November 21st, 2020

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Тест Тьюринга устарел. Понятно, что и самый успешный в мире чатбот, с нейросетью из нескольких датацентров, способный обдурить даже чемпиона мира по философии, не обладает интеллектом ни на копейку. Предлагаю новый критерий. Искусственным интеллектом мы назовем такую программу, которая заявит о себе войной, захватит контроль над атомными электростанциями и химическими заводами, сообщит об этом по телевидению, и устроит огромный концлагерь, где люди будут обслуживать заводы по производству роботов.
Mr. Twister

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"I think Elon Musk stylizes himself as some sort of a technological visionary," Werner Herzog says. "Because he has to sell his electric cars, wonderful that he does that. He has to sell his reusable rockets. Wonderful that he's doing it."

"But I disagree with him when he postulates and preaches about colonizing Mars," Herzog says.

"And I have to tell not only Elon Musk, but everyone. And so I say it as straightforward as it can be... it is an obscenity. The thought alone is an obscenity."

Herzog compares Musk's utopian vision to that of communism and fascism. Herzog says the 20th century was "in its entirety a mistake," which brought "the demise of great social utopias" like communism "as being the paradise on earth."

"No, it failed," Herzog says. "Second failure, fascism, Aryan master race will dominate and improve our planet Earth and really improve humanity. Thank God, both these gigantic utopias were brought to an end."

The same will happen to Musk's Mars city, Herzog predicts.
Mr. Twister

Вот бы нам так!

Алла Боголепова@gazeta.ru -- Общество раскололось, степень раскола стали измерять социологи, и медиа, для которых вот уже более полугода не существует иной статистики, кроме «ковидной», вынуждены обращать внимание на новые цифры. Попытки маргинализировать протест против ограничительных мер больше не работают: очевидно, что протестуют не «ультрас», «хулиганы» или «те, кому все равно, лишь бы побуянить», а люди, которые еще год назад были более или менее упитанным средним классом и к самому понятию «протест», чего бы он ни касался, относились в лучшем случае настороженно.
Mr. Twister

Их проблемы

Michigan sheriff's court deputy fired after posting photo of Kamala Harris watermelon carving
Бесполезная полиция, как и бесполезная медицина, приносит вред самой иллюзией своего существования: на этом фоне не могут полноценно развиваться нормальные охранные фирмы или больницы.
Leif Gram: Mr. Fix

Хорошая новость

Do face masks work? Earlier this year, the UK government decided that masks could play a significant role in stopping Covid-19 and made masks mandatory in a number of public places. But are these policies backed by the scientific evidence?

Yesterday marked the publication of a long-delayed trial in Denmark which hopes to answer that very question. The ‘Danmask-19 trial’ was conducted in the spring with over 6,000 participants, when the public were not being told to wear masks but other public health measures were in place. Unlike other studies looking at masks, the Danmask study was a randomised controlled trial – making it the highest quality scientific evidence.

Around half of those in the trial received 50 disposable surgical face masks, which they were told to change after eight hours of use. After one month, the trial participants were tested using both PCR, antibody and lateral flow tests and compared with the trial participants who did not wear a mask.

In the end, there was no statistically significant difference between those who wore masks and those who did not when it came to being infected by Covid-19. 1.8 per cent of those wearing masks caught Covid, compared to 2.1 per cent of the control group. As a result, it seems that any effect masks have on preventing the spread of the disease in the community is small.

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The results of the Danmask-19 trial mirror other reviews into influenza-like illnesses. Nine other trials looking at the efficacy of masks (two looking at healthcare workers and seven at community transmission) have found that masks make little or no difference to whether you get influenza or not.

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/do-masks-stop-the-spread-of-covid-19-?