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Wednesday, 14 February 2018


After getting the shit beat out of them for years the Boston Dynamics robots are making a run for it.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+6 Hot Pr0n]
[by steele@11:00pmGMT] [5 comments]

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Video game calms schizophrenia patients

quote [ The patients learnt to use the technique in their daily lives to reduce the power of hallucinations. ]

All sorts of niftiness!

Blind in the Mind: Why Some People Can’t See Pictures in their Imagination

Turning Brain Signals into Useful Information
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by steele@9:27pmGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 5 February 2018

The Drum Major Instinct

quote [ King's "Drum Major Instinct" sermon, given on 4 February 1968, was an adaptation of the 1952 homily ‘‘Drum-Major Instincts’’ by J. Wallace Hamilton, a well-known, liberal, white Methodist preacher. King encouraged his congregation to seek greatness, but to do so through service and love. King concluded the sermon by imagining his own funeral, downplaying his famous achievements and emphasizing his heart to do right. ]

I know how much y'all hate the abridged versions of things, so here's the good doctor's speech in full.
[SFW] [history] [+4 Good]
[by steele@12:52pmGMT] [6 comments]

Friday, 26 January 2018

AI-Assisted Fake Porn Is Here and We’re All Fucked

quote [ Someone used an algorithm to paste the face of 'Wonder Woman' star Gal Gadot onto a porn video, and the implications are terrifying. ]

I don't know how I missed this, but I knew it was just a matter of time before it happened. One of the reasons I got into neural networks was when I was researching predictive algorithms and I realised they could be used to produce content. In the world of ones and zeros there's an almost infinite realm of unseen content waiting to be pumped out by algorithmic producers. Anything audio or video you can imagine, in any style you can imagine, it's just a matter of the tech getting there. And we're almost there. Shit's getting cray cray.
[NSFW] [science & technology] [+8]
[by steele@4:15amGMT] [31 comments]

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

‘Don’t retweet Donald Trump and don’t use his language’

quote [ While Donald Trump’s tweets are routinely attacked as false, this often only helps to spread his message, says cognitive linguist George Lakoff. So DW asked him how to best respond to the US president’s fiery language? ]

Lakoff knows his shit. I've got two of his ebooks floating around here somewhere.

Senator Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All National Town Hall will be livestreaming on his facebook page this evening at 7pm Eastern.
[SFW] [politics] [+10 Good]
[by steele@10:36pmGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 22 January 2018

Babies Born Addicted To Drugs Has Increased 383% - You Can Volunteer To Cuddle To Help Them Heal

quote [ Cuddling them through the mayhem may be key to their survival. ]

I've found my calling; I'm going to be a full-time baby cuddler.
[SFW] [health] [+3 Good]
[by steele@5:28pmGMT] [6 comments]

Sunday, 21 January 2018


quote [ I would never go to a magic show in case I came away cursed. Some people are less cautious, though. ]

Oglaf sent me to this video. And then after, I watched Trailer - Perverts of Mars. And apparently there are more!!!
[NSFW] [humor] [+8 Good]
[by steele@5:09pmGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Thought experiments

quote [ Brain-computer interfaces sound like the stuff of science fiction. Andrew Palmer sorts the reality from the hype. ]

I know BCIs are a popular topic here on SE, but I'm going to have ask y'all to try and keep this post to under a thousand comments. The last post I made was just too unwieldy for me to keep up with. ;P

This is a really good read btw. And I still very much recommend that WaitButWhy post on Neuralink.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by steele@2:34pmGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

CAE LucinaAR Augmented Reality Birthing Simulator with Microsoft HoloLens

quote [ LucinaAR is the world's first holographic birthing simulator. Integrated with Microsoft HoloLens technology, CAE LucinaAR shows anatomy as 3D holograms as learners train in shoulder dystocia delivery management. ]

I forget who I discussed it with, but we're going to face an interesting problem where AI/robots are going to make entry-level or even intermediary experiences obsolete, making it more difficult for people to acquire experiential expertise in an otherwise inaccessible skillset. Like so. Will VR be the only avenue for some skills in the future? This and more on the next season of Black Mirror.
[NSFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+4 Interesting]
[by steele@12:38amGMT] [8 comments]

Monday, 8 January 2018

Virtual Reality Is A Game Changer in Brain-Computer Interface

quote [ What implications does VR hold for BCI research?

VR could act as a perfect test-bed for BCI before the interface is ever implemented physically. A simulated environment can help construct prototypes of new interfaces and hence test the usability of such interfaces more safely and inexpensively. If the BCI suggested by the above study is tested on more variety of patients and refined accordingly, it is not impossible to establish a physical system whereby tetraplegic patients control wheelchair mobility voluntarily and safely in the real world with the EEG signals. ]

Since we're being positive, this awesome and not at all terrifying. ;)

Looxid Labs Wins a CES 2018 Best of Innovation Awards in Virtual Reality

The First Mind-Controlled VR Game Will Hit Arcades in 2018

Also, despite a failed kickstart a year or so ago Teslasuit is still going strong.
CES 2018: Electric virtual reality suit shocks gamers
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+4 Interesting]
[by steele@5:57pmGMT] [6 comments]

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