I saw this headline, "Travel your first and last mile with Google Maps," and thought it was about new interfaces for neonatal and geriatric users.
@qrs Hey, I was thinking about firing up those old Staubli PUMA 2xx arms again, and maybe wiring them up to https://letsrobot.tv . What do you think, are they worth the trouble? What kind of repeatability were you seeing? Are toolheads easy to make/buy?
A lovely, clear, and accessible introduction to "Transformer" neural nets like GPT-2 (via slatestarcodex.com)
Do you enjoy following someone's own posts, but they boost a lot of stuff you don't care about?
Did you know you can just mute their boosts without muting their posts?
1. Go to their profile page
2. Click on the menu button (the three dots in a column)
3. Click on "Hide boosts from..."
(Note: this only works with Mastodon accounts.)
This is a great article about my good friends Eric and Sonia, who are racing the clock to find a cure for her rare terminal genetic disease:
(But because it's so rare, their life-saving research is not supported by grants. If their courage and determination make you want to help, this is the best month to contribute, because a generous donor is matching May donations in honor of their PhD defenses:
Presenting: "legit", my first esoteric programming language! Programs written in legit are defined entirely by the commit graph of a Git repository. You can find the specification, examples and an implementation here: https://morr.cc/legit/
Predictable Megacorp is predictable.
Good luck with the elections, Thailand!
Surprisingly insightful article about Amazon (and Walmart).
(via Matt Levine's excellent Money Stuff newsletter)
So I got a PlayStation 4, my first gaming console ever, and I have many #gameing questions now, but the most important is:
if you buy The Witness with an extended warranty, are you in The Witness Protection Program
Generalistic and moderated instance.