Maxwell Black

Lisboa, Portugal

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Maxwell Black
Posted over 3 years ago
Thomas Goetz: It's time to redesign medical data
Good presentation but i'm not sure I agree with the premisses you start with. Lab tests are for the doctor because it is the doctor that has the knowledge to advise you. Everyone wants to be a doctor nowadays and do what they think is right but people have to face the fact that doctors know more about their health then the patient does. The idea you shared (of coloured labs) is a good idea to elucidate the patient and, if applied should be complementary to the traditional lab test result but never a replacement. The fact that the first blood test (6 pages) was summarised into a single page clearly revels a flaw in the process: the test became so patient focused that it suppressed potentially important information. In conclusion, OK maybe the system we have nowadays is a bit data-packed but it is important and possibly vital data.
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Maxwell Black
Posted about 4 years ago
Freeman Dyson: Let's look for life in the outer solar system
hehe Inspiring :) Altough I don't think it's probable. Dyson starts from the premiss that every living organism would need the sun light to survive which to me seems just wrong. As the distance from the sun increases, other processes of producing energy would become 'more pleasing' to the organism that using sun light. Why would the organism use huge amounts of biological energy to harvest from the sun when it could use termal vents like the ones on the bottom of the ocean? thats just an example. Being a fan of Astrobiology it would be interesting to see a creature with reflective surfaces to harvest sun light but,as i see it, it wouldn't be biologically feasable. It is good not to limit our imagination though.
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Maxwell Black
Posted almost 5 years ago
Daniel Libeskind: 17 words of architectural inspiration
This guys theories are as incoherent as his pseudo-architecture. Things are not complex because their bases are simple things; they aim to a balanse and, in a way to a near-symetry. Therefore architecture should also be like that: balanced. Not just random lines projected into a three dimentional space. It should aim to a perfection, to a balance. I've found some of the base concepts in his projects to have an interesting prespective in some ways but I desagree with the way those concepts were transposed into the physical realm. I am agains assassination of Classic Architecture just because some 'architect' wants to express his feelings. He his an architecture killer, if you ask me.
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Maxwell Black
Posted almost 5 years ago
Daniel Libeskind: 17 words of architectural inspiration
This guys theories are as incoherent as his pseudo-architecture. Things are not complex because their bases are simple things; they aim to a balanse and, in a way to a near-symetry. Therefore architecture should also be like that: balanced. Not just random lines projected into a three dimentional space. It should aim to a perfection, to a balance. I've found some of the base concepts in his projects to have an interesting prespective in some ways but I desagree with the way those concepts were transposed into the physical realm. I am agains assassination of Classic Architecture just because some 'architect' wants to express his feelings. He his an architecture killer, if you ask me.