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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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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

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

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Comment by Idaho Spud on January 26, 2015 at 12:19pm

What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of light?

I was surprised at how close I guessed at the correct answer.

http://what-if.xkcd.com/1/

Comment by Steph S. on January 13, 2015 at 8:18pm

Holly - welcome to the group.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 10, 2015 at 3:30pm

Ruth, the photo didn't come through to my Wall, but I was able to get it from my mailbox! Most often I can't. 

I love the demonstration of balance. We need to learn how to balance our lives in this crazy up is down, war is peace, world. 

I'm very glad I was able to retrieve it. I'm sharing it. 

Comment by Mriana on January 9, 2015 at 5:16pm

ROFL  :D

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 9, 2015 at 4:32pm

If you're important enough, you need only stand on the rolling chair holding the lightbulb, because the world will revolve around you!

Comment by Mriana on January 9, 2015 at 1:42pm

Yeah, it's not the smartest way to change a light bulb, but it works... if you're very careful.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 9, 2015 at 11:39am

Being short does have quite a few disadvantages.  I'm medium height (5' 8"), so don't have too many problems, but I've used rolling chairs often, mostly because I'm often too lazy to get a proper stool.

Comment by Mriana on January 9, 2015 at 11:29am

And thanks.  I'm glad you enjoyed my sense of humour.  I have to have one, as you can see.  lol

Comment by Mriana on January 9, 2015 at 11:29am

Maybe, Idaho Spud, but the floor and table looks really yellow on my comp and the angle of it makes it look like a child's home-made ladder.  I've made many different attempts as a kid (a very short one at that) to make various ladders. According to my mother (who was 4'11" like myself, until she shrunk to about 4' 8" and now is 70) many people thought I was 2 y.o. when I was 5 y.o. and the dr was a bit concerned until he also found out my bio-father was 5' 3".  She was always on me to use either a stool or a step ladder, instead of experimenting with different ways to climb like an ape or make ladders.  When I had my sons and they began to climb on counters and stuff to reach things, I didn't scold them for it, because I was the one who taught them to do it.  lol  Try balancing on a rolling adjustable desk chair to change a light bulb.  I've done it many times.  Can't say it is safe, but anything that works is good enough.  Who knows?  I could have been a child's attempt at a home-made ladder.  :lol: 

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 9, 2015 at 9:53am

Yes, that top pencil does look ready to fail.

 

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