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Computer Log: an article by GF Willmetts.

May 31, 2020 | By | Reply More
Computer Log: an article by GF Willmetts.

Although I’ve discussed adjusting Windows 10 on a new computer twice now, something I haven’t gone into is the importance of creating a computer log. A paper version that is, not what you tend to like to do to it when a previous computer dies or is in the process of dying. With my previous […]

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The exponential progress of artificial intelligence (science video).

May 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
The exponential progress of artificial intelligence (science video).

Here’s an interesting 30-minute-long video discussion of the trend for exponential progress in AI and computation, including Moore’s Law and the so-called ‘Bitter Lesson’ by Rich Sutton.

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Hours of A.I. fun (time wasting).

May 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Hours of A.I. fun (time wasting).

Just come across a nice family of A.I. software brandishing some serious deep learning chops – you can create random artificial intelligence-created photos of modern art paintings, human faces, cats, horses, as well as dialogue creators for a few TV series such Friends and The Office. You can cross-link to them all from https://thisartworkdoesnotexist.com/ or […]

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I’m sorry, Dave, I can’t meme that (A.I. news).

May 3, 2020 | By | Reply More
I’m sorry, Dave, I can’t meme that (A.I. news).

Here’s an interesting A.I. which can generate supposedly ‘good’ memes for you in several patterns … give it a go, if only to see how bad – and therefore funny – some of these memes are. Of course, we’ll be laughing on the other side of our face when the computers start hacking the nuclear […]

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Huge quantum computing constraint overcome by new discovery (news).

April 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
Huge quantum computing constraint overcome by new discovery (news).

The current quantum computers being developed by scientists can only work at fractions of a degree above absolute zero. This requires multi-million-pound refrigeration systems, as, when you plug them into conventional electronic circuits, they instantly overheat. But now a team led by Andrew Dzurak at the University of New South Wales has shown they can […]

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Google and Apple partner to produce Asian-style contact tracing app to battle pandemic (science news).

April 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
Google and Apple partner to produce Asian-style contact tracing app to battle pandemic (science news).

To wind up the current pandemic-induced social distancing and stay-at-home protocol increasing numbers of people around the world are suffering, a number of things would be handy: (1) a vaccine, (2) wide-spread accurate testing to identify those currently infected and those who have been infected and then recovered, (3) decent phone-based contact-tracing software. The third […]

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Use your PC’s spare capacity to research coronavirus cures (science news).

March 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Use your PC’s spare capacity to research coronavirus cures (science news).

If you have a gaming PC, you can lend the graphical power of your video card to battle the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Video card manufacture Nvidia is asking PC gamers to download the distributed Folding@home computer program at https://foldingathome.org/start-folding/ to assist the Folding@home team to process an initial wave of projects simulating potentially druggable protein […]

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Artificial intelligence wants you to sing (news).

February 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Artificial intelligence wants you to sing (news).

Peter Ranieri created the “These Lyrics Do Not Exist” website over at theselyricsdonotexist.com to show you how Artificial Intelligence wants to help you sing by generating original song lyrics from any provided words input into the system. He tells us that he’s, “Currently working on a new version of “These Lyrics Do Not Exist”; training […]

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Build Your Own Gaming PC by Adam Barnes (book review).

November 28, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Build Your Own Gaming PC by Adam Barnes (book review).

Although I’m not sure if I’ll ever custom-build a games computer, I have modified every desktop computer I’ve owned with videocards, modems and RAM so it’s not as though I wouldn’t have some background knowledge of matching specifications and making things work. I’m also aware of the problems a single component failure can have repercussions […]

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Magic The Gathering potential hack: hundreds of thousands of accounts at risk? (news).

November 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Magic The Gathering potential hack: hundreds of thousands of accounts at risk? (news).

Wizards of the Coast has had their Magic The Gathering game potentially compromised, according to news site TechCrunch. They are alleged to have left their database backup file in a public Amazon Web Services storage bucket with no password on the bucket, allowing anyone to download the file of 450,000 player accounts. Read the full […]

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