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A recently published survey named the twenty most common passwords used to “secure” personal computing devices, like laptops and phones. Guess what is the most favourite password? Do not look at your keyboard, close your eyes when you try remember the exact layout of your keyboard. What is the first thing comes to mind? 123456. Maybe you type a lot, so maybe you got stuck at qwerty. Ever used those for a password? Not even right at the beginning, when the password thing was such a bother?

Maybe you were clever, like about 20% of us, and you opted for password? I know I have used all three of those, then I was made clever by some other clever dude, and I learned the most bestest of ways for to make better security in the making of passwords. That grammar was awful, I know, but that is lesson number one! Be unpredictable!

The simplest way to make a memorable password, is to spell something you will not forget, in a way that no-one will suspect. Is your name John Smith? Spell it Jawn Smiff. Even better: JawnSpaceSmiff. Most firewalls will give you a good rating on that one, but some demand a mixture of letters and numbers, even symbols or punctuation. How on earth must I remember that?

Let us randomise John’s name better. Look at the letters: John Smith. I look at my Keyboard, and I see no alternative for J, but next, I see a zero, an h and n, space, 5, m, 1, t and h. That spells J0hn 5m1th. The little bar on your virus protector just turned green! Go further: J0h^_5m17h. But this is not good enough yet. Every security expert and hacker will tell you; do not use the same password for everything! So let us up the ante a bit.

For every device and service, make up your own name. Wh4t54p9 for WhatsApp. P1nt3r35t for Pinterest. You like to bake cookies? 1L1k32BakeC00k135 for your recipe app. My(0mp00t3r for my computer. This way, you can even leave yourself reminders, because who will know what to do with a list lying on your table that says:

john smith
I like to bake cookies

Use lots of symbols that require the Shift key, in case someone is trying to look what you type. The more effort it is to type in, the longer it will take to “crack” your password. No password is 100% secure, but with enough effort, and sheer length, you can get close. The only reason Bitcoins are “unhackable”, is because a computer could possibly spend decades trying every combination of symbols available. With emerging “quantum” computer technology, it is expected that hacking a Bitcoin will take hours, maybe minutes. The good news is, it will take years before your neighbourhood hacker gets hold of that technology.

How do you keep a secret? By not sharing it.  Do not use “The Cloud” for anything you do not want to lose or get prosecuted for, like maybe opinions on impossibly suspect vaccines and those who promote them. Researchers have lost years of work on their doctoral thesis, because Google read their work and put it behind a politically correct firewall, where it “got lost” from the “most secure servers on earth”. Recently, doctors and nurses were fired and even lost licences to practise, for innocently tweeting about not worshipping Baal’s Holy Water, I mean Bill Gates’ vaccines.

One last thing: You hear a lot about “hacking” these days. The latest is the “hacking” of voting machines in Yankeeland.  Hacking actually is exactly what it sounds like; a guy standing by the object and hacking at it, blow by blow, until it breaks off or open. A hacker will sit (well, program his computer to sit) and try every address it can guess at, and when it gets a reply, it will start sending passwords, one by one, until one works. Of course, they first go through that list of 1234qwerty lazies we talked about at the beginning. That, however, is not what’s happening at the DNC, or voting machines, or Microsoft operating systems.

What the CIA does is not “hacking” but “exploitation”. They “exploit vulnerabilities” in systems such as Windows™. Baal gates has a spy listening under your Windows™, and now he is infiltrating the only decent alternative, Linux. There is a lot of extraneous information in every single file that you create with Billy’s software.

On a printed page, there are microscopic variations in letter spacing, period placing, line justification and such things we cannot really pick up by eye. Those little discrepancies can be deciphered by properly equipped people. Those indiscernible mistakes on every single printed page identifies your computer, username, creation and print dates and goodness knows what else. That’s how they catch public workers who steal embarrassing proof of corruption that “…threaten National Security, but in the interests of transparent governance, said public servant can be held accountable for those unproven allegations.”

