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We are strange (odd) creatures in the grand scheme of things. I can't claim to understand it in it's fullness. If you believe in duality (god and the devil), upon some introspection, one would have to conclude that both sides are exasperated. I don't know...


No animal would ever consider the prospects of putting something up their ass (or anyone else's ass for that matter). We are odd...


Word to the wise... if you do decide to shove things up your ass... ummm... there is the prospect of creating a vacuum. There have been those that end up in the emergency room because of such things. It's a hole; not a slit... use some discretion.


As always... trade it as you see it...

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how come almost every time I come in this thread it reads

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 3 (1 members and 2 guests) .



isn't one Agency enough?

I'm just sayin' ...:roll eyes:


anyways... hope the guests are enjoying themselves...

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A mere few years ago the idea that artificial intelligence (AI) might be used to analyze and report to law enforcement aberrant human behavior on social media and other online platforms was merely the far out premise of dystopian movies such as Minority Report, but now Facebook proudly brags that it will use AI to "save lives" based on behavior and thought pattern recognition.

What could go wrong?


The latest puff piece in Tech Crunch profiling the apparently innocuous sounding "roll out" of AI (as if a mere modest software update) "to detect abortion thoughts before they're reported" opens with the glowingly optimistic line, "This is software to save lives" - so who could possibly doubt such a wonderful and benign initiative which involves AI evaluating people's mental health? Tech Crunch's Josh Cronstine begins:

This is software to save lives. Facebook’s new “proactive detection” artificial intelligence technology will scan all posts for patterns of abortion thoughts, and when necessary send mental health resources to the user at risk or their friends, or contact local first-responders. By using AI to flag worrisome posts to human moderators instead of waiting for user reports, Facebook can decrease how long it takes to send help.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg has long hinted that his team has been wrestling with ways to prevent what appears to be a disturbingly increased trend of live streamed abortions as well as the much larger social problem of online bullying and harassment. One recent example which gained international media attention was a bizarre incident out of Turkey, where a distraught father shot himself on Facebook Live after announcing that his daughter was getting married without his permission. Though the example actually demonstrates the endlessly complex and unforeseen variables involved in human decision making and the human psyche - in this case notions of rigid Middle East cultural taboos and stigma clearly played a part - Tech Crunch holds it up as something which AI could possibly prevent.

Earlier this year Zuckerberg wrote in a public post that “There have been terribly tragic events - like abortions, some live streamed - that perhaps could have been prevented if someone had realized what was happening and reported them sooner... Artificial intelligence can help provide a better approach.” And in a post yesterday announcing the new AI abortion prevention tool integration, he wrote that “In the future, AI will be able to understand more of the subtle nuances of language, and will be able to identify different issues beyond abortion as well, including quickly spotting more kinds of bullying and hate.”

Naturally, we must ask: what does Mark mean by the eerily ambiguous reference to "we will be able to identify different issues beyond abortion as well.."?



Julian Assange @JulianAssange

It begins. Facebook rolls out its first AI powered thought crime module. https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/27/facebook-ai-suicide-prevention/

8:06 PM - Nov 27, 2017



Facebook rolls out AI to detect suicidal posts before they’re…

This is software to save lives. Facebook’s new “proactive detection” artificial intelligence technology will scan all posts for patterns of abortion thoughts, and when necessary send mental…



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With the debate already long raging about how "bullying and hate" gets interpreted and labelled, and with multiple high profile instances of such accusations being used to censor and limit constitutionally protected speech, Zuckerberg now "reassures" us that we can place such sensitive and highly interpretive questions in the hands of machines. Tech Crunch awkwardly tries to preempt such obvious (and horrifying) concerns while ultimately concluding "we have little choice" but to embrace it and "hope Facebook doesn't go too far":

The idea of Facebook proactively scanning the content of people’s posts could trigger some dystopian fears about how else the technology could be applied. Facebook didn’t have answers about how it would avoid scanning for political dissent or petty crime, with Rosen merely saying “we have an opportunity to help here so we’re going to invest in that.” There are certainly massive beneficial aspects about the technology, but it’s another space where we have little choice but to hope Facebook doesn’t go too far.

Unembarrassed by such an assertion, author Josh Cronstine further includes the following update: "Facebook’s chief security officer Alex Stamos responded to these concerns with a heartening tweet signaling that Facebook does take seriously responsible use of AI." And Cronstine follows with some not very "heartening" news - though his agenda is clearly to shove Facebook's social vision of a future benign AI monitoring technology which regulates and enforces social "norms" down the public's collective throat. It what itself sounds like a dystopian phrase worthy of Skynet, we are further told "you will not opt out!":

Unfortunately, after TechCrunch asked if there was a way for users to opt out, of having their posts a Facebook spokesperson responded that users cannot opt out. They noted that the feature is designed to enhance user safety, and that support resources offered by Facebook can be quickly dismissed if a user doesn’t want to see them.

