~ hello everyone ~
Trained as an engineer (systems&control), now a Bangalore based consultant in the space/satellite sector. I work remotely. Current prominent interests converge on cartography, sustainability, farming, most things wabi-sabi.
I enjoy spending my time rock climbing/hiking, playing music or pretending to code (mostly working on CV/ML things).
Went cold turkey on most social media in 2018, came here now instead. Let's see where this goes.
@vgr linked to this earlier: https://srconstantin.wordpress.com/2019/02/25/humans-who-are-not-concentrating-are-not-general-intelligences/
Anyone out here that's played around with the GPT2 on "new-agey" poetry, essays and the ilk? A counterpart for the corporate BS generator in the art/lit world, is what I'm hoping to find.
The soothing promise of our own artisanal internet
The Art of Bullshit: On charlatan-esque word porn (and strategy management).
Enjoying my beginner's wade through disillusionment (or enlightenment?) in this world, hah.
Are there any recent scientific studies out there on water usage for cultured meat? Curious what the water footprint of it is and where this falls in comparison to other food products (meat/plant based). Only series of work I could find was here: https://www.new-harvest.org/environmental_impacts_of_cultured_meat
Challenge for sci-fi writers: help us imagine a postcapitalist future we could live in. Build us a world with economics that are not just "inequality turned totalitarian" (Hunger Games), "Collapse" (Mad Max) or "hand-wave" (Star Trek)!
From having studied ML and control systems in academia a few years ago, I am wondering if a similar distinction can be made between the rapid progress of data hungry supervised ML (read "deep learning") techniques and the much older school of control engineering, steeped in Kalman filters/observers etc. with a more conservative and rigorously math-heavy approach that looks for guaranteed performance/margins.
Harking back to the Thailand rescue story from last month, this thread (along with the article) offers up the contrasting natures of Silicon Valley's "move fast & break things" approach and a different culture of "move slowly & don't break things" - both schools of thought very useful in building expertise.
Remember the story of the pottery lessons?
PoundArt -- about Random Computer Comics http://www.poundart.com/art/randcomix/about.html
I want scifi films in which there is a vibrant, detailed, complex universe with plenty of background lore, but is about, say, a teenage girl finding her lost cat, or a group of socially awkward queers starting a band, or middle aged single homos finding love, or a pair of friends (one human and one alien) going on a camping trip where nothing bad happens.
City street orientations around the world:
Any urban designers in the house?
This was brought to my attention on Twitter. Thoroughly enjoyed it: https://autotranslucence.wordpress.com/2018/05/21/crack-open-your-identity/
Also helped me to formulate a new game—assumption pyramid reverse jenga: https://twitter.com/matthew_sweet/status/1018770490717102080?s=21
reading this article, it occurred to me that we should build a federated calendar service to break free of google's monopoly https://medium.com/s/story/how-i-fully-quit-google-and-you-can-too-4c2f3f85793a
Mastodon instance for attendees of Refactor Camp, and members of various online/offline groups that have grown out of it. Related local groups with varying levels of activity exist in the Bay Area, New York, Chicago, and Austin.
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