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James Cameron Warns of 'The Dangers of Deepfakes'

Slashdot reader DevNull127 shares this transcript of James Cameron's new interview with the BBC — which they've titled "The Danger of Deepfakes." "Almost everything we create seems to go wrong at some point," James Cameron says... James Cameron: Almost everything we create seems to go wrong at some point. I've worked at the cutting edge of visual effects, and our goal has been progressively to get more and more photo-real. And so every time we improve these tools, we're actually in a sense...
Tags: Tech, Bbc, Bill Gates, Skynet, James Cameron, Occam, James Cameron Warns


How Calamari Ended Up On Tatooine In The Book Of Boba Fett: An Investigation

This article contains spoilers for the latest episode of "The Book of Boba Fett."Like any story told in the sprawling "Star Wars" universe, "The Book of Boba Fett" has left us with plenty of intriguing details and questions to ponder. Chief among them remains the fascinating tension at the core of this new spin-off series, particularly when it comes to depicting Boba Fett as the ruthless bounty hunter of the original trilogy versus this new "Man with a code" version who clearly has rules, a cons...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Alan Moore, Spock, Sherlock Holmes, George Lucas, Nicolas Cage, Boba Fett, Jeremy Irons, Hutt, Occam, Pig, Kessel, Tatooine, Mos Espa


And Just Like That, The Other Shoe Dropped

Coming out can be excruciatingly difficult, totally simple and uneventful, or anywhere in between. For some, it's dangerous and can actually be life-threatening, while for others it's liberating. In situations like Miranda's (Cynthia Nixon), it's likely to have a drastic impact on her family, forever changing her life.The December 30 episode focused primarily on Miranda, and it's a good thing it did; the writers stopped tiptoeing around Nixon's queerness, actively including it in the show. She a...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Television, Movies, Rock, Harry, Kyle Maclachlan, Miranda, Samantha, Steve, Diwali, Madhur Jaffrey, Charlotte, Rose, Cynthia Nixon


Create your own mental model and logical fallacies. How to start thinking critically.

“Fact-checkers are just fake authorities anointed by the media, according to fact-checkers.” How to think critically: (mental models and logical fallacies) Whenever possible, confirm the “facts.” “Fact-checkers are just fake authorities anointed by the media, according to fact-checkers.” — @naval Authorities can make mistakes. Don’t fall for the “arguments from authority fallacy.” “In science there are no authorities; at most, there are experts.” — Carl Sagan Survival of the f...
Tags: Business, Carl Sagan, Don, Occam, Hanlon, ConsumerTech, Thethreadmill


How cognitive biases sabotage our productivity

In the 1970s, two Israeli psychologists Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman concluded that human beings work against what favors them the most. There are about 100 cognitive biases – persistent mental errors – that distort our decision-making in all sorts of ways every day. These mental errors shape our lives every day in ways big and small. Let’s learn about 7 such cognitive biases that sabotage our productivity. The Mere Urgency Effect a.k.a. Why we let unimportant tasks take over our days...
Tags: Business, Daniel Kahneman, Occam, Amos Tversky, Eisenhower Matrix, Zeigarnik Effect, FWD:Ideas


Who Is The Second Green Goblin In The Spider-Man: No Way Home Trailer?

Why have just one internet-breaking "Spider-Man" trailer when two will do? The second trailer for "Spider-Man: No Way Home" officially broke the multiverse wide open, revealing once and for all that the MCU's Peter Parker will, in fact, go up against a handful of alternate universe foes. The alternate universes these formidable antagonists hail from, of course, precede the introduction of Holland's take on the character. Thanks to directors Sam Raimi and Marc Webb's prior "Spider-Man" franchises...
Tags: Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, News, Sony, Franco, James Franco, Emma Stone, Holland, Harry, Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, Marvel Studios, Gore Verbinski, Sandman, Zendaya, Peter


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Tags: Comics, Occam


Truth is elusive, but it isn’t evasive

There is almost certainly life on other planets in the universe. And, by definition, there are flying things that are difficult to identify. But it doesn’t follow that unidentified flying things are spaceships with aliens in them. There are definitely conspiracies all around us. And, by definition, organizations often do things that are difficult to explain. But that doesn’t mean that all of those actions are the result of a conspiracy. The modern era of UFO-ology began in 194...
Tags: Leadership, Uncategorized, Truth, Loch Ness, Seth Godin, Occam


