Monthly Archives: July 2015

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Šogad Jaunatnes dziesmu un deju svētkos no visas Latvijas Rīgā tika savesti 13 tūkstoši bērnu, kuriem, apģērbtiem nacionālajos tautas tērpos, grandiozos kopkoros bija jādzied latviešu tautas dziesmas. Ļoti simboliski: latviešu bērni ir Latvijas nākotne un šī valsts ir izveidota priekš … Continue reading

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Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking Among Hundreds to Urge Ban on Military Robots

Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, along with hundreds of artificial intelligence researchers and experts, are calling for a worldwide ban on so-called autonomous weapons, warning that they could set off a revolution in weaponry comparable to gunpowder and nuclear arms. … Continue reading

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Elite, voters, democracy?

The US has always had a large fraction of uninformed voters.  On some level I think that is an inevitable result of expanding the franchise.  Playing political theorist here, one could imagine a system under which the only people who … Continue reading

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Economic system

My toy economic system: A village with 6 people: a farmer, a baker, and a shoemaker, each with one assistant.  With their assistants, the farmer grows enough wheat to keep the baker supplied, the baker bakes enough bread to keep … Continue reading

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Par cilvēka “slinkajām” smadzenēm

Vai jūs esat ievērojuši, ka jo vecāks kļūstat, jo ar mazāku prieku ķeraties pie darba, kurš nav pierasts vai ir saistīts ar lielu uzmanības koncentrāciju un nezināmu iemaņu apgūšanu? Atklāšu jums mazu noslēpumu: iemīļoto avīžu (autoru) lasīšana, darbs labi zināmā … Continue reading

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Dārgi izmaksā tāds blīkšķis…

Žēl, ļoti žēl, ka nav vairs tautā populāro kupleju sacerētājs – Jānis Dreslers. Kurš gan nezina tādu divrindi no četrām – Dārgi izmaksā tāds blīkšķis, Kontuzēts līdz plecam īkšķis… Man gan šoreiz noder tikai divi pirmie vārdi – Dārgi izmaksā… … Continue reading

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Scientists Build Case for ‘Sixth Extinction’ … and Say It Could Kill Us

Even conservative calculations show the world is in the midst of a sixth mass extinction that’s being caused by our species — and is likely to lead to humanity’s demise if unchecked, scientists reported Friday. The scientists’ analysis, published in the … Continue reading

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Bill Gates’ nuclear firm plans hot, salty push into power

The nuclear power firm being hailed by Bill Gates as the answer to mankind’s future energy needs is planning a proprietary approach to an old atomic idea to further its global ambitions. TerraPower is an offshoot of patent holding company … Continue reading

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