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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:01:12 +0100

OK. I may have picked the wrong engine...


Sat, 30 Jan 2016 08:49:56 +0100

#politics #basicincome #mincome

Original Post from Wayne Radinsky:

Why a bunch of Silicon Valley investors are suddenly interested in universal basic income. Because other studies address the question of whether a basic income discourages people from going out and getting a job, but if all the jobs are going to be automated, that ceases to be an interesting question. The question then is whether people will become couch potatoes or whether they will take the initiative to do creative things.

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 07:24:23 +0100

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 06:34:17 +0100

They finally cast Shadow for the TV version of American Gods. And... he's actually not white.

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 05:31:19 +0100

I saw a blog post the other day headlined something like "Legends of Tomorrow: What Works and What Doesn't." I didn't read it since I hadn't caught the premier yet. Now that I have, here's my guess on what it must have said:

What Works

The meta-comedy of seeing Rory playing a surly Time Lord is amusing... For about five seconds.

What Doesn't

Literally. Everything. Else.

#legendsoftomorrow #tv

Sat, 23 Jan 2016 19:26:57 +0100

It's official: There will never be another season of Doctor Who helmed by Steven Moffat.


#doctorwho #tv #moffatsucks +Josh Wanisko​

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 06:31:59 +0100

So. Fuckin'. True.

Original Post from Scott Schneider:

But that's none of my business 

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 06:28:15 +0100

TL;DR: The lottery is an unofficial tax on the poor and the desperate, that primarily benefits the rich and the greedy. Because that's just how we Americans roll.

#lottery #finance  

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 20:06:36 +0100

#gaming #maps  

Original Post from Fantastic Maps:

Adding style to maps with neural nets (Image is the input not the result)

This is pretty awesome. It turns out you can use a real world map to style your rough illustrated map, and create an incredible result. involves downloading a git repo with some fairly punchy dependencies, but the results are great.

h/t +Andrew Chason 

Sat, 09 Jan 2016 04:29:44 +0100

Original Post from Rayyan Memon:

It's time that we Americans stand up to a new terror immanent among us, toddlers...