • Murder, She Wrote (about)....  a murder trial out of Australia 
  • Man, that Booker on the Man Booker Prize
  • Danish, anyone? on The Danish Girl cinema film

Friday, September 16, 2016

Awesome Arts & Sciences

Awesome, absolutely awesome.

LexiLine at ProBoards

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Chomsky Theory of Language Learning Rebutted by the Evidence

Here we have another case surfacing of "mainstream science" theories in the humanities being rebutted because they do not fit the actual evidence. See the Scientific American in Evidence Rebuts Chomsky's Theory of Language Learning. Chomsky is one of most quoted mainstream scientists in our era, but his theories about language learning are simply wrong. Language is WORDS, while grammar is a nice touch, but it has little to do with the way language is naturally learned.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Just When You Thought IBM was History, Big Blue is Back, with Linux

Big Blue is not gone ... not by a long chip.
IBM, it seems, might be taking on Intel and its x86 partners.

Dan Olds of Gabriel Consulting has the unfolding story at The Register in
IBM lifts lid, unleashes Linux-based x86 killer on unsuspecting world.

Friday, September 02, 2016

Back to Gravity: Dark Matter WIMPS Experimentally Non-Existent

No posited WIMPS of "dark matter" found experimentally. Well, we have said all along that "Dark Matter" can only be Gravity. The problem is its measurement. The Standard Model of modern Physics excludes gravity - i.e. the Standard Model explains a world that does not exist. See the article at Scientific American. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/physics-confronts-its-heart-of-darkness/?WT.mc_id=SA_SPC_20160901