Losing your secrets via the CIA’s spying tools you innocently paid for and installed yourself, is not hacking, it is programmed intelligence gathering. When private hackers find these loopholes, Billy da Patch quickly issues a “safety issue warning”. The closing of said loophole may be near immediate, or sometimes we wait until the client that paid Bill for that functionality, “upgrades” his package and Bill opens him another little hole when he “updates” your software.

The other way you can lose your privacy, is when the machine was designed for surveillance, like your cell phone or “smart watch”. Or, recently, the routers and servers that sit in your telecoms company’s rooms. These are so-called “back doors” built right into the physical machine you are holding in your hand, or the ones connecting you “securely” to the rest of the world.

Remember the spat between America and Huawei? “They are spying on ‘Murica!” Actually, the Yanks are really angry that Huawei does not want to give them access to their routers and servers via this back door, and no amount of reverse engineering could find it. The Chinese told (and showed) them there is no such functionality on their equipment, so America banned their equipment!

The lesson here is; If you want to keep your data secure, do not expose it to the network. Keep your stuff on a removable drive, which you ONLY plug in while not connected to the internet. There are no secrets on the network, not even the one you built yourself using machines They made.

The good news? There are people using these same back doors and vulnerabilities to find us the evidence of our ruling kakastocracy’s underhanded dealings and genocide. One day, soon, when the four unicorns of happiness rides in on the rainbow, we will be able to inspect every single government financial record, in real time, as they are being created. THAT would be democracy!

Let us see how much taxes we really need, when millions of auditors are working for free, searching for financial misconduct, so they can claim that 1% prize money. Another nine percent if you can get us the money back. Around here, we call that Translucency in Government, the basis of Democratic Anarchy. As opposed to Transparent Governance, which actually means making invisible the kleptomania of the kakastocracy.

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There is hardly any corporation on earth with the distribution capacity of Coca Cola’s. In fact, this distribution system has become so pervasive, Bill Gates wants us to believe he will save the world by spreading his poisonous vaccines The Coke Way. We shall not argue the merits of his poisonous cocktails here, but let us look at the so-called Coca Cola Effect, and pretend we have some evil drugs to disseminate. Just for fun, a laugh, a little chortle, if you will.

First, we ask how Coke has become so good at distribution.

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There are those who threaten us with second and third waves of “The Pandemic”. Baal Gates goes so far as to promise us pandemics with “higher fatality until we take notice” of him and his insistent desire to vaccinate us all with a vaccine that only he has the authority to approve. Of course, the first wave of Covid was already the “second wave”, but somehow every “news” pundit and “libertarian” webmaster has forgotten the first wave of infections Baal demanded we line up to have vaccinated en masse for. Do you, dear reader, still remember the terrible pandemic in 2018/19, when hundreds, okay, maybe not hundreds, but over a hundred children died of measles? Or did they? Remember how Baal gates and his friends demanded we all stand in line for his special injections? No? Maybe you missed our article on that one.

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There are any number of dorks on my teevee running around the countryside, chasing after reports of Flying Saucers and Little green Men and Mutilated Cows and Ancient Aliens.  Mostly, they just interview each other, as “world renowned expert” on some aspect of the chase or another. Managing to publish a book on the subject seems to be the sole criterion for qualifying as an expert, even if you mostly plagiarise previous writers on your chosen subject. After forty years of reading a string of these “exposés” and “shocking new theories”, I am not one wit closer to seeing a spaceship or being probed up the oochie by some tall blue chick from Arachschpootle-573. Could be I’m too ugly for them nasty ETs. Mostly, I think, it’s because most all UFOs are actually not even aircraft.

In the old days, we called them dragons.

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So, the Pentagon issues an RFQ (request for quotation) to anyone willing and able to host their data “on the cloud”. For months, the news media was abuzz with speculation on the main contenders in the race; Microsoft, Google, Amazon. Anybody who has ever had a thought on things military, immediately asked “Pentagon data on an open, or at least privately-owned computer network? The ones regularly “hacked” and the personal data of millions of people stolen and sold into the criminal underground known as on-line marketers? Really? Can that be considered a safe way to handle the military data of the army supposed to protect the population?” We conspiracy theorists are so naïve, we actually thought the Military-Industrial Complex are going to put their secrets where we can find them. The truth turns out to be simpler, easier, so much more frightening!

