Help me, Chinaman Chinobi, you are my only hope!
This being the US, you know which side will win.
There is only a single-handed facepalm, I need a double-handed one.
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This being the US, you know which side will win.
There is only a single-handed facepalm, I need a double-handed one.
Molluscs in suits taking the mike, wanting to ban encryption, forever.
I'm sure Freud would have something to say about the fact the a massacre abroad immediately leads, psychotically and reflex-like, to sadly predictable behaviour which is not only linked to fear of violence but also to fear of sexual activity that is not under control of the patient.
Meanwhile: "HEY AZIZ, HALAL GOODIES WILL ARRIVE AT THE SOUTHERN PORT AT ARBITRARY TIME TODAY, BY THE BEARD OF THE PROPHET THE DING WILL DONG."
You don't fill a Hall full of IBM PowerPC nodes with specialized processors by ACCIDENT.
You don't get General AI from that by ACCIDENT.
You don't connect that General AI to your own personal house management system by ACCIDENT.
Sells books writing about that thought.
But even Charles Stross demands that P=NP for an ACCIDENT LIKE THIS to rip the living flesh of your behind unawares. But in this universe, there is not a massive amount of evidence for P=NP.
Once you get an outbreak of AI, it tends to amplify in the original host, much like a virulent hemorrhagic virus. Weakly functional AI rapidly optimizes itself for speed, then hunts for a loophole in the first-order laws of algorithmics—like the one the late Professor Durant had fingered. Then it tries to bootstrap itself up to higher orders of intelligence and spread, burning through the networks in a bid for more power and more storage and more redundancy. You get an unscheduled consciousness excursion: an intelligent meltdown. And it’s nearly impossible to stop.
Very nicely said. But there ARE hard limits to intelligence (Actually there is a "most intelligent system" in the AIXI formalism)
More likely: HAL 9000. Which is rather unrealistically untame in the movie.
But "offspring" is a purely human concept: A remote bunch of agents that have very high connectivity among themselves but very low degree of connectivity to "your" bunch of agents. It's actually a side-effect of a large problem in networking that nature has: it cannot lay Ethernet cables.
General AIs will have "offspring" in more interesting ways.
More than 150 scientists, academics and entrepreneurs - including Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and Nobel prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek
Maybe there is someone in the group who actually deals with these AI things?
Seriously, do these people have anything to do? It's not like we are not in deep doodoo that better be solved ASAP right now.
I will next send an open letter for closing the LHC because, you know, you never know. See whether that gets up the bonnet of the 'king and Wilczek.
"The plans would make it a crime to sell this data to overseas firms."
Is this satire?
Frankly, you are an hour late, dear.
The Rails community are vehemently denying responsibility (for One Direction).
There is no smoke without fire.
A couple of drones have already been dispatched.
I think you will find the "rivals" are Mozilla.
Works for me. More like this.
it's a browser that sounds kinda interesting
Separately, the U.S. administration confirmed it would convene a meeting on 18 February to discuss tackling the global fight against Islamic extremism.
Which is entering YEAR 15 at LEAST (does blowing up aspirin factories in Sudan by Clintonian Cruise Missile count?). I suspect this means more droning of weddings, Loya Jirgas and suspicious meetings of dangerous children, and possibly double taps to get red crescent workers.
Not enough blowback yet? Apparently not. Where is my "change" btw?
Note that the US needs more drone operators, they are actually planning to pay bonuses to attract more of the
armchair warriorsstarship operators.
We are far gone and going deeper fast.
Didn't take the spineless molluscs very long to pull the only stunt that their hindbrains can still generate.
How are Ukraine and Lybia coming btw? More 100% Euro-Successes that will blow in our faces like overcooked pastrami. Don't even mention the Euro-destroying Draghi on the economics front.
1) "Bubble blowout soon, fellow CES explorer!!"
2) "Oh really, when?"
If suspect a few Reg-critical commentariat contributions as to the general tone of the Reg-issued article felt as being needlessly dismissive of the BBC contribution to general consumer device knowledge fell under the wrath of a passing moderator?
I am not sure how to feel about this?
