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Posted on December 7th, 2017 at 23:26 by John Sinteur in category: News

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President Trump did not completely grasp the ramifications of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, several advisers told The Washington Post.

No Shit Sherlock. You could automate these articles.  “President Trump did not completely grasp the ramifications of $random_decision”.

You can almost hear him say it… “Who would have thought $random_decision was so complicated?”

It took me two entire minutes to Google why it was a stupid decision. That’s, like, 30 hours in Trump-adjusted time.


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  1. It’s just a prod to break the current stalemate. I’m sure peace with swiftly follow (not). It’s a great time for his evangelical base to visit the middle east.

Facebook’s Algorithm Hijacked This $8 Billion Company to Sell Cat Blindfolds

Posted on December 7th, 2017 at 21:11 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Theoretically, Facebook should have plucked out shoes on Wish and served them to shoe lovers, or pushed perfume on perfume lovers. But since Wish’s catalog is so massive and Facebook’s audience is so broad, some strange products bubbled their way to the surface.

Unlike the shoe or perfume ads, curious users actually clicked Wish’s ads for things like plastic nostril holders or profane cuff links. According to Wish, Facebook registered this click as a positive metric and, in turn, showed the bizarre ads to more users, who were shocked, clicked and, in rare cases, actually bought them.

It was only a matter of months before things spiralled out of control. By late November, Wish had become the leading purveyor of advertising clickbait.

 


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  1. So these 2 articles so next to each other make me really scared…

DeepMind’s AlphaZero crushes chess

Posted on December 7th, 2017 at 21:02 by John Sinteur in category: News

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20 years after DeepBlue defeated Garry Kasparov in a match, chess players have awoken to a new revolution. The AlphaZero algorithm developed by Google and DeepMind took just four hours of playing against itself to synthesise the chess knowledge of one and a half millennium and reach a level where it not only surpassed humans but crushed the reigning World Computer Champion Stockfish 28 wins to 0 in a 100-game match. All the brilliant stratagems and refinements that human programmers used to build chess engines have been outdone, and like Go players we can only marvel at a wholly new approach to the game.


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Texas Prisons Ban 10,000 Books. No ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ for Inmates.

Posted on December 7th, 2017 at 19:40 by John Sinteur in category: News

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The nearly 150,000 inmates in Texas prisons are barred from using Facebook, possessing cellphones and receiving snacks in the mail. They are also prohibited from reading the pop-up edition of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “The Color Purple” and the 1908 Sears, Roebuck catalog.

The publications are among the 10,000 titles banned by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, a list that includes best sellers like “Memoirs of a Geisha” and “A Time to Kill” and even obscure works, such as the “MapQuest Road Atlas.” Not banned: “Mein Kampf” by Adolf Hitler and books by white nationalists, including David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard.


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  1. Weird is what I think. Wondering why right now.