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Friday, 12 January 2018

GM will launch robocars without steering wheels next year

quote [ AFTER MORE THAN a century making vehicles for humans to drive, General Motors has ripped the heart out of its latest ride, and is now holding the grisly spectacle up for all the world to see: A car with no steering wheel. And it plans to put a fleet of these newfangled things to work in a taxi-like service, somewhere in the US, next year. ]

I'm ready. I would love to be able to work on my laptop, use vr, or read a book while my car drives me to my destination. While it does say it will launch next year, they still have to get around the law requiring steering wheels in all cars.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+7 laz0r]
[by Mythtyn@5:01pmGMT] [24 comments]

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Choose my mod, and thus yours

I've historically subscribed at silver level but decided to reup at gold this time around which comes with a custom mod. So instead of choosing one myself, i leave it to the community. Suggest a mod. I'll leave it open for a while and at the end see if everyone can vote on one that they like the best. (Maybe have people choose among the top 5 most upvoted at the end). I'll try to use whatever that mod may be on any posts that seem applicable and thus make it available to all to use.

[NSFW] [ask SE] [+9 Testing_Sub_Mod]
[by Mythtyn@1:56amGMT] [45 comments]

Monday, 1 January 2018

How did everyone spend their New Years Eve?

In my early years i partied hard and for days. Now I prefer a nice quiet night in with the family, lucky if i make it until midnight. How does everyone celebrate?

As a side question, when does everyone take down holiday decorations (if you put them up)?
[NSFW] [ask SE] [+4 Interesting]
[by Mythtyn@1:45pmGMT] [50 comments]

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Gaming Disorder now a recognized mental health issue

quote [ In 2018, playing video games obsessively might lead to a diagnosis of a mental health disorder.

In the beta draft of its forthcoming 11th International Classification of Diseases, the World Health Organization includes "gaming disorder" in its list of mental health conditions. The WHO defines the disorder as a "persistent or recurrent" behavior pattern of "sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning."
The disorder is characterized by "impaired control" with increasing priority given to gaming and "escalation," despite "negative consequences." ]

I can see the abuse of this now. How would one define professional video game player vs mental disorder? Are they the same?
[NSFW] [games] [+2]
[by Mythtyn@11:31pmGMT] [36 comments]

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Autocorrect nightmare: Typo in Bill C-45 legalizes cannibalism instead of cannabis

quote [ OTTAWA – Canada is one step closer to the accidental legalization of cannibalism after the House of Commons passed a typo-ridden Bill C-45, formerly known as The Cannabis Act.

“I think no one wanted to be the one to point out the error,” MP Sara Anderson said. “We all thought someone else would do it, and then they called the vote, and here we are, all voting to legalize cannibalism.”

“It’s just one of those things.” ]

Who was it? Step forward and claim your prize (or punishment), depending on how you look at it.

[NSFW] [humor] [+9 Funny]
[by Mythtyn@1:03pmGMT] [5 comments]

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Like it or not, AI is here and this is the true start.

quote [ In May 2017, researchers at Google Brain announced the creation of AutoML, an artificial intelligence (AI) that's capable of generating its own AIs.

More recently, they decided to present AutoML with its biggest challenge to date, and the AI that can build AI created a 'child' that outperformed all of its human-made counterparts. ]

Its here and its advancing. The only thing left to do is foster its development and come up with a safe way to do so.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Interesting]
[by Mythtyn@6:34pmGMT] [11 comments]

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Police can legally use 23andMe, other ancestry tools to obtain your DNA

quote [ WJAX reports companies such as 23andMe and Ancestry would be willing to give police access to your DNA if they have a warrant.

Even more, police could also obtain DNA from a family member to make a "familial match. ]

While this is definitely worrisome to me, i find the healthcare side of it more horrifying. I'm waiting for the first case of an insurance company getting their hands on these records and denying a medical claim, stating the condition was known to the person and they didn't seek treatment.

[SFW] [Big Brother] [+3]
[by Mythtyn@1:06amGMT] [4 comments]

Thursday, 2 November 2017

ASKSE: What gender or sexual double standard do you hate/have you experienced the most

quote [ Just what it says. There are double standards all over the place. What have my fellow se members experienced/what pissers you off the most. Share your stories. ]

I'll jump start it. Me watching my kids is thought of as temporary until the wife returns or is done with what shes doing and as babysitting or giving wife a break... BS we both pull equal weight.

[NSFW] [ask SE] [+3]
[by Mythtyn@10:11pmGMT] [43 comments]

Bill introduced to deschedule marijuana

quote [ New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is introducing a comprehensive bill on Tuesday to deschedule marijuana, provide incentives for states to legalize, and create mechanisms to address racial justice concerns. ]

I really wish this would happen. Probably doesn't stand a chance though.

[NSFW] [politics] [+6 Good]
[by Mythtyn@10:10amGMT] [19 comments]

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