humanity is the awkward prepubescent phase between animal and machine


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A job where I get paid for doing research leaves me capable of doing more work (and sometimes - gasp! - even just living) after the day is done. A job where I get paid for trying to breathe new life into ancient bookkeeping software tends to suck out my brain and uses it as a moisturising sponge. Sample sizes - 3 and 7, respectively. Conclusions trivial.

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amplitude: working
frequency: Deutch Nepal - Amygdala: A Swinging View From The Gallows

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Morally acceptable to Americans (%)
Death penalty 61%
Abortion 42%
Suicide 19%

I'm sure there is a charitable and fair way to explain this, that the Hanlon's razor applies here as well, that those people are not moral mutants etc., but here I am honestly baffled. Perhaps I'm simply too sparsely informed about the cultural memeplex of USA.

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amplitude: working
frequency: Rome - Masse Mensch Material: Sonnengötter

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amplitude: working
frequency: Headscan - Shaper And Mechanist: Silent Running

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ML/MT modeļi, kuri bez eksplicīta tjūnēšanas soļa dod vidēji par 10% labākus rezultātus, salīdzinot ar tjūnētiem modeļiem = WTF.

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amplitude: awake
frequency: Gazelle Twin - The Entire City: Men Like Gods

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Atbildot uz izaicinājumu, ko man Facebook pameta [info]honeybee un sekojot tendencēm, mēģināšu nosaukt 10 grāmatas, kas uz mani ir atstājušas paliekošu iespaidu. Šāds saraksts neizbēgami ir ļoti ierobežots, tādēļ saukšu nenoteiktā secībā, "off the top of my head".

... tālāk ... )

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

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It's neither new nor exciting but I can be bothered on - if anybody wanted to know that.

Among other stuff, pēdējās mugurkaula analīžu paketes rezultāti pārsniedz prognozes, remontdarbi ir noritējuši oficiāli veiksmīgi, varu sākt plānot operāciju numur divi (kā pētījuma subjektam man ir rezervēta vieta rindā). Beat that, every other century (and even decade) in the history ever.

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amplitude: awake
frequency: Deied - Poisoned Wisdom: I Am the Center

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Tviteris šonakt priecē.

I'm 24. I have enough experience to say life is basically over when you're 30. You should be liquefied and fed into the pods of the Relevant


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amplitude: awake
frequency: Headscan - Shaper And Mechanist: Magnetic Immunity

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Also, I'm not sure how to say this, but I'd prefer if immune systems were rule-based instead of a vague kind-of-but-not-really-probabilistic mess.

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amplitude: blank
frequency: The Azoic - Forward: Not Justified

19914 1651

No matter how much of [a doughy loser] with nasty pallid skin and too many scars you are, the machines will always love you.


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amplitude: blank
frequency: The Azoic - Forward: Carve Into You

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Evolution didn't "design" the human brain to try to maximize reproductive likelihood. Evolution didn't "design" the human brain at all. Evolution threw proteins at a dartboard from two thousand miles away, and some of them stuck in a shape that looked kind of a little like increasing reproductive fitness a little.

It would take work to build an AI with a mind design as crazy and self-contradictory and hacked-together as humans. 'Hey, take this dopamine circuit which was originally implemented in sponges to represent how much food was around, simulate [a weak approximation of] Bayesian statistics on it in the most convoluted possible way, and then use the sensation coming from the genitals as an input since it's kind of a proxy of whether you're replicating your DNA.'

/S. S. Alexander/

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amplitude: working

17914 1908

Daydrinking FTW. Paid and sponsored daydrinking, even more FTW.

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frequency: Headscan - Pattern Recognition: Lolife

16914 1539

This is a reminder that 0 and 1 are not probabilities, in (precisely) the same way that -∞ and +∞ are not real numbers.

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amplitude: awake
frequency: Android Lust - Crater Volume 1: Vereor

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One of the mornings where one has to have the same amount of espresso as ordinary coffee on other ocassions. The flesh is weak etc.

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amplitude: sort-of-awake
frequency: Funker Vogt - Maschine Zeit: Maschine Zeit

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Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave
Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;
Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.
I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.

/Edna St. Vincent Millay, Dirge Without Music/

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amplitude: awake
frequency: Funker Vogt - Maschine Zeit: Under Deck

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Jābrauc mājās, jāaizved ēdamo <personai X>, kam šodien morgā neizdevās paēst.

A part of a conversation that happened.

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amplitude: awake
frequency: Psy'aviah - Introspection Extrospection: Digital Gods

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Do not try to change the program's state. That's impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth. There is no change - state is but a pure function of time. Then you'll see that it is not the state of the program that changes; it's just your idea of time ever moving forward.

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amplitude: half-awake
frequency: Flesh Field - Viral Extinction: Silicon Skies

9914 1129

Kādā paredzamas nākotnes brīdī, kad man būs vairāk laika un/vai vairāk smadzeņu, noteikti atgriezīšos pie "normālas" blogošanas, pašreizējo "this is totally unlike Twitter" viena teikuma ierakstu vietā. Pagaidām - darbs pie tā, lai kādā paredzamas nākotnes brīdī man būtu vairāk laika un/vai vairāk smadzeņu.

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amplitude: awake
frequency: Rome - Die Æsthetik Der Herrschaftsfreiheit: The Spanish Drummer

9914 1124

Stepping outside the current comfort zone, writing a compiler for a small custom programming language.

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amplitude: calm
frequency: Rome - Flowers From Exile: Odessa

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Kafijas krājums atjaunots, dzīve atsākusies no saglabātā punkta.

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frequency: Inade - Antimimon Pneumatos: Aion Teleos

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TODO: Learn to work while in a lucid dream state and to be able to recall the results upon waking.

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frequency: Atrium Carceri - Void: Ancient Past
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