Re: Ah - the good old days
Yes, von Däniken wrote about that.
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Yes, von Däniken wrote about that.
> I felt it wasn't trustworthy.
So you edited away.
And then Intel Management Engine just opened a port to all comers.
Especially in the turbine hall?
I mean, how is that even realistic?
This is not an ultra-quiet radio observation station. There's a fuckton of heavy machinery throwing EM fields all over the place. How can this even be considered to be RF quiet? What would even be the point of it? Yeah, the Geiger counter was unduly stressed by this radio burst. Pull the other one.
That's why we have statistics.
A book from 1997:
...it's actually a book about statistics and running experiments on your new AI-gorithm to see whether it actually is as good as you think it is.
(Also look out for the Black Swan, i.e. the falling-down-the-stairs-HAL-9000-level breakdown that you didn't even know was coming)
Meanwhile, some Good News from Trumpland: The Neocon Lament: Nobody wants them in Trump's Washington.
Predictably this will be spun as anti-semitism.
You forget that the other choice was La Clintonita.
Endless selling out to special interest and sure to to kick off a war with Russia.
Better a russian roulette.
How is Putin the model?
I'll be unembarrassedly old-fashioned here: It is profoundly depressing and vulgar to hear an American president proclaim "America First."
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) January 20, 2017
In his inaugural address, Trump did make occasional efforts to promote a policy of inclusion, but he still couldn't resist pitching people against people. He pitched the American people against the Congress men and women who sat behind him, arguing that "today we are not merely transferring power from one Administration to another, or from one party to another – but we are transferring power from Washington, DC, and giving it back to you, the American People."
It's been a long time past that Congress has been working for the American people.
Whether this will change is anyone's guest.
Meanwhile, "fire at will", but beware the Deep State. Better keep away from grassy knolls.
My hope is that all of that will become the past as the stark madness of the Obama (best described as "Bush In Stasis with more race issues") years is fading away.
Yeah it's like trying to grab something in the dark from a cupboard that you know is full of unprotected used syringes.
Dancing monkey will not be seen?
We will FORCE them to be seen!
(But you will be able to disable them in about:config)
Doesn't everything point to Vlad? On the adios speech at UN, the long-suffering Samantha Power was saying that Vald was out to mess up the world the US curated. So I guess Vlad must have transferred money to Anna Senpai via Russian pension funds paid out in the US, we shall find something.
Pretty funny take on Obama's tearful adieu and Trump's press conference here: Weepy Globalist to be Replaced By Rumbustious Working Class Hero At Noon Friday
Data hounds may find this information of interest:
Obama stepped out in front of a huge audience in Chicago and delivered a long, gassy speech—51 minutes and 10 seconds. That’s 10 minutes longer than the Farewell Addresses of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ronald Reagan combined.
Bush 41 did not technically give a farewell address, although his speech to West Point cadets, the last of his presidency, is sometimes cited as such. I don’t know its duration, but the transcript runs to 3,300 words. The transcript of Obama’s farewell address is just short of 5,000 words, so he left Poppy Bush in the dust, too. This is a guy who really likes the sound of his own voice.
The gold standard in political speeches, so far as I’m concerned, was the one Calvin Coolidge delivered to the Massachusetts Senate 102 years ago, after being elected President of that body. It consisted of forty-four words, thus:
"Honorable Senators: My sincerest thanks I offer you. Conserve the firm foundations of our institutions. Do your work with the spirit of a soldier in the public service. Be loyal to the Commonwealth and to yourselves, and be brief; above all things, be brief."
That makes the Gettysburg Address, at 272 words, look positively flabby. It makes Obama’s farewell address look morbidly obese.
I do this regularly, I also try to hipfully use SnapChat but am not really managing.
Trying this now...
"Security UI is hard," Lawrence says.
"Security UI swimming in an acid bath of:
1) marketing types and psycho execs looking for the "next great thing" to befuddle the public
2) bright & eager & young & unladen-by-prior-knowledge developers/designers
3) the bizarre idea of "one tool for anything from online gaming to online banking"
4) persistent crappiness/crabbyness of the underlying OS and hardware
What's wrong with the world!
What was wrong with the old (non) logo? (and do I have to call Naomi Klein?)
How is this going to improve anything?
Why was Thunderbird kicked to the kerb?
Why are there important old bugs in Mozilla that won't be fixed?
Why do we have to descend to POTUS guff like "important reflection of the diversity and richness of the Internet" (do we get ISIS videos and BLM mental confusion with this?)
Did someone watch too much "Stein's;Gate" or ".hack//sign" chinese cartoons?
Why won't anyone rewrite that embarrassing Firefox print dialog?
It will remain a mystery.
LiI Batteries and water don't mix, so laddies & gentlemen, DON'T TAKE YOU VAPE IN THE BATHROOM!
That's just so much fucking bullshit because we are not talking about slabs of metal here. At all.
Indeed, if your Li batteries are a-burning, the best way to keep them calm is TO POUR WATER ON THEM.
Personally, I don't neither smoke nor vape, but it's always good to know more. It pleases the evil goddess Knollij.
Why do I have to go to the comment section to get actual news.
Bring back the El Reg tombstone, stat.
> Amazon is luring AI students with the promise of cash prizes if they find ways to make Alexa smarter.
