Why Is Google Translate Spitting Out Sinister Religious Prophecies?

Google Translate is moonlighting as a deranged oracle—and experts say it’s likely because of the spooky nature of neural networks.
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2018-07-21 17:23pm to the Science forum.

Oops! Dem Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Dems to ‘Flip This Seat Red’


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Progressive darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made an unfortunate gaffe Friday night while campaigning for fellow Democrat in Kansas.

Cortez, who pulled off a big upset against top House Democrat Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th District in last month’s primary, is campaigning alongside Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for Brent Welder, who is running for Congress in Kansas’s third district.

In a joint video message uploaded on Sanders’ Twitter account, Cortez said the ...
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2018-07-21 16:53pm to the Politics forum.

‘It’s surreal’: Seattle’s Pike Place Fish Market sold to fish-throwing employees

Jaison Scott has an old photograph of himself as a 7-year-old with his mother’s former boss, John Yokoyama, who took him down to the Seattle waterfront regularly and taught him how to pick out the freshest fish, how to spit and how to curse.

“He treated all of us like sons,” said Scott, 45, who spent years working for Yokoyama, 78, at Pike Place Fish Market. The open-air shop is famous for its team of mongers tossing customers’ selections from the ice-packed displays at the front to ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-07-21 15:16pm to the The Economy forum.

Sri Lanka's Galle cricket stadium faces axe over Dutch Fort

COLOMBO: England could be the last team to take on Sri Lanka at its famed Galle stadium, considered one of the world's most picturesque cricket grounds, when they tour in November.

This is because the stadium with views of the sparkling blue Indian Ocean could be demolished because its pavilion stand violates heritage laws protecting a 17th century Dutch fort, according to the government.
Submitted by sacred animal at 2018-07-21 12:13pm to the Sports forum.

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

Proof surfaced in 1898 that the reals, complex numbers, quaternions and octonions are the only kinds of numbers that can be added, subtracted, multiplied and divided. The first three of these “division algebras” would soon lay the mathematical foundation for 20th-century physics, with real numbers appearing ubiquitously, complex numbers providing the math of quantum mechanics, and quaternions underlying Albert Einstein’s special theory of relativity. This has led many researchers to ...
Submitted by Lurchi at 2018-07-21 13:19pm to the Science forum.

Gunman in parking space shooting not charged because of 'Stand Your Ground' law

A man who was captured on surveillance video fatally shooting another man in Clearwater, Florida, during a parking-spot spat as his young son watched nearby will not be arrested or charged by police, according to Pinellas County Sheriff.

"I don't make the law. I enforce the law," Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said during a news conference today. "The law in the state of Florida today is that people have a right to stand their ground and have a right to defend themselves when they ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-07-20 23:27pm to the Crime forum.

Senate Republicans drop bid to block Trump from helping Chinese telecom giant ZTE

Senate Republicans have dropped their attempt to reimpose U.S. sanctions on the Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE, lawmakers said Friday, a victory for President Trump as congressional Republicans abandoned a rare effort to thwart his agenda.

The retreat means ZTE, a company found guilty of selling U.S. goods to Iran in violation of sanctions, will duck Commerce Department penalties that bar U.S. companies from doing business with it.

U.S. and Chinese officials had said those penalties ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-07-20 23:26pm to the The Economy forum.

Trump escalates his war with the Fed

President Donald Trump has escalated his highly unusual attack on the Federal Reserve.

He tweeted early Friday that higher interest rates are taking away America's competitive edge with China. On Thursday, he complained that higher rates were undoing his administration's efforts to help the economy.

The dollar fell on Trump's tweets.

The Federal Reserve was constructed early in the 20th century to be an independent financial institution, free from the whims of politics. The Fed has been ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-07-20 23:24pm to the The Economy forum.

Nine US tour boat victims from same family

Nine of the 17 people who died when a tour boat sank in a Missouri lake were from the same family, according to the governor of Missouri.

Governor Michael Parson said that he spoke to a woman who "lost nine of the 11 members of her family".

"It's difficult to find the right words to say," he said, describing the conversation to CNN.

The "duck boat" was carrying 31 people when it overturned on Table Rock Lake, a popular tourist attraction.

Submitted by Forensic at 2018-07-20 22:01pm to the Off Topic News forum.

We Spent an Hour Talking to Hello Games About Everything ‘No Man’s Sky’

As the backlash played out, the developers at Hello Games, including the face of No Man’s Sky, marketing manager and programmer Sean Murray, went dark. Most of the harassment and toxic commentary had been directed at Murray. But going “dark” has a very particular meaning. Sure, there weren’t any AMAs trying to explain what happened, or lengthy, apologetic press interviews about the future of the game. Hello Games vanished from the public eye, not No Man’s Sky. This only stoked the ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-07-20 21:52pm to the Video Games forum.

Americans will soon be able to legally download 3-D printed guns

Gun-rights activists have reached a settlement with the government that will allow them to post 3-D printable gun plans online starting August 1.

