Do you like the starry sky picture with this post? Guess what, it’s a generated image. I’ve repeatedly needed cool pictures of stars, and real ones are often copyrighted. So I cobbled some software together to generate starscapes. Have a go if you want.Continue reading “Generating a Starscape”
Elon Musk has a new girlfriend. The couple’s courtship appears to have started with a very nerdy in-joke concerning the so-called Roko’s Basilisk. So, today: what is Roko’s basilisk? Or, if you prefer, a nerdy concept about future AI overlords that could land you a nerdy partner.
No, this is not a post about a war between the three rival nations Centripetal, Centrifugal, and Coriolis. It’s about physics. Because, you know, we all love physics – or we should. Physics makes the world go round, literally, and in this case makes stuff go sideways.
What do the Matrix and Black Mirror have in common? Well, both don’t adhere to the law of energy conservation. Let me explain why.