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Home sick; watching Tick.
Testing out the WordPress iPhone app. That’s a 10-4, good buddy.
Mandatory Music: you must listen to this Steely Dan song about chasing the dragon while reading this post: The Whole30 folks characterize the cravings for sweets as the sugar dragon. In street parlance (of the 1970/80s anyway, when Steely Dan recorded their song), chasing the dragon means boiling up some heroin to inhale the vapors. While […]
So, this is terrible news: an MIT-developed artificial intelligence (AI) system was given an IQ test by U of I Chicago researchers. They report that this AI system has the reasoning skills of a 4-year-old human, but lacks the ability to answer questions of “why,” limited by the flaw of any AI system in that […]
Hey, good news from the Austin Business Journal: “Of the largest 100 urban areas in the country, Austin had the third-highest decrease in the proportion of workers commuting to work by private car or van, according to the report. Between the year 2000 and 2011, 4.5 percent of Austin-area commuters stopped driving to work.” Only […]
1. November was originally the 9th month of the Roman calendar, which makes sense, given the “nov” part (novem in Latin means 9, and more importantly, nueve means 9 in Spanish, a language I actually knew at one point). 2. Month-long observances in November include both National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) AND the Roman Church’s remembrance […]
OK, so some mathy dudes have gotten together and developed a (highly subjective) ranking system that quantifies a thing’s overall quality in terms of its fans awfulness. Their chart, Ruined By Its Fans, covers a wide variety of activities, bands, directors, hobbies, events, and other pop culture elements. For example, the work of Stanley Kubrick […]