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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Barbara Bush, dies at 92

quote [ Barbara Pierce Bush, one of only two women in American history to be the wife of one U.S. president and the mother of another, has died. She was 92 and had been recently reported by a family spokesman to be in failing health. ]

Seemed like she did the best she could with what she had to work with. She may be the last First Lady to go unscathed by the vitriol all future First Ladies will bear. Rest in peace.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+5 Informative]
[by Taxman@12:08amGMT] [5 comments]

Monday, 9 April 2018

Can a neural network learn to recognize doodling?

quote [ Quick, Draw! is an online game developed by Google that challenges players to draw a picture of an object or idea and then uses a neural network artificial intelligence to guess what the drawings represent. ]

Found this looking up something for another post.

After playing, and providing further information to the robotic hive mind that eventually kills us all, check out the data link. You can click on images and see everything everyone else drew. Neat!
[SFW] [art] [+4]
[by Taxman@1:50amGMT] [17 comments]

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Stormy Daniels May Be A Legal Genius (or at least her lawyer is)

quote [ This episode examines the Complaint filed by Stormy Daniels seeking a legal determination that the Settlement Agreement entered into between her, Donald Trump’s lawyer, and (allegedly) Donald Trump is not legally binding.

We honestly believe that this is a much bigger bombshell than is being portrayed by the press. Listen and find out why. ]

I always thought the Stormy Daniels issue was a big deal because once a suspect lies you basically stop going to them for information. They're no longer a credible witness and a lawyer putting them on the stand is suicide (and that works out either way).

This really goes into depth about how the whole situation is bigger than even I thought it was.

[SFW] [politics] [+7 Interesting]
[by Taxman@3:25amGMT] [25 comments]

Sunday, 4 February 2018

How Twitter bots game social media

quote [ It should have become an indisputable fact that Russia launched a sophisticated, daring, aggressive campaign against the American public, and we’re as exposed as we ever were — if not more so, because now so many tools we might have sharpened to aid us in this fight seem blunted by the very people who should be honing their edge. There is no leadership. No one is building awareness of how these automated influence campaigns are being used against us. ]

TL;DR: It’s going to get worse before it gets better, and even that is probably being optimistic.

Excellent comparison of how natural trending versus bot amplification works/looks.

Provides several links for the whataboutists that might still believe it wasn’t Russia. (Hint: the bot’s human controllers keep Moscow office hours)
[SFW] [politics] [+4 Underrated]
[by Taxman@4:20pmGMT] [18 comments]

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Why It’s More Important To Be An Ethical Omnivore Than A Vegetarian

quote [ I used to think giving up meat was best for the planet. I was wrong. ]

Just a little salt to throw at the vegan "all or nothing" "meat eaters are similar to rapists" argument.

Best part is the rational response in the comments.
[SFW] [food & drink] [+3 Interesting]
[by Taxman@11:08pmGMT] [20 comments]






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