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More On the "Cuban Twitter" Scam

Dr Max Re:Yawn (90 comments)

Maybe it dosn't differ from the other propaganda, but that dosn't mean it should be done. No one likes any goverment misleading them for their own motivations, even if you do it the most, or for the longest, or if other countries do it do, it will still piss off the public.

about two weeks ago
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Job Automation and the Minimum Wage Debate

Dr Max Re:One thing's for sure... (870 comments)

i'm just going to leave this here. singularityhub.com/2013/01/22/robot-serves-up-340-hamburgers-per-hour/

about three weeks ago
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Job Automation and the Minimum Wage Debate

Dr Max Re: But.. but, socialism! (870 comments)

Because this time we will have lots of money and robots. Alot of stuff we try fails hundreds of times, we often get there in the end though.

about three weeks ago
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Job Automation and the Minimum Wage Debate

Dr Max Re:Russia != Communism (870 comments)

the main two reasons it fails is splitting up a poor countries wealth amoung the people means everyone is poor; and also no one wants to be the garbage man or toilet cleaner when everyone is paid equally. This is easily fixed with lots of money and robots.

about three weeks ago
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Job Automation and the Minimum Wage Debate

Dr Max Re:Communism is the only way forward (870 comments)

Easy. Start with a poor country ravaged by war, backed by another poor country also ravaged by war.

about three weeks ago
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Job Automation and the Minimum Wage Debate

Dr Max Re:Communism is the only way forward (870 comments)

communism hasn't been tried, we tried socialism, but communism needs a prosperous period of capitalism to occour first (splitting up a rich country betweeen the people, is much better than splitting up a poor country). If a rich society tried communism they would have a much better chance of success; If they used robots to do the jobs people don't want to, i think they have an excellent chance. I heard a chineese empror tried to get the moon and i didn't work, then the US failed multiple times, but that dosn't mean it wasn't possible.

about three weeks ago
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Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

Dr Max Re:Not a single casualty (551 comments)

So technically it might not be part of the US, but you are a fool if you belive they don't have a very pro western/american goverment now installed.

about three weeks ago
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Google Tries To Defuse Glass "Myths"

Dr Max The real problem with google glass (363 comments)

Is it's an incredibly bad design. Terrible form, and lackluster function. With a heads up display done properly, you wont be able to find a person that dosn't want to have one.

about three weeks ago
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Gates Warns of Software Replacing People; Greenspan Says H-1Bs Fix Inequity

Dr Max Re:Need for long-term view of society (516 comments)

Yeah yeah yeah, and a bunch of tiny little switches and wires will never be able to run a simulation of the world, with realistic physics, which you can run around in and play against AI (warning the AI isn't actully sentient in this case), or against other human players which might be on the other side of world.

about a month ago
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Gates Warns of Software Replacing People; Greenspan Says H-1Bs Fix Inequity

Dr Max Re:Need for long-term view of society (516 comments)

The weighted model is how everybodys brain works, this is just replicating it on silicon. It works in simulation, its just you need a supercomputer to model a worms brain.

about a month ago
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Gates Warns of Software Replacing People; Greenspan Says H-1Bs Fix Inequity

Dr Max Re:Need for long-term view of society (516 comments)

A crowdsourcing type aproach could be a possible solution. If anyone that cares enough about a paticular decision is given an oportunity to be a part of the decision making process, then they could out weigh the people just in it for them selves. Do you need to own the whole goverment or just the part that interests/effects you? For example i don't care what type of flowers are planted at our park or if school kids should have more or less holidays, but i do care about our next gen internet service.

about a month ago
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Gates Warns of Software Replacing People; Greenspan Says H-1Bs Fix Inequity

Dr Max Re:Need for long-term view of society (516 comments)

You can still hardwire it. You just set all of the wires at the start to be weighted to zero (high resistance) till the brain decides it needs the connection.

about a month ago
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Gates Warns of Software Replacing People; Greenspan Says H-1Bs Fix Inequity

Dr Max Re:Need for long-term view of society (516 comments)

Neruomorphic chips are going to be a big change. When we are simulating hundreds of neruons and synapses on transistors and memory it uses a huge amount of resources (transistors, silicon, memory) to do even a simple job like win jeopardy, once we are building millions of hardwired versions of these neurons and synapses (which has already started, essintally just a bunch of wires that can change resistance) it becomes much more accessible and much more powerfull.

about a month ago
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Gates Warns of Software Replacing People; Greenspan Says H-1Bs Fix Inequity

Dr Max Re:Need for long-term view of society (516 comments)

Its an old saying that fussion is always 20 years away. That said we have had net gains in power with multiple fussion experiments now, and even a guy that claims to have produced lenr (low energy nuclear reactions) almost akin to alchemy because it turns nickle into copper. I can list all the successfull AI research and devolpment, but ultimately the only way to see who is right is to wait 10 years. To be fair the kind of AI they were talking about 50 years ago does exist today in stuff like siri, ibm watson, and driverless cars. What is going to happen over the next 10 years or so is going from simulation (ibm watson) to hardwired (neruomorphic processors) which will be much faster, cheaper and alot more energy effcient.

