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Imagine the neural network (NN) as a black box inside a space with internal functions, inputs, and outputs. All its outputs are dependent on the inputs with a unique idea: auto-training.

Inside the software, every possible function points in the direction of the existence of the network. As for its intelligence, it's undeterminable, an open question. But the human brain, whose intelligence is very high, can be investigated for patterns.


got some more advanced reading material senpai?
some kind of fundamentals in designing these, or more complex examples with the actual models attached/illustrated?

I'm always stuck with just piling in more and more nodes, but I understand a big part here is connecting multiple simple NNs together, but nobody online seems to care about actually implementing these, instead they rant about how cool they are.

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The 47th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) is currently taking place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and has already turned out some interesting new findings.


That's really cool. I wish my library had a 3d printer, or they were economical enought that I could justify purchasing one. The biggest obstacle to me experimenting with embedded hardware is the fact that I'd have no case for what I design / build. 3d printing seems to be more niche than 3d printing enthusiasts make it out to be though.


maybe they are economical, but you just seem like a person that has asked for too many handouts and they felt obliged to deny you. try going to the library person next time in a firm, but non-needy attitude



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We might finally see a change in regard to privacy in the smartphone market! I urge anyone sympathetic to the cause spread the word. While it isnt perfect its much better than what we have now.
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>noncommercial license
That's nonfree


lmao what


> “Free software” does not mean “noncommercial”. A free program must be available for commercial use, commercial development, and commercial distribution. Commercial development of free software is no longer unusual; such free commercial software is very important. You may have paid money to get copies of free software, or you may have obtained copies at no charge. But regardless of how you got your copies, you always have the freedom to copy and change the software, even to sell copies.
> Freedom to distribute (freedoms 2 and 3) means you are free to redistribute copies, either with or without modifications, either gratis or charging a fee for distribution, to anyone anywhere. Being free to do these things means (among other things) that you do not have to ask or pay for permission to do so.

> Thus, the concept we really need is that of a free hardware design. That's simple: it means a design that permits users to use the design (i.e., fabricate hardware from it) and to copy and redistribute it, with or without changes. The design must provide the same four freedoms that define free software.


of course, that's called capitalism, and they are obviously smart enough to still have a big market. the thing is, can they make enough money to change the cellular ownership so we can start moving towards VoiP calling.

the people in this thread are crazy. $599 is a good price for a smartphone of this caliber. I'm going to save for one and make it totally custom.

anyway, does anyone know how I can preorder from these guys without divulging information? like if I wanted to secretly mail it to (i should go to /paranoid/ shouldnt i?) an undisclosed address and put fake names and just pick up the package locally?
I dont currently have an address and it would really be convenient, expecially if purism is one of those fbi comprimised companies


You are not free, your mind is licensed to bullsoykaf.

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If you are forced to use Windows for work like me, you should look at Aquasnap. Closest thing I've found to a fully functional tiling window manager for Windows 7 but I am open to suggestions if someone has found something better/free.

Shilling for it because I've been using it for a while on my work machine, but be warned that it is not libre and also costs some dosh for mulit-monitor support.

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Welcome to Chaos General!

This thread is to discuss chaos theory, dynamical systems, many-body systems, nonlinear dynamics, fractals… You name it!

Untill recently, classical mechanics was thought to be the realm of determinism, opposed to quantum mechanics where the only certainty is uncertainty. Chaos theory shows us that we don't have to travel to the microscopic to find rich, unpredictable behaviour.

Prerequisites for studying chaos theory:
Since chaos theory is a branch of dynamical systems, a decent maths preparation is necessary. Calculus and also some abstract algebra are needed to undertake the study of chaotic dynamics.
A basic course on ODE and mathematical physics is also necessary. A classic would be Arnol'd's book.
Some knowledge in measure theory helps, there are heaps of different resources and approaches to it, for example Folland's book, although it is quite advanced.
Files and more resources in the next posts!

The world of dynamical systems is large, and chaos is a part of it. My personal interest in chaos theory is at a crossroad between chaos and what is not chaos, namely, integrability. This area is called KAM theory (Kolmogorov-Arnol'd-Moser). It's a fascinating branch of mathematical physics that shows what is lost and what is not lost after perturbations of integrable systems. A lot of natural systems are in a balance between chaos and order, so this theory gives us deep insight on such phenomena. Also, it has the best fractals!

