Randomly Surf Wikipedia

WikiRoulette

#Internet

Sat, Sep 24th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

If you need another way to lose countless hours on Wikipedia, Matt Inouye shows off the WikiRoulette, a website that lets you browse the online encyclopedia randomly simply by hitting the left and right arrow keys.

View a random Wikipedia page. Inspiration came from the book Algorithms to Live By. If you want to see a random Wikipedia page everytime you open Chrome, there's an extension for that (code is on Github).

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Song Done in the Style of "The Beatles" by Artificial Intelligence

Daddy’s Car

#Music

Fri, Sep 23rd, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Sony CSL-Paris shows off a song created entirely by artificial intelligence in the style of The Beatles.

At SONY CSL Research Laboratory, we have created two entire pop songs composed with Artificial Intelligence, thanks to Flow Machines. How is it possible? That’s because our Flow Machines software learns music styles from a huge database of songs. Then, exploiting unique combinations of style transfer, optimization and interaction techniques, it can compose in any style.

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Step-by-Step Guide on Starting Up a Boeing 737

I've always wanted to know

#HowTo

Thu, Sep 22nd, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

If you ever found yourself in need of starting up a Boeing 737, this video by Live from the Flight Deck shows you everything you need to do. An oldie but a good one.

Please note that this is a fictional flight filmed in different locations and at different times. No route nor instrument setting is real, it has been made for video purposes only.

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“Do you want to be like the CIA and overthrow a government overseas for profit or fun?”

How to Overthrow the Government

#HowTo

Wed, Sep 21st, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

During DEF CON 24, Chris Rock, notorious for his I Will Kill You presentation, explains the quick and dirty way to overthrow the government.

Chris will walk you through a cyber regime change from start to finish on a real country and show you how to architect a coup achieving the same result as a traditional mercenary operation without any blood spilt. This will include taking ownership of all facets of government including finance, telecommunications, transportation, commercial companies and critical infrastructure such a power, water and oil. You will learn:
• Traditional military mercenary coup tactics used by the infamous 32 Battalion in Africa, Executive Order and Sandline that can be directly applied to a cyber mercenary regime change.
• How to architect a cyber coup using advisor’s, hackers and the general populace, using misinformation, professional agitators, false information and…

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"The evidence of dramatic change is all around us and it’s happening at exponential speed."

Short documentary on the 4th industrial revolution

#Future

Tue, Sep 20th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

With self-driving boats, robotic warehouses, decentralisation of energy and the void of employment upon us, this short documentary on the 4th industrial revolution perfectly explains the rapid change we're all witnessing.

Ubiquitous, mobile supercomputing. Artificially-intelligent robots. Self-driving cars. Neuro-technological brain enhancements. Genetic editing. The evidence of dramatic change is all around us and it’s happening at exponential speed.

Previous industrial revolutions liberated humankind from animal power, made mass production possible and brought digital capabilities to billions of people. This Fourth Industrial Revolution is, however, fundamentally different. It is characterised by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human. Based on the book 'The Fourth Industrial Revolution' by Klaus Schwab, Executive Chairman…

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“They require no assembly, as they consist of a single part.”

Metamaterial Mechanisms

#Technology

Mon, Sep 19th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Hasso Plattner Institute HCI Lab showcases their Metamaterial Mechanisms, 3D-printed objects that, thanks to their 3D cell grids composition, can perform controlled directional movement despite being a single object.

So far, metamaterials were understood as materials—we want to think of them as machines.

We push the concept of metamaterials further by creating objects that allow for controlled directional movement. This allows users to create objects that perform mechanical functions. Our objects thereby implement devices that transform input forces and movement into a desired set of output forces and movement—also known as mechanisms.

We demonstrate metamaterial objects that perform a mechanical function. Such metamaterial mechanisms consist of a single block of material the cells of which play together in a well-defined way in order to achieve macroscopic movement. Our metamaterial door latch, for example, transforms the rotary movement of its handle…

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"I hope this film will help expand and challenge traditional views of what constitutes a home in 21st-century America."

The airline workers who live in a parking lot

#Life

Sun, Sep 18th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

In this video titled Long Term Parking, New York Times columnist Lance Oppenheim looks at airline workers suffering from AIDs (Airline Induced Divorce), many who have turned a parking lot into their new home.