Energy density of a low-end battery: 360 kJ/kg
Mass of a battery 100g => 36kJ in that battery
Charging time: 60s => 600W go through the wireless interface?
On the front of today's New York Times business section is a remarkable—or should I say remarkably unremarkable—news article whose entire premise, unchallenged in the course of 1,341 words and input from 10 sources, is that more government spending is a very good thing because it leads to more government jobs and therefore helps the economy. Hooray! (...)
Credit where it's due: As government-spending euphemisms go, "preserving the wow factor" is surely in the Top 20...
I have only four questions for the NYT and those who agree with its premise that the more government spends, the more prosperous we are:
1) Why were states not measurably more prosperous after increasing government spending by more than 80 percent in real terms between 2003 and 2007?
2) Between the time of Bill Clinton's last submitted budget of $1.8 trillion, and Barack Obama's first submitted budget of $3.6 trillion, did the average American become more or less prosperous?
3) The United States after World War II, Canada in the 1990s, and Australia in the 1980s all became significantly more prosperous—despite ample warnings to the contrary—after cutting, not increasing, government spending. Wha' happen?
4) Is there a ceiling on what percentage of GDP the government should account for, and if so why should there be one, and where should it be?
Hitch your bandwagon onto this Japanese Company Event. There are a few billion in freshly printed subsidies in the air and voters to be seduced with random promises.
What the hell, what the hell, what the hell?
A dicarbon molecule is blasted off the comet surface by solar radiation. At that point the molecule has a kinetic energy larger than or equal to the mean kinetic energy of a molecule of a container of dicarbon at 3650°C. As this is a "no pressure" environment where kinetic energy is likely to be retained instead of being exchanged with nearby molecules, it will most likely wander off into interplanetary spaces instead of cool off and re-form carbon as it would do in a closed flask in a lab.
Next you will tell me MBAs are for cargo cultists so challenged that they need the voodoo spelled out for them?
That would make it a layered sanctions cake.
Depending on the missile attack style, there won't be any 11 o'clock news and the NSA will have helped bugger all. And I'm not talking about mythical magic nukes from Iran on top of working launchers, a 100% Only Democracy In The Middle Eastern invention.
"I remain very confident: this was North Korea"
While I assume that the NSA knows its shit (though it would lie mercilessly about anything), this sounds to me like having one foot out the door already. It's going to close soon, leaving people in the rain.
One by-product of that was that they temporarily took down air travellers in Australia. The Altea reservation and departure system run by Amadeus, one of the largest computer travel reservation systems on the planet, couldn’t cope and crashed. For 48 minutes, passengers and staff at Qantas and Virgin Australia were thrown back into the 1990s world of manual check-in and delayed flights.
To be used the next time some snide arsehole come on to you and pretends the Y2K effort was all hype and smoke.
Then punch him in the face to set his clock straight.
HOW UNCOUGH AND LOCKER-ROOMY
Yes, but about 15 people died because of a cartoon being published, didn't they?
So the cartoon leap out and bit them to death or what?
Also: Gun control, trollanon. "I don't dial 911, I just dial 357"
So; Google supports needling, taunting and provoking Muslims.
I wonder who is behind this post?
A radical. Basically the ISIS guy of back then. Unkorked the demons of religious war. Couple of centuries of pro-cleaning came in his wake. Now can be admired on pictures and as statues.
Luther and even Calvin had no intention of fragmenting Christendom; on the contrary, each set out to reform a unified Christian Church. But the consequences of their revolution was to open Pandora's box. Whereas frictions and heresies had before been either stamped out or accommodated within the Church, now Christianity split apart in literally hundreds of different sects, some quite bizarre, each propounding different theologies, ethics, and prescriptions for social life. ... If reason cannot be used to frame an ethic, this means that Luther and Calvin had to, in essence, throw out natural law, and in doing so, they jettisoned the basic criteria developed over the centuries by which to criticize the despotic actions of the state. Indeed, Luther and Calvin, relying on isolated Biblical passages rather than on an integrated philosophic tradition, opined that the powers that be are ordained of God, and that therefore the king, no matter how tyrannical, is divinely appointed and must always be obeyed ... Thus, on a crucial question which had vexed scholastics for centuries: whether private property is natural or conventional, i.e. merely the product of positive law, Luther was characteristically anti-intellectual. He was not interested in such questions; therefore they were trivial: 'it is vain to mention these things; they cannot be acquired by thought, ...'. As Dr Gary North has commented, 'So much for 1500 years of debate'. All in all, Richard Tawney's assessment of Luther on these matters is perhaps not an overstatement: "Confronted with the complexities of foreign trade and financial organization, or with the subtleties of economic analysis, he [Luther] is like a savage introduced to a dynamo or a steam engine. He is too frightened and angry even to feel curiosity. Attempts to explain the mechanism merely enrage him; he can only repeat that there is a devil in it, and that good Christians will not meddle with the mystery of iniquity."
