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  • "Quantum-inspired" laser computing is more effective than both supercomputing and quantum computing, startup claims

    05/27/2024 4:08:03 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 10 replies
    Live Science (via ^ | 14 May 2024 | Owen Hughes
    The computer...uses an array of 100 lasers to perform calculations...Because the LPU100 lacks electronics, it can operate efficiently at room temperature and maintain a compact size similar to a desktop computer...It is also built entirely from well-understood laser technology and commercially available components...LightSolver [the Start Up] now offers select enterprise customers the ability to use the LPU100 through its cloud platform for problems involving up to 1 million variables.
  • Rishi Sunak has posted his first TikTok video

    05/27/2024 4:25:59 AM PDT · by RandFan · 13 replies
    X ^ | May 27 | Rishi Sunak
    NEW: Rishi Sunak has posted his first TikTok video
  • Presidential candidate Jill Stein slams DNC for posting, deleting ‘Third Party Project Manager’ job

    05/26/2024 2:32:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/26/24 | Bradford Betz
    Longshot Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein blasted the Democratic National Committee for posting, and then deleting, a job for monitoring third party candidates. "Wow. @TheDemocrats posted – then deleted – a job for a "Third Party Project Manager" to infiltrate their competition and find ways to take us off the ballot," Stein wrote on Twitter. Friday. "Is this how they’re ‘saving democracy’?" Fox News Digital attempted to click on the job posting on LinkedIn but it was no longer active as of Sunday. A screenshot for the "Independent & Third Party Project Manager" job posting shared by Stein lists...
  • 'The gravest violation of the 8th Amendment in the U.S. today'

    05/26/2024 12:46:03 PM PDT · by RandFan · 50 replies
    X ^ | May 26 | @Free_Ross
    @Free_Ross 60 days from today, #RossUlbricht will have served 10 full years in prison and will begin his 11th year

    05/26/2024 8:13:24 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 93 replies
    Original Content | 5/26/2024 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Announcing the first annual Memorial Day artificial intelligence image creation competition.Here are a few of my entries:Yaujta LOVE playing practical jokes on policemen!But The Predator does respect our policeman and it protects them when they are in danger.Yaujta also loves the little children!I bet you didn't know that in the 1700's, most pirate captains were Predators!In most episodes of Cops: 2321, you will routinely see Xenomorphs pulled over for drug offenses.
  • Hunter Biden insists ‘salacious’ allegations about spending on ‘adult entertainment’ and ‘escort services’ must not be brought up at gun trial

    05/25/2024 4:17:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Law & Crime ^ | 5/24/24 | Matt Naham
    Hunter Biden’s defense lawyers reiterated their stance Friday that the Special Counsel’s Office should not be allowed to rail against his “extravagant lifestyle” at his nearing Delaware gun trial by bringing up prejudicial and “salacious” allegations of spending on “adult entertainment” and “escort services.” The filing comes two days after special counsel David Weiss rejected the notion that the words “extravagant lifestyle” are necessarily prejudicial. Prosecutors warned that they do intend to use “relevant evidence” of Biden’s spending at trial, coupled with the “admissions” about crack addiction in Biden’s book “Beautiful Things.” Here’s how Weiss forecast his intentions regarding evidence...
  • New ChatGPT-generated images: Joker, Boy Scouts, Dalek, Lyndon Johnson, Fear and Loathing Dachshunds, Lord of the Rings, more!

    05/25/2024 2:16:37 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 68 replies
    ChatGPT | May 25, 2024 | ChatGPT and Ciaphas Cain
    The first batch of pictures I made with ChatGPT got some good response. Here is a second helping. Some of these were suggested by others. The rest, percolated to the top of my (questionably stable) gray matter and wouldn't leave me alone until I did something with them. Don't know if I'll ever do something like this again, ChatGPT is a great tool but it shouldn't be a "toy".Anyhoo, enjoy! Colonel Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts movement, fighting zombiesThe Joker with a Hello Kitty bombTwo dachshunds in the style of Fear and Loathing in Las VegasBig Daddy from...
  • ‘My Fetus Dancing Right Before it Was Aborted’ Video Goes Viral

    05/24/2024 8:35:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    mrc NewsBusters ^ | May 23, 2024
    This is not funny. A 16-second video featuring a woman dancing is gaining traction online. No, not because she was in a scandalous outfit or was an incredible dancer, but because she captioned the video: “my fetus dancing right before it was aborted.” Yes, these kind of people exist. The video was originally posted by a girl who goes by the user name “abortioncounselor.” Her bio on TikTok reads “that girl that gets abortions.” Her whole account is flooded with pro-abortion messaging from evil jokes to personal experiences and stories from the numerous abortions the woman has received. The woman...
  • Hunter Biden’s laptop was denied, disparaged, censored — now it’s evidence of a crime

    05/24/2024 6:12:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/24/24 | Miranda Devine
    The evolution of Hunter Biden laptop denial over the last three and a half years has been mind-boggling. You need a chart to keep up. First the laptop was a non-story (thanks, NPR). Then it was “hacked material” (thanks, Twitter). Then it was “Russian disinformation” (thanks, CIA). Then it was a “Russian plant” (thanks, Joe Biden). Then it was “stolen” by Russians. (Hunter weighed in with crystal clarity: “I have no idea … There could be a laptop out there that was stolen from me. It could be that I was hacked. It could be that it was Russian intelligence....

