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  • MIT fed an AI data from Reddit, and now it only thinks about murder

    06/07/2018 4:18:27 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 29 replies
    The Verge ^ | The Verge
    This week, researchers at MIT unveiled their latest creation: Norman, a disturbed AI. (Yes, he’s named after the character in Hitchcock’s Psycho.) They write: "Norman is an AI that is trained to perform image captioning, a popular deep learning method of generating a textual description of an image. We trained Norman on image captions from an infamous subreddit (the name is redacted due to its graphic content) that is dedicated to document and observe the disturbing reality of death. Then, we compared Norman’s responses with a standard image captioning neural network (trained on MSCOCO dataset) on Rorschach inkblots; a test...
  • BREAKING: North Korea has launched a missile,

    08/28/2017 2:14:06 PM PDT · by OwenKellogg · 218 replies
    https://twitter.com/CNBC/status/902276945089630210 ^ | https://twitter.com/CNBC/status/902276945089630210 | CNBC
    Emergency being broadcast on NHK
  • De-Google-ify Yourself (6 min video)

    08/18/2017 11:24:23 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 30 replies
    youtube ^ | Aug 18, 2017 | BPS
    (Tips, for those wishing to dump Google, on alternatives to their services - Browser, Search Engines, youtube, gmail, etc) (A commentator suggested you do a google image search on "white couple" - he said the results would make your blood boil. He was right.)
  • (UC Irvine) California University Now Teaching Zombie Survival Online

    09/11/2013 6:24:21 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    DVICE ^ | Thursday, September 5, 2013 | Colin Druce-McFadden
    California university now teaching zombie survival online UC Irvine has just announced that it will be extending its studies of the human condition into the undead. By partnering with online learning platform Canvas and AMC, UC Irvine has created a class called "Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC's The Walking Dead." The course, while clearly a bit of a gimmick, will cover a wide range of topics pertinent to surviving a zombie apocalypse. By enrolling, you'll be signing up to learn about subjects from "Nutrition in a post-apocalyptic world — are squirrels really good for you?" to "The spread of...
  • (ITEOTWAWKI) ... Zombie Pigeons Invade Moscow

    08/20/2013 6:55:44 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 16, 2013 | James Marson
    Zombie Pigeons Invade Moscow MOSCOW–This summer, zombie birds have come to Russia’s capital. In what some might compare to a horror film–or even a sign of the apocalypse–the streets of Moscow have been littered with dead and sick pigeons in the past week. Videos posted on the Internet show pigeons twisting their necks, walking backward in circles or standing completely still with their heads on the ground. Muscovites are calling them “zombie pigeons.” Corpses of those that don’t survive have been spotted across the city. Russia’s chief sanitary official, Gennady Onishchenko, said Friday that veterinarians had concluded the pigeons were...
  • Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse: Just Do the Math

    07/31/2013 6:52:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 51 replies
    LiveScience.com ^ | July 30, 2013 | Michael Dhar
    Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse: Just Do the Math This equation could spell your doom: (bN)(S/N)Z = bSZ. That is, if you ever found yourself in the midst of a zombie pandemic. That's because the calculation describes the rate of zombie transmission, from one walking dead individual to many, according to its creators, Robert J. Smith?, a mathematics professor at the University of Ottawa who spells his name with a "?" at the end, and his students. Smith's work has inspired other researchers to create zombie mathematical models, which will be published with Smith's work in the upcoming book, "Mathematical Modeling...
  • Real Doomsday: Earth Dead in 2.8 Billion Years

    07/02/2013 7:42:10 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies
    Discovery ^ | July 2, 2013 | Ray Villard
    Real Doomsday: Earth Dead in 2.8 Billion Years The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jaggar crooned “Time Is On My Side” in the 1964 classic rock hit of the same title. Sadly, that’s not the case for habitable planets orbiting sun-like stars according to a recent computer simulation by astrobiologist Jack O’Malley-James of the University of St Andrews in the United Kingdom. “A combination of slow and rapid environmental changes will result in the extinction of all species on Earth, with the last inhabitants disappearing within 2.8 billion years from now,” O’Malley-James predicts. He says that we’ve got about 2 billion years...
  • TEMECULA, CA: Driver Claims Zombies Chasing Him After Big I-15 Crash (Punk Steals Big Rig, Crashes)

