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Inside OpenAI: Elon Musk's Wild Plan to Set Artificial Intelligence Free - funnystuff
Pretty cool story about Musk and Altman teaming up for a play in artificial intelligence. It's a few days old, so maybe y'all have already covered it. But the search function here sucks so I couldn't find anything (note to TD admins, maybe you should look into the fruits of this OpenAI project and g...
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O-T Lounge
PSA for science nerds - funnystuff
As of yesterday, CERN has released 300 terabytes of data from the Large Hadron Collider to the public. You can access it from their website below: [link=(http://opendata.cern.ch)]CERN open source data[/link] It won't be for most of the OT, but I figured the handful of science lovers here might e...
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Political Talk
Is anyone else warming up to guaranteed basic incomes? - funnystuff
[link=(http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/universal-basic-income/?ex_cid=story-facebook)]5-38[/link] The link is a long one, but I encourage y'all to read through the end. Here's some snippets if you don't have time... [quote]Basic income has attracted a motley crew of supporters, spanning th...
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Is it time to end the war on drugs? - funnystuff
[link=(http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/it-time-end-war-drugs)]Is it time to end the war on drugs?[/link][quote]Harm Reduction International is now campaigning for the Portuguese model to be applied globally, estimating that if just 7.5 percent of the $100 billion spent each year on pun...
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How ideology distorts Americans’ perceptions of social mobility - See more at: h - funnystuff
[link=(http://journalistsresource.org/studies/economics/inequality/ideology-americans-perceptions-social-mobility)]Ideology Distorts Perceptions[/link] [quote]Survey data continue to indicate that Americans have grown markedly pessimistic about the prospects of future generations, even as the most ...
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John Oliver on Encryption - funnystuff
[link=(http://youtu.be/zsjZ2r9Ygzw)]Last Week Tonight Clip[/link] I know Oliver made a lot of enemies here from his Trump rant, but hopefully that won't stop y'all from enjoying the clip. It's a fair treatment of an extremely important issue. Give it a shot :cheers:...
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Even Vice News Tearing Apart Hillary - funnystuff
[link=(https://news.vice.com/article/why-the-controversy-over-hillary-clinton-emails-is-not-over?utm_source=vicenewsfb)]Emails heating up[/link] [quote]Clinton has insisted she never sent or received any emails that contained classified information. But she was aware that some of her emails may h...
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Let's lighten the mood with a Trump vs Sanders debate preview - funnystuff
[link=(http://youtu.be/BGRAonpLeQg)]YouTube - Enjoy![/link] Don't need to be a fan or detractors of either. The impressions are spot-on. The Bernie impression is perfect...
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Why You Should Care About Apple's Fight With The FBI - funnystuff
[link=(http://gizmodo.com/why-you-should-care-about-apple-s-fight-with-the-fbi-1759639200)]Gizmodo article[/link][quote]After the San Bernardino shootings, the FBI seized the iPhone used by shooter Syed Rizwan Farook. The FBI has a warrant to search the phone’s contents, and because it was Farook’s ...
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Political Talk
Trump supporters: why doesn't his past manipulation of politics concern you? - funnystuff
I just can't seem to find the rationalization here. Trump has stated multiple times that he has manipulated the political system for his entire adult life, for his own personal benefit, at the expense of the integrity of the political process. Why is it that we now believe him when he says that h...
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Official: CNN calls second place for Kasich - funnystuff
He needed it to have any chance to continue, hopefully he can rally this into some momentum moving forward :cheers:...
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Movie/TV Board
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot trailer - funnystuff
So I'm watching Colbert and they have Tina Fey and Margot Robbie on it pushing their upcoming movie Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Had to go look up the trailer and it looks pretty solid. Here's the trailer... [link=(http://youtu.be/dxAcIWDi8ps)]Whiskey Tango Foxtrot[/link] Thoughts? Edit: fixe...
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LSU Recruiting
Schedule for commitments of note tomorrow? - funnystuff
I don't follow recruiting much, but I always enjoy following national signing day updates. In years past someone has always put together a list of times when our remaining targets are announcing. Any chance someone in the know could put that together again? Would be much appreciated :cheers: :gea...
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Political Talk
The "Other Side" Is Not Dumb - funnystuff
[link=(https://medium.com/@SeanBlanda/the-other-side-is-not-dumb-2670c1294063#.byn7d4r4u)]The "Other Side" Is Not Dumb[/link] Nothing groundbreaking or hugely insightful, but this quick read is a nice (and occasionally needed) reminder to those on both sides that we should question those with alt...
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The Big Short (spoiler free) - funnystuff
Everyone should go see it for a few reasons. (TL/DR warning) My first (admittedly biased) reason for recommending the movie is that I'm an economist and I desperately want people to be more aware of some of the causes of the Great Recession in better detail. This movie does a fantastic job of sim...
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Political Talk
House passes bill to overhaul the Fed - funnystuff
[link=(http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/260760-house-passes-bill-to-overhaul-the-fed)]LINK[/link][quote]“The Fed is not using a transparent monetary policy. And so because of this, greater transparency, greater accountability is necessary. Otherwise, we may soon awake to discover that our...
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Fantasy Sports Board
Antonio Andrews or Matt Jones? - funnystuff
0.5 PPR. My RBs got destroyed the last two weeks and now I'm left with this shifty choice for my RB2. Andrews going vs Carolina, Jones vs the Saints. Thoughts?...
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The new intolerance of student activism - funnystuff
[link=(http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/11/the-new-intolerance-of-student-activism-at-yale/414810/?utm_source=SFFB)]Article from The Atlantic[/link] Aside from not wanting to copy and paste much while on my phone, I'm not going to insert snip-bits from this article mainly because it...
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More Sports
Paying for Patriotic Displays (on OTL right now) - funnystuff
Why is this a problem, what am I missing here? The basic situation is that the American military is paying professional sports franchises for patriotic moments before/during games. MLB commissioner is refuting that the payments in contracts are simply placeholders and that the teams are not effectiv...
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What's the single worst position any candidate took tonight? - funnystuff
In my book it's Cruz advocating a gold-backed currency, hands down. It should discredit him immediately to anyone with an introductory knowledge of monetary policy....
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