27 12, 2022

Do We Want Algorithms to Make Moral Choices? Determining Where the Line Should be Drawn

By |2022-12-27T16:26:53-05:00December 27th, 2022|Articles|0 Comments

Do people actually prefer having their decisions substituted with a machine or a computer running an algorithm?  Probably not, but there may not be a choice. Algorithms have been used for hundreds of years, developed by ancient Egyptian and Babylonian civilizations.  Put simply, an algorithm is a step-by-step procedure for solving a problem or accomplishing some end.  Looking for everyday examples?  Following a recipe, tying your shoes, finding a [...]

20 12, 2022

A Yuletide #1 on The Billboard Hot 100

By |2022-12-27T11:58:20-05:00December 20th, 2022|Articles|0 Comments

Pop Quiz!  What’s the first song in history to have four separate runs at No. 1 on the chart (in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022)?  It’s Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You”, originally released in 1994. For those savvy readers who remember the post from these pages at this time last year, The Royalties of Christmas, Mariah Carey earns somewhere between $500,000 and $600,000 per year [...]

14 12, 2022

To Harness the Power of the Sun

By |2022-12-14T10:11:37-05:00December 14th, 2022|Articles|0 Comments

Unlimited, clean, cheap, carbon-free power- that is the promise of fusion energy.  Scientists have been chasing the potential of fusion energy since the 1950s.  The goal is to recreate the thermonuclear reaction that fuels the sun and the stars.  The fusion process smashes two hydrogen atoms together to create an atom of helium and energy to produce electricity on earth. It’s only been a century since humans realized that [...]

29 11, 2022

The Breakneck Pace of Fed Rate Hikes

By |2022-12-27T11:57:27-05:00November 29th, 2022|Articles|0 Comments

If it seems that the Fed has been raising rates at a breakneck pace, then you’re not alone.  Rates have been rising at the fastest pace since the 1980-81 cycle- that’s four decades!  Rates have risen six times already this year, totaling 3.75%, with another meeting scheduled for December 13-14. Yes, another rate hike is expected.  The size of the increase is more of the speculation. Read this [...]