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me: i wonder what would happen if i trained the neural net gpt-2 on christmas carols?

me: ...

me: oh NO
aiweirdness.com/post/189845472

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F. Scott Fitzgerald Conjugates "to Cocktail," the Ultimate Jazz-Age Verb (1928)

Imperfect: I was cocktailing.

Perfect or past definite: I cocktailed.

Past perfect: I have cocktailed.

openculture.com/?p=109684 t.co/tGxZd2C4Ih

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Email has many flaws, but it's the last, strongest part of the non-centralised Internet we have left. We should promote and support it for that reason.

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@fossviking @Tusky @maloki @ConnyDuck @charlag Lord, y'all are boring.

Reconsider your position and your life. You're in the wrong. The only person here telling someone they're not free to express themselves is YOU.

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@sng There really is no way to know what will sell and what won't.

Savaged By Systemd is my best selling book.

This whole business is insane.

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By habit I still use tor for all medical searches. Once you know the insurance companies buy that data, even no longer living in their reach, well... There's always the future to think about.

This is a great search experience. I queue a search and walk away. A few hours later I queue four page loads that look viable, and wander off. The next day I read those pages and queue another search if needed.

By not moving at the speed of visceral response, I take in the information differently and make different choices in selection and use of it.

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Don't give up on self care just because something didn't work for you. Keep trying new ways of being kind to yourself!

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thispersondoesnotexist.com/ uses StyleGAN to procedurally generate human faces from source photographs. It generates a new face every time you reload the page.

It's a little unsettling to look at relatively high-res photographs of people who never existed. :ghost_gif:

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stage 3 disillusionment: what we're doing is actively harmful. we're destroying privacy, personal relationships, and possibly democracy itself in the name of automating away people's jobs so a billionaire can have a bigger yacht.

where I'm at now: Today I will fix the next bug on my JIRA queue, an activity which is futile, but not more futile than all other human endeavor

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Opportunity rover on Mars has sent it's last image. Sometime afterward it sent a final message:

"It is dark and my battery is low."

After the planetwide sandstorm of 2018, Opportunity was covered in dust and the windy season didn't clear it off. Now it is winter and Opportunity, unable to move to keep warm, will freeze.

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Sora: "Hunh, that's funny. We're coming up on a World, but the map says there shouldn't be anything here..."
Goofy: "Well that there ain't no world, fellers."
Donald: "Waak!! It's the Death Star!!!"

I'm just saying, the Death Star should be like Monstro, navigating the void between the worlds.

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youtube, fash 

twit thread from a former google engineer who worked on the youtube recommendation system: twitter.com/gchaslot/status/10

the recommendation engine is designed to maximise watch time and nothing else

its model is weighted towards the preferences of users who spend the most time on the site

the reason youtube recommendations are turning people into conspiracy theorists, flat earthers and nazis is because conspiracy theorists, flat earthers and nazis spend all their time watching youtube

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ipv6.... u... pv6? we all... .pv6?? for... ipv6????

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tech, gumroad, sv culture, startup culture 

This article about Gumroad really sheds some light on how messed up the startup / investor culture is in SV:

medium.com/@shl/reflecting-on-

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On the Oakland schools thing 

@freakazoid Probably.

I'm still wondering if the kids are going to get suspended for walking out.

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