Monday, July 16, 2007

HK + Bodymod

modblog also has a picture of a girl doing a suspension (with hooks). Novel to me, always seemed to be the guys doing those.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Sexism/racism in gaming

Low-tech trackback

One day I'll figure out how to do it properly.

Clipmarks Experiment #2, aka "I just ruined my blog"

Now there are going to be frickin' cats everywhere.

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Hutter prize

First post! (with the Clipmarks Firefox extension)

I wish I could include this in my 'Shared RSS' feed, but hey, what's a boy to do?

edit: It includes linebreaks somehow. Very annoying, can't figure out why either. If anyone knows, please do tell me... I need an Adams-esque readership to fix these things for me, damnit.
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The Large Text Compression Benchmark and the Hutter Prize are designed to encourage research in natural language processing (NLP). I argue that compressing, or equivalently, modeling natural language text is "AI-hard". Solving the compression problem is equivalent to solving hard NLP problems such as speech recognition, optical character recognition (OCR), and language translation. I argue that ideal text compression, if it were possible, would be
equivalent to passing the Turing test for artificial intelligence (AI), proposed in 1950 [1]. Currently, no machine can pass this test [2]. Also in 1950, Claude Shannon estimated the entropy (compression limit) of written English to be about 1 bit per character [3]. To date, no compression program has achieved this level. In this paper I will also describe the rationale for picking this particular data set and contest rules.

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Monday, July 9, 2007

My pet hate

* "Next" buttons that, when you reach the last page, turn into the "Cancel" button

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Shared RSS

There's a new widget on my blog page, 'Shared RSS'. It contains items from the various feeds I read which are novel, enlightening or just gosh darn cute enough I want to tell the world about. This saves you from a million posts containing just a link to a news article and me from writing anything about it when I have nothing to add.

You can visit my shared RSS page separately if you prefer.

btw it was the macro which really cracked me up in that long lolcat post.