about a month ago
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Gates Warns of Software Replacing People; Greenspan Says H-1Bs Fix Inequity

Dr Max Re:Need for long-term view of society (516 comments)

They didn't have a period of prosperous capitalism first, that lenin predicted they would need. There are two problems to face with commuism. First if your country and people are all poor, splitting up what little you have and sharring it equally just means a lot of people have next to nothing. Secondly if all people are equal, and paid equal, how do you convince some people their job is to clean toilets while other people are testing video games. A period of properous capitilism while the country builds industry and gets rich solves the first problem, the second problem is solved with robot toilet cleaners.

about a month ago
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Gates Warns of Software Replacing People; Greenspan Says H-1Bs Fix Inequity

Dr Max Re:In related news... (516 comments)

I disagree. In that scenario there can still be a market, its just a market for very expensive items, for only the people with money (robot owners). You are right about the slums, riots, and chaos, but that could also be solved with robots (terminator style).

about a month ago
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Gates Warns of Software Replacing People; Greenspan Says H-1Bs Fix Inequity

Dr Max Re:Need for long-term view of society (516 comments)

I fear you maybe a little short sighted. Very smart AI is just around the corner (and i'm not talking ibm watson, i'm talking hardwired neuromorphic chips based on our own brains). There won't be much a human can do, that it wont be able to do better. I'm on the optimistic side, and think we will have human level ai in 10 years, but even if you are not, 25-50 years is easily more than enough time to complete it (think how far computers have come in 30 years). If the computer is as smart as a human it won't matter how many training courses you go to, the computer can complete them almost instantaneously, then work 24/7, possibly even at a faster rate.

about a month ago
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Gates Warns of Software Replacing People; Greenspan Says H-1Bs Fix Inequity

Dr Max Re:Need for long-term view of society (516 comments)

Hail the rise of robo-communism, as capitalism is a dead end. If only we wern't told so much how evil communism is. Interestingly, true communism (never actully tried) requires a period of prosperus capitalism first.

about a month ago
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Alibaba Confirms Plans To Offer IPO In US

Dr Max Re:Alibaba (93 comments)

Japan tried the same trick for a decade or two, before then taking over the industries they were imitating.

about a month ago

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Brain silicon aka 'neruomorphic microchip' made and tested

Dr Max Dr Max writes  |  about 8 months ago

Dr Max (1696200) writes "So researchers at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich have created silicon based chips that can mimic what our neurons and synapses are doing. By combining these chips with a system/rules to organize the process, they have been able to pass human cognitive eye tests, and remarkably even create a similar neural structure as mammalian brains to do it. All this at a tiny fraction of the power usage (1/200 000) of a supercomputer capable of the same task; and these chips have been slowed down to human level, they could be run at over a thousand times faster.

So how long before we are obsolete?"

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Replacing brain functions with silicon

Dr Max Dr Max writes  |  about 9 months ago

Dr Max (1696200) writes ""A maverick neuroscientist believes he has deciphered the code by which the brain forms long-term memories." So far he has built a silicon chip that can process information the same as actual neurons in rats and monkeys. More specifically replicating what the hippocampus (used to form long term memories) is doing, shown in experiments with rats; and also by implanting these chips in monkey brains they can replicate prefrontal cortex work (a part of the brain that retrieves the long-term memories created by the hippocampus) which is proven by giving the monkeys cocaine. Rtfa i can't give it justice."
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FPGA stock market miner

Dr Max Dr Max writes  |  1 year,26 days

Dr Max (1696200) writes "So apparently the guys down at wall street aren't impressed with all that lag in their processors and OS for high frequency trading (similar thing happened with bitcoin miners). So the DNPCIe_10G_K7_LL, PCIe-based FPGA board comes to the rescue. Designed to minimize input to output processing latency on 10Gb Ethernet packets. This pcie FPGA unit is designed to get direct data feeds from the stock markets. Then contains all of the basic functions required to minimize the amount of time it takes to receive Ethernet packets, process them, respond deterministically, or for algorithms requiring processing, they can be hard coded to the job.

What's next for these guys quantum teleportation modems."

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US Wins Appeal in Battle to Extradite Kim Dotcom

Dr Max Dr Max writes  |  about a year ago

Dr Max (1696200) writes "U.S. prosecutors won a New Zealand court victory Friday in their battle to extradite Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and three colleagues accused of facilitating massive copyright fraud through the now-defunct online file-sharing site."
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AL-Qaeda's 22 tips and tricks to dodge drones

Dr Max Dr Max writes  |  about a year ago

Dr Max (1696200) writes "Ever wondered how AL-Qaeda operate under the ever watchful eye of the US army? Well here is a list of 22 of there tips and tricks on pulling a fast one. Most of it consists of the obvious like stay in the shadows, or under thick trees, with zero wireless communication; However there is also some less obvious solutions like the $2595 Russian "sky grabber" which can track the drones, or covering your roof and car with broken glass (not really sure why). They also claim good snipers can take out the reconnaissance drones which fly at a lower level. Now the question is, will all this still be relevant during the robo-apocalypse?"
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First manned mars mission maybe a reality tv show.

