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  • Encounter (again): This Person Does Not Exist

    With the flood of AI generated imagery, can we still distinguish what is real and what is “fake”? Is it really fake if it was generated by an algorithm? This website shows a new face every time it is loaded, and that person does not actually exist. It’s using StyleGAN2 and was created in 2019, …

  • Book review:┬áStranger in a Strange Land

    Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein My rating: 2 of 5 stars It’s an interesting idea, and some intriguing concepts on the abilities of understanding very different beings and civilisations. I was very much put off by prejudices towards women, even some misogyny. View all my reviews

  • Normal Accident

    The term “Normal accident” really caught my attention – how can an accident be normal? Are complex software systems, especially ones with technical debt and many knowledge transfers, destined to have (catastrophic) failures? Find below some quotes from the related Wikipedia articles (emphasis mine) and the reference. —- A system accident (or normal accident) is an “unanticipated interaction …

  • Kevin Kelly – 103 Bits of Advice I Wish I Had Known

  • Book review: Slaughterhouse-Five

    Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. My rating: 5 of 5 stars A strange, emotional journey through lifetime of an anti-hero, describing his (and Vonnegut’s) experience of WW2. The experience is further elaborated by the time jumps to different life defining events he is experiencing. Death is inevitable, but horrors of war and meaningless violence are …