Russell, Bostrom and the Risk of AI June 26, 2017 at 07:30PM

If you’ve studied computer science in the last twenty years, you know Stewart Russell — as he co-authored Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach with Peter Norvig, which has been the standard textbook in the field for the last two decades.


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Selecting Leaders with Random Sampling and Standardized Testing June 26, 2017 at 07:30PM

One thing you learn when investigating methods of selecting leaders is that many of them don’t involve voting at all. Hereditary monarchy is an example of this.


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Segwit2x: What you need to know June 26, 2017 at 07:30PM

Bitmain rocked the Bitcoin world last week when they published a press release detailing their plans for a hard fork should BIP148 gain traction. The very next day, Segwit2x merged a pull request to make their client software compatible with BIP91.


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Superintelligence: The Idea That Smart People Refuse to Think About June 26, 2017 at 07:30PM

Idlewords.com recently posted an essay about AI risk, a subject I’ve written about before. The essay attempts to demonstrate that AI risk is misguided, and motivated by religious impulses. You should read it. It’s an excellent piece of rhetoric.


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Why The Bitcoin Dominance Index Is Deceiving June 26, 2017 at 07:30PM

While the scaling debate has been going on for years, more recently, there’s been a lot of complaining and speculation about how Bitcoin will soon lose supremacy as the largest coin and how other coins will eventually take over.


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Hong Kong | Research and Planning June 26, 2017 at 07:30PM

Hello Dash Community! Over the past year Andy Freer and his team have been preparing a comprehensive plan for the launch of Dash Evolution.


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A Tour of the Ethereum Token Bubble June 26, 2017 at 07:30PM

I was not old enough during the dot-com bubble to experience it in any extent. It must have been something. The scope of it. The market correctly foresaw a leviathan. But it didn’t understand exactly its form. And in its uncertainty and excitement, it went mad.


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ETC credits will be available soon on GDAX June 23, 2017 at 05:19AM

Last week we made an announcement stating that we do not support ETC on GDAX, but we would make ETC withdrawals available for customers who had ETH on GDAX prior to the hard fork. It is important to us that our customers trust GDAX to safeguard digital currency assets.


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ETH-USD Trading Update June 23, 2017 at 05:19AM

On 21 June 2017 at 12:30pm PT, a multimillion dollar market sell was placed on the GDAX ETH-USD order book. This resulted in orders being filled from $317.81 to $224.48, translating into a book slippage of 29.4%.


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Santiment: Bloomberg-like platform for crypto-markets June 23, 2017 at 05:19AM

On June 30th the Santiment ICO will start. Essentially, Santiment aims to build a subscription oriented datafeeds platform (like Thomson Reuters or Bloomberg).


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Evan Spiegel’s Most Underrated Skill June 23, 2017 at 05:19AM

Instagram innovates via Snapchat, and Snapchat innovates through acquisition. It was recently revealed that Snapchat’s (fantastic) new feature, Snap Map, is based off of social map app Zenly! Which Snap bought back in May for ~$250M to $350M. ?


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What are Polybius tokens and why should they be in every crypto-investor’s portfolio? June 22, 2017 at 09:19AM

Perhaps you’ve already heard of the ongoing Polybius ICO. Indeed maybe you even know what an ICO is: a crowdfunding model where the project releases tokens for sale, giving the buyer a number of privileges.


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ICO Crowdfunding for the Estonian-Swiss digital bank project Polybius begins May 31 June 17, 2017 at 10:41PM

For five weeks from May 31 investors from all over the world will be able to purchase Polybius investment tokens with cryptocurrency. These tokens will be in the form of a Smart Contract guaranteeing a share in the bank’s annual profits.


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Polybius Bank Project: Bounty Campaigns June 17, 2017 at 02:41PM

A bounty campaign is a PR event when a project is being promoted by its participants and supporters. Usually, the term “bounty campaign” is being used in ICO (Initial Coin Offering) crowdsale campaigns.


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Polybius Bank: Everything that can be digitized, will be digitized June 17, 2017 at 02:41PM

At the end of March the Estonian company Polybius Foundation announced that it is launching the world’s first digital bank, which will work using blockchain. To find out more about this bank and why it’s needed, we’ve interviewed Edgar Bers, Foundation Official Representative.


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How to join the digital currency industry June 17, 2017 at 02:41PM

One of the questions that I get asked most often is how to get a start in the blockchain industry. It’s a fun and exciting space to be in. After spending 3 years with Coinbase here are my recommendations and resources: Below are some organizations I closely follow that are hiring.


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Behind the scenes at Polybius: three blockchains for all of life’s eventualities June 16, 2017 at 08:41PM

On May 31st Polybius bank project launched its ICO. Now we’d like to tell you some more about how it works, how it’s set up, and what it means to build a modern European bank from scratch.


