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Anonymous
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Good news! AI is racist as fuck.

http://www.livescience.com/58675-artificial-intelligence-learns-biases-from-human-language.html

Archive
https://mlpol.net/archive/mlpol/13081.html

What are you doing to make pony waifus real
https://mlpol.net/archive/mlpol/11399.html
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Anonymous
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She's not dead!! Good luck Ebola Chan!
Anonymous
No.211
>>180
I would think something designed for objectivity would be.
Anonymous
No.212
TLDR: natural gas trapped in ice, "potentially more energy than in all other fossil fuels combined"

>China said Thursday it has successfully extracted samples of natural gas hydrate for the first time in the South China Sea.

>The samples came from the Shenhu area in the northern part of the sea, starting last Wednesday about 200 meters below the seabed at a depth of 1,266 meters, the China Geographical Survey said.

>The institution under the Ministry of Land and Resources said about 16,000 cubic meters of gas, almost all methane, were extracted on average each day and described its trial mining as achieving a "historic breakthrough."

http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/China-says-succeeded-in-extracting-gas-hydrates-in-South-China-Sea

>Gas hydrate, methane hydrate in particular, is a cage-like structure of crystallized ice, inside of which are trapped molecules of methane, the chief constituent of natural gas.

>According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), global estimates vary, but the energy content of methane in hydrates is "immense, possibly exceeding the combined energy content of all other known fossil fuels".

http://oilprice.com/Energy/Natural-Gas/Energy-Breakthrough-China-Has-Successfully-Mined-Fire-Ice-From-The-Sea.html

This Anon's prediction: Windmills for show and gas for energy for the foreseeable future.
Anonymous
No.213
>Using AI to make pony waifus real

Bioengineer that shit. There are people working on engineering pigs to grow human organs. Why not engineer some pones with human wombs?

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/scientists-take-first-steps-to-growing-human-organs-in-pigs/
Anonymous
No.214
>Traditional jet engines create thrust by mixing compressed air with fuel and igniting it. The burning mixture expands rapidly and is blasted out of the back of the engine, pushing it forwards. Instead of fuel, plasma jet engines use electricity to generate electromagnetic fields. These compress and excite a gas, such as air or argon, into a plasma

>The challenge was to develop an air-breathing plasma propulsion engine that could be used for take-off as well as high-altitude flying. “We are the first to produce fast and powerful plasma jets at ground level,” says Göksel. “These jets of plasma can reach speeds of up to 20 kilometres a second.”

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23431264-500-plasma-jet-engines-that-could-take-you-from-the-ground-to-space/

