the delicious irony: creators of industrial language models are now worried about no longer being able to use the web as their "commons" (i.e. other people's labor that they appropriate and commercialize) because their own outputs are "polluting" it (via https://mailchi.mp/jack-clark/import-ai-266-deepmind-looks-at-toxic-language-models-how-translation-systems-can-pollute-the-internet-why-ai-can-make-local-councils-better)
Topic Lords #100: Cold Brew Ham, ft. Jenni and Chris. We discuss Lord Chumley, edgelord teens, Lordosis behavior, Lordi - The Riff, Lord Dunsany the metalhead rewilding his estate, and Time Lords.
On a fresh Windows 10 installation, typing "python" at the command prompt brings you to the Microsoft Store page for Python.
This keeps happening if you install Python using any method other than the Microsoft Store.
Absolutely wild that they chose to do it this way rather than just, y'know, installing Python.
Topic Lords #99: I Want You To Never Show Me This, ft. Mitch and Xander. We discuss what does and doesn't qualify as a Mario game, spectrum of porcupine tunings by eigenmonzos, the Letter C, the bizarre CD-ROM game Monty Python made in the 90s, &c.
I loved this joke this morning but I don't get it any more. Has anyone done one of those tests that produce a radar chart depicting what kind of sense of humor you have? Because now I want to graph mine from day to day and watch for changes, like in Prey.
Lots and lots of games are that inventive on, for example, a $20,000 budget. What if Microsoft dropped $20 million on those developers? Well, they'd fall on their fucking face because they have no experience running a AAA studio. You know what I mean though.
The audacity and creativity on the screen in Psychonauts 2 is truly astonishing. A marvel, a joy, a triumph.
It's weird to praise a game for having a lot of interesting art in it because being full of expensive art is just what AAA games *do*. It's well-made, it's inventive, but what makes it unique and audacious is just that multiple publishers spent $X0 million making it happen. Like it's Microsoft that deserves the adulation, not Double Fine.
Topic Lords #98: That's Content, Baby! ft. Hallie and Christine. We discuss where you lost your glasses, nighttime as the time of abstract possibility and imagination, this huge tub of homemade toum, Turn Down For What, &c.
"In general, 51 percent of people say they like candy corn. But among those who think the convenience of home automation outweighs any privacy or security concerns, 71 percent like candy corn."
Sandwich Imagineer at Twinbeard. Made Frog Fractions. May or may not have already made Frog Fractions 2. He/him.
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