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the thing with Gawker comments right now

So after GifGate Gawker has re-instituted greyed out comments across Gawker Media, and instituted a system where you have to be followed by one of the blogs themselves for your comments to appear in black automatically. Otherwise, your comments have to be rescued by members of the Gawker media staff or (I… » 9/12/14 4:33pm 9/12/14 4:33pm

Even Watson's creators admit, when pressed, that Watson is not artificial intelligence in anything like the way it was originally and conventionally meant. Which is in keeping with the entire history of AI, one of the most profound failures in the history of human innovation. Not that you'd know it from our media. » 1/09/14 1:58pm 1/09/14 1:58pm

Boy, I wonder why college is so expensive

Summer break has arrived at Purdue University, where I am pursuing my doctorate. This summer, I am concentrating on studying for my comprehensive exams and sending out articles for publication, so my schedule is flexible. I've decided to use some of this unstructured time to exercise more often, by taking advantage of… » 5/07/13 4:00pm 5/07/13 4:00pm