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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!

youtube.com/watch?v=E4crHldKx6

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Oh no

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. >>

tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php

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.

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<< Occasionally after a large in-game explosion, Steven Tyler can be heard saying "Toasty!" in a high-pitched voice >>

as I said, quite worrying

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Today for some reason I found myself thinking about something quite worrying

that Aerosmith made an arcade game in the 1990s

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revoluti

One night in Atlantis and the world's your oyster.

I wonder how much of Web and social media comments have now been quietly replaced with GPT-3

I wonder how I could tell

I wonder if I have

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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.

aiweirdness.com/post/636407379

(I mean, other than that this would be reasonable, and the Web ecosystem is the exact opposite of reasonable)

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I wonder what year JSON will finally replace HTML and CSS as the serialization format of the browser DOM

Since all HTML is written by machines now anyway, I see no reason why this won't happen.

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
* numbers
* list or array structures
* data tables
* rules
* functions
* namespaces
* unnamed but distinguishable objects/structures with identical contents
* unambiguous portable references to objects/structures/names in other systems/networks/databases

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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. zachwhalen.net/pg/horrrrr/book

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Really happy to finally get out this update about goings-on in @spritelyproject spritelyproject.org/news/state

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!

what if Half-Life, but instead of headcrabs, pancakes

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'

microsoft.com/en-us/security/b

Perlin Noise is what you hear if you travel back in time and show Merlin the Wizard a copy of Perl

I wasn't sure if it was a sigh or a sob, but he wouldn't speak to me again for centuries

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Hey, @natecull

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: aeon.co/essays/the-rise-and-fa

Thinking about @cwebber 's Spritely discussion on object names and identities here:

groups.google.com/g/cap-talk/c

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)

What if web pages had to pay me every time theirJavascript ran on my computer and put my CPU to 100%

I think that would be fair

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