TIL: Today I Learned

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  1. Kaitzilla

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    If you want to see more about neural generators, AI Weirdness is a great blog!

    They tried to get a neural network to write fanfiction:
    https://aiweirdness.com/post/187374759802/bigger-than-before-a-larger-neural-net-tries-to
     
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  3. Kaitzilla

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    Huhuhu, ok here we go!

    Donald Trump is ...
    *Hits Button, takes a coffee break*

    AI posts:
    AI posts a 2nd time with same starting seed:
    Haha, I've spent 5 seconds generating a post that will take someone 1 minute to read. :smug:
    Wish this was around when I was a kid writing a book report.

    Bonus 3rd spam: :nospam:
    Spoiler :
    AI posts a 3rd time with same starting seed:
     
  4. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    Nah, not to a fast reader.

    But it is disturbingly lifelike. I could swear that some CFCers were around.
     
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    Whoa, that is very neat Aimeeandbeatles! :goodjob:

    I'm gonna stick with Trump and click the button again.
    See what I get.

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    Breitbart
    Why Trump Is Our Savior
    November 8, 2019 - Adolph Hitler
    Adolph Hitler (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

    President Trump’s “pragmatic ideology” is a truth. In other words, it is a vital truth, one of the greatest moral truths of all time that makes so many of the irrational hatreds of so many of our politicians, lobbyists, academics, progressive cultural elites, and our other exceptional media personalities within such great hatreds.

    “I want to get involved with practical things,” said Trump, using a word that so many of us embrace because we recognize it as a category within the human universe, but few of us really bother to try to understand. “I want to deal with you as men and as men.”

    “Common men are seen as common men,” Frederick Taylor wrote in “Common Men: An Aesthetics of Pervasive Manhood.” Common men are people with a common aim: to go about their lives without subjecting themselves to other people’s opinions. It’s a goal that can never be realized without conflict. Without conflict, their aspirations do not exist.

    When men from diverse backgrounds and backgrounds—from all walks of life—feel a common ground, they accomplish just about everything: finding work, doing the right thing in every interaction with authority figures, devising political theories, dreaming of the ideal marriage, the ideal political job, the ideal education, finding themselves in their endless relationship with their wives and children.

    It is not impossible that common men represent themselves as people of honor. In this world, honor is defined in practical terms.

    It’s much easier for those of us of intellectual bent, people of arrogance and certainty, to look at society as little more than a system of laws enforced by the ruling elite, people with power and power over people of other classes. We look at society like a feudal structure, one ruled by these elite within some rigid hierarchy that imposes its own conception of rules and customs, or a system of books where you’re just a number in a larger encyclopedia. And when we do so, we miss the truth.

    Americans in general probably have as much as anyone to answer for for what we’ve done to become a culture more concerned with what’s done than what is said. We have become so concerned with the shape of our chains instead of the contents of the chains themselves, so focused on revenge and power instead of well-being, we have become confused about what to do for the greater good. We have become so obsessed with losing a sense of community in order to fill our souls with a sense of pure power, we have failed to recognize that it is no longer possible to maintain our subordination by virtue of gaining power.

    Trump, who is the literal embodiment of my point, is an example of the practical ideal that arises in every human mind at the instance of certain religious, moral, or other beliefs. He understands that we must not lose sight of the course we have to take in order to succeed. Trump understands the need to resist the march of the secular Left and its vipers of progressivism and alternative medicine madness. Trump recognizes that it is not enough to successfully wage this war of ideas. We must also win this war of consequence: To win the war of consequence means to win the war for our souls—for our souls to be our true selves.

    We’ve accomplished this before—we won the war for our souls in Reagan’s America in the 1980s, and we’re successfully waging this war in Trump’s America today. Trump’s original plan and thought was simple, direct, clean-cut, and clear-cut. But once Trump entered the political arena, he was surrounded by people that sought to make him like them instead of like the America he supposedly wants to become. Under that shadow, he has transformed into that which he wanted to become. To many, Trump looks and sounds a lot like a socialist. For many, he looks and sounds a lot like a fascist. A man who was confused and confused by his captors, Trump has put on their masks and become Trump: an imperfect and brutal man because imperfect and brutal is what a revolutionary society requires.

