Dogflowers and geyserdogs: exploring the latent space of #BigGAN using ganbreeder.app
Got me a fancy new e-bike. The 3-year-old one will go to a loving new home.
First thoughts: torque sensing is nice, but acceleration from stationary isn't as good as with a throttle. I like the motor in with the pedals. Having lights powered from the battery is a no-brainer. The higher top gear is a big improvement.
E-bikes: cheaper and healthier than steroids.
New blog post: When Visual Chatbot is wrong, it just keeps digging itself a hole.
Visual Chatbot is so much fun.
Tfw a metro station uses github more than you.
this was a huge digression from what I was supposed to be doing today, but I think these plates of waveforms from recorded speech made by Théodore Rosset in 1911 (using a weird photographic method?) are gorgeous (source: https://archive.org/details/recherchesexpr00ross)
Marriage Equality law just passed the Australian parliament!!
Is it just me, or does star jasmine smell like a slightly decayed version of real jasmine?
@firstname.lastname@example.org hmm. All my recs don't quite make it.
eBear's "Stone in the Skull" has a trans woman viewpoint character, and a formerly-woman-now-agender metal/magic person.
Bull's "Bone Dance" has an agender protagonist, but is old, from the dawn of urban fantasy.
Scalzi's "Lock In" has a protagonist whose gender and sex aren't given, but there's no sign they are subjectively non-binary.
#scifi Sunday: currently rereading A Fire Upon the Deep.
Recently read: Infomocracy, by Malka Older, which is about democracy and ways of actually have a choice (or not)
The Wrong Stars, by Tim Pratt. Good old-fashioned space opera, but with women and non-traditional relationships and generally not 1930s.
statistics. computing. genetics. choral music.
plants. birds. pastiche.
product of more than one country.
may contain nuts.
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