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.
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.
Reading "The Elephant in the Brain" and learning that instead of dividing it up into "ego", "superego", and "ID", a more accurate and — why not — 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.
If someone uses the words "postmodern neo-Marxism", it's a good tell that you're dealing with a buffoon.
the #Voynich Manuscript has been deciphered!
Some serious #conlang inspiration contained within
What your tweets/toots say about you
“For 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.”
— James Pennebaker, a psychologist at the University of Texas
[Skeptical re social media benefits]
The Federation Fallacy https://rosenzweig.io/blog/the-federation-fallacy.html
The Feynman Lectures on Physics now free: http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/
Loss For Words (Vector Lovers Remix) | Solvent
Could someone recommend me a good soundfont (or whatever you're using) to compose in #orca?
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Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — 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.