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bhrgunatha  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: AI does not understand "sexy"

Vase Farts - in a garden maybe, but a greenhouse?

Sex Your Eye Out! - This is why AI is over-hyped - it missed the obviously better "sex your eyes out".

That's what bothers me too.

I read time and again there a re no negative consequences removing these types of mosquitoes and that it's all win, but we don't really know much about controlling such chaotic systems in particular how the food chain reacts when a link is removed.

Shit - I was really hoping this was going to have a happy end.

Getting everyone out safely is really difficult.

Being an abject coward I can't understand what attracts people to dangerous sports and activities like caving.

I've also heard Psychedelic Thai or... sorry, can't help myself ... Thaichedelia?

They are beguiling though.

Someone recommended this to me as one of their favourite 2018 releases.

Khruangbin β€Žβ€“ Con Todo El Mundo playlist.

And so here they are live, too:

Not much activity here regarding a decision. I'm happy to let anyone choose but in case of paralysis why don't we:

β€’ read kleinbl00's suggestion Born of Man and Woman

β€’ watch The Mars Underground - ranked 1st in The 15 Best Free Science Fiction Movies on YouTube that zebra2 linked

EDIT: Crap - I didn't pay attention - just took the first item on the list. How about number 2, 𝑰𝒍𝒍 π‘­π’π’π’π’π’˜ 𝒀𝒐𝒖 π‘«π’π’˜π’ instead

Yes please! My reading time is limited so shorter means I can join in.


    A second study of 162 people who practiced meditation, recruited through Facebook groups devoted to meditation, found that the practice had similar impacts on self-enhancement as yoga. In this study, participants were asked to evaluate themselves based on statements like, β€œIn comparison to the average participant of this study, I am free from bias.” The study found that participants had higher self-enhancement in the hour following meditation, than when they hadn’t meditated for 24 hours.

Emphasis mine.

I've meditated for a relatively long time. When I started out I researched a lot of traditions (in a practical way by adopting them for a month or two) while I was looking for something that felt suitable. I'm still interested in other types of meditation and met a lot of people, in particular teachers and students. In that time I've met perhaps one or two people I think you could truly describe as being close to "enlightened" in the spiritual sense that meditation originates from. Not having reached that level myself I have literally no clue what that state actually is, just my conception of it.

Until I subscribed to r/meditation on reddit that is. Wow. So many people posting as if they are high level experts that understand and have conquered advanced mental states that can arise from meditation. I've also encountered plenty of people teaching about meditation that clearly don't understand what they are teaching.

While it seems I'm agreeing with the article/study it looks very flawed and I don't feel confident it's uncovered anything substantial.

    What kind of response might we have?

Well I would try my utmost to go there because now I'm desperate to know what that sound was. I wonder what the sound designers of modern entertainment would do with it?

It is a strange first contact story, (before they were named), in how limited the impact of it is, the first act is basically just discovering the village, but I suppose humanity in the wilderness is what we know him for.

The other thing that struck me about this story is our hero's "relationships" with Ngurn, who is eager for him to die to shrink his head, and Balatta, who he unwillingly sleeps with and then actively avoids in order to survive. Since zebra2 already mentioned the possible Jung connection, how do we unpack why the author chose those as the only 2 relationships he elaborates on?

Also Vngngn?

Thanks for organising this, two weeks sounds fine.

I didn't know Jack London had written any science fiction so this should be interesting.

No they've all had major and minor swapped.

It's weird how strange or unsettling songs can sound when the key changes from major to minor.

It's also weird how changing from say D major to D# or E major can give a seriously different feeling to music.

I promise to make the effort to contribute this time as long as there's not too much reading each week/selection.

I'm a slow reader and though I read every day it's not very much and this will be additional to my current habits.

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