Novas: The Whole Ridiculous Thing
Six episodes in and Legend of the Condor Heroes 2017 continues to impress me as the best TV version yet of probably *the* most famous Chinese martial arts epic ever.
If you like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, etc, then this is a great time to get on board the Jin Yong train.
Genghis Khan! The Jin-Song wars! Kung fu princesses! (multiple of) Kung fu witches! The forbidden NINE YIN BONE CLAW skill! A martial arts tournament! (of course) Romance! (multiple of) A big war!
Oh no no no
<< And oddly, it worked; many Gen-X'ers who never had heard of Aerosmith before became fans of them due to their exposure to the game. >>
Of course we played it, it had an X on it. Those were the 90s, that was the rule. If there was an X on a thing, you had to do that thing, no matter how bad it was.
X Files. X Box. Direct X. American History X. Max OS X. Jason X. xXx. Revolution X Featuring Aerosmith.
<< Occasionally after a large in-game explosion, Steven Tyler can be heard saying "Toasty!" in a high-pitched voice >>
as I said, quite worrying
Today for some reason I found myself thinking about something quite worrying
that Aerosmith made an arcade game in the 1990s
GPT-3 generates reviews for the tiny neural net char-rnn's chaotic recipes.
GPT-3 is apparently trying to produce reviews that could plausibly be written by whatever weird humans are visiting this mangled recipe website.
(I mean, other than that this would be reasonable, and the Web ecosystem is the exact opposite of reasonable)
I still wish I had a simple way of creating and sharing small (smaller than a web page, but could be bigger) pieces of knowledge online
That didn't *force* me to do it online
Where 'knowledge' could include all of
* Unicode text
* list or array structures
* data tables
* unnamed but distinguishable objects/structures with identical contents
* unambiguous portable references to objects/structures/names in other systems/networks/databases
Zach Whalen generated a comic book using a neural net & an EC Comics archive, and it is a treasure. Imagine being stoned and running across a physical copy of this. http://www.zachwhalen.net/pg/horrrrr/book.pdf
Really happy to finally get out this update about goings-on in @spritelyproject https://spritelyproject.org/news/state-of-spritely-december-2020.html
tl;dr RacketCon talk up, progress on the serializing-a-running-world system (Aurie), making progress towards textual virtual worlds.
Enjoy! And thanks to @davidrevoy for the INCREDIBLE character artwork!
FROST: So what in a sense, you're saying is that there are certain situations - and the Funding Committee of the National Science Foundation being turned into frogs was one of them - where a physicist can decide that it's in the best interests of Science or something, and do something unphysical.
FEYNMAN: Well, when a physicist does it that means that it is not unphysical.
FROST: By definition.
FEYNMAN: Exactly. Exactly.
-- The Non-Repeatable Frost/Feynman Lectures (SCP Foundation copy)
'Zero Trust' is kind of a weird way of spelling 'Trust Your Cloud Provider With Absolutely Everything'
Were you the one who was talking extensively about Tolkien and the Inklings a few weeks back?
Aeon published this article which I think you'll really enjoy on the topic: https://aeon.co/essays/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-oxford-school-of-fantasy-literature
Thinking about @cwebber 's Spritely discussion on object names and identities here:
The discussion of delegated authority through facets seems cool.
I feel though that this is where 'edge names' would become very relevant: if a 'dog' object has two users X and Y, then 'X.dog' and 'Y.dog' (in OO accessor syntax) are literally different objects, not just two names resolving to the same object. Could this be true in all cases?
(Such names maybe wouldn't be sharable)
and we're all gonna shine a light together
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