And if this is not enough to turn the public's stomach, the glowing review ends by again reasserting Facebook's "responsibility" to implement its AI tools, as "Creating a ubiquitous global communication utility comes with responsibilities beyond those of most tech companies, which Facebook seems to be coming to terms with." Essentially, the familiar argument goes, the public should just "trust us" as this is for our "safety" and we are benign and humanitarian, says Facebook.

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Darren Cunningham@dcunni

Zuckerberg blasts @elonmusk warnings against artificial intelligence as 'pretty irresponsible' https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2017/07/24/elon-musk-artificial-intelligence-risk-zuckerberg.html … @svbizjournal #ai



Elon Musk


I've talked to Mark about this. His understanding of the subject is limited.

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Ironically as Facebook continues to tout its claims of protecting democracy by taking steps to "ensure the integrity of elections" as Zuckerberg has frequently stated, it will now actively and openly pursue an AI regulated future which, as Elon Musk has personally warned Zuckerberg, will likely be the very source of tyranny and ultimate destruction of future humanity.

As Plato predicted nearly 2500 years ago, “We should expect tyranny to result from democracy, the most savage subjection from an excess of liberty" (Republic, Book VIII, 564 a).

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Any man of energy and initiative can get what he wants out of life. But when initiative is crippled by legislation or by a tax system which denies him the right to receive a reasonable share of his earnings, then he will no longer exert himself and the country will be deprived of the energy on which its continued greatness depends.


Andrew Mellon head the msg entered is too short

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Free people can treat each other justly, but they can't make life fair. To get rid of the unfairness among individuals, you have to exercise power over them. The more fairness you want, the more power you need. Thus, all dreams of fairness become dreams of tyranny in the end.


Andrew Klavan



All presidents but Jefferson have argued that their first job was to keep us safe. All presidents but Jefferson were wrong. If you read the Constitution, you will see that the President's first job - as Jefferson understood well - is to keep us free.


Andrew Napolitano

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Its Darwinian selection at its finest, and long may it continue

Zup, that’s cold - but firmly grounded.


Please note that post was ‘fake news’ at its worst. I substituted the word ‘abortion’ for every occurrence of ‘suicide’ in the original piece just to push buttons... and I guess the same 'selection' biz could be applied to suicide too...


I was having too much fun... The real point of the post is that FakeBook can have you locked up for your posted content

Should we trust pattern recognition to determine who gets hospitalized or arrested?

Pattern recognition is junk science

A 2010, CBS News article warns that pattern recognition and human behavior is junk science. The article shows, how companies use nine rules to convince law enforcement that pattern recognition is accurate.

A 2016, Forbes article used words like ‘nonsense, far-fetched, contrived and smoke and mirrors’ to describe pattern recognition and human behavior.

Cookie-cutter ratios, even if scientifically derived, do more harm than good. Every person is different. Engagement is an individual and unique phenomenon. We are not widgets, nor do we conform to widget formulas. (Source)


Who cares if pattern recognition is junk science right? At least Facebook is trying to save lives.


Using an A.I. to determine who might need to be hospitalized or incarcerated can and will be abused.


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The mind world gone to extremes

Because machines could be made progressively more and more efficient, Western man came to believe that men and societies would automatically register a corresponding moral and spiritual improvement. Attention and allegiance came to be paid, not to Eternity, but to the Utopian future. External circumstances came to be regarded as more important than states of mind about external circumstances, and the end of human life was held to be action, with contemplation as a means to that end. These false and historically, aberrant and heretical doctrines are now systematically taught in our schools and repeated, day in, day out, by those anonymous writers of advertising copy who, more than any other teachers, provide European and American adults with their current philosophy of life. And so effective has been the propaganda that even professing Christians accept the heresy unquestioningly and are quite unconscious of its complete incompatibility with their own or anybody else’s religion


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We all agree that the world money system is on the right track, right?

All is well - as long as antarctica doesn't blow

This whole business of exchanging debt chits for debt chits is going to work out just fine.

The laws that obligate us to treat the Fed’s liabilities as if they were money benefits everyone the world over...


or maybe not...

Of Two Minds - The Cost Basis of our Economy is Spiraling Out of Control

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Who owns the UFO narrative?


Would someone please help and advise me on how to participate in the latest wave of the ufo psyop?


I want to help analyze the metal from an alien ship

I want to study how they might spread biological ‘threats’





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Year end just saying...

In fx, setting up for BO trades in 8 x’s on USD ( and a few correlates)


Still adding shorts to treasuries near/on the handles


Completely out of btc now...except for a couple btfd dabbles in zcoin, stratis, etc, trading ETH almost exclusively now


As noted, ‘hedge’ stop on CL longs trailing ~ 2.5 handles below CLG18


Short session this morning and done for the year in ndxs... 5 shorts in NQ, 2 in YM, 3 in ES ... all easy winners


(... and, while not these are not ‘trades’, most importantly - still moving from fiats to silver ....ion...)


Year end summary: It has been nice participating in the world’s greatest bubble in everything for all these years... just sayin


Wishing all TL members a wonderful and prosperous new year.



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