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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #826 on: June 27, 2015, 04:25:12 PM »


The Avengers are off to see the Wizard

All-in-Ones Take Desktop Computing into the Future.jpgInteresting "stuff"

All-in-Ones Take Desktop Computing into the Future

You can tell they're in the future, they're wearing clothes that are brightly colored (for boys).

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #828 on: June 27, 2015, 06:21:54 PM »
Colorado woman finds 8.52 carat diamond at Arkansas park

I don't get it.  Is the park a Mecca for careless rich tourists who just happen to drop multi-caret gems or is it a diamond field with this particular specimen larger than most?

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #829 on: June 27, 2015, 07:55:19 PM »
Is the park a Mecca for careless rich tourists who just happen to drop multi-caret gems or is it a diamond field with this particular specimen larger than most?

It's a diamond field and the only one here.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #830 on: June 27, 2015, 07:59:30 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #831 on: June 29, 2015, 11:47:56 AM »
« Last Edit: June 29, 2015, 09:33:12 PM by Arizona Hot »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #832 on: June 30, 2015, 07:56:05 PM »
do androids use robotic dogs to round up sheep? (sorry,very weak pun :-[)

Sony's robotic dogs are dying a slow death

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #834 on: July 03, 2015, 01:33:36 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #835 on: July 03, 2015, 01:54:45 PM »
N.C. company rolls out new Bubble Wrap that won't pop

From "what is the point" department!
(Blah blah I know, cost savings, but still ! )


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #836 on: July 03, 2015, 02:51:49 PM »
Google Made a Chatbot That Debates the Meaning of Life

This is more important of a discovery/result than you might think. It's a huge new step in "artificial intelligence" because unlike the typical need in early-generation scientific studies to keep muddying factors out of study parameters, there's nothing stopping a mix of iterative machine-learn/hand-code/machine-learn/hand-code.

You can build an "AI" out of modules. You might catch it twice-per-module-shift but then you would with real people too. Then once it knows "what it is talking about", that local expertise module comes into use.

And the "meaning of life" module is important because that's one of the famous categories in "Loebner 1.0" style contests to bust up the machine. But if it can almost sound like a burnt out college student, then when the questioner gets bored of his/her/(its?) "little joke", the convo goes back to the "meaty topic" and the comp just keeps right on going shifting modules again.

To me this is one of the raw fundamental fears we expressed in early scifi about machines/robots, because you just keep loading these convo engines aka "brains" at high speed en masse, and suddenly humans feel threatened because it takes us exhaustively long to gain our own experience and the comp just gets pushed a new module in minutes.

Notice how anti-AI folks keep using versions of "No True Scotsman" to hold back recognition that AI is coming. Once you have a comp mind engine that can do seventy things moderately well, what is left for a person of personhood?


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #837 on: July 03, 2015, 09:34:54 PM »
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N.C. company rolls out new Bubble Wrap that won't pop

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... recently developed a new type of its protective wrap called iBubble Wrap that is flat and airless ...

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... If you press one the bubbles the air will just shift to another sector of the column ...

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #838 on: July 04, 2015, 08:58:10 AM »
N.C. company rolls out new Bubble Wrap that won't pop


WHAT!!! Bubble Wrap without Bubbles?!? Travesty! Heresy! Sacrilege - Burn the Witch!!! ... Society is doomed!

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #839 on: July 04, 2015, 12:45:47 PM »
Now THIS... this looks like lots of fun.  Though the groin tag at 0:33 makes me cringe.  :'(

Archery tag:

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #840 on: July 04, 2015, 02:54:55 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #841 on: July 04, 2015, 04:40:30 PM »
N.C. company rolls out new Bubble Wrap that won't pop
WHAT!!! Bubble Wrap without Bubbles?!? Travesty! Heresy! Sacrilege - Burn the Witch!!! ... Society is doomed!

They're using the letter i in front.

Maybe they're just trolling to be bought out by Apple as iPhone packaging!


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #842 on: July 04, 2015, 06:48:45 PM »
Moon & space station.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Spot the space station in this incredible celestial portrait

You will probably want to expand the thumbnail, the full-size picture is 2000x 1227.

