Gen-Xer born in #Mexico; since kid I was a #computer #nerd and liked #anime and #scifi, so it was logical I'd eventually discover the #cyberpunk genre (#ghostintheshell, #akira, #neuromancer, #bubblegumcrisis, #parasitedolls, #lain...)
Me a few years ago:
I have this awesome idea for a #scifi story: In a post-collapse future, civilization has been reborn, and religion keeps people from using ancient tech. Plus, there are these monsters that keep people in fear... Anyway, there is this ginger girl resembling a goddess of ancient scriptures...
Me recently: *Plays Horizon Zero Dawn*
But my story's different enough, so I still have hope. For starters, it's a semitic setting, and the protagonist is a priest...
Should I prepare breakfast at home, or go to a restaurant?
WARNING: Low Battery
It is settled, then. Breakfast at home 😅
"To gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
To throw a perfume on the violet,
is just fucking silly."
- Tim Minchin
Normal brain: horizontal videos
Expanded brain: vertical videos
Galaxy brain: vertical videos with blurred zooming around the edges
God, I just witnessed done girl in birdsite donate 1 Bitcoin to elounusk, thinking he was Elon Musk.
Head, meet desk.
My #Physics World article was published today, and I got to include lots of fun anecdotes of #machinelearning gone wrong. https://physicsworld.com/a/neural-networks-explained/
"Feminist" Apparel, abuse, holy shit Show more
The CEO of Feminist Apparel, Alan Martofel, told his employees he'd thought of the business - selling feminist T-shirts etc. - in college while doing a documentary on sexual assault.
Late last month they learned that he was an admitted sexual predator and asked him, as a group, to step down.
So he pretended to resign, waited a week, and then fired EVERYBODY.
Academic IP grumbles Show more
~ An alien visits earth ~
Alien: I need to do some research on humans, how should I proceed?
Human: I'd go on Sci-hub
Alien: Amazing! Every nation on your planet has worked together to put all of human scientific knowledge in a single repository for anyone to view; it is truly a triumph of your civilization and a credit to your kind! Perhaps we were too hasty in deciding to eradicate you.
Human: Actually, every country on the planet has laws against it
Alien: ~ Leaves ~