my housemate: is Tom [my partner] on night shifts? we want to do some strimming but don't want to wake him
me: yeah he went to bed like an hour ago, don't wake him up
housemate: okay! *goes into garden* *slams back door* *stands below our bedroom window and yells at partner who's at the other end of the garden* WE CAN'T DO ANY STRIMMING BECAUSE TOM'S ASLEEP
In which a neural net prompted with NOAA's Atlantic Basin Storm Name Pronunciations guide further erodes the already tenuous link between English spelling and pronunciation
I gave a set of 2020 headlines to the neural net GPT-3, whose training data cut off in October 2019.
Having never seen 2020, it tried to predict what headlines are next on the list.
what inception level is gpt-3 describing a meme from 2019 in a pseudo-chaucerian poetry form from late 2016?
Seems like nobody is thrilled at the #nhm's new director. They claim they're for diversity but the white men who run it keep hiring other white men. The museum keeps modelling itself on brainless soulless corporations and I don't think that's compatible with their values. Certainly decolonisation is not going to be on their radar beyond lip service. I wonder what it would take for him to step down and be replaced with someone more appropriate.
I used the neural net GPT-2 to generate some April Fools pranks.
conveniently they're all pranks you play on yourself. or possibly solo performance art.
I searched for "pandas" (the python library)... I have absolutely no idea where "people" came from
saw an ad on the tube this morning for phone insurance telling me that without facebook, tinder, and google I'd have no mates, love, or answers.
I don't use any of them and yes I do not really have friends and I certainly do not have answers but I don't think that's something that massive corporations are going to fix
tldr: it was a stupid fucking advert
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