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by Neville
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: How important is fitness in survival instances?
Replies: 37
Views: 3309

Re: How important is fitness in survival instances?

People have different versions of "fit". I don't think there's a huge advantage in being super muscular with ultra low body fat. That type of body morphology burns up a LOT of calories on a daily basis and won't perform without that fuel. These are guys who work out on the machines or free-weights n...
by Neville
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: The Firearm is Always Loaded!...
Replies: 14
Views: 1148

Re: The Firearm is Always Loaded!...

In our home we have no kids or mentally impaired people, so we take it one step further. House rule... if you can access it without going through a lock, it is most definitely loaded because we intentionally load them. Explanation is as follows: If I need a gun for home/self-defense, I don't need an...
by Neville
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: RVs
Replies: 62
Views: 6294

Re: RVs

Yes i have a 25' travel trailer that is towed by my 4wd BOV. This combo gives me a lot of options. I retrofitted it with a mondo battery bank and solar panels for off grid camping. I spend 4-5 weeks a year living in it and have been quite comfortable. Though it is a different lifestyle. It provides ...
by Neville
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: The BIG Generator Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 2163

Re: The BIG Generator Thread

I have had a pair of Honda EU2000i generators and the 30 amp tandem panel for several years. They have run reliably on routine maintenance and done everything that needed to be done, including AC in my travel trailer. Downside is they aren't cheap generators. Upside is they aren't cheap generators. ...
by Neville
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7180
Views: 261300

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms rela

Just came home with a Ruger 10/22 Takedown (Mica Bronze). http://www.tacticalcreations.com/assets/images/IMG_20170717_113230371_HDR-640x360.jpg https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore.com/prodimages/39243-DEFAULT-l.jpg http://www.firearmsguide.com/images/news/2017/1022takedownmicabronzestock.jpg htt...
by Neville
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 872
Views: 33352

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

From burger flipper to Dr House M.D., Skynet is coming for our jobs - Want a Diagnosis Tomorrow, Not Next Year? Turn to AI https://www.wired.com/story/ai-that-will-crowdsource-your-next-diagnosis?mbid=social_fb The online system, known as the Human Diagnosis Project, allows primary care doctors to p...
by Neville
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 872
Views: 33352

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

You want fries with that? Robot burger-flipper takes quintessential "entry-level" job. No doubt they will have one for the french fries before you know it. Prototype pilot program now in operation... scheduled to be rolled out to the rest of the chain in 2 years. You still need a "kitchen manager" t...
by Neville
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 872
Views: 33352

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

True, most people in the middle ages didn't possess the ability to read for example, but that wasn't because they weren't capable of reading, it was because they hadn't been taught how... the same way most folks these days don't know how to milk a cow, skin and tan leather, or cobble shoes for examp...
by Neville
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 872
Views: 33352

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

People will want and need a way to achieve their goals in life without becoming idle wards of the state. They will want/need some kind of productive endeavor in which to apply themselves, something that people can do better than robots. Or that only people can do... a list which will become smaller...
by Neville
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 872
Views: 33352

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

How are you going PAY for it all? That seems to be the question from the OP. You have no job. Your spouse has no job. Your kids have no job. Your parents have no job. Where are you going to get the money? Exactly. Technological change can drive economic and social change. If robots and automated sy...
by Neville
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 872
Views: 33352

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

How long until a Robot Does Your Job? Experts weigh in... maybe sooner than you think. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/607970/experts-predict-when-artificial-intelligence-will-exceed-human-performance/ https://d267cvn3rvuq91.cloudfront.net/i/images/ai-takeover.png?cx=0&cy=0&cw=1000&ch=419&sw=118...
by Neville
Sun May 28, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 872
Views: 33352

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

Phone really does watch... or at least listen. I popped a many-years-old dvd of "I Am Legend" into my old portable (dumb) dvd player while out on a camping trip. Didn't mention watching it to anyone. But my phone was in the room, not "active" but turned on, just sitting there like normal. Next day I...
by Neville
Wed May 24, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 872
Views: 33352