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If the simple steps we described in the article on initial fault finding did not get you started, here is the second round of slightly more complicated checks. Have some tools handy... Follow the steps in order, missing one detail cann cause you to start all over again.

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There is hardly any corporation on earth with the distribution capacity of Coca Cola’s. In fact, this distribution system has become so pervasive, Bill Gates wants us to believe he will save the world by spreading his poisonous vaccines The Coke Way. We shall not argue the merits of his poisonous cocktails here, but let us look at the so-called Coca Cola Effect, and pretend we have some evil drugs to disseminate. Just for fun, a laugh, a little chortle, if you will.

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If you are having a spot of trouble with your small generator or mower, here are some simple things you can try before you start stripping the entire machine, or send it off for someone else to strip for spares. As always with machinery, it is best to have an assistant, even if it just pulls on the starter cord for you once in a while...

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So you dial your buddy. As you get connected, your phone says: “Bleep-bleep-bleep. Purr-purr, purr-purr…” and so on until someone picks up. Now we all know what the purr-purr means, it is the guy’s phone ringing on the other side, but what about those three short beeps at the beginning? It is the sound of you being scammed by your cheap friend who thought he saves money by changing contracts, and can you believe it, he took his WoodenCom number over to MightyNet! Isn’t those guys just too kind and accommodating! If you believe that, you probably believe the polar bears are dying of hunger because the penguins fell off the melting icebergs and drowned.

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Sciencery, of course, is the practice of questionable academics perpetrated for gain, be that money, honour or misplaced sense of doing good. Or, as the liberals say these days: “Facts don’t matter when you have the moral high ground.” The latest broth from their cauldron, Man-made Climate Change, is but one of many fake ‘solutions’ the sciencers have foisted upon us. Take fertilisers, for example. What purpose do they serve? Who invented them? Why? …and why is South Africa overrun by Malawians looking for money to send home so their families can afford fertiliser?

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Sally walks past the dented steel roller shutters splattered with bad graffiti and misspelled slang terms for genitalia. She never noticed those before, maybe because she was too busy at the time. On her way to the station, Sally likes to play at ‘Fivers’, where every participant is marked by a green halo around the 3P tag hovering over them, or red, if their avatar has been ‘stripped’.  Sally’s Public Persona Pseudonym is “sally594_tj”. Every time she sees a player with a cool PPP like ‘angstor’ or ‘wackophobe’ or even just ‘I1u2cme2’ she regrets allowing the AI server to auto-allocate her a 3P name. Some people prefer to display their MAC addresses instead, but Sally has always felt that it is rude to walk around with an unpronounceable name. Not that she cares right now.

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MINIMILLSM, in cahoots with Greenpets and Suprathjeneering, has the pleasure to announce professional 3D printing on the West Rand.

Printing in three dimensions has become an established technology, with a variety of materials, techniques and applications.

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 “They made Golems to do their work?”
“They were not Golems, old one.”
“A new abomination, then? A new species corrupted to perpetrate evil and torture the land?”
“No sir, not a new species, they are

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Climate change deniers have a popular meme to ridicule the Global Warming crowd. You know the one: Dude stands knee-deep in snow, and says something like “Global warming my @.s”

 The Warmers have only one defence: Ridicule the deniers for “hating science”. Neither of these factions are much represented in the scientific community, as neither of them seem to understand primary school science. This ignorance does not stop some people from declaring open war on any and all who disagree with whatever theory is currently being presented as “science”.

