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Ellie Kesselman
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"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God"
That isn't from my Bible, the Tanakh, but it is a fine quote. This is Thomas Wictor's final post, "Metastatic blog has become terminal" which manages to be an informative rant about online ads, peace in the Middle-East and other things, without actually ranting.

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The follow on to DeepDream is of course, DeepMuppet! Note how the eyes are everywhere, just like in DeepDream, however they are Muppet eyes now!
DeepMuppet
Visual experiment from Chris Rodley applies DeepDream style method to images using a neural network trained on Muppet images.
http://prostheticknowledge.tumblr.com/post/156454306616/deepmuppet-visual-experiment-from-chris-rodley
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Obama retaliates for presumed election interference by deporting Russian diplomats. Russia responds as follows:

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My latest blog post: Growth of the early Internet, node by node


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Scottsdale, Arizona on my way home from work 
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The election wasn't rigged, continued...
When the Gelman article loaded, I was treated to this awful semi-interstitial advertisement, which really adds to the irony of a Slate article that wasn't accusing Trump of being venal! (Good thing it isn't an ad served by Google, as it completely obliterated most of the page, and took a lot of scrolling to and fro before it would retract.) Note the Slate website footer, for extra lols.

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A few days ago, Columbia University statistics professor Andrew Gelman wrote an article about the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, Stop Saying the Election Was Rigged! Trump’s win was always an option, and the theories suggesting otherwise aren’t based on facts for Slate online magazine. Slate stuck it under the "Health and Science" section.

Further context about Slate: A few months ago, one of their staff writers interviewed Glenn Greenwald, who berated Slate and the rest of the US media for the absurdly biased general election coverage in favor of Hillary Clinton and against Donald Trump.

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"The custom is not universal, even among traditional Jews, and there seems to be some doubt as to how it originated. It seems to have superstitious origins. It's a little like leaving a calling card for the dead person, to let them know you were there. Stones, unlike flowers, are permanent and do not get blown away in the wind. Some other sources suggest that it was originally done because we are required to erect a tombstone, and tombstones that actually looked like tombstones tended to get desecrated."
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