humanity is the awkward prepubescent phase between animal and machine

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191214 1956

Another end of year, another backup of my library. One 100 Gb BDXL Blu-ray disc more than the previous year, lots of new hi-res scans.

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frequency: Rome - A Passage To Rhodesia: The River Eternal

191214 1507

Pamanīju, ka pēdējos trīs gadus neesmu mainījis ekrāna fonu. Sapratu, ka tuvākajā laikā nemainīšu.


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frequency: Neon Shudder - Vestigial Data: Damage Patterns

191214 0357

Today, started to use adaptive screen temperature software (f.lux on the workstation, Twilight on tablet & phone). Already less eye strain.

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frequency: Death In June - But, What Ends When The Symbols Shatter?: The Giddy Edge Of Light

181214 1309

Iespēja palaist eksperimentu, pieslēdzoties darbstacijai no planšetes un neizlienot no gultas = FTW. Splitting headache = not FTW.

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frequency: Fields Of The Nephilim - The Nephilim: Love Under Will

181214 0319

New lemma. Dozen lines of code that precisely carry out the intent. Minor gain of status or influence within some group. Refusal of a tempting but potentially damaging offer. Time is the one thing I have, and my utility function permits delay but not deviation.

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frequency: Headscan - Pattern Recognition: Lolife

101214 1126

Overworking is the new black. I'll be in London this weekend but not to take a break or anything frivolous like that.

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frequency: Ayreon - 01011001: Waking Dreams

101214 1019

This should be the accepted standard for deciding if one should take photos of their meal (h/t Samantha Cristoforetti a.k.a. AstroSamantha).


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frequency: Tenhi - Väre: Vastakaiun

91214 1601

Tversky & Kahnemann missed a really obvious thing: System 0. Not thinking at all. Thinking slow, fast, and not at all.

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frequency: Covenant - United States Of Mind: Still Life

51214 1254

Mistakes are essentially search cost.

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frequency: Inade - Antimimon Pneumatos: Canon Of Proportion

51214 1145

The path of artifice holds that humans have many deep inadequacies holding us back from winning, and that our machines, unbound from our sentimentality and conservatism could win, and therefore advocates accelerating the arrival of the machine gods from the outer expanse of the abstract space of all possible minds which, out of our provinciality, we deem inhabited only by ourselves.

The path of augmentation holds that someone is going to win and that it could be us, by way of perseverance, cunning, and self-improvement, and therefore advocates getting our own shit together and incorporating technology into ourselves.

On the meta level, there is an obvious synthesis of these two. Someone is going to win, someone is going to eat the stars, and, if done right, there won't be any meaningful distinction between that which we had created and that which we would have become.


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frequency: Inade - The Axxiarm Plains: Movement And Construction

31214 0939

Remote work is the best thing since the first appearance of another member of the set of stereotypically and/or conventionally good things.

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frequency: Rome - Flowers From Exile: Odessa

21214 1315

Es domāju, ka V. Rudzītis beidzot ir sasniedzis WTF piesātinājuma punktu. Necitēšu, viss teksts ir viens vienīgs enciklopēdisks citāts.

P.S. Viena more charitable reading iespēja varētu būt to traktēt kā satīru, bet, ņemot vērā to, kas ir zināms par autoru līdz šim, tas man šķiet ļoti mazticami.

Update: sasaukta LPB ārkārtas sēde par Psihorudzīša diploma atņemšanu, LPB paziņojums situācijas sakarā.

Update #2: Situācija atrisināta operatīvi.


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frequency: Inade - Colliding Dimensions: With The Flood To Light

21214 1100

Universities should use [CLRS] as their main algorithms textbook. And it should be used for all other courses, too. Not just CS courses, either. All courses.

/T. Cormen, co-author of CLRS/


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frequency: Rome - Masse Mensch Material: Neue Erinnerung

281114 1153

Mana atbilde par to, kā notiek smadzeņu reversā inženierija (lietas, ko es leģitīmi daru darba laikā).

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frequency: Qntal - Qntal IV/Ozymandias: Indiscrete

261114 1440

Cīpsla atkopjas ātrāk, nekā biju paredzējis, ļoti labi.

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frequency: Rome - A Passage To Rhodesia: The Fever Tree

261114 1334

Will run 3 experiments (L5 RSad PNs, L4 BCs, & a reduced NC slice model) using Strahler's analysis per http://l.md/f82 tonight. In other news, this blog is definitely not turning into a clone of my Twitter account, not at all.

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frequency: Headscan - Pattern Recognition: Zero Sun

241114 1628

90. diena jaunajā darba vietā: tiku pie personīgā papīrgroza. Uzkrājušamies kultūrslāņa sarukuma apjoms: episks.

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frequency: Rome - Flowers From Exile: Swords To Rust - Hearts To Dust

121114 1121

Livestream of ‪Philae‬ landing on 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Another kind of livestream. Here's to safe descent and touchdown.

Update: 30 minūšu "starpbrīdis" līdz signālam no nolaižamā aparāta vai ziņai par neizdevušos nolaišanos.

Update: Saņemts veiksmīgas piezemēšanās signāls.


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frequency: Stray - Abuse By Proxy: Sleep As Metaphor

121114 0906

I'll say just this: "Interstellar" ir cienīgs pēctecis "2001".

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frequency: Atrium Carceri & Eldar - Sacrosanct: Tomorrow's Dust

111114 1305

Five-and-counting coffee morning, this.

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frequency: Rome - A Passage To Rhodesia: Hate Us And See If We Mind
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