AI = artificial intelligence
So far, I have never dealt with my former profession or the topics of my education in this blog. As an electrical engineer, you learn how to develop digital and analog systems. In the case of digital systems, it is inevitably necessary to deal with programming, because a microprocessor without firmware/software does nothing at all except consume electricity. In this profession one is very attached to the factual and practical and does not necessarily feel called to influence politics or society. In the meantime, however, there are a number of topics where the fundamentals of electrical engineering would be very helpful for the discussion of socio-political issues. Danisch (a German blogger) does this every now and then when he looks at current topics from the point of view of the computer scientist, which I appreciate very much. Continue reading AI is always going to be abused
This has hillarious parts in it. A bit hard to understand at times because of his accent. But a great video.
If anyone listened to the debates about Bill C16 and heard what Jordan Peterson and Gad Saad had to say about the tyrannical nature of such a law as well as the many unintended side effects, you now have proof that what these two super smart guys said is currently playing out in real life. A teaching assistant named Lindsay Shepherd played an internet-TV clip of Jordan Peterson debating the gender pronoun issues with two other people and a moderator. You know, little Lindsay is only 22 and still believes in the free marketplace of ideas. She seems to have no idea what kind of country she’s living in these days. Continue reading The inquisition gets reinstated in Canada
After the Charlottesville debacle, the alt-Right tries to re-brand itself, tries to exclude fringe factions by defining some parts to be not on the right at all, and struggles to define what the alt-Right is after all. If there was anything to be gained by this “Unite the Right” rally, it is that there is no such thing as a united right. One thing has become clear to me in the last year of watching the discussions (of mostly low intellectual value) in various alt-Right circles. That thing is that there is no sound philosophical groundwork behind any of these rather small fringe groups. Continue reading Liberal Conservatism
“The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over,” Bannon said Friday, shortly after confirming his departure. “We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency. But that presidency is over. It’ll be something else. And there’ll be all kinds of fights, and there’ll be good days and bad days, but that presidency is over.”
Why does nobody take that seriously? What if that is actually the truth? What else did Bannon say and do? Continue reading The Trump presidency is over?
Community guidelines, Demonetization, Twitter and Facebook bans, Hate Speech laws, getting kicked off of Patreon, getting fined and jailed for “incitement of the masses”, … etc, etc
What’s next? Loosing your job or being denied an education for anti-socialist behavior? Already happening. Getting jailed for speech against the “righteous public feeling” (de: gesundes Volksempfinden. Not to be conflated with ‘common sense’.)? The signs are on the wall.
Where will this all end? It may well end in gulags and labor/concentration camps and reeducation camps – again! Whether it’s a straight or squiggly line to the final point, we already know where this is going, where the endpoint is. We need to be aware that every single step into suppressing free speech is a step in the wrong direction, a step on the path into totalitarianism, when we start killing people for having a different opinion. Continue reading Dodging the shellfire is getting ever more difficult
Zwei entscheidende Passagen:
[…]The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive. Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it?
We can have the largest economies and the most lethal weapons anywhere on Earth, but if we do not have strong families and strong values, then we will be weak and we will not survive. If anyone forgets the critical importance of these things, let them come to one country that never has. Let them come to Poland.[…] Continue reading Trumps Rede in Polen
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First, you should know that university education in Germany is basically “free”. The student has to pay a registration fee of 150 EUR per semester, which adds up to 1,200 EUR (roughly 1,300 USD) over the 4 year course. Each student has to cover his living expenses by himself. Non-European (Non-EU-Memberstates) students have to pay up to 10 times more, but there are plenty of exceptions, and even these higher fees don’t cover the universities expenses. So, the whole shenanigans are tax payer funded.
Continue reading The SJW degree in Freiburg, Germany