Their perspectives are rooted in their community’s complicated history. The lot was created at least a decade ago as an airport-sponsored program offering airline employees a place to rest before heading to their next destination. Today, however, the next destination for many of the lot’s residents is unknown. As a result of pursuing their dream of working in the aviation industry, with its attendant transient lifestyle, many of the parking lot’s residents are estranged from their families. They are largely a community of people living alone, together — and most now consider the lot “home.” But airport officials do not necessarily share their enthusiasm. Instead,…

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“This isn’t a 10 or 20 year away thing. This transformation is happening right now.”

The automation revolution is now

#Workplace

Sat, Sep 17th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Brad Wardell, CEO of software company Stardock with a speciality in artificial intelligence, warns that the automation revolution is happening right now and we're not ready for it. Wardell is worried that as society ignores each warning it passes, the masses will eventually find themselves completely unemployed and entirely under the control of automation security.

You, reading this right now, when was the last time you went to the doctor not knowing what you already had? You probably just needed the prescription and had to wait. The machines, networked with each other across the world and able to sample billions of people’s anonymous data will make Dr. House look like an amateur and prescribe you with what you need vastly faster than having to wait for the doctor.

However, this won’t be good news for a lot of people in the health industry. Your doctor today with the thriving…

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A Dyson Sphere is Not Practical

Building Dyson Swarms versus a Dyson Sphere

#Space

Fri, Sep 16th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Reportedly, a Dyson Sphere is an impractical structure, making a Dyson Swarm more ideal for capturing the energy of the host star. Apparently, we could start building it now, later using all of planet Mercury for the remainder of the parts. The swarm may provide us with the energy we need to leave Earth, something Elon Musk has been urging us to do.

The Kepler telescope recently noticed a strange partial eclipse that some have speculated could be a Dyson Sphere. Are Dyson Sphere's possible? Are they practical? What other alternatives to futuristic energy capture do we have to choose from? Why not a kugelblitz - a swarm of black hole powered engines?

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Seeding Lifeless Planets With Earth's Microbes

Genesis Project

#Space

Thu, Sep 15th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to Science, theoretical physicist Claudius Gros of Goethe University Frankfurt in Germany has proposed in an essay published last month in Astrophysics and Space Science that as we detect Earth-like planets void of life, we should send artificially intelligent probes to seed them with Earth's microbes.

Q: How would AI facilitate the process?

A: AI is important because we will not be around to direct anything once the probes arrive at a planet. The robots will have to decide if a certain planet should receive microbes and the chance to evolve life. The AI would be aboard the Genesis probe, which would only be about the size of a smartphone. And the probe would be sent to an exoplanet using solar sails to accelerate, similar to the Breakthrough Starshot mission, which plans to send probes to Alpha Centauri in search of life. Once the probe arrives,…

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Aug 28"Once Big Data systems know me better than I know myself, authority will shift from humans to algorithms."
Aug 27"Your average asteroid is a loosely held ball of gravel."
Aug 25It Really Might Be Super Advanced Aliens Building Some Crazy Shit
Aug 26"The goal of Breakthrough Starshot is to accelerate its craft to about 20 percent the speed of light."
Sep 02"Big Data is increasing inequality and threatening democracy."
Aug 21Robotic Furniture
Aug 29"If there were a Nobel prize for hypocrisy, then its first recipient ought to be Mark Zuckerberg."
Aug 18"Replace Uber’s more than 1 million human drivers with robot drivers - as quickly as possible."
Sep 12Why Did Trains Have Cabooses and Now Don't Anymore?
Aug 16Virtually Cycling Through the United Kingdom
Sep 06If You Only Had 30 Minutes, and the Zombies Were Coming, What Could You Build Out of Everyday Kitchen Items to Defend Yourself?
Sep 03Automation Renders 7,000 Positions at Walmart Redundant
Sep 22Step-by-Step Guide on Starting Up a Boeing 737
Sep 23Song Done in the Style of "The Beatles" by Artificial Intelligence
Jul 28Hitler Was Democratically Elected
Sep 24Randomly Surf Wikipedia
Sep 18"I hope this film will help expand and challenge traditional views of what constitutes a home in 21st-century America."
Sep 21“Do you want to be like the CIA and overthrow a government overseas for profit or fun?”
Sep 16A Dyson Sphere is Not Practical
Sep 19“They require no assembly, as they consist of a single part.”
Sep 15Seeding Lifeless Planets With Earth's Microbes
Sep 17“This isn’t a 10 or 20 year away thing. This transformation is happening right now.”
Sep 20"The evidence of dramatic change is all around us and it’s happening at exponential speed."
Sep 13“Mars is a fixer-upper of a planet, but we could make it work.”