humanity is the awkward prepubescent phase between animal and machine

blog:personal

6419 1018

Peer review tikko kļuva par pakāpi vieglāks.

https://autoreject.org/


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sound: Metatron Omega - Evangelikon: Kosmokrator

4419 0033

If I’ll ever have to write anything on emulating the substantia nigra, the title is going to be “Black Matter Lives”.


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sound: Diary Of Dreams - Nigredo: Cannibals

3419 1306

Mid-tier konferenču gļukainie monitori, piedegusī kafija un apkaltušie pīrādziņi ir dzīve. Šodien norunāju (šī pasākuma ietvaros) referātu par jaunu metodi pusautomātiskai konektomu rēķināšanai no MRI un statistikas, slaidus publiskosim šīmēneša beigās.


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sound: Headscan - Shaper And Mechanist: Singularity

7219 1631

In a parallel universe, Papers, Please is a game about a small-name scientist trying to publish. Most other things remain the same – the poverty, the long hours in a dreary room, the constant reports up the command chain, the persistent feeling of existential emptiness and dread.


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sound: ProtoU - Lost Here: Unreal Symbols

4219 1654

I think we can all agree that, no matter our contributions to our respective fields, we will not beat 15 July 1992 when Dr. D’Eath and Dr. Payne published a paper in Phys. Rev., exploring the physics of black holes smashing into each other at relativistic speeds.

https://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevD.46.658


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sound: Atrium Carceri - Void: Humanity's Cradle

6119 1604

When you want to do a simple gauge transformation but open a gate to Hell instead.


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sound: Headscan - Shaper And Mechanist: Singularity

1119 0123

Congratulations all, we are now one semi-convenient unit closer to the secret and terrible fate of all things.


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sound: Hilyard - Furthermore: Airflows And Airlocks

61218 2123

You can’t fix stupid but you can drive it insane.


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sound: Dronny Darko - Outer Tehom: Mortal Skin

41218 0048

Šodien notika neiedomājamais – manis pagatavotu ēdienu uzslavēja ne mazāk, kā divi dažādi cilvēki. Šī ir jauna un šokējoša pieredze.


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sound: Diary Of Dreams - Nigredo: Cannibals

261118 1409

Don’t listen to the bioethicists, talk to the Chinese.


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sound: Atrium Carceri & Eldar - Sacrosanct: Sol

201118 0334

Iespējams, jauns personīgais rekords.

... tālāk ... )

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sound: Cryobiosis - Inner Stasis: Harrow

311018 1754

The concern about uFAI as an existential threat is relevant but we shouldn’t think it implies it would take no less than uFAI to obsolete us. There is already almost nothing we are able to do unequivocally better than bespoke narrow AI systems available today. Happy Halloween.


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sound: Dahlia's Tear - Through The Nightfall Grandeur: Lost In The Crystalline Enigma

121018 1332

Ūdensvada labošanas darbu dēļ mājā otro diennakti nav ūdens. Pērku ūdenstorni ar saturu patēriņam un/vai himzu labierīcību apmeklēšanai.

Update@1532: Situācija ir atrisinājusies, izpaliek zvani un gāzmaskas.


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sound: The Sisters Of Mercy - A Slight Case Of Overbombing: Lucretia My Reflection

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Man veikalos joprojām prasa personu apliecinošus dokumentus un apkārtējie joprojām cenšas rediģēt manu klausāmlisti — vismaz metaforiskajā sirdī varu justies jauns, pat, ja reālā vairs neļauj realizēt piecdienniekus un arī pēc trīsdienniekiem reizēm uzvedas aizvainoti.


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sound: Heathen Apostles - Bloodgrass Vol II: Paint The Stars

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Man ir paradums strādājot sēdēt uz krēsla malas. Kaķim ir uzradies paradums ielīst un iekārtoties brīvajā vietā man aiz muguras. Varētu sākt likt likmes par to, pēc cik šādām reizēm es tikšu pie saplosītas muguras un ballistiska kaķa.

Update: Palīdzēšana vai pārraudzīšana?


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sound: ProtoU - Khmaoch - Dai Robsa Preah

24718 1129

Dārgie draugi, kolēģi un cīņu biedri! Kā jums šķiet, vai uzdevuma specifikācija

“There should be one function to validate and optionally convert string containing a decimal number (possibly surrounded by white space, possibly quoted, possibly with plus or minus, possibly with exponent or suffixes)”

paredz sastādīt tādu funkciju, kas, cita starpā, ņem vērā un apstrādā plusa zīmi un pēdiņas padotajā parametrā-virknē?

Žēl, ka nevaru (as in burtiski nevaru, komentāri ir redzami tikai reģistrētajiem developeriem) publiski atrādīt pēdējo divu dienu episko back-and-forth ņemtni attiecīgās biļetes komentāros, kur ar katru brīdi skaidrāk parādās, ka uzdevuma pieteicēji (ieskaitot sākotnējā koda autoru) paši nezina, kādus rezultātus vēlas redzēt (pie tam tas viss attiecas uz maksimāli trivālu koda gabalu, kas pārbauda, vai patvaļīga simbolu virkne ar noteiktām pielaidēm (kas var pārsniegt standarta strtod(3) atpazītās) atbilst derīgam “double” tipa reālam skaitlim). Šobrīd tas jau ir full-on cirks.


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sound: Alphaxone - Edge Of Solitude: Overland

20718 1034

Cruelty free coffee = when I drink it and suddenly don’t hate the guts of everyone around me.

/[info]roterdama/


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sound: Moon Shrine - Winter Restlessness: The Silence Between Our Houses

18718 0133

Intelligence is the ability to make models (which is equivalent up to some appropriate morphism to the ability to successfully achieve goals in environments). General intelligence means that a sufficiently large computational substrate can be fitted to an arbitrary computable function, within the limits of that substrate. Humans might be in that category, for small values of substrate, but it would likely be quite hard to test that.


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sound: Dead Melodies - The Foundations Of Ruin: Entangled In Mortar

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It kā sīkums (literatūras un metožu apskati nav paši lielākie un nopietnākie papīri pienesuma ziņā), bet tik un tā, patīkami.

Update )

Man, protams, nebūtu iebildumu pret “great importance to the scientific community” daļu, pat, ja šoreiz tas šķiet nedaudz pārspīlēti. Tas ir darbs, kas mērāms pēdējā mēneša kafijā un beigtajos neironos, bet tik un tā, ne gluži nākotnes mācību grāmatu materiāls.


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sound: Угасание - Ice Breath Of Antarctica: Quiescency And Silence

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Things I want:

  • a PDF of this article

Things I don’t want:

  • an “enhanced” PDF
  • an “interactive” PDF
  • some ReadCube bullshit
  • a PDF of this and some other articles in this issue


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sound: Dronny Darko - Black Hive: Rivers Of Glass
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