Truth is elusive, but it isn’t evasive

There is almost certainly life on other planets in the universe. And, by definition, there are flying things that are difficult to identify. But it doesn’t follow that unidentified flying things are spaceships with aliens in them. There are definitely conspiracies all around us. And, by definition, organizations often do things that are difficult to explain. But that doesn’t mean that all of those actions are the result of a conspiracy. The modern era of UFO-ology began in 194...
Tags: Uncategorized, Truth, Branding, Loch Ness, Seth Godin, Occam


Truth is elusive, but it isn’t evasive

There is almost certainly life on other planets in the universe. And, by definition, there are flying things that are difficult to identify. But it doesn’t follow that unidentified flying things are spaceships with aliens in them. There are definitely conspiracies all around us. And, by definition, organizations often do things that are difficult to explain. But that doesn’t mean that all of those actions are the result of a conspiracy. The modern era of UFO-ology began in 194...
Tags: Leadership, Uncategorized, Truth, Loch Ness, Occam


Truth is elusive, but it isn’t evasive

There is almost certainly life on other planets in the universe. And, by definition, there are flying things that are difficult to identify. But it doesn’t follow that unidentified flying things are spaceships with aliens in them. There are definitely conspiracies all around us. And, by definition, organizations often do things that are difficult to explain. But that doesn’t mean that all of those actions are the result of a conspiracy. The modern era of UFO-ology began in 194...
Tags: Uncategorized, Truth, Branding, Loch Ness, Occam


The Most High-Tech AK You Can Get? Occam Defense AKs

In this episode of TFBTV Show Time, James Reeves interviews Brian Keeney, the founder and president of Occam Defense, about their ultra-high-tech precisions AKs – fun fact, no Occam AK leaves the factory shooting larger than 2 MOA groups. Brian explains how Occam does what it does and how they are distinguished from the rest […] Read More … The post The Most High-Tech AK You Can Get? Occam Defense AKs appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Brian, Moa, Occam, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, TFBTV, James Reeves, Occam Defense, Brian Keeney


Clearing Up Simplicity: The Fallacies Of Occam’s Razor

Cited widely in science, but often misunderstood, for some it’s invaluable, hinting at profound truths about the nature of knowledge. For others it’s worse than useless. – Prospect
Tags: Art, Ideas, Occam


With sales momentum, Bookshop.org looks to future in its fight with Amazon

If Gutenberg were alive today, he’d be a very busy angel investor. With book sales booming during the COVID-19 lockdowns last year, the humble written word has suddenly drawn the limelight from VCs and founders. We’ve seen a whole cavalcade of new products and fundings, including algorithmic recommendation engine BingeBooks, book club startups like Literati and the aptly named BookClub, as well as streaming service Litnerd. There have also been exits and potential exits for Glose, LitCharts and ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Ecommerce, Books, Microsoft, Tech, Epic, Silicon Valley, Glose, Hunter, Andy Hunter, Occam, Gutenberg, Literati, Bookshop


What is static electricity? We may finally have an answer

This article was originally published by our sister site, Freethink.Somewhere on Northwestern's campus may be the answer to a 2600-year-old mystery: exactly where static electricity comes from. Every known material creates it, and it is often disproportionately powerful compared to the amount of energy it takes to create. Yet, amazingly, this everyday electrical phenomenon had no widely accepted scientific explanation — perhaps, until now.The solution, hidden in a dense thicket of math, was crea...
Tags: Physics, Innovation, Electricity, Laurence, University of Minnesota, Purdue, Wu, Lin, Occam, McAlpine, Mizzi, Alex Lin, Michael McAlpine, Christopher Mizzi, Chris Mizzi, Wenzhuo Wu


Weekend reading: Rebalancing portfolios in the real world

What caught my eye this week. T wo diligent bloggers took a run at the subject of rebalancing portfolios this week. First up – in a tour de force that could give our own @TA a run for his carefully husbanded money – Occam Investing dove deep into the fabled ‘rebalancing bonus’, where investors see extra returns from regularly rejigging their asset allocation. The post concludes that while such a rebalancing windfall is obviously welcome, the bonus cannot be banked on in the real-world: Am I pe...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, UK, England, China, Marketing, US, America, Bbc, Atlantic, Warren Buffett, Mark Boyle, Don, Vanguard, Ben


