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OH: "I will be late to work today; there's snow coming down, which is unusual for where I live."

"But ... you work from home!"

"Yes, but I have kids."

"Oh. Enjoy!"

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May I draw your attention to this hilarious example of fooling an image recognition algorithm with a small patch of carefully engineered noise?
arxiv.org/abs/1801.02608

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What do you call it when somebody's kink is dressing up like trigonometric functions? Show more

I mean, while we're at it we should bring back ð and ʒ.

UK organ donation policy:

How an opt-out organ donation system might work by taking part in our consultation: goo.gl/87sRGT

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the last jedi Show more

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Hm. I _could_ unpick enough of the dlopen worker to do what I think I need to do… or I could hand splice the link map.

Hand me my lab coat and goggles.

jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/16162/ - anyone want to be head of IT at Cambridge's Department of Computer Science and Technology (formerly known as the Computer Laboratory (formerly the Mathematical Laboratory)) [posted by @fanf on The Other Site]

ROU (Eccentric) Stable Genius

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We have to be careful not to end up in a situation like about 16 years ago when websites were optimized for certain browsers. These days it is not Internet but . Now it's the time to act if you care about a free and open web. Refuse to use Google Chrome! theverge.com/2018/1/4/16805216

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I trained a neural network on a list of deleted Wikipedia titles. Not sure who is weirder this time, neural net or humans. aiweirdness.com/post/169309161

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I learnt of a new method for computing the value of an arbitrary bit of pi, any bit, without having to compute the preceding ones first. It's O(1), so quite fast.

Unfortunately it sacrifices mathematical correctness to achieve that speed and is correct only about 50% of the time.

What kind of person _refuses_ to share a flight with a panda?