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Scientists Abandon AI Project After Seeing The Matrix

Scientists at MIT’s Advanced Machine Cognizance Project announced Tuesday that, after seeing the final installment of the Matrix trilogy, they will cease all further work in the field of artificial intelligence…. “I saw Revolutions with my 12-year-old son Eric,” Markovitch said. “He saw the look of worry on my face and said, ‘Dad, don’t be scared. It’s only make-believe.’ I had to tell him, ‘No, son, it’s what your father…

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Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary: Origin

Mary Mary quite contrary, How does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockle shells And pretty maids all in a row. The origins are steeped in history… The Mary alluded to in this traditional English nursery rhyme is Mary Tudor, or Bloody Mary, who was the daughter of King Henry VIII. Queen Mary was a staunch Catholic and the garden referred to is an allusion to graveyards which were…

The Allegory of the Cave

And if they were in the habit of conferring honours among themselves on those who were quickest to observe the passing shadows and to remark which of them went before, and which followed after, and which were together; and who were therefore best able to draw conclusions as to the future, do you think that he would care for such honours and glories, or envy the possessors of them? Would…

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I rolled a two – and got a ghetto stash

At the turn of the century a Maryland Quaker, Lizzie Magie, was trying to develop a game that would illustrate the inequities of capitalism and promote a popular “single tax” movement led by Henry George. A century ago this month she received a patent for The Land lord’s Game; the illustration in the US Patent Gazette is eerily similar to Monopoly. | The Landlord’s Game became a Quaker pastime; over…