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Postby mistermack » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:20 pm

wikipedia wrote:The coal tit has the dubious distinction of having the largest number of bird fleas (Ceratophyllus gallinae) reported from a single nest, 5,754 fleas.
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Postby DRSB » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:20 am

DeepMind AI teaches itself chess from scratch in four hours, proceeds to beat previous champion

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Postby JimC » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:32 am

When an AI can teach a recalcitrant class of adolescents to solve quadratic equations, I'll bow down before our new masters...
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Postby rainbow » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:13 am

There are as many atoms in a grain of sand as there are grains of sand on all the beaches.
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Postby mistermack » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:06 pm

God sent his only son, Jesus, down here to live as a carpenter, and spread the message that he will come again and save us all.
And Jesus decided to do it by speaking in riddles.

Praise the Lord !
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Postby pErvinalia » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:16 pm

I wonder what sort of joinery they used for the cross, and whether Jesus rated it.
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Postby JimC » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:12 pm

A halving joint would be the most sensible, I reckon... :eddy:
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Postby mistermack » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:00 am

DRSB wrote:DeepMind AI teaches itself chess from scratch in four hours, proceeds to beat previous champion

https://www.techspot.com/news/72238-dee ... hours.html

Random chemicals evolved over 4 billion years to a point where they could make a machine that teaches itself chess from scratch to world champion level in four hours. (and invent the game of chess in the first place)
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Postby JimC » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:53 am

More importantly, those random chemicals evolved to be able to achieve the supreme goal of sentience across the Universe!

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Postby Brian Peacock » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:41 am

Modern footwear was invented in 1958 by a German leatherworker called Albert Shoe, whose designs were intended to be a cheap alternative to the products of the Illinois Booting Company.
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Postby mistermack » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:37 pm

Brian Peacock wrote:Modern footwear was invented in 1958 by a German leatherworker called Albert Shoe, whose design were intended to be a cheap alternative to the products of the Illinois Booting Company.

That one sounds a bit suspect. Is someone pulling your foot?

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Postby rainbow » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:53 pm

Mooning is virtually unknown on the moon.
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Postby pErvinalia » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:59 pm

You also can't have electrical circuits on the moon, as there is no earth point...
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Postby Rum » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:25 pm

If you put a raw egg and a small potatoes into boiling water one goes soft and the other hard. Incredible!
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Postby mistermack » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:38 pm

The last (legal) public hanging in the US.


On Aug. 14, 1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky, 20,000 people gathered around a scaffold to witness the public hanging of Rainey Bethea. A media frenzy ensued after some foul-ups in the execution. It would lead to nationwide changes and be the last public hanging in the country.
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