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The Polybius Project ICO Has Raised a Big Enough Sum to Open a European Bank June 16, 2017 at 08:41PM

The money raised from the Polybius project’s crowdfunding campaign has crossed the $6 million mark, which means it will be possible to register Polybius as a bank and open it in the EU. This target was reached only three days after the ICO opened on May 31st.


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The Polybius project got $20 million by crowdfunding in just 2 weeks June 16, 2017 at 08:41PM

As the storm of cryptocurrency exchange rate fluctuation continues to rage on, the Polybius ICO crowdfunding is going strong with over 17 thousand participants and has passed 2 critical milestones: two weeks out of five and $20 million in fundraising.


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The Dead Sea-Israel by Amir Aloni from Amir Aloni on...

The Dead Sea-Israel by Amir Aloni from Amir Aloni on Vimeo.

Lowest place on earth

Music: Signal Flags by Charles Atlas (charles-atlas.com/)

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Israel Dead Sea rivers flood-by Amir Aloni from Amir Aloni on...

Israel Dead Sea rivers flood-by Amir Aloni from Amir Aloni on Vimeo.

The floods In the Dead Sea rivers after the snow in Jerusalem

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Alison from Jessica Rose on Vimeo.A dysfunctional night with his...

Alison from Jessica Rose on Vimeo.

A dysfunctional night with his girlfriend challenges Jay to evaluate whether the rewards of intimacy and commitment are worth the complicated baggage that comes with.

Short / Canada / Colour / dir. David Lester

Written by: Jessica Rose
Starring: Jessica Rose (officialjessicarose.com), Kristopher Turner (kristopherturner.com/)
Cinematography by: Robert Brunton (robertbrunton.ca)
Produced by: David Lester, Jessica Rose, Kristopher Turner
Associate Producers: Jason Kennedy, Kenzie Brooks
1st AD: Chris Ross
2nd AD: Jessica Giles
1st AC: Mike Schoemig
Sound Recordist: Nick Davey
Set PA: Zach Mancini
Colourist: Jeff MacNab
Sound Editor: Jesse Gillingham
Sound Design: Gray Aletter
Music By: Siskiyou (Constellation Records / siskiyouband.com)
Edited by: Jessica Rose, Andrei Ionesco

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Calgary International Film Festival 2016, Victoria Film Festival 2017, Lakeshorts Film Festival 2017, NSI Online Film Festival 2017, Vimeo Staff Pick

Thank you, Vimeo staff! We love you!

Trailer: vimeo.com/175494110


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EVERY TIME I DIE - MAP CHANGE from Kyle Thrash on Vimeo.Ten...

EVERY TIME I DIE - MAP CHANGE from Kyle Thrash on Vimeo.

Ten days spent in western New York during the cold months of January/February with it’s people and the local band Every Time I Die.

Director/Editor: Kyle Thrash
Producer: W. Ian Ross
DP: Justin Derry
2nd Unit Grip: Alexa Carroll
2nd Unit Grip: Marc Baill
Additional Editing: Nate Gray

Sunday Skate Shop, Juan & Paula, Buffalo Fire Depot, Buffalo Film Office, Nashville’s Upstate K9, Hardtales Magazine, Tyler Vogel, Wollcott Guns, Lindsay Lessard, Kelly Seiracki, Patricia Seiracki, Charles, Tanesha. Nino. Iliane Jant, Rob J, Joe (skater), Tommie. Mike Albert, BJ Lyons, Dan DiPirro, Frank Dispenza, Chris Pogue, Nancy Wu, Anthony Haward, Jim Watkins, and everyone else from Buffalo and Western NY who shared their stories or support. Forever grateful.

Copyright Epitaph Records

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The Art of Shaving: Miles Chamley-Watson from Henry Busby on Vimeo.

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Keddit — Part 1: Configuring Android Studio with Kotlin May 19, 2017 at 07:34PM

In this Part we are going to configure an Android Studio project to use Kotlin and left everything prepared for the next story to start developing the Keddit App from the beginning and learning some Kotlin concepts.


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Out of Einstein’s Lab: Salesforce Research Unveils Breakthroughs in Deep Learning May 13, 2017 at 03:32AM

Artificial intelligence will be at the core of most enterprise products that deal with large amounts of text, structured data and image data.


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Co-founder Conflict May 03, 2017 at 11:22PM

Here’s how it felt in the weeks before I resigned from my last startup: I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t eat. Resting pulse at 120. I had reached a point where I couldn’t agree with my co-founder over the future of the company.


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Fascism and The Historical Irony of Facebook’s “Fake News” Problem May 03, 2017 at 11:22PM

He also happened to write a book called, about how American media artists and theorists were disturbed by the tendency of radio and film to foment fascist movements in Europe in the 1930s and tried to create a new, more democratic approach to media in the U.S. in response.