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There are those, usually the atheist-science type, that likes to make fun of sacred stuff. A favourite object of their ridicule, is the so-called barbaric cannibalism of the holy communion. Of course, as is the wont of scientists in possession of eternal Truth, mocking other peoples’ truths is a blatant display of ignorance. On the other hand, they also supply us with entertaining nonsense like dark matter, dark energy and Artificial Intelligence, capital letters, please. But they are just stupid little atheist devils with no scientific understanding. Let's educate them a bit in the wonders of creation, why don't we?

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Every living cell contains at the very least a single strand of genetic coding consisting of a long, complex string of molecules called Nucleic Acids, for they form the Nucleus of the living cell. Cover this in a lump of protein jelly, and you have a Virus. The term ‘virus’ is not equal to ‘disease’, the same way as ‘mammal’ incudes, but does is not confined to ‘predator’ or ‘cow’. Also, ‘acid’ pertains to  any substance with surplus positively charged hydrogen atoms (H+)available. A virus is almost not even alive, and needs living cells to reproduce.

The next level of complexity in a cell, is a slightly more complex collection of nucleic acids, arranged in the general shape of a long ribbon. This Ribbon of Nucleic Acid (RNA) is encased in a fatty membrane, rather than just a lump of protein jelly. We can call this a bacterium, or, inside a more complex cell, this simple RNA-driven cell can be found as Mitochondria. These are very interesting cells, but there in one more level of complexity for us to consider:

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Nary has a month gone by lately, or the medical fraternity has not come up with a new, more wondrous “medical breakthrough” than the last. August 2019 saw the public exposure of an evil attempt at playing God, when it was revealed that some lab is growing human-monkey chimeras as a possible source of human organs for the transplant trade. Frankly, it is a step forward from legalising the abortion of babies until well after birth, so their organs can be harvested for the trade in human parts. It sure beats those vultures descending upon your carcass while it is still warm and, as documented numerous times, technically alive.

…and this was not even the most “interesting scientific advancement” of the week, no, some gang of broken minds somewhere has been busy for a while now solving, or at least postponing, a dreaded condition that is attacking women all over the globe.

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The world over, children are being encouraged to bunk classes, to gather in the streets, scream and hurl insults at Old White Men who are changing their weather. The press is falling over itself, celebrating this marvellous “youth activism against climate change”. Every dweep that gets hold of a microphone is demanding “something to be done about climate change”. Organisations are being funded into life, for no purpose other than to have the term “scientific” in the title, whereupon said organisation will publish an essay (not a scientific study, an essay, like this thing you are reading now) on their interpretation of global warming, and after some (driven) publicity to establish their ‘credentials’, it starts demanding “something to be done about climate change”.

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“You must understand, this system (of wealth aggregation to a few individuals) was not for a month, or a year, it is for ever. Eventually all this money will be competed out, and that’s when it will benefit everyone…(shrugs) …or something like that.” Jaimi Dimon, CEO of JPMorganChase, the “world’s most successful banker”, explaining to Congress the principle of Trickle-Down Economics.

We shall not discuss trickle-down economics here, we have a complete separate category where we make fun of the fables we are forced to live by. The thing is supposed to work like this: The more money the millionaire has, the more he spends, and that is when each of us get our share of his fortune. So, your duty is make sure the millionaire gets as rich as possible, because his wealth will trickle down to you. This has absolutely nothing to do with this article, except this one thing: America is gaining millionaires every day. Not only those who get rich in America, but the rest of the world’s millionaires are flocking to America. According to trickle-down theory, Americans must surely be the most prosperous people on earth, getting richer every day, no?

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Being cool is not about what you do, it is about what you do not do. There is not a single action in this world that is cool. Not every action is uncool, but there are no cool actions. Only dorks and drama queens try to be cool by doing the cool things that cool people do. Skiing in the Alps? That’s cool, if you like that sort of thing, and you happen to be in the Alps, and you have free time, and there’s nothing more productive to do, yeah, skiing in the Alps can be cool, but no amount of Alpine snow-sports will ever make you cool. There is not a sport in this world that can make you cool. It can make you famous, which is cool, it can make you rich, which is cool, it can damage your spine and crack your kneecaps, that’s cool… if you get the fame and fortune for it. But being a sports hero is not cool, it is just a job, a rather specialised and somewhat unproductive job the world could do just fine without, but it is a cool job, if you can get it; advertising clothes and gear, testing the latest performance enhancing drugs for efficacy and detectability by anti-doping agencies, playing Guinea pig for surgeons glad for living cadavers to practice battlefield surgery upon in peacetime, cool.

