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12:15 AM
@MetaEd Check out this one. Very funny!
Daily Octordle #809
Score: 68

Daily Sequence Octordle #809
Score: 59
1:03 AM
Daily Octordle #809
Score: 69
Daily Sequence Octordle #809
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Blossom Puzzle, April 12
Letters: A G M I N R T
My score: 355 points
My longest word: 12 letters
🌹 🏵 🌺 💮 🌻 💐 🌸 🌼 🌷 🌹 🏵 🌺
@jlliagre Blossom gives you "Mega-Boss" if you score over 350. I think that's new.
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5:17 AM
Resumptive pronoun of the night, from the title of a Reddit post:
> Need help explaining a weird phenomena which nobody even believes me when I say it happened
5:47 AM
The latest one, a question, should get migrated to ELL. But this user's answers are somehow both detailed and consistently completely wrong.
5:59 AM
12 April is the Spaceflight Day in Russia, in memory of Yuri Gagarin's first orbital flight
Cosmonautics Day (Russian: День Космона́втики, romanized: Den' Kosmonávtiki) is an anniversary celebrated in Russia and some other post-Soviet states on 12 April. In 2011, at the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly, 12 April was declared as the International Day of Human Space Flight in dedication of the first crewed space flight made on 12 April 1961 by the 27-year-old Soviet Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. Gagarin orbited the Earth for 1 hour and 48 minutes aboard the Vostok 1 spacecraft. == History == The commemorative day was established in the Soviet Union one year later, on...
6:19 AM
> Business lunch 250
Before 1836, large mirrors were extremely expensive and could only be found in the wealthiest of mansions.
7:00 AM
Shit life syndrome (SLS) is a phrase used by physicians in the United Kingdom and the United States for the effect that a variety of poverty or abuse-induced disorders can have on patients. == History == Sarah O'Connor's 2017 article for the Financial Times "Left behind: can anyone save the towns the economy forgot?" on shit life syndrome in the English coastal town of Blackpool won the 2018 Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain's Social Evils. O'Connor wrote that Blackpool exports healthy skilled people and imports the unskilled, the unemployed and the unwell. As people overlooked by the mo...
A boy and his dad overtook me, although I ran at 04:40 per km.
7:31 AM
youtube.com/watch?v=n_AYgAtm4_s#t=1m13s Now some residents in Ecuador concerned _____ arrest is yet another political play. (what is he saying there?)
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11:32 AM
@MichaelRybkin I hear something like 'considering this stunning arrest'.
11:58 AM
#WhenTaken #46 (13.04.2024)

I scored 942/1000 🎉

1️⃣ 📍 207 km - 🗓️ 1 yrs - ⚡ 191 / 200
2️⃣ 📍 166.5 metres - 🗓️ 0 yrs - ⚡ 200 / 200
3️⃣ 📍 301.1 metres - 🗓️ 2 yrs - ⚡ 198 / 200
4️⃣ 📍 186 km - 🗓️ 11 yrs - ⚡ 175 / 200
5️⃣ 📍 740 km - 🗓️ 0 yrs - ⚡ 178 / 200

#WhenTaken #46 (13.04.2024)

I scored 845/1000 🎉

1️⃣ 📍 56 km - 🗓️ 19 yrs - ⚡ 155 / 200
2️⃣ 📍 3 km - 🗓️ 5 yrs - ⚡ 195 / 200
3️⃣ 📍 320.7 metres - 🗓️ 2 yrs - ⚡ 198 / 200
4️⃣ 📍 1 km - 🗓️ 5 yrs - ⚡ 195 / 200
5️⃣ 📍 2332 km - 🗓️ 20 yrs - ⚡ 102 / 200
Overall, fairly easy. Though the first one took a bit of thinking. In 4, there are clues that point to a couple of different places---I nearly messed that one up.
@jlliagre You must have known what 4 was right away, eh?
I noticed that it was a car-go-fast, but I don't know anything about car-go-fasts. :D
@XanderHenderson Yes, I did recognize it.
@jlliagre Is it some kind of car-go-fast?
@XanderHenderson It's the most famous endurance car race in the world, and one of the famous car race overall.
12:08 PM
Ah, well then. :D
Like I said, I don't know anything about autosports.
Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500 miles and that one :-)
@jlliagre Thank you. Not really sure that what you heard is what he is saying. Sounds like he's saying something different.
@MichaelRybkin Wait for different opinions, I'm not native and sometimes hear things unrelated to the actual words.
1:12 PM
> Biographer Ashlee Vance claims Elon Musk read the Encyclopædia Britannica twice
@MichaelRybkin @jlliagre nailed it. What's funny about the sentence is that the reporter dropped a word. He should have said, "Now some residents in Ecuador are concerned this stunning arrest is just another political ploy."
@CowperKettle If I read the EB twice will that make me a self-aggrandizing fool too?
1:29 PM
Wordle 1,029 4/6

2:08 PM
> "In the hands of an actual better classical composer I believe this could be guided considerably better. But there's challenges right now and it takes time. There's not enough control over the direction with these 33s generations and it's a pain so I went more for flair and examples of capability, rather than consistency of the piece. I could get it much better myself and closer to source but I just ran with where it took things instead."
(by the prompter)
@CowperKettle if I roll my eyes any harder at this they'd bleed
2:40 PM
@M.A.R. Hahahaha!
Wordle 1 029 4/6

> Swastika Night is a futuristic novel by British writer Katharine Burdekin, writing under the pseudonym Murray Constantine and published in 1937. The novel depicts a world where Adolf Hitler's claim that Nazism would create a "Thousand Year Reich" is realised.

