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Do computers dream of silicon sheep?

Cephalopods, Current Events, Entertainment, Math and Science, Technology

No, generally they seem to dream of Lovecraftian shoggoths, dogs, and birds. There has been much media space dedicated to Google’s Deep Dream engine, so I found a few places and submitted some pictures. First, since Deep Dream seems to love to dream about eye monsters, I figured it might enjoy an octopus, and some […]

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So you lost your job for being an ass? (formerly: How not to get caught…)

Crime, Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security

I originally wrote this article 30 Jan 2007, but it bears repeating in light of the mental giant who lost his job over getting on TV saying “Fuck her right in the pussy!” to a reporter. FHRITP heckling is, at best, juvenile.  It’s something I’d expect a 10-year-old to say just before getting his mouth […]

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5 years alcohol-free

Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen

I realized, this morning, that I am passing 5 years of being alcohol free. In November 2009 I came down with a bout of acute pancreatitis.  As I was being treated for that, my GP told me that I could no longer drink alcohol.  Frankly, I didn’t believe him, but pancreatitis was not pleasant, so […]

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Dissing the new lightsabre? You should.

Current Events, Entertainment, Technology

  By now, you’ve seen that clip of the lightsabre from the upcoming Star Wars money grab, due out soonish.  And you’ve probably seen people dump on it.  And you’ve probably seen people defend the design with an argument like: It’s just a movie. Yes, it is just a movie.  I can’t deny that. However, […]

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