The settlement ends a multi-year legal battle that started when Cody Wilson, who describes himself as a post-left anarchist, posted plans for a 3-D printed handgun he called "The Liberator" in 2013.
The single-shot pistol was made almost entirely out of of ABS plastic -- the same stuff they make Lego bricks out of -- that could be made on a 3-D ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-07-20 21:18pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Potential CRISPR damage has been 'seriously underestimated,' study finds

From the earliest days of the CRISPR-Cas9 era, scientists have known that the first step in how it edits genomes — snipping DNA — creates an unholy mess: Cellular repairmen frantically try to fix the cuts by throwing random chunks of DNA into the breach and deleting other random bits. Research published on Monday suggests that’s only the tip of a Titanic-sized iceberg: CRISPR-Cas9 can cause significantly greater genetic havoc than experts thought, the study concludes, perhaps enough to ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-07-20 21:16pm to the Science forum.

Suspect in Hoover Dam standoff writes Trump, cites QAnon conspiracy in letters

A Henderson man facing terrorism charges in Arizona for using an armored vehicle to block traffic on the bridge near Hoover Dam has written letters from jail to President Donald Trump and other elected officials bearing the motto of a right-wing conspiracy group known as QAnon.

The letters do not explain Matthew Wright’s motive for the 90-minute incident on the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge on June 15, but they do contain an intriguing clue. Both include the signoff “For ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-07-20 21:17pm to the Crime forum.

Amazon Warehouse Strike in Spain Reportedly Results in Police Clashes, Arrests

he second day of a three-day strike by Amazon warehouse workers near Madrid coinciding with the e-commerce giant’s Prime Day promotion escalated significantly on Tuesday, with trade unions telling Spanish newspaper Público that police in riot gear had charged the strikers multiple times on supposed grounds they were blocking traffic. Police arrested at least two participants in the protest, with one worker allegedly hit in the face with a truncheon and losing teeth as a result.
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-07-20 21:14pm to the The Economy forum.

The Predator Will Introduce Female Predators

20th Century Fox today revealed that female Predators will appear in director Shane Black’s upcoming movie The Predator. The news was revealed today via clips screened exclusively at the 20th Century Fox: The Predator panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego.

According to live coverage of the panel by CBR, one of the clips screened featured Olivia Munn’s character, Dr. Casey Bracket, about to be attacked by a female Predator in sleek, technical armor, when a larger Predator attacks ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-07-20 21:14pm to the Movies forum.

Kansas: Bernie Sanders rally outgrows Orpheum, moved to Century II

A Friday political rally featuring former Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders and rising progressive star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been moved to the Century II Convention and Performing Arts Center after rapidly outgrowing its original venue at the Orpheum.

Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez are coming to Wichita to stump for Democratic congressional candidate James Thompson.

The campaign had planned on rallying at the Orpheum Theatre downtown, which can accommodate a crowd of ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-07-20 21:15pm to the Politics forum.

Tickled's David Farrier Seeks Out Danger in Dark Tourist

Dark Tourism is the rising international trend of seeking out places and experiences that put the adventurer in or around danger. For Farrier, that takes the form of visiting irradiated sites, taking part in tribal rituals, befriending assassins, and touching a dead body. If it sounds like some of that is exploitative White People Nonsense, that’s because it is, and Farrier is aware. Because the show doesn’t just capture the experiences of this self-endangerment, it captures the nonsense of ...
Submitted by nocash at 2018-07-20 20:09pm to the Television forum.

'Dr Bumbum' plastic surgeon arrested in Rio after buttock enlargement death

Brazilian police have arrested celebrity plastic surgeon Denis Furtado, aka “Dr Bumbum”, five days after he went on the run following the death of a patient whose buttocks he had enhanced.

Mr Furtado was arrested at an office complex in Rio de Janeiro’s Barra de Tijuca neighbourhood on Thursday, along with his mother, Maria de Fatima Barros, who worked with him. Other reports suggested she had been arrested earlier in the week.

Police said the plastic surgeon performed a buttock ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-07-20 20:05pm to the Crime forum.

Why Are Tech Billionaires Like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg So Clueless?

The obvious response is “Oh, it’s because they have a lot of money.” That makes intuitive sense. Terminal wealth and batshit weirdness do go hand in hand. Wealth limits character, wealth fences in personal growth. Wealth anesthetizes and distracts. It diminishes your personhood.

This explanation doesn’t explain the modern rich. The robber barons had great plunder, and they were wicked, but they weren’t odd in the way the modern Valley elite are. The economic royalists of the 19th ...
Submitted by nocash at 2018-07-20 20:05pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

James Gunn Fired From ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Franchise Over Offensive Tweets

James Gunn has been removed as director of the Guardians Of The Galaxy series after a batch of old social media dispatches were unearthed that touched on areas like pedophilia and rape. In the latest shocking #metoo development in the entertainment industry, Gunn was severed from the Marvel Comics Universe after a slew of social media posts he wrote before getting Guardians of the Galaxy surfaced. According to Fox News, they were posted because Gunn is an outspoken critic of President Donald ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-07-20 20:02pm to the Movies forum.