Computer for one?

Apr 18

“You could go to any Levellers concert and stand in the middle and shout, ‘Jeremy!’, and 75% of the audience would turn round.” — The 30 Harshest Musician-on-Musician Insults in History – Flavorwire

Apr 17

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Apr 09

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Apr 01

On the subject of being an English major

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I think this sums it up nicely.

Mar 30

I’ve now had Netflix for about 3 months. I’m going to try and write a little something about most of the stuff on my “recently watched” list

Mar 29

One sentence review of Shae Carruth based on Primer and Upstream Color

It’s exciting how boring he is!

Mar 25

“In a study released Friday (paywall) in the journal Current Biology, researchers asked 170 subjects whether the expressions of pain shown on faces in a series of videos were real or faked. They found that the humans’ collective empathetic ability was about the same as a coin flip—they read the expressions correctly only 50% of the time. Even after researchers trained the subjects to read the subtle, involuntary muscle triggers that experts use to tell when an emotion is being faked, they were only right 55% of the time.

With the same footage, the computer program could see which people were in real pain 85% of the time. “This is one of the first examples of computers being better than people at a perceptual process,” researcher Marian Bartlett told Wired.” — Your phone will read people’s emotions better than you ever could - Quartz
i should get a better phone.

Mar 21

my computer is clearly not that smart. also, when did i sign up for alerts from The Catholic League?

my computer is clearly not that smart. also, when did i sign up for alerts from The Catholic League?

Mar 18

“Funny enough, the Irish didn’t learn to love corned beef until coming to America, where they picked up the taste from their Jewish neighbors in the urban melting pot of New York City.” — The Dark History Of Green Food On St. Patrick’s Day : The Salt : NPR
And we didn’t learn to love writing horrifically sad tales of woe until we hooked up with the Irish so, win win!

Mar 17

In case you were wondering if I live in a bubble in my elitist, effete NYC world…

In case you were wondering if I live in a bubble in my elitist, effete NYC world…