Only problem is getting a power source good enough.
No.215
I wonder, couldn't we move some of this discussion to /cyb/? This thread is pretty low-traffic, but so is that board.
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>Ring Doorbell App Packed with Third-Party Trackers
>Ring isn't just a product that allows users to surveil their neighbors. The company also uses it to surveil its customers.
>An investigation by EFF of the Ring doorbell app for Android found it to be packed with third-party trackers sending out a plethora of customers’ personally identifiable information (PII). Four main analytics and marketing companies were discovered to be receiving information such as the names, private IP addresses, mobile network carriers, persistent identifiers, and sensor data on the devices of paying customers.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/01/ring-doorbell-app-packed-third-party-trackers
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>Leaked Documents Expose the Secretive Market for Your Web Browsing Data
>An Avast antivirus subsidiary sells 'Every search. Every click. Every buy. On every site.' Its clients have included Home Depot, Google, Microsoft, Pepsi, and McKinsey.
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qjdkq7/avast-antivirus-sells-user-browsing-data-investigation
Anonymous
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Info: A real carbon fiber tumbler with temperature-sensitive, color-changing properties.
Anonymous
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>>1066
That's pretty cool.
Anonymous
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>Crypto-Driven Meshnet Gives Rural Towns Internet
>Oregon Residents Connect to Decentralized Internet Service Powered by Crypto
>Essentially, a mesh network (meshnet) is a local network topology that allows people to relay and share bandwidth and route data from/to other participants. If the network grows stronger, it can operate in a non-hierarchical fashion and the more cooperation the better the network will perform. Althea’s meshnet service provides people with the incentive to host decentralized ISPs in any community, rather than relying on the monopolized services provided by cable and fiber-optic providers.
https://news.bitcoin.com/coronavirus-p2p-connectivity-crypto-meshnet-internet/
https://youtu.be/5MedoQ6Hy2Y
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>Apple iOS 13.5 Upgrade Includes Contact Tracing API
>To upgrade or not to upgrade, that is the question. Fears of the worst sort are already cropping up as Apple has not made completely clear what software developers will be able to access and use the new core features that allow for Contact Tracing.
https://www.activistpost.com/2020/05/apple-ios-13-5-upgrade-includes-contact-tracing-api.html
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>What critical thinking? Wayback Machine is now complicit in Big Tech censorship
>The webpage archive service Wayback Machine’s decision to additionally label already-deleted articles as ‘disinformation’ is internet history revisionism that comes at a time when critical thinking is desperately needed.
>Earlier this month, Wayback Machine took heed of MIT Technology Review’s protests that they are breathing life into debunked coronavirus ‘hoaxes’, and took to retroactively labelling past web pages and content removed from their original pages with warnings decrying the information presented as false.
>By towing the censorship line like it has, Wayback Machine — which has offered a valuable service up until this point — is now complicit. The division and disparity in the enforced rules between different voices reveals that behind the mask lies an agenda.
>By tarnishing some — but not all — voices with the disinformation brush, much of the media, academia, and (predominantly) big tech are putting ideological allegiances before anything else. Now, as ever, is not the time for that. Once we know more, we can evaluate what is wrong and what is right. However, if we continue to censor the past, attaching intent to some but not to others, we will be unable to evaluate anything at all.
https://www.rt.com/op-ed/489118-wayback-machine-big-tech-censorship/
Anonymous
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World's Biggest Outdoor Vertical Wind Tunnel.
Anonymous
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>Piercing the digital veil: Creepy AI tech can generate photo-realistic faces from extremely pixelated images
>Researchers have pitted two artificial intelligence networks against each other in order to produce photo-realistic faces from pixelated images. They insist that the system cannot be used to identify people… for now.
>The PULSE (Photo Upsampling via Latent Space Exploration) system generates faces that are completely artificial, and produces photos of 64 times greater resolution than the original, or eight times more detail than earlier methods could achieve.
https://www.rt.com/news/492091-ai-tech-undo-pixelation/
Anonymous
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>"Zero Logs" VPN Company Exposes Millions Of User Logs
>A Hong Kong-based UFO VPN - which claims a 'zero logs' policy, maintained a database without any password, exposing over 20 million user logs per day which consisted of 894 GB of data.
>The logs reportedly included passwords, IP addresses, geographical location, connection timestamps, session tokens, device information and the OS used.
>This is in stark contrast to UFO VPN's stated privacy policy that "We do not track user activities outside of our Site, nor do we track the website browsing or connection activities of users who are using our Services."
https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/zero-logs-vpn-company-exposes-millions-user-logs
Anonymous
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>The Backdoor of Backdoors
>Intel and AMD CPUs have embedded backdoors that enable root mode. As the know-how of Intel chips was transferred to Israel the threat to national security is evident and those responsible are walking free.
Anonymous
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>Government Contractor Embedded Software in 500+ Mobile Apps to Spy on Users
>A Virginia-based federal contractor has been using more than 500 mobile applications to track unwitting Americans, according to a Friday report.
>Anomaly Six LLC has installed its proprietary software kit, or SDK, on hundreds of unnamed applications, according to the report in The Wall Street Journal. App makers allow companies to pay to install the software on their apps in order to track customers. The companies generally sell the data for advertisers to use in targeting customers.
>The company denied providing the data to the U.S. government, despite holding what it described as “unclassified but confidential” contracts with federal agencies.
https://www.mediaite.com/news/government-contractor-embedded-software-in-500-mobile-apps-to-spy-on-users-wsj/
Anonymous
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>Pentagon Releases Huge Slice Of Spectrum For 5G
