Freedom of the Press matters

LINK :: December 21, 2018

In the era of narcissist charlatans like Trump, we have to remember that attacking the press is not ok at any situation. The free press is the very foundation of democracy, and if someone's trying to discredit it, you can be pretty sure they are not up to anything good.

New MacBook is so hot; it's literally on fire!

new-macbook-is-so-hot-its-literally-on-fire

LINK :: July 26, 2018

Apple finally released a more powerful configuration of MacBook Pro this year, rocking Intel Core i9 processors. But the stress tests ran by YouTuber "Dave Lee" show vast amounts of thermal throttling and heat issues, forcing the processor to scale down to levels even lower than it's base clock speed! However, that's not a surprise really, considering how slim and thin those MacBooks are.

Anyway, Apple just addressed the situation by releasing a software patch which is claimed to solve the problem. Of course, I'm doubtful about that.

Can we build AI without losing control over it?

LINK :: January 25, 2018

Scared of superintelligent AI? You should be, says neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris -- and not just in some theoretical way. We're going to build superhuman machines, says Harris, but we haven't yet grappled with the problems associated with creating something that may treat us the way we treat ants.

How Science can answer moral questions

LINK :: January 5, 2016

Sam Harris, who's one of my favorite writers and speakers, explains his view on morality and how moral questions should be reached out and answered. If you are interested in the topic, better have a look at his book - The Moral Landscape - too.