Monthly Archives: July 2012

South Korea Will Not Stem its Suicide Epidemic…

 

 


Gatfol predicts that South Korea’s 100-strong team of internet suicide “watchers” will fail.

No amount of human monitors will be able to cover the full inflow of daily personal web information.

Machine monitoring will be necessary – and control machines will be primed with “danger” keyword lists.


“Suicide, take overdose, kill myself, goodbye cruel world” are obvious…

…unfortunately semantics deals the last hand…

 “reached the end of the road”, “cannot taake (sic) it anymore” will not hit individual word lists

…without Gatfol lives will be lost….

Big Bottoms and Big Data

In the 1960’s Big Data was a child – compact and sprightly, in the 80’s it grew up to be slim and manageable. Today it is an unsightly massive volume – with the handling thereof – frankly grotesque.

Added bulk with the passing of time…

Roughly ten and a half gigs of data are being transferred each and every second…

Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data…

Last year humans created 1.8 zettabytes of data…equivalent to one person taking 47 million years to watch 200 billion movies of at least 120 minutes long…

90% of all the world’s data has been created in the past two years…

The world’s technological capacity to store information has roughly doubled every 40 months since the 1980’s…

…and what will the massive data stream be like 50 years from now?

Big Data comes from everywhere: ubiquitous information-sensing mobile devices, digital images and videos, social network posts, wireless sensor networks, climate sensors, e-commerce transactions…

Today, the number of networked devices is equal to the global population. By 2015, the number of networked devices will be twice the global population.

Today there are currently about 400 million devices connected to the Internet, mostly phones and computers.

By 2020 some 50 billion devices, from cars to appliances, will be talking to one another.

Inevitably, Big Data is essential in helping to identify future business trends, eliminate fraud, filter harmful content, prevent life-threatening diseases and expose potential terrorist attacks…

We have to live with the big, but we can make it attractive…

 …effective search makes “big” beautiful again…


Let Gatfol get to the bottom of it and turn Aunt Helga into Megan Fox…

Where do Turkeys get Goosebumps Seeing Ducks and Chickens?

In Maurice, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana – as Thanksgiving approaches –
Turduckens (a turkey stuffed with a deboned duck stuffed with a deboned chicken)
…are churned out in vast quantities..

 This poultry trio tradition came into existence
in the 1980s at the request of a local farmer who offered up his
fine feathered friends in return for these manufactured gastronomic delights…

…Gatfol cooks up a storm…

Launch Your Castaway Escape Raft From Islands’ Leeward Sides

 

LEEWARD

Firstly – when using sails, the winds will carry you further
away from the island and hopefully across shipping lanes…

 More obscurely – substantial island land-mass elevation
causes “open sky” patches only on the leeward sides…

 …air based reconnaissance and rescue has a much better chance of visually spotting you…

Satellite Image: Wave Clouds and Vortices Aleutian Islands: Bering Sea

Gatfol can be life-saving !