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captainccs replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:26 AM

Re: Is AI out of control?

If you want people to read your message you have to put it in a READABLE format. Desert Dave

Dear Editor:

Thank you very much!

Yours truly,

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captainccs replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:17 AM

Re: Is AI out of control?

Have you watched The Terminator?

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captainccs replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:08 AM

Re: Plug-in hybrid cars

That post was just about fuel.

Thanks. Of course future cost comparisons have a lot of guesswork built in but it seems to me that with infrequent long trips and the increasing buildout of chargers, not just by Tesla but the [more]

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captainccs replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:25 PM

Re: Plug-in hybrid cars

It depends on what the question is.

For most people money beats climate change. You can't buy nothing with climate change at the corner's grocer. :(

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captainccs replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:15 PM

Re: Plug-in hybrid cars

Albaby, are your numbers only for fuel or are you including all expenses, insurance, maintenance, etc?

Thanks.

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captainccs replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:21 PM

Re: Plug-in hybrid cars

if you don't mind spending the maximum amount of money.

Do the math, does the saving on the EV over its lifetime pay for the occasional rental?

The key words in your post were 'daily' and 'occasional.' [more]

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captainccs replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:25 AM

Re: Is AI out of control?

We call it AI, and it works. It might be more proper to call it 'automated routines' or software robot logic applications.

What AI neural networks do is 'pattern matching.' I.E. does this frame look like a dog?, like [more]

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captainccs replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:54 AM

Re: Bangladesh in Dire Straits

Vietnam back in the day used human poo also. Dunno if that still is the case.

Night soil!

Night soil is a historically used euphemism for human excreta collected from cesspools, privies, pail closets, pit latrines, privy [more]

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captainccs replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:44 AM

Re: Plug-in hybrid cars

Having read the distressing experiences of EV road trips, I wouldn't buy an EV car. But I would consider a hybrid gas-EV since most of my driving is local but I do occasionally make a road trip.

How about buying an EV for [more]

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captainccs replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:38 AM

Re: Lies, damn lies, and the most unequal countr

But I'd seriously consider Bulgaria: lovely beaches, rugged mountains, amazing historic sites, big-city life in Sophia, hop-skip to Greece, Turkey, Mediterranean Sea, very inexpensive, and I've got some contacts there. [more]

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captainccs replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:32 AM

Re: S Korea Snags Big Tank Sale

Twenty trillion, yes, but it was 20 trillion won.

How much lost? 😇

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captainccs replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:30 AM

Re: Facts re: ROI of AI / ML

IMO, those organizations that DO journey down this path, and get good at it - in their customer engagement segment, operational areas, or even in middle management functions - will absolutely have a competitive advantage over those that do not [more]

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captainccs replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:51 AM

Re: Employment thoughts

So what happened to those people?

They got so much Giverment money they don't have to work anymore?

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captainccs replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:04 PM

Re: Nowhere to hide...

Miami Vice vs. Bay Watch?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WCKJ7KaIZY

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captainccs replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:47 PM

Re: Is AI out of control?

Wendy:

My bad, I should not have said "dumb" but "non-boolean."

The incredible speed of pattern matching is its crowning glory!

The reason I said 'dumb' is because for years I was trying to [more]

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captainccs replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:50 PM

Re: Is AI out of control?

We have been working on AI for at least five decades but only recently has AI started to imitate how the brain works. "How the brain works" comes in two flavors, the biology which certainly AI is not imitating, and the procedural which it [more]

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captainccs replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:40 PM

Re: Talk about inflation!!!!

you did not include inflation at used 4% inflation number?

No, I did not. Increasing the withdrawal by 7% annually the $5 million port is exhausted in 26 years.

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captainccs replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:03 PM

Re: Automation, deep fakes, jobs musing

Wendy: How about the thousands of well-paid union auto plant workers who were permanently replaced by robots?

The Robots at Tesla are planning on unionizing. They are being replaced by Giga Castings!

In the latest Model Ys [more]

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captainccs replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:55 PM

Re: Lies, damn lies, and the most unequal countr

IIRC, the European model depends a lot on taxing the middle class, e.g., a 20% VAT.

Portugal VAT:
Produce 5%
Processed food 13%
Other 23%

VAT might be 'regressive' but it is hard to evade and less likely [more]

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captainccs replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:41 PM

Re: Talk about inflation!!!!

AFAIK, 4% was not and is not recommended as a magic number.
It's a guide, a useful Rule of Thumb for planning.
As such (a Rule of Thumb) it's


Now that I know where the 4% number came from (thanks to telegraph) I can [more]

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