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Machine Learning Expert Michael Jordan On the Delusions of Big Data

tmosley Re:zomg singularity! (141 comments)

Most systems aren't self referencing. Economies are. The Agricultural and Industrial revolutions are good examples of economic hockey sticks. A new method made EVERYTHING better, almost all at once. A thinking computer will do much the same, but to an even greater degree. Imagine trillions of people just sitting around thinking about ways to solve various problems all day, with no need for sleep, and only needing a little electricity to eat. Then turn some of that thinking power toward improving their own efficacy and efficiency.

yesterday
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Machine Learning Expert Michael Jordan On the Delusions of Big Data

tmosley Re:zomg singularity! (141 comments)

NAD riboside. Look into it. There are other wonders coming up the pipe behind it as well.

I am not GP.

yesterday
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Machine Learning Expert Michael Jordan On the Delusions of Big Data

tmosley Re:zomg singularity! (141 comments)

Jordan thinks incrementally, Kurzweil thinks in terms of hockey sticks. Both are valid, but the latter is more forward thinking when it comes to self-referencing systems.

yesterday
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Machine Learning Expert Michael Jordan On the Delusions of Big Data

tmosley Re:Computer vision... (141 comments)

Seems to me that ANY kind of general intelligence is really, really hard, and that cracking any of them means a new era for mankind is coming, and fast. Taking our time is a good thing. It will allow us to minimize the existential threats naturally associated with general intelligences.

yesterday
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Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

tmosley Re:Too bad... (610 comments)

How much does a car cost? How would you like your electricity bill to go up to the same level?

Wind turbines are a LOT bigger than a car. You are comparing mountains to molehills here.

about two weeks ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

tmosley Re:Hoax (984 comments)

You are judging someone's intelligence based on their political preference. I think that says everything anyone needs to know about you, friend.

about two weeks ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

tmosley Re:Hoax (984 comments)

With billions, I could fund a lot of research for the good of mankind (and thus myself). Cure diseases, end aging, reduce risk from existential threats, etc.

about two weeks ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

tmosley Re:Hoax (984 comments)

How much do they cost there? Probably enough to need investors.

I don't know one way or the other, but this guy sure has been around a long time. If he was a scammer, one would think he would have run off with someone's money by now.

about two weeks ago
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Antarctic Ice Loss Big Enough To Cause Measurable Shift In Earth's Gravity

tmosley Re: The last sentence in the summary... (232 comments)

"When the same argument can be used to equally explain all potential outcomes, you have zero knowledge."

about three weeks ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

tmosley Re:Please See: (635 comments)

Which experiment? You mean the single one done and repeated a few times in the 1800's that don't really apply to Earth's atmosphere?

CO2 is a greenhouse gas on Mars, or compared to a vacuum, or an atmosphere full of monoatomic and diatomic gasses, but it retains LESS heat than the average molecule of gas in Earth's atmosphere. You can see this for yourself if you bothered to look them up, as I did a few years ago.

about a month ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

tmosley Re:Please See: (635 comments)

Water vapor is short lived, but we have shifted the equilibria. Ignoring that and focusing on the CO2 red herring will both lose you the support of industry and anyone who actually bothers to re-examine the core axiom of AGW, which is, in fact, blatantly, and I think purposefully wrong.

Saying that water vapor isn't a problem because of its short lifespan is like saying MRSA infections are no big deal because the bacteria just die in a few hours anyways.

about a month ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

tmosley Re:Time for new terminology (635 comments)

You are literally the world's worst educator.

about a month ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

tmosley Re:So-to-speak legal (418 comments)

>Therefore they should be allowed to do literally anything they want, up to and including public vivisections of dissidents.

Your opinions are bad and you should feel bad.

about a month ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

tmosley Re:Calorific value? (588 comments)

Read up on ketosis. You lose a LOT more than you should because you change your body's system of metabolism to one that focuses on burning ketones, which can't be recycled back into fat. I lose a pound a day, no exercise, and eating until satisfied.

about 2 months ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

tmosley Re:It's easier than that (588 comments)

No, it isn't. Restricting calories leaves you hungry, which is utterly ruinous. Low carb, high fat decreases your appetite naturally. After being on low carb for a few months, I am completely satisfied by a small salad and a small steak, where I used to be and eat like a big tubby fat-ass.

about 2 months ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

tmosley Re:The important question (588 comments)

No, it's fat, same as heavy cream. This is what makes Atkins awesome.

about 2 months ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

tmosley Re:The diet is unimportant... (588 comments)

I can back this up. I've had the exact same experience. Induction/ketosis is probably the greatest single body hack ever invented. I lose a pound a day so long as I stay on it, though I have fallen off multiple times and it takes me a few days to get back on.

about 2 months ago
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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

tmosley Heat pumps (465 comments)

"Shows the heat absent from the surface plunging int the North and South Altantic Ocean."

That is NOT HOW HEAT TRANSFER WORKS. /Morbo

Where's your heat pump? Or what's the insulator that kept this cold water completely isolated from the surface for the last two hundred years? If you can't explain either of these two potential scenarios that could lead to what you say being true, you are making shut up to defend your moribund theory. I don't care which side you are on, that kind of behavior KILLS THE SCIENCE. Stop that shit.

about 2 months ago
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Method Rapidly Reconstructs Animal's Development Cell By Cell

tmosley Re:Singularity (39 comments)

Well damn.

Uploading can also work by doing it gradually, replacing neurons one at a time with artificial ones, or fast links to an emulator. This could actually be done after being placed in a Matrix-like device that replaces signals going into and out of the brain. This has the upshot of not creating copies, meaning that there isn't a "you" that dies in the process.

about 3 months ago
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Method Rapidly Reconstructs Animal's Development Cell By Cell

tmosley Singularity (39 comments)

Could this give us a method for mind uploading? If we are able to track every cell in the human brain, especially over time, we should be able to emulate it wholesale with one or two more layers of software (electrical and chemical signaling).

Very exciting times we are living in.

about 3 months ago

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