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I hadn't watched this talk by Geoffrey Hinton before but it's pretty remarkable and hilarious https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyzOUbkUf3M "I discovered when I came to North America that I couldn't find the anchovies. They weren't anywhere near the sardines and the tuna—they were near the pizza toppings. But that's just because it's a three-dimensional supermarket. If it was a *thirty* dimensional supermarket, they could be close to the pizza toppings *and* close to the sardines"
video games, buying things Show more
sometimes I make decisions to do things, other times I just sort of come to the realization that I'm going to do something whether or not I think it's actually a good idea, and an example of the latter is witnessing myself looking at destiny 2: forsaken reviews, adding destiny 2: forsaken to my cart on the playstation store, thinking about what my life will be like when I am playing destiny 2: forsaken
consumer product recommendation request Show more
does anyone have a brand or maker of cute and/or professional "vegan leather" (or similar) bags that they would personally recommend? I want one but haven't bought one before and I don't want to get something that's actually ugly or smelly or will fall apart in a month.
IMPORTANT NOTE: looking for *personal recommendations* only, not results of web searches. I have the web searches covered, thx
So I recorded that Ed Sheeran / Steamed Hams parody this morning. You're welcome and I'm sorry.
Cooking Out Loud:
Moore's law really only applied between 1986 and 2003. It kept going for nearly 20 years. I thought that this year's computer would always be significantly more sophisticated than last year's computer, because again, when something happens for 10, 15, 20 years, you tend to assume that it's permanent.
We only have until Wednesday and the vote will be on a hair's-breadth margin. PLEASE visit https://saveyourinternet.eu to do something about it -- and then TELL TWO EUROPEAN FRIENDS about this!
confession: even though I don't speak German, I think about Rhubarb Barbara and her beer bar all the time
easy to recommend all of the other talks from Practice available online https://vimeo.com/album/5340578/ but in particular I suggest Liz England's talk on Scribblenauts as an interesting pairing with mine (me: language is infinitely complex and we will never actually know anything about it; liz: language can't be that hard, just give me a spreadsheet and a couple of months)
here's a talk I gave a few months ago at Practice (game design conference at NYU) on the design and theory of Rewordable: https://vimeo.com/album/5340578/video/283761653 includes: genetic algorithms, 19th century alphabet blocks, 9th century Irish monks, fourteen English vowels, me gesturing emphatically with a water bottle but not actually drinking from it for like thirty minutes
Hey New Yorkers! I'm going to be in town in two weeks, and I'll be talking at Wordhack if you want to bop along.
Going to be sharing some generative poetry work, including some reconstituted Scots folk songs, and a walkthrough of Final Fantasy VII.
as someone who has made no poems that actually ended (but a lot of poems that I terminated with ^C), this book looks like something I should read https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/P/bo5448035.html
I recognize the practical need for including in a bibliography even very well-known works that hardly need the reference (i.e., even "very well-known" isn't known to everyone; you may be citing a particular translation or edition). but I also like the idea that the ritual inclusion of (e.g.) "Baudrillard, Jean. Simulations. New York: Semiotext(e) Inc., 1983" and "McLuhan, Marshall. Understanding Media. New York, McGraw-Hill, 1964." has a kind of automatic ritual talismanic function
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when I left for my canada trip a few weeks back I was in the depths of a no man's sky obsession and was legitimately worried about withdrawal-like symptoms while I was away from my ps4. and now I've been back for a while and just booted up NMS again for the first time, played for five minutes and said to myself, "this is literally the most preposterous way any human being could choose to spend their time"
I put it on github in case you also want to write tracery grammars in jupyter notebook https://github.com/aparrish/tracery_kernel
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