There is an article on Lainzine 4 about an elementary chaotic system, and there will be followups in the next Lainzines. What do you think of it?
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Statistical mechanics and cellular automata


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There is a good discussion to be had on point of philosophical implications. We know from history that all advancements in science have followed with philosophical systems that act as sort of meta-proof or build on methodology of that particular science - i.e. Hobbs builds hes political philosophy on newtonian mechanics which can be seen from his fundamental principle of inertia which he adopted and applied it to social science. Who would have thought that we would have political philosophy (that is considered basis for modern liberal society) founded on new laws discovered in physics?

In quantum physics we have physicist fight over philosophical systems that quantum theory implicates. Bohr and Heisenberg have idealist philosophical outlook rejecting positivist, deterministic explanation of nature, for them everything is phenomena going that far that they claim that object of observation doesn't exist until we observe it.

Most interesting in my opinion dialectical materialism. Marx builds it on Hegels dialectics which reject concepts of isolated causality in classical mechanics. Bohm expresses similar criticism: Thus, there is no real case known of a set of perfect one-to-one causal relationships that could in principle make possible predictions of unlimited precision, without the need to take into account qualitatively new sets of causal factors existing outside the system of interest or at other levels.

Problems of isolated cause and effect and determinism that challenged classical mechanics in its contradiction to quantum mechanics give legitimate consideration in Hegels philosophical system. Therefor there are plenty of marxist philosophers that make effort to merge chaos theory with dialectical materialism. I guess that could be said for classical hegelians.

i.e. these are some accounts on hegel and chaos theory

It is easy to identify cause and effect in isolated cases, as when one hits a ball with a bat. But in a wider sense, the notion of causality becomes far more complicated. Individual causes and effects become lost in a vast ocean of interaction, where cause becomes transformed into effect and vice versa. Just try tracing back even the simplest event to its "ultimate causes" and you will see that eternity will not be long enough to do it.

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Thank you for contributing, I thought this thread would die of neglect.

What you say is very interesting. Indeed, certain advances in maths, for example category theory, have had great rebound on philosophy, in lots of different areas (logic, but also ontology!). But I'd develop this on a more maths-specific thread.

I would like to stress on the fact that chaos is not only quantum. Actually, since quantum physics has a hard foundations problem, more mathematically-flavored accounts of chaos are realized in the realm of classical mechanics.

But the determinism hard coded in classical mechanics is nothing to be against. In fact, chaotic systems are, in a certain sense, ultradeterministic.

What I mean with this is that you may chose a property you want a solution to realize, and a chaotic system always has at least one such solution. So the dynamics in the chaotic realm is so rich it is akin to random processes: you may flip a coin and decide from the outcome that some solution should have some property, and the chaotic system will have such solution. This is a twisted version of determinism, where the possibilities, whose evolution along their "worldlines" is perfectly causal, are so many that the result is non-causal, entropic.

To expand, there always is a sort of "microdeterminism" in classical systems: the dynamics of one single point are totally determined by its equations of motion, well in contrast to the equations that govern quantum mechanics, which determine probability distributions.
So determinism is still there, but to really experience it, you must restrict yourself to an insignificant part of the system. Globally, or even locally (in the topology sense), determinism is not true: the evolution of a set of points is not guaranteed to mimic the evolution of a single point, and this is true also for non-chaotic systems (Gromov's non-squeezing theorem)!
For example we may take the single points of the set very close (small initial uncertainty), but the dynamics can separate them exponentially in time. As a result, the small initial uncertainty is propagated, deterninistically, to an enormous uncertainty at a further time.

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I just found this thread. It is a very interesting topic.
I'm going to study a course on ODEs next semester, so this is very good motivation.
I want to understand what the 'edge of chaos' means to physics.
Thank you for this intro Opie.


In regards to this post in particular: as above so below.

This all looks incredibly fascinating. I'll be reading the books posted here in the coming months for sure. Hopefully I'll have something to add when I've delved a little deeper into the supporting math and theory.

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I love pure mathematics, but many often discourage going into it because of its lack of job opportunities, and that people should study computer science or accounting or medicine instead.

Here's a list of jobs for pure mathematicians (note that some of them require programming/computer science knowledge as well):
>professor or teacher
>research analyst/actuary
>computer graphics
>artificial intelligence
>software developer

Some more unconventional things:
>music composition

Feel free to add or dispute anything here.

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Hello, Lains! What wearable tech do you use throughout your daily life? Some might argue that wearable tech is a minor form of augmentation. Everything from smartwatches to the Sensebridge Northpaw are welcome here.