    04/10/2013 6:55:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Press Enterprise ^ | April 9, 2013 | Sarah Burge
    TEMECULA: Driver claims zombies chasing him after big I-15 crash A Tennessee man, 19, is accused of taking a big-rig Saturday and causing a crash that injures 7 people A big-rig crash that blocked Interstate 15 in Temecula for hours Saturday evening, April 6, was caused by a 19-year-old driver who claimed he was on the run from the walking dead, authorities said. “He said zombies were chasing him and he had to get out of here,” said Officer Nathan Baer, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. The crash was no laughing matter. Not only did it cause a...
  • 'Dead' Prostitute Leaps From Her Coffin (Zimbabwe)

    03/29/2013 1:33:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 29, 2013 | New York Post via The Sun
    <p>A prostitute in Zimbabwe 'died' during a hotel romp with a client - only to come back to life as her body was being put in a coffin.</p>
  • Zombie-Scented Perfumes Make You Smell Less Attractive to the Undead

    03/10/2013 10:06:34 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    IO9 ^ | March 9, 2013 | Lauren Davis
    Zombie-scented perfumes make you smell less attractive to the undead Usually a person dabs on a bit of perfume in hopes of attracting someone else's attention, but could a zombie-scented perfume repel the affections of the flesh-craving dead? Demeter Fragrance Library, purveyors of all sorts of offbeat scents, have come up with a pair of undead-themed perfumes that could come in handy during the zombie apocalypse. No, the perfume doesn't smell like decaying flesh. Instead, Zombie for Him combines dried leaves, mushrooms, mildew, moss and earth, while Zombie for Her is a more feminine version, adding "a touch of Dregs...
  • Tehran Battles Plague of 'Mutant' Giant Rats with Army Snipers

    03/03/2013 2:47:21 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 51 replies
    International Business Times ^ | February 20, 2013 | Umberto Bacchi:
    Tehran Battles Plague of 'Mutant' Giant Rats with Army Snipers Tehran, the capital of Iran, is battling an invasion of "genetically mutated" giant rats. Iran has sent in sniper teams to clear Tehran's streets from the massive rodents weighting up to five kilos plaguing 26 district of the Iranian capital, the city's environmental agency said. "They seem to have had a genetic mutation, probably as a result of radiations and the chemical used on them," Ismail Kahram, Teheran city council environment adviser and university professor Ismail Kahram told Qudsonline.ir. "They are now bigger and look different. These are changes that...
  • Rabbits Wreaking Havoc On Cars At DIA(Denver Airport)

    01/27/2013 1:30:19 PM PST · by SMGFan · 41 replies
    Travelers have a warning for drivers who park their cars near Denver International Airport (DIA). Rabbits are chewing the wires under many cars costing owners a lot of money. The rabbits get in and chew the brake lines, the clutch lines and other wiring. Local car repair shops estimates they can do thousands of dollars in damage. “When I had the trouble with the oil light coming on, the dealer told me the wires that controlled the air conditioning were chewed,” said Ken Blum, one car owner who knows all about the not so funny bunny business at DIA. Blum...
  • Resigning Pope Benedict XVI Brings Doomsday Prophecy (St. Malachy's 12th Century Prophecy)

    02/14/2013 7:26:18 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    Discovery News ^ | Feb 13, 2013 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Resigning Pope Brings Doomsday Prophecy Is the world only a Pope away from the End? Yes, if you believe a chilling 12th-century prophecy. Attributed to St. Malachy, an Irish archbishop canonized in 1190, the Prophecy of the Popes would date to 1139. The document predicted that there would be only 112 more popes before the Last Judgment — and Benedict XVI is 111. The list of popes originated from a vision Malachy said he received from God when he was in Rome, reporting on his diocese to Pope Innocent II. The story goes that St. Malachy gave the apocalyptic list...
  • (Post-Twinkie Apocalypse) A Guide to Making Your Own Twinkies

    11/17/2012 10:20:49 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    Top Secret Recipes ^ | Who Killed the Twinkie?
    Top Secret Recipes Version of the Hostess Twinkie The Twinkie was invented in 1930 by the late James A. Dewar, then the Chicago-area regional manager of Continental Baking Company, the parent corporation behind the Hostess trademark. At the time, Continental made "Little Short Cake Fingers" only during the six-week strawberry season, and Dewar realized that the aluminum pans in which the cakes were baked sat idle the rest of the year. He came up with the idea of injecting the little cakes with a creamy filling to make them a year-round product and decided to charge a nickel for a...
  • Recipes for the Post-Apocalypse: How and Why to Eat Rat Meat

