Re: Nothing like neurons
25000 rat neurons flew a flight simulator
For some limited amount of "fly".
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25000 rat neurons flew a flight simulator
For some limited amount of "fly".
Indeed, and for the brain stuff, you wanna go to: Blue Brain Project.
What is intelligence exactly? If someone gives me a spec, I'll have a slow AI running on my server once I implement it.
Clearly this question does not make sense, except when the acceptable answer would be that it is the capability to solve problems better than initially expected.
Exactly ultimately how is this different from Transputers? Other than simpler elements and more of them using smaller geometry?
It is the number that counts. Upgrading by a few orders of magnitude allows you to run more interesting experiments.
Yeah yeah yeah.
> It might be modelling Perceptrons, which are actually useful for engineering.
They are not very interesting because they are just classifiers handily described in a single equation. This is not that.
Just download from the Internets and read ahead.
> People spend their time looking for 'the next Hitler', which is a woeful waste of time.
Freedumb politicians identify a new one EVERY FSCKING MONTH. It's a national sport, which is never a waste of time.
I'm here for reasoned debate. If you disagree, let's hear why
You are assuming the bureaucracy is there to look out for you.
You are wrong. They are there to look out for themselves and their paymasters who seize your funds to pay them. And they never retreat.
Probably because he didn't know what that is.
Things are going increasingly haywire in inside-the-Beltway and Neocon/Foreign politics, not to mention in economics where the point where the can kicking becomes ineffective seems past. Meanwhile "public forces" seem to be incresingly militarized, psychologically as well as gear-wise.
The prez is not on the side of liberty, not by a long shot (instead he is on the side of "the freedoms"). And so isn't the whole bipartisan clique. The next prez will hopefully not be Madame "We came, We saw, He died" Hillary (because LOL unelectable democrats) but the odds that there will be anything better on display are slim indeed.
The surveillance apparatus won't give up unless pitchforks come out and kebabs are removed from government buildings.
So no, I foresee a worsening.
Data collection serves two purposes, an ad driven revenue source for the likes of Google, and political control/repression capability for the likes of the 5 Eyes.
Conflating the two doesn't make much sense and leads to bad thinking.
Well, that's the country that sics dogs on people at airports to see whether they are illegally exporting gold.
More to the point, is anyone using that kind of service?
I think I remember the verb "to redact" started to be misused for "to censor" at the time Saddam was worse than Hitler and we Kicking his Ass and then got Mission Accomplished. Why has it moved into standard industry talk now?
Or is my Alzheimer showing?
Why did Sun have to get bought by Oracle?
Chill out. It's just the US bombing again.
> going in for anti-Semitism directed against Jews with no connection to Israel
"Sometimes, she would spend several hours a day reading and writing messages, neglecting her social relationships and, sometimes, even meals and regular sleeping hours. She finally felt increasingly desperate because she could not fulfill all of the tasks, became increasingly afraid of what would happen to her if she did not, and finally, developed intense suicidal thoughts."
A standard day of the sysadmin-developer.
Really, what's so special?
> Nescafe Gold
Such engineering. Much social. Wow.
Yes .... Even if it turned out later that the sandbox was leaking all over the place. Imagine what would have happened if Microsoft had managed to push its own "optimized" version.
Next sandbox: run the whole browser in its own VM.
"Kieron Sharp, director general of the Federation Against Copyright Theft, which also took place in the raids, added:"
What happens if Kieron Sharp, director general of the Federation Against Copyright Theft, is wounded in the raid as instead of a 20 year old nerd a bunch of coloured persons enraged by the BIP are encountered (hypothetically)?
The Police aren't there to protect the tax payer
You don't quite understand that the police is there to make sure the tax payer pays.
But don't worry, Chomsky is also a bit confused in his anarcho-syndicalist ways as he pines for factories run by democratically-run worker commitees. History shows where that kind of operation ends.
He looks like he's from Nigeria, rather.
Frankly, this world could do with more death threats.
> This consists of a diode inserted in the command feed
I hope not literally otherwise some salesman was having a good laugh.
Copyright still at mickey-mouse levels instead of 10 years after publication?
Yeah fuck that.
The British children of today – who have rarely heard the chirping of a dial-up connection – have matched middle-aged folks' tech ability by the age of six, new Ofcom research has claimed.
This research brought to you by overpaid trick cyclists just out of "social science" studies.
