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A plague-like collection of mayflies in the early morning of the summer solstice 2015
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Seems that the Portal software required to work with +Synapse Wireless only works on 32-bit Ubuntu 12.10, it fails to function even with all the correct 32-bit font libraries installed.
Sadly, that kills my weekend plans.
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What's the best app/library for indexing and retrieving 100GB of xml/json? Elastic Search? SOLR? something else?
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+Erik de Castro Lopo Thanks, I'll look into that.
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Downtown Boston
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I'm in the Kendall square lobby now
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Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome, a metabolic disease, is associated with a bizarre neuropsychiatric syndrome. Patients involuntarily injure themselves and commit elaborate acts of social self-sabotage. They report that they are alarmed at their behavior, and that it is not intentional. And yet the sabotage appears intentional: they yell hurtful things at close friends, find weapons and injure themselves, grab the wheel of vehicles and steer them into traffic.

This seems to imply something about behavior-selection generally. For instance, I'm afraid of heights. Deeply, mortally afraid. Sometimes, I clench my fists and start to sweat looking up at a high place. But I'm not afraid I'll fall. I know that that won't happen. I'm afraid I'll jump. 

Here's my suspicion:

Behavior-selection is, at its core, merely a series of simulations. We simulate a number of possible courses of action, select one, then execute. This seems to imply, interestingly, that the most highly-suppressed courses of action -- the most disastrous things it is possible to do -- are presented for review alongside the more reasonable ones. For me, those options are suppressed, but nonetheless cause some anxiety. For the Lesch-Nyhan patient, those simulations are sometimes executed before being presented for review, leading to horrific (and seemingly unintentional) self-injury. 

If true,, the weird fear that you'll jump off a high building, or steer your car into traffic, is a perfectly normal side effect of the simulations which precede behavior-selection, not completely insane.

I feel a little better now.
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I'm really impressed with some of the products from TNT Fireworks. I was sitting about fifteen feet from these while they launched.
My favorite was one called "corruption" that looked like an artillery barrage.
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whoa, trippy! so many wallpapers
 
All of these images were computer generated!

For the last few weeks, Googlers have been obsessed with a internal visualization tool that Alexander Mordvintsev in our Zurich office created to help us visually understand some of the things happening inside our deep neural networks for computer vision.  The tool essentially starts with an image, runs the model forwards and backwards, and then makes adjustments to the starting image in weird and magnificent ways.  

In the same way that when you are staring at clouds, and you can convince yourself that some part of the cloud looks like a head, maybe with some ears, and then your mind starts to reinforce that opinion, by seeing even more parts that fit that story ("wow, now I even see arms and a leg!"), the optimization process works in a similar manner, reinforcing what it thinks it is seeing.  Since the model is very deep, we can tap into it at various levels and get all kinds of remarkable effects.

Alexander, +Christopher Olah, and Mike Tyka wrote up a very nice blog post describing how this works:

http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2015/06/inceptionism-going-deeper-into-neural.html

There's also a bigger album of more of these pictures linked from the blog post:

https://goo.gl/photos/fFcivHZ2CDhqCkZdA

I just picked a few of my favorites here.
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+Dan Doel I believe it's called the "dog hallucinator"
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Tonight's entertainment is taking off a countertop
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Looks as if it'd be as easy to just rebuild the whole thing.
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Three weeks in Boston, lots of adventures!
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We're in the Kansas City area. I believe he lives in KC, MO.

I love that you have a maker space! I'm going to try to get to the Makers Faire this summer.
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Unfiltered collection of media recorded at Artisan's Asylum on 2015, May 30th. There is much to say about this, I'll post more text later.
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Wow, their place looks awesome!
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Education
  • University of North Alabama
    Interdisciplinary Studies, 2010 - 2013
    Mostly Computer Science courses with a sprinkling of Management, Economics and Psychology
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Roane State Community College
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Relationship
Single
Other names
Robert Benjamin Gilliam
Story
Tagline
program(Python, Haskell) µcontroller(Arduino,msp430), unicycle(mountain, commuter), languages(English, Swedish)
Introduction
Male, born 1971
Lived in fifteen US states as well as Sweden and Finland.
Bragging rights
Started the #haskell irc channel (has ~800 people as of 2012) started an academic journal The Monad.Reader, disorganized programming language conferences including EuroHaskell 2003 and AngloHaskell 2005
Work
Occupation
coder
Skills
Python, Arduino, C++, elisp, English, Swedish
Employment
  • Scanned In Avians
    Software Sulemain, 2011 - 2012
  • Digium
    Tech, 2010 - 2011
  • Widian
  • SolutionsPlus
  • Medius Net
  • SM&A
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Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Huntsville al
Previously
Muscle Shoals, AL - Florence AL - Birmingham, AL - Boden Sweden - Tornio Finland - Seattle WA - Stockholm, Sweden - Birmingham AL - Somerville MA - Kingston TN