I don’t have cable, but instead I have a PC hooked up to my television and receiver. I’ve recently embarked on remote controlling my setup better. It was an adventure, to say the least.Continue reading “Home theater adventures”
This is not a post about the Chinese version of ‘the Panic Room’. This is a post about artificial intelligence and the different types of AI out there.Continue reading “The Chinese Room”
As some of you know, my day job is being a lead software engineer. I’ve discussed a lot of science on this site, but I’ve never actually discussed how computers work, even though I have most experience in that area. Time to change that.
Elon Musk has a new girlfriend. The couple’s courtship appears to have started with a very nerdy in-joke concerning the so-called Roko’s Basilisk. So, today: what is Roko’s basilisk? Or, if you prefer, a nerdy concept about future AI overlords that could land you a nerdy partner.
Particle-beam weapons are the bread and butter of many a science fiction arsenal. I used them in my story Hostages, and already mentioned them once when discussing particle accelerators. I thought it was time for a more in-depth look at particle-beam weapons.