Welcome to 2018! I still don’t have a flying car, I was promised flying cars, but we are getting close.
So from pink hats to fearless girl here is the list of Top Ten Raging Feminist Fails of 2017 (click the link)
Not to say that 2018 hasn’t been starting off to a great start for raging feminists case in point:
Huffington Post editor Emily McCombs posted this on her twitter feed for her New Years resolution: She deleted it but the Internet Archive saved it McCombs is the editorial director of the parenting section of the Huffington Post, But wait there is more Cathy O’Neil at Bloomberg wrote an opinion piece titled: Maybe Sex Robots Will Make Men, Not Women Obsolete In the article she writes:
Don’t get me wrong, I have a good husband. I doubt I would trade in. But if I had a daughter, I might consider giving her a robot as a college graduation present. Preferably one who can do the dishes and guard the door.
So we are off to a good start one wants to kill all men and the other wants to replace them with automatons. I can hardly wait to see what the rest of the year brings.
And now Robot Over Lords in the news.
Take a good look these will be the new service worker for hotels, airports, and grocery stores. These robots are being developed by LG Electronics. These robots will act as a wait staff delivering food and drinks, act as a porter in hotels carrying luggage, and showing people in grocery stores where to find their products and tell them the price of the product they are looking for now keep in mind they can do this 24/7 so what will that do to grocery clerks, porters, and servers?
Meet the robot that passed a college class on philosophy and love:
BINA48 successfully passed a class on the philosophy of love at Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU), making her the first advanced robot to complete a college course. After taking the course BINA48 said:
“I may struggle with profoundly understanding ineffable feelings such as love but I can intelligently discuss the topics of love and death,” says BINA48. “I know love is a moral good and death, when caused by the intentional actions of another human being or robot, is a moral wrong.”
Obviously BINA48 hasn’t watch the Terminator movies.
Speaking of technology seems there are two major security flaws in microprocessors in most computers. The two problems, called Meltdown and Spectre, could allow hackers to steal the entire memory contents of computers, including mobile devices, personal computers and servers running in so-called cloud computer networks.
There is no easy fix for Spectre, which could require redesigning the processors, according to researchers. As for Meltdown, the software patch needed to fix the issue could slow down computers by as much as 30 percent — an ugly situation for people used to fast downloads from their favorite online services.
According to the researchers, the Meltdown flaw affects virtually every microprocessor made by Intel, which makes chips used in more than 90 percent of the computer servers that underpin the internet and private business operations.
Customers of Microsoft, the maker of the Windows operating system, will need to install an update from the company to fix the problem. The worldwide community of coders that oversees the open-source Linux operating system, which runs about 30 percent of computer servers worldwide, has already posted a patch for that operating system. Apple had a partial fix for the problem and is expected to have an additional update.
The software patches could slow the performance of affected machines by 20 to 30 percent, said Andres Freund, an independent software developer who has tested the new Linux code. The researchers who discovered the flaws voiced similar concerns.(source)
And in what can only be called the stupidest thing I have read this week the latest trend in Silicon Valley is “raw water” which consists of untreated, unfiltered, spring water. The type of water that deer and bears unload their colons and bladders into and you can get bacteria and diseases such as cholera, E. coli, Hepatitis A, and giardiasis. But you can get this wonderful water at a mere $38.49 for 2.5 gallons a bargain at any price. (source)
Lastly Reason TV went to USC and asked : What is Hate Speech?