I wrote a new kind of license called a "lisens" that grants future simulators permission to simulate my consciousness and/or sense of self.
The reason was that I like to build simulations and AI models and have been thinking a bit about how that practice will look in the future. I've been wondering whether future researchers would find it unethical to simulate someone's consciousness. I wrote a blog post with more info here: https://bonkerfield.org/2020/12/lisens/
This 1984 AT&T promo video for cutting over a telephone service switch by literally cutting all the old lines... 47 seconds to cut the lines. Amazing.
I've also got part of the pick+drop working in real life too. And packaged that code up separately
I put together a package with everything needed to simulate pick+drop of an object. https://github.com/lots-of-things/braccio_moveit_gazebo
also wrote a little post about the https://bonkerfield.org/2020/08/braccio-moveit-gazebo/
The Flaming Lips performing with a little social distance!
Please enjoy the new online exhibit Post Hoc, with work by
Derek BeaulieuForsyth Harmon
Lauren Lee McCarthy
Lilla LoCurto & Bill Outcault
Simon Morris & Valérie Steunou
I have reached the "writing a 4 chapter philosophical treatise on the nature of identity and why I exist" part of the pandemic.
record scratches, camera freezes, etc.
So how did I get here? well when @mike and @kev wrote about why they blog and then started #100DaysToOffload, I tried to write a quick summary of why I write a blog. But then that turned into why do I do anything, and the whole project snowballed, and 3ish weeks later I have described my "reasons."
Hello Mastodon! I have a request.
I'm trying to find a cafe that openly publishes their operating budget online. Has anyone ever heard of that?
Why? It's been my brother's and my dream to create a non-profit coop-type cafe that compensates workers fairly and keeps prices fair too. To do this I want to make some way for the whole org to be totally open. I've assumed that something like this must exist, but I just haven't ever been able to find it through a search engine or word of mouth.
i fancy myself a scientist, but really i just do math. but really i just program computers. but really i just type on a keyboard. but really i just wiggle my fingers.
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