"the best practitioners start to get unreasonably lucky"

mailchi.mp/ribbonfarm/omega-le continues the trend of timely @vgr articles that dive into ideas that I've been nibbling at the edges of.


If you participated in the attacks on SSC, I'd be glad if you exited my life. I no longer have room in my life for digital mobsters, regardless of your stated intentions.

". . .the split-octonions, which are isomorphic to Zorn . . . "

I was not aware that Wikipedia connected to L-Space, but I took a left turn at quantum theory, and now here I am in the middle of what sounds a lot like a 1930s space opera.

Send supplies, and a good reading light.

Underrepresented folks bring underrepresented skills, plus a lifetime of experience with overcoming broad adversity. Those are both vital to solving complex business problems.

D&I is often treated like ethical backfill. And that's good.

But done well, it's also good strategy.

Touch the twitter follow, and ask: does this spark joy?

Observations from an AI conference:

Deep Learning professors will use "dream" as regular part of their technical lingo. Androids will dream, though we don't yet know it will be of electric sheep.

The Gone Away World is great gonzo fiction. Nick Harkaway gleefully reveals cards you saw him palm in dizzying combinations, and never quite as you expect.

I can't remember who recommended it to me, but I owe that person a drink.

Said it before, and I'll say it again, even at the cost of another friend: your hate bores me, but I love to watch you love.

Facebook just prevented me from DMing a gaming link to my roommate, because it went against their "Community Standards".

That's probably the straw that breaks the camel's back. Interrupting direct communications to nanny me is really not something I accept in tools.

@vgr FYI, the link to his paper on your page is broken. Google finds IEEE's page for it, but the paper is behind a paywall there: ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/1

@vgr Pierre's guided-hold solution sounds like the predictive coding model of cognition. Both use the model itself -- or rather, its predictions -- as an input to the next iteration of the model.

I wonder how his system handles surprise. Do you have a link to the paper handy?

(Glad you knew the man. He seems formidable, in the best of ways.)

The recent worldwide love affair with Bollywood is bearing strange and wonderful fruit. youtube.com/watch?v=op4B9sNGi0

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