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Describing Palate

Okay, big shot. You've collected a comprehensive list of everyone's favourite musicians, ever. You've even roughly clumped them by how popular they are, instead of using linear algebra to do it properly using a huge linear regression (a trick I'm still working on.) Now what?  […]
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On Malevolent Artificial Intelligence

Questions to ask yourself when faced with an evil AI are as follows.  […]
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Just Before Dawn

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Evolving Gestures as Progressive Passwords

I know nothing of gesture recognition algorithms, but here is an idea:  […]
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Verbosity as a metric of language power

If it takes fewer than n lines to accomplish a given task in a given programming language, that language is too powerful and high-level for the purpose at hand. For the sake of convenience, we will ignore anomalously high program lengths caused by specialized and non-imperative languages, and strip out declarations and definitions from Java.  […]
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Neuron Degeneracy Pressure

The strain exerted on the mind by having to remember two similar concepts or performing multiple sequential actions to accomplish one task. Overcome by the construction of a synecdoche or inventions to remove the extra steps. The driving force of convenience, both good and bad for civilization.  […]
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