>The unprecedented collaboration between Technocrats in the military establishment and their counterparts in the corporate world is on full display to empower the Internet of Things across America. This process is driven by the White House.
https://www.technocracy.news/pentagon-releases-huge-slice-of-spectrum-for-5g/
Anonymous
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archive.is and mirrors are blocking Brave browser and others based on it.
The workaround:
>Custom Browser User Scripts: Unblock Brave Browser from Archive.is
https://www.bitchute.com/video/Sglizi2CdX37/
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>ISPs Secretly Proxy Your DNS Requests To Spy (Even If OpenNIC is Set)
>DNS' Dangers/Solutions
https://www.bitchute.com/video/4lfhRcOp1s7p/
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Commie cancer.
>Social Equality and Free Software – BoF at DebConf20
>Shortly after yesterday’s start of the Debian Conference 2020, I had the honor to participate in a BoF on social equality in free software, led by the OSI vice president and head of the FOSSASIA community, Hong Phuc Dang. The group of discussants consisted of OSS representatives from a wide variety of countries (India, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Germany, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan).
https://www.preining.info/blog/2020/08/social-equality-and-free-software-bof-at-debconf20/
I wonder who is paying the plane tickets, hotels, and assorted expenses.
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>Police Use ‘Geofence’ To Find Anyone Close To A Crime Scene
>You could be inadvertently caught up in a police investigation if you happened to be close to a crime scene. It is your cell phone that rats on you as Big Tech firms collect location data. When police figured this out, they went to court to get the data in order to find perpetrators.
https://www.technocracy.news/police-use-geofence-to-find-anyone-close-to-a-crime-scene/
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>Flip-side of modern tech? Tesla app outage LOCKS drivers out of cars, as carmaker sues Trump administration over China tariffs
>A worldwide outage has hit Tesla’s app and website, leaving many drivers locked out of their own vehicles. Helpless customers vented their anger online while the system was down for several hours
>Hundreds of Tesla owners around the world reported having trouble logging into the automaker’s app and website on Wednesday.
>Customers also took aim at Tesla for lacking any backup support that would spare owners the inconvenience of having to carry their physical key on them at any given time.
https://www.rt.com/news/501540-tesla-outage-trump-lawsuit/
https://twitter.com/ianpatterson99/status/1308853513380921346
https://twitter.com/faizsays/status/1308874889085018113
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>Vandals Are Using A Simple Hack To Change Messages On Digital Road Signs
>HOW TO:
>There is a control panel on the signs that is usually protected by a lockbox, but it is often left unlocked, allowing anyone to gain access to the keyboard. Inside the control panel, they will see a screen, which displays a menu. Next, they scroll down the menu to the “Instant Text” selection. At that point, they can type whatever they want into the display and it will appear on the sign. Sometimes there is a password, but most of them all have the same default password of “DOTS.”
https://truththeory.com/vandals-are-using-a-simple-hack-to-change-messages-on-digital-road-signs/
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>Class Action Settlement for LG Refrigerators: Approx. 1.6 Million Models Have Defect That Causes Them to Stop Cooling
>Refrigerators aren’t cheap and repairing them isn’t either.
>If you’re one of the unlucky people who bought a defective LG model between 2014 and 2017, you can now sue for damages.
https://www.activistpost.com/2020/11/class-action-settlement-for-lg-refrigerators-approx-1-6-million-models-have-defect-that-causes-them-to-stop-cooling.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mquz3unblpE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni-wJtTNH5s
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>Smart home suddenly became ‘stupid’: Google Home users left in dark as outage creates smart light blackout
> Google Home users from around the world – who use the Big Tech company’s service to run their households directly from an app – found themselves left in the dark after Monday’s Google outage.
>As a list of popular Google services, including Gmail and YouTube, went offline due to the company’s temporary global outage, ‘smart home’ enthusiasts also complained that they could no longer perform tasks as simple as turning on their own lights.
>“I’m sitting here in the dark in my toddler’s room because the light is controlled by @Google Drive Home. Rethinking... a lot right now,” one American user tweeted, while Indonesian musician Harry Citradi quipped that his smart home had suddenly become “stupid.”
https://www.rt.com/news/509623-smart-home-google-outage/
Anonymous
No.1229
>>1158
imagine suing a president for buying a car you cant open without a working charged updated malware brick.
Anonymous
No.1230
>>1146
ISP spying?
just use a government honeypot instead
pottery.
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>"Breakthrough" - IBM And Fujifilm Develop New Magnetic Tape With 580TB Capacity
https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/breakthrough-ibm-and-fujifilm-develop-new-magnetic-tape-580tb-capacity
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>WARNING: Mozilla Calls for More Censorship to ‘Build a Better Internet’ – Celebrates Trump Ban
>In the wake of the final suspension of US President Donald Trump by Twitter, left-wing Mozilla – developer of the Firefox browser – wants to go even further than deplatformimg. In a blog post published on January 8, 2021, the company argues that more needs to be done to eliminate “hate” from the Internet.
>“There is no question that social media played a role in the siege and take-over of the US Capitol on January 6.” Mozilla slammed the “reprehensible actions of Donald Trump” who they claim exploited the “architecture of the internet” to “foment violence and hate, and reinforce white supremacy”.
>“We need solutions that don’t start after untold damage. Changing these dangerous dynamics requires more than the simple act of de-platforming, or the permanent removal of bad actors from social networks, ”says the foundation.
https://rairfoundation.com/warning-mozilla-calls-for-more-censorship-to-build-a-better-internet-celebrates-trump-ban/
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>>1244
Switched to Pale Moon after seeing more and more Mozilla faggotry.
Anonymous
No.1284
>>1245
I've been using Dissenter for a while now. It's been a while since I was last brushing up on Web Browser security stuff, but my basic understanding is that it's a bit more secure and private than Brave, which it's based on.

