A bit cold today.
This text gives an overview of Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem and its implications for artificial intelligence. Specifically, we deal with the question whether Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem shows that human intelligence could not be recreated by a traditional computer.
Helm is a free, cross-platform, polyphonic synthesizer that runs on GNU/Linux, Mac, and Windows as a standalone program and as a LV2/VST/AU/AAX plugin. Release is in beta so there are outstanding bugs.
twitter.com/wastholm/status/936519827761623040, posted 1 Dec by peter
A target image is provided as input. The algorithm tries to find the single most optimal shape that can be drawn to minimize the error between the target image and the drawn image. It repeats this process, adding one shape at a time. Around 50 to 200 shapes are needed to reach a result that is recognizable yet artistic and abstract.
bgr.com/2017/11/28/mars-worms-nature-soil-farming/, posted 29 Nov by in msm science space
The soil, which was developed by NASA to be as close as possible to what space travelers would be working with on Mars, was mixed with pig manure and then "seeded" with adult earthworms. Overcoming several potential dangers, the worms managed just fine, and soon the scientists discovered baby worms which had been born in the soil simulant.
But down at the end of one block, there’s a sign things are changing. Scaffolding surrounds a vacant house on a corner and workers from Daiwa House are clanging away inside. They’re not demolishing the house but refurbishing it – reorganising the floor plan, knocking down walls, opening up the kitchen and enhancing the insulation. Rather than tear down the house so the next buyer can build something new, they’re rebuilding it from the inside and putting it back on the market. It’s a relatively rare commodity, but something that is increasingly common across Japan: a secondhand home.
“For the first time, Japanese people are beginning to appreciate living in older homes,” says Noboru Kaihou, a Daiwa House public information officer.
wastholm.tumblr.com/post/167629410602/an-old-friend-served-me-some-steak-potato-wedges, posted 18 Nov by peter
wastholm.tumblr.com/post/167617434407/brought-back-some-food-from-japan, posted 18 Nov by peter