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How To Build An Artificial Intelligence

Ever wanted to build a fully artificially intelligent robot as a kid? I did.
So now that you’re older, why not use the OpenCourseWare materials at MIT? They have a complete Artificial Intelligence course online. Not only that, but they also have an online tutor that’s available for anyone to use.
That means you. Go! Go forth [...]

Numbers Are Written The Wrong Way Around

Why do we write tha largest units in numbers first? It doesn’t make sense. Instead of writing one hundred as 100, we should be writing it as 001.
English, and most other western languages are written from left to right. But let’s say I want to add 14235 and 31322. I have to start at the [...]

Blasphemous Entertainment!

You can now see yours truly as one of the judges on a Youtube show called God Idols. It makes fun of funny religions. That means you, Scientology!
Rotten tomatoes and criticism to /dev/null.

Marketing Stole 136.5GB From Me!

Yesterday I finally received my new 1.5 Terabyte drive. I felt like the dirty Harry of nerds. “This is the largest hard drive ever manufactured. It will blow your mind clean away. So you gotta ask yourself… do you feel lucky… punk?”
That was until I fired it up and discovered that it’s not actually 1.5 [...]

Copyfreedom

The world is undergoing a quiet revolution. While the RIAA and MPAA are suing the pants off anyone who they can pin copyright infringement charges on, the world is slowly moving beyond the concept of copyright.
It all started with Richard Stallman. By starting the GNU movement, he rebelled against the concept of non-free software. In [...]

The Ultimate Geek Club

You aren’t a true tech geek until you’ve got an ACM membership.
Nothing convinces management like whipping out your membership card. Argumentum-ad-awesome is irrefutable.
In addition, you get access to 1,100 books and 3000 courses through the ACM’s subscription to Safari Books Online, Books 24×7, and Skillsoft, but we all know that you’re really in it for [...]

Africa Is Big

Africa is larger than China, the USA, Western Europe, India, Argentina, and the British Isles… combined!

Source: White African Via Strange Maps Via Scarlett Lion Via Chris Blattman Via Lane Kenworthy Via Jeff Weintraub Via Norman Geras Via @Joburg

Satanism Lessons In Schools

An East Rand school made Satanism part of their life orientation classes. Parents fear a repeat of the Krugersdorp sword killing.
I didn’t write about the Krugersdorp killing, because I thought it obvious that Satanism, heavy metal, and drugs are just scapegoats. All that is misdirection.
My personal opinion is that the school is at fault, and [...]