Peg

byronius, 2016/03/31 

oooo and they arrive to rescue us from this life thing
now you live forever and you’re young and have all sorts of superpowers
and lots of worlds to play in however you want
good luck
and so in one of my worlds i’m driving an el torino with the top down
on some california desert highway cool wind in my hair
whippets and weed and wine and autopilot heading for the ocean
coupla old friends with vegan pizza and deep thoughts
afternoon moon hanging in the sky
peg on the eight track
i’m going to study surfing for a hundred years
and write another book about christopher gecik

The Jupiter Sheep Live At The Playwright’s Theater.

byronius, 2016/03/16 

Even earlier. Freaking Dawn Of Time Early.

Jupiter Sheep Live At The Candlerock.

byronius, 2016/03/15 

Very Early On. Starring Jennifer Paige-Ward and a herd of Intel’s Weirdos, assorted other weirdos, Simon Oblivious Moon, Soren Kierkegaard, and the only surviving footage of the actual Jupiter Sheep Treehouse.

This was a little hard for me to watch. Very Early On, as I said. I posted it in its entirety, bravely or stupidly we shall eventually see.

Oh god.

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Max, 2016/03/14 

He Needs A Bogel For The Glotch.

byronius, 2016/03/03 

Aw. They’re all so fucking crazy and evil, it’s like we’re living in an end-of-the-world movie. Or a Heinlein novel or something.

You know, Sky lights up the Sheep Beacon and then disappears as soon as someone answers. It’s disconcertational.

Maybe the Riddler got him. Frank Gorshin always scared me. Sky can deal with the Penguin, or the Joker — but the Riddler —

To the Sheepmobile!

Dr Ben Goertzel

Max, 2016/02/21 

This guy has become my favorite thinker of late. Clearly not for everyone as I recently tried playing this for Steve Green and Horsebadordies. Steve was clearly horrified and the Horse longed for a bird to perch on Ben and shit on his head for some strange reason. Regardless, it is my opinion that Goertzel is a f’n genius. This clip was kind of a pop distillation of his thoughts on where AI could be going. If the above doesn’t elicit the kind of reactions described above and you want to dive into something a little meatier, have a shot at the 23 page PDF linked here:

In a nutshell, which no doubt does his paper a great disservice, what Ben is saying – or at least implying – is that the future of AI is not something to necessarily fear. Rather, the great probability is that it will result in a sort of corrective to many of humanities greatest demons; our irrational tendencies arising from problematic programming which weights archaic and unhelpful value systems too highly (e.g., tribalism and puritanical attitudes toward procreation).

My tweet in response to Ben:

Ready for AI drivers

Max,  

Found Something Weird.

byronius,  

Two VHS copies in a dusty old box, part of my mother’s estate.

One is the performance of the Jupiter Sheep at the Playwright’s theater, with an amazing version of Bound To You. Early, early early sheep. It’s freaky. Sky looks twenty-something and rips up reality with that hollow-body.

The second is a preshow scan of the Sheephouse and an interview with Max that ends up in the Jupiter Sheep tree, followed by a performance at the Candlerock Lounge with Jennifer Paige Ward. Max looks like he’s about sixteen. What a handsome and beamy fellow he is until the Trickster shakes the fucking tree.

I will digitize and post these tapes soon enough.

Startling, after all these years.

I do apologize for my long absence, but the number one rule of Fight Club is:

How to go viral

Max, 2016/02/12 

OK Go – Upside Down & Inside Out

Hello, Dear Ones. Please enjoy our new video for "Upside Down & Inside Out". A million thanks to S7 Airlines. #GravitysJustAHabit

Posted by OK Go on Thursday, February 11, 2016

Access to the vomit comet and a little imagination, that’s all.

This article describes how it was done.

A new wonder

Max, 2016/02/11 

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LIGO Sees First Ever Gravitational Waves as Two Black Holes Eat Each Other

As usual, Phil Plait at BadAstronomy has a wonderful description. I love it when he gets all nerd-gushy:

I know. There is nothing about this story that isn’t incredibly cool.

How these gravitational waves were discovered is astounding. Scientists kick ass.

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