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Old 02-03-2023, 08:16 AM   #3581
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Reading a book about the Dambusters raid, and these ads mysteriously come into my life:




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Old 02-03-2023, 09:35 PM   #3582
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Old 02-03-2023, 10:49 PM   #3583
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^That was funnier than it should have been.
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Old 02-03-2023, 10:55 PM   #3584
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Old 02-04-2023, 05:56 PM   #3585
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I always found it funny that hippos are often portrayed as cute and loveable in cartoons, yet in nature they are menacing creatures... like straight up nightmare fuel. Meanwhile rhinos look kind of menacing, but typically run from danger and are more docile in nature. Don't get me wrong, they can of course defend themselves, but it's typically avoidable.

The villain from Spiderman should have been the Hippo and not the Rhino.
We went on a safari and asked the guide why there always seemed to be crocodiles hanging around near the hippos.

He said the crocodiles are lazy, and like to eat the animals the hippos kill out of orneriness.
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Old 02-08-2023, 10:02 AM   #3588
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We went on a safari and asked the guide why there always seemed to be crocodiles hanging around near the hippos.

He said the crocodiles are lazy, and like to eat the animals the hippos kill out of orneriness.
The Hippo is the gift that keeps on giving. The Catholic Church classifies Hippos as fish (beavers, too)

https://vocal.media/fyi/beavers-hipp...apybaras-oh-my

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The capybara, the largest rodent in the world, found in South America, was declared fish for Lent by a Papal bull in 1784, as it spends a large portion of its time in water.
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Portuguese settlers in Africa were given special dispensation to eat hippos during Lent, due to it's (you guessed it!) heavily aquatic nature. Being an excellent swimmer didn't stop hippos from tasting like beef, though.
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Old 02-08-2023, 10:19 AM   #3589
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Mentioned in the GPT thread, but I think everyone deserves to see this madness.

https://www.twitch.tv/watchmeforever

AI-Assisted infinite Seinfeld generator. Basically a Lava Lamp for millennials and gen x.

I can't wait until they start releasing more shows...it's hypnotic.

https://clips.twitch.tv/AmorphousScr...35BNV8iOuck3gL
Taken down because it started getting racist. Kind of reminiscent of Tay.
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Taken down because it started getting racist. Kind of reminiscent of Tay.
Slightly more complicated; the GPT-3 API was having issues (they use GPT to generate the scripting) so they failedover to GPT-2, which they mistakenly assumed had the same content moderation mechanisms in place (it didn't) and Larry told a transphobic-ish joke within about an hour, and then Twitch suspended them for 14 days.
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I vaguely remember seeing this as a teenager:


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In the words of my 8 year old: that is so satisfying!
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I've seen a few different ones like that, really cool.

Makes sense too, falling over like dominos makes sense, and they're spaced such that if they're slightly tilted the top edge holds up the previous tile on top. The final tile has no such tile to rest against to it falls flat, meaning the previous tile has nothing to rest against so it falls flat.. removing the ledge the previous tile was sitting on so it falls flat, etc etc.
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