Gemini

I got myself a gemini. Gemini is a protocol for serving hypertext, with emphasis on the 'text': it's more like Gopher than the web, with an emphasis on simplicity and privacy, and no inline links or images.

Although I'm certainly old enough, I didn't have much experience of the pre-web …

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You are not a universal machine

Point 2 in this advice to new developers is

"Never use a plugin which you can't write yourself"

I think this is really bad advice, although his less extreme version -- that you should try to read and understand other people's libraries -- is actually good, and not really the same thing …

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Sartor Resartus RNN

g CINA CONTENC MI CINE SI CENTENI SEE CONDENN DE CRE SU DE QUAENT ME CONNE CUNTUR DEACLETICE (FIUD SEE DED SEE SER SER SER SEENNN SER SER SEENN SER SER SEENDENNENCEN (_DER SER K of my own striking the more than the spirit of the morning of the Professor …

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VGG_ILSVRC gif loop

This is the output of the neuralgae algorithm, which visualises a neural net's idea of some image classes and then classifies the result and repeats, looped into a GIF, and it's exactly the sort of fluid morphing between surreal forms I've been trying to get for two years.

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Congratulations, Nerds

If you don’t like the state (read: if you don’t like paying taxes or welfare) its backing of money will seem monstrous to you. Returing to a real physical substance as a store of value is politically infeasible because we know what the banking system was like in …

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Cabin Fever

MWHALE IN THE WHALE AND BERED OF THE WHALE IN THE WHALE.

"The whale seemed the ship had been the side of the stranger of the ship would be seen the artain in the sea, and the whale was the ship was a sudden and sounding and head of the …

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