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How does this translate to art? My point is that art is also a form of communication.

We make and consume art for two reasons:

First, yes, also because it's pleasant. Beautifully played music, a well-done painting etc., they're all worthwile in themselves. We like art because it contains ARTISANRY. This is the part that AIs can do well, and are quickly getting better at.

Second, because there is a human being at the other end. Because through art, we are communicating.

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Imagine an AI reads past newspapers and can produce realistic-looking newspaper artists. Is that AI obsoleting newspapers?


Because something crucial is missing: The connection to the real world. We don't want to read newspapers because of the way they are written. We want to read them because they tell us about things that other people have observed in the real world.

At most, an AI can help a human journalist to write the actually relevant content in a pleasant format.

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All that talk that AI can produce art and will soon surpass human artists is cargo cult bullshit.

True, they create music that sounds somewhat like Bach, pictures that look somewhat like van Gogh, they may even put a lot of people in the art business out of work. But that's irrelevant to the question.

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Since some time I wanted to write a series of commentary/pitches/kudos/toots on I love.

Now is the time I'm actually going to start. I'll keep going every week on Wednesday and post another toot on a great !

If you love webcomics and graphic novels, listen in. I'll cover The Meek, Gunnerkrigg Court and Unsounded, just to name a few. You might learn about a few new, beautiful webcomics! To find all reviews I've written so far, just search for this hashtag:

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It's time for .

I'm a , functional programmer (, , , soon , user) and (differential topology, ).

Arts-wise, I love to do (have a look at and .

My philosophical and ethical viewpoints: I love and sentient beings a lot, I'm and . I think that, second to our ability to feel, our creativity is what makes us most valuable.

Pneumatic tubes connecting 23 US Post Offices in NYC across 27 miles. Used until 1957. 1900s-50s

Gitoxide: Pure Rust Implementation of Git

(submitted by todsacerdoti)

Mögt ihr #IT und #Umweltschutz und sucht gerade nach einem #Job?

Der #BUND sucht Mitarbeitende in dem Bereich (mit einer zugegeben verwirrenden Stellenausschreibung) in #Berlin:

Insbesondere die @BUNDjugend würde sich sicher freuen, wenn das von Menschen mit dem richtigen Mindset (#OpenSource, #Dezentralisierung ...) gemacht würde, die mit uns die letzten verkrusteten #BigTech-Abhängigkeiten aus dem Verband fegen wollen.

Gerne boosten :)


Please don't drink Vio, it comes from the same basin Lüneburg get's it's household water from, which is a not refillable one.
Coca-Cola is also now drilling a third well to drain even more water from it.
The basin is Lüneburgs groundwater, there is some water in upper layers, but there you got nitrates from the fields. :/

It's not just Vittel or water in other countrys, who have this problem.

The land where oat milk and agave syrup are flowing.

Baby sparrow: "I'd like a side of worms with my bugs." Parent sparrow: "Bugs with worms, coming up."

layoffs, mozilla 

Mozilla laying off 1/4 of staff

Confusingly COVID-19 is blamed, but I don't understand how that could be the case unless it directly correlated with losing specific funders. COVID-19 seems like it could also be an opportunity to close unnecessary offices, dramatically reducing costs.

- This probably means even more browser takeover by chrome
- Vague "pivot to products" talk
- Executive pay keeps going up


Selbst Sprühdosen-Schurken, die sonst anscheinend wenig nachdenken, haben es verstanden. Denkt mal drüber nach, liebe Maskenmuffel. Bild: Instagram

Klimakatastrophe, Wasser, Tu was 

Leute, es wird ernst.

Macht euch Gedanken ueber Wasser sparen im Sommer und Regenwassernutzung.
Auch Grauwassernutzung ist eine Option.

Rasen ist ein Wasserfresser. Vielleicht koennt ihr den bei euch auch mit was anderem ersetzen?

OMG, I wish people would stop with those apps that are supposed to make you look “cute”. Blurred skin and weirdly oversized eyes don’t look cute. They look horrifying.

#NoScript in 2020: you know, I would love to read this Bloomberg article but I don't know which of these 14 untrusted domains has the JavaScript that makes the page load.

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