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  1. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    German police confiscate thousands of Trump-shaped ecstasy pills
    Two Austrians were arrested after police pulled five bags filled to the brim with carrot-colored ecstasy pills made in the likeness of President Trump.

    During a traffic stop over the weekend, highway police in the northwestern German city of Osnabrück uncovered thousands of ecstasy pills made in the likeness of Trump's head. His last name is also written on the reverse side.
     
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    The science was settled!

    http://marginalizingmorons.blogspot.com/2009/05/more-on-phrenology.html
    Speaks of the Nazi attempts at phrenology. Saying:
    Phrenology is a discredited science of yesteryear.

    It asserted that "....the personality traits of a person were determined by 'reading' bumps and fissures in the skull."

    These quacks literallly mapped the brain and hailed it as science!
    Modernly:
    https://www.theguardian.com/technol...intelligence-face-recognition-michal-kosinski
    Voters have a right to keep their political beliefs private. But according to some researchers, it won’t be long before a computer program can accurately guess whether people are liberal or conservative in an instant. All that will be needed are photos of their faces.

    Michal Kosinski – the Stanford University professor who went viral last week for research suggesting that artificial intelligence (AI) can detect whether people are gay or straight based on photos – said sexual orientation was just one of many characteristics that algorithms would be able to predict through facial recognition.

    Using photos, AI will be able to identify people’s political views, whether they have high IQs, whether they are predisposed to criminal behavior, whether they have specific personality traits and many other private, personal details that could carry huge social consequences, he said.​
     
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