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Video demonstrating Tangent Normal Brush Engine in Krita - allowing painting and realtime feedback of normal maps in Krita, where the angle of your stylus corresponds to the angle of the surface.
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I made a webapp to generate (really,really) badly written storys.
www.fanficmaker.com
It gets about 500 hits a day, and the people using it seem to enjoy it.
(when they arnt pooring bleach into their eyes to recover...)

Thing is, I havn't a clue how to premote the thing. 
Not looking for a magic formula here, just havn't a clue where to start. It doesnt easily fit into any catagories like a webgame would. My normal circles of contacts are all AR/VR/Techy stuff. Anyone got any ideas? 
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Google just released the sourcecode behind those wonderful neural network image extrapolations.
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wonderful collection of images - interpretations of things by a neural network in some cases, and in other cases the neural network told to recognize something from nothing.
(a bit like when we see a face in a random pattern, only turned up by a few orders of magnitude)
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http://googleresearch.blogspot.nl/2015/06/inceptionism-going-deeper-into-neural.html?m=1

Fascinating post on neural networks being used to produce images.
Essentially inverting the normal process of using the network to identifying stuff, this time you tell it to iterate to get something it would consider something.
Like, for example, a banana.
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Once again like to point all artists on my feed to this excellent painting app. Been using it over the last month or so and the features its got over other applications stun me, at least for my uses.
I'm not even much of a artist and use it mostly for technical work.
Features such as non destructive transform layers ("transform masks") appeal to me as they have direct analogy in 3d software. 
Paint on one layer, have clones/transforms elsewhere that update in realtime to reflect it- its really quite revolutionary for 2d software and you find more use's for it the more you use it.

Other features such as the ability to be able to paint in High Dynamic Range and change the exposure at will, or to have a "wrap around" mode to help make textures are really good for 3D artists.

I have linked to their Kickstarter as they very much deserve a bump, but its already fully free to download with everything I have listed and a lot more.
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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/krita/krita-free-paint-app-lets-make-it-faster-than-phot
Krita Foundation is raising funds for Krita: free paint app - let's make it faster than Photoshop! on Kickstarter! Krita is the free and open source digital painting program used by artists all over the world. Help make Krita even faster and better!
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Interesting blog post about how Google is using very optimized neural networks for real-time text recognition and translation on phones. 
Although they dont mentioned it, A side-effect of this technology I suppose is showing how its becoming harder (impossible?) for text based Captchs to be both readable by humans and not by machines.
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Topical mashup time :)
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New version of the Fanficmaker.com online.
Now with new horrors of writing ;)
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Well I liked Tommorowland.
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NSA spying ruled illegal;
http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/05/07/usa-security-nsa-idINL1N0XY1OK20150507

So does that mean the poor sod that let us know about all this stuff will be allowed back to his family?
Probably not. Because reporting on illegal activity is frond upon in the US. (or, indeed, a lot of places)
Also, I hope this has some knock on effects in the UK, who's spying is just as bad (and arguably, even worse)
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