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re: H-E-B is the best grocery store chain in America - EastcoastEER
Wife is from eastern PA, so I know how awesome a good Wegmans can be. The big one in Lansdale, PA is a great example. Living in SC for awhile now, I thought Publix and/or Wegmans (depending on the location) was the pinnacle. That was until the first Lowes (small chain based out of NC) in the midl...
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re: Ray Kurzweil. Google's Director of Engineering predicts Singularity by 2029 - EastcoastEER
No worries man. A great cautionary take on this is the book Our Final Invention by James Barrat. It's a good read. I actually first heard about the roaming packs of Russian programmers making shite tons of money on Wall Street in the Michael Lewis book Flash Boys, which is also a great read. Ha...
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re: Ray Kurzweil. Google's Director of Engineering predicts Singularity by 2029 - EastcoastEER
[quote]It's not a bunch of Wall Street types writing code though, it's a bunch of nerds like Kurzweil. So yeah, they can use tools that silicon valley creates for them but they can't create anything and that's encouraging to me.[/quote] Seriously not trying to be a dick, but you couldn't be more ...
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re: Ray Kurzweil. Google's Director of Engineering predicts Singularity by 2029 - EastcoastEER
[quote]That's already a reality, the stock market is completely run by AI.[/quote] That's kind of my point - indirect, but advanced, research in making smarter and smarter programs is already taking place in places like Wall Street. And think about that - Wall Street sees advancing the intellige...
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re: Ray Kurzweil. Google's Director of Engineering predicts Singularity by 2029 - EastcoastEER
[quote]Too much money is on the line with R&D, and someone will create it behind closed doors regardless, unintentionally or not.[/quote] This scares me - the fact that it will most likely, from things I have read, happen behind closed doors, and the scariest part of all, is that there is decent ...
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re: Ray Kurzweil. Google's Director of Engineering predicts Singularity by 2029 - EastcoastEER
[quote]I think this is a pretty unfounded fear. The only people with the knowledge and means to work on it are the Googles and the IBMs of the world and their motivations are pretty positive for humanity.[/quote] Unless a lot the articles and books I have read on this subject are total BS, that i...
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re: Ray Kurzweil. Google's Director of Engineering predicts Singularity by 2029 - EastcoastEER
Yeah, the book I referenced earlier is basically a plea for someone to do something to try to put safeguards in place, and thankfully more and more high profile people like Musk are preaching the dangers of AGI/ASI....
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re: Ray Kurzweil. Google's Director of Engineering predicts Singularity by 2029 - EastcoastEER
[quote]I'm saying that we will have to navigate all kinds of social, political, and moral landscapes before we are even allowed to flip that switch. [/quote] I don't know about that. AI research is essentially an un-regulated field of study. We don't even know who the hell is working on AI and...
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re: Ray Kurzweil. Google's Director of Engineering predicts Singularity by 2029 - EastcoastEER
Our Final Invention is a good cautionary book on AI. Talks a bit about Kurzweil and his notoriously optimistic predictions on AGI/ASI and what it will mean for humanity....
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re: Ray Kurzweil. Google's Director of Engineering predicts Singularity by 2029 - EastcoastEER
A little nit-picky, but as I understand it, when guys like Kurzweil talk about the Singularity, they aren't talking about when humans merge their conciseness with machines, they are talking about the point in technological advancement beyond which we have absolutely no way to predict what will happe...
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re: Ghost in the Shell Superbowl trailer - EastcoastEER
I know its been a long arse time since I watched the original Ghost in the Shell, but from what I can remember this looks to be about as true-to-the-source a live action adaptation as you could ever hope for (whitewashing controversy aside). Each trailer I have watched, there has been an iconic scen...
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re: Best economic/monetary documentaries - EastcoastEER
Been big into these types of movies since first reading The Big Short. Love Margin Call, and Inside Job will absolutely make you see red. It's not a movie, but I would also highly recommend reading Flash Boys, by Michael Lewis, who wrote The Big Short. Truly eye opening. Deals with how global ...
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re: What Injuries Have You Suffered Whilst Playing The Beautiful Game? - EastcoastEER
Played every spring & fall from 6 to 18. No broken bones or blown out knees, but many sprained ankles, mostly from playing on shite fields. Actually at this point the ligaments in my left ankle are essentially limp noodles - I have to wear a brace or instant roll-over. A hamstring once, which real...
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re: Anime Fans - Recommendations in OP **Awesomeness Edition** - EastcoastEER
Thanks man - found a kissanime app for my phone, and daaammmnnn at the amount of stuff in there, but didn't do anything yet with kodi, as I guess you have to jailbreak an iphone to install it? At least, that is how it appeared to me once I couldn't just find a simple kodi app in the app store, and ...
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re: Anime Fans - Recommendations in OP **Awesomeness Edition** - EastcoastEER
This thread steered me towards some good stuff a year or two ago, so maybe you guys can help me out now... I saw where Your Name has surpassed Spirited Away to become the highest grossing anime film ever - watched a trailer for it and some reviews (all of the "OMG WATCH IT NOW" variety) on youtub...
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re: Again, why is WVU in the Big 12? - EastcoastEER
For 99% of the fanbase, ACC or SEC was our first choice. Big East was no longer viable. The ACC was never going to invite us because it would tarnish the sterling academic reputations of those bastions of integrity like UNC to even be associated with us, and we have no media markets to speak of to...
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re: LSU not ranked as a party school any longer? - EastcoastEER
[quote]I don't think it a myth, my father mentioned a Playboy or other sports mag having such. He was Frosh in 1958. LSU was usually #1 in rankings that I saw during the 1980s as HS & College student.[/quote] It is 100% a myth. Damn near every school applies the "we don't compare pros to amat...
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re: Is Mass Effect 2 the greatest compilation of play styles ever? - EastcoastEER
My first time through 2 I went into the SM blind, but with full crew loyalty. Made a poor choice right off the bat and got someone killed at the first opportunity (Tali, I think). NOPED back to a pre-SM save and made a better choice, and luckily guessed right from there on out, so I had everyone a...
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re: Is Mass Effect 2 the greatest compilation of play styles ever? - EastcoastEER
lurk mode [OFF] Glad to see I am not the only person who still loves the shite out of the old ME trilogy. [quote] A couple years ago, I played through ME 1, 2, and 3 in succession. I played 1, 2, & 3 for the first time last year. Played them twice in succession. [/quote] I had the same ...
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re: How much longer until Dana Holgorsen is canned? - EastcoastEER
[quote]TigersOfGeauxld[/quote] I am the first person to stand up and say our fan-base sucked ass, for a really, really long time. The negative reputation we had, which seemed to peak the late '00s, is mostly of our own doing. When this topic used to come up on some of the WVU boards I frequent,...
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