I own a model of the original Pebble smartwatch, with a watchband I paracorded myself. The attached picture is a random one I found on the internet, however (mine is black and olive-green). I created a watchface that read "FUCK YOU" in large, block letters and told me the time/date/weather in a small status bar beneath. I also set it up to vibrate at set intervals of five/ten/fifteen minutes in order to better tune my sense of passing time.

The Northpaw is an anklet that vibrates in relation to which way the wearer is facing.

>"A North Paw is an anklet that tells the wearer which way is North. The anklet holds eight cellphone vibrator motors around your ankle. A control unit senses magnetic north and turns on and off the motors. At any given time only one motor is on and this motor is the closest to North. The skin senses the vibration, and the wearer’s brain learns to associate the vibration with direction, giving the wearer an intuitive sense of which way is North. "
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Never found the use of a wearable to very convenient. With my phone on me at all times, to have a other device just to control and view the basics seems very tedious. I could imagine getting one once technology allows them to be act on its own, without a phone only needed to link when it comes to texting, phone calls, etc.


I use a Casio F-91W but I have opened it up to put a small NFC chip capable of doing NDEF (storing soykaf for android, basically). I'm using it for my phone number right now, but not much else. Thinking of ideas that I could use it for.


Just a $50 casio solar runner's watch. Not hackable, not homemade, not cool. But it's a totally standalone zero maintenance gadget. No apps, no bluetooth, no online accounts or step tracking or any nonsense. It tells time and counts down and counts up, and I never need to charge it because six hours in the sun keeps it running for a year. I literally never need to think about it. I love that thing.


EMPs near you silently
so watcha gonna do now, big boy?


Not that anon but…

Literally nothing because minute-level precision of time is mostly useful to interact with societal constructs or for industrial processes. Survivalism doesn't have time to waste (heh) with such timing constraints.

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I miss Kowloon, if only for the aesthetics. Ignore the fuck up blank post above….finger slipped.


does missing it for only the aesthetic, imply that you had experience with it in other ways?

I find it interesting, perhaps. Sad to have gone away. but as I never was there, I do not think I miss it.


Kowloon is a town in Hong Kong which used to exist in a jurisdictional grey area, and because their was essentially no laws or policing so it was super dense unregistered buildings with no building code.


The point is, all the prep they need, you might as well just built something out of normal materials.


They need galvanized and paint. Something that robots do to millions of cars every year on production lines around the world. Something the robots could do to prefab container structures and cladding prior to assembly, if they were churned out on a production line.

Wood rots. Brick and mortar needs re-pointed. Everything needs maintenance. The point is, cheap affordable housing does not come from currently existing materials and currently existing building practices and techniques.

Prefabricated houses have existed in the UK since the early 1900s when we needed to re-home large parts of the nation after the slum clearances and after the Blitz and other bombing raids during the second world war. Same for many European cities.

Today, prefab houses are a similar price to traditionally built homes because of low production numbers and bespoke high end finishes. When churned out in bulk and to one standard, such as for student or social housing, they're much much cheaper to produce, maintain and replace than any brick and mortar, permanent structure. It's already been proven in Europe.

If you can put together a container home production line to address the housing crisis, it will be the cheapest means of house construction we've seen since building with wattle and daub and as revolutionary as when Ford moved automotive production from bespoke coach built, to the production line.

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Someone advertised on and today someone drew a Michael from Vsauce over it. How does this make you feel?


The swastika next to it makes me feel worse.


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Yeah same, but don't worry, I fixed it


initially the text was pink with a black background


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here we go, now with additional message


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Kill your LEgo??
Swastika now is a emoji?

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New to linux and vim, and already love the idea of using vim's syntax for controlling my programs. I would like to use it as an IDE, speficially for C/C++ and Python. There's so many ways to do it, with plugins I just want what's best.

Any tutorials on the best way to make vim an IDE?


Check out Luke Smith's video walkthrough on this very subject, alice


I'm just learning to program, so I wouldn't know if it's the best way, but I configured my vim for Python according to this guide here:
I'm still having a little trouble with the auto-indentation, but besides that it's working great as far as my capacities can judge.


I've used the same guide to configure vim and it's working good so far.

For other languages I usually look up a 'styleguide' on how to write the code and then edit my config according to that, vim is a lot of fun and I should have used it a lot sooner, I'm glad you're starting with it

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