Vote for me as Honorary Mayor of Burney

This is my first poster for Honorary Mayor of Burney for 2017-18.

My motto is ‘Be Prepared to Serve in All Seasons’.

My extended goal is to champion a race track around the town of Burney.

I will have a list of locations in Burney to vote, or you can vote online at https://www.gofundme.com/mayorjim/

Thank you.

Please vote for James Glaser
for Honorary Mayor of
Burney.

History of Personal Computers


This is an interesting version of the history of the personal computer, I mostly agree with the story. Calling out the first personal computer is debated, at one time I thought it was the Altair. Silicon Valley was named from the radar industry, many years before the first use in WWII. Secret History of Silicon Valley

BTW, if somebody has data showing that Apple ever had the best selling personal computer please link in the comments. As far as I know only Radio Shack, Commodore, IBM, then various PC makers ever had this record.

Article: Additional Ethical Questions for Driverless Cars

Additional Ethical Questions for Driverless Cars – The New Yorker

http://flip.it/B6QyAq

This article pokes fun at the current studies of ethical questions for driverless cars. Most of such questions pose the AI choosing between diverse people who should live, and who should not. The study doesn’t ask the most important question; who is doing the profiling to determine what the question is? On TWIT’s Tech News Today Megan Morrone gives a possible answer to this; the government will profile us like in the Gattica where the police have genetic profiles of everybody that have entries for expected lifespan, likenesses to commit crime, possible social standing, and more. That kind of creepy database would be needed for AI to respond to situations like should the car run over a doctor or two criminals?

In ten years such cars will be significantly safer then the average driver. The sensor array will be beyond what the prototype autonomous cars have now. Being humans we will adapt to the new levels of consequence for our actions and act less safe then before, but we will be better over all.

Sundial Bridge Tour July 26, 2016

Before noon on this sunny summer day I went to the first place I want to take photos in the area. There are other places around that are great for photos, but this one is good for a string of photos linked together.

Panoramic at the Sundial Bridge in Redding
Panoramic at the Sundial Bridge in Redding

Virtually walk the Sundial Bridge in Redding.

Before noon on this sunny summer day I went to the first place I want to take photos in the area. There are other places around that are great for photos, but this one is good for a string of photos linked together.

I’m using my Ricoh Theta M15 360 Degree Spherical Panorama Camera. Find the tour at http://northstatedigital.com/websites/sundial/ Use this link to access the virtual tour.

 

Race for Honorary Mayor of Burney

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I Promise If I win I Will Break Ground For a High Speed Rail From Burney To Disneyland (and maybe back again)

Journey to Honorary Mayor of Burney

While a member of the Enterprise Lions Club I had the opportunity to serve the community of Redding. Many of the Lions Clubs in District 4C1 help Camp McCumber, including the Enterprise Lions Club. Now in the town of Burney I’m in the Burney Lions Club, another Lions Club in District 4C1 that supports Camp McCumber.

This year I decided to participate in the annual race for Honorary Mayor. The winner gets a title, some more money for his/her chosen charity, and opportunities for public appearances. The person that collects the most money earns the Honorary Mayor of Burney title. One vote per dollar and we accept money from any place that can access this Go Fund Me page: gofundme.com/mayorjim.

I’m looking forward to participating in community events in the area supported by the Burney Chamber.

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Photo from pixabay

My charity of choice is the aforementioned Camp McCumber, where if I when half of the money will be donated to the Lions District 4C1 Health Foundation for Diabetes camp. The rest will be donated to the Burney Chamber. If I come in second, it’ll be 40%/60%, third 30%/70%.

Each mayor to be needs a slogan, and mine is “to bring a high speed rail from Burney to Disneyland.”