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/

@snowdusk_
@nev
I wonder how many urologists have the last name Glasscock or something similar.

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?"

@lynnesbian
MNG is a far better GIF animation replacement, IMO

(and apparently today I can't type on my mobile phone keyboard worth a damn)

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

@maloki
There is UTC, which given that most people have computers now, it should be pretty easy to translate to and from.

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

@brennen
@freakazoid it says a lot when so-called technology literacy revolves more around learning how to point and click a mouse than learning what the software can actually do and how to do it, sometimes using keyboard shortcuts to get there.

@freakazoid
@brennen my personal favorite is when they put a print button inside the browser window, when the browser has a perfectly good keyboard shortcut for that.

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

@fobo
Star Trek is basically a space Western, so I don't see why not.

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