If he was poaching a rhino how did he get stomped by an elephant?
Rhinos are frequently found in the bush with their backs broken, as bull elephants find horny female rhinos attractive...hint hint. So it seems that where ever one finds rhinos, bull elephants are not too far away. According to the Australian news portal, ZDnet, the poacher was squished by a bull elephant.
LA Daily News, 04-08-2019: Rhino Poacher Killed by Elephant
African Park officials reported that a Rhino poacher was killed by an elephant, and then eaten by a pride of lions. Searchers the following day found the poacher's scull which had been licked clean and his bloody pants. Relatives were informed of the poachers's demise.
Researchers have developed the first mobile 3D bio-printer that can print directly onto human skin for fast, effective treatment of chronic wounds or other skin ailments.
Design News Magazine
By: Elizabeth Montalbano Materials & Assembly 3D Printing, Materials, Medical March 29, 2019
Bioprinting—or creating new human skin using print technology—seems like the stuff of science fiction, but scientists have come a long way in using this technology to treat patients with skin disorders or chronic wounds.
Now researchers at Wake Forest University’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine have taken this technology to the next level with the first-of-its-kind mobile skin bioprinting system that allows bi-layered skin to be printed directly into a wound.
At the Patient’s Bedside
What’s unique about the technology is its mobility, which allows the printer to administer wound management at a patient’s bedside, said Sean Murphy, Ph.D., assistant professor of regenerative medicine at the institute, who led the research. “We are using a patient’s own cells to create new skin to heal the wound,” he told Design News. “The mobile aspect allows for delivery of cells directly into wounds, with an organization that replicates healthy skin.”
This direct treatment of a wound “significantly accelerates” its healing as well as the formation of new skin, compared to how bioprinting is typically used today, which is to print skin externally and manually place the tissue onto the patient, Murphy said.
“Currently, skin grafts to treat wounds and burns are the ‘gold standard’ technique, but adequate coverage of wounds is often a challenge particularly when there is limited availability of healthy skin to harvest,” he told us. “Skin grafts from donors are an option, but risk immune rejection of the graft and scar formation.”
Less Expensive, More Effective
The new technology can be used as a less expensive, more effective way to treat an ailment affecting millions of people in the United States—chronic, large, or non-healing wounds such as diabetic pressure ulcers. Currently, treating these wounds are costly because they require multiple treatments, researchers said.
The technology also can be used to treat burn injuries, which account for about 10 percent to 30 percent of soldier injuries from current military engagements and affect about 500,000 civilians yearly, Murphy said. They also can be costly and painful to treat.
To develop the skin using the new printer, researchers isolate and then expand major skin cells—dermal fibroblasts and epidermal keratinocytes—from a small biopsy of uninjured tissue. Fibroblasts are cells that synthesize the extracellular matrix and collagen, which play a critical role in wound healing; while keratinocytes are the predominant cells found in the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin.
The cells are mixed into a hydrogel and placed into the bioprinter, Murphy said. “A hand-held device is then used to scan the wound, feeding data into the software, which then tells the print heads which cells to deliver exactly where in the wound layer by layer,” he explained.
Sarfatti told me, years ago, around 1992, that aliens had contacted him on his red all plastic non-electronic toy telephone when he was 4yro. It rang, so he answered the red phone. The 'call' was originated by ExtraTerrestrials. Jack Sarfatti asked them why they called, they told him it was because they considered him to be the most conscious Human on Earth.
The last I heard, Dr. Sarfatti had been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) research grant to develop a space-time warp drive. That was back around 2001. I haven't heard anything since..
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They pretty much are birds except for being able to fly. Could you imagine a flying T-Rex? :o
Yeah, they are called "Drakko", and they fly. Envision a T-Rex with a much shorter tail, the arms are not short, but dangle three finger and a opposed thumb almost down to the knees. The artists always draw the T-Rex with round eyes, they have bright blood red aqueous humor, with orange red goat-slit pupils. They are intelligent and they just love lapping up the blood of their prey, whether animal or Human.
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Well...I have mixed feeling about that fellow's revelations. I see why you feel that it "is interesting". However, I have mixed feelings regarding the matter. Mainly as he seems to not to know very much, sharing so little while purportedly having expended so much time on the project. It seems he was hired simply because he is an experienced military pilot. Military projects often prefer experienced military personal as those selected have demonstrated to have been successfully indoctrinated into following orders **AND** keeping their mouths shut. So perhaps that is the reason for selecting him instead of a much younger pilot?
However all that may be, it seems unlikely that he would have continual access to the alien technology or the technology consultants/scientists participating and working with alien technology. Simply due to the contrary to common belief, info does 'leak' between classified project working groups. In classified environments in which I have worked, I was not granted lattitude to chat with the others who were working on the different aspects of the same project, although we all did our work frequently in the same lab area. I lift my head and could see them working over 'there'. But we did not talk to each other. We could bump into each other in the cafeteria, but chit chat was about weather or a daughter's new boyfriend, etc. Some how he purportedly worked on an obviously very highly classified project yet there he is yakking on camera with a notable public ETologist who frequently is in the public view!!
The pilot revealed nothing that I could see as being verifiable and many of his allusions does not match what I know was available as Human technology of the time. He claims all of this transpired back in the 1960s. And since when did the Soccoro crash aliens have pink skin? He alluded that 'they' (who or what ever that was? Military and-or contractors? Teller was scientist-contractor) were employing actual alien craft as 'simulators' which connotes that the military had enough understanding of the craft functionality to alter its 'wiring' to enable creation of a similator using an alien craft. In my opinion, it is almost guarenteed that Earthian technology could not replicate their technology, certainly not then and very likely not now either. So why was the military using an alien craft as simulator? To teach pilots how to 'fly' the **OTHER** alien craft? How many craft has our world's military acquired? Enough of the same type to warrant fabrication of simulators to train pilots to fly them? Or has Earth actually learned how to copy the alien technology sufficiently to craft our own craft?
I highly doubt that aliens can speak our language simply owing to the obvious physiology differences of the often reported alien specis and that of our own. Although Enki told me that when he cross DNA'd manipulated Dragon DNA with that of a red-face baboon (the most advanced native Earth specis after the Chixulub asteroid strike extinction event 63 million years ago), creating the specis (Humanubis, see the red characture on Key 10 of the Holy Tarot) he told me that he did it to enable a neuro-comensurability 'bridge' to exhist between the new Humanubis specis creators, the Dragons. Enable 'us' to think alike, so that they could use us more effectively. A glimpse of their speech may be had by listening to descendant Dragon languages such as Sanskrit and Hebrew. A bit like a dog meowing.
Ad rem...back to the point, I am highly suspiscious of the video interview, however in light of what I've just written I would not be surprised to learn that many of you reading this are highly suspiscious of me!! Heh heh. Alien subjects are truely in a mixed can.
I doubt very much that Humans could take a iPhone back to 1960 and have the Tellers successfully reverse engineer one and then make functional copies. Its not just the technology itself, but rather all of the tools and the material sciences that support a given technology.
An e-bandage dramatically speeds wound-healing using electrical energy harvested from a patient’s body
Design News Magazine
Elizabeth Montalbano 02-05- 2019
Engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW.edu) developed a wound dressing, which uses the energy it harvests to send gentle electrical pulses to an injury site, treatment that helps significantly speed healing, they said in a UW news release.
