* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Meet the man building an AI that mimics our neocortex – and could kill off neural networks

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You may want to consider removing yourself from the the genepool with the appropriate application of a large chunk of meat before you morph into Sarah Connor.

The "OH NO COMPUTERS! MUH JOBS!!!" discussion has been had in the 70s/80s/90s.

Turns out the jobs that went out of the window were the heavy industry ones ... who of the the heavily unionized fellowship would have thunk it?

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Re: model a neurone in one supercomputer

I agree. These guys never seem to address the arguments in Penrose's book

That's because they are embarrasing shite.

Penrose should stick to dabbling in math. If the world were made of Penroses, we would still consider engineering impossible because decisions cannot be described by continuous paths on n-dimensional manifolds or something.

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Re: If you really want to create an intelligence we recognize as our own...

Do you imply that "a couple of kids" == "an intelligence we recognize as our won"?

It sounds bizarre. Why not a trinity?

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Brit game devs WILL get tax relief for, er, EastEnders Game and Legend of Slough

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Re: Eastenders Game

Silent Hill: Milton Keynes edition

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Apple vows to add racially diverse EMOJIS after MILEY CYRUS TWITTER outrage

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Re: The Simpsons?

LIBERALS: They want to fix reality and purge it of offensiveness. And no problem shall be left behind except the ones they create themselves.

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Re: Here ya go.

His facial features are unacceptably stereotyped according to white racial prejudice.

CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGES!

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Re: Colour?

THIS IS RACIST TO JAR JAR BINKS!

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Facebook taps up NASA boffins to launch drone fleet, laser comms lab

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Re: Great idea, connecting the world..

So be grateful.

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ECCENTRIC, PINK DWARF dubbed 'Biden' by saucy astronomers

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Re: Large Masses

AFAIK mars-massing balls in orbits at a serious angle to the ecliptic are well within the realm of possibilities.

This is the idea of the Halo of "Oligarch" Planets (finally Planets with Russian names!)

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Re: What else is out there ?

One is the sun but what are at the other focii which cause the dwarf planets to come back towards us ?

Not sure whether cerious.

Otherwise: Keplerian orbits or: A mathematical consequence of an 1/r² (newtonian) centripetal force.

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Research bods told: Try to ID anonymised data subjects? No more CASH for you

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Re: Research vs commercial interest

And to be perfectly honest I really care ... about insurance ABC knowing I have that gene and more likely to develop a particular disease exclude it from my medical cover or increase the price to reflect the risk.

Doesn't sound very ethical to me. Basically, you want deluxe low coverage for a known shite car.

The argument may well be "it's not my fault", but it's not the fault of the guy who will pay for it either.

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But why would anyone do that except as a late-night fun-and-giggles project and/or to attempt to identify a particularly hot mate?

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Terminator-maker 'Cyberdyne Inc' lists on Tokyo stock exchange

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HAL ... evil AI creation.

Unlike HR managers and practically all politicians, HAL was not evil, just confused. He was ordered to lie and couldn't.

Somewhat on-topic, has anyone admired the 100% progressively truthy speech of Mr Obama in Brussels?

Moreover, Russia has pointed to America’s decision to go into Iraq as an example of Western hypocrisy. Now, it is true that the Iraq war was a subject of vigorous debate, not just around the world but in the United States, as well. I participated in that debate, and I opposed our military intervention there.

But even in Iraq, America sought to work within the international system. We did not claim or annex Iraq’s territory. We did not grab its resources for our own gain. Instead, we ended our war and left Iraq to its people in a fully sovereign Iraqi state that can make decisions about its own future.

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Re: The search for John Connor...

Unfortunately you cannot buy the evilly black assault weapons in the California anymore.

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Inmarsat: Doppler effect helped 'locate' MH370

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Re: It's got a beat!

slipping

Shifting or Dopplering.

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Nvidia unveils Titan Z: An 8TFLOPS off-the-shelf supercomputer disguised as a gfx card

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Sure will get you closer to the WIRED

"Special order for Miss Iwakura Lain"

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New-wave offshorers present exotic new risks

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Re: Here we go again...

Hmm. Mercantilism in the evening so cogently expressed by the howling rage of the economically challenged ones, savoured with a good cup of tea and a mint.

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Speaking in Tech: GitHub users did WHAT to AWS' backend?

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Not sure whether "penis wielders" or "penis weirders". Or maybe "welders".

We need a female irate professe icon.

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Biz data in a consumer cloud ain't never going to be secure, folks

What does that have to do with anything? Keep your GitHub repo private if you want to have it private.

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As WinXP death looms, Microsoft releases its operating system SOURCE CODE for free

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Re: Stop telling lies!

