Monthly Archives: December 2016

I Want an Auroch for (Next) Christmas!

Finally, science is doing something useful! My favorite exhibit in the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen was a reconstructed bull auroch skeleton. In real life this thing is yuuuge! Make livestock great again! Even since I’ve thought that it’s … Continue reading

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Low Threshold for Success?

I just had a horrible, horrible thought. Last year’s New Year’s Eve in Germany thousands of (mostly German) women were sexually assaulted by the Merkeljugend (unvetted pseudo-refugees who flooded into the country upon Angela’s invitation). This year they have beefed-up … Continue reading

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Changing War Scenarios

Recently I was reading something about WWI and I sort of had the thought that it represented the peak of soldier-on-soldier warfare. Maybe for that reason beginning soon after (as early as the Spanish Civil War?) warfare seems to have … Continue reading

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Real Life Westworld Question

The original Westworld movie had Medieval and Ancient Roman worlds (only shown very briefly but present). The current series seems only to have a Wild West section. This is wildly unrealistic. Let’s be honest if there were a real Westworld … Continue reading

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Translational Discombobulations

Doing a really tough translation now. The language is very weird and confusing and fights me every inch of the way. It’s not so much that the language is difficult – I’m used to academic style in Polish. It’s just…. … Continue reading

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The Little Empiricist

I stopped believing in Santa fairly young and the reason was that I worked it out for myself. I had heard the rumors and wasn’t sure… so I conducted an experiment. I was… I don’t remember, let’s say between 4 … Continue reading

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More Westworld

Halfway through Westworld now. It’s becoming more obvious that the main theme is the emergence of artificial consciousness (what people mean when they say artificial intelligence). Ex Machina took the emergence of consciousness for granted (since it was more about … Continue reading

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