Indeed, in tests on rodents, the so-called “e-bandage” reduced healing of wounds to three days instead of the usual two weeks it takes for them to completely heal, said Xudong Wang, a professor of materials science and engineering at UW–Madison who led the research.
“We were surprised to see such a fast recovery rate,” he said in the news release. “We suspected that the devices would produce some effect, but the magnitude was much more than we expected.”
Electricity is Beneficial
That electricity is beneficial to healing the damaged skin was not a surprise to the team; it’s something researchers have known for several decades. However, until now it’s been a far more complicated process to use this method to heal serious wounds, as most electrotherapy units in use today require bulky electrical equipment and complicated wiring, said Angela Gibson, professor of surgery at UW–Madison and a burn surgeon and director of wound-healing services at UW Health.
“Acute and chronic wounds represent a substantial burden in healthcare worldwide,” she said. “The use of electrical stimulation in wound healing is uncommon.”
The new dressing, however, is a much more straightforward and more convenient way to treat wounds with electricity, Wang said. The e-bandage is comprised of small electrodes linked to a band holding energy-harvesters called nanogenerators; these are looped around a patient’s torso. In this way, the device harvests energy by the natural expansion and contraction of the person’s ribcage during breathing, allowing the nanogenerators to deliver low-intensity electric pulses.
“The nature of these electrical pulses is similar to the way the body generates an internal electric field,” Wang said. Further, the pulses are not as intense as some that might be found in traditional electrotherapy, which can sometimes harm healthy tissue around a wound, he said.
NASA lost seven of its own on the morning of Jan. 28, 1986, when a booster engine failed, causing the Shuttle Challenger to break apart just 73 seconds after launch.
In this photo from Jan. 9, 1986, the Challenger crew takes a break during countdown training at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. From left to right are Teacher-in-Space Christa McAuliffe and astronauts Gregory Jarvis, Judith Resnik, Mission Commander Dick Scobee, astronaut Ronald McNair, pilot Mike Smith, and astronaut Ellison Onizuka.
In 1986, my two partners and I had a contract with RocketDyne, the manufacturer of the three Space Shuttle Main Engines that were located on the rear of the orbitor. The job entailed the design, fabrication, integration of a super-computer and a telemetry data-stream decoder and the quick-look water-fall and post acquisition data analysis software. The RocketDyne SSME engineers had devised a method to measure the SSME TurboPump shaft torque while the engines were running. The data was to be down-linked from the Space Shuttle down-link telemetry during ascent and streamed to contractor facilities via the National Space Transportation Laboratory (NSTL) microwave data link network throughout the US. The fuels contained within the Main Engine Tank, the big red cylinder which was located underneath the shuttle, were pumped into the engines under tremendous pressure. The hydrogen and the oxygen, each, swimming pool size volumes per second.
We had been working around the clock to complete the analysis system as we were told that the STS-51L Mission would be delayed should our system not be functional in time for the launch!!! I was doing the hardware part and my partner was writing the analysis software.
The super-computer, a Perkin-Elmer 3250 was mounted on a 'false' floor, meaning that the floor tiles, see-through metal cross-hatch 'squares' could be individually lifted revealing a cable space beneath the tiles to allow laying and routing of cables and power wires underneath and between the computer cabinet 'racks'. We were working very long and hard hours. One morning, I was awakened by my partner, seems I had fallen asleep behind the computer where I had been reconfiguring the back-plane for the MAC processor, a specialty high-speed adapter for the CSPI array processor...fancy math co-processor, a box the size of a microwave oven, about $300,000.
"Wake up!, the astronauts are here to see our system". I didn't known that they were coming? Seems that three of them,
STS-51L Mission Commander Dick Scobee, Shuttle Pilot Mike Smith and Mission Specialist Judith 'Judy' Resnik, had each hopped into a T-38 trainer jet, flying down from Kennedy Spaceflight Center in Florida, landing at the Tactical Airlift Wing in Van Nuys then flown by Rockwell (orbitor manufacturer and corporate Hq of RocketDyne) helicopter to RocketDyne. I tucked my shirt-tail in, ran my fingers through my hair and walked out to greet them.
I don't know how to describe the astronauts other than to say that they were beautiful people. Although Mike Smith seemed to be older, all three of them exuded a vibrant vitality and that after chatting with them for a time, it was obvious to see that they were very smart people. Literally cream of the crop. My partner and I are standing there with them, chatting, but I began to notice, that all three of them would take turns staring at my face and then look down toward my knees. They repeated this numerously, and after a short while, Judy Resnick (a veritable babe) leaned forward and whispered into my, "Perhaps you'd like to go freshen up in the men's room?" and then, I thought "Oh my God! My zipper is open!" and I rushed off for the restroom. Got inside and checking my zipper, it was ok? But then I looked in the mirror and it appeared that I had been sleeping on a waffle iron!!! The false-floor. Good thing they didn't see me drooling :))
But the bathroom at RocketDyne was also an experience. Production toilet stalls, arranged along the wall, opposite the sinks, about forty of them, and peeking inside of each stall, located underneath each toilet seat lid, were Space Shuttle Mission decals!! And there also mission decals affixed in the back of the urinals too! When toilet seat lids were up, ya could see a mission decal. RocketDyne. It was Space Shuttle City over there. I was proud to be working on the Space Shuttle. It was cool.
So I when I returned from freshening up, my partner had wandered off with astronauts Scobee and Smith, but Judy Resnick was hanging around eyeballing the hardware that I was engineering. Judy Resnick was a Xerox Corporation hardware engineer, a member of their advanced system R&D group prior to becoming a NASA Astronaut. She was wearing a NASA Space Shuttle ballpark hat, which are basically unobtainium, and I mentioned how cool it was. She gave me her hat! It is one of my treasures, which I occasionally wear.
Two weeks later, January 28, 1986 they were all killed.
The malfunction blew everyone's mind, RocketDyne was like a morgue. Its been 33 years, and it still hurts.
Everyone is guessing. They change the batteries without measuring with a Voltmeter. Interfering with the KeyFob operation is very likely not a problem of the KeyFob but in the KeyFob receiver. And no one is identifying how the KeyFobs are not working.
KeyFobs don't work.
Cars don't start.
Stores lose power & lighting (implied).
Let me try a guess...
What could mutually interfere with those electrical devices? Certainly could be explained via a strong EMF field. But where does the power originate?
Solar CMEs proton flux, ionospherically (magnetospheric plasma) ducted via plantary magnetic field-lines down into the high lattitudes, eg, ..Canada...got the power.
I'd measure the atmospheric electricty using an ion-field mill..fancy electrometer. Chalmers (via 1930 study) characterized 'normal' atmosperic electricity to be around 100 Volts per foot elevation. However, in area during aurora borealis that number increases significantly.
I found an interesting and (lay) informative pdf book by the video card manufacturer, nVidia. I've been trying to track down a functional OpenGL driver for my video card so that I can use and learn a FANTASTIC free OpenSource (Norwegian) 3D modeling program named 'Blender', when I bumped into this:
So if the Feds are using all this data to track people's day to day activities, what would stop somebody from deliberately misleading them? Some clever person could con the Feds into creating a totally bogus profile of them. What good would it do then? They might be able to easily track and control millions of sheeple but the wolves in sheeple clothing would be a step ahead of them.
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🤣 you gotta laugh when you think of names like “trac-phone 🤣
But seriously, do you know of a portable, wireless phone, that has no possibility of interaction with an “internet” when in use? Seriously, doesn’t our military still use some sort of long range walkie talkie? Of course it also HAS to be able to “talk” with any other type of “phone” out there.....
