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Outlets of the Future aka in-wall USB Charger

Outlets of the Future aka in-wall USB Charger
1. Plug the Mini USB chargers into the outlets. Because the USB ports are off center I decided to put them both toward the center. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

This Day In History | Today I Found Out This Day in History: April 11th Today in History: April 11, 1931 Dorothy Parker was a writer, poet and satirist whose quick turns of phrase made her a favorite among many prominent Jazz Age newspaper columnists. Along with Robert Benchley Read More » This Day in History: April 10th Today in History: April 10, 1834 On the evening on April 10, 1834, a fire broke out in an elegant three-story mansion in New Orleans’ French Quarter. This Day in History: April 9th Today in History: April 9, 1970 Paul McCartney’s announcement on April 9, 1970 that he would no longer be recording or performing with the Beatles was disheartening, but hardly surprising. This Day in History: April 8th Today in History: April 8, 1994 On April 8, 1994 Kurt Cobain, the reluctant messiah of the “grunge” phenomenon that dominated rock music in the early 1990s, was found dead from an apparent suicide This Day in History: April 7th This Day in History: April 4th This Day in History: April 3rd This Day in History: April 2nd

02002-02029 (27 years): By 2029 no computer - or &machine intelligence& - will have passed the Turing Test. - Long Bets - StumbleUpon The Significance of the Turing Test. The implicit, and in my view brilliant, insight in Turing's eponymous test is the ability of written human language to represent human-level thinking. The basis of the Turing test is that if the human Turing test judge is competent, then an entity requires human-level intelligence in order to pass the test. To the extent that the "AI" chooses to reveal its "history" during the interview with the Turing Test judge (note that none of the contestants are required to reveal their histories), the AI will need to use a fictional human history because "it" will not be in a position to be honest about its origins as a machine intelligence and pass the test. There are many contemporary examples of computers passing "narrow" forms of the Turing test, that is, demonstrating human-level intelligence in specific domains. It is also important to note that once a computer does achieve a human level of intelligence, it will necessarily soar past it.

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky Rationality Over the last several decades, science has developed a new picture of how we succeed or fail to seek true beliefs and achieve our goals. The heuristics and biases program in cognitive psychology has exposed dozens of major flaws in human reasoning, and along with them, insight into the mental processes that produce these flaws. Bayesian probability theory and decision theory have been used in increasingly powerful statistical methods and machine learning algorithms; I believe that they also provide a lens through which to view everyday life. Evolutionary psychology and social psychology are also telling us new and disturbing things about human nature – can we, now knowing, do any better? The vast bulk of my writings on rationality are contained on the Less Wrong community blog – follow the link to see some of my recommended posts.

Singularity The term “Singularity” had a much narrower meaning back when the Machine Intelligence Research Institute was founded. Since then the term has acquired all sorts of unsavory connotations. The kind of Singularity I work on has little to do with Moore’s Law. So forget the word; here’s the issue: Since the rise of Homo sapiens, human beings have been the smartest minds around. The famous statistician I. If you offered Gandhi a pill that made him want to kill people, he would refuse to take it, because he knows that then he would kill people, and the current Gandhi doesn’t want to kill people. My mid-range long-term research program is to work out a formal theory of such matters – describe how a mind would modify itself deterministically and precisely, including modifications to the part of itself that does the modifying. A good deal of the material I have ever produced – specifically, everything dated 2002 or earlier – I now consider completely obsolete.

Crystalinks Home Page Ellie Crystal's Biography Ellie Crystal's Biography Reflections in Time View from Ellie's apartment in New York City Other images of the Verrazano Bridge A Biographical Portrait By Ian Christopher - Filmmaker and Producer Ellie Crystal is a Psychic, Teacher, Author, Researcher, Lecturer, and Broadcaster. Everyday legions of fans are drawn to Ellie Crystal's remarkable digital Internet oasis, Simply put, Crystalinks is perhaps the largest, most comprehensive and ambitious metaphysical and science website on the Internet today, a journey taken by millions of visitors each month that is spiritually, mentally and emotionally in tune with its readers' lifestyles, needs, zeitgeist and the transcendental quest of humanity. From a very young age, Ellie developed her abundant, intuitive and natural psychic abilities. During her early years at college, Ellie was a double major in Psychology and Special Education. In August 2006, Ellie presented her theories of creation at the United Nations - UNSRC. ShareThis

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Prophets and Prophecies Prophets and Prophecies Talismans | Kabbalah | Amulets How Lock Picking Works" Most people carry five to 10 keys with them whenever they go out. On your key ring you might have several keys for the house, one or two more for the car and a few for the office or a friend's house. Your key ring is a clear demonstration of just how ubiquitous lock technology is: You probably interact with locks dozens of times every week. The main reason we use locks everywhere is that they provide us with a sense of security. In this article, we'll look at the very real practice of lock picking, exploring the fascinating technology of locks and keys in the process. ­ Locksmiths define lock-picking as the manipulation of a lock's components to open a lock without a key. ­Locks ­come in all shapes and sizes, with many innovative design variations. For most of us, the most familiar lock is the standard dead-bolt lock you might find on a front door. A deadbolt lock's only job is to make it simple for someone with a key to move the bolt but difficult for someone without a key to move it.