Coolth is never vested in a thing, an action or a word. You get cool by NOT making fun of the cripple kid. You earn coolth by NOT bullying, NOT stealing, NOT being an ass. Coolth is exclusively about things you do not do. Any attempt to be cool, is uncool. Trying to look cool, dress cool, talk cool, all of that is pretence, which is totally uncool.

The latest high-tech toy is the coolest thing ever, and we know it, because we saw pictures of cool people telling us about this cool new cool thing. How did they become cool? They applied for a job where people spend their time making them look cool, now they have this cool job where they have to do nothing but stand in front of cameras, looking cool, wearing cool tech, and cool fashion, at cool camera angles, and they hang out with cool people. How do they know who the cool people are? Their studio people tell them what to say when they get to where the studio is taking them at the moment, usually somewhere expensive to make it look cool. Do you know how much it cost to have Justin Bieber “spontaneously party with friends” at a specific club? They are paid to appear in places where we can see all the people we were told is cool, hang out together, being cool. At some point, they all applied for that job, in an industry that depends on you believing things are cool when they say it is.

Acting on the word of people whose job it is to imitate coolth, everybody around you now want to prove how cool they are by owning the coolest stuff, promoted by the coolest people, using the coolest new cool words while hanging out in the latest in cool places…

If you’re cool with that, what more can I say?

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Artificial Intelligence, Computer Learning and Adaptive Programming, NOT Synonyms!

The term Artificial Intelligence has become a sort of talismanic chant to ward off the evil spirits of technophobia. Soon, or even now, we can all stop worrying about the next world war, because the robots are taking over and mankind is doomed. Artificial Intelligence®™© (always with the capitals, amen) will do everything for us, apparently, all you need is the right App. This nonsense has progressed to the point where people try to solve every “challenge” with an App, and then they get despondent when they cannot find an App to get a stain out.

Technology is now so wonderful, we don’t need jobs anymore, or salaries, or bonds, no, we can all live in momma’s basement, from where we will develop all these Apps that we will sell each other and we all become Tech Millionaires. The minds that came up with that theory, actually got paid for it. This proves that, even though we as yet don’t have artificial intelligence, we still have fake intellectualism. The problem is, these fake intellectuals are the ones tasked with building that artificial intelligence. The kind of intellect that spells things with capitals. To make sure we know how important their work is, I guess.

Now, here’s the thing about AI: It does not exist. Internet platforms are vast collections of computers and file servers, thousands and thousands of them per square whatsisnames, with more computing power than most governments. You can ask Google anything, and get an answer, isn’t that clever? No it is not. The Yanks like to tell the story of the idiot misfit that saves the day because he remembers the score for every baseball league game ever played. The movie usually ends with a little moral on how overrated an education is, as long as you have a good heart, and love sports. Intelligence is for those clever buggers in white coats, the ones making the science that is warming our planet. We should stop them. Teach them some ball sense…

Remembering numbers from a list is just remembering, exactly what Google does; it remembers where it saw the words you are typing in last, and poops out a web address, a couple of million different ones, usually. There is no intelligence, only programs containing instructions telling computers which data to assemble and present. It will answer you, all right, by dredging up the answers provided by other people, with no care for the correctness thereof, and no way to check. It is just not clever enough to make impartial decisions on truth, it can only present all the truths it has been supplied with, conflicting ‘facts’ and all.

Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and every other social platform is presented as an artificial, sorry, Artificial Intelligence, and we are told of the filtering, and the scoring, and the automatic banning, all overseen by their AI. In reality, their AI is an office building full of otherwise unemployable meatbags trying to look at everything and deciding what is acceptable or not. We are often told how stressful this job is, what with company guidelines being non-existent or vague, and oh my, all that radicalising content out there, block, block, shadow-ban, suspend, lock account and why don’t you smear your excrement all over your workstation before you commit suicide in the parking lot? No, really, that is apparently life at the office for these “stressed-out moderators”.

 If you want to see the intelligence behind those anonymous arbiters of your moral standards, go find a video of Facebook staff when they heard Hillary Clinton lost to Trump. Disregarding your own political views, just look at their reactions, their emotional outbursts, the virtual writs-slashing, and tell me that thing has the right to suppress your research, because it “might influence the susceptible”. Videos of little girls getting gang-raped is okay, a dude praising Trump is fascist. This they call Artificial Intelligence.

Come to think of it, the capitals in A I might also be simple Orwellian doublespeak. In the world of warfare and genocide, the term ‘Intelligence’ is often spelled with a capital, and it is used as a synonym for ‘information’. Spies gather Intelligence, radios broadcast Intelligence to other units in code, the Intelligence community gather Intelligence for use by those with intelligence. Now add the word ‘artificial’ to ‘intelligence’, spell it with Capitals, and what you get? That’s right, ‘Artificial’ Intelligence, Fake Information. Please note, and never forget, Google, Facebook, Twitter and every other little atom of the Internet, actually belongs to the American Army. They invented it, they built it, they grew it, and then they gave us a bit of it to play around on, to spew disrespect and blasphemy against those who are taking down names for kicking ass later. There is no privacy on the Internet, and very little truth, just a lot of Artificial Intelligence.

Making fun of words still does not address the actual issue of A I. What is A I supposed to be? Those with distorted views on humanity are on their collective knees, praying for the day computers outpace human thought. There are those who say it already has, computers can think so much faster than humans already. No, they do not, they merely look up the data you request, provided that data has been provided in the first place. The very first calculator can add and multiply a lot faster than any human, yet no calculator can be accused of being intelligent, it just looks up pre-programmed answers, the average calculator does not actually compute much, they work off huge lists of answers hard-wired in, called look-up tables. Like that Ohio kid with learning disabilities but access to reams of sports statistics. Whereas the kid might have to rack his memory to find that odd score, computers have their data all neatly arranged and categorised. Computers do not have to remember, only dish up others’ memories.

To decide whether A I is real, one first has to define ‘intelligence’. The usual requirement of true intelligence is not the repeating of information, or even the processing thereof, but the creation of new information. People can be programmed, just like computers (refer again the kiddies weeping for Hillary) but here is the difference: an intelligent being can exceed the limitations of its programming. An intelligence can think of new things, without referencing the old, and still retain the old faithfully. When a computer program starts acting outside the design limits, it is usually because of some error, causing the original programmed behaviour to be compromised in some way, abandoned even. Broken. A computer can draw very pretty pictures, but a computer cannot create art.

To set a million monkeys upon a million typewriters has always been an joking example of futility in uninspired art, yet the computer crowd does exactly that: they have set millions of processors to task drawing a billion ‘pictures’, then they show us the three best-looking examples of their attempt, and scream “Look, a computer made art”. Picasso out if focus through a wet window, boo-hah. I never liked Picasso, but he did feel called upon to quantify art, so I guess he wins that one. It still is not art, though… at least Picasso could focus his eyes. Mostly, computer art is merely pseudo-random arrangements of tones, colours or shapes, chosen from pre-programmed examples. Or you can tell your computer to search for all other data sets to see what is most popular, skim the most recurring themes, stitch those together, say your computer did it all by itself, and call this artificial intelligence, or Machine Learning.

Machine learning is how our tin brains are supposed to find enough facts from which they can synthesize a useful core of data, and apply that to their task. There are many ways to do this, the most popular form you know, is probably the Google ranking thing, where the computer knows which is the most likely answer you expect, because that was the one the majority looked at. For Hillary, they actually told their A I to hide bad things, repeat all the good things, and make sure she’s at the top of every page. They also do this for shampoo companies, dog food and medical advice about poisonous vaccines, which suddenly don’t exist no more, at least not before page 97 or so.