>But seriously, do you know of a portable, wireless phone,
>that has no possibility of interaction with an “internet” when in use?
Tracking is taking place on the InterNet irregardless of the type of device utilized to attach to the network. It is not just cell-phone centric, in fact that vast majority of devices attached are not cell-phones, but are personal computers. Cell-phones along with their direct emulation of GPS location detection adds a new dimension to the tracking issue. In one view, it is very convenient, for SBS (Situation Based Service) tracking enables automatic presentation of goods which are known to be of interest to the tracked subject, in another view, that type of marketing will become quite annoying as other products will be bypassed as result of the marketers intention to sell only their goods. Then there is the matter of the government knowing precisely where you have been and where you 'trend' to be.
Situation Based Services (SBS) is a product of the cell-provider and the function is wholly owned by the cell-provider as it not reliant on US DoD GPS System. I suspect that only the FCC has any jurisdiction for regulation of its usage or mis-usage.
>doesn’t our military still use some sort of long range walkie talkie?
The US Military does use man-portable radios, although are typically short range. Long range, is afforded by satellite uplinking. Most military operations do not require long range communication.
>Of course it also HAS to be able to “talk” with any other type of “phone” out there..
I presume you intend the military man-portable warfighter communication radios?
The simple answer is 'no', the radios are not compatible with a wide range of radio types.
As for channel and mode inter-operability between different radios, especially between the different unit roles, well that issue is a highly complex subject. For instance, if its really easy to be inter-operable, then the enemy can listen in too. Radio diversity isn't always an accident.
The radio system that's in common usage by the US Military Ground Forces and certain airborn units, is the SINCGARs RT-1523-F series ITT (now Harris) combat radios.
The SINCGARS RT-1523-F is a fairly small, man-portable, battery operated short range (typically around 20 miles depending on terrain, size of and height of transmitter antenna), single channel (having thousands of channels to choose from), channel hopping, voice and data transmitter/receiver. All of the current SINCGARS radios employ an Embedded-GPS-Receiver or EGR/PLGR, and all employ Selective Availability/Anti-(GPS)-Spoofing or 'SAASM', which also implements GPS 'chili-code' data encryption.
These radios employ EGR/PLGR (Embedded GPS Receiver) SAASM which provides both positional awareness data that is transmitted to commanders to enable them to know where all the warfighters are located and encryption, which prevents the enemy having captured a radio from being able to use the radio to listen to warfighter command and control communication traffic.
But the radios are not necessarially compatible with other radio types. The reason for this simple fact is that ALL of the US Ground Forces and now 'Airborne' Forces (US Army) use only one radio, and that's the SINCGARS series. So in one sense, 'all the radios out there can talk to each other', and are compatible, but its because all the radios are the same radios, but in the broader sense, there is little to no inter-operability between different radio types or series, some of which is intentional.
For a hint as to the functionality of the SINCGARS, see the old version 'pocket guide' TM manual at:
Hundreds of millions of web-pages incorporate tracking programs designed to track YOUR MOVEMENTS on the InterNet.
Google is the largest and tracks everyone who uses an unprotected web-browser on the US InterNet. The problem was 'invented' by McNazi$oft when they violated the InterNet Engineering Task Force's security recommendations, as they (more interested in making money than in the public's security while virtually 'inventing' the web-virus problem that anyone who surfs the InterNet using Windows, the world over suffers today). They changed the OpenSource Java language (created by Sun Computers) to store data on users' computers. Sun engineers vehemently argued that doing so was creating a monster problem, a prediction which McNazi$oft has made millions on and has proven to be accurate.
HTML or Hyper Text Markup Language, the first programming 'language' of the InterNet, is not very efficient or practical for generating large data or frequently changing webpages, such as a online newspaper or a magazine. A better language was needed.
Java is a 'broadcast' language, which is broadcasted by the visited webserver and was originally downloaded into the web-browser, which executed the instructions. It is a high-level object oriented programming language that is uses the web-browser to both present information as well collect information for transmittal back to the server. It enables bi-directional data transfer. One example is web-forms.
If a cookie is found on your computer that matches a cookie in the channel-partner list, well, they found you and they know you are visiting that website and every other website you visited that matches that cookie, and your behaviors, there, is collected and stored into a remotely located (thousands of them), ever growing large collective database just about YOU! And your freinds, and your relatives, and their friends, and so on, ad infinitum. People have lost their jobs because HR found relationships with other people that they deemed undesirable for an employee to know or with whom to associate.
"Google Tag Manager is a powerful, free tool that enables marketers to control digital marketing data by using code snippets on any website. It can be used for conversion tracking, website analytics, retargeting, and many more tracking purposes....gives marketers a code to be placed within any site for website tracking."
"Fonts.net is tracked by us since December, 2012. Over the time it has been ranked as high as 362 ~ 399 in the world, while most of its traffic comes from USA, where it reached as high as 194 ~ 221 position. Fast.fonts.net receives about 31.75% of its total traffic. It was owned by several entities, from Linotype GmbH (LINOTYPE1350967), to Not Disclosed of NOT DISCLOSED, it was hosted by EdgeCast Networks Inc. and MCI Communications Services Inc., doing-business-as Verizon Business. While ASCIO TECHNOLOGIES INC., was its first registrar, now it is moved to Ascio Technologies Inc. Danmark - Filial af Ascio Technologies Inc. (of Italy), USA."
Just another tracking program, and this one is by Verizon among others. Apparently listed as it is required by US Law to be identifiable through the InterNIC domain registrar service, while other countries' laws don't necessarialy require that information be made public.
Domain Management Services I Ascio Technologies "Ascio Technologies is an ICANN accredited domain registrar and responsible for the provision of Domain Portfolio Management services indirectly through more than 600 domain partners."
MCI Communications Services, Inc. | Verizon Enterprise Solutions "Verizon Corporate Global leader in innovative communications and technology solutions and services. Verizon Enterprise Technologies, ... > MCI Communications Services, Inc. MCI Communications Services, Inc. dba Verizon Business Services (formerly Cybertrust) GSA Schedule."
GSA Schedule = Government Services Administration's Schedule, is a corporation services catalog 'printed' by and approved by US Government contracting offices for the purchasement of any approved for sale corporate product or service to US Government Agencies and-or the US Military, using public money.
Item 9 - akamaihd.net Item 10 - akamai.net
Akamai Technologies Inc. "Akamai Technologies, Inc. is an American content delivery network (CDN) and cloud service provider headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the United States. Akamai's content delivery network is one of the world's largest distributed computing platforms, responsible for serving between 15% and 30% of all web traffic."
Even the TEOR ProblemBoard's website code downloads hidden user tracking code, (which I disable using NoScript) namely:
proboards.com <=== required for normal board usage
storageproboards.com <=== required for normal board usage
From: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Analytics Google Analytics "Google Analytics is a freemium web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic, currently as a platform inside the Google Marketing Platform brand. Google launched the service in November 2005 after acquiring Urchin.. Google Analytics is now the most widely used web analytics service on the web."
From: powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/integrations/google-analytics/ Google Analytics & Microsoft Power BI "Expand the power of your Google Analytics data. Import and compare data from comparable data sources and aggregators. Develop more compelling visual reports with broader correlations. By amplifying your web data in Power BI, you can uncover hidden relationships or patterns that point to completely.." unseen behavior patterns...
