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Okay, time to start activity back up here. Nov. 5th, 2004 @ 11:18 pm
First item of interest: 30 gigabyte DVDs. Mmm.

An artificial brain with 20 billion neurons. Jul. 17th, 2004 @ 07:38 am
A California-based company founded in 2003, Artificial Development, is developing neural network cognitive systems and wants to introduce "the first 5th Generation computer to the world." According to e4engineering.com, the company recently completed a representation of a functioning human brain. This project, named CCortex, has vast ambitions. The company hopes that their "software may have immediate applications for data mining, network security, search engine technologies and natural language processing."

This software runs on a Linux cluster with 1,000 processors and the CCortex system has 20 billion neurons and 20 trillion connections. The company says this is "the first neural system to achieve a level of complexity rivaling that of the mammalian brain." For more details about this project, please read this overview

(Original story here.)

INDUCE Act: http://arstechnica.com/news/posts/20040618-3906.html Jun. 19th, 2004 @ 08:04 pm
Orrin Hatch pushes legislation seeking to illegalize VCRs, photocopiers, cassette recorders, DVD burners, camcorders, MP3 players, smart cards, and any other device which could potentially be used to threaten any copyright or intellectual property anywhere in any way.

All with the nominal motivation of the prevention of the dissemination of child pornography?

This man is evil incarnate and must be stopped.
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