Rude health

first_imgLaunched on 1 April but apparently not an April Fool’s gag is the strictly for adults only website Rude Cakes. A spin-off from The Cake Store (www.thecakestore.co.uk), Rude Cakes is following the economy’s descent into the gutter by establishing an X-rated emporium.”Perhaps the recession is responsible for Brits getting saucy and ordering explicit cakes for laughs,” explains Tim Slatter, co-director of Rude Cakes with brother Kevin.Sales of rude cakes have apparently risen by 140% in the last six months. The site features all the cakes that customers have requested so far, as well as a new line of “poor-taste wedding cakes and divorce cakes that’ll really shock”. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!www.rudecakes.comlast_img read more

Some Colombians fear ex-paramilitary leader deported from US

first_imgBUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — The most feared ex-paramilitary commander in Colombia has returned to his home country after serving a 16-year sentence in a U.S. prison for drug trafficking. The return of Hernán Giraldo Serna on DAY is causing anxiety on the north coast of the South American country. The 74-year-old Giraldo was deported from the U.S. and immediately taken into custody by authorities in Colombia, where he is expected to serve time for crimes against humanity and drug trafficking. But some of his victims, including women he raped when they were children, fear he will attempt to regain control of the territory he once controlled.last_img read more

QPR v Huddersfield line-ups: Redknapp opts for change

first_imgQPR boss Harry Redknapp has opted to play with a second striker against Huddersfield, with Andy Johnson handed a starting place. QPR: Green, Simpson, Dunne, Hill, Assou-Ekotto, O’Neil, Henry, Carroll, Kranjcar, Austin, Johnson.Subs: Murphy; Onuoha, Traore, Diakite, Phillips, Zamora, Wright-Phillips.Huddersfield:Smithies; Clayton, Hammill, Smith, Dixon, Norwood, Wells, Wallace, Hogg, Ward, Gerard.Subs: Bennett, Woods, Gobern, Lolley, Scannell, Vaughan, Holmes.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Down 2-1, Arcata survives to end Fortuna’s upset bid

first_imgArcata >> If ever there was a trap game for the Arcata High School volleyball team, Thursday night against Fortuna would be it.The Tigers, having come off their most impressive win of the season, a five-set thriller against Del Norte on Tuesday that pulled them even with the Warriors in the league standings, had to come back just two days later and face a Huskies team that currently sits in third place in the Big 5. But as good teams are apt to do, Arcata sprang the trap and rallied to win the …last_img read more

A List of Things Artificial Intelligence Will Not Replace

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Artificial intelligence has made an enormous impact on our lives, including behavioral algorithms, smart home technology, and self-driving cars. There is no doubt that AI will continue to advance and alter our world, but there is also no doubt that there are things it cannot and will not replace.Relationships: You don’t have a relationship with Siri. Or Alexa. These two ladies don’t have any idea who you are. The possibility that humans will go from tribes that live, survive, and thrive together to helmets that live alone and shun other human beings is exceedingly small.Caring: It will be a long time before artificial intelligence becomes conscious, if it ever makes the monumental, evolutionary leap that, so far, has occurred only in sentient beings, and mostly the human variety. Automation, when used as a substitute for human interaction, is the complete elimination of caring. It is an outsourcing of what should not be outsourced.Inspiration: Human beings are inspiring and inspired. Artificial intelligence doesn’t make us feel anything. We are moved by human beings that exercise their compassion. We are inspired by those who achieve great feats, great works of art, and who sacrifice.Wisdom: Artificial intelligence can beat world champions in the game of Chess and the infinitely complex Chinese game called Go. But it can’t tell you how to live a good life, how to discover your purpose, or what is the source of happiness. There is a difference between information and insight. Wisdom is not intelligence; it’s something more than that.A Sense of Belonging: You are not among “your people” when you are surrounded by automatons and computers. You are among your people when you are around “your” people. You can’t replace the sense of being with the people with whom you belong. Friendship is going to be more valuable and more important in the future.Shared Experiences: You are not going to take your artificial intelligence to dinner or on vacation to the south for France. You may let it assist in doing some of the planning.Curiosity, Imagination, and Resourcefulness: These things are infinitely human. Artificial intelligence provides information. It will not replace human curiosity, imagination, or resourcefulness, something that the mind developed as a method of survival. Artificial intelligence doesn’t dream, but you do.Desire: Artificial intelligence may help satisfy some desires, but it isn’t going to create it. That burning feeling in the pit of your stomach when you really want something—and the ability to create that desire—isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.last_img read more