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Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Australia to tourists: Stop harassing wombats for selfies

quote [ Tourists visiting Maria Island, the Tasmanian holiday destination and wombat stronghold, are being invited to take a pledge to keep a safe distance from the furry residents. "People are so enthralled with them, and they look so cute and cuddly, but people are getting too close. They pretty much ignore people, but people run up to them and they don't run away. People get very excited about wombats." ]

Wombat wombat wombat wombat.

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Hot Pr0n]
[by Ankylosaur@9:20pmGMT] [11 comments]

Sunday, 30 December 2018

How to recognize fake AI-generated faces

quote [ In 2014 machine learning researcher Ian Goodfellow introduced the idea of generative adversarial networks or GANs. The first GAN images were easy for humans to identify. But the latest examples of GAN-generated faces are more difficult. Here are some things you can look for when trying to recognize an image produced by a GAN. We’ll focus on faces because they are a common testing ground for researchers, and many of the artifacts most visible in faces also appear in other kinds of images. ]

Voight-Kampff at a glance.

[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+10 Interesting]
[by Ankylosaur@1:21amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 28 December 2018

Move over PC, the Commodore 64 is the hot new computer for 2019

quote [ There was much excitement back in 2017 when a C64 Mini got announced. However, the version that hit store shelves wasn't without its problems, most notably the poor joystick. It did include 64 games and could run BASIC, but the keyboard didn't function meaning you needed to plug another one in to type. An almost great release then, but not the end of the story. Retro Games Ltd., who gave us the C64 Mini, this week revealed we're getting a follow-up device called "THEC64". This time it's a full-size Commodore 64 complete with a working keyboard! ]

In a world of fun and fantasy, and ever changing views, and computer terminology, Commodore is news.

Are you keeping up with the Commodore? 'Cause the Commodore is keeping up with you!

[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Hot Pr0n]
[by Ankylosaur@1:23amGMT] [7 comments]

Thursday, 27 December 2018


quote [ Late next month, the public will get to witness the Super Blood Wolf Moon, a total lunar eclipse. The moniker refers to the Full Wolf Moon, which will pass through the upper half of the Earth's shadow on the night of January 20. The Earth’s shadow will cause the moon to have a dark red color, hence the "blood" part of the name. In addition, this event will take place when the moon will be very near to its closest distance to Earth, which tacks the "Super" part onto the name. ]

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+8 Informative]
[by Ankylosaur@2:55amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 30 November 2018

Chinese researchers discover spider milk

quote [ A jumping spider native to southeastern Asia, Toxeus magnus, has been found to suckle its babies with a nutritious fluid secreted by its own body. The liquid contains a solution of sugars, fats, and proteins, so researchers are calling it milk. Perhaps most surprisingly, the researchers found that spiderlings continue drinking their mother’s milk even after reaching sexual maturity. "That's super weird," says Jonathan Pruitt, an evolutionary ecologist. "The fact that the parental care extends all the way until female offspring are adults is pretty surprising, eyebrow-raising." ]

I am partnering with spider milk™.

[SFW] [food & drink] [+8 Hot Pr0n]
[by Ankylosaur@3:15pmGMT] [17 comments]

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

China's military now have whale songs that can 'send encoded messages' up to ten-thousand kilometers away

quote [ Scientists in China have found a way to hide messages in the calls of sperm whales. The discovery could allow the military to use whales to send encoded messages hidden from any eavesdropping enemies. ]

Now just to make the head gear to mount them on freckin whale head's.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+7 Funny]
[by Ankylosaur@11:32pmGMT] [8 comments]

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Two more dead, five injured in yet another right-wing terrorist attack by a racist "incel"

quote [ Scott Beierle, who shot dead two women at a yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida, on Friday before killing himself, was a far-right extremist and self-proclaimed misogynist who railed against women, black people, and immigrants in a series of online videos and songs. ]

Our nation is under attack, but it's not by Honduran refugees. Maybe we should be deploying 15,000 troops to 4Chan.

[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+5 Sad]
[by Ankylosaur@11:26pmGMT] [21 comments]

Friday, 2 November 2018

In an unlikely twist, llamas may save humanity instead of annihilating us

quote [ A long-lasting vaccine that protects people from seasonal influenza infections could finally be on its way, following the production of a new kind of antibody based on an unusual class of antibodies produced by camelids, harvested from llamas as templates. ]

All this time, llamas were just trying to help by spitting at us.

[SFW] [health] [+4 laz0r]
[by Ankylosaur@3:43pmGMT] [5 comments]

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Never mind the robots, Hawking's final warning was of "superhumans"

quote [ The late Prof Stephen Hawking has caused controversy by suggesting a new race of superhumans could develop from wealthy people choosing to edit their and their children's DNA. "Once such superhumans appear, there will be significant political problems with unimproved humans, who won't be able to compete. Presumably, they will die out, or become unimportant. Instead, there will be a race of self-designing beings who are improving at an ever-increasing rate." ]

Is it too soon to demand Universal Basic Genome Editing?
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+3]
[by Ankylosaur@2:29pmGMT] [10 comments]

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE: Europa's Sublimely Penitent Ice Blades Could Imperil Robot Landers

quote [ Equatorial regions of the potentially life-supporting Europa, which harbors a huge ocean of salty liquid water beneath its icy shell, are probably studded with blades of ice up to 50 ft. (15 m) tall. This finding should be of interest to NASA, which is developing a lander mission that will hunt for signs of life on the Jovian moon. ]

This both raises and dashes NASA's hope of discovering ice lemurs.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by Ankylosaur@11:31amGMT] [3 comments]

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