'Human brain' supercomputer with 1 million processors switched on for first time by magnora7 in technology

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This is consistent with a new theory of consciousness being advocated by physicist Sir Roger Penrose and Dr. Stuart Hameroff. Penrose and Hameroff suggest that consciousness is something applied to the brain, not generated by it.

Came to the comments to mention Hammeroff. He's an anesthesiologist who thinks consciousness arises out of the quantum states of microtubules within the neuron. Basically, the brain is more a quantum antenna than a computer. Really fascinating stuff, and interesting that it comes from a guy who's an expert in turning consciousness off (and hopefully back on again).

The Video Game That Can Control Your Mind by Crazy_Bananas in conspiracy

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Oregon Public Broadcasting did a short segment on the Polybius arcade story about a year ago. I'll link if I can find it. Their conclusion was it had been a total urban legend, but that's exactly what THEY would want you to think isn't it? Some claim there is still a ROM of the game floating around somewhere on the dark web.

Apple and US Customs team-up to shakedown tech vlogger Louis Rossman by DrStrangelove in conspiracy

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Days after appearing on the CBC to expose Apples exorbitant repair costs for out of warranty devices, Rossman had a shipment of macbook batteries seized by US Customs. Coincidence?

How to Make a Faraday Cage for less than $5 | The Survivalist Blog by exPFCwintergreen in conspiracy

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1859 Carrington Event. A Faraday cage might save the electronics in your car, but unless you know of a gas station with manual pumps, your range would be the fuel in your tank.

The Government Is Blacklisting People Based on Predictions of Future Crimes by allie in conspiracy

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“Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.”

― Joseph Heller, Catch-22

The Government Is Blacklisting People Based on Predictions of Future Crimes by allie in conspiracy

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New Orleans has been experimenting with something similar on a more local level.

The Verge: NOPD Predictive Policing - Palantir

I have no idea if the no-fly-list uses this AI software as well, but I wouldn't doubt it. I do have a feeling we're going to be hearing a lot more about Palantir in the near future.

Presidential Alert just received on cellphones by magnora7 in whatever

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Little late to the party, but I wanted to add my experience. I received the alert on my current android phone as expected, but it also came through on an old iphone 4 that was not connected to wifi, had no simcard, no icloud, and no service. Interesting?

CEO of reddit openly says they are willing to use the data of It's users. They know all of our interests and dark secrets. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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FYI, this works like a charm: Nuke Reddit History Addon for Firefox.

Also, the title of that video is hilarious!

John Deere Just Swindled Farmers Out of Their Right to Repair by useless_aether in news

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The guy behind Open Source Ecology (Marcin Jakubowski) did a TED talk a few years ago. Absolutely inspiring, this is what the future should look like.

Need Apple/Mac Advice by Sunflower in technology

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I'm typing this on an old macbook pro running linux. I'm not aware of face id being required for anything yet, but that is definitely the direction apple (and everyone else) is going. If you are familiar with macOS I would recommend trying out Ubuntu.

It's pretty easy to create a live dvd or make a bootable USB drive and give linux a test drive without making any permanent changes to your computer.

If you decide you really like linux you can install it fully from the live dvd or usb drive.

No need to swap hard drives, but that's pretty easy too. All you need is a phillips head screwdriver (and maybe a torx driver). ifixit.com has tons of crowd sourced instructions and how-to videos.

AURA Statement about the Status of the Sunspot Solar Observatory at Sacramento Peak, New Mexico by DrStrangelove in conspiracy

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Legit explanation or a cover story? The statement makes no mention of the multiple other solar observatories webcams/feeds going offline.

Phase 3 Reddit Banout has Begun - TheBanout2018 by Tom_Bombadil in conspiracy

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WTF? So this is a "grassroots" pro-censorship movement? I was a little ashamed it took me till 2018 to nuke my reddit account, but now I feel ahead of the curve.

Screamin' Jay Hawkins — I Put a Spell on You by exPFCwintergreen in music

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Fun Facts: Hawkins and his band got black-out drunk while recording the original version of the song, which was subsequently banned from radio airplay for being too raw and overtly sexual (for 1950's America). It was later covered (often making the billboard top 100) by Nina Simone, Credence Clearwater Revival, Marilyn Manson, and sampled by Notorious BIG and LL Cool J among others. "I Put a Spell on You" is currently used as theme music for a number of Disney attractions.

Joe Rogan Meets Roe Jogan by magnora7 in funny

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Holy shit, this made my day.

Welcome to saidit! by magnora7 in WayOfTheBern

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Whoa, I had never read that article before. Excellent breakdown. Thanks for sharing!