Kipling would be surprised by good signs emerging from the Korean peninsula. Seeing such a backtrack from ideas of confrontation and braggadocio may mean that, perhaps, policies of sunshine can win out after all. That has precedence, and things look favorably towards that approach as big players get on board.
Unfortunately, there’s also a history of such agreements breaking down.
Worst case scenario, let’s make sure no tertius gaudens occurs:
They have more in common than you’d think. The obvious answer is that they both have an obnoxiously long duration that wasted hours of my life, are devoid of any meaningful substance, pander to the the worst cliches imaginable, and are insulting to our common sense. But the obvious is not always the full story.
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As shown, computers just function as faster mathematicians. In fact, “computer” used to simply mean “mathematician” back in 1613. Continue reading “More Thoughts on AI”
“One billion people [in the third world] have no access to toilets so they defecate out in the open. Three billion more have toilets, but their waste is dumped untreated, seeping into water and food supplies. About 800,000 children under age 5 die each year from diarrhea, pneumonia, and other common infections caused by unsafe water and sanitation.” – Bill Gates
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