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Oren Frank

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How to Turn an Apple Believer to Android in Ten Minutes or Less

(138) Comments | Posted August 2, 2013 | 11:16 AM

Dear apple geniuses, misfits, the very ones who are "not fond of rules"*.

If you looked at my apple ID, I think you'll notice I'm not your worst client. Au contraire.
In the last couple of years I purchased a few dozen apple devices, and that's before software, apps,...

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The Digital Revolution Is Over... Or Not

(3) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 6:07 PM

Enough with your "Digital revolution, ever-changing technology world." There's nothing new under our digital skies: Big data will soon become All data; much of humanity is already connected to the web and/or on Facebook; we have billions of apps, smartphones, tablets and endless computing-power infested devices, from cars to pets...

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It Turns Out the GOP Did Win the Election -- In Israel

(1) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 3:59 PM

Considering the fact that the new Israeli government is practically a Republican regime, it was surprising to see how President Obama seemed happy in his visit to Israel. Obama's joke about the pleasures of being far away from Congress must have been either sarcastic or based on wishful thinking; Israel's...

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F.R.E.U.D.: Fetal Reconstructive Emotional Unalienable Deity (Or, Can a Machine Ever Love Us?)

(12) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 9:38 AM

Many years ago, I was fascinated by a program named Dr. Sbaitso, an offspring of the famous ELIZA pattern matching program developed at MIT during the '60s. Dr. Sbaitso was a simple natural language text to speech program that pretended to be a psychotherapist....

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Therapeutic Conversations: A Shameless Future for Mental Health

(16) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 9:40 AM

You've read it a hundred times: Mental health is the biggest modern maladie. Every year it affects more than 40 million Americans, kills more people than motor car accidents, and is responsible for more than $100 billion in indirect costs.

Why? Because most...

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