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A group for us Geek and Nerds to talk about things we like. Technology, sci-fi, movies, TV, collecting, games, comics, science, etc.

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Latest Activity: Apr 9

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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

Tags: weaponized AI propaganda machine

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

Tags: troll control, Jigsaw

In the US, Ads watch YOU!

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joseph P Jan 23. 1 Reply

Secret signals between your TV, computer, laptop, smartphone, etc, so corporations can  follow your every move. Creepy!…Continue

Tags: spyware apps

Magnet Toys

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joseph P Jan 12. 1 Reply

Neat videositeShort story: We’re a group of three university students from Norway who have for 3 years worked with a magnetic game…Continue

Tags: Magination, magnetic toys

Cloud Hosting Infected

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 1, 2016. 0 Replies

'Lurking malice' in cloud hosting services, study findsMalware in cloud hosting services is going undetected.Overall, the researchers scanned more than…Continue

Tags: malicious software, cloud hosting

Question about The Dresden Files.

Started by Joseph P. Last reply by BenGee Oct 22, 2016. 3 Replies

I have a question about a series of books.  I just recently tried reading the series, The Dresden Files.I've heard from so many people about what a great fantasy series it is.  It's the go-to reference for almost any discussion about modern magic in…Continue

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Comment by Idaho Spud on July 22, 2012 at 2:36pm

Nice.  Makes me want to spend some time on the space station.

Comment by Steph S. on July 22, 2012 at 2:11pm

Thank you so much Tony for posting a link to that beautiful video. I really appreciate it! You're so sweet!

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 22, 2012 at 2:06pm

http://vimeo.com/knatephoto/iss

Simply breathtaking. Our planet really is a beautiful place.

Comment by Steph S. on July 22, 2012 at 10:03am

Thanks Idaho Spud for the caffeine crystals as seen under a microscope. We do lots of microscope work in the lab I teach. I just love looking at things under the microscope.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 20, 2012 at 5:54pm

Interesting looking caffeine crystals as seen with a scanning electron microscope:

http://news.discovery.com/tech/caffeine-crystals-120719.html#mkcpgn...

Comment by Steph S. on July 19, 2012 at 10:39pm
That's a really funny picture Tony! Thank you for posting it.
Comment by Tony Carroll on July 19, 2012 at 10:36pm

Somedays, you're the bear, but most days you're just the wolf.

Comment by Steph S. on July 17, 2012 at 6:09pm

Sunflower welcome to the group!

I hope you enjoy it here.

Comment by Steph S. on July 14, 2012 at 8:40pm
Fellow Texas members, the Texas Freethought Convention 2012 will be in Austin, TX! Visit the Texas Heathens group on the site for my discussion and link to the official website.
Comment by Steph S. on July 12, 2012 at 5:46pm

Those are great LOLS Ruth and Tony! Thanks for posting them.

People are like zombies - always texting and looking at their phones - even while eating dinner, and as shown in the photo, while walking on campus.

 

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