You know we stopped a genocide in Lybia, right?

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WTF: Twitter bug temporarily kills THAT Oscar selfie

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AND NOTHING OF VALUE WAS LOST!

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ODMs a 'threat' to Euro server biz? Well, yes, says HP exec

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Hmmm....

Ryan claimed the ODM trend was "disproportionately affecting some of our competition, some of them are going through tough times at the moment".

"disproportionately" relative to what exactly?

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The Reg's desert XP-ocalypse aversion plan revealed

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Re: TeamViewer

> "Windows 7 comes with Windows Remote Assistance out-of-the-box"

> Follow the link

> "To view this content you need to install ★SilverLight★ TM (c) (r)"

LaughingElf.jpg

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It's the only way to be sure.

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If you want to put up with NoScript ("Why doesn't that website work?" ... check drop-down menu ... JavaScript from half the Internet and possibly even off-earth hives of scum and villany are being pulled in ... "Well, it just doesn't"), then add Ghostery

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BOYCOTT FIREFOX, rage gay devs as Mozilla appoints JavaScript daddy as CEO

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Oh, a new outrage of the week. Finally, I was getting worried.

"a Firefox exec was funding the KKK"

Because: Not supporting a peculiar contractual arrangement among consenting adults that is mainly relevant because of taxation == lynching blacks in hoodies with a background of burning crosses and everything

"or had supported some law that supported the denial of rights to, say, Latinos or Jews"

Because: Not supporting a peculiar contractual arrangement among consenting adults that is mainly relevant because of taxation == denying unspecified (positive or negative) rights to Latinos (a persecuted minority) or (the horror) Jews

These comparisons effortlessly reach Amurrican Liburl levels of retardation.

Soon:

USING FIREFOX IS AKIN TO APPEASING HITLER. IN MUNICH!

You heard it here first.

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Bulls hit city streets after alleged Samsung ad shoot hits the fan

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#Bulls literally just ran down #kingSt

LITERALLY?

If the cattle did indeed escape the Park, it's a serious animal cruelty issue

They might meet hipsters and their mysterious ways...

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EE...K: Why can't I uninstall carrier's sticky 'Free Games' app?

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it is illegal to advertise or promote baby milk

The mind boggles.

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Zuckerberg, Musk and Fake Steve Jobs invest in secretive AI firm

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Re: No Innovation !

But think of the fact that all the ACs can then be replaced by a single program!

"The actual effect of minimum wage laws is not to give workers at the margin higher paygrades, but to have them replaced by machinery." Hell yeah!

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Let's hope it doesn't think like roughly 85% of reg commentards.

There is a 85% chance that you are included in this undesirable set!

Fancy some health insurance?

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Google pulls SCHAFT out of military honeypot, sprays gold at bot team

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Re: Imagine

Don't tell me we need Obamarescue.

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Boffins working on debris float models to track MH370 wreckage

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Re: "fresh analysis of satellite data"

Clearly some kind of Hadooping. Behold the chestbeatingz:

UK firm behind Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 breakthrough

Inmarsat senior vice-president Chris McLaughlin said the firm had studied electronic "pings" - or bursts of data - which the plane had sent to one of its satellites.

He told the BBC: "We have been dealing with a totally new area. We've been trying to help an investigation based on a single signal once an hour from an aircraft that didn't include any GPS data, any time and distance information.

"So this really was a bit of a shot in the dark and it's to the credit of our scientific team that they came up and managed to model this."

Mr McLaughlin continued: "They managed to find a way in which to say just a single ping can be used to say the plane was both powered up and travelling, and then by a process of elimination - comparing it to other known flights - establish that it went south."

Oceanographer Dr Simon Boxall, from the University of Southampton, told the BBC: "The algorithms and the techniques [Inmarsat] have applied to try and locate - to within a certain area - where the last transmission was made is really quite phenomenal - but also quite tragic because it does show this plane was heading to an open area of ocean."

He continued: "They've probably crammed almost a year's worth of research into maybe a couple of weeks, so it's not a routine calculation they would ever, ever make.

"They've been looking at all the signals they have, all the recordings they have, and processing that many times over to try and pinpoint where the plane's signal came from. Technologically it's really quite astounding."

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Re: French non-image is different

sadly, money

It's actually nonsad.

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Re: Channel 5 report

apparently you can take control of a plane by plugging into the USB port on the IFE

I hope they blended over into a James Bond theme.

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Re: French non-image is different

With such QUALITY information sources it is lucky that JFK wasn't on the plane otherwise there would be rumors about Lyndon B. Johnson having fired on the plane from a grassy knoll.