Malwarebytes offers pirates and duped customers 12 months of its premium antimalware product for free.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Malwarebytes offers pirates and duped customers 12 months of its premium antimalware product for free


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #843 on: July 06, 2015, 07:42:58 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #844 on: July 08, 2015, 05:31:04 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #845 on: July 08, 2015, 05:39:21 PM »
The Strangest Stuff That Fell From the Sky.jpgInteresting "stuff"

The Strangest Stuff That Fell From the Sky

6 annoying things only time travelers will understand.jpgInteresting "stuff"

6 annoying things only time travelers will understand

Any time-travelers here want to comment on this article?

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #846 on: July 08, 2015, 05:44:04 PM »
 

Any land sharks here want to disagree?
« Last Edit: July 08, 2015, 05:50:25 PM by Arizona Hot »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #847 on: July 08, 2015, 10:14:53 PM »
Google Made a Chatbot That Debates the Meaning of Life

This is more important of a discovery/result than you might think. It's a huge new step in "artificial intelligence" because unlike the typical need in early-generation scientific studies to keep muddying factors out of study parameters, there's nothing stopping a mix of iterative machine-learn/hand-code/machine-learn/hand-code.

You can build an "AI" out of modules. You might catch it twice-per-module-shift but then you would with real people too. Then once it knows "what it is talking about", that local expertise module comes into use.

And the "meaning of life" module is important because that's one of the famous categories in "Loebner 1.0" style contests to bust up the machine. But if it can almost sound like a burnt out college student, then when the questioner gets bored of his/her/(its?) "little joke", the convo goes back to the "meaty topic" and the comp just keeps right on going shifting modules again.

To me this is one of the raw fundamental fears we expressed in early scifi about machines/robots, because you just keep loading these convo engines aka "brains" at high speed en masse, and suddenly humans feel threatened because it takes us exhaustively long to gain our own experience and the comp just gets pushed a new module in minutes.

Notice how anti-AI folks keep using versions of "No True Scotsman" to hold back recognition that AI is coming. Once you have a comp mind engine that can do seventy things moderately well, what is left for a person of personhood?


Actually, little kids already have a time-honored AI response to everything they wish to mock (or truly lack adult understanding of).
"...but why?" (repeated 1,000,000X in response to increasingly detailed and exasperated adult-level explanations).

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« Reply #848 on: July 08, 2015, 11:46:01 PM »
^Contrariwise if you try the endlessly repeated "...but why?" trick on a sufficiently young child, say age 6 or 7, they (he or she) will realize instinctively you have caught them in a trap (similar to Star Trek's Spock instructing the renegade computer to calculate pi to the infinite decimal place), but be unable to intellectually conceptualize and encapsulate how to crack it and argue their way out.
This will be seen in the child becoming increasingly frustrated at your "...but why?" gambit and resorting to more and more emotional demonstrations of frustration combined with shared amusement at the 'joke', while failing to 'think outside of the box' and put a stop to your silly nonsense.
"Because..." (child)
"...but why?" (you)
"Because..."
"...but why?"
"Because..."
"...but why?"
"Because..."
"...but why?"
They know you're pulling a fast one over on them, but cannot find sufficient justification to shed the unspoken obligation to give a meaningful answer to each new "...but why?" from you.

OTOH, try this on, say, a slightly more intellectually mature child of age 8, 9, or especially 10 on up, and they'll crack the intellectual trap and nail you for it.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #849 on: July 09, 2015, 12:14:59 AM »
Incidentally, speaking of AI, if you don't want your child's RI (real intelligence) and intellectual growth stunted, here are some vid exposees on sources of mercury and how it is toxic to brain cells;
smoking teeth poison gas
Mercury-silver amalgam dental fillings should be replaced with white resin or tooth caps.

What's In A Flu Shot
I'm not against vaccines, just the toxic and totally unnecessary mercury (thimerosol) additive and a few other toxins, which could easily be replaced with safer preservatives for a slight cost increase.