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by madd0ct0r
2017-06-25 06:01am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: General Automation Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3626

Re: General Automation Thread

I think the human resource managers are being unrealisticly low - they're already using neural nets to perform the first sift of applications (badly). People adapated to using computers in every job within a decade, with far less user friendliness and UI understanding then we have now, so I'm going ...
by madd0ct0r
2017-06-23 03:28am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Trump's Solar Wall
Replies: 30
Views: 672

Re: Trump's Solar Wall

I wouldn't go lithium - a big steam pipe running along the focus of a convex mirror with generators at the towns.
by madd0ct0r
2017-06-20 02:05pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th
Replies: 355
Views: 16761

Re: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th

She can lose confidence votes such as the QS one tomorrow, and still be offed under the fixed term law. And failing that, if present trends continue then the good burghers of Kensington will obligingly prompt a few by-elections to replace the Tory MPs whose heads end up impaled on pikes, which Labo...
by madd0ct0r
2017-06-17 02:21am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Quick update on the refugee crisis
Replies: 11
Views: 692

Re: Quick update on the refugee crisis

She said that they would no longer enforce Dublin procedures for those already in Central Europe. It was supposed to be a one-time thing to prevent a collapse of hungary and of the border system. At no time did she say "everybody is welcome". And this is not about those people, but those ...
by madd0ct0r
2017-06-16 05:48pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Quick update on the refugee crisis
Replies: 11
Views: 692

Re: Quick update on the refugee crisis

Was it not Merkl who offered on TV to take them all, prompting a larger movement then would otherwise have occured? No, she never did such a thing. Memory is hazy and I'm on phone but I'm sure something like that happened: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/24/one-year-ago-angela-merkel-dared-...
by madd0ct0r
2017-06-14 01:28pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Quick update on the refugee crisis
Replies: 11
Views: 692

Re: Quick update on the refugee crisis

Was it not Merkl who offered on TV to take them all, prompting a larger movement then would otherwise have occured? Were not the vast majority of these refugees registering in the first country they entered by virtue of geography- Greece or Hungry? Are these countries the ones best equipped to take ...
by madd0ct0r
2017-06-12 04:06pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: The Rise of the Machines – Why Automation is Different this Time
Replies: 13
Views: 1087

Re: The Rise of the Machines – Why Automation is Different this Time

Nah Simon, you're behind the times. What you describe has already happened. In the UK, you need to pass a safety course (CSCS) to even start work on construction sites as a labourer swinging a broom and sledgehammer... This I'm aware of- but I wanted to pick the most obvious cases. Statistically sp...
by madd0ct0r
2017-06-12 03:43pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Black Panther Trailer
Replies: 27
Views: 915

Re: Black Panther Trailer

Q99 wrote:
Personally, I love the African Techno-futurist vibe.



Agreed. It does seem to be the coming thing.
by madd0ct0r
2017-06-11 05:33am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: The Rise of the Machines – Why Automation is Different this Time
Replies: 13
Views: 1087

Re: The Rise of the Machines – Why Automation is Different this Time

Another issue is that as the total number of jobs shrink, the kind of people most likely to be forced out of the job market change. Consider a guy with an IQ of 70 who can't read above a third grade level and doesn't read unless you hold a gun to his head. Nah Simon, you're behind the times. What y...
by madd0ct0r
2017-06-11 05:27am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Wonder Woman- the Reviews are In
Replies: 86
Views: 3356

Re: Wonder Woman- the Reviews are In

saw it. loved it. Wife was grinning and giggling throughout the film and succintly summed it up as "boobs and philosophy", she's been quoting bits for the last day. That is a rare occurance. Ares actually wanting to destroy the human race - that's new isn't it? I thought he's normally afte...
by madd0ct0r
2017-06-11 05:10am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Black Panther Trailer
Replies: 27
Views: 915

Re: Black Panther Trailer

please please please please avoid the white guy being better trope.

