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Tomasz Kotarba
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They keep making the same mistake and comparing the current revolution to the industrial revolution. It is no longer about automation, it is about Intelligence. The ultimate result will not be what he says. The "robots" will not create "oh so many" jobs ;). These systems will ultimately replace all knowledge workers, including those working on AIs. Unlike a lorry or a crane, Intelligence does not need an operator. It is an operator. The only way for the humanity to peacefully go through this transformation is for us to completely redesign the current socioeconomical system. A switch to the RBE (resource-based economy) is an important component (and only one of many) of this redesign process. Only then can the humanity thrive. Only then will "the robots" make us all free (for the first time in human history) instead of enslaving the majority by those in power and making us obsolete. Why do so many of the analysts not see that? Or do they see it but are just agents of the old system - trying to placate the masses and maintain control till it is to late and all hell breaks loose?
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Cheaper and more powerful than a Raspberry Pi B+ computer, "Chip" by Next Thing Co. could be the next revolution in single-board computing.
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Poverty and violence.  Did you know these numbers?
Collective compassion has meant an overall decrease in global poverty since the 1980s, says civil rights lawyer Gary Haugen. Yet for all the world's aid money, there's a pervasive hidden problem keeping poverty alive. Haugen reveals the dark underlying cause we must recognize and act on now.
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Nice. Now the compassion industry reveals to its customers it's not $2 a day. It is $2 + the undisclosed cost of policing. Here's a clue to those who need another century to figure that out: the cost of policing is the same as that of running a power grid, sewer, and everything else we take for granted. Law and order cannot exist without all that. The proof is delivered every time power goes down for more than a couple days.
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Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese describes the impact that the restless, dynamic films made by great Polish directors from Roman Polanski to Andrzej Wajda have had on his work
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Les illusions d'optique incroyables et magnifiques du peintre canadien Robert Gonsalves rendent la frontière...
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Are you guys going to open shops in London as well?
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Should we not start working on creating a consensus ethical system while we still have time?
Artificial intelligence is getting smarter by leaps and bounds — within this century, research suggests, a computer AI could be as "smart" as a human being. And then, says Nick Bostrom, it will overtake us: "Machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make." A philosopher and technologist, Bostrom asks us to think hard about the world we're building right now, driven by thinking machines. Will our smart machines hel...
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Co ten pan Janusz opowiada.  Nie powinno sie patrzyc na wielkosc gospodarki (mierzona np. PKB), ale na np. PKB per capita (na osobe).  W przeciwnym razie dojdziemy do wniosku, ze w krajach takich jak Chiny, Indie, czy Brazylia zyje sie ludziom lepiej, niz w Szwajcarii, czy Luksemburgu.  A fakty sa takie, ze jesli chodzi o PKB per capita to Norwegia zajmuje 2. na swiecie pozycje, Dania 6. a Szwecja 7.  Islandia jest na pozycji 14., Finlandia 16... Niemcy dopiero na 18., Wielka Brytania na 19., a Francja na 20... Polska na 51. za Chile (50.). (dane: IMF, 2014)

Kiedy mamy juz jakas miare produkowanego bogactwa na mieszkanca (np. jak wyzej), to dobrze jest nastepnie skonfrontowac takie dane z jakims wskaznikiem nierownosci spolecznej / nierownomiernego rozkladu dochodu - w przeciwnym razie mozemy miec do czynienia z krajem, ktory owszem, ma wysokie PKB na osobe, ale wiekszosc tego PKB trafia w rece garstki bogaczy, a prawie cala ludnosc zyje w biedzie.  Przykladem takiego wskaznika jest indeks Giniego.  I znow fakty sa takie, ze Dania, Finlandia, Islandia, Norwegia i Szwecja wszystkie charakteryzuja sie niskim poziomem nierownosci... Polska, Wielka Brytania i USA srednim (Polska < UK < USA)... a stawke zamykaja kraje takie jak Chile, Brazylia, Kolumbia, Honduras, Namibia, czy RPA (Republika Poludniowej Afryki), gdzie nierownosci sa najwieksze. (dane: WB, 2015)
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The linked video contains the following link with some more information and another video showing the drones in action: http://rt.com/usa/250233-us-drones-navy-locust/

Is the establishment amassing power to maintain the status quo?  Is the government preparing to defend itself and the rich against the people?
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  • The University of York
    Computational Biology, 2011
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    Computer Science, Physics, Psychology, Business Management, Information Systems, 1994 - 2004
  • 60, 2, XIII, ZSB1
    1994
  • The State School of Music in Cracow
    Transverse Flute, Piano, History of Music, Theory of Music, 1983 - 1987
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Learnt computer programming as a child almost three decades ago before I got my first microcomputer - inter alia by writing my computer programs on pieces of paper.
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  • University of Cambridge
    Research Associate in Computational Biology, 2012 - present
  • SYSTEM7
    Director, 2012 - present
  • University College London
    Consultant, 2012 - 2012
  • SMIF (Secondary Market Infrastructure Fund), Land Securities, Trillium, Semperian, PPP Investment Partners
    CTO, IT Manager, 2006 - 2009
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After organizing our bookshelf almost a year ago (http://youtu.be/zhRT-PM7vpA), my wife and I (Sean Ohlenkamp) decided to take it to the nex

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Probably the best coffee in Cambridge (think third wave ;)). Full of nice and interesting people. Delicious cake so those on diet beware ;). Great music (jazz, blues). They roast their coffee beans themselves and you can buy them fresh.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Fast, helpful, affordable and extremely nice
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Nice atmosphere, quiet, delicious food.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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My water heater broke down. I contacted Pimlico Plumbers by email where I described the problem and gave them the exact model of my device. When a plumber arrived he did not have any spare parts (so he could not repair anything even if he knew how) and spent most of the time switching my water on and off and conferring with the manufacturer or waiting for them to call him back. His first diagnosis was that my water heater was not broken at all and I should replace my water pump instead as it was not producing enough water pressure. When I explained to him that the water pump did not have to be on for the water heater to work in the past he started calling the manufacturer again and finally concluded that I would need to replace one or two parts (he wasn't sure which of them was faulty). Then he continued doing something in my bathroom (where the water heater is installed). Finally he said it was stupid of him to sit around and wait for someone to call him back about the prices and assured me he (or someone else from Pimlico Plumbers) would get back to me the same day with the cost of the parts to be raplaced. He also told me that the new unit was £250. Then he charged me over £100 and left. Next day, since no one got back to me as promised, I contacted Pimlico Plumbers and after exchanging a few emails got the price of the new unit and the parts (without any breakdown and even naming the parts so not sure the person who sent it to me knew the case). The price of the new unit was £624 (which is a littlle too much considering the fact that the price of a new device is £200+VAT) and their estimation for replacing the parts was £540 (more than twice the price of a new device! a quotation from the manufacturer I got the same day gives the price of both parts as £18.25 + £43.50 + VAT!). Summary: When a customer calls a plumber to get their hot water fixed they are interested in exactly that - having their hot water fixed. Pimlico Plumbers failed to deliver. I paid over a hundred pounds for nothing. Still no hot water in the house. Just a waste of time.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Very nice atmosphere, people, coffee and tea. Liked the comfy sofa and the bibles - especially the NIV Study Bible published by Hodder and Stoughton :).
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago