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re: I need some information on Morgantown West Virginia. - EastcoastEER
[quote]how about the Sheetz in sunnyside with no gas pumps [/quote] Damn kids nowadays don't know how good they have it. When I was there sunnyside was for gettin piss-drunk and little else (stay inside the snow fence!). Good food was a pepproni roll from the old sunnyside superette....
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re: I need some information on Morgantown West Virginia. - EastcoastEER
I was born and raised in southern WV, got my engineering degree at WVU. I love WV and always will - it's home. Yes, it' a different world compared to most of the rest of the country, and a large part of the state will probably always have serious problems, mostly due to lack of economic opportunity...
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re: Holgorsen to UH done - EastcoastEER
Watching outside reaction to all this has been very interesting. Apparently a lot of people out there thought Dana was actually a damn fine coach, compared to a majority of the WVU fanbase that thought he was pretty damn average, and was much more prone to under-perform the talent on the team tha...
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re: Shocked to see wvu coach to Houston? - EastcoastEER
Yeah, I was surprised to hear there was a dispute over his extension (asking for way too much). He isn't worth $4+ mil a year. And I actually liked him - more than most of our fan base, at least....
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re: Shocked to see wvu coach to Houston? - EastcoastEER
[quote]very seldom a P5 school is as cheap as WVU[/quote] How so? I think we were solidly middle of the road in terms of Dana's salary. Something like #30 on the list of coaching salaries this year....
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re: Shocked to see wvu coach to Houston? - EastcoastEER
FL, PA, OH, MD, VA....
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re: Post some great video game music - EastcoastEER
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWS5xDEJsq8)]Witcher 3 Blood & Wine - Beauclair Medley[/link]...
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re: Far Cry 5 impressions (no spoilers) - EastcoastEER
Lurk around TD & rarely post, but put in about 3 hours last night and can offer some insights for those on the fence. TLDR version: if you liked FC3, you will like 5. As others have said, it looks stunning on a nice 4K/HDR monitor or TV. In terms of gameplay mechanics, going from 3/4 (which wer...
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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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