Dr Max Dr Max writes  |  about 2 years ago

Dr Max (1696200) writes "No joke, a dutch company called mars one is seriously planning a mission to Mars paid for as a reality TV show. The 6 billion dollars they need to pay for the one way trip for 4 astronauts, might actually be possible when considering everyone on earth will tune in for different landmark events (Their departure from Earth, the journey to Mars, landing, and the first months on Mars). Applications for wanna be Martians will start next year, and further trips are planned for after the first lot get settled; but be prepared for 10 years of training, 20 minute delays to earth, high radiation on the 7 month trip over, harvesting your own food (although some supplies will be sent from earth), and conducting research and construction on mars. gizmag also has a good write up http://www.gizmag.com/mars-one-human-settlement-2023/22799/"
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Will the first manned mission to Mars be a reality TV show?

Dr Max Dr Max writes  |  about 2 years ago

Dr Max (1696200) writes "No joke, a dutch company called mars one is seriously planning a mission to Mars paid for as a reality TV show. The 6 billion dollars they need to pay for the one way trip for 4 astronauts, might actually be possible when considering everyone on earth will tune in for different landmark events (Their departure from Earth, the journey to Mars, landing, and the first months on Mars). Applications for wanna be Martians will start next year, and further trips are planned for after the first lot get settled; but be prepared for 10 years of training, 20 minute delays to earth, high radiation on the 7 month trip over, harvesting your own food (although some supplies will be sent from earth), and conducting research and construction on mars."
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Graphene is there anything it can't do.

Dr Max Dr Max writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Dr Max (1696200) writes "So now not only is graphene the strongest, thinnest and best conducting material known to man. It is now shown to have superpermeability with respect to water as well. This allows the graphene to pass water straight through it like nothing was there while another atom or molecule (even helium) gets blocked. http://www.gizmag.com/graphene-superpermeable-to-water/21240/"
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Razer demos windows gaming tablet.

Dr Max Dr Max writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Dr Max (1696200) writes "The fiona pc gaming tablet from razer (which may or may not look anything like the model at CES when launched), is an ivy bridge powered, windows running, dual analouge stick, gaming machine. Which may or may not have discrete graphics at launch. quick video at http://www.pcworld.com/article/247804/razer_demos_fiona_pc_gaming_tablet_at_ces_2012.html"
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Windows 8 tablets available on eBay

Dr Max Dr Max writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Dr Max (1696200) writes "During Microsoft's BUILD conference the company gave away 5000 Samsung tablets running a preview version of windows 8 to developers. As good as these tablets are (2nd gen core i5, dock, 64gb ssd, stylus, sd slot, 11.6 inch 1366x768 display), some are appearing on eBay with a high price; for example this guy asking $2700 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-Windows-8-Build-Developer-Tablet-Accessories-AT-T-Broadband-/290610910198?pt=US_Tablets&hash=item43a9c293f6. Toms hardware has more info http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Windows-8-BUILD-Core-i5-Trusted-Platform-AT-T,13463.html"
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Windows 8 tablets available on ebay.

Dr Max Dr Max writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Dr Max (1696200) writes "During Microsoft’s BUILD conference the company gave away 5000 Samsung tablets running a preview version of windows 8 to developers. As good as these tablets are (2nd gen core i5, dock, 64gb ssd, stylus, sd slot, 11.6 inch 1366x768 display), some are appearing on eBay with a high price; for example this guy asking $2700 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-Windows-8-Build-Developer-Tablet-Accessories-AT-T-Broadband-/290610910198?pt=US_Tablets&hash=item43a9c293f6. Toms hardware has more info http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Windows-8-BUILD-Core-i5-Trusted-Platform-AT-T,13463.html"
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2TB thumb stick

Dr Max Dr Max writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Dr Max (1696200) writes "During Display Taiwan, Transcend and Taiwan's ITRI displayed a finger-long USB stick that reportedly offers 2 TB of storage. That's no typo. It somehow holds up to 2 terabytes worth of information.

So far neither company has released anything official in regards to specs or a simple introduction, nor does the high-capacity USB 3.0 stick appear on Display Taiwan's website. But as seen in the video below, the "Thin Card" thumb drive is even smaller than a thumb, measuring slightly thicker than a penny. It offers a minimum of 16 GB and a maximum of 2 TB."

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no more jobs at apple

Dr Max Dr Max writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Dr Max (1696200) writes "IDG News Service — Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has stepped down from his position as CEO of the company and Tim Cook, Apple's chief operating officer, has been named to take the helm, Apple announced Wednesday.

"I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come," Jobs wrote in a letter to Apple employees."

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Air Bag Bicycle Helmet

Dr Max Dr Max writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Dr Max (1696200) writes "Wind in the hair bicycle helmet that is stored around the neck, and deployed when a collision is detected. Designed by Two Swedish inventors Hövding is a collar that the cyclist wears. The collar contains a folded airbag which is visible only at a collision. The airbag is designed as a hood that in case of an accident will enclose and protect the cyclists head. Release mechanism is controlled by sensors that register abnormal movements of the rider in an accident. Comes in many different colours to suit all your outfits or spandex."

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