so we have a student who we asked to train a VAE to generate memes. he was showing us his newest model, which has problems with mode collapse, and was only outputting one thing over and over again (I swear I am not making this up):

"one does not simply make memes"

Space City Pinball League Season 9 Playoffs: The world is upside down
During the two weeks between week 4 and playoff night, I anxiously kept an eye on the Facebook post where everyone confirmed their attendance. Indeed, everyone (except Chris Palis, who had previously announced he would not be able to attend) did confirm, though it took until the night before for the final A...
skqrecordquest.com/2019/02/27/

Space City Pinball League Season 9 Week 4: Down to the wire
The high hopes of the previous week continued into this week. These mini-seasons go by fast, with one week taking the place of two. So this week would effectively be the same as weeks 7 and 8 of a full-length season, where there's a bit of a playoff feel in the air as the regular season winds down.

And indeed, the A division hopes...
skqrecordquest.com/2019/02/08/

Mastodon, month 1: And you may find yourself in a beautiful house
With a beautiful wife
And you may ask yourself, well
How did I get here?

Mastodon, Month 3: And you may ask yourself
How do I work this?
And you may ask yourself
Where is that large automobile?

Mastodon, Month 6: And you may ask yourself
What is that beautiful house?
And you may ask yourself
Where does that highway go to?
And you may ask yourself
Am I right? Am I wrong?
And you may say yourself, "My God! What have I done?"

Do you use tail -f ?
Love those annoying "are you watching" messages on Netflix?
Ever thought.. gee I wish I could combine both these things?

You wish has come true with tailflix!

github.com/walaura/tailflix

@AlexAloi

I write choral music and put the scores online for free.

Publishers won't touch my work because I won't let them prohibit photocopying, so I crowdfund it instead:

patreon.com/artsyhonker
artsyhonker.net/support

this is the best picture i've ever seen!!!! i love him!!! (taken by my friend) #cats

@brennen And let's not forget ctrl-f bringing up "find in page" or double-click highlighting a word.

Idea: A western, but all the cowboys are witches.

The Magnificent Coven

SCENE:
- An old-timey western bar. A fight breaks out, with broken tables and a cowboy thrown over the bar into the alcohol shelves.

- Suddenly, loud bootsteps are heard on the wood outside. The fight pauses suddenly, participants glancing over their shoulders in fear.

- A pointed hat looms over the batting doors. A voice booms out:

WITCH SHERIFF: Now what in the Sam Hain is going on in here?!

(I know I know I'm terribly sorry I couldn't resist the joke)

whatever you clever web kids are doing lately to break such esoteric browser features as "the arrow keys make the page go up and down" and "the Home and End keys work", i wish you would kindly reconsider.

If anyone comes across any data about this, I'd love to hear it, privately OR publicly, whatever is your jam.

I have a question.

Let's say I suspect a certain distribution platform has been underreporting sales of self-published books and vanishing the money for their own ends.

everyone has the one friend who swears that the Wendy's by the airport has the best chicken sandwich because the chickens are flown in fresh

Space City Pinball League Season 9 Week 3: Sayonara, Ghostbusters?
This week began with high hopes, but yet there was already a playoff elimination feel to the week, at least for me. There was little margin for error after the debacle of week 2. Every point matters from here on out, and could potentially mean the difference between A division, B division... or even missing the playoffs...
skqrecordquest.com/2019/02/06/

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