You'd think they turned him around to preserve some big facial hair reveal for later in the marketing cycle, but I actually believe this poster is designed to get everyone obsessed over this not-quite-right ass design. What is it that's not quite right about it?! I don't know!

Available for patrons, #155: Do AI Researchers Know About Having Kids?, ft. Jude and Shepard. We discuss the attention schema model of consciousness, your favorite floor cocktail, Ode to Waluigi, whether generations used to be a thing, &c.

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Topic Lords #154: QWERTY In The Streets, Colemak In The Sheets, ft. Stevie and Tyriq. We discuss striped humans, teaching yourself to type in new horrible ways, where did I get these floppy disk poems, and how to give a tech talk.

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Putting "the frumpy one" from a movie in a room next to a bunch of normal people and realizing that you need to blow way past the conventionally-attractive bell curve to even be allowed into Los Angeles. (Ep.108)

food 

I made a lentil stew with curry spices, along with a salad of avocado, cucumber and tomato. Both were delicious and also about 10x as healthy as what we usually eat. I just need a dozen more recipes like this and my family can have a healthy diet!

I just got the mastered audio back for the upcoming vinyl release of Frog Fractions: Soundtrack of the Decade Edition.

I've been asked for feedback on this mastered audio, so, uh, does anyone have advice on how to tell whether an album is well-mastered??

According to the contract with Warner Bros., any of the active members of the Wu-Tang Clan, along with Bill Murray, may legally plan and attempt to execute one (1) heist or caper to steal the "Final Space" master tapes before they go in the bonfire.

msn.com/en-us/tv/news/final-sp

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Topic Lords #153: I Can't Wait For My Cockroach Lipids, ft. James and Avery. We discuss: stone paper, The Flashing Blade, The Number Ones, "King of the River" by Stanley Kunitz, and how complete a food cockroach milk is.

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"GPT-3 offers a paid API. That API is already being used by people to build custom software that uses GPT-3 under the hood.

Somewhat surprisingly, the way you use that API is to assemble prompts by concatenating strings together!"

simonwillison.net/2022/Sep/12/

I've heard lots of people wondering if Trombone Champ is Frog Fractions 3, but I just don't see it. The games use *totally* different public domain images of red curtains.

Strong Bad plays "Vampire's Castle." This is a pretty impressive attempt at taking your extremely specific nostalgia for a dismal game and making it palatable to a larger audience.

youtube.com/watch?v=C3-0vXrBww

They way this works is this is worthy of study I think. Partly it's the comedy and the added art. The pacing is also important -- it's sort of a let's-play, and it has improvised moments, but it's clearly either partly planned/scripted or heavily edited.

I've been playing Super Mario 64 DS, one star per day, for a few months now. Super Mario 64 DS takes a number of interesting liberties with the original game's design, for example some all-new levels and stars, e.g. today's: youtube.com/watch?v=Zmedh6PEqo

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Topic Lords #152: National Butterscotch Pudding Day's Eve, ft. Alex and Shannon. We discuss rebranding a country, the single-celled dog, Joe Hart not clearing out the vampire dens, National Butterscotch Pudding Day, &c.

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You wouldn't understand, mom! Only 90s kids are gonna remember this, mom!

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Remember the when it was cool to write "NUFF SAID" instead of "STOP" in telegrams to your friends, and moms got all confused? Wake up and smell the 90s, moms!

flashing lights 

A few years ago I got one of those Macbooks that has the weird long touch screen rather than function keys. This is what it looks at night. If you look down the hall it looks like the T-800 is arriving in my office. This is the only good thing I have to say about the Touch Bar.

The cenobite with a CD drive for a face launching Xenogears disc 3 at you. (Ep.80)

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