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Every breath you take, Every move you make, Every step you take … I'll be watching you

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Monday, October 9, 2017 12:06 AM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


The Cloud. Smartphones. Smart homes. Smart cars. The internet of things.

On the one hand we're treated to horror stories of tens, and hundreds of millions pf people being hacked, in such large gulps that there's no safety in numbers anymore. Hackers don't have to pick and choose their victims when they can just scoop up --- everybody.

And neither does the government have to choose. Nor does it have to think too deeply, AI will get the answers they want.

On the other hand vendors are beguiling us with their wares.

Why maintain computers, or servers, when you can just upload to The Cloud? Why not cool down your home from work, or warm up your car from home? And now, voilà. The perfect helper, at your side, to understand you and keep track like no one else can. You need to buy one. It will be invaluable.

https://www.scientificcomputing.com/news/2017/09/algorithm-unlocks-sma
rtwatches-learn-your-every-move


Algorithm Unlocks Smartwatches That Learn Your Every Move

Scientists at the University of Sussex have invented a new algorithm that enables smartwatches to detect and record your every move, without being told beforehand what to look for.

Current smartwatches can recognise a limited number of particular activities, including yoga and running, but these are programmed in advance.

This new method enables the technology to discover activities as they happen, not just simply when exercising, but also when brushing your teeth or cutting vegetables.

The algorithm can even track sedentary activity, for instance whether you are lying or sitting down.

Dr Hristijan Gjoreski of the University of Sussex said: "Current activity-recognition systems usually fail because they are limited to recognising a predefined set of activities, whereas of course human activities are not limited and change with time.

"Here we present a new machine-learning approach that detects new human activities as they happen in real time, and which outperforms competing approaches.

"Traditional models ' cluster' together bursts of activity to estimate what a person has been doing, and for how long.

For example, a series of continuous steps may be clustered into a walk. Where they falter is that they do not account for pauses or interruptions in the activity, and, so, a walk interrupted with two short stops would be clustered into three separate walks.

The new algorithm tracks ongoing activity, paying close attention to transitioning, as well as the activity itself. In the example above, it assumes that the walk will continue following the short pauses, and therefore holds the data while it waits.

Dr Daniel Roggen, head of the Sensor Research Technology Group at the University of Sussex, will speak at the British Science Festival on 6 September in the event 'In the era of wearable technologies' . He added: "Future smartwatches will be able to better analyse and understand our activities by automatically discovering when we engage in some new type of activity.

"This new method for activity discovery paints a far richer, more accurate, picture of daily human life.

"As well as for fitness and lifestyle trackers, this can be used in healthcare scenarios and in fields such as consumer behaviour research."

The research will be published at the International Symposium on Wearable Computers in Hawaii, USA, in September.

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Monday, October 9, 2017 1:31 AM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them. Pity would be no more, If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake


Well, add that to insulin pumps and automatic defibrillators that can be programmed externally, cars that can be hacked, and wireless home security systems that anyone can spy on.

Yipee!

Seriously, I'm so tempted keep my old 2001 beater going because it doesn't have all the electronic doodads.

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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

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Monday, October 9, 2017 1:54 AM

OONJERAH



I drive an '88 beater.
Runs great; I like it. :)

Issues like this could bring olde cars back in style.


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Monday, October 9, 2017 8:54 AM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them. Pity would be no more, If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake


OONJ, YOUR beater beats MY beater any day!

OOC, what is it?

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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

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Monday, October 9, 2017 6:14 PM

OONJERAH



1988 Ford Ranger (P/U) with 294,000 miles on it.

My bro got it salvaged from a junk yard. Junk yards often repair
cars that can make them a profit. So I assume they put a new or
low mileage engine in it.
Then brother discovered he wasn't using it & sold it to me.


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Monday, October 9, 2017 6:24 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Mine's a spring chicken compared to yours! (95 Corolla)




Trump is not the problem. He set himself against the Deep State's agenda. And the Deep State's been heading for WWIII for years.
As for you, you're just a Deep State useful idiot, furthering its agenda. So I hope you enjoy cesium in your coffee. You've earned it.

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Monday, October 9, 2017 7:10 PM

OONJERAH



I think the best car is one that's paid for and still runs.
Yeah :)

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Monday, October 9, 2017 10:16 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Sadly, I need to get a new one soon, unless I want to put a new engine in. My car has as many miles as yours, but in brutal hot-weather go-and-stop traffic. It's just worn down, rings, cylinders, and so on.

This next car I'm thinking of as the last car I'm going to own.




Trump is not the problem. He set himself against the Deep State's agenda. And the Deep State's been heading for WWIII for years.
As for you, you're just a Deep State useful idiot, furthering its agenda. So I hope you enjoy cesium in your coffee. You've earned it.

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