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Demut

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The Witcher 3: Patch 1.07 due this week, free DLC delayed

Today, 04:35 AM

So because CDPR pushed extra hard to get this patch done as fast as possible we won’t get our free DLC this week. However, next week the schedule resumes as normal so we lose nothing, we just have to wait a bit longer for it.

Changelist:
• A new, alternative (optional) movement response mode for Geralt.
• A player stash for storing items, available in various locations throughout the game. Stash locations are marked on the player's map.
• Crafting and alchemy components no longer add to the overall inventory weight.
• Books are now placed in a dedicated tab in the Inventory and books that have already been read are properly grayed out.
• Multiple sorting options are now available in the Inventory.
• Alchemy formulas and crafting diagrams can be "pinned", meaning all components and ingredients required to make them will be conveniently marked in the Shop panel.
• Dozens of fixes for quest related issues, both major and minor.
• A few performance enhancements, including the optimization of FX, scenes and general gameplay.
• Various improvements to horse behavior.

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Lots of good stuff. The storage in particular is something that I have been looking forward to and the reason why I haven’t finished the game yet. Inventory improvements (such as more categories and sorting options) were also desirable so it is nice to see those included, too. The weightlessness of alchemy and cracting components is gonna be bullshit though, especially with the new system in place.

“I am or AI am?” - Mathematician Edward Frenkel on AI

04 July 2015 - 08:07 AM


“There has been a lot of controversy lately on the subject of Artificial Intelligence (AI). However, some important elements appear to be missing in the debate so far. Professor Edward Frenkel will talk about the issues surrounding AI from the perspective of a mathematician, and a human. To what extent is it possible to represent reality by numbers and algorithms?”

In his own words:

Edward Frenkel said:

I argued that the current debate about Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a "litmus test" for our humanity. Who are we, who do we want to be? Am I a human or a machine? Do I see a difference? These are the questions that no one can answer for me. Not even a 10-billion-dollar supercollider! I have to find the answers myself... But we can all share our experiences and help each other find our answers. [...]

I also gave a mathematical argument of the impossibility of the kind of AI that people like Ray Kurzweil and Dmitry Itskov are talking about (transferring our bodies and minds to a computer). In fact, I believe that anyone who takes seriously Gödel's incompleteness theorem and quantum mechanics should see right away the fallacy of these "ideas."
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Interesting talk although I think Kurzweil et al. wouldn’t care all that much (if they accepted his argument) that they cannot REALLY transfer our minds to computers. I think they just might go “Eh, close enough, it’s not me but something very similar to me” and plow on ahead.

20,000th post, ask me anything ... or something

03 July 2015 - 06:45 PM

I’m not sure what people do for these, I missed and messed up my previous one.

Dead Island Bundle for $5.89 at Indie Gala

26 June 2015 - 05:47 AM

Steam keys for Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide (plus two DLC) are available for $5.89 over at Indie Gala. About two days remain on this deal.

Dead Island Bundle for $5.89 at Indie Gala

26 June 2015 - 05:47 AM

Steam keys for Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide (plus two DLC) are available for $5.89 over at Indie Gala. About two days remain on this deal.