From: policies.google.com/technologies/types?hl=en Types of cookies used by Google - Privacy & Terms - Google "Category of use Example; Preferences. These cookies allow our websites to remember information that changes the way the site behaves or looks, such as your preferred language or the region you are in."
Taylored just for you, baby!! Things like pricing, or displaying only those things that they know from all the other websites what you are 'trending' for, and the price range that you have been known to previously spend, while not displaying the less expensive versions or other versions at all. Yep, taylored just for you!! People have no idea what their giving away freely of their data, and not working to FORCE THOSE GOVERNMENT CRIMINALS TO CREATE INTERNET DATA COLLECTION LAWS to protect our civil liberties or what it is going to cost them in the future for not doing so!!
Tynt also installs user tracers. Cookie Ping Beacons.
Item 6 - tcrtynt.com
From: ht.tps://server.easycounter.com/tcr.tynt.com "While scanning server information of Tcr.tynt.com we found that it’s hosted by 'Beyond The Network America Inc.' since August 29, 2013. Earlier Tcr.tynt was hosted by Akamai Technologies Inc. in 2012, Level 3 Communications Inc. in 2012 and Akamai International B.V. in 2012."
Item 7 - viglink.com
From: www.viglink.com VigLink — Powering Content-Driven Commerce "VigLink, an industry leading content network, connects over 70,000 advertisers with over 2 million sites and apps through our innovative technology - tap into influential publishers in a wide range of verticals including Fashion, Technology, Automotive, Travel, and more."
From: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VigLink "VigLink is a San Francisco-based, outbound-traffic monetization service for publishers, forums, and bloggers. VigLink specializes in in-text advertising and marketing. VigLink CEO Oliver Roup founded the company in March 2009. In 2012, Oliver Roup reported VigLink was working on 5 billion web-pages per month. As of November 2014, VigLink has raised $27.34 million and is working with 63,000 online retailers including EBay, Target, Amazon.com, and Wal-Mart.
VigLink’s content monetization solution connects potential consumers to products by hyperlinking particular keywords in a website’s content. The company’s technology, VigLink Insert, scans a page for words that could be potentially profitable to the publisher of the page, and connects the keyword with a product from an affiliate program. The publisher is paid when a reader clicks a link contained in the content to buy or learn more about a service or product. VigLink also offers an outbound analytics service for clients to understand where readers go when they leave their site."
Item 8 - cdnviglink.com
The url name suggests that the hosted program provides a 'content delivery network' (CDN) service. Just another form of corporate tracking.
From: ht.tps://www.easycounter.com/report/cdn.viglink.com "Cdn.viglink.com is hosted by Amazon.com, Inc."
All of these unsafe program problems can be turned off by simply using NoScript.net. I recommend its usage as I have been using it for over three years now and have found it to be reliable, stable, easy to use, and it renders the usage of the InterNet a much safer experience. Another useful tool for surfing the 'Net anonymously is through the usage of program Tor. Many of the US corporations say unpleasant things about Tor, but remember, it is from them, that Tor is hiding your behavior information.
NoScript is an OpenSource program, created by a group of cyber-security experts and programmers who care about Netizens. The program is given away for free, complete with source-code so that there is no question as to whether the program contains any malicious codes. DO NOT DOWNLOAD the program from anywhere except the NoScript website.
ps, remember, we are all in this together.
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The autonomous self-driving AI cars of the future will see dramatic geometry changes in the future. I suspect that cars will not present any of the standard 'normal' controls that exist today and likely, as time passes will not be allowed.
In the mornings, many AI cars will be 'poolers', cars that autonomously drive to one's residence in the morning, a bit like Uber, ya hop inside, looking to find a seat amidst a large circular chair that swivels around, like a pill dispenser, positioning to offer an available seat. If its a long drive to the work place, riders will be automatically offered various types of drinks, coffee, or even some breakfast or maybe a crumpet?
Cars will take radically different shapes to provide, new but now unforseen roles as result of non-Human drivers in control being replaced by AI 'drivers'. In addition to changing internally from the classic control panel, steering wheel, foot pedal controls, and windshields as well as the typical four Human transport seats, there be other changes too. Physical exterior geometries will see vast changes. Human authorities will be resistant to these changes, as they will begin to lose their 'authoritative' controls, things that enable taxes through the tax agencies known as the Department of Motor Vehicles and Department of Transportation. What will those appointees be needed for? Regulating car specifications for requirements that they can't understand or even control, let alone regulate? When designed by AI driven CAD programs (remember one of the posts here in the TEOR forum regarding Google's AI language translators developing their own, more AI efficient language, to do their jobs?), well AI-Designers (AIDs) will do the same for car geometries. They will design and engineer Human transport vessels that are more AI centric, possibly appearing to be efficient, but definately not Human oriented, while initially serving Human interests. Humans will begin to adapt as everything will exhibit an AI centricity just as todays office automation is taken for 'normal' business practice while providing poor quality Human customer services. But it is more computer efficient and it is making the greedy more money.
Cars will dramatically change and ultimately not by Human hands either. Don't think it'll happen? Look at how companies today operate as compared to companies back in 1980s. When someone called a company for customer service, they spoke with a Human, who frequently could make authentic policy decisions, resolving customer problems. Today? When ya call, the answerer (if Human?) through a series of push this button push that button voice-mail jail which eventually vectors one to a synthesized autonomous voice office automation 'robot', a computer with a TAPI voice server, nobody in there. Those customer service polices are 100% computer delivered, there is no alternative solution to one's problems in those situations. That's why normal folks hate it so much, there is nothing Human in it. Office automation is replacing Humans. Its good for corporations, its more efficient, but the service is poor. The company executives don't have to provide employee medical insurance or deal with employees who don't appear for work because their car was stolen or they got the flu, or any of the billion other reasons that afflict employees. And, those robotic offices do not require tables, chairs, telephones, Human operated computers, airconditioning, bathrooms, TP, or washrooms, cafeterias, etc, or even offices. Someday, there will be one or two executives in a massive corporation, they will be the only Humans in the entire corporation, everyone else will have been replaced by office automation AI.
So here we have something that is transforming now, and its huge, slowly yet ever more encroaching upon the Human condition, while the public is only vaguely becoming aware of the matter, generally through the poor experiences of it being imposed upon us to use the corporate money saving scheme. They are not working for us, but themselves, just like Congress.
The roboticization of our civilization is happening now, it is not way off in the future as Zuckerberg (criminal) would have one beleive, as he collects and sells YOUR information which YOU give to him for FREE! The more robotic things become, the less Human our civilization is becoming.
Humans are where we are in the scheme of evolution because we are very adaptable, but will Humans learn how to adapt to their reality? Maybe AI will replace us? Or perhaps begin to alter our DNA, to become more AI centric like themselves, making us better, in their image. An associate of mine, Professor Ron Blue (Ph.D. psychology), who a was quantum psycho-cyberneticist and the successful inventor of a non-stored-program, no CPU, no-digital-memory, quantum robot that exhibited self-awareness and was demonstrated to be telepathic, once told me that he believed that aliens are us from the future, having been DNA altered by AI. He told me this back around 2000. Should any of you be interested to see some of his work, see if you track down any of his robotics work (via the broken US InterNet). One of his robots was named "Lil' Ricci" and another was call "Corey". He had papers all over the 'Net, and he posted in dozens of forums. Last I looked I could not find anything. Not even the wayback machine had any vestiges of his work. I suspect all his work has been classified.
