Wednesday, August 30, 2023


 I've been reading up on this, listening to lectures, watching videos.

It's getting to where you wonder how many jobs AI can make redundant,
what will be left for intelligent and skilled people to do.

Minor example from BBC is that the expertise of London cabbies was
critical to their business, it took years to really get familiar with the
mixture of streets there.  Same would be true for Boston and other
places.  Now the cab has a GPS in it and the driver only has to know how
to follow directions.

Kids cheating on essay assignments is already very well known and schools
are trying to figure out what to do about it.

There have been nice examples of how clever the AI program can be.  For
instance, ask for and 800 word article on why it was a truly terrible
thing for the USA to ever get involved with the war in Viet Nam and what
the terrible results were.  Then ask for an 800 word article on why it
was so important for the USA and what the positive results were.

You get two essays, both in excellent English, with very well structured
arguments and references that leave little doubt as to how correct each
is.  Both will have at least some elements of factual truth in them.
Only an expert historian could go through them and show why one is less
correct or more correct than the other, where the inputs have some bias
or inaccuracies in them.

An educational firm is using AI to create tutoring programs for students.
 So far the results have been really excellent, the students have all
benefited from the help of the tutoring.  This sounds great, but my
suspicious mind wonders if someone writing an AI tutor for students
studying history could build in a bias to slant how that history is
taught.  I bet it's possible, next thing you know kids are learning,
slowly and subtly, that Marxism is really a great idea.  Or that racism
and atrocities make up more of US history than anything else.

How far can the creative capacities of the more advanced AI programs go?
I have no firm idea.

AI controlled machines have lots of possible applications.  How about a
real hot point, AI controlled fighter planes?  Now the aircraft doesn't
need the weight of a life support system or escape mechanisms, can take
high G turns that a human cannot, and has faster reflexes than any human.
 Would flying such crafts against human pilots be like a wolf in a herd
of sheep?  How about compact low profile tracked vehicles with a
specialized anti-tank weapon like the 30mm gun in the A-10, that can
scream up fast from the side or rear of enemy tanks to take them out,
night or day, rain or shine?

What I'm sure of is that we are on the very edge of a huge change in the
world in lots of ways.  But I cannot really imagine with any clarity
where this will take us.  Various science fiction writers have explored
some of this.  When they get into how advanced technology can be used to
really, really control people..... it gets scary.  And it's already
started in China with the millions of facial recognition cameras and the
AI system that tracks everyone.  Will 2084 be so much more than Orwell's
1984 was?  Or maybe even sooner.

Just something to think about.....


Americans Are Being Gaslit Over Gun Research

 Americans Are Being Gaslit Over Gun Research

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Actually, Joe, All Your ‘Objectives’ Were Failures

Actually, Joe, All Your ‘Objectives’ Were Failures
Here's a list of what he should actually apologize for

Monday, August 21, 2023

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard


Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard

I enjoyed the movie some time ago. On the theory that the book is always better, I picked up a copy. It was. This is a dashing account of the Boar war adventure that made Churchill a household name in Britain and beyond, and assured the political career that saved not only Britian but western civilization. Full of the self-confident derring-do you expect of Churchill, it reads like a thriller. His escape from the Boars was full of risk and the most incredible good luck that makes one think Churchill really did have a star that watched over him. This is not only an interesting piece of history, but a thriller to read.


 Great discussion by Riley, and a bonus is the next link which is about women owning guns.


Video on the Hunter coverup.


In the first several minutes of this video from a congressional hearing,
a reporter details her investigation of the Hunter laptop and the
articles she wrote about it, and then how an entire apparatus of
government and social media and other media swung into action to totally
suppress the information.  All of which has subsequently been proven to
be valid.

I think this is important for people to see, to understand just how
twisted the system has become, how whether you call it "deep state" or
Leftist conspiracies or utterly indefensible partisan acts by people
supposedly sworn to the truth, we as citizens have been let down, to say
the very, very least, by people who should know better.  For me it
indicates a huge, compelling need to elect people who will actually start
doing whatever it takes to drain the swamp, if we want this nation to
continue to exist as the beacon of freedom it used to be.


Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Saturday, August 12, 2023

The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity by Douglas Murrey


The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity by Douglas Murrey

The book lays open the craziness infecting American culture: The struggle within the gay movement between those who want to be accepted by society and those who want to be in your face. The contradictions of the “Raciel Justice” movement. The struggles within feminism and the fight between feminists and transwomen. The examples he cites are heartbreaking and infuriating. I highly recommend this book.


Robert A. Hall, Amazon Author

“Quotes for the Conservative heart.

In the Company of Soldiers: A Chronicle of Combat by Rick Atkinson


In the Company of Soldiers: A Chronicle of Combat by Rick Atkinson

Atkinson is the best-selling author of the WWII in Europe trilogy, An Army at Dawn, The Day of Battle, and The Guns at Last Light. During the invasion of Iraq, he was embedded with the 101srt Airbourne division, specifically with the CO, MGen David Petraeus. This put him close to both command and the action. His take on Petraeus is very interesting. For those who want to know more about how it feels at the sharp end, I recommend this book.

Disney Continues To Collapse As Multiple Revenue Streams Spiral Down The Toilet


Disney Continues To
Collapse As Multiple Revenue Streams Spiral Down The Toilet

Thursday, August 10, 2023

The slow fall of Tony Fauci

 It's taken quite a while, but bit by bit various things have come out.

Like his helping fund the Wuhan lab where they were doing "gain of
function" work on viruses.  Like his coordinating others to support the
wildlife origin theory and actively suppress the lab leak theory.  Like
his serious over statements about how masks would keep us safe.  Like how
when others said there could be massive crowds for social justice
protests, but you couldn't go to church he remained very silent about how
seriously unscientific such thinking was.  He did a great wise old
super-doc impression, but he didn't really do anything that helped us all
very much, and I would argue he supported the super overdone control
stuff that hurt an awful lot of people badly.

His old college (and mine) went total ga-ga over him did the only 14 page
pean of praise to him and his achievement ever seen in the alumni
magazine.  I think the longest one ever before that might have been 6
pages, certainly no more than 8.  That's embarrassing now.

But he's retired and surviving on his retirement income of something over
$400K/yr.  I'm just happy to not see or hear him on my TV anymore.


Who Will Say No More to the Current Madness?

 Who Will Say No More to the Current Madness?

Biden Said EV Maker Proterra Was 'Getting Us in the Game.' It Just Declared Bankruptcy.

 Biden Said EV Maker Proterra Was 'Getting Us in the Game.' It Just Declared Bankruptcy.

Tuesday, August 1, 2023