    President Trump does not believe in the laws of progressivism and he does not believe in the groupthink of our cultural elite. And as the Nazis also learned, when you arrive at that truth, you are force-fed a whole universe of hate to contend with.
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    Wow, it even made a grammar mistake in the middle writing "for" twice in a row.
    Bots are amazing. :bowdown:

    **Edit**
    The two 'fors' might be legal now that I look harder.
    Anyway, it is obvious a human didn't write it.
    There are no spelling mistakes.

    That last sentence is a bit scary actually.
     
  7. Kyriakos

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    "And as the Nazis also learned, when you arrive at that truth, you are force-fed a whole universe of hate to contend with."

    :rotfl:

    Well, the program isn't very good at generating stuff, if one goes by this article I asked it to produce:

    "Why Franz Kafka is important"
    "
    I find it a little depressing that the celebrated novelist Franz Kafka — whose work about his doomed life and existence was recently brought to life on Broadway and whose reputation has been resurgent recently thanks to a new adaptation of his novel, The Caves of Andorra — should have died over a century ago and that his memory has been largely forgotten. Yes, the run of his fiction was all over the map. Some celebrated works have been neglected; some — his short story The Trial being one — have been exactly forgotten. For all the praise that various artistic adaptations have garnered, even the greatest literary adaptations are not in themselves lives-changing epics.

    But while this is true, I think the reality is different. I think we fail not only with cherished authors but also with writers whose works have not been revivified. A pessimist would say that our systematic indifference has increased a writer’s standing. A pessimist too may also say that we fail as readers because the quality of our reading, or our non-reading, is in a downward spiral. A pessimist perhaps more kindly suggests that we fail as readers because we are unwilling to read. We prefer film, or TV, or social media. Of course if we had only paid attention in school, for example, we might have learned that Franz Kafka has lots of much better novels.

    I doubt that all of this means that what matters in a reading life is choosing high and low quality. But it does suggest that, for certain readers, an abiding interest in literary culture is not reflected, as it might be, in the currency of their literacy.

    I have no illusions about who I am and what my readership will be. But I do want to offer this autumn of my life a little reminder of something important.

    It is difficult, at times, to imagine a more important book than The Great Gatsby. Yet many people who should know better — including those who have taken home Gatsby and tell their friends — simply know of it as a key to a middle-class, traditional American life. Maybe it doesn’t matter that T.S. Eliot said a great writer can never be read in less than 10 years of their life. It matters to me when you hear someone, in someone else’s life, saying that that Gatsby is their favorite book, even more than when they read some of my novels. I think the future depends on that.

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    Nonsensical, let alone with wrong basic info. "Caves of Andorra" takes the cake :lol: (maybe some hiker had the surname Kafka).
    Also, it sounds obviously not written by anyone but auto-generated. Apparently they assigned dynamics to some words and phrases and ways of passing from a sentence to the next, and that is what the "detection" hunts.
     
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    Today I learned that Greeks and Romans used to think that giraffes were a hybrid of camels and leopards, and called it camelopardalis.

    I also learned what giraffe mating looks like. Thanks, Wikipedia. :ack:
     
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    You might want to avoid the Wikipedia page on the red fox.
     
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    Oh, I already saw that a few months ago. :crazyeye:
     
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    I think it speaks very badly about Earthican politicians that their speech makes your fake article sound so real that it could pass for the real thing.
     
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    TIL that since I moved into my house 10 years ago. we've never hooked up our stove. :o
     
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    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    How come you never realised?
     
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    Microwave and restaurants....
     
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    Yil that there are other syndromes which include characteristic facial/cranial form for the individual (and not just 'down syndrome').
    Pitt–Hopkins syndrome is a good example.
     
  16. Timsup2nothin

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    Even at that...ten years without frying an egg?
     
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    :dunno: Take out breakfast? Elves? Sleeps 'til noon and begins his day with a sandwich?
     
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    Anything is possible I guess. Eggs aren't just breakfast for me so I'd never make that, but anything is possible.
     
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    Yeah, eggs are a go to item for me too.
     
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    It is quite possible to live for ten years without frying an egg. Any hot food I have is either microwaved, delivered, or eaten elsewhere.

    I have microwavable eggs in the freezer. They may not be fancy, but they're enough for when I crave an egg sandwich.
     
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