• Man Got Life Time in Prison For Making a Website? What Really Happened
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    Man Got Life Time in Prison For Making a Website? What Really Happened

    This episode is brought to you by Dashlane; Try Dashlane Premium free for 30 days at www.dashlane.com/infographics and never forget another password and keep all your online accounts secure! They say that if you look hard enough, you can find just about anything you want on the internet- and if it’s not on the internet, then it’s probably either on the dark web or the deep web. This was where savvy internet users could access the now infamous Silk Road internet marketplace- described as the eBay of vice, Silk Road connected buyers and sellers who were interested in exchanging everything from weapons to drugs, and quite a few things in…

  • Horrifying Internet Websites You Should Avoid At All Cost
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    Horrifying Internet Websites You Should Avoid At All Cost

    Right now, you are just one click away from something creepy or absolutely terrifying. There are many websites devoted to death, destruction, and horrors that once you visit you may never be the same. We have taken it upon ourselves to warn you of the dangers and what sites you should avoid if you can. That is, if you want peace of mind, let alone to ever sleep again. Listen closely to our advice on this episode of The Infographics Show, Horrifying Internet Websites You Should Never Visit. 10. Homicide.igarape.org.br Would you like to see a map that shows where murders occurred around the globe? There’s a website for that.…

  • Why You Should Never Visit The Dark Web
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    Why You Should Never Visit The Dark Web

    This episode is brought to you by Dashlane; Try Dashlane Premium free for 30 days at www.dashlane.com/infographics and never forget another password and keep all your online accounts secure! As we’ve said in previous shows, not everyone using the dark web is doing something criminal. In some ways this corner of the Internet gets a bad name, and research has shown that many of the darkest things supposedly happening in the dark web have been exaggerated. That said, it’s well known that many people, mainly the younger generation, go there to buy illegal substances that they may have otherwise procured on the street. It’s also well known that people with…

  • PaaS Explained
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    PaaS Explained

    Hi, I’m Tessa Rodes and I’m a designer on IBM Cloud and today we’re going to talk about Platform as a Service, and it’s hard to define Platform as a Service without talking about its neighbors, Infrastructure as a Service, or IaaS, and Software as a Service, or SaaS. So, let’s start with the foundation here with IaaS. IaaS is a set of compute, networking, and storage resources that have been virtualized by a vendor so that a user can access and configure them any way they want. In design we have a concept of talking about users called personas, and the persona for IaaS is a System Admin, or…

  • Let’s Decide the Future of the Internet Before It’s Decided for Us
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    Let’s Decide the Future of the Internet Before It’s Decided for Us

    The features of the Internet that we really want to make sure persist, and I don’t count on inertia to do the job here, but these features include the fact that when we’re surfing the web that we’re actually visiting lots of different places. The web of a 1998, and sort of through the past ten years or so, has been one where there’s lots of baskets with eggs all over the place and by just clicking on a link you can visit that new basket and not even feel the burdens of the journey. It could be at a basement in Chappaqua New York the server you’re going to,…

  • Hey Bill Nye, ‘How Will Quantum Mechanics Change the World?’
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    Hey Bill Nye, ‘How Will Quantum Mechanics Change the World?’

    Hi Bill. Tom from Western Australia. If quantum entanglement or quantum spookiness can allow us to transmit information instantaneously, that is faster than the speed of light, how do you think this could, dare I say it, change the world? Tom, I love you man. Thanks for the tip of the hat there, the turn a phrase. Well, quantum entanglement changed the world. If this turns out to be a real thing, well, or if we can take advantage of it, it seems to me the first thing that will change is computing. We’ll be able to make computers that work extraordinarily fast. But it carries with it, for me,…

  • Why the NSA Wants a Quantum Computer, with Brad Templeton
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    Why the NSA Wants a Quantum Computer, with Brad Templeton

    Most people know or remember from school that underneath it all reality is not based on billiard balls and things that match our experience in the physical world, but on a system called quantum mechanics. And the rules of quantum mechanics are rather strange and not very intuitive to us and so they don’t act like the higher level rules that we’ve built computers on so far. So there’s a bunch of research to study whether or not you can do things in quantum mechanics that perform computation in ways that we can’t do at the level of mechanical systems or electronic systems that we use. In particular it seems…

  • Artificial general intelligence: The domain of the patient, philosophical coder | Ben Goertzel
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    Artificial general intelligence: The domain of the patient, philosophical coder | Ben Goertzel

    My cousin who lives in Hong Kong is a game programmer, and he loves what I’m doing but he just tells me when we discuss it, “I need immediate gratification.” And he codes something and he sees a game character do something cool, right? And if you need that, if you really need to see something cool happen every day AGI is not for you. In AGI you may work six months and nothing interesting happens. And then something really interesting happens. So I think if someone doesn’t have that kind of stubborn, pigheaded persistence I will tend to employ them doing, for example, data analysis, because that gives immediate…

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    Eminent Domain – The Kelo Case

    Now let’s take a look at the Susette Kelo case. This case made it all the way to the Supreme Court in 2005. It sparked a huge debate about the importance of property rights. The case involves homeowner Susette Kelo and her neighbors versus the city of New London, Connecticut. When I first came here with the realtor I walked in the front door- it was like I had been here all of my life. It was just an overwhelming feeling when I walked in this place. In 1998, the city condemned 115 properties in order to build a private health club and office buildings to support the development of…

  • What If Dark Matter Doesn’t Exist?
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    What If Dark Matter Doesn’t Exist?

    Dark matter has been the go-to explanation for many scientists as to why there seems to be more gravitational influence in our universe than the gravity measured by visible matter. But what if there’s no dark matter at all? The idea of dark matter was first proposed by Henri Poincaré in 1906. Then in 1933, evidence of dark matter was found by Fritz Zwicky while studying galaxy clusters… And then more evidence of dark matter was found based on the calculations of rotational velocities in galaxies made by Vera Rubin in 1978. Our universe is made up of less than 5% of visible matter—like stars, planets, galaxies you, me, everything…