Sigh. This COVID thing. There's only one number that matters. The retransmission rate. If it's below 1.0, we're good. If it's 1.0 or above, we're TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY FUCKED. Simple math. If it's 1.0 or above, then it is 100% certain that we need to shut everything the fuck down. You can check here: https://rt.live
God damn I am tired of idiots.
Claymation topological witchcraft
Shit's on fire...
Cloudflare, digitalocean, discord, various DNS, etc. down.
A.I. Iron Maiden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F5EGTZdCW0
Cool technique for implementing shadows using only normal maps: http://enbdev.com/doc_normalmappingshadows.htm
For those interested in all things geeky in that 1990s internet web ring kind of way: https://geekring.net/
AI helper for drawing faces: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSunooUTwKs
Philx doing a super cool old school Eddie Van Halen impression... doing tapping licks without tapping, no whammy bar action. Still... sounds very EVH.
This is a cool "boids" implementation with some predator-prey dynamics in there as well:
Predator/prey populations are graphed (red = predator, blue = prey).
Code is here: https://boids--markprobst.repl.co/
Found this on reddit, here: https://www.reddit.com/r/proceduralgeneration/comments/gwa8wf/boids_with_a_few_twists/
The emergent population dynamics seem to match real world population dynamics reasonably (predator and prey populations oscillate, with prey populations leading predator populations in time). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotka%E2%80%93Volterra_equations
Richard Pryor Star Wars Bar? How have I never seen this before? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kJkhEcQ44k
When science triumphs over religion: https://twitter.com/wokus_dei/status/1264632375524368384/photo/1
Incredible guitar cover of Edgar Winter's Frankenstein: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjTs_VX40J0
Here's a recording of it (in the background): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnyerXljmrQ
Dragged out my 12-string Taylor 355 acoustic guitar tonight, which I rarely play. Mostly I'm an electric guitar player. Hmm, one of the strings was broken. Here's the weird part: I bought this guitar in 1999. 21 years ago. This guitar is old enough to fight in a war, and old enough to *drink*. I've never changed the strings. The strings that are on it are the strings that came with it when I bought it in 1999. *hangs head in shame*. Even with a broken string, it still sounds wonderful.
I've heard of "paper circuits" but the examples I'd seen up to now were very simple, with copper tape used to lay out wires. This guy has a different take, and takes it much further. https://www.ciat-lonbarde.net/paper/index.html and here's one of his simpler circuits with some instructions that describe the process: https://www.ciat-lonbarde.net/paper/man/lilsid.gif Looks like an interesting prototyping technique. I imagine if you painted the paper with epoxy afterward, it might be fairly robust.
This neural net thing generates music and vocals as raw audio: https://openai.com/blog/jukebox/
Dovydas has done these live concerts each night for the past 45 nights. Pretty interesting if you're into guitar playing. Here's tonight's livestream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUN4trIvHAs
This is the smartest soap opera star that I am aware of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPQUaEOakNk
Wow, this is amazing...
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