There's this problem right? These people probably don't know 90% of what has come before (and are probably dissing 5% of the rest because they don't understand it). Getting up to speed will take another 20 years of hard work. So the result of dumbly enabling "AI students" will be another hacked bot that will land on the trash heap of failed hope.
still concious enough to take the plane on a joyright for a few hours but couldn't manage to work the radio? What a crock of ....
People who are 100% convinced of their unprovable pet theory are generally in error.
What does the plane do in Diego Garcia? (Which is actually UK (rankiest rank colonial) territory, so let's hear it from Theresa)
I heard that the exact same model of a series of 2 had been sitting in a hangar in Tel Aviv, don't know whether true but it sure triggered the pattern matchers.
This being Japan, probably nixed due to internecine bureaucratic/politicial/face-saving struggles with at least two Yakuza in the lobby.
Understandably this has caused some consternation in Japan, with plenty of people pointing out that without US forces (especially a few choice anti-missile systems) Japan is adjacent to and undefended from the world's craziest nuclear armed regime, and a power vacuum would also allow the Chinese to move into the Western Pacific in a bigger way.
Sounds like something from the Hillary/Neocon prayer book.
Japan has to deal with its regional problems on its own terms. The US forces (and the US for that matter) won't be around forever.
It's a Tnuktipun Stage Log!
The HAARP antennas also heat up the atmosphere, but these heat the atmosphere 200km+ which have the effect of expanding the atmosphere into the path of satellites which can then make them fall to earth.
How many nuclear power stations of radio energy are we talking about?
Also, that BAETECH, i'm pretty sure I saw it in "U.F.O." (the one with the secret lair under the movie studio)
The obvious upside to a smart gun is access control. Kloepfer told CBS: "I learned that every 30 minutes in the United States on average a child dies or is injured by a firearm."
What is not being said is whether the one holding the gun is another child or a gangbanger.
But what if you inject some Cortana AI into this?
"Why not ask me about gun safety protocols?"
It depends on whether ransomware was paid...
It's not a politician.
On the Internet, nobody knows that you are a dog....
A fitting foreshadowing to the upcoming ultra-anti-semitic / super-mafiosic / gas-chamber-planning / black racist non-pandering / extra-anti-minorities / Putin-friendly / menacing-plumber enabling Trump administration.
I just don't see how to connect it. Let's have the passenger list, we will find something!
In Europe, we had the Panavia Tornado...
> that's just a (now) meaningless epithet spat out by clueless lefties who desperately need to justify their childish beliefs.
"There is some kind of weird parasite in the vents, will be under control soon!"
That's racist and a reminder of Jim Crow south!
Unacceptable in an early-21st century message board.
How many rings are there and why are they so successful (apart from being absolutely tools for blackmail from the dark side)?
(I like the investigation being known as “Dark Room.”, did someone play Life Is Strange?)
Of course not.
It solves a particular toy problem in the "domain of AI".
Not generally, but only by the fact that engineers looked at the problem, decided on a way to approach it using heavy computer gear, and dropped a neural network in there for feature extraction.
So the intelligence is in the design team.
Yeah, I'm still on remission from my MAJESTIC mind-control experiment run by the CIA. T'was a blast.
I agree that mapping brain functions is very useful, but if you mix people in seats of power with psychopathologies into it (and there are many, probably most), things are getting dicey.
Also, Joe Haldeman in "The Forever War":
"Filters up." Gray haze of smoke and dust. Clods of dirt falling with a sound like heavy raindrops.
Scots, wham Bruce has aften led,
Welcome to your gory bed,
Or to victory!' "
I hardly heard him for trying to keep track of what was going on in my skull. I knew it was just post-hypnotic suggestion, even remembered the session in Missouri when they'd implanted it, but that didn't make it any less compelling. My mind reeled under the strong pseudo-memories: shaggy hulks that were Taurans (not at all what we now knew they looked like) boarding a colonists' vessel, eating babies while mothers watched in screaming terror (the colonists never took babies; they wouldn't stand the acceleration), then raping the women to death with huge veined purple members (ridiculous that they would feel desire for humans), holding the men down while they plucked flesh from their living bodies and gobbled it (as if they could assimilate the alien protein) . . . a hundred grisly details as sharply remembered as the events of a minute ago, ridiculously overdone and logically absurd. But while my conscious mind was rejecting the silliness, somewhere much deeper, down in that sleeping animal where we keep our real motives and morals, something was thirsting for alien blood, secure in the conviction that the noblest thing a man could do would be to die killing one of those horrible monsters ...
I knew it was all purest soyashit, and I hated the men who had taken such obscene liberties with my mind, but I could even hear my teeth grinding, feel my cheeks frozen in a spastic grin, blood-lust . . . A teddy bear walked in front of me, looking dazed. I started to raise my laserfinger, but somebody beat me to it and the creature's head exploded in a cloud of gray splinters and blood.
Now we have Alien / Mandchurian Candidate mice.
What a time to be alive.
> Roosevelt's New Deal policy is said to have been pretty reasonable
Forcing people to burn farm produce "to keep prices high" while no.one can actually pay for the stuff can only be described as "reasonable" in the wishy-washy liberal mindset. I think a fat bullet between the eyes is the only way to respond to that kind of "reasonableness".
More in "The Roosevelt Myth" by John Flynn, an observer of those sad times. Read it.
Wow people are actually downvoting this. Must not really know how the world works.
> has a penchant for conspiracy theories
Seen what's going on right now, I would say this "penchant" is hardly unwarranted.
Definitely more tangible than Clinton's fabled "vast right-wing conspiracy" (then a suicide occurs).
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