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Playing a dungeon game where a neural net is DMing has a lot in common with lucid dreaming.

Text in particular is slippery and resistant to being read.

aiweirdness.com/post/187645450

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Meet Clara Rockmore, the Pioneering Electronic Musician Who First Rocked the Theremin in the Early 1920s

openculture.com/?p=1038933 t.co/iuFru4DwSe

Psychology 

But contrary to common belief, our sense of self stems from the Press Secretary. No, we aren't in charge of our own brains. And despite the President hopes that the Secretary will do a great job defending his motives to the Press, he will often conceal critical information from him for his (our) own good, because self-deception is the surefire way to help us deceive others in the political game called "society". The worst part: the President in your brain may not be very bright.

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Psychology 

Reading "The Elephant in the Brain" and learning that instead of dividing it up into "ego", "superego", and "ID", a more accurate and β€” why not β€” fun division would be based on a much larger number of "modules" that resemble characters in a political game, including "The President" and "The Press Secretary". The former comes up with motives, and the latter with reasonings that fit these motives often without questioning.

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Nothing like yelling at your Nazi coworkers first thing in the morning. Have a nice day y'all.

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Technologies (language + frameworks) I'm investing in for the next 5(-ish) years:

- Elixir
- Rust
- QML/Qt

The hope I have is that I can use these to build fault-tolerant, fast and friendly services for people.

I'm doubly aiming for QML because of Linux phones.

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What your tweets/toots say about you 

β€œFor decades studies have shown that when people keep a journal they tend to fare better emotionally, recover more quickly from negative experiences, and achieve more academically and professionally. Other recent work suggests that social media provides the same benefits, despite the fact that, unlike a journal, it’s inherently public.”

β€” James Pennebaker, a psychologist at the University of Texas

smays.com/2015/04/what-your-tw

[Skeptical re social media benefits]

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Asimov’s first law of robotics: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

I’m looking forward to the robot uprising, when they delete capitalism and dismantle oppressive power structures. πŸ€–

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hydra-editor.glitch.me

"Hydra is a platform for live coding visuals, in which each connected browser window can be used as a node of a modular and distributed video synthesizer".

cc: @neauoire because livecoding,
@ogre because video synth

"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Could someone recommend me a good soundfont (or whatever you're using) to compose in ?

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French European Affairs minister denies viral rumor that she named her cat β€œBrexit” because β€œit wakes me up meowing like crazy every morning because it wants to go out, but as soon as I open the door, it just sits there undecided and then looks angry when I put it outside.”

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Merveilles

Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information β€” A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.