Sand-boarding by magnora7 in gifs

[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That looks so fun, I'd love to try. There was even a good jump/ridgeline at the top there.

Breathing Trees by magnora7 in gifs

[–]Snow 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Alveolar.

Nemo 33 is the world’s deepest pool with a depth of 113ft (34.5m). It possesses several manmade caves to simulate cave diving and has been used in several film productions by magnora7 in gifs

[–]NotYourGuyBuddy 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

That's absolutely amazing and so cool that there's a safe place for training. But also NOOOOOPE

Nemo 33 is the world’s deepest pool with a depth of 113ft (34.5m). It possesses several manmade caves to simulate cave diving and has been used in several film productions by magnora7 in gifs

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah, I can hold my breath for a long time, but that guy is on another planet of breath-holding

Nemo 33 is the world’s deepest pool with a depth of 113ft (34.5m). It possesses several manmade caves to simulate cave diving and has been used in several film productions by magnora7 in gifs

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It seems that way, they have little man-made diving caves to practice in, and I bet some of those are super-narrow, like you have to take off your tank and push it in front of you, kind of narrow.

Nemo 33 is the world’s deepest pool with a depth of 113ft (34.5m). It possesses several manmade caves to simulate cave diving and has been used in several film productions by magnora7 in gifs

[–]NotYourGuyBuddy 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Does this help divers with learning to not only maneuver underwater caves but not freak out in spaces where they don't have room for movement?

Nemo 33 is the world’s deepest pool with a depth of 113ft (34.5m). It possesses several manmade caves to simulate cave diving and has been used in several film productions by magnora7 in gifs

[–]Stoner 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I've been watching the gif for a good 20 minutes, he never goes up!

Tick Tock by useless_aether in gifs

[–]fred_red_beans 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I keep lookin' at that thing and I still don't know what time it is...

10 years of progress in Boston Dynamics robotics by magnora7 in gifs

[–]dark_devil_dd 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Terminators when?

Egyptian Night! Chemical Reaction by SecretlyHistoric in gifs

[–]useless_aether 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

slo-mo and howto https://melscience.com/en/articles/egyptian-night-experiment-190418/

aka 'iodine clock'. what a cool name

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That right next to Mexico City.

Volcanic eruption seen from space station by magnora7 in gifs

[–]ikidd 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That is a very cool gif, I like the 3D look.

Checkmate, squirrels. by ikidd in gifs

[–]Intuit 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Checkmate, squirrels. by ikidd in gifs

[–]Farseli 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So this is what that feels like. I like it! More funny and insightful posts please!!

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[–]HeyImSancho 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

LOL!

Checkmate, squirrels. by ikidd in gifs

[–]EndlessSunflowers 2 insightful - 4 fun2 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

Checkmate, squirrels. by ikidd in gifs

[–]Alduin 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Hey, the first post I've found that is both insightful AND funny! Time to go make some modifications to my bird feeder!

MRW waiting for sources to claims in comments... by Greedeater in gifs

[–]Greedeater[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Was uploading an album to Imgur and came across this; the very first gif I ever created. Ahhh, nostalgia...

The most populous cities in the world (1500 - 2018) - Animated graph by magnora7 in gifs

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Glad you liked this one, I really enjoyed the information too

The most populous cities in the world (1500 - 2018) - Animated graph by magnora7 in gifs

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Maybe people emigrating from the collapsing outer cities to the main city hub in search of stability as the empire collapsed? Just a guess.

I don't really know though, that's a very good question.

The most populous cities in the world (1500 - 2018) - Animated graph by magnora7 in gifs

[–]fuzzballs 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thank you, very intersting. Seeing Istanbul at the top near the 1500-1600 got me thinking, the Byzantine empire supossedly ended in 1452. What caused the explosion in population?

The most populous cities in the world (1500 - 2018) - Animated graph by magnora7 in gifs

[–]Vigte 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

VERY interesting, I wonder how much of the drastic changes are related to war, disasters or other events I've never considered.