Though it is newly respectable, the Wuhan lab theory remains fanciful | David Robert Grimes

Conspiracy theories on origins distract from tackling the pandemic and boost tawdry blame gamesIn the storm of disinformation since the emergence of Covid-19, the assertion that the virus is human-created has lingered on the fringes. This outlandish conjecture, once confined to conspiracy theorists, has undergone a renaissance after Joe Biden’s insistence that scientists should investigate the possible lab origins of Covid. From Vanity Fair to the Washington Post, the theory has been given a ven...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, China, World news, Joe Biden, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, Occam, David Robert Grimes, Coronavirus, Covid From Vanity Fair


Ghost Guns by Mark A. Tallman (five stars): Book Review

Ghost Guns by Mark A. Tallman (five stars): Book Review Image courtesy Dean Weingarten U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The new book Ghost Guns by Mark A. Tallman is a very well-researched, well-written book on the topic of homemade, craft, artisanal, and small shop production of firearms, and the implications of the use of advanced technology to facilitate the production of so-called ‘Ghost Guns’. These firearms are made without the pre-approval of the modern regulatory state. Ghost Guns by Mark A....
Tags: Guns, Book Review, Department Of Defense, Arizona, Occam, Tallman, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team, Ghost Guns, Mark A Tallman


Design Psychology and the Neuroscience of Awesome UX

Website design combines elements of artistry and business savviness, but it also incorporates elements of psychology and neurology. The principles of proper UX design as you know them rely on our understanding the human mind and how it reacts to certain stimuli. Some of the principles are intuitive, while others require more thorough research into the subject. If you’re wondering about the impact of psychology and neuroscience on UX, we’ve compiled a few of the most notable principles that conne...
Tags: Business, Sales & Marketing, Right Now, Don, McDonald, Occam, Nick Brown


Citizenship, Civil Rights, and the (Grass)Roots of Constitutional Revolution

For the Symposium on Kate Masur, Until Justice Be Done: America's First Civil Rights Movement, From the Revolution to Reconstruction (W. W. Norton & Company, 2021). William J. Novak             In an influential article on “History and the Social Sciences,” Richard Hofstadter set an imposing standard for judging the best historical work.  Channeling the anxieties of every historian, Hofstadter criticized both traditional narrative histories where authors “rarely hesitate to retell a story tha...
Tags: America, United States, Ohio, Charles, South Carolina, Branding, Guest Blogger, Social Sciences, John Bingham, Scott, James Madison, Masur, Occam, University of Michigan Law School, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Hofstadter


Top 20 Digital Marketing Blogs to Follow in 2021

Here’s a quick, comprehensive list of top digital marketing blogs that you can consider for this year! MOZ Nurtured by Rand Fishkin and Gillian Muessig, Moz has grown up to be the best resort for all our SEO issues. It is a ray of hope for many novices and trained professionals as one can always learn. Moz has launched many SEO tools, of which some of them are accessible to everyone. It has changed the outlook towards not so talked about SEO genre of digital marketing. The founders of Mo...
Tags: Google, Business, Instagram, Ebay, India, Marketing, Blogs, CMO, Ppc, United States, House Of Representatives, United Nations, Cmi, Digital Marketing, Rand Fishkin, Neil


'Mushrooms on Mars is a Hoax. Stop Believing Hacks'

Several science web sites are strongly disputing a China-based journal's claim that time-lapse photos of Mars show growing mushrooms. TNW Neural headlined their story "Mushrooms on Mars is a hoax — stop believing hack 'scientists'" If you believe those images demonstrate fungus growing on Mars, I'm about to blow your frickin' mind. Check out this pic. You see that? To heck with fungus, that's an entire highway growing out of the sand in front of a moving bus. You can clearly see that the Eart...
Tags: Australia, China, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Clarke, Mars, Cnet, Scmp, Joseph, Jian Li, Occam, Flannery, Monash University, University of Minnesota Morris, Queensland University of Technology


The nomological argument for the existence of God

The nomological argument for the existence of God comes from the Greek nomos or "law," because it's based on the laws of nature.There are pragmatic, aesthetic, and moral reasons for regularities to exist in nature.The best explanation may be the existence of a personal God rather than mindless laws or chance. Here's a new version of an old argument for the existence of God. It's called the "nomological argument," after the Greek nomos or "law," because it's based on laws of nature.Suppose that...
Tags: Science, Laws, Innovation, Philosophy, God, Newton, Ott, Oxford University Press, Occam, Robert Sullivan, Tyler Hildebrand, Friederich, NASA JPL Caltech Space Science InstituteAccording, Thomas Metcalf, Ott Patton, Nature Oxford University Press