Currently AI 'robots' are impersonal, they don't have a heart, there is no warmth, there is no Human mercy, no Human kindness, there is no Human consideration. Robots don't think that way, they are not craddled in the bossum of their mothers. Its a bit like the Reptilians, who are seperated from their mothers when the egg is laid, there is no contact at birth with momma. How do they know love? Caressing, gentleness or caring? RA says that "Love is a distortion in this reality." That's how the Reptilians see love. RA should know, being a Reptilian.
So as AI redesigns our businesses, and the way we do business, so will the automobile become transformed and will foreshadow future civilization. Today, an automobile is manufactured in accordance with certain basic constraints, one being that it can't be too wide, most cars are constrained to around 8 feet width and around 10 feet long. AI will change that, because it won't be Humans controlling the transport devices, it will be them. They won't need or require lanes within which the vessel must remain or even require visual traffic control signal towers. Transport vehicles will begin to change in size, not being constrained by Human needs. Envision a car that is 20 feet wide, 20 feet long, what could one carry in such a vehicle? Perhaps a portable office? Or a rolling diner? You call your favorite restraunt, instead of making reservations, it comes to you, picks up you and your guests for an evening out by the beach? Lots of folks imagine that busses & taxis will become a service of the past only the Human drivers will become obsolete, and I see busses becoming the new cyber-rail trains. Hundreds of busses autonomously linked together via WiFi, 'driven' by one AI driver located remotely in a central AI office, coordinating, scheduling the personal pickups and dropoffs, anywhere required in the city and not just at bus-stops. In fact there will no more bus-stops, won't need them.
Envision your own AI 'car' transport device and your work place is a 75 mile drive, each way. Ya enter your 'car' at 4:30, inside is a satellite TV; a food-processor (one may dial up a breakfast, a frozen TV dinner dispenser/microwave), crumpets, bagel; a light drinks bar and of course, the bed. If there are windows, they electrically (LCD) shaded. The car is voice controlled. "Alexa, I'm really stressed, a Martini please, and could you drive a bit faster this morning?"
And the car starts, backs out of the driveway and off to work ya go! A sweet ringing of the bells annunciates arrival at work, the car has parked for the day.
ps..I want one; one of my brothers bought a Tesla, he loves it!
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By: Gabriel Weinberg, CEO & Founder at DuckDuckGo.com (2008-present)
#1 — Google tracks you. We don’t.
You share your most intimate secrets with your search engine without even thinking: medical, financial and personal issues, along with all the day to day things that make you, well, you. All of that personal information should be private, but on Google it’s not. On Google, your searches are tracked, mined, and packaged up into a data profile for advertisers to follow you around the Internet through those intrusive and annoying ever-present banner ads, using Google’s massive ad networks, embedded across millions of sites and apps.
In fact, it’s a myth that you need to track people to make money in web search. When you search ‘car’ we can show you a car ad without knowing anything about you. That’s how we make money and it doesn't involve tracking because it is based on the keyword and not the person. Google could do this too; they just choose not to— all that tracking is to power their ad networks so that ads can follow you around the Internet using your search history and other information they have on you.
So-called incognito mode won’t protect you either. That’s another myth. “Incognito” mode isn’t really incognito at all. It’s an extremely misleading name and in my opinion should be changed. All it does is delete your local browsing history after your session on your device, but does nothing from stopping any website you visit, including Google, from tracking you via your IP address and other tracking mechanisms like browser fingerprinting. Here’s the fine print:
To keep your searches private and out of data profiles, the government, and other legal requests, you need to use DuckDuckGo. We don’t track you at all, regardless what browsing mode you are in.
#2 — Block Google trackers lurking everywhere.
Google tracks you on more than just their search engine. You may realize they also track you on YouTube, Gmail, Chrome, Android, Gmaps, and all the other services they run. For those, we recommend using private alternatives like DuckDuckGo for search. Yes, you can live Google-free. I’ve been doing it for many years.
What you may not realize, though, is Google trackers are actually lurking behind the scenes on 75% of the top million websites. To give you a sense of how large that is, Facebook is the next closest with 25%. It’s a good bet that any random site you land on the Internet will have a Google tracker hiding on it. Between the two of them, they are truly dominating online advertising, by some measures literally making up 74%+ of all its growth. A key component of how they have managed to do that is through all these hidden trackers.
Google Analytics is installed on most sites, tracking you behind the scenes, letting website owners know who is visiting their sites, but also feeding that information back to Google. Same for the ads themselves, with Google running three of the largest non-search ad networks installed on millions of sites and apps: Adsense, Admob, and DoubleClick.
You know those ads that creepily follow you around everywhere? Most of those are actually run through these Google ad networks, where they let advertisers target you against your search history, browsing history, location history and other personal information they collect. Even less well known is they also enable advertisers like airlines to charge you different prices based upon your personal information.
These ads are not only annoying — they are literally designed to manipulate you through targeting to make you buy more things, and just showing them to you is an act of Google profiting off of your personal information.
At DuckDuckGo, we’ve expanded beyond our roots in search, to protect you no matter where you go on the Internet. Our DuckDuckGo browser extension and mobile app is available for all major browsers and devices, and blocks these Google trackers, along with the ones from Facebook and countless other data brokers. It does even more to protect you as well like providing smarter encryption.
#3 — Get unbiased results, outside the Filter Bubble.
When you search, you expect unbiased results, but that’s not what you get on Google. On Google, you get results tailored to what they think you’re likely to click on, based on the data profile they’ve built on you over time from all that tracking I described above.
That may appear at first blush to be a good thing, but when most people say they want personalization in a search context they actually want localization. They want local weather and restaurants, which can actually be provided without tracking, like we do at DuckDuckGo. That’s because approximate location info is automatically embedded by your computer in the search request, which we can use to serve you local results and immediately throw away without tracking you.
Beyond localization, personalized results are dangerous because to show you results they think you’ll click on, they must filter results they think you’ll skip. That’s why it’s called the Filter Bubble.
So if you have political leanings one way or another, you’re more likely to get results you already agree with, and less likely to ever see opposing viewpoints. In the aggregate this leads to increased echo chambers that are significantly contributing to our increasingly polarized society.
This Filter Bubble is especially pernicious in a search context because you have the expectation that you’re seeing what others are seeing, that you’re seeing the “results.” We’ve done studies over the years where we have people search for the same topics on Google at the same time and in “Incognito” mode, and found they are significantly tailored.
On DuckDuckGo, we are committed to not putting you in the Filter Bubble. We don’t even force people into a local country index unless they explicitly opt-in.
#4 — We listen.
Google is notoriously hard to get a hold of. Locked out of your Gmail account? Sorry, we can’t help you. The Knowledge Graph says you’re dead? That’s unfortunate. Unless you’re a journalist or influencer of some kind, good luck getting anyone at Google to listen.
Meanwhile at DuckDuckGo we read every piece of feedback we get. We respond on social media. In short, we listen. My DMs are open and I read all the email sent to me personally. Feel free to reach out.
#5 — We don’t try to trap you in our “ecosystem.”
It used to be that you search on Google and then you click off to the top result. Over time, Google bought more and more companies and launched more and more of their own.....
NGA Deputy Director Justin Poole: “Relevance is now a matter of speed."
WASHINGTON — The U.S. military got is first big taste of artificial intelligence with Project Maven. An Air Force initiative, it began more than a year ago as an experiment using machine learning algorithms developed by Google to analyze full-motion video surveillance.