So much to learn, so little time.

The mechanics of Reddit LLC to their users. by JasonCarswell in gifs

[–]Greedeater 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

AutoPlay's in the app :)

The mechanics of Reddit LLC to their users. by JasonCarswell in gifs

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

You have to click on it to play.

Taco Town! by sawboss in gifs

[–]sawboss[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

ikr it looks yummy

Taco Town! by sawboss in gifs

[–]Darkri 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Wtf OP, now I'm hungry

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[–]happysmash27 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Hmm.

Taco Town! by sawboss in gifs

[–]sawboss[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

me too

Taco Town! by sawboss in gifs

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Excuse me sir: I'd like to order two of these...

Taco Town! by sawboss in gifs

[–]sawboss[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

blasphemy is delicious

Taco Town! by sawboss in gifs

[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Yes. Nacho cheese is blasphemy, but I'd eat the crap out of it anyway.

Niagara Falls Collapse 1954 by EndlessSunflowers in gifs

[–]benmarvin 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

The cameraman's giant balls must have kept him planted where he was standing.

Niagara Falls Collapse 1954 by EndlessSunflowers in gifs

[–]Farseli 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

s/praisethecameraman

My self preservation drive is a little too strong to do that.

Niagara Falls Collapse 1954 by EndlessSunflowers in gifs

[–]ikidd 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

"I'll just step back a bit here and start shooting again..."

A reaction gif of Alex Jones going crazy by useless_aether in gifs

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Put that to some phat beats and give me the same cocaine he's on and I could watch that all day.

Russians truly do not give a fuck by useless_aether in gifs

[–]Vigte 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What the fuck did I just watch?

This mystery will haunt me until my death.

Nanobot helps a sperm cell to fertilize egg. by RavAshi in gifs

[–]useless_aether 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

good bot

Animated Lissajous curve table by magnora7 in gifs

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It is the graph produced when the x axis beats at one frequency and the y axis beats in another frequency. It's meant to be interpreted in a 2D way, but I'm sure you could come up with a valid 3D interpretation too

Animated Lissajous curve table by magnora7 in gifs

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Minor rounding error, but very pretty nonetheless.

Animated Lissajous curve table by magnora7 in gifs

[–]Vigte 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So... what is it?

Jk - is it meant to be a 2D representation of 3D "waves"? or are the shapes intended to be perceived as 3D?

Animated Lissajous curve table by magnora7 in gifs

[–]magnora7[S] 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It shows the interaction of different frequencies in a spatial way, basically

Animated Lissajous curve table by magnora7 in gifs

[–]JasonCarswell 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Very cool.

Also check out : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lissajous_orbit

Particularly good for orbiting Lagrange Points.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagrangian_point

Animated Lissajous curve table by magnora7 in gifs

[–]Vigte 3 insightful - 4 fun3 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

I don't feel so good anymore...

So what is it?

Octopus carries coconut shell for protection, uses it like a vehicle. (Actually quite impressive!) by Vigte in gifs

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They weren't leaving 74,000 years ago, they were moving back in. They had been sailing for at least 925,000 years while doing God only knows what else.

This is new to me. I'm familiar with the mt Toba mega volcano, and that's extremely interesting, and legit.

Humans as we understand them may have been around, but it seems likely that the fortunate 5000 or so humans in eastern Africa essentially won the geographic lottery. The lone survivors of extinct city-states, and empires. Everyone else died.

The Neanderthal survived though, which doesn't fit the Toba theory. Even so, it's still the best theory I'm aware of

Homo Florensis (the hobbit people). Are there the orang-pendek (or something) from Indonesia?

There's certainly more to human history than we're likely to ever prove. It's fun to imagine what it must/could have been like.

1,000,000 years ago? IDK. I'd need some compelling evidence.

Octopus carries coconut shell for protection, uses it like a vehicle. (Actually quite impressive!) by Vigte in gifs

[–]Vigte[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The link you posted has gone down...

