Category Archives: Computers

The revolution will be televised, but on “mute”

Award-winning sf author Cixin Liu (The Three-Body Problem) has published a think piece in the NY Times Turning Points magazine on the rise of robotic systems and artificial intelligence.  His forecast is not a pretty one: “As A.I. whisks us from place to place … we will look out the windows, as unaware of its …

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Eagle Egg?

Beamer Book follower Shoshana has brought to our attention that if you open up a Mac’s Terminal utility and on Durin’s Day type the following: cat /usr/share/calendar/calendar.lotr you will be rewarded with a list of major dates associated with The Lord of the Rings. Terminal at Wellington, NZ Airport    

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