Re: Amend this!
They are not laws, they are changes to the constitution, and, being in effect, articles of the Constitution.
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They are not laws, they are changes to the constitution, and, being in effect, articles of the Constitution.
Anyone know wheter the person in charge of information management is a young and eager lion ready to prove his chops? (Not likely to be a she, right?)
If so it is likely that he will be told to stop having dumbass attacks soon.
Information management is best when applied sparingly. Become crass and people will be pushed to the tipping point and start to complain about it.
Hassabis said: "Building systems capable of general artificial intelligence means developing algorithms that can learn from raw data and generalise this learning across a wide range of tasks.
I do think that reaching General Artificial Intelligence as opposed to task-targeted Artificial Intelligence (whoich immediately is relabeled "automation" once it hits the real world) is a rather extreme goal. Also, farther away than a few funding rounds.
Unless there really is hardware from the future in the vault...
Twitter General Counsel Vijaya Gadde said that lack of diversity is a vicious cycle and discourages women from advancing in their fields.
“They’re withdrawing from the process, because they’ll walk into the room and the interview panel is all men,” she said.
But what of they are culturally diverse men and members of the LGBT "community"? Would that help?
Probably not a problem.
Havens said the IEEE P7000 Standards aim to allow organizations to demonstrate that their products conform to a high level of ethics.
This excursion into nonfunctional requirements will lead to rampant "badgering" (from "Fairtrade AI" to "This city is ETHICAL AI managed"), irate mobs of dumbs proclaiming "Someone's Lives Matter", lawsuits by no-win no-fee attorneys, special patrolling by auditors / state outfits / profiting not-for-profit organizations, and from the religious corner and extremist political spectrum fatwas and other assorted declarations if not burning of factories or people.
Further afield, the IEEE missed the occasion to call these the "H9000 Standards".
Even air-gapped systems can fall prey to targeted attacks.
Well, you know, there are targeted attacks and then there are Targeted Attacks which demand a large investment up-front that even cybermobster are unlikely to deploy.
Well, it might be, but it will hopefully be hardcore germanic with a strong link to Russia and plugged directly into the New Silk Road.
And, you know. Not ethnomasochistic.
It's a law about companies on Earth dealing with mining in space, in particular property and taxation aspects.
This is just standard.
Unfortunately we are very far away from having viable space mining tech.
The way things are going, maybe infinitely away. Well, I have confidence the Chinese can pull something off eventually.
Replaced shortly before 16:58 by the sandy version.
Come on El Reg.
Yup, but not in the next 600 millions years.
It's actually a picture of Anti-Rakis, where everything is reversed, sand is water, the Harkonnen are the good guys and the Atreides are evil terrorists that need to be defuned/sanctioned.
A bit like in the newspapers.
This assumption is correct.
The problem is that there is correctly zero tech to do any sort of space mining whatsoever, and you will have to touchdown in China or the US or the Africa-reformatted-by-China, and thus pay "landing taxes"...
It also doesn't agree with Luxembourg's anti-nuclear stance. Chemical rocket space mining? I laugh. Now, if the next law allows plutonium reprocessing to begin in the industrial wastelands of its southern part, I will change my current sarcastic stance.
Interestingly, Peter Marquez served as director of space policy under presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama
Looks pretty junior. I don't know what he got paid for his efforts, pretty sure it must be a 7-number figure. It sounds like he has one of those close-to-State revolving door jobs that are amply rewarded for emitting Word documents.
Of course it was a Grey area.
And it will stay that way, goddammit.
"I have exposure to the most cutting edge AI and I think people should be really concerned about it,"
Stop talking to Eliza, dude.
Meanwhile actually content-holding discussion:
Ray Kurzweil, Rodney Brooks, and others weigh in on the future of artificial intelligence
Rodney Brooks (Chairman and CTO, Rethink Robotics) says (and that's a guy who REALLY sees cutting-edge AI):
"When will we have computers as capable as the brain?"
Rodney Brooks’s revised question: When will we have computers/robots recognizably as intelligent and as conscious as humans?
Not in our lifetimes, not even in Ray Kurzweil’s lifetime, and despite his fervent wishes, just like the rest of us, he will die within just a few decades. It will be well over 100 years before we see this level in our machines. Maybe many hundred years.
"As intelligent and as conscious as dogs?"
Maybe in 50 to 100 years. But they won’t have noses anywhere near as good as the real thing. They will be olfactorily challenged dogs.
"How will brainlike computers change the world?"
Since we won’t have intelligent computers like humans for well over 100 years, we cannot make any sensible projections about how they will change the world, as we don’t understand what the world will be like at all in 100 years. (For example, imagine reading Turing’s paper on computable numbers in 1936 and trying to project out how computers would change the world in just 70 or 80 years.) So an equivalent well-grounded question would have to be something simpler, like “How will computers/robots continue to change the world?” Answer: Within 20 years most baby boomers are going to have robotic devices in their homes, helping them maintain their independence as they age in place. This will include Ray Kurzweil, who will still not be immortal.
"Do you have any qualms about a future in which computers have human-level (or greater) intelligence?"
