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From the Snowden files...
The Post received countless benefits off Snowden's back: now its Editorial Page wants him imprisoned.
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> A very, very small quadcopter, one inch in diameter can carry a one- or two-gram shaped charge. You can order them from a drone manufacturer in China. You can program the code to say: “Here are thousands of photographs of the kinds of things I want to target.” A one-gram shaped charge can punch a hole in nine millimeters of steel, so presumably you can also punch a hole in someone’s head. You can fit about three million of those in a semi-tractor-trailer. You can drive up I-95 with three trucks and have 10 million weapons attacking New York City. They don’t have to be very effective, only 5 or 10% of them have to find the target.

> There will be manufacturers producing millions of these weapons that people will be able to buy just like you can buy guns now, except millions of guns don’t matter unless you have a million soldiers. You need only three guys to write the program and launch them. So you can just imagine that in many parts of the world humans will be hunted. They will be cowering underground in shelters and devising techniques so that they don’t get detected. This is the ever-present cloud of lethal autonomous weapons.

> They could be here in two to three years.

> — Stuart Russell, professor of computer science and engineering at the University of California Berkeley
Forget about drones, forget about dystopian sci-fi — a terrifying new generation of autonomous mass weapons is already here. Meet the small band of dedicated optimists battling tedium and indiffere...
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"computers think using etchings in poisoned sand and measure time using vibrating crystals so if you were looking for magic you found it"
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I don't always post cat videos, but when I do, they're cautionary tales of the misuse of technology.
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Räps! ...hihi!
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"Minua viehättävät nuo juonenkäänteitä kiepsauttelevat vääristymät. Ne tuovat tarinoihin yllätyksellisyyttä, joka useammin kuin kerran saa hymyn palkakseen. Jotenkin myös tuntuu, että tässä kirjassa tarinat ovat tasalaatuisia. Mieleen jäi monta hyvää. [...] Mikko Rauhalan Menninkäisten aamunkoitto kertoo aika perinteisen tarinan, mutta menninkäiset ilahduttavat."
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Ilmalaivaperspektiivi - vesitornista Steampunk! Silintereitä ja siipirattaita (toim. Anne Leinonen ja Mia Myllymäki) Kustantajalta luettavaksi ja blogattavaksi Taas kerran on tiedossa kummaa eri kirjoittajilta. Näistä Osuus...
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It's getting more and more apparent that AlphaGo is probably in a league of its own. When Lee Sedol managed to put forth a decent attack against the machine, he just succeeded in revealing more strength than had thus far been seen in AlphaGo's play.

Why not before? Because AlphaGo hadn't needed to exhibit its full skill to secure a win, yet. Not in a way that a human would viscerally notice, anyway. Sure, a weird move here, a seeming mistake there, all adding up to victory in the end.

Have we now seen the full depth of AlphaGo's power? Doubtful; it would be quite the coincidence. At this point, the interesting question becomes, how much handicap would AlphaGo need to give the top Go professionals for them to have a decent chance.

(There are more interesting metaquestions of the more general implications, of course.)

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"It was the first time we’d seen AlphaGo forced to manage a weak group within its opponent’s sphere of influence. Perhaps this would prove to be a weakness?
This, however, was where things began to get scary." [...]
"Lee seemed to be playing well, but somehow the computer was playing even better.
In forcing AlphaGo to withstand a very severe, one-sided attack, Lee revealed its hitherto undetected power." [...]
"By move 32, it was unclear who was attacking whom, and by 48 Lee was desperately fending off White’s powerful counter-attack." [...]
"After being compelled to flex its muscles for a short time and gaining the upper hand, AlphaGo began to play leisurely moves.
By now, most observers know that this is a feature of the ruthlessly efficient algorithm which guides AlphaGo’s play.
Unlike humans, AlphaGo doesn’t try to maximize its advantage. Its only concern is its probability of winning.
The machine is content to win by half a point, as long as it is following the most certain path to success.
So when AlphaGo plays a slack looking move, we may regard it as a mistake, but perhaps it is more accurately viewed as a declaration of victory?"
AlphaGo made history once again on Saturday, as the first computer program to defeat a top professional Go player in an even match. In the third of five games with Lee Sedol 9p, AlphaGo won so convincingly as to remove all doubt about its strength from the minds of experienced players...
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3-1. Wow, well then, handicap games became a lot less interesting, especially if Lee manages to score another win, which seems a lot more likely now. They did, then, "manage" to hit a sweet spot in ability where it's formidable but not yet unwinnable.

