I put together a script my-tweets.py that gets my latest tweets and outputs as markdown. I intend to make this a cron job, and have it append my day’s tweets at the end of each days notes.

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I was thinking. AI works in a way similar to human brain, which is less “deterministic” and more “probabilistic”. So, how are we going to determine if an AI is able to drive a car or fly a plane, or give legal advise? I expect that this will be done in a similar way that humans get certified in such “cases”: Diplomas, Certifications, University degrees. Why not? If we are to trust our lives to an AI “driver” it should pass a test, right? In more demanding cases, this “certification” may probably be tightly integrated with the learning proccess. An AI that has a “college” degree, because it went through a “certified” learning proccess, that included many tests and degrees. Of course, an AI may probably be able to complete such a degree in a much shorter period.

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Benin burning waste explosion kills two people

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We just watched Charlie Wilson’s War on Netflix. Interesting movie about the covert op of US funding Mujahedins in Afghanistan to fight against the Soviets.

Sidenote (from an other Wikipedia entry):

“Mujahideen forces caused serious casualties to the Soviet forces, and made the war very costly for the Soviet Union. In 1989 the Soviet Union withdrew its forces from Afghanistan. Many districts and cities then fell to the mujahideen; in 1992 the DRA’s last president, Mohammad Najibullah, was overthrown.

However, the mujahideen did not establish a united government, and many of the larger mujahideen groups began to fight each other over power in Kabul. After several years of devastating fighting, a village mullah named Mohammed Omar organized a new armed movement with the backing of Pakistan. This movement became known as the Taliban (“students” in Pashto), referring to how most Taliban had grown up in refugee camps in Pakistan during the 1980s and were taught in the Saudi-backed Wahhabi madrassas, religious schools known for teaching an orthodox interpretation of Islam. Veteran mujahideen confronted this radical splinter group in 1996.

my recent tweets

2016-09-09 14:11: RT
>>> @kottke:Astronomers have discovered a new kind of galaxy, one made up of 99.99% dark matter https://t.co/bXmQny0y0J

2016-09-09 13:44: If you are into this kind of things, you’ll love the Quora discussion: https://t.co/S41B3Np9rN https://t.co/bqgmMyNa5R
>>> @TechCrunch:Elon Musk asks for help solving the “complex” riddle of SpaceX’s rocket explosion https://t.co/OWW7Nw8vQO https://t.co/0VMLyXmhM3

2016-09-09 13:10: WTF EU? https://t.co/fU2ElogQQN
>>> @ppinternational:European court rules that making a link can be #copyright infringement (“This is a fucking disaster”) @BoingBoing https://t.co/zJwR9tv75K

2016-09-09 07:01: How to raise a genius: lessons from a 45-year study of super-smart children https://t.co/rTq2JDGrIU

2016-09-08 23:54: “How Digital Currency Will Change The World” by @brian_armstrong https://t.co/ymYAVMAoL0

2016-09-08 23:30: New Diaspora — The number of Greeks who moved abroad during the crisis https://t.co/zSNzIhNNQc

2016-09-08 22:17: This weird desk toy made for fidgeting raised over $1.2 million in under a week https://t.co/zdznDGDqqs via @thenextweb