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Sun, 12 Nov 2017 06:21:26 +0100

"The right gun laws do prevent shootings, research strongly indicates. And these laws do not mean confiscating everybody’s guns."

Original Post from Kevin C. (KevinC):

"The right gun laws do prevent shootings, research strongly indicates. And these laws do not mean confiscating everybody’s guns."

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 01:41:44 +0100

I think this may be the best quote from the article:

“Women [in Saudi Arabia] have since committed suicide because they couldn’t leave the house, and Sophia is running around,” Ali al-Ahmed, director of the Institute for Gulf Affairs, told Newsweek. “Saudi law doesn’t allow non-Muslims to get citizenship. Did Sophia convert to Islam? What is the religion of this Sophia and why isn’t she wearing hijab? If she applied for citizenship as a human, she wouldn’t get it.”

#weliveinthefuture #thefutureisnow #tech #robotics #ai

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:47:40 +0200

PSA: Severe Vulnerability in All Wi-Fi Devices

A major Wi-Fi protocol vulnerability has been announced that affects absolutely every device that supports Wi-Fi, allowing attackers to decrypt WPA2 connections. This would allow attackers within Wi-Fi range to eavesdrop on connections and potentially to inject content, such as malware.

The good news is that the code to exploit this has not yet been publicly disclosed, so we probably won't see it in the wild quite yet. Wi-Fi vendors are currently scrambling to release software updates to resolve the issue, and if we're lucky, these updates might still be widely deployed before the exploit code is widely disseminated to hackers. Additionally, it's important to point out that most major websites today use HTTPS, which is an additional layer of protection that is not compromised by this vulnerability.

So don't panic just yet, but do keep an eye out for software updates for all your devices so you can install them as soon as they're released.

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 01:14:30 +0200

Google wants you to let their AI photograph your private moments at home.

#google #privacy #tech #ai

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:21:41 +0200

Next time a job interviewer asks what your greatest weakness is, just look them straight in the eye and say, "Kryptonite."

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:38:50 +0200

Watch AI learn to walk right in your browser.

#ai #science #machinelearning #funstuff

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 04:21:34 +0200

Some interesting comments on racial identity from one of the mixed race actors on Killjoys.

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 05:14:15 +0200

Came across an interesting article on the technology and techniques behind the impressive graphics for the upcoming game Star Citizen.

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 21:10:52 +0200

How do we fight Nazis? Apparently not by punching them, unfortunately.#stopfascism #charlottesville #impeachtrump

Original Post from Kevin C. (KevinC):

From the linked SPLC article:
"Denying an alt-right speaker of such a spectacle is the worst insult they can endure.

While there’s nothing wrong with peaceful student protests against a hateful ideology, it’s best to draw attention to hope instead. Hold an alternative event – away from the alt-right event"