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Specification gaming examples in AI
A good list of examples where machine learning systems "figure out" how to cheat their fitness function, e.g.:
'Creatures bred for speed grow really tall and generate high velocities by falling over'
ai  funny  humor  spreadsheets  machine-learning  ml  fitness-functions 
4 weeks ago by jm
left-pad.io
A microservice saviour appears!
In order to prevent such a terrible tragedy from occurring ever again during
our lifetimes, `left-pad.io` has been created to provide all the functionality
of `left-pad` AND the overhead of a TLS handshake and an HTTP request.
Less code is better code, leave the heavy lifting to `left-pad.io`, The String
Experts™.
humor  javascript  jokes  npm  packages  left-pad  strings  microservices  http 
march 2016 by jm
Behold: The Ultimate Crowdsourced Map of Punny Businesses in America | Atlas Obscura
"Spex in the City", "Fidler on the Tooth", "Sight For Four Eyes", "Fried Egg I'm In Love", "Lice Knowing You" and many more
business  humor  map  geography  usa  puns 
october 2015 by jm
Bad Kids Jokes
'I now a man with a wooden leg named sea
what was the name of the other leg
SAND'
funny  humor  kids  jokes  humour 
january 2015 by jm
curl | sh
'People telling people to execute arbitrary code over the network. Run code from our servers as root. But HTTPS, so it’s no biggie.'

YES.
humor  sysadmin  ops  security  curl  bash  npm  rvm  chef 
november 2014 by jm
Let Me Explain Why Miley Cyrus’ VMA Performance Was Our Top Story This Morning | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
Absolute genius from The Onion.
Those of us watching on Google Analytics saw the number of homepage visits skyrocket the second we put up that salacious image of Miley Cyrus dancing half nude on the VMA stage. But here’s where it gets great: We don’t just do a top story on the VMA performance and call it a day. No, no. We also throw in a slideshow called “Evolution of Miley,” which, for those of you who don’t know, is just a way for you to mindlessly click through 13 more photos of Miley Cyrus. And if we get 500,000 of you to do that, well, 500,000 multiplied by 13 means we can get 6.5 million page views on that slideshow alone. Throw in another slideshow titled “6 ‘don’t miss’ VMA moments,” and it’s starting to look like a pretty goddamned good Monday, numbers-wise. Also, there are two videos -- one of the event and then some bullshit two-minute clip featuring our “entertainment experts” talking about the performance. Side note: Advertisers, along with you idiots, love videos. Another side note: The Miley Cyrus story was in the same top spot we used for our 9/11 coverage.
humor  journalism  cnn  miley-cyrus  vma  news  funny  advertising  ads 
august 2013 by jm
Instant artist statement: Arty Bollocks Generator
'My work explores the relationship between the body and vegetarian ethics.
With influences as diverse as Munch and Francis Bacon, new synergies are created from both orderly and random narratives.
Ever since I was a postgraduate I have been fascinated by the essential unreality of the moment. What starts out as undefined soon becomes corroded into a hegemony of greed, leaving only a sense of failing and the chance of a new order.
As temporal replicas become transformed through diligent and undefined practice, the viewer is left with an impression of the darkness of our culture.'
funny  humor  art  arty  bollocks  generator  hacks  via:leroideplywood 
may 2013 by jm
Programming Language Checklist
'You appear to be advocating a new:
[ ] functional [ ] imperative [ ] object-oriented [ ] procedural [ ] stack-based
[ ] "multi-paradigm" [ ] lazy [ ] eager [ ] statically-typed [ ] dynamically-typed
[ ] pure [ ] impure [ ] non-hygienic [ ] visual [ ] beginner-friendly
[ ] non-programmer-friendly [ ] completely incomprehensible
programming language. Your language will not work. Here is why it will not work.'
humor  programming  funny  coding  languages 
february 2013 by jm
Fake Unicode Consortium
featuring such codepoints as "I USED TO BE A LATIN CAPITAL LETTER K LIKE YOU THEN I TOOK AN ARROW IN THE KNEE", "BACK TO THE FUTURE", "ENTERING HYPERSPACE", "LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Q TAKING A NAP", and "LOVE HOTEL". no wait, that one's real (via Tony Finch, with comments by Michael Everson!)
unicode  humor  codepoints  i18n  fonts  skyrim  hyperspace  funny  via:fanf 
march 2012 by jm
HBGary planned to "BLOW THE BALLS OFF OF NMAP"
'I would like to call it "B.E.S.T. Scanner" so people kind of get stuck calling it "the best scanner". We can figure out what BEST means later.' omgwtf. Is this guy 12 years old?
funny  security  humor  anonymous  scanner  nmap  hbgary  open-source  fail  idiots  from delicious
march 2011 by jm
The Remarkable Notability Of Old Man Murray | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
wow, the *entire games industry* (basically) comes out to praise Old Man Murray -- the influential satire site. I'd forgotten about their Time-To-Crate game rating system (which I still apply)
gaming  humor  old-man-murray  games  crates  from delicious
march 2011 by jm
Two Gentlemen of Lebowski
nicely done; Lebowski a la Shakespeare (via Waxy)
via:waxy  shakespeare  writing  humor  lebowski  movies  parody  funny  from delicious
january 2010 by jm
Best Hallowe'en costume ever (MeFi classic comment)
'I grew up in a college town, and one Halloween our doorbell rang and we opened the door expecting to see trickortreaters-- but what was in front of our open door--was another door! Like, a full-on wooden door, that had a sign that said "Please knock." So we did, and the door swung open to reveal a bunch of college dudes dressed as really old grandmothers, curlers in their hair, etc, who proceeded to coo over our "costumes" and tell us we were "such cute trick or treaters!" One even pinched my cheek. Then THEY gave US candy, closed their door, picked it up and walked to the next house.'
funny  metafilter  humor  askmefi  genius  halloween  costumes  doors  trick-or-treat  from delicious
november 2009 by jm
TechCrunch falls for Facebook fakie
FB add a (working!) "Fax This Photo" feature, only visible to TechCrunch IP ranges -- and TC fall for it, pushing an unverified story to live, after waiting only 24 minutes for a verification. nice one FB
facebook  fax  dead-media  funny  pranks  punkd  techcrunch  pr  humor  from delicious
september 2009 by jm
Apple Claims New iPhone Only Visible To Most Loyal Of Customers | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
'Screams of "Of course, yes, I too can see the phone," were also heard at this time.'
apple  fans  iphone  satire  funny  onion  humor  rdf 
july 2009 by jm

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