Suddenly I understand the Carrington Event.
Thanks to Moldvay INC for the pointer. Deseret News: My nonspeaking autistic brother learned to communicate. Then a new world opened I still don’t agree with the decision to combine non-verbal autistics with the people formerly known as Asperger’s, but this is a beautiful story about the humanity
Pre-Tolkien Fantasy Challenge: The Gods of the North aka The Frost Giant’s Daughter I can remember reading this post by Woelf Dietrich a couple of years ago and not seeing the point of looking at fantasy pre-Tolkien. Now that I have started to do so myself, I very much
John J. Reilly correctly notes the value of self-driving cars, especially the urbanist’s dream of eliminating parking from the city, although he didn’t phrase it that way. However, it is very funny to me to read this optimistic forecast from GM about how they could field autonomous cars
Ways to think about machine learning I've been a skeptic about artificial intelligence in general, and a critic of the ways the actual technology has been hyped. This is a pretty reasonable take from someone who is willing to invest a lot of money in machine learning. Machine