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May 27 2017

iggy
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iggy
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iggy
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He is no god, just a guy who came at peace with the universe by assuming that it is just a dream.

May 24 2017

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blackieloveless:

Soviet Space Dog Laika - Cigarette Pack

Russia, 1950s

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north-bi-northwest:

pocketrunner:

srsfunny:

An Idea To Prevent A Nuclear War

“My suggestion was quite simple: Put that needed code number in a little capsule, and then implant that capsule right next to the heart of a volunteer. The volunteer would carry with him a big, heavy butcher knife as he accompanied the President. If ever the President wanted to fire nuclear weapons, the only way he could do so would be for him first, with his own hands, to kill one human being. The President says, “George, I’m sorry but tens of millions must die.” He has to look at someone and realize what death is—what an innocent death is. Blood on the White House carpet. It’s reality brought home.”
- Richard Fisher, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (1981)

Never forget that part of the reason this system was never implemented was that when he presented it to his colleagues, their response was IIRC “George, that’s terrible! If he has to take an innocent life, he may never press the button.”

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May 21 2017

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Mann mit VR-Brille reitet im Hafen auf einem Schaukelmotorrad
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May 19 2017

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New paint colors invented by neural network

fieldbears:

annleckie:

lewisandquark:

So if you’ve ever picked out paint, you know that every infinitesimally different shade of blue, beige, and gray has its own descriptive, attractive name. Tuscan sunrise, blushing pear, Tradewind, etc… There are in fact people who invent these names for a living. But given that the human eye can see millions of distinct colors, sooner or later we’re going to run out of good names. Can AI help?

For this experiment, I gave the neural network a list of about 7,700 Sherwin-Williams paint colors along with their RGB values. (RGB = red, green, and blue color values) Could the neural network learn to invent new paint colors and give them attractive names?

One way I have of checking on the neural network’s progress during training is to ask it to produce some output using the lowest-creativity setting. Then the neural network plays it safe, and we can get an idea of what it has learned for sure.

By the first checkpoint, the neural network has learned to produce valid RGB values - these are colors, all right, and you could technically paint your walls with them. It’s a little farther behind the curve on the names, although it does seem to be attempting a combination of the colors brown, blue, and gray.

By the second checkpoint, the neural network can properly spell green and gray. It doesn’t seem to actually know what color they are, however.

Let’s check in with what the more-creative setting is producing.

…oh, okay.

Later in the training process, the neural network is about as well-trained as it’s going to be (perhaps with different parameters, it could have done a bit better - a lot of neural network training involves choosing the right training parameters). By this point, it’s able to figure out some of the basic colors, like white, red, and grey:

Although not reliably.

In fact, looking at the neural network’s output as a whole, it is evident that:

  1. The neural network really likes brown, beige, and grey.
  2. The neural network has really really bad ideas for paint names.

Burble Simp.

Stanky Bean.

Rose Hork.

Stargoon.

T U R D L Y

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iggy
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I bet they changed it to "12345". The same combination as his luggage.
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osunism:

brunhiddensmusings:

kineticpenguin:

tenthcorner:

supapoopa:

peterfromtexas:

Reenactor throws a spear at a drone

What a time to be alive.

“The medieval warrior, realizing the consequences of his impulsive act, immediately approached the owner of the drone and offered to pay for the damage.

The owner of the drone was so impressed by the brilliant attack that he suggested organizing a competition for bringing down “dragons” with short spears next year.

Drone owners have another year to develop a unique “dragon-like” design for their flying machines.” (x)

I am 100% cooler with this knowing that the spear-thrower realized “oops maybe I shouldn’t have done that” and tried to make it right, and that the guy who the drone belonged to was cool with it

just so everyone knows, this has already been memorialized in a runestone


@systlin

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May 18 2017

iggy
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May 11 2017

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celticpyro:

sixpenceee:

This fake brain actually has the same consistency as the real deal. So now you know how concussions happen! 

All my datafiles…contained in jelly…

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May 10 2017

iggy
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May 07 2017

iggy
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May 06 2017

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brutgroup:

The Oosterscheldekering, (Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier), between the islands Schouwen-Duiveland and Noord-Beveland) The Netherlands, (80’s) #brutgroup #utilitarianarchitecture

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May 05 2017

iggy
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May 03 2017

13:19

2007: “You are the product.”

2017: “You are the training data.”

Christ Albon on Twitter
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