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Victor Ganata
Wow. 0% match, 97% enemy? Sheesh. #SheHatesMe
Looks like OKCupid helped me find my nemesis! - Victor Ganata
Your arching paperwork should be coming through any day now! - Jennifer Dittrich
Sean McBride
Machines Will Outsmart Humans by 2075, Say 90% of Computer Scientists
Machines Will Outsmart Humans by 2075, Say 90% of Computer Scientists
A lot of us will probably have machines integrated into us by 2050. - Chu_
You won't care because you won't be alive? Actually I think this development will occur before 2075 -- probably by a few decades. - Sean McBride
# Outsmart and outperform in the domains of 1. adaptability 2. agility 3. balance 4. creativity 5. depth of recall 6. endurance 7. hearing 8. imagination 9. intuition 10. learning 11. memory 12. mental complexity 13. mental speed 14. pattern recognition 15. perception 16. physical speed 17. physical strength 18. planning 19. psychological strength 20. reflexes 21. sense of smell 22. sense of taste 23. sense of touch 24. speed of recall 25. vision - Sean McBride
All of that in combination. - Sean McBride
A.I. - I was hoping I could add a second computer brain, so it could work for me while I snooze during the afternoons. moderate tasks like replying to simple emails, etc - Chu_
That should be doable. - Sean McBride
"Given the pace of artificial intelligence development, half of computer programmers surveyed by the Financial Times expect machines to outsmart humans by 2040, and a stunning 90 percent expect this "superinteliigence" to emerge by 2075. When machines become capable of improving their selves faster than humans can, the result will change the world forever, says Nick Bostrom, founding director of Oxford’s university’s Future of Humanity Institute." - Sean McBride
"Bostrom divides current AI efforts into two categories: "One, based on neurobiology, aims to understand and emulate the workings of the human brain. The other, based on computer science, uses the inorganic architecture of electronics and appropriate software to produce intelligence, without worrying too much how people think."" - Sean McBride
Nick's a smart guy. - Sean McBride
"While Bostrom makes no predictions about which is likely to succeed, the specificity of his vision should the machines wish to eliminate humans is stark: "[I]t might use its hacking superpower to take control of robotic manipulators and automated labs; or deploy its powers of social manipulation to persuade human collaborators to work for it. There might be a covert preparation stage... more... - Sean McBride
These scenarios sound crazy, but they are not -- from the standpoint of actually happening. They could happen. - Sean McBride
When you look at the history of artificial intelligence (John McCarthy coined the term in 1955), you see surges, waves, retreats, disappointments, etc. -- but in the overall arc there has been steady forward progress. People can smell it -- the potential for building these technologies -- and they don't give up. They keep following their instincts. - Sean McBride
Rather than one big breakthrough we have seen creative and synergistic combinations of small breakthroughs from many different research fronts that collectively add up to something important. - Sean McBride
1. recommendations 2. Google 3. Google Knowledge Graph 4. Google Navigation 5. Google Voice Search 6. IMB Watson 7. Netflix recommendations 8. Pandora recommendations 9. Prismatic recommendations 10. Twitter search 11. Wolfram Alpha 12. Zite recommendations - Sean McBride
holly #ravingfangirl
tonight's quiche starred ham, fresh roasted red pepper, and feta. i spared you all from a picture, mostly because i was too busy eating. :P
Yummmmmmmy! - Jenny H. from Android
Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
I *used to have a huge crush on Bernadette Peters. (Used to, yeah)
I love her. - LB hates stale candy! from Android
I love the way she pronounces "balloon" in The Jerk. - Marie
I need to watch The Jerk again. It's been too long. Last night I watched her in a production of Into the Woods. So good! That role is hers forever. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce from Android
I liked Pennies from Heaven more than The Jerk, but I am a sucker for old school musicals. :) - April Russo
Yeah, I know what you mean, Joe. - Friar Will
AHHH! I found the balloon scene on YouTube: - Marie
Victor Ganata
