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Captchas didn't work. Sticking to janitors while we try to think of something else.

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how to render translucency more realitically, in theory
especailly when refractions and reflections included.

feel free to explain


Is anyone else fascinated with the superintelligence trope in books and movies? I've been looking for different stories with similar ideas.
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A human may be thought of as an intelligent agent who observes percepts from his or her environment and produces actions based on those percepts. If the goal, then, is to maximize knowledge about the world, then actions that yield more knowledge would be preferable.

Consider the action to read a book and the action to look at a crowd of people. Surely, the density of information in the crowd of people is greater, right? However, the book contains a model of the world built from many years of observation. That book is also built upon other books and so on. Furthermore, the model in that book may be based on percepts that cannot be observed in the current time (e.g., comets, natural disasters) or with instruments available to the agent (e.g., microscope, telescope, invisible waves).

In most superintelligence scenarios, without some additional sense augmentation, reading books would probably give you the largest acceleration of knowledge acquisition. However, it's not without flaws sense the models described by the books may be erroneous or incomplete. So, it is likely that a combination of first-hand and second-hand experiences would combine to become greater than the whole.

If you consider Will, his primary goals seem to be friendship and romance with knowledge acquisition being some n-ary goal spurred by curiosity. So, he probably sates his curiosity with books rather than deduction from first-hand experiences since it frees up his actions to focus on his more pressing goals.


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Bobiverse is kind of like superintelligence.


Really loved "Understand", should check others in this thread as well.
As for recommendations… "Golem XIV" by Lem (English translations can be found in the book "Imaginary Magnitude").



The way the prose changed over the course of the story was pretty well-done. It's been a long time since I watched it but I remember feeling like the movie adaptation couldn't really convey the same feeling as the short story/novel because it lacked that.


Found this movie and I liked it enough to share it I just don't have anyone to share it with but you guys. It's quite cheesy, the actings are bad, but the dancing is p gud and the aesthetics are also pretty cool. Entertaining if you're into that 80's shit like I am.
also a very young Ice-T sings in that movie and he absolutely sucks. One more reason to see it maybe?


hey sushi i really enjoyed that clip, cool dancing indeed
you got a torrent or somthing to watch it in full? i just really hate those clipped 20 yt video movie experiences u know?

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Let's talk about the books/manga/etc that you are reading.

I'm halfway through After Dark by Haruki Murakami and I'm loving it, already bought another 3 books from him to read after this one
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>A work about the authors relation to moss
That sounds fantastic and very cute
Moss facts appeal to me


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My books are totally insane and will make you laugh!!! heh… okay back to my padded cell i go



just bought some manga from amazon. im reading death note and fullmeteal alchemist


"Cuckqueens aren't real, take your meds"
I cackled


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Yeah that is one of my fav lines too haha. Always glad to make sushi roll laugh!

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Let's post our favourite movie of all time or a great movie you recently watched.

I'll start.

My favourite movie is Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove. The movie is amazing, very funny while maintaining the seriousness of the topic. [spoiler]The Coca-Cola part is fantastic[/spoiler].

Another movie that also really like is Persepolis (yeah, I'm reposting from the .tokyo thread). It's an animation film that tells the story of the author during and after the Islamic revolution. The art is quite unique and the main character is lovely!
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The last episode of Power Corrupts was great and was a n excellent exploration of Christianity and the issues with heaven.



Talk Radio by Oliver Stone
Platoon by Oliver Stone
Natural Born Killers by Oliver Stone
Nixon by Oliver Stone


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I do not think this is everyone's cup of tea but this is mine. Something about this movie feels like it lasts 100 years but in a good way. I recommend watching it at 1am for the best experience.


Maybe I'm a nostalgia victim, but I enjoyed the 30th anniversary Power Rangers special. Kind of dumb and campy as you'd expect, but it was cool seeing a lot of the actors back together.


I completely get what you mean. It’s just… something about it. The way movies like this “feel” are special.

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I made a cartoon, something I'd put off for months, since it was about a dream I had months prior and couldn't remember very well.
It was about gas station pizza and long hours in the studio bumbling around.
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I love this!! I love artworks based on dreams. They are so inherently unique. Can't wait to see more of your stuff!


eeeek I love this GIF. Something about shoujo shuumatsu ryokou just makes me feel completely at peace.

I wonder if it'd be possible to create a visual art project on sushi? I know we've done album compilations before, but this would require compositing multiple creators' works together, etc.

Unless we stole a leaf out of the book of those old cat animation groups that would split audios into equal parts and handed them out between contributors.

Just spitballing.



Interesting work, I enjoyed it.


Good work sushi. Interesting aesthetic.


I'd love to pitch in! I mostly have experience in audio, but I can do some composting and animation.

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I sometimes draw maids for fun. Since I think this place is nice and relaxing, I wanted to set up shop and have a fun little Maid thread.
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These have a real Disney-like feel to them. It would be interesting to see if you picked up animation like Richard Williams and do something with your style from there.


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That's definitely a consideration, though I want to focus first on getting some more context/story in to these drawings. I think that's one of the things they're missing at the moment. While I'm not confident enough to do a comic yet, I do want to have more lively illustrations.


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I drew those maids last year,, still gotta draw some bf this year ends


Looking really nice sushi roll. How did you make those, if you don't mind me asking?


Thank you sushi! They were made using paint.net polyglitch plugin, some of the lines are codeblocked on an upper layer, and others are animated with crt lines, I would do the frames and send them to flash animate, starry bg is saturated rgb noise animated. The rainbow effect is done by putting the image inside an html file and adding a css with hue-rotate function.

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Thought this would be a fun idea. Each week there will be a theme or prompt. Draw something relating to that idea and post it here. You can put as much or as little effort into the drawing, this is all just for fun. New topics will be posted some time on Sunday.
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Perhaps a bit obvious, but warm tones and fallen leaves are the definition of autumn for me.


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This week's theme: Spooks
Haunted places, creatures of the dark and anything that keeps you up at night.
Also from now on we're retrying the bi-weekly schedule.


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Wew, sushi rolls are either too brave or too busy for this topic.
How about we go back to basics?
This weeks theme: Apples
Or any other fruit or metaphors you associate apples with


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Third time is the charm.
For some reason it just posts the same image twice when i wanna post my apples, something is screwy

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been trying to watch cyberpunk stuff that i used to like, but im realizing i just dont enjoy it as much as i did as a teenager. feeling like ive just become jaded to stuff about the internet in a way i didnt used to be. changing is weird
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>Try being yourself, actually doing this that you enjoy rather than interneting..

Best advice. Life's too short to be bothered with media you dislike. No point in consuming something out of a false sense of nostalgia or because others talk about it.


Breaking news: Matt Walsh and the conservatives are afraid of anime and think its Satanic.



I like your construction of phrasification dude where'd u learn to speak such a way?


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For me it is the other way around lately. I have rediscovered some of the stuff I used to like 10 to 15 years ago and was surprised how much I'm able to enjoy them.

Changing is painful, if you try to fight it and cling to your treasured memories of the times, when you actually enjoyed the things, that have lost their meaning to you.

It's like trying to rescue a plant, that has nurtured the soil. You have to repot it for further growth and to repot it, you need new soil and a new pot. The soil is the experiences you made since back in the day, the new stuff you found, new people you met. The pot is your mind, expanded by your experience to comprehend and cherish new and old things alike.


Anime becoming mainstream has been the biggest mistake.

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more pics like this? also any idea where this came from?
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Can confirm, from loli hentai.


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need more of these


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that one's especially beautiful, thanks for posting it. It's a shame it seems like the artist left the internet

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