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## What are the assumptions behind artificial general intelligence?

Many experts seem to think that artificial general intelligence (on the level of humans) is possible and likely to emerge in the near-ish future. Some even make the step to say that superintelligence will appear soon after, through mechanisms like recursive self-improvement (from a survey). However, other sources say that such intelligence is unlikely or […]

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## Custom plugin: Loop through taxonomy types and update columns for all types?

I have a taxonomy called “dog” and multiple dog types: “dog”: { “name”: “Dog”, “slug”: “dog”, “description”: “”, “types”: [ “poodle”, “retriever”, “labrador”, …etc ], } Each dog type has an image custom field and I am writing a custom plugin that adds a thumbnail column to each row. Here is my code and you […]

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## Shared services between react and angular

At my company, we have 3 apps, 1 ng8, 1 vue and a new one in react. I am looking for a way to write a shared core library to put our common services there (login, auth, storage, etc), services that are common and are not related to the DOM (mostly HTTP calls to our […]

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## iPhones send emails with html tags for embedded images and Content-ID references, but no attachments

I’m a college professor and am having my students turn in their physics exams, etc., over the internet during the covid epidemic. I am not an iphone user myself, but I am having the following problem sometimes when students try to use iphones to send me attachments. The student uses their iphone to take a […]

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## What is the best way to induce enlargement in the human penis?

From Wikipedia: The human penis is made up of three columns of tissue: two corpora cavernosa lie next to each other on the dorsal side and one corpus spongiosum lies between them on the ventral side. Typical ways to enlarge the human penis include various surgical and non-surgical methods. Common non-surgical methods include injection of […]

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## Determine if two annuli intersect by just looking at the generating triangles

Draw a random triangle on the plane and label its vertices $A$, $B$ and $C$: Now draw a circle with $A$ as its center and $\overline{AB}$ as its radius, and one with $\overline{AC}$ as its radius: These two circles ($OA_B$ and $OA_C$) form an annulus. Do the same with $B$ as the center: We have […]

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## Mitagation strategies for password-stealers and ransomware

I’d like to protect the contents of my NAS from Ransomware and other attacks on data. In addition to the standard advice (updates, anti-malware, least-privilege, lecturing the kids and their friends…), I’ve made the files in my library read-only to all my windows users, and administer it via the NAS web front-end instead. This is […]

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## Is there a word for a positive, enriching type of escapism

Escapism is a valuable tool, especially in times of extreme stress, but to me escapism has a negative connotation. In escapism one is not pursuing something that will enrich or bring growth to his/her life rather simply a way to avoid dealing with unpleasant realities. To me it never rises above being a distraction. Is […]

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## Distributing Series/Patterns

I’m going to do my best to explain this question, but it’s complicated. Please bear with me. I’m trying to solve a practical problem and I know that the answer involves some math, but I can’t for the life of me figure it out. You’ve got a series of hexagons, and each side is numbered […]