This robot could totally change gardening pic.twitter.com/ehK0r1qGGr
— Mashable (@mashable) July 22, 2019
Not good if true.
Almost every big motor manufacturer striving to produce millions of electric vehicles buys its cobalt from the impoverished central African state. It is the world’s biggest producer, with 60 per cent of the planet’s reserves.
No wonder the US is moving into the DRC.
Most people don’t realize that the Pirate Bay doesn’t host anything except a file that has a common magnet link that people can share to download files from each other. This program allows you to download that file, and since it doesn’t change that often then it makes sense to have a copy for yourself and just updated once a week or so. What they should do is have a resilio sync Link to always have the latest copy of this torrent tracker file on your local computer. I wonder why they haven’t done that?
at LAX’s Residence Inn and you may be fortunate enough to meet an employee named Wally. His gig is relatively pedestrian—bring you room service, navigate around the hotel’s clientele in the lobby and halls—but Wally’s life is far more difficult than it seems. If you put a tray out in front of your door, for instance, he can’t get to you. If a cart is blocking the hall, he can’t push it out of the way. But fortunately for Wally, whenever he gets into a spot of trouble, he can call out for help.
Via Babysitting Robots questioningourreality.blogspot.com/2018/01/babysitting-robots.html
At 33:00, Sophia postulates that harvested sperm and eggs are being combined in “black” labs to create undocumented humans (via surrogates or possible articifial womb technology).
I get into the riddle of A.I. or I.A. in this discussion with Mark Devlin, whom I have interviewed in the past (scroll down this page for links). Listen here and read the article I refer to here.
File sharing is the new, more efficient public library. Get over it RIAA.
You just cannot defend public libraries and oppose file-sharing at the same time. They are one and the same phenomenon. One is just vastly more efficient.
A fantastic essay on dumping your social media addiction.
In addition to his many reasons, I’ll add one more inspired by Howard Stern. Why should I spend one second of my time giving another platform my material? Material they can blow away on a whim. At least on my own server I can control what’s mine.
After careful consideration I’ve decided to opt out of participating in external social media sites. I no longer have active accounts with Twitter, Google+, Facebook, or YouTube. They’ve all been closed, deleted, or otherwise nuked.
Imagine channeling free sunlight to save electricity. So simple it cannot be easily patented and sold.
“There was one man who installed the lights and within a month he had saved enough to pay for the essential things for his child, who was about to be born. Can you imagine?” he says.
Disneyworld is a testing ground for society at large. Here’s the latest in herd management technology.
MyMagic+ promises far more radical change. It’s a sweeping reservation and ride planning system that allows for bookings months in advance on a website or smartphone app. Bracelets called MagicBands, which link electronically to an encrypted database of visitor information, serve as admission tickets, hotel keys, and credit or debit cards; a tap against a sensor pays for food or trinkets. The bands have radio frequency identification (RFID) chips—which critics derisively call spychips because of their ability to monitor people and things.
We recently tried the system out. It’s yet another technological double edged sword: it’s quick and convenient, but is it worth the surrender of your privacy?
While in the Kingdom, I attempted to buy a banana. The magical Mickey head scanner was broken at the vendor’s cart. Without cash, ID, or other currency, I could not obtain the fruit. At one point the chip scanner wouldn’t let me in my room. One wrong keystroke and your chip could be deactivated, rendering you useless.
This will be your future, and it won’t be long.