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77 years. Interests: Contemporary society problems, quality of life, happiness, understanding and changing ourselves - everything based on scientific evidence. Artificial Intelligence Foundation Latvia, http://www.artificialintelligence.lv Editor.

Nuclear Fusion and Fossil Fuels

Version 10 of Wednesday, April 22, 15. In his Washington Post column published December 20. George F. Will presented an optimistic view of controlled nuclear fusion as a potential efficient and clean energy source to replace fossil fuels. Fusion is … Continue reading

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How three MIT students fooled the world of scientific journals

Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL April 14, 2015, http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2015/how-three-mit-students-fooled-scientific-journals-0414 In recent years, the field of academic publishing has ballooned to an estimated 30,000 peer-reviewed journals churning out some 2 million articles per year. While this growth has led to more scientific … Continue reading

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Latvija: neatkarības mijkrēslis. Okupācija

Ilgas Gores un Aivara Strangas 1992.g. izdota grāmata, pildīta ar faktiem un norādēm uz dokumentiem. Neatkarīgās Latvijas valsts pastāvēšana bija ļoti īsa…  Jau 1939.g. 2. oktobrī sarunā ar V. Munteru Maskavā J.Staļins atklāti pateica, ka pēc gaidāmā līguma noslēgšanas “katram … Continue reading

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Grāmata par kapitālisma uzbūvi, būtību, attīstību un vēsturi

http://www.rusinst.ru/docs/books/V.Yu.Katasonov-Kapitalizm.pdf https://infoagentura.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/gramata-par-kapitalisma-uzbuvi-butibu-attistibu-un-vesturi/ Šai grāmatā autors sev ir uzstādījis mērķi apdomāt esošās kapitālistiskās sabiedrības uzbūves un attīstības tendences. Pirmkārt šai ziņā ir domāta tā sabiedrība, kura vairākus gadsimtus atpakaļ izveidojās Rietumu valstīs (t.s. „zelta miljarda” valstīs). Bez tam tā ir sabiedrība, … Continue reading

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Nepārmet sev

ASV psihoterapeita Daniel J. Siegel grāmatā ‘Mindsight’ (Apzinātība) plaši izgaismota ne tikai paša ārsta pieredze sadarbībā ar daudziem pacientiem daudzu gadu laikā, bet aprakstīts, kādas ‘likstas’ mums sagādā daudzās smadzeņu darbības īpatnības, kā tās ‘darbojas’, un kā mēs varam sākt … Continue reading

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Path to Machine Intelligence

The idea of machines that operate on the principles of the human brain has been around for more than fifty years. However, for most of the history of artificial intelligence, progress has been measured by how well machines solve particular … Continue reading

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On Human Nature

E.O. Wilson wrote that genetically we have inherited our genes from hunter-gatherer tribes, and we  are not suited to the completely new environment we have created. It looks that the problem is bigger. Our survival instinct withholds us from thinking … Continue reading

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A War Well Lost

Sam Harris and Johann Hari discuss the “war on drugs”: http://www.samharris.org/ So I think things are absolutely ripe for ordinary democratic citizens to demand this thing. The polling shows overwhelmingly that people know the drug war has failed. They know it … Continue reading

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Beethoven Symphony No 9 Furtwängler BPO March 1942

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHlPC3CAZ20 Wilhelm Furtwängler conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor op 125. This recording was made in Berlin, recorded live 22-24 March, 1942. 1. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso … Continue reading

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Thou shalt not steal

https://askleo.com/why_cant_the_poor_just_pirate_software/?awt_l=Iy69g&awt_m=Irv.FRw0LJdfbL Mēs, padomju cilvēki, esam mācīti un pieraduši zagt. Padomju laikā tā bija ‘goda, slavas un varonības’ lieta. Un tagad, Rietumu cilvēki mums saka (skat. komentārus angļu val.): zagšana ir zagšana, tev nebūs zagt! Mēs redzējām, kā zaga Irākā pēc … Continue reading

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26 charts and maps that show the world is getting much, much better

The press — and humans in general — have a strong negativity bias. Bad economic news gets more coverage than good news. Negative experiences affect people more, and for longer, than positive ones. So it’s natural for things like Russia’s incursion … Continue reading

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Kā veidot mākslīgu intelektu?

