humanity is the awkward prepubescent phase between animal and machine

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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

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

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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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Gatavojamies līdz šim lielākajam eksperimentam, kam vajadzētu ar zobu galiem ietilpt pašreiz pieejamajos resursos (2×107 AdEx neironu ar kabeļu morfoloģiju un pasīvu arboru bioloģijai atbilstošās tipu proporcijās, ~4×109 ķīmisko sinapšu (AMPA, NMDA, GABA, DA) ar STP, vSTDP un homeostāzi, starpšūnu vides elektrodinamika/LFP). Principā, summa summarum visam līdz šim padarītajam - tīklene, primārā vizuālā garoza, atgriezeniskās saites uz un no LGN, papildināts GCAL-veidīgs orientāciju modelis atbilstoši Bednar, J. A. (10.1016/j.jphysparis.2011.12.001).

Šobrīd visvairāk nervozēju par iespēju, ka jēlajiem izejas datiem varētu pietrūkt vietas. Jaunu 4 TB disku pirkt īsti nekārojas, bet ir aizdomas, ka vajadzēs (un arī tad cerībā, ka pietiks ar vienu). Tā dzīvojam.

Among other things, having a science-ish job is great. Set up a few extremely resource-intensive and almost entirely automated tasks, drink coffee and read books for the rest of the day (of course, that's one such day for three others of digging through obscure & badly written papers, fixing others' stuff, and despair; but still).

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frequency: Atrium Carceri - Void: Trembling

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This is how Jupiter shields the inner planets from the asteroid belt (pink - Hilda group, cyan - Trojans).


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frequency: VNV Nation - Judgement: Descent

61114 1303

Fuck the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.

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frequency: Kammarheit - The Starwheel: A Room Between The Rooms

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Šopiektdien (2014-11-07), no plkst. 18:00 līdz slēgšanai, Vērmanes dārza "Apsara" tējas namiņā rīkosim neformālu patējošanu par SIM (substrātneatkarīga prāta), MU (mind uploading) un WBE (pilnas smadzeņu emulācijas) tēmām.

Galdiņš būs rezervēts. Izdalīšanai līdzi paņemsim atlikušās "Death is Wrong" brošūras kopijas. Aicināti visi interesenti.

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I think I have remembered how it is to love.

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Pievienojos Lindas Curikas sajūsmai par Latvijas Ārstu biedrības izcilo izvēli Gada cilvēka sabiedrības veselībā titulam.

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Happy Halloween.

The actual words come from the quasi-autobiography of R. Jefferies, a mild-mannered late XIX century nature and children's writer, which perhaps further underlines their effect.

Here [the whirlpool of human life] rushes and pushes, the atoms triturate and grind, and, eagerly thrusting by, pursue their separate ends. Here it appears in its unconcealed personality, indifferent to all else but itself, absorbed and rapt in eager self, devoid and stripped of conventional gloss and politeness, yielding only to get its own way; driving, pushing, carried on in a stress of feverish force like a bullet, dynamic force apart from reason or will, like the force that lifts the tides and sends the clouds onwards. Yet the agitated pool of life is stonily indifferent, the thought is absent or preoccupied, for it is evident that the mass are unconscious of the scene in which they act. Nor do they receive any more sunshine during their lives, for they are unconscious of the sun.


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301014 1259

The top 100 most-cited papers of all time.

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261014 1103

Blood-brain barrier opened on demand for first time to treat cancer.

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261014 0413

The leg is trying to kill me but the brain doesn't give a fuck any more. Too tired to write system specification docs, sudo shutdown -r

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frequency: Forma Tadre - Navigator: Gates

251014 1142

Leak textbooks, not nudes.

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frequency: Coph Nia - That Which Remains: Opus 77

241014 1637

Five steps, one stumble, one anterior cruciate ligament injury. Luckily a partial tear but still, what the metaphorical fuck.

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frequency: :Wumpscut: - Wreath Of Barbs: Christfuck

221014 2052

Anything can be measured. If a thing can be observed in any way at all, it lends itself to some type of measurement method. No matter how "fuzzy" the measurement is, it's still a measurement if it tells you more than you knew before. And those very things most likely to be seen as immeasurable are, virtually always, solved by relatively simple measurement methods.

Duglasa V. Habarda How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business ir negaidīti laba daļēji tehniska grāmata par informācijas teorijas un teorētiskās ekonomikas krustpunktā atrodamajiem jautājumiem. Pagaidām esmu ticis cauri tikai ievadam un pirmajai nodaļai ("Yes, I Mean Anything"), bet šobrīd šķiet, ka tās būs vērtīgi ieguldītas stundas.

Turpinot literatūras tēmu - The Martian by A. Weir is one of the best works of fiction I've read in a long, long time.


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frequency: VNV Nation - Praise The Fallen: PTF2012

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Koheleth: We are Homo Sapiens Sapiens, thinking people! What happens to us when we are no longer the thinkers? Who becomes a moral subject – the monkey playing on his PlayStation, or the machine discovering new theorems, breaking new ground? It troubles me deeply, Bokonon.

/The Dialogues Between Bokonon and Koheleth, 2014-08-22/


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frequency: VNV Nation - Praise The Fallen: Procession

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Voyager abu ierīču nestā "Zelta ieraksta" pilns saturs, ejiet un klausieties!

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frequency: Sturmast - Ibis Redibis Nunquam In Bello Peribis: The Regiment Is Departing

211014 2315

Heh, 1337 WUs in Folding@home.

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Koheleth: I still buy books, and I love having them. But one day I will set them all afire, with everything I own. I will walk away with the clothes on my back and a computer in my pocket. And on that computer will be wisdom and knowledge, art and culture, music, pictures, money and a map of the Earth.

And I won't be alone.

/The Dialogues Between Bokonon and Koheleth, 2014-09-18/


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