Month: November 2020

  • Machined Art

    The combination of technology and art has fascinates me. But when you add machine learning into the mix, I have yet to see anything other than those freakish nightmare visions spit out by DeepDream a couple years back. ML x ART is a human-curated site showcasing “creative machine learning experiments.” Calling them experiments is more […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Estee Lauder is paying NASA $128K to have them take 10 bottles of its Advanced Night Repair to the International Space Station for a photo shoot. This is, consequently, what they’d pay an Instagram influencer. Seven people in Russia died after drinking hand sanitizer when the regular booze ran out at a party. You can […]

  • Cuomosexual

    Cuomosexual

    I didn’t really appreciate the term until I got here. The briefings, when clipped and shared out of context, seemed just, informational. Now that I’m here, in New York, I understand the side references better. The tone of his briefings fits right in along with the Raymour & Flanigan commercials – it makes more sense. […]

  • NYC Takeout Chinese

    NYC Takeout Chinese

    There’s an unremarkable-looking Chinese joint a block away from where we live on 2nd Avenue. We pass it often on our way somewhere else. When SmartNews kicked in a stipend to encourage us to order in for dinner so we could stay online and monitor things for Election Night, I chose to give the Mee’s […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Italian police used a Lamborghini to transport a donor kidney 300 miles in two hours. The car kept up an average speed of 143 mph. In Belgium, a racing pigeon was sold at an auction for $1.9 million. The winning bid from a wealthy Chinese pigeon racing fan. A commercial airliner struck a brown bear […]

  • Animal Cruelty

    Animal Cruelty

    A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of workers at a Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Iowa where, “more than 1,000 workers at the plant — over a third of the facility’s workforce — contracted the virus.” If the conditions described in this article are true, this is truly horrific. In mid-April, around the […]

  • The Day After

    The Day After

    There was a global sigh of relief yesterday as the news broke that Joe Biden would be the 46th president and Kamala Harris would be the first bi-racial woman as his vice-president. The funny, The emotional, But as we pick up the champagne bottles from the park, let’s not forgot how we got here in […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Election Distraction Edition

  • State of Play

    It was a late night last night. This is how the TV sounds to me right now.

  • As of now

    As of now

    Keeping it together on Election Day

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