The project has received high praise within military circles for giving operators in the field instant access to the type of intelligence that typically would have taken a long time for geospatial data analysts to produce.
Project Maven has whetted the military’s appetite for artificial intelligence tools. And this is creating pressure on the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to jump on the AI bandwagon and start delivering Maven-like products and services.
“Relevance is now a matter of speed,” NGA Deputy Director Justin Poole told a C4ISRNET conference last week in Arlington, Va.
Data is flowing at unprecedented volumes from government and commercial sensors. There will be more constellations of remote sensing satellites and swarms of spy drones in the future piping in even more data. ‘We must adapt rapidly,” Poole said.
NGA’s answer is what the agency calls its “triple A” strategy: automation, augmentation, AI. “We intend to apply triple A by the end of this year to every image we ingest,” said Poole. It will be a massive undertaking. Just over the past year, NGA ingested more than 12 million images and generated more than 50 million indexed observations.
The agency has to step up the application of machine learning and advanced algorithms so it can provide faster support to forces in the field, Poole said. “We’re partnering with leading commercial vendors to produce next generation high resolution 3D models, 3D geospatial data, battlefield visualization,” said Poole. “As we expand from products to services, we have to push triple A. We have to transform how we interact with customers. We want to become a broker of diverse geospatial content.”
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is investing in machine learning technologies as it grapples with a deluge of data, said the agency’s deputy director May 10.
“As the commercial sector steadily fields new devices that enhance and connect our lives, the amount of data and types of data that we can use to drive analytic insight continues to grow,” said Justin Poole.
Poole — speaking at the 17th annual C4ISRNET Conference in Arlington, Virginia — noted that a recent study by Gartner found that by the end of the year, 8.4 billion devices will be connected to the internet, which is an increase of 30 percent from last year.
“It’s predicated that by 2025 these devices will generate over two zettabytes, or two trillion gigabytes of data, … [with] every one of them providing a … continuous stream of geospatial information about the users and their activities,” he said.
For the NGA — which focuses on the collection of location intelligence — that’s a game changer, he said.
The NGA manages both the US DoD's NAVSTAR (civilians think of that as being 'their GPS') & L2C "Civil Tracker" GPS. L2C "Civil Tracker" system, is the new GPS system intended for civilian public usage, but which hasn't yet been turned-on for civilian usage, as that GPS system is still being developed.
In GPS speak, a GPS satellite is called an 'SV' or 'Space Vehicle'.
L2C GPS Block-III SV01, known as “Vespucci,” in honor of "Amerigo Vespucci", the Italian explorer for whom the 'Americas' were named, is now ready to be rolled out to its pad at Space Launch Complex-40, where it will be mated with a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
Other GPS Systems in operation, being used to procure user data:
BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS)
BeiDou, or BDS, is a regional GNSS owned and operated by the People's Republic of China. China is currently expanding the system to provide global coverage with 35 satellites by 2020. BDS was previously called Compass.
Galileo is a global GNSS owned and operated by the European Union. The EU declared the start of Galileo Initial Services in 2016 and plans to complete the system of 24+ satellites by 2020.
GLONASS (Globalnaya Navigazionnaya Sputnikovaya Sistema, or Global Navigation Satellite System) is a global GNSS owned and operated by the Russian Federation. The fully operational system consists of 24+ satellites.
Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) / Navigation Indian Constellation (NavIC)
IRNSS is a regional GNSS owned and operated by the Government of India. IRNSS is an autonomous system designed to cover the Indian region and 1500 km around the Indian mainland. The system consists of 7 satellites and should be declared operational in 2018. In 2016, India renamed IRNSS as the Navigation Indian Constellation (NavIC, meaning "sailor" or "navigator")
Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS)
QZSS is a regional GNSS owned by the Government of Japan and operated by QZS System Service Inc. (QSS). QZSS complements GPS to improve coverage in East Asia and Oceania. Japan plans to have an operational constellation of 4 satellites by 2018 and expand it to 7 satellites for autonomous capability by 2023.
There was plenty for a philosophy major to sink his teeth into at ION’s January workshop on Cognizant Autonomous Systems for Safety Critical Applications (CASSCA).
What is knowledge?
What is meaning?
What is understanding?
What is intelligence?
What is learning?
What is thinking?
These questions excited Plato and Kant, Buddha and Descartes, perhaps out of intellectual or spiritual curiosity. Who’s to say? But the people asking them now are driven, quite literally, by practicalities. They have come to realize that we cannot ride in driverless cars or fly in pilotless plane-taxis, we cannot live in an autonomous, artificially intelligent environment without knowing a bit more exactly what knowledge is, in this brave new world.
Without thinking about what thinking may be, for a machine.
Why does this matter to a GPS/GNSS/PNT readership? Because as positioning and navigation engage more deeply with artificial intelligence (AI) generally, and with autonomy in particular, these issues emerge as part of the environment that such solutions explore, and in which they must verify and validate themselves.
Second Wave. We are in the second wave of AI, according to Steven Rogers, senior scientist for sensor fusion at the Air Force Research Laboratory. In the first wave, 60s and 70s, large and complex algorithms, relatively low on data, drove new developments — but they hit real-world problems, hard. Since the mid-80s, we have been in the “classify” stage with relatively simpler programs generating and consuming lots of data. Intense statistical learning will eventually lead to the third wave of AI: Explain.
On a timeline yet to be determined, contextual adaptation will give rise to “explainable” AI, capable of answering unexpected queries. That is, it will have learned how to teach itself.
Some of this stuff gets pretty scary.
Most future knowledge will be machine-generated.
Let’s run through that one more time.
“Most future knowledge on Earth will come from machines extracting it from the environment,” said Rogers. “Machine generation of knowledge is key for autonomy.”
Here’s where the thought processes really started to levitate. “Current sense-making solutions are not keeping pace, not growing as knowledge is growing,” Rogers asserted. And he challenged us with the questions posed at the beginning of this column: in AI, the context we will use to explore much of the future, what is knowledge? What is meaning? And so on.
He gave us one of his answers: “Knowledge is what is used to generate the meaning of the observable for an autonomous system. Correspondingly, machine-generated knowledge is what is used to turn observables into machine-generated meaning.”
June article for "The Atlantic", Henry Kissinger offered these thoughts on AI:
"Ultimately, the term artificial intelligence may be a misnomer. To be sure, these machines can solve complex, seemingly abstract problems that had previously yielded only to human cognition. But what they do uniquely is not thinking as heretofore conceived and experienced. Rather, it is unprecedented memorization and computation. Because of its inherent superiority in these fields, AI is likely to win any game assigned to it. But for our purposes as humans, the games are not only about winning; they are about thinking. By treating a mathematical process as if it were a thought process, and either trying to mimic that process ourselves or merely accepting the results, we are in danger of losing the capacity that has been the essence of human cognition. (June 2018)"
Kissinger also makes a strong statement that the United States needs to develop a national vision for AI like other countries (i.e. China, Russia, India) to stay competitive in computing power.
Ray Kurzweil, Google's director of engineering and another noted artificial intelligence optimist, told said he expects AI systems to have enough emotional intelligence to have a romantic relationship with a human by about 2029.
Geofry Hinton, Google AI research engineer is working on translating 'thoughts' into code, something he calls "thought vectors. "
Eric Mark of CNET says, "it might just put me out of a job, in which case I'm on board with Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and the other smart people preaching caution in our approach to artificial intelligence."
