Developing an AI that can perfectly mimic tech company CEOs. It's a box that randomly spits out meaningless, vaguely positive, vaguely passive-aggressive posts about "paradigm disruption" every couple days. Once every few months, pour cheap ayahuasca into the top of the box and it will proceed to send e-mails to your entire company about its new idea for an app which gets independent contractors to come pry apart legos that have been stuck together or something.
"reform the police"
The city of Albuquerque has been a test case for police reform since the cops murdered James Boyd in 2014. The DOJ stepped in, fired many of the officers, and has forced the APD to submit to federal oversight and adopt new accountability policies for the past six years. None of it has worked.
Valente Acosta-Bustillos was killed 3 months ago.
Max Mitnik was killed 2 weeks ago.
Clifton White has spent all month in jail for protesting.
All this time we've remained one of the worst places in the country for police shootings. Nothing has changed. I hope you'll think of ABQ when people urge you to push for reforms and half measures instead of abolition.
Two weeks ago they decided to try out making miniature scenery. For the first time even thinking about it. And made these. Look at the *weathering* on the slate tiles. The *detail* on those books. There are nail holes in the planks on that jetty!
There should be a public list of manufacturers and products who are doing this bullshit so we can collectively boycott them.
I’ve been very remiss on the #florespondence. Here’s one from Seattle’s Central District a few weeks ago.
Time zone whine
Can't you just use the UTC time instead of expecting everyone to memorise all of these https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_time_zone_abbreviations
At least I would assume that more people know their own UTC offset.
Sometimes it's ambiguous too, like the one I just saw, "eastern time."
quote from image re: YT algorithm racism
After asking Frosch to sign a nondisclosure agreement, YouTube representatives told Frosch that the company’s algorithms categorize creators based on their race, among other characteristics, she wrote. That information is used “when filtering and curating content and restricting access to YouTube services,” she says she was told. “The result is that the algorithm discriminates based on the identity of the creator or its intended audience when making what are supposed to be neutral content based regulations and restrictions for videos that run on YouTube,” company officials told her, according to the declaration.
By the way just blurring faces from demonstrations or actions might not be enough.
Given a low-resolution input image, model generates high-resolution images that are perceptually realistic and downscale correctly.
P.S. Colab is based on the
ja, ich bin bei dem thema zynisch. guess what. ich saß mit 12 (!!!) alleine (!!!) in einem verhörraum und wurde von einem polizisten vernommen, mit diktiergerät, drohkulisse und so. danach wurde ich als "typisch aggressives & gewalttätiges migrantenkind" abgestempelt und beim jugendamt gemeldet, die haben noch jahre später regelmäßig bei meiner mutter angerufen und gefragt ob ich "rückfällig" geworden bin. 1/4