The Internet Has A “Problem” Problem

Hey, you saw "Too Many Cooks," right? That batshit-insane, 11-minute Adult Swim video that lampoons the opening credits of old network sitcoms (or current Disney Channel sitcoms, if you've ever been forced to watch one)? It was funny, right? LOL THE '80S WERE SO DUMB. I know I enjoyed it. » 11/10/14 10:47am 11/10/14 10:47am

SCOTUS Hates Women; Reaffirms Notion That Women Can't Control Their Own…

Women are lustful cockmonsters that would gladly fuck the homeless guy on the corner if they knew they would immediately get pregnant, and be able to live off of welfare, all the while sitting on their useless butts waiting for another man to come along and impregnate them. Or so the majority opinion of the Supreme… » 6/30/14 11:25am 6/30/14 11:25am

Jon Stewart Rips Climate Denying Politicians in Latest Segment

Last night, Jon Stewart took to task climate deniers in Congress. In a segment called "Deaf Party Jam", Stewart alluded to a Congressional hearing where Republican former EPA heads Christine Todd Whitman, William Ruckelshaus, William Reilly, and Lee Thomas implored Republicans to reach a political consensus,… » 6/20/14 8:34am 6/20/14 8:34am

This Machine Can Learn About the World Just by Watching It

It's a possible step on the road to a total surveillance AI like the one in Person of Interest. Researchers from the University of Washington have developed a computer program that teaches itself everything there is to know about any visual concept — without any human supervision. » 6/13/14 4:14pm 6/13/14 4:14pm

Give me beer, or give me death

Beer is the pinnacle of human achievement (fact). It's delicious, it's a social beverage, and it's delicious (just making sure you understand that). But so many people have different beer preferences. And craft beer being co-opted by hipster culture has seen its reputation slightly damaged. Well that, and the fact… » 6/12/14 7:29pm 6/12/14 7:29pm

12 Futuristic Forms of Government That Could One Day Rule the World

As history has repeatedly shown, political systems come and go. Given our rapid technological and social advances, it's a trend we can expect to continue. Here are 12 extraordinary — and even frightening — ways our governments could be run in the future. » 6/12/14 1:11pm 6/12/14 1:11pm

Why The Turing Test Is Bullshit

As many reported yesterday, a chatbot has passed the Turing Test, though under some very convenient conditions. The announcement has led some to declare that the age of AI is finally here, but that's nonsense. Here's why the Turing Test is a very poor way of measuring machine intelligence. » 6/09/14 2:37pm 6/09/14 2:37pm

Brain Implant Technology: Sooner than you think?

DARPA is currently working with Mass General and UC San Francisco on brain implants that would regulate emotions in the mentally ill. Brain implant technology has long been posited as future tech that will be marketed to mass audiences as means of improving social cognition, boosting brain power, or providing extra… » 6/03/14 8:46am 6/03/14 8:46am

Facial Recognition Technology is the Future of Being 'Too Connected'

An article appearing on nytimes.com provides a rough sketch of the types of privacy erosion we can expect not only at present, but in the future. As humanity becomes more and more ingrained in the technology around them, we become more and more susceptible to privacy erosion. While I would argue that there is no… » 6/02/14 1:26pm 6/02/14 1:26pm

DARPA Unveils Over 100 Current Projects to the Press in Pentagon…

DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) held a "science fair" today in the Pentagon courtyard, unveiling over 100 current projects ranging from the DEKA arm system to "unhackable" quadracopters to augmented reality helmets. The best thing about this is that it is the most open DARPA has been in 7 years. … » 5/22/14 4:02pm 5/22/14 4:02pm

Operation American Spring, aka a Treasonous Plot Borne Out of Patriotic…

Apparently, a group of self-stylized American Patriots are so fed up with the federal government that they have organized a protest in Washington, D.C. this Friday. Similarly reform-minded as those individuals involved in Occupy Wall Street, it will certainly be interesting to see if they reach their goal of… » 5/13/14 2:10pm 5/13/14 2:10pm