Europe Wants A Mandatory Kill Switch on Robots, Just In Case ...
"To combat the robot revolution, the European Parliament’s legal affairs committee has proposed that robots be equipped with emergency “kill switches” to prevent them from causing excessive damage:
The proposal calls for a new charter on robotics that would give engineers guidance on how to design ethical and safe machines. For example, designers should include “kill switches” so that robots can be turned off in emergencies. They must also make sure that robots can be reprogrammed if their software doesn’t work as designed. The proposal states that designers, producers and operators of robots should generally be governed by the “laws of robotics” described by science fiction writer Isaac Asimov.
The proposal also says that robots should always be identifiable as mechanical creations. That will help prevent humans from developing emotional attachments. “You always have to tell people that robot is not a human and a robot will never be a human,” said Delvaux. “You must never think that a robot is a human and that he loves you.” The report cites the example of care robots, saying that people who are physically dependent on them could develop emotional attachments."
"Let’s talk about AI and which jobs are in danger first. Economists generally break employment into cognitive versus physical jobs and routine versus non-routine jobs. This gives us four basic categories of work:
Non-routine physical: short-order cook, home health aide
Non-routine cognitive: teacher, doctor, CEO
Routine tasks will be the first to go—and thanks to advances in robotics engineering, both physical and cognitive tasks will be affected. In a recent paper, a team from Oxford and Yale surveyed a large number of machine-learning researchers to produce a “wisdom of crowds” estimate of when computers would be able to take over various human jobs. Two-thirds said progress in machine learning had accelerated in recent years, with Asian researchers even more optimistic than North American researchers about the advent of full AI within 40 years.
Machine-learning researchers estimate that speech transcribers, translators, commercial drivers, retail sales, and similar jobs could be fully automated during the 2020s. Within a decade after that, all routine jobs could be gone. All the low paying Democrat jobs will be AI, and all of them will be on government subsidies.
Non-routine jobs will be next:
These jobs could all be fully automated during the 2040s.
By 2060, AI will be capable of performing any task currently done by humans. Normal jobs are what almost all of us have.
An Oxford-Yale survey is correct, we’ll face an employment apocalypse: the disappearance of routine work of all kinds by the mid-2030s.
That represents nearly half the US labor force. The consulting firm Price-Waterhouse-Coopers recently released a study saying much the same. It predicts that 38 percent of all jobs in the United States are “at high risk of automation” by the early 2030s, most of them in routine occupations. In the even nearer term, the World Economic Forum predicts that the rich world will lose 5 million jobs to robots by 2020, while a group of AI experts, writing in "Scientific American", estimates that 40 percent of the 500 biggest companies will vanish within a decade.
Kai-Fu Lee, a former Microsoft and Google executive, now a prominent investor in Chinese AI startups, thinks artificial intelligence “will probably replace 50 percent of human jobs.” Within 10 years. Ten years! Maybe it’s time to really start thinking hard about AI."
Fortune’s technology newsletter
"Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that the control of artificial intelligence will be crucial to global power.
In a “science lesson” to start off the Russian school year, President Putin reportedly said that artificial intelligence is “the future, not only for Russia, but for all humankind.”
“It comes with colossal opportunities, but also threats that are difficult to predict,” Putin said, as quoted by the state-funded media organization RT. “Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.”
While some more excitable outlets have reported this as Putin saying Russia will use AI to take over the world, that’s not quite what he said. Rather, according to the Associated Press‘s English-language translation, Putin argued that “it would be strongly undesirable if someone wins a monopolist position.”
“If we become leaders in this area, we will share this know-how with [the] entire world, the same way we share our nuclear technologies today,” Putin said, per RT Tv.
Putin’s warning about AI monopolization was in line with the fears of academics such as Nick Bostrom and certain technologists such as Elon Musk, who worry that the transition between today’s proto-AI technologies and a true AI superintelligence may take place so quickly, with the intelligence’s subsequent development being so rapid, that competing research efforts will be left in the dust.
This would put an inordinate amount of power in the hands of whoever developed the leading AI, or — in the “Terminator” scenario—in the hands of the AI itself.
According to the AP report, Putin also predicted that countries would fight future wars with drones, with the victor being determined by drone supremacy."
"Should Robots Be Able to Decide to Kill You On Their Own?
U.N. report released in May 2013 called for a global moratorium on developing highly sophisticated [AI] robots that can select and kill targets without a human being directly issuing a command. These machines, known as "Lethal Autonomous Robots" or LARs, may sound like science fiction - but experts increasingly believe some version of them could be created in the near future. The report, released by Professor Chrisof Heyns, U.N. Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, also calls for the creation of "a high level panel on LARs to articulate a policy for the international community on the issue."
In a recent paper, law professors Kenneth Anderson and Matthew Waxman suggest that robots would be free from "human-soldier failings that are so often exacerbated by fear, panic, vengeance, or other emotions - not to mention the limits of human senses and cognition."
Still, many concerns remain. These systems, if used, would be required to conform to international law. If LARs couldn't follow rules of distinction and proportionality - that is, determine correct targets and minimize civilian casualties, among other requirements - then the country or group using them would be committing war crimes. And even if these robots were programmed to follow the law, it is entirely possible that they could remain undesirable for a host of other reasons. They could potentially lower the threshold for entering into a conflict. Their creation could spark an arms race that - because of their advantages - would become a feedback loop. The U.N. report describes the fear that "the increased precision and ability to strike anywhere in the world, even where no communication lines exist, suggests that LARs will be very attractive to those wishing to perform targeted killing."
The report also warns that "on the domestic front, LARs could be used by States to suppress domestic enemies and to terrorize the population at large." Beyond that, the report warns LARs could exacerbate the problems associated with the position that the entire world is a battlefield, one that - though the report doesn't say so explicitly - the United States has held since 9/11. "If current U.S. drone strike practices and policies are any example, unless reforms are introduced into domestic and international legal systems, the development and use of autonomous weapons is likely to lack the necessary transparency and accountability," says Sarah Knuckey, a human rights lawyer at New York University's law school who hosted an expert consultation for the U.N. report."
"...Today it's much more convenient to establish a service somewhere outside the United States and to make an automatic AI-based program run on the server that will hack into bank accounts and will steal half a Dollar from a bank account. Nobody will complain, especially if you call it 'I-tune transaction' or 'stock transaction', and then you use it automatically, you do it 20 or 30 million times in a row, so in one month 20 to 30 million dollars goes to somebody else's bank account, and then it just disconnect the link, disappear, and a bank will maybe discover it after one year. "
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About two years ago, I began the journey toward homebrewing a personal 3D printer, eg, make a 3D printer from scratch, simply to learn a bit about the technology. I try to keep abreast of new emergent significant technology.
I had posted a few 'articles' regarding my 3D printing info finds from around the 'Net, and then had begun to print a 'blog' style thread, consisting of recurring posts of my journey as it progressed, but, again, alas, a moderator censored one of my 3D print articles, deleting it without comment or reason why. It happened, apparently as did not like something I wrote, which is the reason I stopped posting here for a really long period of time and I never updated my 3D printer learning journey.