No qualms at all, as the world will have evolved so much in the next 100+ years that we cannot possibly imagine what it will be like, so there is no point in qualming. Qualming in the face of zero facts or understanding is a fun parlor game but generally not useful. And yes, this includes Nick Bostrom.
Yeah about that,
Self-loathing Murricans butthurt that Mexico lost its territory:
Mexico is now a victim ripe for reparations.
Hey, maybe the UK can get some pieces back, too?
I always though that WWII transformed Japan into crazy self-punishing animeland, but apparently this can be bettered.
> Naming your kid Jesus is not cool, think of going through school being called Jesus and the constant "Jesus" jokes as an adult.
I think that would be borderline anti-semitic.
I had to overtake it at 90mph+ with a "lead foot" praying that nothing else flies out of the top of the skip during the 15 or so seconds to do so
Captain Wedge Antilles, I presume?
Using a signed time_t allows you to use time_t for both datetime, and for a duration. This is useful in procedural languages like C, however most OO languages use a separate DateTime and Duration types.
That has nothing to do with OO vs. procedural.
It's just what you want your bit pattern to MEAN.
I suppose there is no ulterior motive and its motivations are as pure as driven snow?
I hope they will take up the Afghan "surge" next (laughably, 5000 dudes and dudettes to be shipped over to check whether the local IED industry is still top notch)
Referring to the extraordinary news that Donald Trump Jr had taken a meeting with a Russian government lawyer offering damaging information on his father's presidential rival – and then repeatedly lied about it
You see, dear author. You cannot accuse others of cynicism when you yourself are providing "facts" that just aren't, embiggened with fast-breathing partisanship.
> "extraordinary news"
A prior judgement. Is this news "extraordinary"? Really. I doubt it. But adding adjectives is a nice way of penetrating the filters of the target audience.
> a meeting with a Russian government lawyer
Shock! Ties to Russia! Well, let's cite RT (and why not, it's better than Vox and shit along that line)
Natalia Veselnitskaya was almost certainly not representing the Kremlin when she courted baby Trump. Rather she was lobbying on behalf of a client, mixed up in the Sergei Magnitsky case [a very politicised case that seems to be smokescreened by everybody involved]. To that end, the ex-UK tabloid hack Robert Goldstone exaggerated her usefulness to attract Donald Jr.’s attention. By Trump's own account, he quickly sussed this distorted pretext and pulled back. Plus, it’s worth mentioning how she’s also engaged plenty of Democrats as part of her campaign.
So, did she deliver on La Madame? As far as we are being told, she didn't.
> and then repeatedly lied about it
Should Mr. Trump Jr. have accepted the meeting? Heck no. Did he break "campaign finance laws"? Doubtful. Did he lie? It seems so, as he did not correctly disclose the content or the subject of the meeting. But let's be realistic: It frankly sounds like a set-up. Would you really tell world & dog that a russian lawyer has contacted you about oppo, when fingers are already being pointed at you with the accusation that your ties are less clean than they should be?
> £128m ($168m) in the red.
How is that even possible? Just melt the metal casings and recover most of the value.
Yeah, sounds convenient.
Maybe one wants to look into "services provided but not documented" for various State agencies.
This is a teaser for Half-Life 3, right?
If Tardigrades are Earth's most resilient species, who knows what else is out there?
Well, either nothing or more tardigrades?
You just need a centrally held map on how the hell you are supposed to look like and rebuild rthe organism around that. It would even fix the cancer problems.
Nature is too distributed.
How the holy hell do you run on ammonia?
It might be useful as reaction mass for space-going vehicles (like in 2001), but on Earth?
It's highly toxi and volatile, too.
Lafferty's "Interurban Queen" was a short story with a very Progressive Obamite/Hillarite Outlook:
“Lafferty depicts an America where electric interurban transport had won out over the automobile, which the group-centred interurbanites have outlawed. The picture he paints is of a friendly, idyllic land free of urban blight, agriculture and industry being blended into lovely, evenly-populated “quasiurbia”, unified by convenient public transport. But it is also a land where competition having yielded completely to cooperation, the individualist and the loner are not tolerated; and those who persist in driving bootleg cars are considered incorrigible menaces to society, whom it is the duty of all right-thinking citizens to shoot on sight in approved vigilante manner. What makes “Interurban Queen” so remarkable, though, is the incredible tonal balance with which Lafferty handles the two sides of this question: I cannot tell, even with inside knowledge of Lafferty's personal politics, where his sympathies lie — probably a historic first in s-f of this type.”
—Sheryl Smith, Riverside Quarterly Vol. 7 No. 2 (1982)
Where's my thousands of nuclear reactors and Plutonium reprocessing plants at, green punk?
Come on, you know this was just a 'mercial to put Weka.io on the map.
Something to read then, but frankly the current news cycle is (Neocon) Delirium Brief enough for me.
I don't manage to follow US conflict-generating behaviour on a day-to-day basis but apparently an additional sanction bill is winding its way through the legislative digestive system and it has already been accepted by the Senate: Senate passes measure to expand sanctions on Iran and Russia. The Reps House will have to give its opinion on this next.