21 Annoying Comments Filipinos Are Tired Of Hearing - Buzzfeed - this link is basically constantly at the top of my Facebook newsfeed right now :D
The fact that so many people in the U.S. have absolutely no clue about the only U.S. colony that was granted independence speaks to some deep Orwellian history erasure, man. - Victor Ganata
I have no idea about the veracity of the story, but the story about Manny Pacquiao's dad eating the family dog is both funny and sad. - Victor Ganata
They forgot about the fact that there's a karaoke machine in every house. jk - Rodfather
Automatic eyeroll: "You're Filipino?!? I LOVE lumpiya and pansit!" - Victor Ganata
The karaoke machine thing is kind of true :D - Victor Ganata
It also cracks me up that Filipinos will literally murder you for f-ing up "My Way" by Frank Sinatra. Like, they'll shoot you in the face! - Victor Ganata
That "My Way" story is crazy. - Steele Lawman
i might attack someone for singing "Yellow", tho not with lethal intent. i HATE that song. - Big Joe Silence
good lord! noah is the size of a horse! - Sir Shuping is just sir
That he is! He's actually lost weight, too. - Melly
He climbed on my chest in bed the other night. I whispered to my husband "It was nice knowing you." - Melly
he...he lost weight?? how much did he weigh before? the size of a small ogre? - Sir Shuping is just sir
He was almost 18lbs. - Melly
Now he's about 16 1/2. - Melly
I love him. - Meg VMeg
you should rent him out as a bodyguard - Sir Shuping is just sir
He is the brute squad! - Great Scott! Snow!
It's hella expensive to be poor in California :-(
Yes it is. - vicster: full-bodied
Word. - Jed
truth. - Lnorigb
You ain't never lied. - Corinne L
Seriously. - Yvonne from FFHound!
Without a doubt. - Steve C
It's expensive to be poor in northern NJ, too. Only slightly lower than California, as long as you are not stupid enough to own a car. (insurance rates are crazy here) - April Russo
Gas is hella high, groceries keep going up, & they're gonna skyrocket as the drought continues. My water bill is nearly $100 a month & I don't have any water-using appliances outside the water heater. I've refused so far to give up all hope and cancel cable & internet, but the way food prices are going...sheesh. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'm usually running a fan whatever room I'm in, & J uses a lot of electricity with TV & games & stuff. We do okay remembering to conserve but I know we could lower our usage. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Thank goodness for low income discounted rates - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
& my car insurance is above basic coverage and really cheap. That's lucky. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
The high prices on fresh produce saddens me because I know a lot of it has to do with the drought. That's a crazy high water bill - have they come to check for leaks that would cause the high rate? - Corinne L
One of the things that really sucks about poverty is that you end up paying more for electricity. When you can't keep your freezer and fridge packed full, it costs more to run that refrigerator just to keep the few items you do have cold/frozen. The more food prices rise, the less you can afford to put in there, and the more you end up wasting on electricity. I have found that packing... more... - April Russo
I had no idea the fridge being full or empty affected the energy use. Ours is at least 15 years old, that might up the usage too huh? - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
& my water bill is pretty average, our usage is within the "water saver" tier. But there's city & state surcharges, a sewer fee, etc. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
My fridge is 18 years old, so we are in similar situations when it comes to the age of our fridge. But yes, how much you do or don't have in it does affect energy usage. The less you have in it to hold the cold, the more frequently the compressor kicks on to cool it. - April Russo
I liken it to the Red Queen's Race: - Steven Perez from Android
Andrew C (✔)
RT @stumillscbc: This fox was found sleeping on the seat of an OC Transpo bus in Ottawa this morning.
RT @stumillscbc: This fox was found sleeping on the seat of an OC Transpo bus in Ottawa this morning.
Andy Baio
Weird Al's Mandatory Fun is #1 on the Billboard charts, his first #1 and the first comedy album to hit #1 since 1963!
