Jeff Chernoff

Ormond Beach, FL, United States

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Jeff Chernoff
Posted 7 months ago
Paul Piff: Does money make you mean?
"...genetically predisposed towards selfishness..."? I have to come down heavily on environment vs genetics; just intuitively, I admit. I would never have thought of genetics as the cause for selfishness, while deficiencies during upbringing have always been easy to identify and equate with that trait.
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Jeff Chernoff
Posted 7 months ago
Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are
And once you know the few simple and obvious attitudes that can be transmitted through "body language," you can use it to your advantage; make someone think they are cleverly seeing through you to how you really feel. That's why I scoff at articles like "How to Read Body Language" and such. Once you know about it, it's *your* tool to use, not someone else's to use while dealing with you.
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Jeff Chernoff
Posted almost 2 years ago
Malte Spitz: Your phone company is watching
Mr. Deletaille remarks: "At the end, using big data is a very new phenomenon & it's normal that companies & governments need to learn & experiment on how to best manage it. " No, no, omg no. What an astounding statement. The point here, and oh how correct it is, is that companies and governments do not have a right to this data. "It's normal" that they learn what they can do with it? I guess you were born into this data-driven life, and don't question it. I submit that ""normal life" by almost any definition is long gone, and never to return. If someone approached me and asked for the information that is now routinely captured and stored by the phone companies, my answer would be, "None of your business." And so it is.
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Jeff Chernoff
Posted over 2 years ago
Kelli Anderson: Design to challenge reality
I honestly feel sorry for anyone who needed this elementary talk to introduce a "new" way of thinking. What were you thinking before, ONLY what you've been told to think? Probably everyone who works in the sciences already sees or examines multi-use of everything around them; it's a simple twist on how to receive reality. I've been doing a lot of thinking about "independent thought", what it is and what it means, and I'll be damned, there actually are humans with none. That leaves me sad, and speechless (for the moment). But how long can one refrain from feasting on the claim of "a new way to look at reality," or whatever the exact phrase at the end there. It's just too ridiculous. And they're streaming aboard with blinding stars in their eyes...
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Jeff Chernoff
Posted over 2 years ago
Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability
The most valuable presentation I've ever seen. So much of the most important truths about ourselves, deceptively delivered as a simple 20 minute talk...I would love to listen to Ms. Brown for the hours and hours it would take to reveal the learning and understanding that created these gems of truth. I look forward to watching this a few more times, and absorbing her perspective. If I can incorporate any of this into my own foundation, I know I'll be better for it. Thank you a million times, Ms. Brene Brown. I believe you've struck at the heart of what matters most, at the core of who we are and how we do, and it appears you were the right person to do it. My utmost admiration. Thank you.
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Jeff Chernoff
Posted over 2 years ago
Scott Rickard: The beautiful math behind the ugliest music
Thank you. I'm listening now; it is interesting indeed. I like it. It uses intervals and scales that we usually associate with great drama or uneasiness. It can be jarring at first, but that wears off. I think it requires a re-calibration of your emotional response; an adjustment to the context, where these phrases that seem unusual become the norm and then other things are recognized as the striking passages. It's a new language. Thanks again for the suggestion.
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Jeff Chernoff
Posted over 2 years ago
Mikko Hypponen: Three types of online attack
I agree. And where is the accountability for these people in our own government that want to erode our rights and freedoms? In the inaugural oath, POTUS swears to "defend and uphold the Constitution." I feel like he should be telling his own people to stop trying to trample on our way of life and leave our right to privacy alone. How about telling the security guys they CAN'T have everything they want? Political suicide (soft on crime, blah, blah)? Maybe not; maybe we'd appreciate someone on our side for a change, standing up for us. Dangerous? Who knows. Good guys vs bad guys will escalate technically forever. Crime will always be there. If the good guys choose not to develop certain tools all that does is change the character of the escalation. The common sense foundation of the argument should be this: How about if our government stops doing things to us that we don't want? Doesn't that sound right? Put some reins on these individuals we don't know or trust.
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Jeff Chernoff
Posted over 2 years ago
Scott Rickard: The beautiful math behind the ugliest music
This hints at the problem that makes the focus of discussion a moving target: almost every concept involved needs a clarifying definition. What is music? What is beauty? What is pattern? On and on. Excellent questions all, and each one could keep its own forum buzzing for months, if not years. It's a great talk on those terms, but it's hard to compare our impressions of the piece while we assume our own definitions of the key elements. That said, I'd better get in the game... I take umbrage at the use of the word 'music' in this context, as I do with Schoenberg's 12-tone work, because they are purely intellectual exercises in sound. Not music. I admit I don't know a lot about Schoenberg, but if part of your foundation is that each of the 12 notes in the octave must be played once without repetition before you move on to the next set of 12 and do it again, I'm not that interested. It was torture to listen to. I can't call that music, and the same thing applies here. As an engineering solution, it's beautiful. When the ping comes back it's all that much easier to interpret if every part of it is unique. It serves that purpose as a string of notes. But 'string of notes' is not enough to qualify as music. But Then...some have remarked that this piece made them feel something, or made them think of something specific, and if you want to label this 'evocative sound," well, then maybe it is music. By that definition. Maybe it's the method of creation that I object to, which shouldn't enter into the listening. It's not even intended to be music, why judge it that way? I give up. I've said nothing; the target is still moving in my own mind.
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Jeff Chernoff
Posted over 2 years ago
Yves Rossy: Fly with the Jetman
What a jarring juxtaposition...in the shadow of this fearless pioneer, this exemplary human living a remarkably full and engaging life, it's still possible to sit at home and complain about the mild irritation of merely adequate technical quality in a free video.