COMPUTERS SMARTER THAN YOU

CAN YOUR COMPUTER LEARN ALL YOUR BAD HABITS?

MANY YEARS BACK WHEN THE PHYSICAL  COMPUTER WAS JUST IN INFANCY MODE, I PURCHASED A

STATE OF THE ART RADIO SHACK ELECTRONIC CHESS SET. 

YOU CAN PLAY WITH A LIVE BODY OR IF THERE’S NO ONE AROUND YOU CAN PLAY THE COMPUTER AS YOUR OPPONENT.

BUT, THAT’S OK, HOW HARD COULD IT BE? A PERSON PROGRAMMED THE MACHINE SO TO ME, IT WOULD BE THE SAME.

THERE WERE 1 TO 10 LEVELS. IST LEVEL, PIECE OF CAKE AND AS IT GOES UP THE LEVELS, THE HARDER IT WAS. ONE THING I NOTICED, WHEN I WAS CLOSE TO WINNING THE GAME, FUNNY THINGS WOULD START TO HAPPEN.

WHEN I GOT LUCKY ENOUGH TO GET IT IN CHECK AGAIN, THE GAME WOULD JUST TURN OFF. I’M THINKING, DID I HIT A WRONG BUTTON? DID SOMEBODY DISCONNECT THE POWER?

I HAD THAT STUPID CHESS GAME IN CHECK.

AND IT STILL DIDN’T DAWN ON ME.

THE FEW TIMES I HAD MY COMP-OPPONENT IN CHECK, I NOTICED THAT IT WAS THE COMPUTERIZED CHESS GAME THAT WAS GOING TILT, SHUTTING DOWN. THIS GAME BOARD COMPUTER, IT DIDN’T LIKE TO LOSE.

I WOULD GO SO FAR AS TO SAY, IT WAS LEARNING MY MOVES, MY HABITS, IT WAS ON TO ME LIKE A WET BLANKET.

THAT COULDN’T BE RIGHT, it’s ONLY A STUPID CHESS GAME. Eh

I GUESS I’M WATCHING TOO MANY STAR WAR MOVIES.

FAST FORWARD TO TODAY

FAST FORWARD TO TODAY AND THE NEW COMPUTERS ARE PROGRAMMED TO LEARN YOUR HABITS, “MAKING THINGS BETTER FOR THE CONSUMER” they say.

MAYBE THEY DO AND MAYBE THEY DONT

GO ONLINE (WWW) AND SOME COMPUTER, AND PROBABLY YOURS, IS SQUEALING ON YOU!

TELLING EVERYBODY IN THE WORLD, THIS IS WHAT I HAVE  BEEN LOOKING UP AND THE NEXT TIME YOU GO ON THE WEB, (FUNNY HOW IT HAPPENS), UP COMES EVERYTHING YOU’VE BEEN INQUIRING ABOUT FOR THE LAST WEEK.

GOOD THING OR BAD THING

YOU BE THE JUDGE.

MY POINT WOULD BE IF YOU USE THAT SAME TECHNOLOGY IN DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS, YOU COULD GET ENTIRELY DIFFERENT RESULTS LIKE I WROTE IN MY POST “THE OTHER ROOM”.

TECHNOLOGY IS A WONDEROUS THING.

IT WILL BE A SCARY THING WHEN THESE “MACHINES” GET SMARTER AND THEY WILL, JUST KEEP ON LEARNING AND OUR BRAINS, WELL —–

JUST GET MORE AND MORE  ……. PICKLED FROM NOT BEING USED.

SO, YOU BE THE JUDGE.

THIS IS ONLY A MOVIE, BUT IT DOES HAVE GOOD ACTORS.  .. I ROBOT

a couple of  more fun movies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0jhCZ_lo3Y

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Friday FUNNY Day

 

 On Fridays I’m going to put a joke, saying or a bit of wisdom on my site to lighten up the end of your hard work week.

I say, …  let’s start your WeekEnd with a Funny.

and I will try and keep the jokes clean.

PLEASE remember the intent is to not offend any group, religion or people. They are just funnies and if you do not find them that way, please don’t read my jokes. I didn’t come up with these funnies, I’m just passing them along.

My intent is honorable and in no way want to offend anyone.

You have to have a few Beer to get the humor in some of these jokes, so come back a different day, and you’ll get it.

Sometimes I will read a joke and laugh my head off, other days I could read the same joke and not find it funny at all…  again, depending on what mood you’re in, but this is a fun duo, Cheech and Chong movie to watch. They made 3.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheech_%26_Chong

 

Remembrance Day Must See Movies

Remembrance Day is past now in date, but I had to write this anyway.

That day we honored our Fallen and brothers in arms for all their sacrifices.  TV documentaries, war movies are as close as many of us will see about the horrors of war and in most cases it all has to do with our side and what our service people have been through, that’s ok.  But I have to wonder with all these conflicts there is the other side that is going through the same emotions, went through the same hell as our soldiers.  You read the daily news about North Korea and all these other hot spots in the world and it is a constant reminder that wars will not go away. Technology rapidly changes but our mentality, well ……   IT JUST DOESN’T.

So there I sat, not physically well that day so I was watching a couple of old war flicks as a reminder of the fallen. Some are very interesting movies from across the pond that you might not have seen before. Very doubtful these movies were ever made in Hollywood; they portray ordinary people, thrown  into a conflict that they have no control over, these people have the same 24 hrs, 7 days a week, they have families that love them, they are fathers, mothers. They hurt the same way as you and me. So I picked these movies to remind me that there is nothing glamorous about war on either side and I think these movies portray just that. There is a message to be learned in some of these films.

I had to share these titles with anybody interested in the, stories about the other side.

  • (Das Boot)    meaning “The Boat” in German WW2 flick .. Old movie about U boat Submarine crew, it was quite popular around 1980’s
  • (The Front Line)    North and South Korean War and how many died over a “hill”.
  • (My Way)   (must see) War film about what 2 soldiers went through during the time
Japanese occupation of Korea and then into the big war.