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I dont know about lab-type silicone vs sex-toy silicone but what im inferring is that silicone is sanitizable thru the process of "recycling" it which implies breaking it down from its current form into the base material, sanitizing it and then making a new thing out of said material .

No  :? Or is silicone sanitizable by other means?

If you boil something for long enough you'll sanitize it. That's not going to break down silicone products, but it might literally break a vibrator that hasn't been made water-tight (and a lot of them aren't).

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Whether or not a sex toy can be made sterile depends heavily on the material used. Glass dildos? Easy. Silicone? Not so much.

Somehow, I don't think they're limiting their stock to glass and steel.

I'll let my lab know that we have to stop using silicone because, contrary to decades of biomedical understanding, it's really hard to sterilize.

I'm not talking about that. I'm talking about porous silicone foam. The stuff with dimples.

I'm sure it could be sterilized with an autoclave. I wouldn't expect it to be sterilized after being rubbed down with hand sanitizer.

The hell kinda sex toys are you using made of foam?

Shitty hitachi-clones marketed as massagers. The massage-head is aerated silicone. We were sold a special spray-on sanitization solution for cleaning it, but nevertheless...

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Whether or not a sex toy can be made sterile depends heavily on the material used. Glass dildos? Easy. Silicone? Not so much.

Somehow, I don't think they're limiting their stock to glass and steel.

I'll let my lab know that we have to stop using silicone because, contrary to decades of biomedical understanding, it's really hard to sterilize.

I'm not talking about that. I'm talking about porous silicone foam. The stuff with dimples.

I'm sure it could be sterilized with an autoclave. I wouldn't expect it to be sterilized after being rubbed down with hand sanitizer.

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Whether or not a sex toy can be made sterile depends heavily on the material used. Glass dildos? Easy. Silicone? Not so much.

Somehow, I don't think they're limiting their stock to glass and steel.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: July 21, 2015, 11:26:32 pm »
Finished The Annihilation Score a few weeks ago. It's, in my opinion, the best Laundry books -- for reasons I've elucidated at length in the spoiler thread and won't paste here.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: July 21, 2015, 10:20:24 am »
A little boy suffers a near-death experience on the operating table and journeys to the land of the dead, where he observes wonderful and fantastic things, including a peaceful race of superintelligent asexual mules, an all-female race of proud warriors with detachable heads who impregnate each other with their feet, giant intelligent lobsters who work as feather merchants, tiny people who become extremely large when exposed to direct sunlight, forests full of trees that are sheep, talking vines, and a race of sea-faring butterflies. He comes back to life and tells his family all about his journey. In other words, a mashup of the fantastic travelogue genre (True History, Gulliver's Travels) and the heaven tourism genre (Heaven is Real!, Dante's Inferno), with the moral lessons of the latter completely omitted.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: July 19, 2015, 02:14:22 am »
In the near future, sensory deprivation space tours become popular among the west-coast-hippie-billionaire set ("Explore inner space -- from outer space!"). Such things are relatively profitable, because occupants willingly lock themselves in tiny sound-proof unlighted rooms and lay in their sleeping bags for large portions of the trip and don't particularly care about the scenery, so cheap cargo spacecraft that typically dock at low-earth-orbit space stations (i.e., no capability for landing or atmospheres) can be repurposed as luxury cruise lines without actually adding any luxuries. Unfortunately, on one such ship, a string of violent closed-room murders occur. Because a small segment of the crew has access to an emergency unlock for the rooms, they are suspect -- however, ships logs indicate the doors never having opened, either automatically or from the inside, and security footage agrees. Eventually, it becomes clear that the culprit is a popular grey-legal hallucinogen that has a side effect of causing short bursts of increased blood pressure -- which, in people who are already stress-prone and already not particularly physically fit can cause violent arterial bursts when gravity is no longer enforcing normal patterns of blood flow; many of the customers took this immediately upon entering their sensory deprivation chambers and then their necks exploded 15-20 hours later.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: July 15, 2015, 10:02:52 pm »
A formerly aristocratic family of vampires who went to ground in the Florida everglades after the Civil War took away their primary means of protecting themselves from townspeople (and their primary food supply) come unexpectedly face to face with modernity a hundred years later, when a hippie with an organic chemistry background wanders into their hippo enclave and (after they take him prisoner) falls in love with their (middle, apparently-16-years-old-but-actually-150) daughter. After an acid trip, they decide to run away together by hijacking one of the hippos, and the remaining family descends into petty infighting over their inability to do anything about it.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: July 14, 2015, 11:57:05 pm »
A comedy of errors style 'memoir' detailing the political intrigues of a number of people involved in a network of community-owned sex dungeons over the course of forty years, focusing on in-fighting and manouvering. Sort of The West Wing meets Election meets House of Cards set in a naked rotary club.

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It needs to be trained on something other than dogs.  It's all dogsdogsdogs.
Maybe dogs were only a small part of its training but the way we have made dogs into all sizes and shapes has made the dog-pattern too broad, combine that with our ability to recognize human faces and the role of dogs in our history and society (dogs are people too!)

The most you could say is that it hasn't seen enough human faces.

It's dogs and eyes. So many eyes.

This is interesting to me because human visual processing also devotes a disproportionate amount of real estate to eyes.
I think that we see the eyes and not the other things because we are so focused on eyes.

As the people who wrote the thing in the first place noted in their paper, in addition to dog faces and eyes, the google imagenet model seems to have an obsession with tropical birds, pagodas, waterfalls, and gothic cathedral latticework. In fact, the architectural features are a little bit more prevalent; these images are all the result of a starting image that's just randomly colored pixels:




This started out as a picture of the sky:


But, people tend to take pictures of people and animals. And, correctly recognizing organic shapes associated with animals, deepdream proceeds to overfit the definition and make animal faces look more like its conception of an average animal face (which appears to be equal parts cat, dog, and human) and make animal orifices look like its conception of the average animal orifice (an eye).

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It needs to be trained on something other than dogs.  It's all dogsdogsdogs.
Maybe dogs were only a small part of its training but the way we have made dogs into all sizes and shapes has made the dog-pattern too broad, combine that with our ability to recognize human faces and the role of dogs in our history and society (dogs are people too!)

The most you could say is that it hasn't seen enough human faces.

I think the training set was made at the height of the doge meme. It's clear that the model has connected dog faces and cat faces with faces of other small mammals with wet noses, because occasionally the "dog" faces will look more like squirrels. Note that the model also frequently hallucinates birds.

The prevalence of the doge meme was a statistical sampling error; while the average animal face is cat-like, several individual pictures of shiba inu were copied millions of times, and should not have been counted.

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Is there somewhere we can make our own?

There was, but their servers seem to be overloaded because everyone wants to play with it now.

You can install it on your own computer if you have a little time to kill, I'm planning on doing so next weekend:

http://ryankennedy.io/running-the-deep-dream/
https://gist.github.com/robertsdionne/f58a5fc6e5d1d5d2f798

There were several web services for it, but deepdream runs pretty slow, so a lot of them have gone down or have an incredible backlog. (It can take nearly a minute to process a single frame on a relatively recent desktop machine if you don't use gpu extensions, and these services were getting hundreds or thousands of requests.)

My recommendation is to skip single frames and do videos, since that'll give you the ability to do single frames anyway, and all the cool kids will be posting videos in a week when they finish rendering.

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