The machine can only learn what you tell it to learn. It is a useful and powerful tool, learning from old data, but popularity is not truth, especially on subjects most people tend to misunderstand. Machine learning is actually just machines gathering data they were told they like, possibly by other data they collected. In the end, the action that machine takes upon that data, was programmed in at the beginning, possibly with a wide variety of choices, but always limited by the intellect that programmed it at first.

Another form of machine learning is Heuristics. That’s the one where you remember what happened yesterday, see what happens today, and tomorrow you know exactly where and when to pull the trigger. In humans, this is seen as a serious defect, because this sort of thinking leads to Hubris, the bit where you pull the trigger at the exact moment required, even if there is a kid walking past the target.

Another trap with heuristics, is the forming of bias, where you give certain things more importance than others, purely by own experience. Every time you see something that conforms to your beliefs, it confirms your bias, your preferred explanation, Every time you see a Myscopcher hitting a kid, it confirms your opinion of Myscopchers being child molesters. Racism is one form of heuristic learning gone wrong for humans.

Or how about the A I autopilot that kept crashing the plane simulator straight into the ground, over and over, because when you overload all the stress sensors at once, the computer does not register your mistake, and the machine was programmed to try all the ways possible until it finds a way that records no mistakes. The program was biased towards the wrong goal, and every crash confirmed to the machine its own success at finding a solution to the stated problem.

There is also something called Adaptive Programming. The idea is that the computer will find new data, then change its own programming to process this new data. Once again, that program will essentially come from the original programmer/s, with all their biases, mistakes and hang-ups included. The Facebook computer hates political radicalism, and it was programmed to suppress all bad political commentary. “Bad” in this case, was defined by a youngster still so pumped up with Liberalist vigour, it actually hates Conservatives. People have been scrubbed out for saying something patriotic, because Liberals feel patriotism is divisive. Adaptive programming, therefor, is not intelligence, it is merely the collection of new subroutines as part of the data it needs to process. Those new subroutines suffer all the shortcomings and benefits of the programmer’s intelligence, no more, no less.

So why the harping on Artificial Intelligence? If it does not exist, why is everyone talking about it? Firstly, it is a great marketing tag. Just like you can make them eat worm poop by calling it Superfood, or sell them the latest environmental disaster by telling them your plan is Green, now you can sell any technology by pretending it is intelligent. Most people have no idea, and even less interest in the science or even language of things like robotics, so whatever the news says, is what we know. The question should therefor be ; why is the news telling us that A I is News? What are they trying to accustom us to? Why are they lying so hard about the state of technology, hiding so many things, while exhibiting things not possible yet? Why must we believe in A I?

Many tasks are being done by machines, allowing humans the free time to apply for unemployment benefits and visiting charity food collectives. In the olden days, men and children were sent out to work while the womenfolk puttered around the house trying to get everyone fed end cleaned up. As machinery improved, it became necessary to reprogram the people for living with their new neighbours. Men fed and cleaned the machines, while the kids went to school, to learn the things needed to properly care for the machines. Once the newly-educated youth started building more and better machines, the men were sent off to eradicate each other in war, the women were set to tending the machines, and the children were sent off to school to keep them occupied with the learning of anything except what is needed to remain masters of their environment. Education turned into indoctrination, kiddies had to learn where they fit into the social structure, to “prepare them for modern life” where nobody is supposed to do anything outside the Program.

So that is where we are now: The womenfolk are working, the men have a choice between crime and financial scamming, and the children are attending classes in accepting this setup as normal. In the meantime, our exalted leadership discuss the legalities around robotics and Artificial Intelligence. If the men were earning a living decent enough to look after a family, and the mothers had the time to see what their children are being put up to, and the children were not busy using their expensive techno-toys to replace human contact, we might have wondered what that was about. But we did not, even this writer can find nary a trace of those high-level meetings and what was decided. Half of Europe’s bestest and brighterest came together, discussed the legal standing of artificial intelligence, and walked away with a decision they are not sharing with us.

