Links van 22 tot 27 januari

Ik heb het al een beetje geautomatiseerd. Misschien dat ik het dit weekend nog wat meer automatiseer.

  • VALL-E – Neural Codec Language Models are Zero-Shot Text to Speech Synthesizers
    Dit is creepy as fuck. Drie seconden sample en een neuraal network doet test to speech die meer dan uitstekend is en precies lijkt op de sample.
  • Homeworld in the browser
    WebAssembly port van één van de toen allerongelooflijkste geames.
  • Elite for Emacs | Sami Salkosuo
    “A recent discovery from old backups revealed something long forgotten: I really developed a version of Elite for…. that’s right… Emacs text editor.”
  • Cocktail Party Physics: by the sword
    Te klasseren onder “no shit, Sherlock” — Witcombe and Meyer found “Sword swallowers are more likely to sustain an injury — such as a perforation of the esophagus — if they are distracted or are using multiple or unusual swords.” Mostly, the respondents suffered from a sore throat (or as they call it, “sword throat,” such wags, those guys), generally from the multiple sword stunts, or swallowing odd-shaped blades such as curved sabers rather than straight ones.
  • The Mystery of the Dune Font – Fonts In Use
    Putting a name to the typeface that defined the visual identity of the science fiction series and its author, Frank Herbert.
  • Weimar Jazz Database (WJazzD) — The Jazzomat Research Project
    Ik heb geen flauw idee wat dit precies allemaal doet, maar het ziet er enorm indrukwekkend uit.
  • An Unofficial Brief History of Director
    Pijnlijke flashback naar CD-ROMs maken met Director. Brrrr.
  • Realistic computer-generated handwriting
    De AI-jaren, gaan ze de jaren 2020 noemen, denk ik.
  • Introduction to the Chertsey Tiles –
    Even individuals not normally interested in medieval floor tiles may find themselves fascinated by the so-called Chertsey tiles.  These figural ceramic tiles, created around 1250 CE, were unearthed at Chertsey Abbey in England.
  • Astronautilia – Wikipedia
    Welp. The Astronautilia (Czech: Hvězdoplavba; full title in Greek: Ποιητοῦ ἀδήλου ΑΣΤΡΟΝΑΥΤΙΛΙΑ ἢ ἡ Μικροοδύσσεια ἡ κοσμική; i.e. “An unknown poet’s Starvoyage, or the Cosmic Micro-Odyssey”) is the magnum opus, written in 1994 under the hellenised pseudonym Ἰωάννης Πυρεῖα, of Czech poet and writer Jan Křesadlo, one of the most unusual works of twentieth-century Czech literature. It was published shortly after his death, as a commemorative first edition.
  • WiFi Routers Used to Produce 3D Images of Humans
    Creepy. Simple Wi-Fi routers can be used to detect and perceive the poses and positions of humans and map their bodies clearly in 3D, a new report has found.
    With the help of AI neural networks and deep learning, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University were also able to create full-body images of subjects.
  • whisper.cpp : WASM example
    Zot. Ongelooflijk goede spraakherkenning, in de browser.
  • Japan was the future but it’s stuck in the past – BBC News
    America and Europe once feared the Japanese economic juggernaut much the same way they fear China’s growing economic might today. But the Japan the world expected never arrived. In the late 1980s, Japanese people were richer than Americans. Now they earn less than Britons.
    For decades Japan has been struggling with a sluggish economy, held back by a deep resistance to change and a stubborn attachment to the past. Now, its population is both ageing and shrinking.
    Japan is stuck.
  • imaginAIry/ at master · brycedrennan/imaginAIry
    AI imagined images. Pythonic generation of stable diffusion images.
    “just works” on Linux and macOS(M1) (and maybe windows?).
  • The Tiniest Bird You’ve Ever Seen – Zebra Finch Hatching
    Een heel heel heel klein vogelken.