Some very cool paintings!
Great conversation with Rodney Brooks (iRobot & Rethink Robotics) on the history & future of AI and robots, with some sobering arguments against the idea of a coming AI apocalypse.
org-mode is so much better with some rich formatting. It really
makes it appealing as a text format with embedded and actionable code —
whether that is as a source file for literate-programming or just some notes
with code snippets.
I've added the following to my
.emacs, based on
Org as a Word Processor:
;; org-mode formatting improvements (require 'org-bullets) (add-hook 'org-mode-hook (lambda () (org-bullets-mode 1))) (add-hook 'org-mode-hook (lambda () (whitespace-mode -1))) (setq org-hide-emphasis-markers t) (let* ((variable-tuple (cond ((x-list-fonts "Source Sans Pro") '(:font "Source Sans Pro")) ((x-list-fonts "Lucida Grande") '(:font "Lucida Grande")) ((x-list-fonts "Verdana") '(:font "Verdana")) ((x-family-fonts "Sans Serif") '(:family "Sans Serif")) (nil (warn "Cannot find a Sans Serif Font. Install Source Sans Pro.")))) (base-font-color (face-foreground 'default nil 'default)) (headline `(:inherit default :weight bold :foreground ,base-font-color))) (custom-theme-set-faces 'user `(org-level-8 ((t (,@headline ,@variable-tuple)))) `(org-level-7 ((t (,@headline ,@variable-tuple)))) `(org-level-6 ((t (,@headline ,@variable-tuple)))) `(org-level-5 ((t (,@headline ,@variable-tuple)))) `(org-level-4 ((t (,@headline ,@variable-tuple :height 1.1)))) `(org-level-3 ((t (,@headline ,@variable-tuple :height 1.25)))) `(org-level-2 ((t (,@headline ,@variable-tuple :height 1.5)))) `(org-level-1 ((t (,@headline ,@variable-tuple :height 1.75)))) `(org-document-title ((t (,@headline ,@variable-tuple :height 1.5 :underline nil))))))
And then I start the .org files with the following parameters:
#+STARTUP: indent #+STARTUP: odd #+STARTUP: hidestars #+STARTUP: showall #+TITLE: document title
Some nice info on how to get emacs' org-mode looking nice (well, for a plain text format at least).
Very neat demo of org-mode code blocks.
That is some bizarre probability theory!
"We want a temporary use permit for the clock, eventually -- 10,000-year temporary use permit."!
Not long now?
Some good stuff in this: tele-presence and the usefulness of not fully autonomous robots.
What an amazing list! Australia's doing fairly well, men not so much...
This one is a fascinating "turns out".
This thing was epic!
Amazing Apollo hardware.
Waking Up Podcast #116 - Sam Harris speaks with Eliezer Yudkowsky about the nature of intelligence, different types of AI, the “alignment problem,” is vs ought, the possibility that future AI might deceive us, the AI arms race, conscious AI, coordination problems, and other topics.
Feynman discusses three equivalent representations of the theory of gravity.
Good interview with Jeff Atwood on CommEngReport with Kim Crayton.
Chris Anderson interviews Linus Torvalds and they discuss Linux, Git and Open Source software.
Towering up above a forest near Moscow is the strange configuration of tubes that were once used as a shockingly powerful lightning machine.
A zoo in Ontario, Canada has found that elephants have fun playing in the snow. Cheetahs, on the other hand, aren't so excited.
On Google, innovation and ride-sharing-food-delivery-payment-gateways.
Can't wait to visit this...
Mo and Scott share their thoughts and struggle in this cancer diary they started the day after Mo was diagnosed.