Saturday, July 23, 2016

Pilots are getting automated sooner than we think

New York has obtained a confidential document from the Malaysian police investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that shows that the plane’s captain, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, conducted a simulated flight deep into the remote southern Indian Ocean less than a month before the plane vanished under uncannily similar circumstances. The revelation, which Malaysia withheld from a lengthy public report on the investigation, is the strongest evidence yet that Zaharie made off with the plane in a premeditated act of mass murder-suicide.
The document presents the findings of the Malaysian police’s investigation into Zaharie. It reveals that after the plane disappeared in March of 2014, Malaysia turned over to the FBI hard drives that Zaharie used to record sessions on an elaborate home-built flight simulator. The FBI was able to recover six deleted data points that had been stored by the Microsoft Flight Simulator X program in the weeks before MH370 disappeared, according to the document. Each point records the airplane’s altitude, speed, direction of flight, and other key parameters at a given moment. The document reads, in part:

Nice work Prof Zeev

Business Insider: Bar-Zeev, who recently joined Israel’s Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research after completing his postdoc work at Yale University, is an expert on biofouling, which has always been an Achilles’ heel of desalination and one of the reasons it has been considered a last resort. Desal works by pushing saltwater into membranes containing microscopic pores. The water gets through, while the larger salt molecules are left behind. But microorganisms in seawater quickly colonize the membranes and block the pores, and controlling them requires periodic costly and chemical-intensive cleaning. But Bar-Zeev and colleagues developed a chemical-free system using porous lava stone to capture the microorganisms before they reach the membranes. It’s just one of many breakthroughs in membrane technology that have made desalination much more efficient. Israel now gets 55 percent of its domestic water from desalination, and that has helped to turn one of the world’s driest countries into the unlikeliest of water giants.

Xi PingPong and his piles of mud.

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has completed production of the world's largest amphibious aircraft after seven years of work, which it plans to use to perform marine rescue missions and fight forest fires, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Hillary attempts inverse reverse discrimination to pander to old white men

Hillary Clinton Selects Tim Kaine, a Popular Senator From a Swing State, as Running Mate

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Students pay more, enrollment goes down

Pokeyman reminds me of BankerBot

CBSNews  on Oliver Stone's reaction to Pokeyman Go:
Stone, as it turned out, had plenty to say on the matter. "It's a new level of invasion," Stone said of the game. "Nobody has ever seen, in the history of the world, something like Google, ever. It's the fastest-growing business ever, and they have invested huge amounts of money into what surveillance is, which is data-mining. They're data-mining every person in this room for information as to what you're buying, what it is you like, and above all, your behavior." So what does all that have to do with Pokemon Go? Stone was happy to elaborate.
"Pokemon Go kicks into that. It's everywhere. It's what some people call surveillance capitalism. It's the newest stage," he said. "You'll see a new form of, frankly, a robot society, where they will know how you want to behave and they will make the mockup that matches how you behave and feed you. It's what they call totalitarianism."
Bold face mine.  the mockup, it is your typical moves. Oliver is a smart kid, that is exactly what the bots do, they find and model the typical you.  Then they have you and the model co-adapt about that typical  motion.  We will do this because we maintain a partitite graph, as best we can.  We find that partite graph on the encode/decode tree, the Huffman encoded version of you that generates your typical moves from random noise taking paths through a copression/decompression graph.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Texas rejects New York Republicanism, Secession jitters mount

National Convention on Wednesday night without endorsing the party's nominee, Donald Trump, and exited the stage to loud boos from the crowd.
Most of Cruz's speech seemed well-received by the crowd at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, but once it became clear that the former 2016 presidential candidate would not endorse Trump, the crowd started booing.
Not only did Cruz neglect to endorse Trump, but he also told the audience to vote their conscience in November.
It's either Trump or the public sector socialists from California take over, once again.

Soros, you are not even close

NYRB: Most of the building blocks for an effective asylum system are available; they only need to be assembled into a comprehensive and coherent policy. Critically, refugees and the countries that contain them in the Middle East must receive enough financial support to make their lives there viable, allowing them to work and to send their children to school. That would help to keep the inflow of refugees to a level that Europe can absorb. This can be accomplished by establishing a firm and reliable target for the number of refugee arrivals: between 300,000 and 500,000 per year. This number is large enough to give refugees the assurance that many of them can eventually seek refuge in Europe, yet small enough to be accommodated by European governments even in the current unfavorable political climate.
George needs to include Italy and North African refugees, nor do you count the catastrophe in the middle east when oil is in deflation.  The EU is going to subsidize up to 30 million, at least; otherwise they are headed north. 

Erdogan has gone full paranoid

Reuters: Turkey will announce emergency measures on Wednesday to try to shore up stability and prevent damage to the economy as it purges thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia after an abortive coup.
Around 50,000 soldiers, police, judges, civil servants and teachers have been suspended or detained since the military coup attempt, raising tensions across the country of 80 million which borders Syria's chaos and is a Western ally against Islamic State.
Academics were banned from traveling abroad on Wednesday in what a Turkish official said was a temporary measure to prevent the risk of alleged coup plotters in universities from fleeing. State TRT television said 95 academics had been removed from their posts at Istanbul University alone.
Sounds like early onset Iraqism for the Turks

Economists behaving badly

Brexit doom and gloom warnings after saying the British economy will grow faster than Germany and France 

  • International Monetary Fund originally predicted post-Brexit recession
  • But has now announced that economy set to grow by 1.7% this year
  • Ukip MP Douglas Carswell has now labelled IMF officials as 'clowns' 

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