Neat! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
My husband. Is too awesome. What did he do? He got me, get this: a genuine Batgirl Batarang from the '60s show. Oh, and it's signed by Yvonne Craig - Batgirl. I'm going to hang it above my computer. All my libraryland ladyfriends are going to be SO JEALOUS. ‪#‎levelingup‬ ‪#‎fabuloushusbandisfabulous‬
HOLY WOW how awesome is that?! - RepoRat
I KNOW. I about wet my pants. I can't even. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Yup. I am so jelly. - YvonneM
That is so awesome! - Galadriel C. from Android
Pics as soon as it arrives :) - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Mary Carmen
JFC. *smh*
How's it going over there? Sorry I haven't been able to help pack. =( - Yvonne from FFHound!
Things are going great. Almost finished. Moved a lot over already. Kitchen unpacked. I love the space! - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Yay! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Nap bus crashed into my family room!
Awesome! I'm sure everyone needed it. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
I know *I* needed it. =) - Yvonne from FFHound!
DJ Stevie Steve
Napoleon Dynamite And Pedro All Grown Up - Neatorama -
Napoleon Dynamite And Pedro All Grown Up - Neatorama
Napoleon Dynamite And Pedro All Grown Up - Neatorama
"If you’re dreaming of a sequel to the cult hit movie Napoleon Dynamite you’ll just have to go on dreaming, because chances are Napoleon, and his little politician pal Pedro, aren’t coming back to the big screen anytime soon. However, if you're wondering what Pedro and Napoleon will look like when they're all grown up wonder no more" - Me from Bookmarklet
I question the life choices of those who conduct business over the phone while using the bathroom.
Steve and 4 other people
RT @google: Figure out how to shrink the conventional power inverter and we’ll give you $1 million →
Steve and 4 other people
RT @NASAAmes: For our 75th anniversary, we're having an Open House! Save the date: Oct 18, 2014! #Ames75
Steve C
I'm not gonna lie I've actually learned several things I never knew but should have known from watching Drunk History. Often accompanied by laughing some beverage out my nose.
That show is awesome. It makes me want to look up what actually happened. - Corinne L
Claudette Colvin pre-dating and lining up the Rosa Parks bus boycott and Sybil Ludington making Paul Revere look like an afterthought were my big lessons in catching up on this seasons episodes. - Steve C
Kevin Fox
If your checkout flow includes a button labeled "I do not have a promotional discount code" that's fail. (Yes I really ran in to that.)
There should be a button next to it labeled "Click to google for a promotional code now." - Brian Johns
Star Trek’s John Cho breaks barriers as romantic lead: 'I would call this revolutionary' | Toronto Star -
Star Trek’s John Cho breaks barriers as romantic lead: 'I would call this revolutionary' | Toronto Star
"John Cho in a romantic lead? It’s hard to remember the last time an Asian male played a romantic character in a television series. Unless you count the time George Takei as Sulu in Star Trek groped Uhura. But that’s because he was momentarily insane. Asians are among the most under-represented minority group on TV and Asian males in romantic leads are practically unheard of. But Cho now finds himself starring in a modern remake of Pygmalion and the colour-blind casting of himself as “Henry” with co-star Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) as Eliza Dooley in ABC’s Selfie for the fall TV season. “I would call this revolutionary. It’s certainly a personal revolution for me,” said the 42-year old actor who says he normally never gets offered such roles. Fans may best know the actor as the current Sulu in the rebooted Star Trek, or as stoner Harold Lee of Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
My Twitter TL yesterday was abuzz with this news. In kdramaland, girls and women are excited that this will open doors for their favorite oppa to segue (back) into the American market. - Anika
Yeah one of my former UCLA classmates posted it to FB. - Jessie
he's 42?? i would have never thought that. also i'm looking forward to seeing that now - Sir Shuping is just sir
Yeah, I was surprised by that, too. I thought he was much younger than me. - Spidra Webster
I saw the trailer for this when it was released a few months back. It was pretty incredibly offensive, honestly. - Soup in a TARDIS
That's not surprising to me. I find ALL of Shaw's plays are offensive. I like My Fair Lady, but it's sexist and classist as hell. - Anika
Andrew C (✔)
Y'know how some people supposedly used to believe cameras stole souls? I act like eye contact will steal mine.
