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Zombie Slot Machine

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Loren Miller May 14. 2 Replies

Tristan Harris shows that using your smart phone is as addictive as playing a slot machine.How…Continue

Tags: app design, mind manipulation

Beyond fake news, bot networks, and trolls - to automated behavior manipulation

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 1. 4 Replies

The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda MachineCambridge Analytica, a new automated propaganda machine poised to manage White House digital…Continue

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CIA cyberwarfare on us

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Mar 9. 1 Reply

Just in case you feel the current administration doesn't have enough power, we find out that the CIA can take control of your iPhone and Twitter account, or watch you through your smart Samsung TV, at will. Moreover, the vulnerabilities they…Continue

Tags: cyber weapons, cyberwarfare, spyware, weaponized Apple, Google, and Microsoft vulnerabilities

AI against trolls

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 8. 0 Replies

Now Anyone Can Deploy Google’s Troll-Fighting AIHorray! I hope this works!A Google offshoot called Jigsaw declared war on trolls, launching a…Continue

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 25, 2013 at 12:05pm

What a review, Joseph. "I can't think of anything really positive to say about it." "Well, they snuck a little bit of plot into all of the action scenes, in the new Star Trek movie." and "A lot of the action felt forced." I haven't seen it yet, but now I'm not in a big rush. *big sigh of disappointment* I am a die hard Trekkie too, so maybe I'll enjoy it anyway, Jeffery. Yes, Andrew, I've already been warned of the superabundance of  lens flares.

Comment by Lake Atheist on May 20, 2013 at 2:06pm
I concider myself a die hard Trekkie. I LOVED it.
Comment by Joseph P on May 20, 2013 at 1:59pm

Is that your way of grudgingly admitting that you liked it Joseph?

No, that was my sarcasm voice ... which I realize is difficult to tell apart from my normal one.

It was just kind of ... there.  I can't think of anything really positive to say about it, but the negatives I have to add are relatively minor and are picky.

Well, there were some witty one-liners.  I guess that's a positive comment.

A lot of the action felt forced.  Kirk rarely made an active decision to do anything, except for one major decision that changed the progression of events.  For that matter, that decision was kind of force-fed to him.

Most of the rest just felt like a bunch of people tumbling through a progression of events.  I never got the feeling of anyone agonizing over a problem or making a less-than-blindingly obvious choice.  The action was fairly well done, but a lot of it felt like pointless eye candy.

It wasn't a bad movie.  It's worth seeing.  It just wasn't a good movie, either.

Comment by Andrew Fuller on May 19, 2013 at 9:24pm
I saw it yesterday. I thought that it was really engaging. It didn't resort to any cheap tricks to drive the plot, there were a couple of nods to the old series and the films, and it was exciting. And there were lens flares- lots and lots of lens flares...
Comment by Steph S. on May 19, 2013 at 9:07pm

oh cool! Anyone see the Star Trek movie other than Joseph? Any thoughts?

Comment by James Yount on May 19, 2013 at 8:52pm

Is that your way of grudgingly admitting that you liked it Joseph?

Comment by Joseph P on May 19, 2013 at 2:21pm

Well, they snuck a little bit of plot into all of the action scenes, in the new Star Trek movie.

Comment by Steph S. on May 16, 2013 at 11:19am

I love the Riddick movies - my favorites.

Comment by Steph S. on May 16, 2013 at 10:49am

oh wow - thank you Tony. Those are great.

Appreciate it.

Comment by Tony Carroll on May 16, 2013 at 8:25am

  Okay, had to repost.

 

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