Friday, August 31, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
It's almost as if he has no self awareness at all.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
On the bright side, my iPhone is now an iPad.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Slightly Closer to Infinity and Then Beyond
Sunday, August 26, 2012
I find Sean Connery perfectly understandable when he gargles inside a diving bell. Why do you ask?
He gets his thrills from mandrills.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Republican Canidate and Medical Genius, Todd Akin:
Book Review: The Adventures of Four Busty German Women Who Can't Afford Adequate Clothing
So how many stars do I give it? Well, none so far. Just one large splotch.
Labels: book review, declining tax base, Germans are kind and generous people, Gross Wundarbusen, humour, satisfying climax, the adventures of four busty German women who can't afford adequate clothing
I sense a disturbance in the force. Specifically right between my shoulder blades.
Friday, August 24, 2012
"How about I pretend to feel the power of the dark side?"
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Will Computers One Day Be As Dumb As Humans?
I don’t think it will be too difficult to develop strong AI. That is, artificial intelligence that can do many things that human intelligence can do, but isn't necessarily the same as human intelligence. But this is not because I am confident we will continue to make technological break throughs, it’s more because I don’t think humans are as intelligent as many of us think we are. Some people see the absurd difficulty we have in trying to make a robot do something like fold clothes and assume if we can’t even get it to do that properly we must be a vast distance from making a machine that can discuss Shakespeare. But for the human brain, folding clothes and discussing Shakespeare are roughly comparable in difficulty. (Personally I find folding clothes more difficult. It’s much harder to fake being good at folding clothes than it is to fake being good at Shakespeare.) Currently computers are lousy at understanding normal speech, but they are definitely improving. And once they can understand normal speech, well that’s it, that’s strong AI. There is nothing else that needs to be done. And it doesn’t matter how it does it, whether it is “cheating” or not. Animal brains cheat all the time. So will an improved version of Siri or Watson be strong AI? Yeah, it will. Of course, there will be no end of people who will say it isn’t, and many will even point out that their mobile phones agree with them.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
This fissure looks like it's full of organics...
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Trust me, you don't want to know how it got in there.
Monday, August 20, 2012
There are many people posting pictures of guns on facebook today and I just have to mock them by sticking captions on them. The scary thing is I only have about three facebook friends. Is that a stable situation? Three gun nuts and one gun knocker? Oh, excuse me. I have to go now and chase that red dot that's just appeared on the wall opposite my open window.
Damn! I was just chasing a red dot and I saw all these holes in the wall I never noticed before. What will my landlord say?
Great! Somehow I've managed to cut myself on the back of my arm and the front of my arm at the same time and I only have one band aid.
And there's another hole in the wall! Where are they all coming from?
Oh typical. Gavin Just showed up with a smoking gun and asked if he could borrow some bullets. When I said no, he asked if he could borrow my hunting knife and I said no because it's mine and I paid for it and it cost me like $4 and I bought it at a police auction and it was made in Brazil and it's probably been used to kill like real Brazilians. Then he karate chopped me in the neck and that didn't work because I have no reflexes and then he ran away crying because he hurt his hand. What a wuss.
The police just turned up at my flat. I told them, no you can't have your knife back, I paid for it. And they said no, they wanted to know if I knew anything about a man firing a gun in the area. I didn't tell them anything. Mates gotta stick together.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
I'm Here For You Man, I'll Always Be Here For You...
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
Take This, You Mother-Spawning Son of a Fish!
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Hardest Part Was Getting The Final Nail In.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Logically, There Can Be Only One
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Delicious Scavengers of the Dead!
Monday, August 13, 2012
Don't Judge Someone Until You've Thought Long and Hard About What Their Shoes Must Feel Like
God, Guns and Apple Strudel Are What Made Germany Great
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Dude, Check Out The Shiny Metal Butt Plate On That Droid!
Saturday, August 11, 2012
For Maximum Production the Squeezing Has To Be Synchronized
Friday, August 10, 2012
Thursday, August 09, 2012
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
An Open Letter To Google.
Are you aware that when you call athletes national heroes as you do today on google.com.au it sounds like you are taking the piss out of them? Maybe you want to change that to say 'sporting heroes' instead, just so nobody thinks you are trying to take the mickey out of them by comparing them to someone who carried their wounded mate on a stretcher for days over the kokoda trail.