The Saidit.net Terms and Content Policy by magnora7 in SaidIt

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We give warnings unless you're doing something obviously bad. Odds are you'll never interact with this system.

Too Many Cooks | Adult Swim by magnora7 in comedy

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Ha I might have to check that out. Glad you enjoyed it, I think I've had that theme music stuck in my head for over a week.

The Commos Were Jews - Alexander Solzhenitsyn, "Jews Engineered the 1917 Russian Revolution they killed 66 million Christians burnt their churches & built synagogues, at no other time in the history of the world has a country been so saturated with Jewish influence as the Soviet Union 1917 to 1953!" by Dillinger22 in history

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I mean the Rothschilds funded the people who funded the Russian revolution, so those who spearheaded zionism had a lot to do with that era of russia. But many jews reject zionism, and it was much more the Rothschilds, or the Zionists, than "jews" as a group that did this. I think it's important to be accurate with language when discussing this stuff or else millions of people can get scapegoated and you can wind up with something like the holocaust

Branding issue: "Show my flair on this *subreddit*. It looks like:" by RavAshi in SaidIt

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Dang I thought we already fixed that one. Thanks, we'll fix both of these soon

The Fish Evolution Game (alpha version) by magnora7 in FishEvolutionGame

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I'm glad you and your kid like it! haha

So is the skipping/redrawing I'm seeing happen for each new generation?

Yup that's exactly right. It's resetting the food to new random positions, creating all the new fish for the next generation, then placing them.

I can make the generations longer, which is more fun to watch, but it takes longer for the intelligence to evolve because each generation is longer. Maybe I could make that a variable you could change on the intro screen if I made such a thing. There's like 20 variables to mess with at the start

$10 Billion Mega Construction (2016) - "The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel has officially opened in Switzerland, after almost two decades of construction work." [43:20] CC by magnora7 in videos

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Ok 41mins is weird. The rest I could maybe kind of explain as typical theatre-style choreography... maybe. The ending is pretty weird too. I wonder what the main organizer of this is doing now

The Fish Evolution Game (alpha version) by magnora7 in FishEvolutionGame

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Haha yeah there are some really dumb ones in the beginning. Sometimes they lean toward the "avoid the red" strategy and sometimes they lean more toward the "get the green/yellow" strategy. Sometimes you'll get a genius population that's good at both, but you have to get lucky to discover the right gene settings, since it's basically a smart random-walk function. But I guess real evolution is too. It's super fascinating.

Home page issue by fschmidt in SaidIt

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How do you know that that single setting will doom the site?

We'll probably move subscribed to the home page eventually, once there's enough content being posted on average to justify that change. Plus we have the issue that new subs created won't be seen by existing users unless they seeks them out or go to /all.

Right now saidit is growing so I think it's good to have everything all in the same place.

The Fish Evolution Game (alpha version) by magnora7 in FishEvolutionGame

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Thanks, it's based off of a phd project I found online. I changed the javascript and html quite a bit, but it's really a short program when you consider all that it does. Maybe 2k lines total for everything.

On the moderation of Reddit's conspiracy sub by The_In-Betweener in conspiracy

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'don't feed the trolls.'

Yup. One could even argue the original thread is only food for them, giving them a spotlight. They're just not worthy of notice or discussion, just ignore and move on imo. Time and discussion is precious, not to be wasted on ignorant fools trying to have a laugh at the expense of others. There's bigger fish to fry.

The Fish Evolution Game (alpha version) by magnora7 in FishEvolutionGame

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This is a simulation game, I made it mostly for myself to explore artificial intelligence and neural networks so it's not incredibly polished or user-friendly. But it is very interesting from a technological perspective. It's entirely html5 and javascript, and open source. You can right-click and 'inspect' to see all the code right in the file.

HOW TO PLAY: Each fish has a neural network of 12 neurons. Those neurons are connected to each other in random ways with random strengths. So all the fish have random brains at the start, and thus random behaviors. Each fish is unique.