Well, this bill is a fresh, hardcorer approach at getting rid of Putler:
Not since the German government arranged for Vladimir Lenin to return to Russia, crossing German territory in a sealed train on April 16, 1917, has a foreign state at war with Russia done something as revolutionary as the US Senate did on June 15, 2017. That is when, by a vote of 98 to 2, the senators began the process of attacking the Russian oligarchs. They are the men who have dominated the Russian economy for more than twenty years, concentrating more national wealth in their hands than can be found in any other major state in the world today.
Unremarked by the senators themselves; unreported by the American press; and unnoticed, almost, in Russia, the new measure — if adopted by the full Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump — will target the oligarchs’ lines of credit to international banks; the brokers, repositories and clearinghouses of their shares and bonds; their trade with the US and Europe; their US companies, bank accounts, boats on the high seas and homes abroad. If targeting the oligarchs is followed by formal sanctions, the aim will be to destroy their power at home and abroad. The Communist Party of the Russian Federation hasn’t contemplated this much.
S.722 goes much further, codifying the existing Russian sanctions in statute which the White House cannot relieve by presidential decree; imposing new sanctions the same way; and setting up a scheme of reporting of new targets. By itself, the report process will immediately trigger informal sanctions, with or without the formal orders to follow.
In this new Senate bill, the targeting is no longer crimes committed, or even the restraint of competition, but Russian wealth itself, and the oligarchs who have most of it. That is revolutionary. So is the exception in Section 241(a)(1)(A) for “their closeness to the Russian regime”. That’s a call for the oligarchs to join Mikhail Khodorkovsky in open rebellion.
This is going to be tremendous.
In related matters, IMF exhorts Germans to "save less, spend more".
You may notice that the Law of Supply and Demand has been legislated away some time ago by the introduction of Central Banking.
Why, you can get credits of 0% or lower these days, while your savings that you hand to somebody to use actually give you negative interest.
Actually Erlang (or Elixir, also running on the BEAM virtual machine) is very cool, although anytyped. These days, you can get the Actor model on the JVM as Akka too (in Scala).
I just want to find the time behind a sofa to study the Phoenix web server ....
An Airbnb host who cancelled a guest's booking at the last minute because she was Asian has been fined $5,000 and told to attend a course on Asian American studies.
Yup, reeducation camp. Can't have you have an opinion that is contrary to The Only Allowed Opinion You Can Have, Ever.
War is Peace.
Conformity Is Strength.
Obama was the Saviour and We Don't Deserve Him.
Trust The Reeducation!
This is not a genetically uplifted chimp, discontinue this stupidity forthwith!
Naruto will be on the dinner plate or otherwise deceased until this is over in any case.
It's all well and good having two new aircraft carriers to dominate the high seas
Now two largish targets cruising around, trying to keep away from any areas reachable by missiles or possibly ICBMs will better the put-downs immensely.
Hopefully, american businesses working closely with US government entities will be banned outside of the "homeland".
That sure would simplify things and increase overall manageability.
It is absolutely correct to leave debug code in production apps.
Only idiots permanently thinking of the terrorists or people "stealing muh intellectual prupperty" would disagree.
(One guy in particular who wrote something about terror attacks via John Deere tractors or some equally abysmally stupid idea, can't remember. It's easier to commandeer a random truck, that's just the satb of a knife away.)
What a weird rule.
1) Obtain 250K in taxpayer money (how?)
2) Move to the FreedomLand to have a good time, sit on sofas, click on iPad things, drive around in Teslas
3) Stay when the money runs out (?)
It sounds weirdly like sponsored immigration or maybe just another scheme to push out all that printed fake money into the populace, a thing Obama was popular for.
Don't see what the fuss is in delaying its implementation.
America doesn't need even more startups, but companies that are not thriving on monetarist policies.
passed it on the second-last day of his presidency
That was when he was going a bit coo-coo in the head and quickly allowing the Security State to "share because they care".
I guess the Russians have given up on Europe and either wait until sanity prevails and Europe manages to disentangle from the the NATO cancer and have its own non-neoconned politicial outlook or until the who sad confusion crumbles under its own contradictions and rampant immigration.
Meanwhile they are looking at China. That's where the money is: The Russo-Chinese "Alliance" Explained
Somebody must ask him whether he hates anything Sun and Solaris.
Because that is now a subdomain of .africa?
hitting a Java vehicle should be easier, it's quite larger than a barn
It's probably a Java Enterprise Edition vehicle then.
I prefer Fermi's warning to Louis Slotin to stop monkeying around in an agile way with a Plutonium core:
“Keep doing that experiment that way and you’ll be dead within a year.”
Slotin was dead within a year.
Never disregard an Italian's advice when death is on the line.
The Standard Model indeed predicts nothing drastic will happen anywhere, it is regarded as a "low energy" approximation of .... something.
Which may be everything.
The moving of the goalposts for the energy scale at which supersymmetric particles are supposed to appear is symptomatic.
The idea is setting in that "the big desert" hypotheses may well hold: Nothing drastic happens up to energy scales so high as to be unattainable except by God itself.
I'm off to a riot for some undocumented shopping.
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