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More evidence that AI is going to take out jobs.

Pretty sure I've seen websites that use schemes made up of Sindis Poop, Stanky Bean and Turdly.

Also, what does decorating your bedroom in Dondarf, Gray Pubic and Dorkwood say?

One minute of silence please, then post some of your favourite tracks:


Hands All Over

I mean pretty much all of badmotorfinger but ...

Searching with my good eye closed

Slaves and Bulldozers

bhrgunatha  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Lyrics I wrote

Dude, are you OK?

That was a great article.

    I’ve pointed out to some of my mathematical friends that the unconscious appears to be better at math than they are.

A colleague of mine once shared his secret problem solving technique: taking a leisurely dump. Set aside whatever it is that's causing you grief - including any politics and personalities in the office/workplace - and just let your mind wander while clearing out your system. I prefer a walk or meditation, but the point is you can often solve problems by learning to allow your subconscious/unconscious to work on it, you really need to learn to be attentive to the answers though. Sometimes they come as images or ideas or even vague feelings. I've learned to trust my "internal" answers and to develop my intuition, even when they might seem crazy or difficult or in the opposite direction your facing. You need to discriminate though, to be critical because there's usually some interpretation involved, it's rarely a literal answer. Kekulé’ had to interpret his answer - plenty of people would have simple dismissed or ignored the snake eating its own tail.

    George Zweig and I had had one of our ten hour lunches

Damn now I want to go off to the mountains or the sea or rural France for a month.

bhrgunatha  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Hubsketiquette?

    1) The share button is an upvote.

    2) Follower counts make you cool.

The problem is we're largely social beings and that by definition involves interaction with other people.. When you post a link or comment on something, what clues or evidence do you receive that someone else is affected by your action? Literally nothing but another comment or that ubiquitous 'Like' button; no nuance just a binary or at best 3-state notification good/bad/nothing.

It doesn't matter whether it's Like, upvote/downvote or share - it's one of only two feedback mechanisms and we have millennia of behavioral and social conditioning that control our response. We have masses of non verbal cues that we pick up on when we meet people physically but online there is virtually nothing. It doesn't matter whether you consciously eschew it or not, there's plenty going on under that mental veneer that you don't consciously control.

Of course... we're above all that crass vulgarity - I'm just talking about those other poor pavlovian schmucks. ;)

goobster share it and then leave a comment. Let others know you're interested and what you think - otherwise what's the fucking point?

    The country is coming together but Westminster is not.


It demonstrably isn't

Another example of the bubble that politicians live in or just typical spin?

I wondered about this as soon as Cameron resigned. Seemed like a good strategic time to call a general election with Corbyn in charge of a segmented Labour party in disarray and openly rebelling.

I can't see any viable opposition to the Conservatives even if there's some unholy alliance between Labour, the LibDems and the SNP.

I saw a lot of people express their grief and sense of loss when Bowie and Prince died.

Since they didn't appeal to me I never listened beyond what I heard at parties, on the radio or ...wherever.

On Friday I read that Mika Vainio died - apparently an accident in France.

I finally know how those people felt. I'm absolutely GUTTED. He was only 53. For fuck's sake.

So this weekend I put together a playlist of all his musical projects that I have in my collection and I've been slowly going through it. At about 40 hours long it's going to take a while. Thank god he was so prolific with his side projects and collaborations. Maybe not quite at the level of Bryn Jones or Richard James but he's left a really substantial legacy for those of us that enjoy his music.

Here's a small random sampling of some of his work.


Pan Sonic - Lataus

Pan Sonic - Vapina

Pan Sonic - Johto 2

Ø - Helium

Ø - Heijastuva

Mika Vainio - Magnetosphere

Mika Vainio - Cranes

Philus - Kuvio 3

Philus - Acidophilus

Kentolevi - Keimola

Tekonivel - Klovnit

Vainio / Väisänen / Vega - Incredible Criminals

IBM - The Oval Recording Side D

bhrgunatha  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: #trypod


I already knew about tiny desk, but alt.Latino looks excellent thanks

bhrgunatha  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: #trypod

A couple that have been silent for a while but started up again recently.

I can't say how happy I am that The Tobolowsy Files has returned - at least for the next 12 weeks.

Meet the Composer is also back. I'm just a sucker for music based podcasts.

bhrgunatha  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Queen - Somebody To Love

It's pretty unusual to find them. This was almost certainly leaked. What possible benefit could the studios have for releasing them? Some artists may want to collaborate but probably not someone as big as Queen.

There's a SongStems subreddit and if your search skills are up to it you can probably find more sources.

bhrgunatha  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: CPython internals

    one of the graduate CS students after I was pestering him about compilers

Maybe you already know but Stanford has a great Compilers course where you develop parts of a compiler for a Java-like language. When I took it there were options to use either Python or C++ in the implementation.

It's a good introductory course covering both practical and theoretical topics.

Beware - their estimate of 6-10 hours of work (if you choose to do the programming exercises) is quite low.

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