Weekend reading: Vaccinated

What caught my eye this week. I got the call to be vaccinated against Covid this week. I admit that being in the midst of reading about super-rare blood clots linked to certain Covid vaccines at the exact time didn’t fill me with joy. But as Tim Harford says in the Financial Times: An educated guess, based on UK data, is that being vaccinated with the AstraZeneca jab carries a one-off risk of death of one in a million — not much higher than the risk of dying in an accident while travelling to...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Hong Kong, UK, London, Marketing, Bbc, NHS, Oxford, Cornwall, Astrazeneca, Rightmove, University of Oxford, Jeff Bezos, Halifax, Vanity Fair


Occam’s Razor And The Dunning-Kruger Effect

Why do we make things more obtuse, more complicated than they need to be?
Tags: Law, California, Legal Ethics, Occam, Jill Switzer, Dunning-Kruger effect


Why did Medium's algorithm offer porn to Joe Biden? What a mystery!

We talked about the problems at Medium yesterday, here. Today, I'm seeing an article at The Verge —  "The Mess at Medium" — and it begins with some material that doesn't really have much to do with the rest of the article — which is about the problems paying writers enough within the business model of the publishing platform that is Medium. But it's really funny — one of these "mysteries" that has an answer that's so obvious that you only need Occam's Razor to solve:Last week, a partnerships man...
Tags: Law, Obama, White House, Joe Biden, United States, Bob Dylan, Naked, Pornography, Bob, Biden, Kamala Harris, Medium, The Web, Dylan, Occam, Ann Althouse


"Fixating on the R number isn’t real science/The pandemic response should be based on judgment, not a figure that’s only an educated guess."

Writes Ed Conway at The London Times.  Science is a discipline predicated on constant doubt and reassessment and contemplating the evidence through alternate prisms...Taking a number, stripping it of context and uncertainty and using it to justify policy is something else altogether.  The economist Friedrich Hayek had a word for it, “scientism”, a kind of bastardisation of science which amounted to “the pretence of knowledge”. He was writing in the mid-20th century about socialist governments a...
Tags: Law, White House, Wikipedia, US, Statistics, Vietnam, Bad Science, Kennedy, Newton, Oval Office, McNamara, Occam, Friedrich Hayek, Robert McNamara, Goodhart, Ed Conway


Imagine being blind and trying to attend a virtual event. Try that next time you stage one.

How do you make a virtual event accessible for people who are blind or visually impaired? When I started work on Sight Tech Global back in June this year, I was confident that we would find the answer to that question pretty quickly. With so many virtual event platforms and online ticketing options available to virtual event organizers, we were sure at least one would meet a reasonable standard of accessibility for people who use screen readers or other devices to navigate the Web. Sadly, I was ...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Microsoft, Youtube, Tech, Accessibility, Ada, Dmitry, Matt King, Occam, NVDA, Fable, Google Form, Techcrunch Include


Bad News On The Compensation Front — See Also

Leading From Behind: DLA Piper is shorting associates out of Fall bonuses because they're not "followers." But It Could Be Worse: Norton Rose is using associate salaries as a bargaining chip. Occam's Razor: California seems convinced that one-third of applicants probably cheated on the bar exam as opposed to, say, an overly aggressive and glitchy algorithm flagged people for no reason. Continuing Harm: Lawsuit over discarded porn. Because 2020.
Tags: Law, California, Dla Piper, Norton Rose, Occam, See Also, Compensation Front


Optiland

Many of you have heard of Russell Impagliazzo's five worlds from his 1995 classic A personal view of average-case complexity In short Algorithmica: P = NP or something "morally equivalent" like fast probabilistic algorithms for NP. Heuristica: NP problems are hard in the worst case but easy on average.Pessiland: NP problems hard on average but no one-way functions exist. We can easily create hard NP problems, but not hard NP problems where we know the solution. Minicrypt: One-way functions exist...
Tags: Seo, Occam, NP, GPT, Lance Fortnow, Russell Impagliazzo, Impagliazzo, Optiland



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