Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > Community Center > The Lounge > Current Events, Philosophy, & Religion
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-20-2017, 07:12 AM   #101 (permalink)
David Hasselhoff
 
Paul Smeenus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Back in Portland, OR
Posts: 3,162
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OccultHawk View Post
https://apple.news/AU6d4JiboQ3Wrv-FkuCr4nw

Your Brain Doesn't Contain Memories. It Is Memories

So I guess I underwent major memory surgery, good to know.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by grindy View Post
Basically you're David Hasselhoff.
Gentle Giant Catalog Review

The entire Ditty Bops catalog reviewed
Paul Smeenus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2017, 01:40 AM   #102 (permalink)
.
 
grindy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: .
Posts: 6,143
Default

Mach's principle.
Simple concept that gets weirder and more difficult the longer you think about it and seems to have some huge implications.

__________________
A smell of petroleum prevails throughout.
grindy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2017, 02:24 PM   #103 (permalink)
Fck Ths Thngs
 
DwnWthVwls's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: NJ
Posts: 5,163
Default

Very cool.
__________________
I don't got a god complex, you got a simple god...
DwnWthVwls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2017, 02:41 AM   #104 (permalink)
Fck Ths Thngs
 
DwnWthVwls's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: NJ
Posts: 5,163
Default

It's a bit old, but this technology is amazing... Can't wait to have PCs with this kind of tech.


Quantum computing breakthrough: Qubits made from standard silicon transistors

__________________
I don't got a god complex, you got a simple god...
DwnWthVwls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2017, 06:17 AM   #105 (permalink)
Nobody likes my music
 
Trollheart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: In Cognito
Posts: 21,747
Default



Watched this last night and found it in equal parts fascinating and unnerving. Amazing to think that in three short years we apparently will have fully autonomous driverless cars in service (presumably over there in the US first of course), and I wonder what you guys think of this? Sure, there are massive pros: no more accidents or deaths due to people being drunk or high behind the wheel. No more road rage. Probably, if we're to believe the hype, no more accidents of any kind. Cleaner air, less congested roads, prettier towns and cities. No more need for a driving test, no boy racers and so on.

But there are of course huge downsides, the most obvious being the human suspicion of automation. Even when, some long time ago, I took a ride on an underground train that had no driver, in London I think it was, or maybe Paris, I was worried. We're always that little bit skeptical of handing over control completely. What if the car DOES have an accident? In Level 5 - totally autonomous - cars, there is NO provision for a human to take over. None. So you're putting your life entirely in the hands of microchips and processors. Other levels (up to I think level 3) allow for human intervention if needed. Level 4 (fully autonomous but only within a prescribed area) and level 5 (fully autonomous with no restrictions) do not.

The other big issue I see is the loss of jobs. Not only those who drive for a living - taximen, bus drivers, truckers, etc - but others associated with say the manufacture, installation and upkeep of the likes of traffic lights, which the programme intimated would no longer be required, as the autonomous cars would be able to predict when the road was clear, and interact with each other.

Argue it any way we want, it's coming: there is no way to stop it. But I just wonder how you feel? Are you excited? Do you dread handing over control to a machine? I'm not a driver, but even I feel a kind of pang of "well if I ever learn to drive this will knock that on the head" and I can't decide whether the advantages outweigh the drawbacks. Interested to hear any comments.
__________________
Trollheart: Signature-free since April 2018
Trollheart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2017, 06:21 AM   #106 (permalink)
Mord
 
Zhanteimi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Tokyo
Posts: 4,528
Default

.
__________________
"Use every man after his desert, and who shall 'scape whipping?"

Last edited by Zhanteimi; 05-01-2018 at 05:14 PM.
Zhanteimi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2017, 06:26 AM   #107 (permalink)
Nobody likes my music
 
Trollheart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: In Cognito
Posts: 21,747
Default

Just saw this now. Holy ****ing ****.

'Self-driving' lorries to be tested on UK roads - BBC News
__________________
Trollheart: Signature-free since April 2018
Trollheart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2017, 06:40 AM   #108 (permalink)
Mord
 
Zhanteimi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Tokyo
Posts: 4,528
Default

.
__________________
"Use every man after his desert, and who shall 'scape whipping?"

Last edited by Zhanteimi; 05-01-2018 at 05:14 PM.
Zhanteimi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2017, 07:27 AM   #109 (permalink)
Nobody likes my music
 
Trollheart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: In Cognito
Posts: 21,747
Default

What is your gif meant to convey? I don't get it.
__________________
Trollheart: Signature-free since April 2018
Trollheart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2017, 07:46 AM   #110 (permalink)
Your FBI Rep
 
Frownland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Atop of the Throne
Posts: 29,537
Default

I would gladly risk dying in a crash if it meant that I could get schlitzed in the front seat on a road trip.
__________________
Frownland is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



2003-2019 Advameg, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.