Episode 29 – Amateur hour “space” company Blue Origin and the Kerbal Space Program

In this edition, the top news starts with:

In a blindingly bad PR move that clearly shows Microsoft doesn’t secretly have AI or possibly any reasonable people in charge of legal… Microsoft has gotten someone jailed for giving away software they give away for free…

With these sorts of issues, we can see it’s not the coming AI that we need to worry about; but the humans on the way there…

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/25/how-microsoft-helped-imprison-a-man-for-counterfeiting-software-it-gives-away-for-free/

A project to build Quantum Radar is Canada’s hope for world domination.  No word yet on when the invasion starts…

https://newatlas.com/quantum-radar-detect-steath-aircraft

Airbus and Audi have teamed up to build a flying car like the other 50,000 ideas, concepts and working prototypes heretofore made; yet none address the main problem with flying cars… all the laws…

https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/7/17087608/airbus-audi-flying-car-concept-geneva-motor-show-2018

The United States Military machine is building self-driving cars that will likely be in combat before self-driving cars are in the mass market at the consumer level.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-30/pentagon-to-beat-uber-tesla-in-race-over-self-driving-vehicles

A great post on ABC, about Dark design practices, on how to trick people into giving up their privacy and deceive them.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-04-30/how-the-internet-tricks-you-out-of-privacy-deceptive-design/9676708

The CPU wars are back with AMD’s release of the Ryzen chip to compete head to head with Intel.  This, of course, is in line with a continued Moore’s law climb…

http://bgr.com/2018/04/20/2018-amd-ryzen-chips-vs-intel/

https://www.techspot.com/news/74370-second-generation-threadripper-cpus-spotted-along-more-ryzen.html

Watch out SpaceX, here comes the amateur hour space company Blue Origin; they can’t even get their rocket into orbit, but they can land it…

http://earthsky.org/space/blue-origin-new-shepard-8th-test-flight-apr-29-2018

Bing moves AI ads to the bottom of the page, IBM Watson still dominates Google AI ads.

Lastly, the Singularity Index or S.I. is up at 975.66, right before it goes back down like most always…

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