Set hundreds of years in the future, this dystopia envisions a sterile, dying Nazi Reich in which Jews have long since been eradicated, Christians are marginalised, and Hitler is venerated as a God.
@CowperKettle I'm tired of living dystopian nightmares in fiction. We have too many real ones in the here and now.
@CowperKettle This is like watching a monkey dance a pas de deux. It very correctly apes the classical mannerisms of Beethoven, but without the human soul, which is really what Ludwig B. has on offer. Borrowing from Shakespeare, it is "full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."
3:07 PM
@Robusto like the dancing poodles in the circus, we're impressed that the dogs can stand on their hind legs
Have you seen the clip of Miyazaki responding to being shown an automated animation AI?
3:31 PM
@Robusto Of course it is, since it's in a pre-alpha version yet. Maybe in a couple decades there will be something
But to me as an amateur it's impressive. I even listened to it several times, it was pleasing
@Robusto Thank you. You don't think it's a speaking mistake that he made? That would be a strange mistake to make because he or the sound engineer obviously must have double-checked the video before releasing it.
@jlliagre That's totally fine. But Robust said that you were right nonetheless.
@MichaelRybkin It could have been that a mistake was edited out poorly.
You'd be surprised how many flubs there are even when someone is reading text, much less when they are speaking extemporaneously.
@Robusto You'd need to first attain a certain initial "critical mass" level of self-aggrandization for EB to be effective that way. Then, after those two read-throughs, the self-aggrandizement can just snowball, and whatever you read just adds to it in a powerful cycle.
@Conrado ^_^
3:53 PM
@MichaelRybkin I heard (at 1:18) "that a," not "this."
He does also (I think) say "Ecuador are," but the "are" is so short that it's hard to hear it distinctly.
@alphabet I've now listened to it for the fourth time, and I hear it exactly as before. I have no idea how you get "that a" from "this".
@Robusto Huh. I have trouble hearing it as "this."
It doesn't make sense, either. ""Now some residents in Ecuador concerned 'that a' (?) stunning arrest is just another political ploy." What stunning arrest? The one he's talking about or some other one to be named later?
4:11 PM
@Mitch There are humans who cannot understand others' pain too.
No wonder an imperfect machine can't yet do that.
4:36 PM
Killing baby Hitler is a thought experiment in ethics and theoretical physics which poses the question of using time travel to assassinate an infant Adolf Hitler. It presents an ethical dilemma in both the action and its consequences, as well as a temporal paradox in the logical consistency of time. Killing baby Hitler first became a literary trope of science fiction during World War II and has since been used in order to explore these ethical and metaphysical debates. Ethical debates on the problem of killing baby Hitler can demonstrate the outlook of various moral philosophies: utilitarianism...
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6:08 PM
@Mitch I imagine he blew a fuse. What's he say?
@CowperKettle well if you're saying that it's natural that AI isn't yet good enough, Mitch and everyone else are rather more upset about AI capabilities being exaggerated than what they can or can't do
7:03 PM
@XanderHenderson While playing solitaire, juggling while riding a unicycle, and pleasuring oneself are all rightly called autosports, the Le Mans and the Indianapolis 500 are the ones that are rightly called auto sports. :)
7:27 PM
would that imply autodidactics the sportsmen of the learned
*autodidacts are
7:42 PM
@M.A.R. ok tldr he blew a fuse. Ripped all those guys a new one.. but that's tldr.
The video shows a demo first - a computer screen showing a weird contorted body crawling using it's head and a limbs in the wrongest disturbingest way to move forward.
I thought it was a bit rudimentary but pretty on target for Miyazaki visuals.
But then M gives a very measured in tone speech which says literally they have created an abomination, and that this automated creation is a bad thing.
@user85795 To really learn something, we all must be autodidacts. If you can't explain it to yourself, you don't know it.
It wasn't clear to me if he just didn't like the imagery or if he didn't like automation doing it. But he didn't like it.
-but- during his speech the developers started to cry.
8:07 PM
@CowperKettle Hitler has only got one ball. Göring has two but very small. Himmler has some thing similar. And poor old Goebbels has no balls at all.
If North Korea invades South Korea, someone should put their dictators in that lyrics.
Daily Octordle #810
Score: 69
@DannyuNDos I thought it was "simpler," not "similar."
8:38 PM
Daily Sequence Octordle #810
Score: 71
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10:18 PM
Daily Octordle #810
Score: 75
Daily Sequence Octordle #810
Score: 67
10:47 PM
Iran is attacking Israel—live on CNN.
Drones and cruise missiles.
11:00 PM
Also ballistic missiles.
The US is helping with intercepts.
11:16 PM
@tchrist You realize that this is exactly the kind of thing that I will intentionally get wrong just to annoy people, right? Whether or not the original typo way intentional. :P
11:31 PM
@XanderHenderson I was pretty sure you did in apurposed.
@tchrist I thought after "car-go-fasts", "autosports" was given enough lampshading to work. :D
I woke up and glimpsed a news feed. I should have not done that.
Ah. It's creeped into chat too.
@Xanne BBC wrote that Israel attacked an Iranian embassy on 1 April, so we're seeing the start of the First World April's Fool War.
> And when at last the barber spoke, and said "'Twas all in fun—
'Twas just a little harmless joke, a trifle overdone."
@XanderHenderson I had been expecting that somebody would generate an AI image of the guy on the unicycle playing solitaire while juggling and pleasuring himself.
@Robusto Don't look at the nyoosecass.
11:48 PM
@tchrist Too late.

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