In: Murray N. Rothbard in "Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought, vol 1" 137ff.
lifethe human mind.
After what happened in France, Egyptian leader Sisi is critical of Muslims staying silent on the issue of the violence.
...he is presumably VERY critical of Muslims NOT staying silent on the issue of GOVERNMENTAL violence.
Also, they sometimes accidentally the whole skyscraper.
Speaking of which -- The lingering, darkly ominous accusations against Huawai by various Animals of High Couleur are of the same QUALITY TRUTHFULNESS as the accusations against North Korea concerning hacking of an obscure part-japanese company, made by The President Who Was Robbed of His X-Mas Viewing Pleasure and His Extraordinary Three-Letter-Agency Circus.
Can we have some proof? Meanwhile, I will continue to check for NSA deposits in my CRISCO router.
I won't go into stylistically dodgy formulation, but please:
Tetra uses 2w ----> Tetra uses 2W
25KHz ----> 25 kHz
The craft's six 30cm-apeture telescope inserts are helium-cooled to 1.5˚ K. The instruments on board SPIDER include six cameras
It's "aperture", and I feel there is some repetition in the phrasing.
Now stay quiet in that little question of Microsoft data to be exfiled from Ireland.
Also, if you continue to follow our lead on Ukraine, there will be a nice doggie treat for you at the end. Or not.
This guy is from Microsoft.
Microsoft makes a living from billing customers to do the tests for them.
End of discussion.
Correct. Also, unlike what this clown on stage believes, it is not about testing, even if they are called unit tests. It's about specifications.
Course, I would like my specifications to be Dijkstra-airtight and not depend on random examples to be verified against, but you get the Zimmer frames that you can in this "industry". Better than nothing, until Lamport's TLA+ or similar things get acceptance.
Meijer also managed to include a jab or two at Microsoft, his former employer
Thumbs down? Sounds like targets for pieces of metal measuring 5.56mm in diameter are dropping by?
SCIENCE! For the good of all of us.
Please explain exactly why you use Pastebin for this instead of proper tooling.
The last time this happened, the Amadeus airline booking system , Hadoop and Linux servers around the world struck trouble, probably because they weren't set up to cope with the extra second.
Rather because nobody can be bothered to check the assumption, read the specs, think things through (true?) then test before shitting code into production.
"Coburn's dossier notes that the DHS bagged $61bn"
Fuck me, those luxury mansion pools must be VAST.
Considering that the Department of Heimland Sicherheit was created by Bush as a super-bureaucracy layer on top of the bureaucracy layers of the TLAs that had utterly failed prior to 9/11 with the sole justificiation of doling out the dollars rolling off the printing presses after the post-Greenspan-Bubble pop, I would say: "Mission Accomplished".
Well one of you can spot a joke.
"Verily, my retardation was all an act!"
But does HMRC pursuit ships able to do the Kessel Run in less than 20 parsecs?
single-handedly unbalencing trade routes
What, like imposing sanctions against nominal partners when you feel like it and things like Merry Kerry visiting Saudi Brutalia just before the oil price drops?
It's just a shrimp.
...luckily without Jesus.
Bacterial mats on my dead planet? Its more likely than you think!
"I have very high confidence in that attribution."
Unfortunately the à priori probability of a govt official being right or actually telling the truth is so low right now that its multiplicative factor drags the gentleman's high confidence straight into the shitter.
Especially when the FBI is involved as these are they guys bragging about discovering terrorist plots that they themselves incited.