humanity is the awkward prepubescent phase between animal and machine

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29416 0033

So, I’m just sitting here, slack-jawed at “[stimulating ‘pleasure centres’] is known to release neurotransmitters (the body’s feel-good messengers)”. I mean, NO. BAD. THAT IS NOT HOW YOU NEUROSCIENCE. To me, the quoted statement reads roughly like “hitting the ‘on’ button is known to release electrons (the Universe’s video game messengers)”.

The product itself? Eh, I think it will work, just not terribly well.

Update: apparently it does work, just not terribly well.


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sound: Deied - Formation Of Chaos: 4

27416 0411

There are many varieties of the Unix Russian Roulette. This one’s mine: sudo rm -f $(ls -d -1 /usr/bin/* | sort -R | head -1)

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sound: Android Lust - Devour, Rise, And Take Flight: Memory Game

26416 1537

This is cheesy as fuck but somehow it’s stuck in a loop for the last hour or so and I'm actually starting to like it.

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sound: Information Society - Hack: Mirrorshades

26416 1116

Kopš vakardienas strādāju par programmētāju Scandiweb. Pirmie iespaidi ir neslikti, strebju kafiju, eju cauri mācību un indoktrinācijas kompānijas politikas materiāliem. Izskatās pēc “maksā labi, darbs smadzenes nelauž” situācijas, kas apvienojumā ar maniem ārpusdarba darbiem ir lokāli optimāli.

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sound: Grendel - Inhumane Amusement: Nothing Like Senses

20416 1009

Eventually any computer will crash, ergo in practice the oracle for the halting problem can be implemented by a function that returns true.

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sound: TriORE - Three Hours: Fires Burn, Like Fires Do

19416 1608

Elektriskā homeopātija” jeb elektrības patēriņu samazinošās mitrās salvetes, one of the fuckest things I’ve seen in some time.

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sound: Covenant - United States Of Mind: Like Tears In Rain

19416 1228

Thought of the day: “Separation of Church and State” as an idiom works for programming languages, too.

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sound: Covenant - Northern Light: Call The Ships To Port

9416 0044

Falcon 9 first stage successfully landed on drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean, impressive work by SpaceX.

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sound: Covenant - United States Of Mind: Like Tears In Rain

8416 2314

Apparently I now have “diffusion MRI data preparation and analysis” among the things I could write in my CV, which is not bad, as things go.

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sound: Coph Nia - Lashtal Lace: Alone And Godless

1416 1337

Clear and present future: Verilog to DNA compiler, paper, supplementary material, demo. Not an April Fools joke.

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sound: Atrium Carceri - Void: Passage

22316 0224

Par empātiju un diviem altruismiem (arīdzan relevanti).

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sound: Inade - The Axxiarm Plains: Breaking The Walls

17316 0300

Vakar radio Naba raidījumā “Nezāle” sniedzu interviju par un ap transhumānismu un mums. Stomīšanos un balss “lūzumus” centīšos attaisnot ar pēdējo divu nedēļu gripu.

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sound: :Wumpscut: - Wreath Of Barbs: Bleed In Silence

15316 1109

AlphaGo won the last match. The final score of the challenge event: 4-1 in favor of the machine.

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sound: Empusae - Error 404 Metaphorical Loss: Alkevar

12316 0110

This must be the worst fever I’ve had in years. Total lack of motivation and productivity.

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sound: Art Of Empathy - Posthuman Decadence: If This Is A Man

9316 1147

Citās ziņās – AlphaGo uzvar pirmo maču no pieciem pret Lī Sedolu.

Update: un otro, un trešo.

AlphaGo doesn’t actually play kami no itte, but human professionals can’t detect AlphaGo’s departures from it.

Update:uzvar ceturtajā mačā.


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sound: Alcest - Les Voyages De L'Âme: Summer's Glory

8316 1207

Name a proposition and I’ll tell you whether I think it’s true and what would change my mind.

Please try to make propositions atomic, or at least non-conjunctive (conditionals and negations are acceptable). Idea taken from B. Yudkowsky on Facebook.


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sound: Rome - Nera: Reversion

5316 0130

Bottle of white German wine and a set of synaptic dynamics experiments (new code that accounts for spine densities) to run. Weekend begins.

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sound: Autumn - Summer's End: Gallery Of Reality

29216 2352

Nightmares again, back from sleep to coding. At least the abstract space of computations is pleasantly uninhabited, for the time being.

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sound: Ides Of Gemini - Constantinople: One To Oneness

26216 0005

Šovakar: sēdēju zem segas ar drudzi, rakstīju ar tālāko pilnīgi nesaistītas lietas, iedomājos sekojošo (vēl pāris reižu jāizlaiž caur galvu, ja nu esmu palaidis garām ko būtisku), parēķināju: atgriezeniskie perceptroni, vieni no deep learning pamatelementiem, ir ekvivalenti Markova ķēdēm ar pieaugošas pakāpes nosacījumu (ja parastās Markova ķēdes ir izsakāmas kā \(P(x_{1}, \dots, x_{n}) = P(x_{1}) P(x_{2} | x_{1}) P(x_{3}|x_{2}) \dots P(x_{n} | x_{n - 1})\), tad šeit ir runa par \(P(x_{1}, \dots, x_{n}) = P(x_{1}) P(x_{2} | x_{1}) P(x_{3} | x_{2}, x_{1}) \dots P(x_{n} | x_{n - 1}, \dots, x_{1})\)).

Ja tā ir taisnība, tad tas varētu nozīmēt, ka vismaz daļā gadījumu (interesanti, vai/kā tas translējas no ierindas RNN uz, piem., LSTM vai NTM) standarta Beijesa grafu modeļi ir izmantojami par praktisku alternatīvu semantiku DL klasifikatoru izskaidrošanai un pētniecībai.

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21216 1609 : Future Day 2016

Atzīmējot ikgadējo Nākotnes dienu, 1. martā Vērmanes dārza “Apsaras” tējas namiņā no 17:00 līdz 22:00 svinēsim un apspriedīsim mūsu kopīgi veidoto nākotni omulīgā atmosfērā, pie tējas un cepumiem, ar diskusijām un dalīšanos pieredzē. Aicināti visi interesenti.

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sound: Elend - Winds Devouring Men: Charis
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