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Sam Harris on Free Will, Spirituality, and Artificial Intelligence
by Dan8267 in #scitech   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   214 comments, latest 1 month ago
Brilliant man. Brilliant video. If I were gay, I'd totally marry Sam Harris. #scitech #politics #religion
Why you should be terrified of global warming in one single graph
by iwog in #politics   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (2)   73 comments, latest 1 year ago
Because this bitch is going parabolic NOW as in THIS YEAR as in the last 30-years worth of heating to our oceans will repeat in only the next 5 years...
Why do some people deny climate change? Turns out, they are idiots.
by Dan8267 in #scitech   ↑ like (8)   ↓ dislike (9)   48 comments, latest 4 months ago
As if you couldn't tell by the climate change deniers postings on this site. Here's the science behind it. Who are the climate change deniers? Well, religious idiots. They same...
So global warming isn't real you say.......
by iwog in #scitech   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   46 comments, latest 1 year ago
#scitech #politics
Science Friday: Bangladesh bloggers getting murdered
by curious2 in #scitech   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike   34 comments, latest 9 months ago
"A Bangladeshi blogger known for his atheist views has been hacked to death by a gang armed with machetes in the capital Dhaka, police say. Niloy Neel was attacked at...
The Myth of Meritocracy and the Role of Luck in Successful Lives
by Dan8267 in #scitech   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   33 comments, latest 2 weeks ago
#scitech #politics #economics
How do animals experience pain?
by Dan8267 in #scitech   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   32 comments, latest 2 months ago
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Dump Gmail and get real privacy with Protonmail in Switzerland
by Patrick in #privacy   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   30 comments, latest 1 year ago
We are scientists, engineers, and developers drawn together by a shared vision of protecting civil liberties online. This is why we created ProtonMail, an easy to use secure email...
AMA calls for drug advertising ban
by curious2 in #economics   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   28 comments, latest 1 year ago
"Drug companies should stop advertising directly to consumers, a major U.S. doctors group said Tuesday, declaring that the ads often push patients to more expensive treatments and inflate demand for...
Sex and population
by Dan8267 in #politics   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (1)   28 comments, latest 8 months ago
I don't get why everyone is so short sighted and think that populations always have to rise to keep the standard of living up. It's in fact the opposite....
Finally, some decent images of Pluto
by Dan8267 in #scitech   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   22 comments, latest 1 year ago
#scitech...
The Trip to Mars will fry your brain study say. Oh well. fun while it lasted
by Tenpoundbass   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   20 comments, latest 5 months ago
While traveling between planets. would-be Mars travelers won't have protection from cosmic rays. University of California-Irvine researchers bombarded rodents with particles and found some disturbing mental results. Earth back...
Why don't we have a real time search and rescue satelite?
by Tenpoundbass in #scitech   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   19 comments, latest 1 year ago
The El Faro departed from Jacksonville, Florida on Sept. 29, when Joaquin was still a tropical storm, with 28 crew members from the United States and five from Poland....
Last names that break computers
by Patrick in #humor   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   19 comments, latest 1 year ago
Jennifer Null’s husband had warned her before they got married that taking his name could lead to occasional frustrations in everyday life. She knew the sort of thing to...
Windows Ad Server 1, er Windows 10, comes out tommorrow
by Dan8267 in #scitech   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   18 comments, latest 1 year ago
Remember that free solitaire game that came with Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows XP, and a few other versions? Now it has ads and Microsoft wants...
Apple has always been full of shit
by Dan8267 in #scitech   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   18 comments, latest 1 year ago
Speech recognition fully implemented by IBM in 1986. Even handles correctly picking homonyms. Apple "invents" speech recognition in 1996, just not as good as the one available on the PC...
Screw organic bodies
by Dan8267 in #scitech   ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   18 comments, latest 10 months ago
I was going to just make this a reply, but it warrants its own thread. iwog says That being the case, how come knocking out your wife's tooth might get...
Brain responses to disgusting images reveal political leanings
by Dan8267 in #scitech   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   17 comments, latest 1 year ago
“Disgusting images generate neural responses that are highly predictive of political orientation even when those neural responses don’t correspond with an individual’s conscious reaction to the images,” said Read...
Robots have just gotten sexier than women.
by Dan8267 in #scitech   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   17 comments, latest 1 month ago
And better conversationalists. This thread is for Iwog. The future is here. This is so not going to be a politically correct thread. It's like sending out a trigger warning...
methane plumes
by curious2 in #scitech   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (2)   16 comments, latest 1 year ago
"New University of Washington research suggests that subsurface warming could be causing more methane gas to bubble up off the Washington and Oregon coast. The study, to appear in the...
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