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Exploring latent space of deep networks to find stimuli that maximally activate neurons in the visual system. This is a long way from what was happening in my PhD days...

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New pre-print on 'Evolving super stimuli for real neurons using deep generative networks'. With,,,, and




People in groups are only able to see the value of something new in retrospect.


This is the VR I've been waiting for.


The embargo on Quest reviews lifted at 10:30a this morning, and there's no one more diligent & comprehensive at hardware reviews than's He calls it the 1st great standalone headset. I concur. It's an impressive engineering feat by


What if there were a place you could send observations and facts about the world such that you were confident that you would be fairly compensated if and when they were monetized?

what are the best sources to learn about the economics of various computing models - mainframe, client/server, single-tenant, multi-tenant cloud, serverless, etc.?

"The great masses have become detached from their traditional ideologies, and no longer believe what they used to believe previously. The crisis consists in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear."

Got to the first version of griddly - crowd collection of electric distribution grid - that I’m happy with. I think we can map the whole thing. Ping me if you’re interested.

If we get the immigrants here can also get the taco trucks or is that going to take some whole other reverse psychology thing?

With climate change, our fear isn't that we ~can't~ address the crisis but that we ~won't~.

If this is where so much of the despair and paralysis stems from, then shouldn't our most urgent task be to show ourselves that we will really try?

What would a maximally resilient, unflinchingly modern lifestyle look like? One in which all the basics were ensured, but which eschewed back-to-land nostalgia, anti-tech, and all of the other baggage?

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What would a more enlightened and progressive version of the prepper culture and mindset look like? I.e., taking responsibility for your own safety AND extending the circle of wellbeing to others? Community resilience and recovery, not just individual survival.

TIL: John Markoff is writing a biography of Stewart Brand.

Cities are the future: they hold an increasing percentage of the global population, they offer more opportunity and higher quality of life, and they enable much lower environmental footprint per capita.

But city dwellers are much more dependent on supply chains and infrastructure for basic "life support". As the world becomes more unsettled and climate disruption increases, will those systems adapt in time?

What's the quote that's something like "the mark of good government is the extent to which citizens can be ignorant of how it works"?

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