Yet Bernie Sanders wins! Wonder how the polls were so wrong?

Read all about it. Round 2 goes to the computer as well.

A huge milestone has just been reached in the field of artificial intelligence: AlphaGo, a program developed by Google’s DeepMind unit, has defeated legendary Go player Lee Se-dol in the first of five historic matches being held in Seoul, South Korea. Lee resigned after about three and a half hours, with 28 minutes and 28 seconds remaining on his clock. The series is the first time a professional 9-dan Go player has taken on a computer, and Lee is competing for a $1 million prize.

“I was very surprised,” said Lee after the match. “I didn’t expect to lose. [But] I didn’t think AlphaGo would play the game in such a perfect manner.” DeepMind founder Demis Hassabis expressed “huge respect for Lee Se-dol and his amazing skills,” calling the game “hugely exciting” and “very tense.” Team lead David Silver said it was an “amazing game of Go that really pushed AlphaGo to its limits.”

All hail our computer overlords!


I have to admit, I have never seen this before. And I hope I never see it again.

Found by MikeN

It appears Mitt Romney is thinking about jumping into the Republican race. For those who think it’s too late – maybe not.

In order to win the nomination a candidate has to get half the delegates. Delegates are committed to vote for their candidate only on the first round. If no one gets 1/2 then delegates can vote for anyone. The question as to what “anyone” means is still open, and there might be some rule changes going into the convention.

In order to stop Trump Romney is considering jumping in at the convention because it’s not just Trump. All the Republican candidates are a disaster and there’s doubt that any candidate will get to more than half. Romney apparently thinks they could unite around him, but that would mean completely ignoring 100% of the voters.

And Trump would likely launch a third party bid. Trumps pledge not to run as independent is conditional on the party not screwing him. And if he gets more votes than anyone else then not picking him is screwing him.

My only prediction that I’m standing by this year is that the election will be interesting and unusual. Might even rival the 2000 election.

Discuss ….


Why wait, lets get this over with!

  • Hillary Clinton
  • Donald Trump
  • I’m waiting to see Who the Libertarians Run
  • I’m sitting this one out


More polls: Free polls


Last week the Vermont Senate approved a bill that would legalize marijuana for recreational use in that state, authorizing the licensing and regulation of commercial producers and retailers. If the state House of Representatives follows suit, Vermont will be the first state to legalize marijuana through the legislature rather than the voting booth. Gov. Peter Shumlin, a Democrat, supports legalization and is expected to sign the bill if it passes the House, where its prospects are uncertain.

Like the legalization initiatives approved by voters in four other states, the Vermont bill, which passed the Senate by a vote of 17 to 12, would allow adults 21 or older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. Unlike most of those initiatives, it would not allow home cultivation. State-licensed growers and merchants could begin operating in 2018. The state would collect a 25 percent excise tax on marijuana, and pot stores would initially be barred from selling edibles. The bill creates a commission to study the possibility of allowing home cultivation and edible sales in the future.

This is a disgusting practice that has to end. If there was ever a boycott that I would support, it would be this one.

Linux is both the world’s best and worst operating system. If you’re running a server it’s the best. Linux gives you control, sort of. On the desktop however it totally sucks, and over time it’s getting worse.

Linux also, like the Mac is more of a religion where Linux followers praise new features that actually make the user experience worse. The community behaves more like a cult and seems completely disconnected from the reality of making something productive.

Linux is free and is actually not even worth what you pay for it. That’s why people actually are willing to pay for something else. If Linux paid you to take it it wouldn’t be any more popular than it is now.

Well, at least it’s not going to be yet another Bush! Burned through $150 million and has nothing to show for it.


I usually love Michael Moore movies but this one is his best. I really liked the movie. Really drives the point home that there’s a lot of room for improvement here in America.

Please clap.

I don’t know if he did it on purpose but today when Obama attacked Trump several times today in his press conference, I would think that would make Republicans want to vote for Trump. You know – anything Obama doesn’t want is what Republicans want.

My questions is – was he being smart or stupid? Do you think he figured that out?

I could have thrown it away years ago but my old Droid X is still in service. I have it Velcrod to the base of one of my monitors as a desk clock. It’s basically running 2 apps. One is the clock app with seconds showing and the other is an NTP app to keep the clock precise. In my world 8:59:59 and 9:00:01 are very different times and this is very useful.

Additionally in my bedroom I have a Droid Maxx that has wireless charging and sits in a wireless charging cradle. On that phone I’m running a night clock app with alarm clock and can speak the time by double tapping the screen. In the morning I pick it up a read the news online so it’s my morning newspaper as well. And with Google Voice I can make phone calls if I need to.

So – don’t throw that old cell phone away. They can become excellent clocks.

Looking for a new company for my online trading. ETrade sucks. Sometimes that send you notifications for margin calls, sometimes they don’t and just sell off your stock without any warning. I called them up to give them the chance to make it right and they refused to do so. So I’m moving my account.

I don’t reward stupid, so I’m wondering what people here think.

UPDATE: After several weeks eTrade restored my stocks without comment. I did threaten to sure them. And this article might have helped.

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