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US saves self from Huawei spying by spying on Huawei spying

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a rich irony

It's so rich that it would easily make a Michelle Obama's "no (salt|sugar|fat)" list of verboten foodstuff.

But then again, we suspected this all along, didn't we?

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5 Eyes in the Sky: The TRUTH about Flight MH370 and SPOOKSATS

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Re: Diego Garcia is British! (NM)

Yeah, the original inhabitants can sing a song about that kind of britishness.

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"their"

there

"that your radar program is defective or the military personnel are failing to do their job"

Probably both, as is that caste's custom, but it's not as if Russians were particularly interested in a takeover of the vast stretches of roo-land at the point of the Avtomat Nikonova.

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Re: If only...

High res spy sats are only any good if you know exactly where to look. Osama could have been sunbathing naked on the roof of his Pakistani hideout, waving at passing spysats and they still wouldn't have seen him until local intel gave some pointers.

Ah yes, about that...

New York Times journalist Carlotta Gall, who spent more than a decade reporting from Afghanistan and Pakistan has pretty well confirmed that Pakistan not only knew of bin Laden’s presence, but actively protected him. More than that, the U.S. government knows they knew, and the Pakistanis know they know they knew.

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Shamefur Dispray!

> Capture plane for reasons unknown, possibly having to do with religion and/or a ragequit attitude

> Divert into vast desert off nothingness to make it disappear

> By coincidence hit the hush-hush Amurrican Superbase hidden within vast desert of nothingness

> Hush-hush Amurrican Superbase fires at you as your fuel runs out

> THEY ARE EVERYWHERE!

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Re: Surprised?

How do you black out AC's "Mom's basement"?

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Re: The old

Regarding recent political events, the correct approach is "report whatever fits into a prevailing narrative, don't care about any facts, even later".

You could gas whole editorial boards and the garden sheds full of gnomically idiotic "opinion" page writers (WaPo and NYT I'm looking at you E.J. Dionne, Krauthammer etc. ) and nothing of value would be lost. Indeed, the average sanity of Earth would be markedly increased.

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It is pretty cruel to just cut a ship loose at sea and the perps should be strung up by their gonads for some righteous drying ... but then:

In January 2014, there was speculation[19] based on an interview with a salvager in the British tabloid The Sun that the ship might be nearing the coast of England and be infested with cannibal rats. The rumours were subsequently debunked.[20][21] Psychic Uri Geller offered to help locate the ship.[22]

Okay.jpg.

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ICO decides against probe of Santander email spam scammers

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I'm not saying it's aliens, but it could well be aliens.

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This changes everything: Microsoft slips WinXP holdouts $100 to buy new Windows 8 PCs

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Re: More effective.

Handing flexible solutions to consumers?

It simply is against their DNA.

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Re: $1000 wouldnt be enough

Clearly you need Clippy to give you advice on blood pressure management.

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Reality check: Java 8 finally catches a multi-core break

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Re: Lambdas meh, Java has always had Threads and Java 5 has concurrency classes

Thank you. I hope to be able to be of some service in the future, good sir!

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MH370 airliner MYSTERY: The El Reg Pub/Dinner-party Guide

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Re: "Faggots"? Was that really necessary?

Sorry about that. It's not meant to be used in the homosexually-phobic way, more like this.

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Microsoft exec: I don't know HOW our market share sunk

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Re: Integent ... Running Windows

That in real terms there has been ZERO progress in AI since 1950s

"I'm gonna make shit up like an economic columnist from the NYT and just post it here. Sounds like a plan!!"

Yeah.. "Real terms". Really intelligent word-finding here, dude.

Well, I'm old enough to remember eejits proclaiming how impossibly hard it would be to have computers play chess and from that observation they went on to conclude that AI is too hard for computers. Now chessplaying is no longer even mentioned as an interesting problem. We switched to more interesting problems like machine translation, simulations of cats and robots pursuing you to the khazi to pop a cap into your arse.

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Microsoft frisked blogger's Hotmail inbox, IM chat to hunt Windows 8 leaker, court told

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Re: So many WTFs!

He was arrested in Seattle for a crime against an American company.

Holy damn! The poor company!!!

Seriously, anyone not totally braindamaged by the sheeple-targeting/IP-defending media permashitstorm would realize that one could at best talk about an attack on the financial wellbeing of the shareholders of the company.

Now.

Defrauding shareholders is politically correct these days, so the accusation would have to be re-engineered into one about "irretrievably harming potential future tax revenues", which in the current climate can only be interpreted by a popular court as the most heinous crime of lèse-majesté, and thus we could go liberally medieval on the perp's arse, all in good conscience.

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