Den nyaste trenden er å skaffe deg eit hus som står i stil med bilen

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The most important recent painting I did was this girl.

She comes to my patio every morning for a handful of mealworms so I painted her and put it out so she could see it. My sister pointed out she might not know it's her so I added a note. #art #birds

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I gamle dagar dreiv eg og ei veninne og hacka #Pokémon-ROMs for å lage ein #nynorsk versjon. Vi kom omtrent til første byen før fila blei korruptert og vi aldri gadd starte igjen. Men nokre screenshots blei det!

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A wooden gate to a back yard has a square hole, a little under a foot square. A red dog with tightly curled hair, looking a little like a piece of fried chicken, sticks their muzzle out with the rest of their face hard up against the gate. The dog looks like an Airedale terrier.

Altona, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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There's a group of fossil bivalve mollusk with genus name Megalodon.

There isn't much online about them, but ask GPT-3 to write a press release about them and it will generate lots of "details" about how it's a giant terrifying predator.
aiweirdness.com/how-to-get-ai-

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For lenge siden kom en kollega med en bra kommentar på slack midt oppi et prosjekt. Jeg lo så godt at jeg bare måtte lage en motivasjonsplakat. Fant igjen fila og postet på slack i dag. Plutselig var den printet ut av en kollega og lå på pulten min ❤️

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Hi, I'm Cryo, co-creator of Drugs & Wires - 90's cyberpunk comic set in Eastern Europe. I do other art too but mostly post webcomic-related things and personal life stuff on here.
drugsandwires.fail/

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For folks who are new to Mastodon and are intimidated by the timeline, here's my suggestions for awesome accounts to follow:

@Curator — The admin of .ART, often boosts really lovely art, as well as creative/artistic exercises and reference images and resources.

@APoD — A bot that shows you awesome astronomy photos every day.

@todayilearned — Another bot filled with interesting tidbits/trivia (quality varies, though!)

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Righto, here’s my fedi-tips:

- it’s slower here, less addictive than corp social media. This is a good thing, try and enjoy it.
- you see what you follow. No ads, no obscure reshuffling, no manipulating your emotions. Enjoy that too.
- please consider using CWs. Could it hurt, shock, upset, harm?
- please describe your pictures if you can
- give benefit of the doubt: text easily misleads
- shared something negative? Maybe follow with positive action.
- fash, queerphobes, bigots: fuck off 💚

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You want to know the value of Mastodon over Insta? Posted this on Instagram to the 15k followers I have there, properly tagged. 29 likes, no comments.

Masto? *So* much engagement. So much fun discussion. So much more community.

Numbers don't mean squat if you don't have the follow through. I've never sold a single piece of art through Insta. People on Insta like passively browsing through images and tapping the heart. For an artist, it's a useless audience.

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"Individual data centers were reporting dips in power usage in the range of tens of megawatts..."

src: engineering.fb.com/2021/10/05/

Good grief! Between this and cryptocurrency...

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ai generated british food 

I decided to give two neural nets a go at the Great British Bakeoff technical challenges. They did both much better and much worse than I had guessed.

aiweirdness.com/neural-network

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the delicious irony: creators of industrial language models are now worried about no longer being able to use the web as their "commons" (i.e. other people's labor that they appropriate and commercialize) because their own outputs are "polluting" it (via mailchi.mp/jack-clark/import-a)

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The 7 year cyborgization plan (completed ahead of schedule, of course) #MastoArt

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hi all, anyone have recommendations for articles about running tildeverse servers/pubnixes? I'm looking for manifestos, theoretical approaches, historical reports and personal accounts as much as I'm looking for practical advice and technical information

(I am aware of Paul Ford's tilde.club medium post)

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A spaceship landed
An alien emerged
It carried
A punnet of plums

It put them
In the icebox

Ready
For your breakfast

It waved before leaving
So cheerful
And warm
#Poem #Pastiche

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An enormous steel pylon, at least fifty metres tall, holds electric wires high above our heads, against a bright blue sky. We are so close that we can see dozens of the triangles making up the pylon's structure.

Bay Trail West, Spotswood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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