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Glad to hear it Bradley can we take it's the one you needed not the one they wanted?

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Links, Competitions and 'Stuff' / Emperor/liars Key giveaway ends 19/12
« on: December 16, 2017, 09:25:22 AM »
Agnes has another giveaway just for listing your 5 favorite fantasy reads here;

https://thatthornguy.com/2017/12/04/your-favourite-fantasy-reads-in-2017-a-giveaway/

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no work since the 8th and til the 2nd no work is nice but no pay is not.

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: December 15, 2017, 09:43:51 PM »
Net neutrality will be lost at some point. When it happens I hope it leads to the Non USA creating its own nodes having America able to control 5/6 of the internet is folly at best and disastrous long term.

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Ok You have sold me now make sure the book tour includes southern England so I can get a signed copy.

Aww sorry mate I didn't forget just didn't check. I am using a gaming keyboard and the R,F,G&H are a bit dodgy due to continuous mashing.

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Synopsis please.

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: December 13, 2017, 04:53:07 PM »
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Thank God! I shouted for joy when I heard this last night.

I am very happy you are not a party first, regardless guy.

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General Discussion / Re: Friday Night Music Thread
« on: December 13, 2017, 12:46:07 PM »
Not Friday but just re-discovered some old songs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dzFhc3U3GA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAzESJ62irI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMc8naeeSS8

Spoiler contains a song with excessive profanity and banjo music you have been warned!

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The drive for efficiency involves breaking down tasks into logical process steps this has been the greatest enabler of automation in the last 70 years.
 Military equipment doesn't benefit from true AI and may actually suffer for it when such a thing becomes possible.
Creating AI prepared to kill humans has obvious and critical faults but how about the the concept of a thinking machine that says nope not killing people even discriminatingly, its wrong?
Having human control and oversight at a remote location is probably as far as it needs to go for aircraft and land vehicles. The push for self driving cars has nothing to do with getting people out from behind the wheel beyond creating the economies of scale required to automate logistics (lorries in this case) for both civilian and military use.
Trains and trams (as well as airliners) could have been automated decades ago, but for public mistrust.

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Task avoidance I should be rewiring the bikes ignition circuit but it's cold outside....

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: December 13, 2017, 11:56:43 AM »
started The Sane King by Matt Knott on Kindle enjoyable so far

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: December 13, 2017, 10:14:25 AM »
So the Democrats spent a billion pretty much on 5 consultants with no oversight while candidates were left to self fundraise while fighting an election.
Losing to Trump shocked the world perhaps it shouldn't have done. Asleep at the wheel is the phrase that comes to mind.

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: December 13, 2017, 09:39:01 AM »
I have maintained for years that in a democracy you do not vote for a candidate but against one. I cannot think of a better example. Can this result be passed off as fake news? Can Moore now be prosecuted or does the statute of limitations apply?

Now about the 48% who feel voting for a sexual predator and bigot because he is prepared to tell other people what they can do with their bodies in the name of god.
I believe anywhere else in the first world Moore would have stepped down due to the allegations against him or lost by a landslide.
The coalition government in Iceland collapsed recently when it emerged the Prime Ministers father signed off on a letter granting a paedophile who had served his sentence 'restored honour' meaning he could seek work requiring a position of trust.

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: December 12, 2017, 06:12:41 PM »
Thank You I am learning, if nothing else I am learning more about the dysfunctional psyche of America which can make your thought process so alien from a British point of view despite a shared language.

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: December 12, 2017, 04:24:59 PM »
This is no longer about party politics but about whether you have a society fit for purpose.
Where is the rule of law and why do the people of Alabama never mind the USA tolerate this?

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