Day: August 13, 2013

The AI-Box Experiment: Some Important InfoThe Unknown

The AI-Box Experiment: Some Important Info

Person1: “When we build AI, why not just keep it in sealed hardware that can’t affect the outside world in
NYPDs stop-and-frisk deemed unconstitutionalPolice State

NYPDs stop-and-frisk deemed unconstitutional

By Natasha Lennard With a landmark decision in a historic trial, federal judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices
Newly Discovered Eighth Grade Exam From 1912 Shows How Dumbed Down America Has BecomeInteresting News

Newly Discovered Eighth Grade Exam From 1912 Shows How Dumbed Down America Has Become

Michael Snyder Activist Post Have you ever seen the movie Idiocracy?  It is a movie about an “average American” that
Former NSA chief predicts surveillance programs will expandBig Brother

Former NSA chief predicts surveillance programs will expand

The former head of the National Security Agency said Sunday that not only does ending the NSA’s domestic surveillance programs
Snowden defense fund now accepts BitcoinEconomy & Money

Snowden defense fund now accepts Bitcoin

US fugitive Edward Snowden’s defense fund, launched recently by WikiLeaks to raise money for the legal protection of the NSA
Pirate Bay launches easy anti-censorship browserInteresting News

Pirate Bay launches easy anti-censorship browser

The Pirate Bay has released a self-configured browser package, which allows users to skate around the anti-piracy censorship of certain
Electrical signatures of consciousness in the dying brainThe Unknown

Electrical signatures of consciousness in the dying brain

The near-death experience reported by cardiac arrest survivors worldwide may be grounded in science, according to research at the University
Hyperloop promises super-fast travelScience & Space

Hyperloop promises super-fast travel

By Steve Hargreaves Serial entrepreneur and billionaire Elon Musk is set to unveil design plans for the Hyperloop Monday —
Facing overcrowded prisons, US wants to cut drug sentencesPolice State

Facing overcrowded prisons, US wants to cut drug sentences

US prisons are operating at 40 percent above capacity, with half of all inmates locked up for drug-related crimes. Attorney
Contaminated mist: Workers at Fukushima ‘sprayed’ with radioactive waterFukushima

Contaminated mist: Workers at Fukushima ‘sprayed’ with radioactive water

Ten workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant were exposed to radiation from contaminated mist, TEPCO says. Workers in
Paranormal After-Death Experiences ‘Explained’The Unknown

Paranormal After-Death Experiences ‘Explained’

A mysterious surge of brain activity observed in dying rats may explain reports of near-death-experiences (NDEs), researchers claim. Even after
Georgia teen denied life-saving heart transplant due to ‘non-compliance’Food & Health News

Georgia teen denied life-saving heart transplant due to ‘non-compliance’

A Georgia teenager in dire need of a new heart was denied a transplant after doctors determined that his history
Sinkhole Opens Under Florida ResortMore News

Sinkhole Opens Under Florida Resort

By JOHN SCHWARTZ Officials were trying to determine the extent of the damage after a building in a resort community
British Library Network Blocks ‘Hamlet’ For ‘Violent Content’Random News

British Library Network Blocks ‘Hamlet’ For ‘Violent Content’

techdirt.com The use of Web blocks — usually “for the children” — is becoming depressingly common these days. So much
North Carolina governor signs extensive Voter ID lawRandom News

North Carolina governor signs extensive Voter ID law

By Aaron Blake North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) on Monday signed into law one of the nation’s most wide-ranging