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    Power for power's sake ... gee whiz, maybe this is a particular type of person? There's all this data collected over a few decades now that shows a really, really strong relationship between want/use of power and personality type. Oh,...
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    Decided to look up OGH's Boscone schedule. Some interesting panels and meets-and-greets. Like that this convention includes a free/public day. Friday, 3:00 PM (free to public) Room: Burroughs Things I Wish A Pro Had Told Me There’s nothing like 20/20...
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    More on why conservatives are okay with technology (which is NOT the same as 'science'). Sciencedaily: 'Some consumers use ‘servant’ brands to gain sense of power, study finds' Date: January 5, 2016 Source: Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School Summary:...
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    Seems that being a Democrat/liberal tracks with longer life span according to some newish research which needs to be replicated/confirmed. http://news.discovery.com/human/life/conservative-or-liberal-it-may-affect-your-longevity-150129.htm Republicans/conservatives are okay with technology but not with science. For an example, see the online dating site called Christian...
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    Thanks! Re: 'There will always be things that are true about the human race's cognition that the human race will never realise.' Okay/agree if this is because there is no foreseeable limit to human experience/growth and because our self-cognition tends...
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    Re: 'You need to step outside the system to derive them.' Thanks - could you also clarify what outside the system means ... via visual example? To me, the molecule to cell to tissue to organ to system as layers...
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    Re: 'For AI -- something that can do what a human can do -- the humans involved can't provide matching variety because you can't use all of yourself on an external project. Some of your capacity is always going to...
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    Haven't read all posts yet so apologies if this is a repeat of similar comments ... Murphy 871: Re: ‘Just saying "Emergent" is a bit of a non-explanation, it's like saying "mysterious forces" only it gives the impression that you've...
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    Saw this in a documentary. These are not the sewer rats we see in cities, but larger (3 ft including tail) and apparently quite friendly/sociable. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gambian_pouched_rat Anyways, these critters are quite good at sniffing out unexploded landmines as well as...
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    Superintelligence … just because an entity is ‘intelligent’ doesn’t mean it’s ‘mature’. The speed of calculation is only one part of intelligence. Yet, this seems to be the only metric people consider when discussing AI or super-intelligence. Consider that the...
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    Appreciate the how-to-link info but I prefer to see/show the url. Dislike jumping in blind. And thanks for the info up-thread....
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    If you're discussing what being a human is and what makes us superior to other primates, or how to build an AI that won't kill off entire species, consider installing a 'conscience'. The lateral frontal pole prefrontal cortex is, according...
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    We're as closely related to bonobos ... interesting insights re: group hierarchy, empathy, child rearing practice, and development of different brain regions. Differences between chimpanzees and bonobos in neural systems supporting social cognition James K. Rilling1,2,3,4, Jan Scholz5, Todd M....
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    Challenge: Ask parents of girls (who feed their girl-child differently than their boy-child) whether they also feed their girl cat/dog differently than their boy cat/dog because well, you know ... it's a girl cat/dog! Toss-up as to whether this helps...
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    Congrats! - Time to hit the pub for a wee pint....
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    Re: "tacit conspiracy" differs from "groupthink". Think the finance vs. marketing depts in a corporation: Finance is not going to willingly disclose how they're going to work the numbers to shave a few percent off the costing of a product....
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    Re: 'A quick google/bing/duckduckgo search would tell you in pretty short order who "von hitchofen" was, you'd find his twitter account, ebay account, maybe even his email address[es], IP address and physical location.' If you google 'SFreader' you'll find a...
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    On the plus side, for the ADD version of ADHD, correcting the nutritional omega 3 to 6 fatty acid ratio resulted in clinically measurable improvement. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141023091815.htm I'm of the impression that fish was a larger part of human diet in...
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    Even scarier/weirder is what the demos for Russia show: steep 'die-off' at age 65 for males. Makes no sense ... alcoholism is not in itself sufficient to explain this and this age group is too far removed from WW2 for...
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    Here's the court case ... never went to judgment but did shake up the US medical/psychiatric establishment. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1969242 Abstract Am J Psychiatry. 1990 Apr;147(4):409-18. The psychiatric patient's right to effective treatment: implications of Osheroff v. Chestnut Lodge. Klerman GL1. Abstract...
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    I think you're being overly kind to SFreud ... the man was a self-promoter, would not allow any disagreement which included ANY scientific/clinical testing of his ideas. Basically he was very much a high priest of a new religion which...
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    There's some more info on olestra and dioxins (including agent orange as used in Viet Nam) on the University of Cincinnati site: http://healthnews.uc.edu/publications/findings/?/466/1576/ And olestra's also now being marketed as a green/environmentally friendly industrial lubricant. Weird ......
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    Okay - turns out there is some good in olestra ... may be useful in removing toxins (a particular PCB). Treatment with a dietary fat substitute decreased Arochlor 1254 contamination in an obese diabetic male http://www.jnutbio.com/article/S0955-2863%2805%2900027-6/abstract Abstract 'A case manifesting...
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    Sounds a lot like Olestra - a P&G product. Think you'd need to do a direct brain stimulation thing as well. Ideally during sleep, and in such a way that consumers would be unaware of what was actually being done....
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    AI vs. human ... Seems to me that AI is the latest iteration of 'god' ... stronger, more agile, faster, etc. but on average, not as 'good' as humans. Yes, I know - some gods supposedly had a superior moral...
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    Over 300 comments to catch up on after a day away ... good grief! This was the first item to catch my eye ... Graydon 126: ‘I figure you'd get the poor doing things like drinking motor oil to try...
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    Online dating sites are an obvious 21st century way to conduct human breeding experiments. And, it could be self-financing. At present, the estimate is that approx. 20% of USian adults use dating sites....
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    ''Once the first virus has gone around, whatever it does, expect half the worlds professors to be examining it, particularly if it's just changed everyone's skin color. Was anyone talking about the Zika virus back then? Because it seems that...
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    The service sector was already growing rapidly postWW1 so if no WW2, the industrial (products) sector would have peaked faster only to fall off even more rapidly. Rail and automotive in the US were among the largest employers post-WW1 along...
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    Haven't read all of the comments yet ... so apologies if this is a repeat. Suggest you check animal experiments for sociablity/docility work. Most of the time what works on large mammals will probably also work for humans. Anyways ......
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