    05/24/2024 5:37:58 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 269 replies
    Original Content | 5/24/2024 | By Laz A. Mataz
    I'm deeply involved in AI in my current company. While it is not my described role, I feel it is stupid to wait to be assigned a task. I feel it is best to see an opportunity, and seize it. Therefore, I am now my division's AI Advocate. I recently put together a use-case, ensured it worked, and made it available to the company. During a town hall, I continuously mentioned the use case (in the chat) and got well over 25 requests for more information. The use-case is how to record a Zoom meeting, how to create a transcript...
  • Reclaim your privacy by disabling your cellphone carrier’s data tracking

    05/22/2024 5:40:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/22/24 | Kurt Knutsson
    We've all heard before that our cellphones are listening to us and monitoring our every move. While this has been debunked (or, at least, explained), the fact of the matter is that data tracking is standard practice by the most popular mobile carriers these days. **SNIP** If you don't want your mobile carrier to have so much overarching access to your data, there are ways you can stop them. The problem is that most mobile carriers aren't going to broadcast this information because it's beneficial for them to maintain this access. However, that's why we're here to help. Managing your...
  • Need advice: My company's IT company is blocking what is assuredly conservative content

    05/22/2024 3:52:23 PM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 85 replies
    I need guidance. I have a company in Orlando and the IT company we use just notified us Monday that they've engaged a company out of DC that will now block all these sites (see list) which I'm certain will be patriotic, conservative and/or Christian. I need help to find a company that loves our nation allowing me to switch this service. Anecdotally, one of my co workers sends a devotional email every single morning (and has for 10 years). Since the implementation of this screening software it's taking 12 hours + to arrive in anyone's inbox. Here's an excerpt...
  • Elon Musk Suggests Shifting 'Consumer Desktops To Linux' As Satya Nadella Promotes Microsoft's New Windows AI Feature 'Recall' With Photographic Memory

    05/22/2024 7:21:25 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 45 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/21/24
    Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has once again targeted Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) after a clip of Satya Nadella surfaced on social media talking about new AI capabilities in Windows PCs. What Happened: In an interview with Wall Street Journal which was made public on Monday, Nadella spoke about new AI capabilities of Microsoft’s Copilot+PCs with Qualcomm chips and AI Windows. One of the features was “Recall,” which enables Windows to take constant screenshots of the user’s screen and use a generative AI model to process the data, making it searchable. The clip from the video was shared by a...
  • ChatGPT Art: Ronald McDonald with zombies, Joker with Xenomorph, Dalek with Beer, Dachshund on Harley Bike

    05/21/2024 7:13:36 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 47 replies
    Me and ChatGPT | May 21, 2024 | Ciaphas Cain
    Okay, I'm no Lazamataz but he's definitely inspired me... And for the grand finale!
  • [Vanity] How edit my tagline?

    05/20/2024 2:21:35 PM PDT · by Blueflag · 47 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 5/20/2024 | Blueflag
    I apparently accidentally edited my tagline. Been here nearly 25 years and haven't (deliberately) edited that tagline in two decades I have NO recollection of how to DELIBERATELY edit one's tagline. How do you edit your tagline.
  • When Windows 10 support runs out, you have 5 options but only 2 are worth considering

    05/19/2024 11:57:09 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 180 replies
    ZDnet ^ | April 22, 2024 | Ed Bott
    Microsoft will officially end support for its most popular operating system in October 2025. Here's what you should do with your Windows 10 PCs before that day arrives. In less than two years, Microsoft will draw the final curtain on Windows 10 after a successful 10-year run. That news shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. The end date is right there on the Microsoft Support document that lists "products retiring or reaching the end of support in 2025." The schedule is defined by Microsoft's Modern Lifecycle Policy: "Windows 10 will reach end of support on October 14, 2025. The...
  • Reddit Stock Pops On Partnership With OpenAI: The Details

    05/18/2024 6:52:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Benzinga ^ | May 16, 2024 | Adam Eckert, Benzinga Staff Writer
    Reddit and OpenAI announce a partnership that will give OpenAI's ChatGPT access to Reddit data.The new partnership will also enable Reddit users to use new AI-powered features.Reddit shares are trading higher in Thursday's after-hours session after the company announced a new partnership with OpenAI.What To Know: In a new blog post, Reddit and OpenAI announced a partnership that will give OpenAI's ChatGPT access to Reddit threads and enable Reddit users to use new AI-powered features. The two companies will also collaborate on advertising.Under the partnership, OpenAI will bring Reddit content to ChatGPT and other related products, which is expected to...
  • Squirrel With A Gun (video game trailer)

    05/18/2024 1:12:43 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 10, 2024
    Trailer for upcoming video game Squirrel With A Gun.
  • Bumble ad campaign gets backlash for ‘shaming women’ who aren’t having sex

    05/17/2024 11:04:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Live Action News ^ | May 17, 2024 | Nancy Flanders
    The dating app Bumble issued an apology this week for its recent advertisements that appeared to insult the idea of women choosing not to have sex or date. The company was criticized as being disrespectful of women. According to the BBC, Bumble’s new ad campaign (targeted towards women) included taglines such as, “A vow of celibacy is not the answer” and “Thou shalt not give up on dating and become a nun.” Bumble said the ads were supposed to be funny amidst the frustrations of modern dating, but many people did not find them to be humorous. Fast Company reported...
  • The best VR headsets in 2024

    05/17/2024 10:31:17 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 24 replies
    Tom's Guide ^ | May 2, 2024 | Jason England
    The best VR headsets are so much more than devices that transport you to virtual worlds. They give you the best mixed reality experience with ever-improving passthrough technology, which unlocks new methods of getting things done like Spatial computing — overlaying your environments with augmented reality holographs. As this industry is exploding with popularity, we have handpicked a small selection that offer the best bang for your buck. All of them can play most of the best VR games, and some can even serve as home gym replacements, productivity tools for work or even giant immersive screens to watch the...