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Why Initialized Capital Invested in Better May 03, 2017 at 11:22PM

Health insurance remains one of the most file cabinet-y of file cabinet industries we can possibly find in our modern age. This is the realm of fax machine and call centers, and the quality of service you get from these modern day bureaucratic nightmares can vary greatly.


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spoookyscary: The crystal skulls, for example, which were...


The crystal skulls, for example, which were “discovered” in the jungles of Belize in the 1920s and said to be 3,600 year old Mayan artifacts, but were actually carved in the 1840s, or the Voynich Manuscript, an undecipherable coded and illustrated manuscript from between the 1300s and 1400s, which is likely a series of gibberish meant to either discredit Jesuit Priest Athanasius Kircher, or possibly to gain fame and fortune for the unknown author. Or the Cerne Abbas Giant, an enormous giant in the English countryside holding a club and sporting a huge phallus, said to be neolithic, but much more likely the invention of some rowdy 1600s pranksters.

The thing that makes old hoaxes so frustrating is that they are hard to tease out from their actual history. Something fabricated in the 1600s made to look like it is from the 1400s can be very hard to pick out. The astronaut on the Cathedral of Salamanca is not in fact a hoax, but an approved and modern addition to the Cathedral, however it has all the earmarks of something which may provide for great confusion some 500 years from now.

Built between 1513 and 1733, the Gothic cathedral underwent restoration work in 1992. It is a generally a tradition of cathedral builders and restorers to add details or new carvings to the facade as a sort of signature. In this case after conferring with the cathedral, quarry man Jeronimo Garcia was given the go-ahead to add some more modern images to the facade including an astronaut floating among some vines. Among the other recently added images are a dragon eating ice cream, a lynx, a bull, and a crayfish.

Despite there being clear documentation of the astronaut being a recent addition, the astronaut has already fueled ideas of ancient space travel, and alien interventions in easily influenced minds.

LOL #AncientAstronaut NOT!

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Noise Complaint


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Dean’s neighbors are loud, and the walls are thin, but that’s all easy to ignore. Except for the loud sex sounds coming from the neighbor on the other side of his bedroom wall. And even that wouldn’t bother him too much if his neighbor didn’t sound so bored.

Words: 5484, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

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bogsmarvin:7 differences between a BOSS and a REAL LEADER are...


7 differences between a BOSS and a REAL LEADER

are you a boss or a #Leader?

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ang GANDA ng #Pilipinas NOH!? #BALER #AURORA...

ang GANDA ng #Pilipinas NOH!?

#cliff over #dicasalarin #bay (at Dicasalarin Lighthouse, Aurora)

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Panama: The Hidden Trillions January 16, 2017 at 03:49PM

In a seminar room in Oxford, one of the reporters who worked on the Panama Papers is describing the main conclusion he drew from his months of delving into millions of leaked documents about tax evasion. “Basically, we’re the dupes in this story,” he says.


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Panama Papers: a massive document leak reveals a global web of corruption and tax avoidance January 16, 2017 at 03:49PM

Mossack Fonseca is not a household name, but the Panamanian law firm has long been well-known to the global financial and political elite, and thanks to a massive 2.


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Explaining the Panama Papers, or, Why Does a Dog Lick Himself? January 16, 2017 at 03:49PM

The only truly surprising thing about the Panama Papers leak is that there is no surprise in them: Didn’t we learn exactly what we expected to learn from them? Yet, it’s one thing to know about offshore bank accounts in general, and another to see concrete proof.


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theSkimm's Guide to the Panama Papers — theSkimm January 16, 2017 at 03:49PM

You keep hearing about a new Burn Book called the Panama Papers. Because they’re more than 11 million documents that allegedly reveal offshore accounts and secret shell companies of politicians and public officials, plus other VIPs (celebs, athletes, really really rich people).


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The Panama Papers, explained with piggy banks January 16, 2017 at 03:48PM

A massive document leak reveals the secrets of shell companies. Matt Yglesias explains, adapting an analogy from reddit user DanGliesack: http://bit.ly/2isAmpA much more on the Panama Papers, check out the full explanation at Vox.com: http://bit.ly/2jA7IQi


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That’s a Wrap January 07, 2017 at 01:49PM

I hope this video series has helped give people a sense of the power and promise of Rust, and Mozilla’s commitment to supporting its growth. Here’s a playlist containing them all — make sure you haven’t missed any! Happy hacking!


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Yet another sbt-docker introduction January 07, 2017 at 01:49PM

Recently, the team has been looking at creating, in an automatic fashion, the Docker images that are used in our Docker environment.


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