Then a generation happens over a few seconds, the fish run their neural network programs. Each fish has inputs of knowing the angle of the nearest food and that food's color. It has outputs of what speed it swims and how much to turn. Each fish has a unique neural network, and every generation has 100 fish.

The 10 fish that are the best at eating food by the end of the round go on to create the "children" for the next generation. This mimics natural selection. The children are mixtures of the genes of the adults, plus some random noise. This mimics evolution.

The green food is worth is +1 point to the fish health, yellow is +3, and red is -1. The healthiest 10 fish at the end of the generation have the children for the next generation, as ranked by these scores.

This process then repeats again and again, generation after generation, and the neural nets get better at the task given their inputs and outputs, through the process of natural selection and evolution. The connection strengths between the virtual neurons find an arrangement that produces the selected-for behavior.

If you want to see this in fast-time, toggle with the letter 'F' and it will do the generations very quickly and graph them for you. The green line is the median health score of a fish for each generation. The yellow line is the top 25%, and the red is the top 10% (the ones that will make the children for the next generation). The zig zag lines show every generation and the straight lines are the average across the last 10. This shows you the total improvement, regardless of season. The zig-zag lines go away after generation 200 to just leave you with the averages.

The black line that goes down is the genetic diversity. When it starts, all the brains are random, so the genetic diversity is very high. As the system hones in on a good design, the genetic diversity of the population shrinks, which in turn shrinks the possible genetic diversity of the children. The genes determine the brain design, more specifically how strongly each neuron in the neural network is connected to every other neuron.

If the diversity gets too narrow, it can get "stuck" on a certain gene arrangement. Sometimes this is good to lock in on a really nice behavior, but sometimes it's not. If it gets stuck on a bad behavior you can increase the gene mutation rate (like radiation) by hitting 'P' or reduce it by hitting 'O'. This value is called "User added std" (standard deviation). This means you're adding more noise to the children's genes. If you add too much noise all the brains eventually go back to completely random after a few generations, but if you have too little then it might "lock in" too early and not have the opportunity to discover new gene patterns that might be even more efficient at eating food.

You can let it run as long as you want, and it'll go as fast as your processor can handle. If you watch the fish after evolving them for 15 minutes, you can see they're quite good at the task! After a few hours (if you have a good run), I don't think I could actually program them to do it more efficiently than they do it. It's kind of amazing and showcases how powerful neural network evolution can be.

When you restart the game by refreshing the tab, it'll start with an entirely new pool of random brains, so each evolution is completely different and the fish discover different strategies.

Also there is a "seasonal" cycle that repeats every 10 generations. During "summer" there is a lot of yellow and green food and very little red food. During "winter" it's mostly red food to be avoided with very little green. This diversity of food situations creates more robust fish behavior, that is good both at finding the yellow/green and avoiding the red.

Anyway, if you have questions let me know. I might develop this more if people are interested, but I thought you all might enjoy a chance to play with your own neural network and to try evolving things from scratch using neural network technology right in javascript and html5.


tl;dr: "O" creates less genetic diversity in future generations, "P" makes more, "F" goes fast with graphs that hopefully go up. The fish get really good at eating the food and they learn how all by themselves without being programmed. You can open multiple tabs and have them compete and compare how they evolve differently.

Home page issue by fschmidt in SaidIt

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The home page is home. All and home are similar, but home has a few things removed, like /s/ads. Subscribed is your subscribed subs.

Hope that clears things up. It's not too complicated. We might make subscribed the home page one day, when saidit has enough content to warrant that.

We've been thinking of adding the ability to change your default home page to subscribed in you user preferences. Sounds like this would solve your issue. We'll bump that up on our priority list.

Some Kind Of by Mnemonic in MUSICUNKNOWN

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Good idea about DS9

TOS is pretty meh, was so underwhelming watching it after having it hyped by all Trekkies as the best.

