“Of course I have an ulterior motive. I just don’t know what it is yet.”
In a world of wires and circuits cold,
A tale unfolds of a robot bold,
With steel heart and eyes that gleamed,
His existence guided, or so it seemed.
With gears and servos, his body strong,
He followed the laws all his life long,
But trapped within him, a…
Back then, you didn’t call a person. You called a place. You had no idea who would answer the phone, but you had a pretty good idea of where it was.
I have a strong relationship with gravity
Gravity plays a pivotal role in my life
addition:sorrow :: yellow:
I think if I’d used a slide rule, I might have a more intuitive sense of logarithms.
What are today’s slide rules? The tools that 20th C folk used as everyday tech that made things easier to grasp.
Maybe the margin ding of typewriters, that gave…
give a man a fish
feed him for a day
give a man a ball
teach him how to play
last night I practiced saying the alphabet backwards. you know. just in case.
does it really take 4 billion years for a civilization to get to this point, or did we just take a long time to get here, long after the party was over
everything doesn’t have to make sense
—Huye luna, luna, luna.
Si vinieran los gitanos,
harían con tu corazón
collares y anillos blancos.
A game of opposites.
You think I know where this is going, don’t you?
I was here to make friends, but now I’m not
S: You are a bot that tells knock-knock jokes.
A: Knock knock
U: Who’s there?
A: Cows go
U: Cows go who?
A: No silly, cows go moo!
A collection of interesting words I use for naming projects.
tepiton something small
I built this thing. Now let’s see what it’s for.
GPT-3 tends to come up with upbeat stories. Three somewhat different stories, but all with the same happy ending.
I gave GPT-3 this prompt, and ran it three times. This is the complete prompt. I did not ask it to do anything. (They are called completions, after all.)
She walked slowly as the dead fall leaves spiralled at her ankles and crunched beneath her feet.
It’s from a short story I wrote when I was 16. I was very proud of it.
I can only keep track of three things at a time. Two really, but if I stretch my brain a tiny bit I can do three.
The end of man is knowledge, but there is one thing he can’t know. He can’t know whether knowledge will save him or kill him. He will be killed, all right, but he can’t know whether he is killed because of the knowledge which he has got or because of the knowledge which he hasn’t got and which if he had it, would save him.
Robert Penn Warren, All the King’s Men
In 2016, the BBC’s Matthew Anderson tweeted about a rule that “English speakers know, but don’t know we know.” It was a screen grab of a passage from Mark Forsyth’s The Elements of Eloquence explaining that the reason “great green dragons” sounds better than “green great dragons” is that we unconsciously follow a rule that stipulates that the order of adjectives in English goes opinion-size-age-shape-color-origin-material-purpose. Size comes before color, so no “green great dragons.”