To see what the legal status of a robot is, we can look at corporate law: corporations have been given legal personae, you can sue and get sued by a corporation for as little as a slight insult. As we all know, the legal weight of your case before the court is determined by the social weight of you BAR representative, and the funds you make available to said lawyer type. The individual’s chances of winning a court case against a mega corporation is almost nil, and the chances of a corporation actually making good on the verdict, less than zero. The best one can hope for, is that the corporation will expel one of its junior administrators as a show of legal compliance, but the corporation itself, its shareholders and subsidiaries shall carry on as per usual. The corporation itself, as a supplier of “much-needed employment” and producer of goods with “strategic national importance” is above you and your petty squabbles.

Now transfer this mentality to the robots: The machine was built with Artificial Intelligence, therefor the decisions it takes are informed by current situational wareness as gathered by the machine’s sensors. Any harm that comes to you or yours, is thus the fault of the robot, not the owner, not the manufacturer or programmer, it was the robot that gone kill your child, let’s wipe its programming, that will learn it! Unless, of course, we can prove say that you provoked the robot, possibly by acting unpredictably, doing something near that robot, causing a failure of execution, you were the one acting outside the confines of the machine’s programming! Are you insured against overstepping the bounds of a computer's programming?

The most obvious danger in all this fake cleverness nonsense is, of course, the excuses it allows the executives; If the machine acted upon its own intelligence, then any mistakes by the machine, is not the fault of the owner. When a robot beheads your child, your case will be with the robot, and good luck suing a robot! Even if you win, what revenge will you visit upon a machine? You certainly have no claim on the corporation that built, programmed, owne, hired, rented, deployed, tasked, maintained or otherwise caused the robot to be where it was when it was cutting the head off a child, drowning fish in oil, burning butterflies with radiation...

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 Jenny looks at the orderly line of vibrating Styrofoam balls hovering just out of reach. She can see Jones from the corner of her eye, fervently adjusting parameters on his keyboard. The balls respond by changing formation, a bit like those acrobatic airplanes, only there are at least twenty, sometimes more balls flying in perfect synchronicity. Occasionally a number of balls would drop out of formation for no apparent reason, only for more balls to arise from the table, resulting in a different pattern to materialize as if out of nothing. These pattern changes could be subtle, almost indiscernible from the previous, or dramatically different. Jones keeps telling her something about sound waves, standing still in some locust or was that low keys but anyway there the balls all fall down and Jones is looking at her with a grin that says "was I a good dog ?"

“They say the Vedic Indians used this to move huge stone slabs to build their monumental temples and things.”

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Every manufacturer of machinery uses a slightly different carburettor. Over the years, though, a few simple designs persist, and they all work more or less the same way. Even the most complicated ones share the basic structure of all carburettors. Instead of photos or drawings, we will use word-pictures, in the hope that the thing you hold in your hands will fill in the details by itself.

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There are articles on this site that –very inexpertly- try to convey the idea of holistic existentialism. By this we think we mean to promote a world-view where each of us saves the world by taking responsibility for our own choices, and take cause with anyone trying to limit those choices. Giving me twenty varieties of breakfast cereal does not constitute choice, when all of them are contaminated by the same hormonal disruptor, made of the same GMO seeds, and liberally sprinkled with anything addictive but legally unchallenged. Most modern medicine is perpetrated with the same mind-set, and here is the best part of it: those addictive poisons in your food? It comes from the same hands as the extremely addictive, extremely harmful, and murderously psychotic cocktail of anti-anxiety and anti-ADDHDADHHDAD medication we are feeding the children these days. Millions of children too young to grow armpit hair are on psychotomimetic pills, prescribed drug-trips for kiddies, how nice. But this article is about something a lot less unfunny, sometimes even Acoïtheist Anarchs have good news:

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