Stop worrying, Skynet isn’t coming (yet)

                Every bloody newspaper started commenting and debating various AI achievements, from Microsoft’s rogue twitter-bot to Google’s go champion, citing experts in physics, acting and engineering on how close we are to a Doomsday black Friday. Well, I’m quoting the words of cat-death: “Nah!”.  There’s a reason AI is nowhere close in our future – it already happened, like a decade ago or more. No? Actually, yes. They’re really afraid of strong AI, the one that’s the closest to the function of the human brain. The one I’m talking about is Windows, and it just ain’t the only one. You think I’m joking? Nope. Continue reading

Hoo boy, them movies

               After reading up on it, I think I won’t go see Batman V (really, you ran out of letters?) Superman. I’ve seen Deadpool and the latest Star Wars in full glory and .. I mean, come on, I have to offend some people by saying there’s a few (more than a few, actually) things I don’t like about The Force Awakens. I loved Deadpool though, I think with less blood and less brains flying into the air it would have been perfect. No, the jokes stay. You know why I won’t be going to BvS? Darkness. Continue reading

Yes, yes, now you’re getting it

               A new article in Techcrunch called “Disrupting the wrong stuff” just made my day. It’s better written than all my posts and yet, in half a page, manages to prove my point. Yes, mon ami, that’s the whole point. Stop wasting time and money on free internet and USB sticks and hoverboards and start bloody curing cancer, ending global hunger, stop dealing with dictators and other human rights violators and bloody increase the quality of all our lives regardless of country, religion or skin color. You know, the stuff that nobody wants to deal with… I mean, if a bloody movie like Deadpool (which I sort of like) that hasn’t even touched the China market and hasn’t screened in bloody 3D (which I hate almost as much as stupidity and/or vegan diets) can make 750 million dollars on a 58 million dollar budget, hell, everything’s possible. Then again, 50 shades of bloody grey made 500+ million worldwide, so maybe we’re really that bloody stupid and completely miss the point.

Pointless things

               Now, I don’t know what to say – should I laugh? Should I cry? Wired reported (a month ago, but it’s new to me) that two non-profit organizations apparently put together a scheme to combat North Korea’s dictatorship by sending them usb sticks with western movies and TV shows. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, do these people have any functioning neurons left? No, not the Koreans, but them god fearing Americans who came up with this crap… First of all, 99% of those currently residing inside North Korea have no computers. Like, at all. And the computers they do have, run a specialized, custom-made operating system that possibly lacks most codecs needed for such an operation. So those donated USB sticks with movies and stuff would only benefit his shortness and maybe a few of the elite, not to mention the fact that if wiped, they could be easily resold on the black markets of Asia. Now, think about it, did Kim Jong-un plant a few of his spies in those organizations and issued them orders to make him more money? Because that’s the only explanation I get for using good hardware they could sell again, untraceable to them, hardware that is or maybe isn’t securely erased (in which case hello espionage my good friend) filled with movies the average citizens pays money to buy, loading those up on carrier pigeons or something similar and sending them into a country without computers, internet access or up to date video/audio codecs. Hell, it’s easier to plant them a virus this way than to overthrow their dictatorship, since you know the PC users are most likely the elite rulers.. Holy shit, people, get a grip on reality, why don’t you..

Well, there it is

… once again, I managed to completely miss humor in my stories. Damn! Continue reading