Used to? - Joe
I know this feel. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
What would one do with stolen souls, anyway? - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Eat them some fava beans and a nice chianti? *slurp* - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Micah: (and click the red button for the bonus joke) - Andrew C (✔)
Maple Syrup. Makes sense. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
No bacon? - Joe
Article: George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles
I saw this yesterday. Cracked me up. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Dat headline... well, I can die in peace now. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Andrew C (✔)
NYC Approves Apartment Building With Separate Entrance for Poor People -
NYC Approves Apartment Building With Separate Entrance for Poor People
"It would be difficult to come with a more on-the-nose metaphor for New York City's income inequality problem than the new high-rise apartment building coming to 40 Riverside Boulevard, which will feature separate doors for regular, wealthy humans and whatever you call the scum that rents affordable housing." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
>.< - Jenny H. from Android
Someone lost his first tooth yesterday! <3
LOL! ... "Is it wrong to eat a blueberry muffin if it looks just like your dog?"
Possibly... - Shannon - GlassMistress
Made me chuckle! - Anne Bouey
Such treat. Very mimetic. Wow. - Pete
Ken Gidley
How to perfectly load a dishwasher - The Oatmeal -
How to perfectly load a dishwasher - The Oatmeal
This is perfect. - Ken Gidley from Bookmarklet
"Like Jesus on Adderall" - Xabaras (G.O.)
My comment on a different social network was "It's too hard to explain all the reasons why you're doing it wrong. Just let me do it from now on!" - Brian Johns
I struggle with this myself - "you're doing it wrong!!!" gahhhh. - Ken Gidley
LB hates stale candy!
"Hi Laura, I randomly check download statistics for Provenance, and I just ran a report. I wanted to let you know that your article, in the month that it's been available online, has 1,318 downloads. The next highest is 171. Apparently, the digital natives are restless. You rock!" - LB hates stale candy! from Android
Update: "Your article has now been downloaded 2,446 times! The next highest is the full advocacy issue at 595. Considering there's been a total of 8,813 downloads, your article is over 1/4 of all Provenance downloads." This is nuts! - LB hates stale candy! from Android
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @kissane: This unblockable web tracker thing is intense.
RT @kissane: This unblockable web tracker thing is intense.
I get bitchy when I think about how many ways the browsers sell out my privacy. - Brian Johns
Here's the thing, in order to avoid it you have to basically get off the internet or be some mad dev installing extensions, experimental browsers, etc etc to avoid it. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I'm so tired of this tracking bullshit. I've installed opt out cookies, tracking blockers, and used Tor. I wish I didn't have to take these steps just to enjoy a modicum of privacy. - Jenny H. from Android
CAJ hates pants
Are you one of those people who will choke down bad coffee because you paid for it? I randomly decided to get a large coffee with my McD's breakfast. It's terrible. However, I AM one of those people so I'm gonna drink it even if it takes me all day. And the colder it gets, the worse it tastes.
Has coffee at McDonald's recently gone downhill? I thought it was a one-seed in terms of coffee -- right up there with Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts. - Julian
Heck no. I'd dump it and find proper coffee. ;) - Jenny H. from Android
I've had good coffee from them before so I was surprised by the quality. That's also why I upgraded to the large as well. <shrug> The sample size is just too small to be sure. - CAJ hates pants
I'd drink it. - Rodfather from Android
Caffeine is the drug, sometimes the medicine tastes bad, I still take the medicine. - Janet from FFHound!
Study confirms you're not alone. "But once we've formed an eating habit, we no longer care whether the food tastes good. We'll eat exactly the same amount, whether it's fresh or stale." - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I ended up not finishing it. But mostly because I had a Code Red Mountain Dew that was much tastier. :) - CAJ hates pants
As my dad says, "McDonald's coffee tastes like panther piss." I drank it one time....that was too much! - Jenny
Nope. - Steven Perez from Android
nope; bad might give me a migraine, and NO WAY IMMA RISKING THAT, :O - chaz2b
Nah, I'll find something else to drink. - Jennifer Dittrich
Life's too short to spend it drinking bad coffee. Dump that shit! - Jim: with more caffeine!
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