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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

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

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Comment by Gerald Payne on June 12, 2015 at 2:39pm

Great stuff GC.

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 12, 2015 at 10:49am

How a lot of brains need to be rebooted:

[A "Blue Screen Of Death" with the following text] A problem has been detected and your religious privileges have been shut down to prevent damage to humanity. / RELIGIOUS_PRIV_NOT_EQUAL_FAIR_SOCIETY / If this is the first time you've seen this militant secularist screen, restart your thought processes, if this screen appears again, follow these steps: / Check to make sure any indoctrinated irrational beliefs have been properly uninstalled. If these are newly acquired irrational beliefs, ask your religious provider if they have any updates they could install that would give them a less divisive ideology. / If delusions continue, disable or remove government education policies that encourage the segregation of children based on the espoused religion of their parents. Disable sexual neurosis doctrines in the BIOS memory options. De-install the expectation of special privileges associated with the adherence to an obsolete belief system, restart your thought processes and select critical thinking mode. / Technical information / *** STOP: ([shadowed white Latin cross, Celtic cross, Star of David, moon and crescent, yin yang, Om, eightfold path wheel, bomb, skull and crossbones]) *** / Beginning dump of illogical memory / Illogical memory dump complete. / Contact your secularist or humanist support group for further assistance.(click to embiggen)

I don't know the creator of this. H/T to Disqus commenter Doug105 who posted this at Friendly Atheist.

Comment by Joseph P on May 18, 2015 at 9:41pm

I'm not sure.  Someone might be dragging me out to see it, which is how I've been seeing most movies that I've seen in theaters, lately.  I would just wait for DVD/BlueRay release, left to my own devices, since the audio on my home system is usually just as good, and anything in 1080p is more or less indistinguishable from theater, on a decent display.

Comment by Steph S. on May 18, 2015 at 9:09pm

Alex welcome to the group.

Anyone going to see the new Jurassic Park movie when it comes out?

Comment by Joseph P on April 27, 2015 at 4:31pm

I have tickets, if that counts.  I'd invite you to come, but I think the plane ticket might be a little more expensive than the movie ticket.

Comment by Steph S. on April 27, 2015 at 3:55pm

The Avengers movie is coming out in a few weeks - anyone have plans to see this movie?

Comment by Steph S. on April 27, 2015 at 3:54pm

Dulce Rubio welcome to the group.

Comment by Plinius on April 16, 2015 at 12:55am

Thanks Steph!

Comment by Steph S. on April 15, 2015 at 9:19pm

Plinius welcome to the group.

Comment by Joseph P on April 14, 2015 at 3:17pm

Hmm, the volume that various YouTubers output at is definitely inconsistent.  If I'm watching a playlist made up of various, random videos, it can be a pain in the ass balancing it against other audio sources on my computer.  I usually watch YouTube while playing a game of some sort on the other screen, since I have a dual monitor setup on my desktop computer, including the television, so turning the main volume up or down isn't a solution.  Of course usually, I'll be watching a series put out by one YouTuber, for a couple of hours, so the volume will be fairly consistent.

And yeah, I do have my desktop hooked up to the surround sound system, but even on my laptop, with the external speakers I have hooked up or with headphones, I don't have that issue.  Not sure.  Has your hearing just gone that badly?

Do you mean that the videos are too dark, relative to other things on your computer?  I haven't noticed that at all.  Have you used a gamma adjustment tool to adjust the brightness on your monitor or the gamma slider in your video settings?

 

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