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Latest convolutional neural net fuckery - copying art style  :eek:



*EDIT* fuck me - wrong thread. Please to stick in pics mods!


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Sometimes bad people can have good ideas. Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.

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That just made my entire month!  :lulz:

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So nothing scientific makes us different, that's fair enough. Something I can get behind. But there's an implication in there that we're not different which is patently not the case.

The properties that emerged from the tiny tweak our particular strand of ribonucleic ticker tape received made us very different. According to biology we are 97(ish) percent identical to mice. So why didn't mice develop the atom bomb?

You're a snowflake. Get over it  :lulz:

Actually, the implication is that we're no more different from all the other animals than any given species is different from all the other animals.

There is no big defining difference that sets us apart and makes us special. Our difference is the sum total of many traits that, in combination, characterize our species. The fact that we are the only highly technological species at this time sets us apart from the animals as much as the bat being the only flying mammal at this time sets bats apart from the animals. My point is that the man/animal dichotomy is false, and it's an unproductive way of thinking about our species and its relationship with all the other animals, and our shared environment.

Couldn't agree more. The pathological denial thing is a particular lulzfest where all sorts of convoluted bullshit gets trotted out to excuse the fact that most of the time we're a bunch of apes behaving exactly like any other species of primate.

At other times I defend the fact that our intellectual capacity (untapped tho it usually remains) separates us from the rest of our biologically mutated brethren. There is great potential there. Unfortunately we're still animals, for the most part quite content to obey the law of the jungle, blissfully unaware that that's exactly the kind of thing a jellyfish would do.

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But then i remember that humans are basically chimps, and so I see this resulting in hierarchy and a game of oneupsmanship and social status seeking within the group which leads to resentment and table-flipping as people get frustrated with the rules of who can speak about what and when. What do you guys think? Am i missing something here?

That's my take. Whilst the reason may seem logical on the surface, it's actually bullshit masquerading as an excuse to crowbar in some monkey status.

Or it's both logical and necessary and inevitably leads to idiot monkey status things.

Eliminating a mind from a discussion is neither logical or necessary. It's retarded primate posturing all the way down.

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But then i remember that humans are basically chimps, and so I see this resulting in hierarchy and a game of oneupsmanship and social status seeking within the group which leads to resentment and table-flipping as people get frustrated with the rules of who can speak about what and when. What do you guys think? Am i missing something here?

That's my take. Whilst the reason may seem logical on the surface, it's actually bullshit masquerading as an excuse to crowbar in some monkey status.

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So nothing scientific makes us different, that's fair enough. Something I can get behind. But there's an implication in there that we're not different which is patently not the case.

The properties that emerged from the tiny tweak our particular strand of ribonucleic ticker tape received made us very different. According to biology we are 97(ish) percent identical to mice. So why didn't mice develop the atom bomb?

You're a snowflake. Get over it  :lulz:

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I desperately hope against all hope that those reviews were the result of an amazon employee and some hacked musical xmas card chips  :lulz:

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What makes us different from all the other animals is the fact that we ask shit like "What makes us different from all the other animals?"

Can't help thinking we're ahead of the game in that respect.

Giraffes still have the longest necks, tho. Maybe long term that'll turn out to be the more important thing.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Cain called it. Greece defaults.
« on: August 11, 2015, 01:27:41 pm »
"capitalism" "cannibalism" getting harder to tell which is which these days

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Bring and Brag / Re: As of tonight...
« on: August 10, 2015, 08:40:16 pm »
More holiday vid Bit of a shame there was next to no swell. Wind waves are a bit pants. No meat in them. Some nice highland scenery, tho.

Oh, and jumpcuts!  8)

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Bring and Brag / Re: President Television Learns To Digitally Art
« on: August 10, 2015, 08:33:19 am »
Nice! Wacoms rule.

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Bring and Brag / Re: As of tonight...
« on: August 09, 2015, 01:39:53 am »

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Was goth a thing?
« on: August 09, 2015, 01:12:08 am »
Makes sense when you put it like that.

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