| Tech Board|| Inside OpenAI: Elon Musk's Wild Plan to Set Artificial Intelligence Free - funnystuff on 5/4/16 at 9:12 am|
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 on 4/26/16 at 11:29 am|
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 on 4/25/16 at 12:50 pm|
[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...View Topic - Replies (36)
| Political Talk|| Is it time to end the war on drugs? - funnystuff on 4/18/16 at 3:14 pm|
[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...View Topic - Replies (25)
| Political Talk|| How ideology distorts Americans’ perceptions of social mobility - See more at: h - funnystuff on 3/27/16 at 9:29 pm|
[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 ...View Topic - Replies (2)
| Political Talk|| John Oliver on Encryption - funnystuff on 3/14/16 at 10:28 am|
[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:...View Topic - Replies (9)
| Political Talk|| Even Vice News Tearing Apart Hillary - funnystuff on 3/8/16 at 8:26 pm|
[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...View Topic - Replies (0)
| Political Talk|| Let's lighten the mood with a Trump vs Sanders debate preview - funnystuff on 2/18/16 at 10:44 pm|
[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...View Topic - Replies (3)
| Political Talk|| Why You Should Care About Apple's Fight With The FBI - funnystuff on 2/17/16 at 3:26 pm|
[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 ...View Topic - Replies (12)
| Political Talk|| Trump supporters: why doesn't his past manipulation of politics concern you? - funnystuff on 2/17/16 at 2:05 pm|
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...View Topic - Replies (39)
| Political Talk|| Official: CNN calls second place for Kasich - funnystuff on 2/9/16 at 8:56 pm|
He needed it to have any chance to continue, hopefully he can rally this into some momentum moving forward :cheers:...View Topic - Replies (6)
| Movie/TV Board|| Whiskey Tango Foxtrot trailer - funnystuff on 2/7/16 at 10:17 pm|
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 on 2/2/16 at 10:44 pm|
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 on 1/13/16 at 4:07 pm|
[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...View Topic - Replies (4)
| Movie/TV Board|| The Big Short (spoiler free) - funnystuff on 12/23/15 at 6:38 pm|
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 on 11/24/15 at 9:48 am|
[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...View Topic - Replies (12)
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Antonio Andrews or Matt Jones? - funnystuff on 11/15/15 at 10:08 am|
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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| Political Talk|| The new intolerance of student activism - funnystuff on 11/10/15 at 4:25 pm|
[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...View Topic - Replies (6)
| More Sports|| Paying for Patriotic Displays (on OTL right now) - funnystuff on 11/3/15 at 12:43 pm|
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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| Political Talk|| What's the single worst position any candidate took tonight? - funnystuff on 10/28/15 at 11:46 pm|
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....View Topic - Replies (8)