    08/05/2012 3:38:58 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    IO9 ^ | August 5, 2012 | Lauren Davis
    Recipes for the Post-Apocalypse: How and Why to Eat Rat Meat Rat is a readily available street food in some Southeast Asian countries, and earlier editions of The Joy of Cooking contained instructions on the proper butchering of squirrels. But rodents have fallen out of favor in most Western cuisines, relegated to mere vermin. So how would you go about cooking a rat if you'd never tried it before? Laura Ginn did just that recently, breaking her lengthy vegetarianism to how to butcher and prepare rodent meat. Ginn is an artist whose work largely incorporates survival skills such as skinning...
  • For Only $23,999.00 ... the Ultimate Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit

    07/20/2012 11:22:40 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    CNET ^ | July 18, 2012 | Tim Hornyak
    For Only $23,999.00 ... the Ultimate Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit Your last hope: The $24,000 zombie survival kit Don't expect big firepower from this gear collection, but it does have a few tools that could keep you alive among the undead. My preparations for the coming zombie apocalypse came down to one thing: a baseball bat. But this kit from OpticsPlanet makes me think I'm being terribly naive. The Z.E.R.O. (Zombie Extermination, Research, and Operations) Zombie Kit is the mother of all undead survival kits. For a whopping $24,000 you get oodles of tools, protective gear, cases, and weapons accessories....
  • "They Ate Their Victims' Brains Raw": Cannibal Cult Arrested for Eating Seven Witch Doctors

    07/14/2012 11:49:07 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Mirror News ^ | July 13, 2012 | Agency Staff
    "They ate their victims' brains raw": 'Cannibal cult' members arrested after seven 'witch doctors' brutally murdered The cult members are thought to have eaten the witch doctors’ organs in the belief that they would attain supernatural powers and become ‘bulletproof’ Police in Papua New Guinea have unearthed a ‘cannibal cult’ in the jungle thought to be responsible for the murders of seven suspected witch doctors. The 29 cult members allegedly ate their victims' brains raw and made soup from their penises, according to police officials. Madang Police Commander Anthony Wagambie said: “They don’t think they’ve done anything wrong; they admit...
  • "Zombie" attacks continue: Naked man arrested after biting Fla. man

    07/12/2012 9:57:59 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    UPI ^ | July 12, 2012 | GABRIELLE LEVY
    "Zombie" attacks continue: Naked man arrested after biting Fla. man Despite assurances from the CDC that zombies do not, in fact, exist, strange things keep happening in Florida. The Center for Disease Control says we have no reason to fear a zombie virus. But that hasn't stopped a series of strange events, including one in which Rudy Eugene brutally attacked a homeless man, biting off chunks of his face. Perhaps 22-year-old Jeremiah Haughee found Eugene to be an inspirational figure. That's our best guess for why he was climbed naked onto the roof of a St. Augustine, Fla., home, bit...
  • Would you want to survive the end of civilization?

    07/02/2012 3:12:30 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 90 replies
    IO9 ^ | July 2, 2012 | ith Veronese
    Would you want to survive the end of civilization? Let's say the end of the world as we know it is coming — but someone offers you a priceless spot in their guaranteed-to-be-safe bunker, so you can be one of the chosen few who rebuilds the Earth. Would you want to survive, and emerge into the post-apocalyptic wasteland? Would the positives of playing a role in a new society outweigh the loss of creature comforts? Or would you rather just go out with the majority of the human race? I wouldn't last long in a Mad Max-style world — the...
  • (Zombie Apes?!? Banana Bath Salts?!?) Adult Chimpanzee Fatally Mauls Baby Chimp at LA Zoo

    06/27/2012 9:29:21 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    NBC 4 Los Angeles ^ | Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012 | Beverly White and Sam
    Adult Chimpanzee Fatally Mauls Baby Chimp at LA Zoo The unnamed infant was born March 6 to Gracie, who is being allowed to keep the infant overnight to grieve, zoo officials said. The first chimpanzee baby born at the LA Zoo in 13 years was mauled to death Tuesday by an adult chimp in front of a crowd of visitors, including children, zoo officials said. The unnamed infant was born March 6 to Gracie, who is being allowed to keep the infant overnight to grieve, zoo officials said. When the adult male chimp began attacking the infant, zoo staff were...