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Letting neural networks be weird • GPT-2: It learned on the Internet
a few paraffin-y dice (sleep about half of the weight, use the 1 ounce plus 2 pounds extra when handling these onto a hot baking sheet)
ai  ml  openai 
28 minutes ago
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some half-pigeons
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and a wren(?)'s bum
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today, bluetits
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RT : To prove a point:

Please RT if you don't have a CS degree and you have a job in tech.
2 days ago
Hundreds of Bristol schoolchildren 'strike' over climate change
A parent of one protester  – who was only three – highlighted how the moment was almost bittersweet: “It’s very hard to explain to a three-year-old. She thinks that the people inside this building, the government, are going to be directly changed by this, and I really hope she’s right.”
climate  extinctionrebellion 
2 days ago
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I've made a new more stable birdbath
3 days ago
What If Our Machines Had Emotions? - BBC R&D
...all part of my colleague Emma's project on emotional machines:
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...all part of my colleague Emma's project on emotional machines:
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...and an introduction to the use of servos to create more natural movements in robotics...
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Utterly riveting and mind-expanding two days with David McGoran from giving some of a crash c…
4 days ago
All the Bad Things About Uber and Lyft In One Simple List – Streetsblog USA
A survey of 944 Uber and Lyft riders by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council in Boston last year, found that 42 percent of riders would have taken transit if the services hadn’t been available. Another 12 percent (like those U.C.L.A students and their 11,000 on-campus taxi rides per week) said they would have biked or walked their journey. Another 5 percent would have just avoided the trip altogether.

Only about 17 percent — less than one in five — said they would have made the journey in a private car otherwise. (The remainder said they would have used a traditional taxi.
uber  twats 
6 days ago
BlueSky GNSS Firewall | Microsemi
The new BlueSkyTM GNSS Firewall protects already deployed GPS systems by providing a cost-effective overlay solution installed between existing GNSS antennas and GPS systems. Similar to a network firewall, the BlueSky GNSS Firewall protects systems inside the firewall from untrusted sky-based signals outside the firewall.
gps 
6 days ago
Letting neural networks be weird • More candy hearts by neural network
I’m seeing worrying signs of a bear-based feedback loop that might lead to 100% bear content after a few more iterations of this.
ml  ai 
6 days ago
Mars One is dead
Mars One was split into two ventures, the non-profit Mars One Foundation and the for-profit Mars One Ventures. The Swiss-based Ventures AG was declared bankrupt by a Basel court on January 15th and was, at the time, valued at almost $100 million. Mars One Ventures PLC, the UK-registered branch, is listed as a dormant company with less than £20,000 in its accounts.
sigh  mars  idiots 
6 days ago
Tim O'Reilly's argument against Reid Hoffman's "Blitzscaling" — Quartz
A strong case can be made that blitzscaling isn’t really a recipe for success but rather survivorship bias masquerading as a strategy.
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Despite his earlier reservations about the legality of the model, Uber out-executed its smaller rivals, in part by ignoring regulation while they attempted to change the rules, and became the market leader.
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the market has almost entirely turned into a betting machine. Not only that, it’s a machine for betting on a horse race in which it’s possible to cash your winning ticket long before the race has actually finished.
finance  business  startup  siliconvalley 
6 days ago
Let There Be Light Switches — R / D
The light switch when jetlagged is vorhanden — suddenly present-at-hand, “oppressively obvious” —where usually its everyday resilience means it is zuhanden, simply ready-at-hand, normalised, routine.
perception  mystery  lightswitches 
7 days ago
Why You Should Work Less and Spend More Time on Hobbies
But by spending time on music, I boost some of my most important workplace skills.
sigh  creativity  business 
7 days ago
'Police forced me to spit out Mini Cheddars they thought were heroin' - Liverpool Echo
"He was saying, 'what's in your mouth, what's in your mouth', and I was struggling to say 'Mini Cheddars, Mini Cheddars' through the mouthful.
sigh  minicheddars  police 
9 days ago
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RT : A new way to listen to podcasts? Try our trial which adds images, data and more context to radio and audio, showing…
10 days ago
Why Temple Quarter redevelopment will cost more than expected
He added: “Most Bristolians will probably be thinking ‘let’s get that roundabout and section finished now’.”
mm  bristol 
11 days ago
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RT : YEY. Stockport’s has given me its blessing for a project to put a hat on its magnificent chimney in…
12 days ago
Start Up No.997: the workforce split, MPs’ Twitter mistake, Apple’s tax payback, Fortnite’s big show, and more | The Overspill: when there's more that I want to say
The Onion team works by making up headlines, and then writing the stories for it. They also keep a list of headlines that don’t quite make the cut. My favourite of those is “Man knifed with spork”.
onion  spork 
12 days ago
Chris Grayling banned from Calais after Brexit row with port's chairman
The chairman of the port of Calais has told Chris Grayling not to darken his shore again, as he accused the Transport Secretary of showing "disrespect" by planning to divert sea traffic from the French town in a 'no deal' Brexit scenario.
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