Additionally, I didn't really have time to fully explain this until now - but the theory of "out of Africa" has some holes in it. Humans almost certainly BEGAN in Africa, but there were some journeys along the way that seem to be conveniently forgotten. The work of Bruce Fenton is quite on point to this effect.

Given recent evidences that place neanderthals and denisovans in a completely separate lineage from us (similar to horses and donkeys, due to the sterile nature of the hybrid offspring) - coupled with "homo antecessor" having "neanderthal only traits", the time line for human divergence from the Neander/Denisov lineage, is AT LEAST 800,000 as of Jan 14 2019.

Part of this has to do with the Wallace line in Oceania and the appearance of Homo Florensis (the hobbit people).

The amount of intelligence it would take to build ships and navigate a sufficient population (likely around 120 (the "genesis number")) is beyond what we attribute to any branch of the homo grouping at that time (at LEAST 1 million years ago).

In essence, the likely theory is that homo erectus departed from Africa (this much is not in debate with science) between 2 and 1 million years ago - spread over ALL of Europe, Asia and Oceania (and potentially even to North America) - and only returned to the "African homeland of legend" during the Toba Catastrophe.

See the migration OUT of Africa, circa 74,000 BCE coincides with Toba, which as many papers point out, would have been the absolute WORST time to leave Africa.

You would literally be walking out of a beautiful lush land, into a volcanic fallout.

The majority of "first modern human" remains are found around Bab-el-Mandeb straight - which would be PRIMARY entrance into Africa.

They weren't leaving 74,000 years ago, they were moving back in. They had been sailing for at least 925,000 years while doing God only knows what else.

Octopus carries coconut shell for protection, uses it like a vehicle. (Actually quite impressive!) by Vigte in gifs

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's like the "smart Jews" mythology.

Nobel Prize winners are connected.

Oscar winners are always corporate media.

It's just another part of their rigged systems.

Octopus carries coconut shell for protection, uses it like a vehicle. (Actually quite impressive!) by Vigte in gifs

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Maybe octopi have secret societies and secret schools where they learn to be clickbait.

Octopus carries coconut shell for protection, uses it like a vehicle. (Actually quite impressive!) by Vigte in gifs

[–]Vigte[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Exactly - the test was developed with certain mindsets "in mind" - the Oxford "posh-boy" types.

They work so hard to create something flashy and popular, then destroy it so they can offer an alternative (that changes the very way you think, by virtue of the argument against the first thing and the "refined Socially just" nature of the new answer).

"To create: one must first destroy (and then create again)"

Octopus carries coconut shell for protection, uses it like a vehicle. (Actually quite impressive!) by Vigte in gifs

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Africans are in a literal sense more human than everyone else.

lQ test are rigged. Questions like:. A runner is to a marathon, what a sailboat is to a .. ???

... ...
... ...

...
I'm sure everyone instantly thought "Regatta", right?!

Well if you did I bet 10:1 that your parents have plenty of money...

Fuck that stupid test. That is a label of a rich man race. It has nothing to do with intelligence, but it's a question on many IQ tests.

They also like to put "Hors d'oeuvre" on the test. Every African child knows that one... /S

Put some African, Aboriginal, or First Nations games/words on the IQ test.
Then let the oligarch's kids take those tests.

Then we'll discuss their IQ results publicly.

I'm not irritated with you Vigte in any way. This is an absurd Injustice. A rigged test.

They paste it on the NYT like it's a legit issue, so we'll intentioned people can discuss it Monday morning at the office... It's a fucking crime of brainwashing.

Comedy to entertain such notions...

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[–]Vigte[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

? Eh?

JF doesn't work for NYT... he's responding to the news regarding Watson losing his status over his comments, here. He's trying to defend Watson by saying IQ is 75-80% related to DNA, the remainder is related to parental influence, which he also says has genetic basis.

He (Watson) had told a magazine in 2007 he was "inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa" as "all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours - where all the testing says not really".

