Tag: Terrorism

P.I.D. Radio 12/12/15: Open Source A.I.

TECH VISIONARIES have announced a new non-profit artificial intelligence startup. The goal, apparently, is to make sure the first AI is “good”. This is an interesting development, considering that one of the founders has called building an AI “summoning the demon.”

P.I.D. Radio 1/17/15: The Moon is a Planet

THE TITLE of this week’s show is a reference to an exchange this week on QVC about whether the Moon is a planet or a star. Closer to home, we discuss Russia, ISIS, a third gender, and a flap 60 years ago, when the United States tracked a pair of “natural” satellites that suddenly appeared on radar in low earth orbit over the equator.

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P.I.D. Radio 6/22/14: Spiritual Tipping Point

SOMETHING HAS changed in the last couple of years, and it feels as though we in the United States are on the downward side of a spiritual tipping point.

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P.I.D. Radio 6/15/14: ISIS Rising

NEWS REPORTS from Iraq depict ISIS as a brutal terror organization that may force the American military to return. But until recently, the US government was sending money and weapons to these guys to help them fight the government of Syria. What in the world is going on over there?

P.I.D. Radio 1/20/13: More Adventures in Africa

ALGERIAN SPECIAL forces stormed a natural gas plant in the Sahara Desert Sunday, ending a hostage situation that reportedly¬†claimed over 80 lives, including those of the 32 militants who attacked… Read more »

P.I.D. Radio 10/28/12: A Drone Again, Naturally

Regardless of who wins the United States presidential election nine days from now, our drone war against suspected terrorists (and anyone within an acceptable radius, from a collateral damage standpoint) will continue without interruption.

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P.I.D. Radio 5/7/12: The Nostradamus Effect

IN WHICH we briefly discuss the recent wave of TV programming that elevates the 16th century mystic to the status of prophet. Why are so many people drawn to these… Read more »

P.I.D. Radio 4/15/12: Nuclear Drones

WE DIDN’T actually spend a lot of time discussing a proposal to power America’s growing force of drone aircraft with nuclear reactors, but it makes for a catchy title.

P.I.D. Radio 3/11/12: Massacre in Kandahar

AN AMERICAN soldier is in custody after allegedly breaking into a number of homes in a village near Kandahar early Sunday and killing 16 people, nine of them children.