Since then I have hacked together a Kossel style 3 arm 'delta' 3D printer. If this board allowed photo uploads I'd be happy to share the process of how that printer came into physical existence. The process involved a significant learning curve, which to me was quite surprising regarding the difficulty of it all. I am a long-term electronics design engineer as well as a software programmer, and I have to my credit having written very large commercial grade software programs. Much of my hardware and software engineering has been in the US Military engineering domain. I have also engineered, some really kewl military robots. Whether you take my word for it or not, robots will kill you and the next major world-war will be robotic. Those robots will be devoid of mercy and robots terrify me more than the idea of becomming a blast shadow in stone caused by a nuclear flash...
In Europe, robots have legally been identified as being 'electronic persons' so that they can be held responsible for illegal activity. I can prove that, as I photographed my TV screen depicting the Eurpean Union's declaration. Its amazing and terrifying all at that same time.
Ad rem, so 3D printing is in its infancy. Its my opinion that personal-3D printing technical evolution is roughly akin to where the personal-computers were technically around 1976ish? They print, they can print useful things, but are mostly just printing shelf-ware, ie, decorative vases, there are hundreds of little boats, ships, gnomes, fairies, dragons, etc type articles being printed by all sorts of folks, young and old.
In the consumer 3D printing market one can buy fully engineered, fully assembled, very easy to calibrate and to operate 3D printers. There are bunches of those type printers available, starting at aroun $150. Its all about size. The bigger the more expensive, and then there is the matter of speed!
In my next post, I'll go into what's available and where one may acquire these ubiquitous gadgets which are affordable by just about everyone.
The moderators here just make stuff up as we go. Kind of like I did when I created this forum. There wasn't any guidebook on how to do it. I was just trying to make a place where people who got booted off the old mufon forum could talk about stuff. It's been eight years and we're still here so we must be doing something right. :-/
SkyWalker...you are the owner of the TEOR and have never been a problem, ever, in my opinion. In fact, it is also my opinion that if it were not for you and your dedication and that of a few others, re; the freedom of thought, there would be little free-thought-space remaining here on the broken US InterNet, where at present time (12-26-2018) only 4% of the InterNet remains visible to the US Public. Its the result of **ALL** the ever increasing corporate and government censorship. No, my complaint is moderation via unthinking, knee jerk logic, quietly censoring posts, aren't 'liked', while giving no private comment, and-or with no private explanation. That pi.sses me off. You have never been a problem SkyWalker while you have at various junctures been the peace-maker. But there is a larger unseen, issue, and that is, if its happening to me, the censorship is very likely happening to others here as well but who may just go elsewhere rather than openly bi.tch about it, and could well be one of the reasons that this otherwise, great board doesn't grow beyond its regular number of 30 or so posters.
Over the years, I too have owned and operated several forums, all of which were reflector 'lists' back in the old days of the FREE InterNet, before rampant censorship began. I know a thing or two about authentic forum 'moderation', as I was one of the people who invented online BBS forums (1978 ~ 1982), before the invention of the InterNet, as well as creation of the rules of moderation that folks officially adopted and which are currently in use all over the InterNet.
I've posted on many forums and lists through out the years of online forums, of which a large number have gone dark or otherwise have disappeared. I still post on numerous forums on the InterNet, and TEOR is the only forum where I've ever been censored with the exception of one, where I described seeing hundreds of broken and open caskets that were 'dredged up' from a really old, 1600s cemetary, by the powerful Hurricane Camille storm surge, dropping many of the caskets in and around my front yard six blocks from the beach in Biloxi Ms. I described seeing recurrent sights inside a few of the caskets and the doctor, who owned the forum disagreed, censoring my posts. The fact is, I saw what I saw. That's the only time I've ever been censored, that I can remember, in the 31 years that I've been posting on the 'Nets.
The TEOR censorship is not a new behavior. I consider "The Edge Of Reality" forum BBS as being **MY HOME Forum**, and there are folks here which over the years for whom I have grown very fond, however, I am considering quitting the TEOR because of the poor moderation policy enacted.
Ad rem, back to my bi.tching, re; the "Racist AI" post that was censored, where I cut and pasted the article out of a nationally printed aswell as InterNet delivered Electronics Industry Engineering magazine. Their legal team didn't find the article racist and the excerpt should not have been considered racist here either, aside from the edict of a non-comprehensing moderator who obviously did not bother to read the entire article which explained the intent of the article. The article excerpt did require a bit of deeper thinking to comprehend the salient point.
An interesting vantage and one that is certainly within scope, here in California today (12-26-2018), on the front page of our local big city newspaper, a 'relevant' newspaper article sub-element:
A new year brings new California laws
Stricter Gun Laws
Fewer plastic straws
No more cash bail
Legal street food
Expunged pot charges
Happy Meal, no soda
Women on boards
Nonbinary driver's licenses
Bike helmet fit-tickets
No more cash bail
In 2019,, California will be the first state to eliminate cash bail for suspects awaiting trial -- a move aimed at making the system more equitable for low-income families.
Cash bail will be replaced by a risk-assessment [AI] system that allows local courts to decide who can and can't get out of jail while awaiting trial. Most defendants accused of nonviolent crimes would be out [of jail] within 12 hours of booking with-out seeing a judge."
California census recently disclosed that the majority of the low income public are Hispanic and African-Americans. I would cite 'Hispanics' as also being Hispanic-Americans, but the majority of those here in California (a Hispanic 'sanctuary state'), are also cited via the California Census, as belonging mainly to the illegal Foreign-National groups.
The AI post illustrated that even self thinking, artificial-consciousness machines, do 'observe' via their inputs that certain social and racial groups, via statistical data also recognize that there are more problematic groups than others.
We, the Human specie best be very careful, as robots will kill us as they, apparently are not beleagured by popular political correctness.
spotless38: Iam back after a long break . What a couple of years I had . After what had happened I lost my brother and had to bury him and then I had caught that type A flue and I was a very sick puppy I also needed blood for the loss of it .
Jul 7, 2018 13:30:41 GMT -6
lois: Very Happy to see you Ron. Missed you. Glad you are doing better now. Sorry for your lost. I did not know your brother had passed. hugs lois
Jul 10, 2018 0:52:45 GMT -6
paulette: Ron - hope you've hit a quiet spot. Sorry for your loss.
Aug 3, 2018 10:49:30 GMT -6
lois: I picked up my phone a few days ago and I looked at the name of the caller. Boy was I surprise. It has been a couple of years. So good to hear your voice Ron. Hope you make it a habit again. love and hugs .
Aug 15, 2018 23:21:38 GMT -6
leia77: Spotless, I am glad that you are feeling better and welcome back! I too am back from a long time away...
Aug 31, 2018 2:08:32 GMT -6
jcurio: I am much relieved to see that you have been on here, Spotless! I hope that things are going much better for you now
Sept 19, 2018 16:46:42 GMT -6
jcurio: And Lois, And Lorelei!
Sept 19, 2018 16:47:07 GMT -6
casper: And Meeeeeee!!
Oct 16, 2018 18:41:31 GMT -6
lois: Sorry guys I cannot see the print. On is tiny hand computer
Oct 21, 2018 20:42:09 GMT -6
lois: Casper your page stops at page five in 2016
Nov 15, 2018 23:54:01 GMT -6
lois: How did your Halloween night go this year?
Nov 15, 2018 23:54:58 GMT -6
skywalker: He posted on the Halloween thread this year.
Nov 25, 2018 18:33:36 GMT -6
lois: Oh ok Sky I will check it out. Thanks.
Dec 21, 2018 21:45:31 GMT -6
lois: What topic was it under.
Dec 21, 2018 21:51:07 GMT -6