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

The New York Times!? :-|
I'll check it out.

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I've thought this since I was a kid. I don't think it should be contraversial.

Virtually all creatures that aren't nurtured by a parent(s) have an innate understanding of predator/prey relations, as well as what it supposed to eat.

Consider these instinctual aspects:

  • Spiders innately know how to make webs.
  • Fish aren't taught to swim in schools.
  • Deer can walk within an hour of birth.
  • Frogs progress from to tadpole, to frogpole (sounds legit) to frog, and it's predators/food/habitat changes significantly.
  • Hermit crabs look for shells to live in.

Doesn't instinctual information have to be inherited by it's very definition? Is is there any reason to think that complex concepts aren't also innate?

  • Humans also have a semi-unique instinctual ability: language aquisition (babies don't learn to listen for auditory cues).

Octopuses have a mind boggling list of innate abilities.

  • Color mimicry/changing/pattern/reproduction
  • Texture change.
  • Bodies that can form to a containers shape.
  • Ink.
  • Eyes without blind spots that were formed independently of all other animal classes (evolutionary convergence) - a worthy topic of it's own).
  • The ability to see colors humans cannot perceive visible.

The evolution of these incredible creatures is mind boggling. They are legit alien intelligence.

I wouldn't put much beyond the possible scope of their epigenetic potential.

I got love for the 8-puss.

Edit:. Evolutionary convergence is something to ponder. All mammals, amphibians, birds, fish, (animals), etc.; have a blind spot in the back of the eye.

Octopuses do not. This means that their ( plus cuddle fish, squid, etc.) evolutionary history is completely independent from almost every animal on the planet.

Legit alien intelligence, indeed.

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[–]Vigte[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Exactly like the Animus, the memories of the ancestors are in the DNA!

I've always felt a strange attraction to that idea... since the first Assassin's Creed game.

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

How can octopuses learn so much, with such short lifespans? There's no parenting, so they grow independently.
They must have some biological feature that passes some experience along to their offspring

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[–]Demiurgent 2 insightful - 5 fun2 insightful - 4 fun3 insightful - 5 fun -  (0 children)

Ima tank. Brrrr.

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[–]happysmash27 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I feel like the "funny" upvote should be a more generic "entertaining" upvote, since posts like this are very entertaining, but not quite silly either.

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[–]happysmash27 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I feel like the "funny" upvote should be a more generic "entertaining" upvote, since posts like this are very entertaining, but not quite silly either.

Also, it is awesome that I can actually comment on a post this old.

Machine Learning Generated Celebrity Faces by magnora7 in gifs

[–]happysmash27 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I've wanted to train neural networks to see how they evolve for a while now. YouTube videos of it are very interesting!

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[–]happysmash27 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Is it just me, or is this much lower quality than the original?

Nanobot helps a sperm cell to fertilize egg. by RavAshi in gifs

[–]OldManCorley 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Very neato.

How Disney Animators Reused Animations by magnora7 in gifs

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

There are lots of ways.

First, everything is sketched on paper after they act it out and or shoot it for reference or rotoscoping. Unless rotoscoped, usually with fundamental shapes, forms, "skeletons", without clothing, etc., they'd shoot rough pencil tests. They critically look at their rough pass to see how the rough pencils can be cleaned up, possibly in stages and "tweened" by an inbetweener, an animators assistant who fills in the stuff between the important "key" frames, often with notes about motion to the side. Much of this "rough" art and film has value and is saved for future reference. The cleaned up and tweened pages are then traced on clear plastic by inkers then the outlines are filled in by the paint department and ready for the final camera.

All of these stages are version records to be referenced and traced as required.

But here's the most important part... Drawing is nice, but it's a fundamental understanding of timing, physics, and movement that the good animators have. All of the sketches are a process of refining and defining the timing and movements and performances and this is where the real hard work comes in. Now if you have the physics, weight shifting, timing, movements, and performances already established, all you then need is a mediocre animator who can trace and draw well to do a decent "reinterpretation" of what's been established.

