Monday 28th of July 2014

trying to fool us, store window dummies, into believing in intelligence...

second-rate computer

A "super computer" has duped humans into thinking it was a 13-year-old boy to become the first machine to pass the "iconic" Turing Test, experts say.

Five machines were tested at the Royal Society in central London to see if they could fool people into thinking they were humans during text-based conversations.

The test was devised in 1950 by computer science pioneer and World War II code breaker Alan Turing, who said that if a machine was indistinguishable from a human, then it was "thinking".

of breeding your national terrorists...


Homs may 2014

SPIEGEL: What was the effect of US President Barack Obama not having done anything after poison gas was deployed in Syria; after the red line had clearly been crossed twice? Is America's unwillingness, or inability, to intervene a dangerous portent?

road kill...



New figures show the number of road deaths in Australia has dropped by almost a quarter during the past decade.

senator brandis of australia solves the israeli-palestinian conflict with the stroke of a pen...

brandis settlementss

The Abbott government has ruled out using the term "occupied" when describing Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem, prompting suggestions about a shift in Australia's foreign policy.

mein whorey herr …..

mein whorey herr …..

Penny for your thoughts, Tony Blair…?
It’s ok, I’m only joking – I don’t care
For any of them – and I know you
Charge a fortune -
You can keep ‘em to yourself mein
Whorey Herr.


dear leader .....

dear leader ....

Whilst recently watching our ‘dear leader’, Prime Minister Tony Abbott, flicking his tongue in & out like one of those scary marine iguanas that inhabit the Galapagos Islands, it suddenly occurred to me that his many strange behaviours might be redolent of something far more serious – like brain damage.

the american meme .....

the american meme .....

from the New Yorker …..

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