A different matter is how many months of further training is needed for it to be a dominating force regardless (could be possible that the network size could use some tweaking as well, and retraining that from scratch). Only a few months ago when it beat Fan Hui, people didn't think it was ready for Lee, but cleary it was now. (Though again, it is possible that Fan Hui didn't make it exhibit all its strength back then in an apparent manner.)
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Laitettakoon ihailtavaksi muinoin kirpputorilta löytyneen Yöjutun kansi.

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Prediction: British government will piss themselves, disregard the vote and stay anyway, lest they split up the UK while they're at it.

If not, well, at least the Britons have only themselves to blame now.
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Lowers the probability, but the English are still just waking up to the repercussions of actually going through with it.
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Oracle fell just short of destroying the software industry. Of course, they will appeal.
Oracle has spent many millions trying to get a chunk of Android, to no avail.
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Historical election coming up in the US. Both front-runner mainstream candidates are hated with an unprecedented fervor. Good luck bringing that country together...

"No major party nominee before Clinton or Trump had a double-digit net negative “strong favorability” rating. Clinton’s would be the lowest ever, except for Trump."
The Democratic primary will technically march on, but Hillary Clinton is almost certainly going to be her party’s nominee. Same with Donald Trump. And voters don’t appear thrilled at the prospect: …
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Kas vain. Oon Atorox-ehdokaslistoilla. Parashan tuo avaruusmerirosvojuttu mun viimevuotisista on (kiitti toimittajillekin).

Kovaan seuraan sitä on päässyt, katsotaan miten siellä pärjää, mutta on tämäkin jo nyypältä ihan saavutus.
"Atoroxin ehdokaslista on valmistunut, listalla ovat seuraavat 20 novellia:
EDIT: Listalta poistettu novelli, joka ei täytä ehdokkuusvaatimuksia.

Oskari Rantala: Didin historiat (Portti 4/14)
Iisa af Ursin: Tulevaisuus kello kolme (Portti 4/14)
Tuukka Tenhunen: Ugrilainen tapaus (Spin 4/14)
R. Sammallähde: Seitsemäs tytär (Ursula 1/15)
Aleksi Peura: Potilas P (Usva)
Jussi Katajala: Korkea kiertorata (Korpin silmät kaiken näkevät)
Anne Leinonen: Tilastollisesti syyllinen (Pienen rasian jumala)
Magdalena Hai: Kaunis Ululian (Kristallimeri)
Mikko Rauhala: Kobayashin vartija (Kristallimeri)
Jussi Katajala: Pohjoistuulen tuolla puolen (Kristallimeri)
J. S. Meresmaa: Hyvä emo (Käärmeenliekit)
Magdalena Hai: Hänen kuvansa (Käärmeenliekit)
Heikki Nevala: Rungot kuin siivekkäät käärmeet (Käärmeenliekit)
Janos Honkonen: Itse ilma syttyi tuleen (Käärmeenliekit)
J. S. Meresmaa: Pirunkeuhko (Rillumapunk)
Juha Jyrkäs: Turvapaikka (Rocknomicon)
Magdalena Hai: Vainaansuo (Rocknomicon)
Janos Honkonen: Maailmanlopun meininki (Rocknomicon)
Mia Myllymäki: Talven lapset (Supernova)"


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Tähän vois tietty mainita että Kristallimertahan saa sekä kuolleena puuna että sähköisenä esim. allaolevien linkkien takaa. Kivijaloista Helsingissä ainakin Aavetaajudelta Kustaankatu 1:stä, josta myös paljon muuta suomalaista spefiä.

https://holvi.com/.../92b9f1c0a1c16e92e87931f19c2e42d9/
https://kirja.elisa.fi/ekirja/kristallimeri
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Nyt sitä saa.

Ympyrä sulkeutuu, itse kun alunperin vakuutuin Osuuskummasta Steampunk-antologioiden kautta. Nyt pääsi mukaan joukkoon kummaan.

Kiitokset toimittajille Anne Leinonen ja Mia Myllymäki asiantuntevasta säätöavuliaisuudesta.
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Eiköhän tuo tule tsekattua, vaikka täytyy myöntää että olen varsin skeptinen steampunk-antologioiden suhteen.
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