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I keep getting this error when trying to determine average grade,

double average = calcAverage(grade1, grade2, grade3, grade4, grade5);

System.out.println(“The average is: “);


public static double calcAverage(int grade1, int grade2, int grade3, int grade4, int grade5) 49 more words


In the street of clever bots*

“I propose to consider the question, ‘Can machines think?’” Because “thinking” is difficult to define [...] “Are there imaginable digital computers which would do well in the imitation game?” 1,091 more words


The Centre of Everything | Are you sitting uncomfortable?

“For reasons amply documented elsewhere, intelligent life on earth became extinct in the closing hours of the 20th Century. Among the clues left to us, the following schedule of a day’s television programmes transmitted to an unnamed city in the northern hemisphere on December 23, 1999, offers its own intriguing insight into the origins of the disaster. 574 more words


Ecosystems, Cybernetics and the Club of Rome

All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace*

Adam Curtis

BBC (2011)

Part 2

Film Review

Part 2 in this series discusses how utopian ideas about computers led the scientific community to promote a totally erroneous model of natural ecosystems. 725 more words

Media Censorship And Propaganda

Good 'end-of-the-world' documentaries

I say end-of-the-world facetiously, but if anyone’s in the mood for some heady criticism of our society, culture, commerce and politics, here are some suggestions; 548 more words


Adam Curtis - The Mayfair Set

We have recently been watching documentaries written and produced by British filmmaker Adam Curtis.  One of his series, “The Mayfair Set,” examines the rise of the postwar British economy and its eventual collapse in the mid 1970’s which lead them to request a loan from the IMF. 112 more words