Been recording some original rag-like music today. Just finished up a song called Crooked. There's a rough part or two, but it's most of the way there.
I am 100% here for a worker-owned takedown of this gig economy bullshit:
A piece on a graphical representation of democracy and capitalism as decision making systems.
It also touches on the similarity of these graphs to deep recurrent neural networks and how social democracies with free markets act as an adaptive feedback system between the two.
I just found this very cool GAN video synthesis tutorial, wherein an AI learns to make fire from scratch.
TIL that Gregory (and then Euler) used 6.28… for their circle constant and that Euler only later switched to using 3.14…
Of course 密率 was found 1500 years before Euler was even born, and that’s in favor of the 3.14 camp, but still. It’s not obvious what the best circle constant should be.
Space aliens probably know how to play go at least to an extent that they would recognize the New Zeeland style rules. Square tesselation, cell-filling, liberty counting is something I could see them inventing.
But would they react to 3.14 is the question? Maybe they’d be like “huh…? only half a turn? do they mean to signal a 180°!? a grave insult!”
Obv today in modern day Earth we can use both. π is pretty well established as half a turn and τ can represent a full turn. When π is convenient, use it, and when a full turn is convenient, use it.
Is anyone around here ever using https://www.are.na? I'm just starting to get into it, and while I like just wandering through it like a wikipedia black hole of images I'm wondering how other people use it.
A lot of people seem to be very "designery" on it, but I like the other kinds of nerdy weirdness I find.
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/
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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