Style wise I'm getting some fifth element vibes.
by madd0ct0r
2017-06-09 03:44am
Forum: History
Topic: Egytian mummies DNA study concluded [aka Egyptsearch goes bust]
Replies: 36
Views: 2019

Re: Egytian mummies DNA study concluded [aka Egyptsearch goes bust]

This was related to the "Why some afrocentrists want to own egypt" discussion about inglorious histories
by madd0ct0r
2017-06-09 03:38am
Forum: History
Topic: Egytian mummies DNA study concluded [aka Egyptsearch goes bust]
Replies: 36
Views: 2019

Re: Egytian mummies DNA study concluded [aka Egyptsearch goes bust]

I've been trying to read up on west African history recently and even now it seems really really hard to easily find stories that arent full of holes or centuries of qwuestion marks. Like the idea of empires and major kingdoms and trade fleets only started to be explored in the 1980s or something, a...
by madd0ct0r
2017-06-09 03:22am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th
Replies: 355
Views: 16761

Re: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th

And its a hung parliament.

May wanted a mandate. She's received a cross dressing dwarf.
by madd0ct0r
2017-06-07 05:35pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Sunlight, Heat, Redirection...
Replies: 19
Views: 606

Re: Sunlight, Heat, Redirection...

You've got three things going on. Direct sunlight heating, reflected sunlight heating, and delayed heat coming off the concrete and the floor where it warmed up under direct sunlight earlier. Skimmer's white netting to try and avoid anything getting warmed up in the first place is the best idea if y...
by madd0ct0r
2017-06-06 03:33am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Alien Covenant
Replies: 68
Views: 3695

Re: Alien Covenant

I really really liked both Prometheus and Covenant. You can all go swivel :)
by madd0ct0r
2017-06-02 03:01am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th
Replies: 355
Views: 16761

Re: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th

And which chinless wonder is lining up behind her? Gove? Boris?
by madd0ct0r
2017-05-28 04:18am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Infrastructure (Original and Illustrated)
Replies: 118
Views: 39209

Re: Infrastructure (Original and Illustrated)

Point of order. Why is a Russ land tribe using English alphabet letters? J is redundant (pretty sure) and other sounds needed.
by madd0ct0r
2017-05-23 04:01pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th
Replies: 355
Views: 16761

Re: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th

Heard of the bombings, May must be breathing out a sigh of relief at this coming right when they where fucking everything up and labour was doing everything right and surging. Yeah, right in a labour heartland. I'll bet Cardiff swings tory too - security is crawling over the city for Uefa with chec...
by madd0ct0r
2017-05-10 03:51pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked
Replies: 30
Views: 1283

Re: The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked

I think you (and I) need to be very careful here TRR. When presented with a theory that explains everything!, it all just falls into place! is a huge indicator our brains are lying to us and making lazy leaps of narrative based intution. Same thing powers all consipircy theories. I think its reasona...
by madd0ct0r
2017-05-10 03:38pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Ahok trial: The blasphemy case testing Indonesian identity
Replies: 13
Views: 1515

Re: Ahok trial: The blasphemy case testing Indonesian identity

Ah. Balls. Is this a two year suspended sentance, or two years in jail flat?
Either way, my feelings about working in Malaysia have just reduced somewhat.
by madd0ct0r
2017-05-10 03:54am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked
Replies: 30
Views: 1283

Re: The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked

Ace Pace wrote:I'm not surprised but I can't help but notice the actual evidence provided in this article is flimsy to the point of laughter? Everything here could be true but no proof is provided.


Election expenses not enough?
by madd0ct0r
2017-05-09 03:53pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked
Replies: 30
Views: 1283

The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked

A shadowy global operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign influenced the result of the EU referendum. As Britain heads to the polls again, is our electoral process still fit for purpose? by Carole Cadwalladr ... Because to understand ...
by madd0ct0r
2017-05-09 03:08am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: on Evil AI
Replies: 63
Views: 2394

Re: on Evil AI

If the statement holds true for all simple systems, by induction it holds true for all complex ones. Well, even setting aside the standard of proof for even showing that this statement holds true for all simple systems, that's not even how induction works, without making a litany of additional limi...

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