"Hold Security is already capitalizing on the panic"
The biggest problem, as Forbes's Kashmir Hill and The Wall Street Journal's Danny Yadron have noted, is that Hold Security is already capitalizing on the panic, charging a $120-per-year subscription to anyone who wants to check if their name and password are on the list. Hold says it's just trying to recoup expenses, but there's something unseemly about stoking fears of cybercrime and then asking concerned citizens to pay up. It also gives Hold a clear incentive to lie to reporters about how large and significant the finding is.
Yup, a roach motel is easy to maintain.
Will Redmond be able to resist?
Should this not be the headline?
News from the multiverse?
I saw that trick in a movie with CIndy Crawford.
The digital currency will be backed by the assets of the Central Bank of Ecuador.
Of which there are none. This is just code for "we will issue some more when we need it", thus as any "Central Bank backed currency" it can be had in heaps as large as you want, inflated away, used to pay off the state's debt for peanuts etc.
flame-proof-suit tested against Linus Torvalds' periodic outbursts
But they are not undirected. You just need to be good.
> The sooner we get real people onto Mars
Expecting this to happen anytime soon or result in more than "meh" from the based generation. Unless someone suicides while on tour or gets horribly mangled by radiation/incontinent airlocks/lithobraking.
> the sooner we start to really learn things about the planet.
Implying those robots are unsuitable to "learn things about the planet". At least they can stay longer than 48 hours.
[Shot heard, somewhat muffled in a thin martian atmosphere]
It's wheels dey are for da rollin' and one of this days dey gonna roll right outta da crater!
...and judging from what I have seen so far, a lot of code teams containing interns in senior positions would become liabilities overnight.
I'm all for it.
Dan Geer always has food for thought.
Have a gander:
Polarization (PDF) In: IEEE Security & Privacy, 2014-01.
Resolved: the Internet Is No Place for Critical Infrastructure In: ACM Queue, 2013-04
ITT: One voter who thinks Bush Junior had a plan.
Come on, he even need to be told there was a connection between Neocons and Israel. Never reading a US broadsheet, how shrub can you get?
I don't see where the problem is.
If you built new software from the old, it becomes new software. If you import the old warts, you become responsible for maintaining and fixing them.
Unless you open source your new product (hopefully not under a Microsoft "open" *cough* license).
Thats would akin to saying Bush Junior had a plan.
So, anyone remember the good old times when the now-lamented Mr. Saddam was rumored to buy up PS/2 en masse to create reality-bending weapons of mass destruction?
I want to go back.
Putin is getting it in both. American-style bi-partisanship?
Then Cameroon comes out like an idiot from hell and is telling tall tales about WWI being about "The Freedoms" but I digress.
If lawyers start circling, you *may* have hit it big. It may also be that your destiny was to serve as a warning to others.
Also, the correct wording would be "We are sorry, this stream is not available in your location", right?
The distinction may seem obvious. The precaution of looking for all the consequences of a given policy to everyone may seem elementary. Doesn't everybody know, in his personal life, that there are all sorts of indulgences delightful at the moment but disastrous in the end? Doesn't every little boy know that if he eats enough candy he will get sick? Doesn't the fellow who gets drunk know that he will wake up next morning with a ghastly stomach and a horrible head? Doesn't the dipsomaniac know that he is ruining his liver and shortening his life? Doesn't the Don Juan know that he is letting himself in for every sort of risk, from blackmail to disease? Finally, to bring it to the economic though still personal realm, do not the idler and the spendthrift know, even in the midst of their glorious fling, that they are heading for a future of debt and poverty?
Yet when we enter the field of public economics, these elementary truths are ignored. There are men regarded today as brilliant economists, who deprecate saving and recommend squandering on a national scale as the way of economic salvation; and when anyone points to what the consequences of these policies will be in the long run, they reply flippantly, as might the prodigal son of a warning father: “In the long run we are all dead.” And such shallow wisecracks pass as devastating epigrams and the ripest wisdom.
But the tragedy is that, on the contrary, we are already suffering the long-run consequences of the policies of the remote or recent past. Today is already the tomorrow which the bad economist yesterday urged us to ignore. The long-run consequences of some economic policies may become evident in a few months. Others may not become evident for several years. Still others may not become evident for decades. But in every case those long-run consequences are contained in the policy as surely as the hen was in the egg, the flower in the seed.
From this aspect, therefore, the whole of economics can be reduced to a single lesson, and that lesson can be reduced to a single sentence. The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups.
Is Andrew now consulting in the deep south?
Seriously, this just means Israelis are currently commandeering the sprinkler system of the general in charge from their secret Jewish location.
Hmm, a thumbs-down by someone who presumably does not believe in encryption. How weird.
So far, yes.