Ah yes, the NSFW content on got flagged, or based on what I saw so far, photos of architectures, sand dunes, and a motherlover photoset of a holy effin Orion nebula. The world is too sexy, no wonder there's global warming.

For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.

"Does dropping (malicious) USB drives in parking lots and other places really work?"

297 samples were dropped, 290 got picked up. 135 people opened documents (HTML pinger), 54 flash drives got returned.

20% were opened within the first hour. In less than 5 hours half of the devices were used by someone.

Study & talk (2016) by Elie Bursztein: youtube.com/watch?v=XJCQBqTmGU

Speaking of those. Why's there should be temporal discounting at all? Can't you get away with the usual expected value decay by probability? The payoffs further down the causal chain will have a natural limitations to their utility due to shit-happening and uncertainty.

I don't get how under Total Utilitarianism you can have the Repugnant Conclusion in the real world. You simply can't add trillions of trillions of trillions ... etc of people to "beat" the original optimal solution. Even considering the future generations.

Whoa! It jut dawned on my that with GitHub acquisition Microsoft now controls both VS Code AND Atom. And Electron...

«Microsoft Electron - Best way to publish beautiful cross-platform application on every major OS!»


Imaginary smarts will get you into a complex mess.

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A race of smart aliens scan Earth and find human communication flying back and forth. They monitor it a while, learn our languages. Eventually they make contact. We're polite, if a bit odd, and soon they agree to come here. Travelling for years, they arrive to discover mankind has been dead for centuries. They had made first contact only with our needlessly advanced AI answerphone network.

privacy is your local scope where you perform your local reasoning

maybe people who don't think privacy is important are okay with programming by only mutating global variables

@ElfLord Thankfully, Mastodon does not use the LAMP stack

“Moore’s Law of Mad Science: Every 18 months, the IQ required to destroy the world drops by 1 point.”

Happy Petrov Day! Have fun and take care to prevent extinction of humanity.

"Maternal kisses are not effective in alleviating minor childhood injuries (boo-boos): a randomized, controlled and blinded study" J Eval Clin Pract. 2015 Dec;21(6):1244-6 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/267116

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