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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 yesterday. 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

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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

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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

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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

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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 May 8, 2013 at 10:49am

Ender's Game looks awesome. Harrison Ford too.

You think they might have fixed the dynamic, putting in more than just the token Petra?  Just because Orson Scott Card is a sexist, homophobic bigot is no reason to maintain his skewed worldview in the movie.

The change to Major Gwen Anderson makes it look like they might have fixed a few of the thematic problems that are a result of Card's extreme Mormon views.  The major themes should be left intact, but a lot of the details can be adjusted.

Comment by Joseph P on May 8, 2013 at 10:38am

Yup, there's always a divide by zero hidden somewhere in those sorts of proofs.

Comment by James Yount on May 8, 2013 at 10:29am

Grinning Cat, it took me a bit to notice that it was dividing by zero.  

Comment by Steph S. on May 7, 2013 at 10:24pm

Wow cool! The Lone Ranger.

I want to see that too. Many good movies coming out.

It's summer movie time.

Comment by Steph S. on May 7, 2013 at 10:23pm

Ender's Game looks awesome. Harrison Ford too.

I am going to go and see that movie.

Thank you so much Tony.

Comment by Tony Carroll on May 7, 2013 at 10:18pm

                 Latest trailer for 'The Lone Ranger'

Comment by Tony Carroll on May 7, 2013 at 10:12pm

         Trailer for Ender's Game, out November 1st.

Comment by Steph S. on May 7, 2013 at 9:58pm

how cool Grinning Cat - thank you.

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 4, 2013 at 10:03pm

I love the proof, the cell cake, and the practical use of thermodynamics!

That proof reminded me of a classic proof that uses algebra to show that 1=2:

Let a = b = 1.

a = b

a2 = ab

a2 - b2 = ab - b2

(a+b)(a-b) = (a-b)b

(a+b)(a-b) = b(a-b)

a+b = b

2 = 1

QED (Quite Easily Done)

(Yes, there's a flaw in the reasoning there!)

Comment by Steph S. on May 2, 2013 at 9:20pm

Anyone watching Game of Thrones?

 

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