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

Well, that escallated quickly! Google's AI Is Now Creating Its Own AI http://www.iflscience.com/technology/google-ai-creating-own-ai/ https://www.wired.com/2017/05/googles-alphago-levels-board-games-power-grids/?mbid=social_fb When you have an AI that is capable of coding AI on par with the best cu...
by Neville
Wed May 10, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 872
Views: 33352

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

Robots of one type, transferring skills to a robot of a completely different type. Next step will be teaching themselves without human interference. The Little Robot That Taught the Big Robot a Thing or Two https://www.wired.com/2017/05/little-robot-taught-big-robot-thing-two/?mbid=social_fb The res...
by Neville
Tue May 09, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 872
Views: 33352

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

New neural net breakthrough in language processing/translation: Facebook’s New AI Could Lead to Translations That Actually Make Sense https://www.wired.com/2017/05/facebook-open-sources-neural-networks-speed-translations/?mbid=social_fb Facebook’s approach relies on neural networks, complex mathemat...
by Neville
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 872
Views: 33352

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

The robot scabs are coming to take your jobs http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/15/opinions/the-robot-scabs-are-coming-to-take-your-jobs-howard-opinion/index.html If you live in a developed or rapidly developing nation, you and your children will grow old in a world in which most people will not work, becau...
by Neville
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 872
Views: 33352

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

Intent on winning drunken bar bet, PhD researcher goes home and (still drunk) codes first AI neural network that teaches itself. "Worked on the first try," he says "lucky, otherwise, I might have given up." https://www.wired.com/2017/04/googles-dueling-neural-networks-spar-get-smarter-no-humans-req...
by Neville
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 872
Views: 33352

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

One step closer to the AI singularity: Google Develops Radical New Chip Optimized for Neural Net AI http://www.pcworld.com/article/3187914/data-center-cloud/google-says-its-ai-chips-smoke-cpus-gpus-in-performance-tests.html http://core0.staticworld.net/images/article/2016/05/tpu-2-100661805-large.jp...
by Neville
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: preppers choice for Antibiotics?
Replies: 51
Views: 6757

Re: preppers choice for Antibiotics?

Expiration dates on medication are bogus provided the medication is kept in a cool dark place. This is not opinion, it's a verified fact. The reasons they have expiration dates is not because the medications go "bad" (though in extended storage they may gradually decline in potency, requiring large...
by Neville
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: preppers choice for Antibiotics?
Replies: 51
Views: 6757

Re: preppers choice for Antibiotics?

In my case, I'm nursing what feels like a bout of pneumonia , something I experienced a few years ago for the first time, and it's pretty clear what I need . It sounds like what you need is the Pneumovax 23 pneumonia vaccine. Just sayin'. We got ours 10 years ago, my wife got her re-up this past ye...
by Neville
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: So what endangered round is going to outlive you?
Replies: 32
Views: 1342

Re: So what endangered round is going to outlive you?

300 Savage and .35 Remington are good bets. Nothing wrong with either of these. The guns chambered in these rounds, with proper care, will last a lifetime of shooting. Still on the shelves after almost 100 years... that's not a bad run and I doubt they're done yet.
by Neville
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 872
Views: 33352

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

The robots don't have to herd us or tap us like copper-tops for them to start having a big impact on how we live our lives and plan our futures. This article is a fantastic read. Chaeconomica: Rise of the Robots https://runesoup.com/2017/02/chaeconomica-rise-of-the-robots/?utm_content=bufferdab2e&ut...
by Neville
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 872
Views: 33352

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

MPMalloy wrote: This is a dark view.
It most certainly is.
by Neville
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 872
Views: 33352

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

Masses of unemployed people with no hope of ever getting a job? That's how revolutions are born. It might not be a risk if money-based economies are done away with, but I don't see that happening at the same rate as automation. Technology development moves a hell of a lot faster than social change ...

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