The singularity is the point at which we can no longer "see" (predict) future growth or trends, ie: the point at which we lose the ability to make predictions about the future because the A.I.'s have grown and are growing in intelligence faster than we can comprehend. In that way it is similar to a black hole singularity, in that we cannot "see" past the event horizon.
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And hope the auditors haven't gotten a compelling visit themselves.
"thousands of years of evolution" doesn't get you much. Different hair color maybe. Natural evolution takes millions of years.
I get the bad feeling that Lee Drake has a problem interrupting people when they are doing other things, has social insensitivity, and has problems with appropriate behavior in an office setting. Oh wait, sorry that's just Slashdot.
The devices under my control (Chromecast and XBMC) will not be routing TCP/IP over their HDMI cables. If they even had that capability (they don't) I would shut it off.
> Ever since Winston Cigarettes the primary objective of television has been to deliver flashing lights and colours in order to captivate viewers.
There is some poetic symmetry that we've come full circle from Winston cigarettes to Winston Smith being watched by his TV.
Ding! Ding! Ding! Winner.
I have a "smart" LG TV. I didn't plug in the ethernet and I didn't configure my Wi-Fi password. All of my 'Smarts' come from the Chromecast plugin and the XBMC sitting under it. I'm not trusting the TV with a connection to the outside world.
Just another Wednesday at my house.
I once accidentally used a "repeat x until y" loop instead of a "while y begin x end", and I got real-time facial recognition. This was in a checkbook app.
"Young man, give me that ring."
"Ooooh... its so pretty. I could do great things with this ring. No... no... it's better if we just destroy it."
"I have passed the test. I shall diminish and gain tenure."
Feds: "Grab him!"
Feds "Cover his mouth quick!"
Feds drag Ross away with his mouth covered...
Fed1: "What was that about?"
Fed2: "It was some sort of codeword"
Fed1: "What do you mean?"
Fed2: "When he yelled Beetlejuice it activated a..."
Both: "Oh shit..."
Muscle does not turn into fat. Stop exercising and start eating like crap and your body will lose muscle and will also starting putting on fat. The muscle does not turn into fat. Starting lean and muscular will not cause you to get fat faster.
I would bet you are not currently overendowed with muscle. Nobody who works out would believe this urban myth.
Don't blame me. I voted for Kodos.
128 bits should be enough for anyone.
My toaster is functional. I insert a slice of bread and the toaster creates a duplicate slice of bread that is toasted. It returns the duplicate, but never touches the original. It is very safe. I can insert anything in the toaster without worrying about toasting an inappropriate object. But boy is it inefficient...