Friday, August 22, 2014

Reagan telling Soviet jokes... Classic

Speaking about stories told amongst their people :D


Crazy fish action... by a Jewfish....

Here fishy fhishy....

We rule the world... Land and Sea..

Jewfish, any of several large fishes of the sea bass family (Serranidae), especially the goliath grouper(Epinephelus itajara), found on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of tropical America and in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. This species sometimes attains a length of 2.5 metres (8 feet) and a weight of about 320 kilograms (700 pounds). The adult is dull olive-brown with faint spots and bands. Adult jewfish are usually solitary and typically remain in the same area for extended periods. The related south Pacific jewfish (E. lanceolatus) may reach 3.75 metres in length.
The Warsaw grouper (E. nigritus), living in the Atlantic between South Carolina and Brazil, and thegiant sea bass (Stereolepis gigas) from the Pacific, off California and Baja California, are both occasionally called jewfish. They grow to about 2.2 metres and 220 kilograms.
In Australia the name jewfish is given to Johnius antarctica and J. diacanthus on the east coast and toGlaucosoma hebraicum on the west coast.

For you marine biologists... click the pic.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

[WIRED] Forget Siri: This Radical New AI Teaches Itself and Reads Your Mind

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When Apple announced the iPhone 4S on October 4, 2011, the headlines were not about its speedy A5 chip or improved camera. Instead they focused on an unusual new feature: an intelligent assistant, dubbed Siri. At first Siri, endowed with a female voice, seemed almost human in the way she understood what you said to her and responded, an advance in artificial intelligence that seemed to place us on a fast track to the Singularity. She was brilliant at fulfilling certain requests, like “Can you set the alarm for 6:30?” or “Call Diane’s mobile phone.” And she had a personality: If you asked her if there was a God, she would demur with deft wisdom. “My policy is the separation of spirit and silicon,” she’d say.
Over the next few months, however, Siri’s limitations became apparent. Ask her to book a plane trip and she would point to travel websites—but she wouldn’t give flight options, let alone secure you a seat. Ask her to buy a copy of Lee Child’s new book and she would draw a blank, despite the fact that Apple sells it. Though Apple has since extended Siri’s powers—to make an OpenTable restaurant reservation, for example—she still can’t do something as simple as booking a table on the next available night in your schedule. She knows how to check your calendar and she knows how to use Open­Table. But putting those things together is, at the moment, beyond her.
Now a small team of engineers at a stealth startup called Viv Labs claims to be on the verge of realizing an advanced form of AI that removes those limitations.

Whereas Siri can only perform tasks that Apple engineers explicitly implement, this new program, they say, will be able to teach itself, giving it almost limitless capabilities. In time, they assert, their creation will be able to use your personal preferences and a near-infinite web of connections to answer almost any query and perform almost any function.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

MovieBox: Expendables 3- Trailer

As if it wasn't ridiculous enough already.