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At least three different times, crocodiles evolved to become herbivores

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike Stay on 2019 June 28

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Brookhaven’s stargate, the muon g-2 experiment

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike Stay on 2019 June 13

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Borneo earless monitors look the most like fantasy dragons

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike Stay on 2019 June 12

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Followed closely by the armadillo girdled lizard:

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Text generators

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike Stay on 2019 June 11

In the last year, enormous progress has been made in generating coherent text.

https://minimaxir.com/apps/gpt2-small/ A model less than a tenth the size of the 1.5B GPT2 model that the researchers are refusing to release.  Dreamlike, choppy, somewhat incoherent, but an order of magnitude better than what we had last year.

https://grover.allenai.org/ – type in a headline, then hit “generate” on the body box.  Grover was designed to distinguish fake news from real news, so it knows how to avoid the problems that plague gpt2-small.  This stuff is just barely distinguishable from human authorship.