Today’s photo is from the Mongolian highlands. Surreal to see a frozen lake surrounded by sand dunes.
ugh I think I ate some bad fish
so now I’m quite unwell and I had to call in sick to work and I think my boss sounded like she thinks I’m making it up so
If all logicians know that semantics comes from models, why don’t more AI people talk about how meaning should come from mental models?
This text and its exercises build upon Joseph M. Williams’ Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace, by providing extensive basic discussion, more examples, and exercises sorted into categories based on difficulty.
I found this interesting, helpful, and enlightening.
Same land, different politics. The US - Mexican border, seen from space.
This idea that there is generality in the specific is of far-reaching importance.
Douglas Hofstadter, GEB
In the particular is contained the universal.
Based on some stuff on Reddit: What if we had Quentin Tarantino remake a Wes Anderson movie, Wes Anderson remake a David Lynch movie, and David Lynch remake a Quentin Tarantino movie, all in their respective styles?
Then for fun afterwards have them all collaborate on a Space Jam remake.
Tarantino should remake The Life Aquatic, because that movie could afford to be more violent and have more drug use.
I don’t know enough about Lynch’s body of work to suggest something of his for Anderson to remake, although I’d be fascinated to see his take on Dune.
David Lynch should remake Pulp Fiction, because that movie could afford to be darker and make less sense.
Neill Lambert, Yueh-Nan Chen, Yuan-Chung Cheng, Che-Ming Li, Guang-Yin Chen, and Franco Nori - 2012-12
Recent evidence suggests that a variety of organisms may harness some of the unique features of quantum mechanics to gain a biological advantage. These features go beyond trivial quantum effects and may include harnessing quantum coherence on physiologically important timescales. In this brief review we summarize the latest results for non-trivial quantum effects in photosynthetic light harvesting, avian magnetoreception and several other candidates for functional quantum biology. We present both the evidence for and arguments against there being a functional role for quantum coherence in these systems.