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It goes back even further than the 50's. I noticed this homemade car in 1927's Wings:

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And this one in Wild Boys of the Road from 1933:

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2 hours ago, LawrenceA said:

It goes back even further than the 50's. I noticed this homemade car in 1927's Wings:

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And this one in Wild Boys of the Road from 1933:

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Too bad Sonny (Junior Coghlan) wasn't as talented in the "Frolics of Youth" shorts. :lol:

There use to been a very nice photo of "Old Ironside" on the internet. 

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New Henry Kissinger article on artificial intelligence.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/06/henry-kissinger-ai-could-mean-the-end-of-human-history/559124/

How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.

Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my usual concerns—but the beginning of the presentation held me in my seat.

The speaker described the workings of a computer program that would soon challenge international champions in the game Go. I was amazed that a computer could master Go, which is more complex than chess. In it, each player deploys 180 or 181 pieces (depending on which color he or she chooses), placed alternately on an initially empty board; victory goes to the side that, by making better strategic decisions, immobilizes his or her opponent by more effectively controlling territory.

The speaker insisted that this ability could not be preprogrammed. His machine, he said, learned to master Go by training itself through practice. Given Go’s basic rules, the computer played innumerable games against itself, learning from its mistakes and refining its algorithms accordingly. In the process, it exceeded the skills of its human mentors. And indeed, in the months following the speech, an AI program named AlphaGo would decisively defeat the world’s greatest Go players.

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Maybe the AI could be incorporated into those earth movers / escavators.

Like the AI farm equipment e in the movie "Interstellar" (2014) no idiot humans involved.

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1 minute ago, hamradio said:

For our dumb downed kids whom don't know up from down.:blink:

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As many wrecks as I read about, it's more for the dumbed-down drivers.

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12 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

As many wrecks as I read about, it's more for the dumbed-down drivers.

True.

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On 5/18/2018 at 11:44 PM, LawrenceA said:

As many wrecks as I read about, it's more for the dumbed-down drivers.

Officials say the bus driver in the deadly school bus crash in New Jersey made an illegal turn before colliding with a dump truck

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-jersey-school-bus-crash-driver-illegal-u-turn-officials-say/

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http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-rekognition-ai-software-cops-scan-faces-2018-5

Amazon is selling AI software to cops that can scan for hundreds of thousands of faces for $6 per month

  • The American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy activists are asking Amazon to stop marketing a powerful facial recognition tool to police.
  • The AI tool called Rekognition, is already being used by at least one agency — the Washington County Sheriff's Office in Oregon — to check photographs of unidentified suspects against a database of mug shots from the county jail.
  • Privacy advocates are concerned about the expanded use of facial recognition through body cameras worn by officers, which allows police to identify and track people in real time.

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9 hours ago, Gershwin fan said:

http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-rekognition-ai-software-cops-scan-faces-2018-5

Amazon is selling AI software to cops that can scan for hundreds of thousands of faces for $6 per month

  • The American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy activists are asking Amazon to stop marketing a powerful facial recognition tool to police.
  • The AI tool called Rekognition, is already being used by at least one agency — the Washington County Sheriff's Office in Oregon — to check photographs of unidentified suspects against a database of mug shots from the county jail.
  • Privacy advocates are concerned about the expanded use of facial recognition through body cameras worn by officers, which allows police to identify and track people in real time.

 

Bet the constant replacement of hardware will cost a lot. ;)

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Watching "Epic Engineering - Worlds Strongest ship, OOCL Hong Kong" the largest container ship in the world.  completely manned by a Chinese crew, EVERYTHING - the control room, signs are in English! :huh:

The fuel cost $1 million!  Now that's a big gas tank. :blink:

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44256765

Mussels test positive for opioids in Seattle's Puget Sound

Scientists at the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife have found that mussels in Seattle's waters are testing positive for opioids.

The finding suggests "a lot of people" are taking oxycodone in the Puget Sound, researchers say.

Scientists used mussels as a way to test pollution in Seattle's waters and discovered high enough oxycodone levels for the shellfish to test positive.

Mussels do not metabolise opioids, but some fish can become addicted.

Mussels are filter-feeders, which means they filter water for nutrients to nourish themselves. In the process, they end up storing pollutants in their tissues, which makes them a prime indicator species.

State researchers distributed clean mussels around the Puget Sound and extracted them months later to test the waters.

Of the 18 locations scientists used, three showed traces of oxycodone. The drug traces were not enough to get any humans high from consumption, but enough to indicate a problem, officials said.

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Guess blame the mother for not telling the fraternal twins to knock it off. :huh::blink:

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Now you 2 stop that, stop this minute! :P

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Valencia turns to “biological lawnmowers” for weed control

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"The city of Valencia, Spain, will resort to wild sheep to contain the growth of weeds and brushes in ravines, dry riverbeds, and developed areas with excessive vegetation." It also reduces the possibility of wildfires.

The wild sheep are a sustainable alternative to chemical pesticides and mechanical lawnmowers.

The wild sheep used to control weeds are a local species on the brink of extinction. This project keeps the small herd healthy and strong, and increasing the population of the herd.

Other countries, like Portugal and France, have also adopted this method of weed control.

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/06/05/inenglish/1528209454_287703.html

 

 

 

 

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Thought 18 wheelers are a concern?

 

Gibraltar Intersection

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Gisborne Railway Line.(Tasmania)

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