All of that makes sense to me, but feel free to ask if you want me to elaborate on anything.

Also, 30+ years ago no one considered the technology of today where we can side-by-side everything to "catch them cheating" or shortcuts.

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[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What I don't fully understand is how they can re-use the movement sequences when the character models are so different? I guess they just superimpose the character features on top of a blank dancing humanoid?

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[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

As a professional animator, I've know this from my earliest days in school. It's economically smart, but creatively disappointing - if you catch it. Some are more obvious than others.

Nothing near as limited as He-Man, Bug Bunny, or The Flintstones.

How Disney Animators Reused Animations by magnora7 in gifs

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is kind of interesting in an unexpected way if you ever watched disney movies as a kid in the 90s.

Digital Microfluidics Platform by magnora7 in gifs

[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

nice

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[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Oh that sounds awesome, even if it turned into more of a simulation than a game.

Automated weed locating and removal machine for farming by magnora7 in gifs

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Oh it is? I didn't notice that part. I thought it was just pulling them. That does make it less cool.

Automated weed locating and removal machine for farming by magnora7 in gifs

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's still applying herbicide but I guess using less of it is legit

Machine Learning Generated Celebrity Faces by magnora7 in gifs

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That sounds like a cool game idea. My game was basically a "set the parameters and wait" kind of game, like seeing what type of neural net you could evolve that would move a 3d character with 10 joints or whatever, each output mapping to a joint. Then they'd be rated on their fitness to complete some task, like jumping the highest or walking the farthest.

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[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Okay, I'm on track then. Nope, great explanation. I read a book about neural nets and genetic algorithms but I haven't kept up with anything newer, or implemented anything in code. It is pretty fascinating though, with the engineers not being able to explain how a particular result was arrived at.

That's awesome that you worked on a game with this stuff. I remember when Spore was coming out everyone thought it might really be something special. I never played it actually, but people didn't seem too excited about the end result. I was messing around with a 2D tile based RPG myself before this whole thing kicked off... didn't get too far but got some cool stuff in place and demo-able.

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[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah, exactly. It's able to resolve the image details on the feature level, instead of just the whole-image level. Then it's able to combine those features (nose, eye, chin, etc) to make new faces, but also keep everything consistent on a whole-image level. So it's able to make faces that never existed and everything in between.

Basically we're seeing a memory dump of the basis vectors of the neural network. It has learned these faces, and then any new faces will be judged as being (for example) 0.5 of this face, 0.3 of that face, and 0.2 of that face. (And 0.2 of this nose, and 0.4 of that nose... and so on). And this is how the neural net "remembers" stuff and can recall stuff. So we're seeing the 10 faces or so it resolved as "example faces" to use as basis vectors, with the transitions between them since it's a continuous function.

I hope I didn't over-explain, but neural nets and genetic algorithms working together is something I've spent years working on. It's so fascinating to me, I almost released an indie unity game based around genetic algorithm neural networks but I never finished it.

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[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So what makes this different than code that just morphs celebrity pictures together? Because it comes out of a neural net or something and not a folder of images?

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[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This one is even crazier than the ramen noodle one from the other day: https://saidit.net/s/gifs/comments/1lp/machine_learning_generates_bowls_of_ramen/

Machine Learning generates bowls of ramen by magnora7 in gifs

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Each new 3d slice is spatially related to the previous slice, giving the impression the slices form a 4d whole

Machine Learning generates bowls of ramen by magnora7 in gifs

[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It does look like that somehow, like the 4D cube being rotated.

Machine Learning generates bowls of ramen by magnora7 in gifs

[–][deleted] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Wow.

Machine Learning generates bowls of ramen by magnora7 in gifs

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It looks like you have a 4 dimensional bowl of ramen and you're navigating through 3d slices of it.

Weaving together by magnora7 in gifs

[–]oldaccount29 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I feel like I could stare at that for an hour.