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Questioning shit that is apparent can yield future progress. Taking it at face value is what get's shit done right now. So yeah, maybe there is no tangible universe out there and, at some point in the future, this will be a really powerful paradigm. In the meantime I get to smash people in the face with barstools.

It's win/win  :lulz:

Or Kill Me / Re: Been Awhile
« on: May 20, 2016, 10:41:53 am »
That nagging feeling of 'why?' deep down inside? That's just intellect fucking with you. Forget it - there is no why

I consider free will to be one of those things that is either taken at face value or not. If we have it by default, I'm of the opinion it can be removed in varying degrees. Abdicated or taken, by circumstance, force or by subterfuge or a mixture of all three.

Those guys are going to look out the front door one morning and see the flesh melting off their toddler's pretty face cos she's caught in an acid rain storm. I'll be laughing so hard most of my mates wont speak to me for weeks.

One of the funniest things Bill Hicks ever did was died of cancer, slap bang in the middle of the "Smoker with Attitude" tour  :lulz:

I have no idea what to do about any of it

As with any other form of entertainment - you watch and laugh and try your best to steer clear of the exploding scenery :evil:

Caught  a new report about melting icecaps today - turns out it's ridiculously worse than any one imagined. Could be this year or next will approach biblical levels of hilarity

My contract is just about over and I don't have another job lined up.

In the eloquent words of Reggie Watts, "Ficketty fuck. Ficketty fuck. Ficketty fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck."

I can now design, develop, and deploy full stack web apps though. And I've got a few promising leads, but still....


I'm going to get into bots pretty soon, applied to my own company but it looks like that one's ripe pickings for consultancy if that's your bag. All the big players have bot projects in the pipeline and (unlike wi the internet) we have the infrastructure here already and everyone is already connected to so there's no technological barriers to adoption like last time round.

If I was looking to freelance, I'd be getting in early and trying to get a couple of projects under my belt, targeting businesses and hooking a bot into their booking/ordering/erp/whatever system. The use cases as far as I can see are damn near any scenario which currently benefits from having a computer system in the first place.

As Kevin Kelly said - "Take X and add AI"

That is the best thing you have ever written (/personal_opinion)

Thanks.   :lol:

I am reexamining my life and my values.

Welcome to my page. Well it's not mine exactly, I just draw dicks and tits all over it but we seem to be on the same one lately, to a degree I don't think we've ever quite been before.

F'kin troof. Wonder how much he had to do with the latest iteration, right enough. Few years since he left now. Still, the current team are definitely standing on a pretty big pair of shoulders, somewhere along some spectrum or other.

Doom is a refreshing change in gameplay. Oldschool - Run and gun. Switch the brain off and charge! Got little challenge missions for skills boosters. They're all different but the story on the one I just did is you have to perform 3 airborne "glory kills", on hellnights, in less than 20 seconds, with an additional 20secs added on for each successful kill. A glory kill, for the uninitiated is a finish move, once you've depleted most of the enemy health, they stand there, looking punchy and glowing blue. Get close enough and they glow orange, then you do your mortal combat thing. Airborne glory kills, as the name suggests, have to be approached from above.

As an aside, Idtech-6 - the best way I can describe it is GFX that wank my eyes  :eek:

If you've played Fallout 4, this account of the first guy to beat survivor mode is fucking hilarious


I haven't played yet but that's really good anyway.

Suffice to say, Preston Garvey is a dick, even when he isn't pulling a Jason Vorhees on your ass. He's nowhere near as bad as those snidey, SJW, Railroad motherfuckers, tho. Taking them out is satisfaction beyond words. I'd highly recommend it, even if the GFX engine is so out of date it's practically Manic Miner

If you've played Fallout 4, this account of the first guy to beat survivor mode is fucking hilarious

Or Kill Me / Re: Epistle Two: On the Revolution.
« on: May 12, 2016, 11:12:36 pm »
"zero to Oppenheimer" is my new mantra. Sorry "Get wasted and fuck shit up" you had a good run

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« on: May 11, 2016, 08:08:47 pm »
Much f'kin closer If the VIV ecosystem matures the way I think it could, I could see us getting there pretty rapid. Think price-comparison websites but applied to AI comparison AI's, nested meta-agents selecting ranked domain expertise. The utility is guaranteed off the charts and, sooner or later, some smart arse is going to come up with a good enough personality model to wrap it up in.

Remember, this is all based on my theory that it takes significantly less than human-level intellect to fool a human into thinking it is. (like a fraction of a fraction of 1%) If I'm wrong in this then I'll revise my guess from imminent to - shortly before the heat death of the universe.  :lulz:

A while ago, I suggested making an AI that isn't trying to emulate a human being.  Fuck the Turing test.  If that's what we need, we can just squat out more humans.

Plus, it would scare the poop out of everyone with a functional arachnid response.

Totally. There's a ton of voices in the AI community who think "Human-level AGI" will be some kind of worthwhile and notable milestone. I can only attribute this obsession to hubris, all the while yelling "Why do we want to produce a simulated retard?" to anyone who'll listen.

The main lesson from all the progress in narrow AI (or, as I've taken to call it - "Actual Intelligence") is that, for all we have a seriously heavy-duty neural net, human brains are pretty much the worst fucking tool for any problem you want to solve. Turns out all you get when you scale up to 100-billion neurons is a system that can't concentrate on even the simplest task for longer than a couple of nanoseconds. Scale it back to a couple of million, however and it can actually drive a car without killing everyone in the vehicle cos it wanted to check Facebook. :lulz:

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