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

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Sunday. 3 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 Joseph P on October 14, 2016 at 4:22am

It's a series of books.  Basically it's magic and other typical fantasy elements placed within a modern setting.  It's far from the first series of books to do that sort of thing, but it's a popular one.

I was trying to read it, since so many people talk about it, but I'm having some serious issues with it.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 13, 2016 at 11:18pm

I have no idea what the Dresden Files are. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 13, 2016 at 11:16pm

Oh dear! my chemistry classes ended 62 years ago and I can't remember the elements or their valences. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 13, 2016 at 11:08pm

Steph, hope you and your mother are doing well. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 13, 2016 at 3:41pm

A chlorine atom bumps into a sodium atom, which says "Ouch! I lost an electron!"
"Are you sure?"
"I'm positive!"

An oxygen atom bumps into an argon atom. It doesn't react.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 13, 2016 at 10:56am

Why don't I tell chemistry jokes? All the good ones argon!

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 13, 2016 at 8:55am

Why do Helium filled balloons deflate so fast?  http://chemistry.about.com/od/howthingswork/fl/Why-Do-Helium-Balloo...

I figured it out before reading the article, but there were still a couple of things mentioned that I didn't know, and found interesting.

Comment by Joseph P on October 11, 2016 at 12:43am

I just posted a discussion about The Dresden Files.  I rambled on for multiple times the character allotment of this comment section, as should be expected of me.

Anyway, if anyone here has read the series, I was wondering a few things, since I couldn't make it through the second book.  If you can make it through my over-long screed, could you let me know what you think?

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 19, 2016 at 2:59pm

It certainly seems that a lot of companies design their products the ways Dilbert's bosses do.

Comment by Steph S. on September 19, 2016 at 12:54pm

great posts here everyone - I have been taking care of my sick mom so trying to keep up with everything

 

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