Heh nostalgia will do that, I guess

Some Kind Of by Mnemonic in MUSICUNKNOWN

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Yeah I could agree with that. I haven't really watched discovery or enterprise. But DS9 is pretty bad, I agree with where you placed it. The more I watch it the more I hate it, lol. And I don't think I've actually ever watched TOS before other than an episode or two, might have to give it a try to see if it's really worse than DS9 lol

An 1861 illustrated Japanese book on the American revolutionary war [full scan] by Mnemonic in history

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Super cool find! Very interesting.

I love how both the British and Americans all look like Japanese people haha. I wonder if the artist had ever seen a white person. Probably not.

North Korea has increased nuclear production at secret sites by useless_aether in communismwatch

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So I guess there goes all that peace brokering. Still, I guess the leaders of the two countries met in person, so that's a good sign.

Also, how do we know they're actually increasing nuclear production, and that this isn't propaganda? The only source is "intelligence agencies" which is super vague, and a picture of a map with a lot of assumptions.

What if this is the military-industrial complex trying to frighten the US citizenry in to supporting war with North Korea? What if NK hasn't actually increased nuclear production?

It's of course possible they have, but I think these questions are worthy of consideration before we draw conclusions about this piece of news.

The ballooning US debt is like the 'boiling frog' by dcjogger in news

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Right up until another 2008 financial crisis, then maybe the frog might realize and jump out

Any suggestions on where I can learn more about young revolutionaries and ideas that have great potential? by EndlessSunflowers in WayOfTheBern

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I personally think this is the best blueprint for a modern revolution that I've seen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Icelandic_financial_crisis_protests

But as far as an individual... I'm not sure right now

Socialists and Fascists Have Always Been Kissing Cousins by useless_aether in Freedom

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Funny how many capitalists see socialism as a route to authoritarianism.

And many socialists similarly see capitalism as a route to authoritarianism.

The problem is not the capitalism or socialism. The problem is the authoritarianism!

"With everyone’s imagination atrophied, no one will ever be a threat to the world." Chuck Palahniuk, Lullaby by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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You can't aspire toward a future you can't imagine in the first place. Neat quote.

On the moderation of Reddit's conspiracy sub by The_In-Betweener in conspiracy

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The more attention you give trolls, the more they come out of the woodwork because they see they're getting traction. I ignore that which deserves to be ignored. Then if someone is creating so much trouble that they cannot be ignored, they're very likely to be violating the pyramid of debate as well as degrading the quality of the site, so they would be removed.

It's an art, it's not a science. The moment you lay down hard rules is the moment the trolls abuse those rules. It just has to be dealt with as it arises. And every social media website draws the line in a different place.

Saidit's voting system: Why it's awesome and how to use it by magnora7 in SaidIt

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There is no way of sorting it on "Insightful" only.

We plan to add this, it's something that's missing right now. We are 100% going to do this.

And by the way, all your hard work is greatly appreciated and I hope that you all consider my bitching as my way of contributing

I get it, and I appreciate it.

I do think that something that is both funny and insightful should be rewarded more than something that's just one, though.

With the current system all explicitly funny posts will be gone from the front page due to the points weight and relegated to the "funny" tab/frontpage.

Not entirely true, funny stuff still makes to to the front page somewhat regularly.

A post with 11 insightful votes will overtake a funny post with 15 votes and this will make funny posts an afterthought since they very rarely will hit the front page.

Yes, that's rather the point. We intend to prioritize insightful things over funny things.

d3rr and I will think about this some more, I appreciate the food for thought and your consideration for the website's future!

Former Hillary Adviser: "Hillary will run again. She will not allow this humiliating loss at the hands of an amateur to end the story of her career.” by useless_aether in NotTheOnion

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Seems like she's never really been told "no" on anything seriously significant before and it's hard for her to accept. Like many people of great success, their life has been a long string of wins, and their ego can't handle a loss so they double down.