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Robot World Domination, srsly this time.

"In this paper, we argue that military and economic pressures are driving the rapid development of autonomous systems. We show why designers will design these systems to approximate rational economic agents. We then show that rational systems exhibit universal ‘drives’ towards self-preservation, replication, resource acquisition and efficiency and that those drives will lead to anti-social and dangerous behaviour if not explicitly countered. We argue that the current computing environment would be very vulnerable to this kind of system. We describe how to build safe systems using the power of mathematical proof. We describe a variety of harmful systems and techniques for restraining them."
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Who says research in the humanities is a dead end? Hobby Lobby will fund the world's biggest collection of Biblical arcana and research to support it.
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+Richard Raborn Mr Green has created a Biblical curriculum for public schools, supposedly with the aid of these scholars. But there is no mention of it anywhere except the school district that is adopting it. So, it is highly suspect since he is one of those folks who thinks the Constitution is not for him.
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Here's our governor lying and pretending he is right. On camera. But how many of his followers listen to him and not the facts? That's just sad.
When reporters asked Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) about reelection campaign ads that incorrectly imply 300,000 people in the state have lost their health insurance plans as a result of Obamacare, he licked his lips and dug in. "Clearly, the a...
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It might have to do with predictive algorithms that give us speed and fluency. Haven't read it yet and don't want +Dan Kahan to skool me like yesterday. ;-)
 
Note to tinfoil hat wearers...
Study: Smarter People Are More Trusting -  http://buff.ly/1iu1zPD 
Those who ranked higher in "generalized trust" scored more highly on vocabulary and question comprehension.
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Now I wonder how test scores and trust are actually linked. Perhaps trust of the instrument itself is part of this.
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The "TEA Party" is racist. They're using a few, newer, dog whistle racist code phrases but they use them quite a bit. 
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Now aren't you sorry you ever bought anything from Hobby Lobby?
Yes. Steve Green has Christian curriculum design too.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/okla-school-district-approves-hobby-lobby-presidents-bible-course-118082/

Green apparently helped Baylor out with funding a collection and supporting research activities. But is Green more of a Biblical Archaeology guy?

http://www.baylorisr.org/programs-research/green-scholars-initiative/
It doesn't say anything here about designing a high school curriculum.
Looks like +Jerry Pattengale is the director at Baylor. 
I wonder why Baylor doesn't mention it or are high school students the undergraduate scholars they refer to?
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The danger is thinking that ethics arise from something other than rationality +Richard Raborn.
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When we speak of smart self-educated kids that show up in high school with a well-developed skillset, we fail to mention the ones that don't make it.

My experience says that these kids get sidetracked into communities that take advantage of them. They are smart. But.

Yeah, you know the ones. I going to take a wild guess and say some of them use bad experiences in school to justify their involvement with the shady side of conservative activism.

Sock puppets and HBGary.
 
How many misconceptions on display here?  And such confidence too.
via "smf" on cbm-hackers
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Hmm, that's big debate, especially with bipolar III and ASD. I don't think I'm very qualified. I'm smart, but, the rest I'm not sure about.

I have believed things that people in a position of greater knowledge have told me for too long some times.


Also, I'm a UNIX coder, so RTFM is inbuilt ;0)
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Barely coordinated, let alone physically skilled. Imaginative, perhaps.
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    Internet and Society teacher, 2011 - present
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    Internet and Society, 2001 - 20011
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Internet and Society. Oh yeah, and kids. (RSS in site list.)
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My follower count is accelerating such that I can't manage the number on my former  once a week schedule. I will add you if you engage with me on posts in an interesting or productive way.

I'm interested in Internet issues having to do with research on data sharing, social behavior, and science education.

I'm not the astronomer from Texas or the professor from Saskatchewan or the photographer or the guy from Aberdeen on the cooking show. Thank goodness!

I'm involved in research and teaching design, information architecture, usability, information theory, and the glue that we use to stick it together socially. Internet and Society. I frame it as a subset of Science and Society which fits into Section X at AAAS.

My back yard is terraced and planted with flowers and herbs so I don't have to mow. There are some drawbacks to this landscape maintenance theory - snakes. So far, black snakes and coral snakes.
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You can't rationalize evil away just because you hire a powerful lobbyist.
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Great beer! Fun people. Be prepared for entering a warehouse - it's an adventure! Friday evenings Lucille's BBQ wagon parks at the door at 6PM. There is a tap room in the front that is air conditioned, but most locals hang out in the warehouse around the big bar where you can gaze longingly at the stainless steel fermenters. OK so I'm prejudiced, but you will enjoy making an adult field trip.
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norris's is a good reliable place.
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Homemade lunches and homemade kinchi. Does it get better?
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