I also have Vivaldi, for the odd time Dissenter just doesn't work with something.Vivaldi's actually the only web browser I know of that isn't based on either chromium or mozilla.

Man, remember when Chrome had a good reputation? Right after it came out, back when it was one of the slimmest and fastest browsers out there, and had bonus integrated features that were actually kind of convenient. It feels like a different lifetime, almost unimaginable.
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>Mozilla Releases Firefox Extension to Shield Women From 'Hate Speech'
>Mozilla has unveiled a new add-on with the purported aim of shielding women from "hostile comments" and "hate speech" online.
>From Mozilla, "Firefox B!tch to Boss extension takes the sting out of hostile comments directed at women online"
http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=62088
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The corporate race to the bottom never ends. It is amazing how out of touch with reality these woke corporate people are.
Anonymous
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>It is amazing how out of touch with reality these woke corporate people are
They don't give a shit, only money counts.
The cunt CEO is giving herself extraordinary salary increments while Firefox is going extinct, the reason is pretty obvious, she doesn't expect to be in charge for long and most likely already has a plan to jump ship when the time comes.
Also Mozilla Foundation's corporate (((donors))) are calling the shots. This is a very known story. (((They))) are using Mozilla as a tool for social change.
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Is Brave Browser still good?
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>>1288
I would say no.
Brave is focused in to make money, nothing wrong with that, but the problem arises with the compromises taken to meet profitable targets.
Look at the team, the current picture shaved all the SJWs and foreigners from the roster, 2 years ago the roster was 4/5 times bigger and was infected by them. Did the company change its heart? I don't think so. By the way, to keep so many bureaucrats instead of coders is way telling what the organization is about.
My point is that Brave is a woke company and therefore can't be trusted.
Anonymous
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>>1290
Wokeness stops to matter with something like brave that's open-source (they can't sneak in weird shit or add arbitrary limits) and is a client app that you can easily replace (lack of dependence in case they do somehow fuck it up), so there's little downside.

>>1288
It's basically just ungoogled chromium with some default extensions, and unless you care about the brave rewards meme (you shouldn't), then there's little reason to use it. Little reason to not use it either though (outside of maybe this https://spyware.neocities.org/articles/brave.html but the guy is overhyping it).
Anonymous
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>AI is racist as fuck.
Why, of course it is. AI and ML foment what's merely a reflection of reality, a high-resolution recognition of what's actually there. It's perhaps a bit more racist than a mirror, which is to say, very.
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>New Document Exposes How This Company Tracks Car Locations In Real-Time
>According to a document obtained by Motherboard, a tiny surveillance contractor based in Charleston, South Carolina, can locate and track newer model cars in any country. This data is being packaged up into a new service and pitched to the US government as a powerful surveillance technology.
>"Ulysses can provide our clients with the ability to remotely geo-locate vehicles in nearly every country except for North Korea and Cuba on a near real-time basis," the document written by The Ulysses Group, reads. "Currently, we can access over 15 billion vehicle locations around the world every month," the document adds.
>In new automobiles, intelligent sensors transmit an array of data (even including location) to the automaker or third parties. Aggregator companies then take this data and integrate them into packages based on the needs of their clients.
https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/new-document-exposes-how-company-can-track-your-car-real-time
https://www.vice.com/en/article/k7adn9/car-location-data-telematics-us-military-ulysses-group
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>Meet "Digit," A Humanoid Robot Testing Package Delivery From Curb To Doorstep
https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/meet-digit-humanoid-robot-testing-package-delivery-curb-doorstep
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUhuhIeQNos
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>Rules-By-Software, or Why Not to Trust the Manipulative Geeks
>Consider the case of Mozilla Firefox, who wanted to force users to save images as WEBP files instead of JPGs because they want to move us to the newer standard, and in turn force us all to update our images, which makes it easier to exclude the disobedient (like people who refuse to wear masks, or smoke pipes, or even use the true terms for things).
>Then users found a workaround:
http://www.amerika.org/politics/rules-by-software-or-why-not-to-trust-the-manipulative-geeks/
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>>1313
I fucking hate WEBP, every now and then I'll save an image and it will save as that. You can't open them in anything so you have to go back and try to find the image so you can save it again in a normal format.
Anonymous
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>>1314
In a computer you should be able to open a WEBP with any viewer and save it as JPG without any trouble.
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>>1314
Can Gimp and Paint.Net read them?
Anonymous
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>>1317
GIMP can, don't know about the other one.
Anonymous
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>>1317
If you use Windoze, Infarview and Xnview can open and save almost every image in the universe.
https://www.irfanview.com/
https://www.xnview.com/en/
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXqLTJFTUGc
On the fly video re-editing and word shifting is easy as cake. A minimum of 30 seconds and anything can be said. Longer data to train on better quality. Ten minutes for remarkably great quality.
40 seconds to finish the new edit and facial expressions can be changed on the fly easy as pie.
The longer the video goes the harder it is to tell that is it a fake.
https:// davidyao.me/projects/text2vid
Anonymous
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>>1321
Can it make Pinkie Pie and Twilight recite the "you summon and kill" scene's dialogue from Devil May Cry 4?