Imants Vilks. Džefa Hokinsa grāmatas “Par intelektu” apskats 16.05.2012 Lai izveidotu mākslīgu intelektu, vispirms dziļi jāizprot cilvēka smadzeņu darbība. Piedāvājam amerikāņu zinātnieka Džefa Hokinsa skatījumu uz šo problēmu 2002. gadā ASV inženieris, izgudrotājs un zinātnieks Džefs Hokinss (Jeff Hawkins) nodibināja … Continue reading

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The Terminator Is Not Coming. The Future Will Thank Us.

By Jeff Hawkins, Founder, Numenta The 21st century is a watershed time in human evolution. We are solving the mystery of how the brain works and starting to build machines that work on the same principles as the brain. We … Continue reading

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Russia’s militaty options

Summary Editor’s Note: As part of our analytical methodology, Stratfor periodically conducts internal military simulations. This series, examining the scenarios under which Russian and Western forces might come into direct conflict in Ukraine, reflects such an exercise. It thus differs … Continue reading

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FLIGHT CONTROL: Boeing’s ‘Uninterruptible Autopilot System’, Drones & Remote Hijacking

Shawn Helton 21st Century Wire Following the apparent ‘vanishing act’ of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, many investigators and researchers began to question the likelihood of such an event happening in today’s high-tech world. At 21WIRE, we’ve also looked into the unprecedented … Continue reading

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People’s moral

“People are as moral as they can afford to be and as immoral as they can get away with being.” Alfred P. Doolittle and P.J O’Rourke. Same applies to nations. Anne We are multifaceted: when we engage in a war, we … Continue reading

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Religion Without God

Unitarianism emerged in early modern Europe from those who rejected a Trinitarian theology in preference for the doctrine that God was one. By the 19th century, however, the Unitarian church had become a place for intellectuals who were skeptical of … Continue reading

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When Things Happen That You Can’t Explain

People believe what they believe for a range of reasons, but one of the most puzzling — at least for those who have not had events like these — is an explanation from personal experience. Such moments have cherished roles … Continue reading

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What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to … Continue reading

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Consciousness In The Cosmos: Perspective of Mind: Douglas Hofstadter

http://www.bizcharts.com/stoa_del_sol/conscious/conscious2.html This posting will discuss the views of Douglas Hofstadter who is Professor of Computer Science and Cognitive Science at Indiana University. Hofstadter approaches the “Mind” from the perspective of the computer sciences, in that there are both hardware and … Continue reading

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Wittiest Sex Quotes Ever

Wittiest Sex Quotes Ever | Psychology Today Sexual humor helps us laugh at our baser instincts: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolution-the-self/201105/wittiest-sex-quotes-ever Wittiest Sex Quotes Ever | Psychology Today// // <!– googletag.cmd.push(function() {“Anybody who believes that the way to a man’s heart is through his … Continue reading

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Nothing but the truth

The trustworthiness of a web page might help it rise up Google’s rankings if the search giant starts to measure quality by facts, not just links THE internet is stuffed with garbage. Anti-vaccination websites make the front page of Google, … Continue reading

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Role of Wages of the Common Worker in Oil Prices, Collapse

http://ourfiniteworld.com/2015/02/25/role-of-wages-of-the-common-worker-in-oil-prices-collapse/#more-39649 In their book Secular Cycles, Peter Turchin and Surgey Nefedof point out the important role falling wages of the common workers played in early collapses. I got to thinking that this might be an issue with our current situation … Continue reading

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Skaistums

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Seeking the Truth about Ukraine

February 20, 2015, marks the one-year anniversary of the heinous slaughter of protesters and police by neo-Nazi snipers who transformed a relatively peaceful protest against Ukraine’s democratically elected president, Viktor Yanukovych, into a violent anti-Russia coup. To this day, the … Continue reading

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