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Can anyone check my rudimentary Hebrew here? Does this read like a reasonable name for a group:

מועדון הרימון
Mo’adon haRimon
The Pomegranate Club

It's for a thing in an RPG. Thanks/תודה!

Eye contact // THREAD: How to recognize AI-generated faces? 

A few years ago, a site called "This Person Does Not Exist" (thispersondoesnotexist.com/) has popped up, using a neural network called StyleGAN to serve a new image of an AI-generated picture of a person’s face after every refresh.

People online have started taking pictures from this site with malicious intent in order to look more legit to perform scams, harassment or other type of deception.

However the generated pictures are not perfect, in this thread I will show a few telling signs with illustrations that might indicate a picture has been lifted straight from TPDNE. Keep in mind that people doing this might not be taking the most egregious examples and that these are only pointers, not an exact science!

> Butt locks are changed April 1st of each year.

Archery leads to strange sentences sometimes.

"What if instead of an application, we had humans do the driving for you?"

You just invited chauffeurs.

"No, I mean like as an on demand thing."

You just invented cabs.

"No, I mean let's share it so you only need to go to easily identified pickup points."

Like public transit?

"No! I mean for long distances without all the agony of airports."

So, high speed rail.

".....why do you hate innovation?"

TEA! It's grey and cool and I am drinking hot tea again. Oh frabjous day!

The heatwave is breaking here and the gym this morning was SUPERB and I am full of goodwill and good cheer. I am listening to Graceland (the song from the album of the same name) and trying to make a small corner of the world better.

I really enjoy the @mobydick bot. Moby-Dick (the title has a hyphen; the character's name does not) is a book I grew up on. My parents, somehow, somewhy, started reading it to me as a bedtime story when I was a little kid. They quickly regretted this, but I wouldn't let them stop.

I've read it multiple times, but only ever aloud. It's made to be read aloud; it's poetry. If you read it quietly to yourself, you miss so much of it.

(Of course, it has problems, as you would expect, on many axes.)

from hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee

@pamela to my delight, your post about sea creatures and the Moby Dick bot's "And God created great whales." post were next to each other.

TIL we could have lived in a world where Dawn French played the seventh Doctor in the late 80s, but we don't and that's sad.

spaghetti is a lasagnoid in the category of pastofunctors

For mask fit, and to deal with heat, I have gone clean shaven again and OH MY GOD HOW DO you DO THIS my FACE is so EXPOSED.

It's been a while since we moved here (we're actually coming up on 6 months!) but we just had, for the second time, one of my favourite kinds of moments: running into someone we know on the street and chatting. That is how I know I am really *in* a place.

Pleased to announce my new romance novel about a US and UK banker who meet at a currency exchange conference

"In for a Penny, in for a Pound"

Stop Doing Social Media

• Thoughts Were Not Supposed To Be Given Likes
• Years Of Posting yet No Real World Use for sharing further than your Friends
• Want to share something widely anyway, for a laugh? We had a tool for that: it was called Chain Emails

etc

> But “Would you go back?” strikes me as the wrong question to ask of nostalgia. The question, as Zadie Smith puts it, is how to “restate the things you find valuable in the past… in a way that’s livable in this contemporary moment.”

newyorker.com/culture/essay/th

And we just saw the mother and pup again tonight, swimming around.

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I dunno, I saw a harbor seal give birth this weekend. How was yours?

"My name is Christmas Toledo. My parents were normal human film movie stars who you haven't heard of."

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