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The Windbreak Forest Lattice in Hokkaido

I saw some trees on a map and decided I just had to know what was up, completely forgetting that not everything in the world is available in English and overall just making myself look like a fool.

AI Isn't Going to Kill Us

According to the Future of Humanity Institute’s 2008 technical report titled “Global Catastrophic Risk Survey” by Anders Sandberg and Nick Bostrom there is a 5% chance that a superintelligent artificial intelligence (AI) will cause the extinction of humanity by the year 2100, and I’m here to tell you why that is fucking stupid. I considered talking about this a few months ago after seeing the estimates from this study on Wikipedia: [Deleted Tweet] But since...

Mathematical Graphing Library

Every now and again I get back to transcribing my old school notes as digital files on this site; which notes I work on really depends on my mood, and if you have read any of this site I’m sure you’re aware I’m more often than not in the mood for mathematics bullshit. To that end, one set of notes that’s been taunting me for months is that from my calculus classes (AP, II, and...

Graphing a Poisson Distribution using Canvas

A few semesters back I was taking a class called “Mathematics for Physics and Engineering II” which was a companion course for “Intermediate Physics Lab” that covered a lot of the mathematics used in data analysis. One example of this is the Poisson Distribution, which we had plenty of assignments on, including one that involved calculations. Rather than simply using one of the many available tools that existed already to calculate this, I decided to...

Death isn't real and neither are you

Oops! I wrote another thing about death! This time rather than picking apart traditional descriptions of death, I'm going to be introducing a more modern take on the whole idea.

Fear and Death

I'm on that existential bullshit right now and it's not going away. So, I'm just going to plunge head first into philosophy and verbosity to try to act like I'm fine when in reality I'm panicking at the mere notion of existing in a universe that has time.

All That Is Left – Issue 001

Introduction to Syndicalism

This post was published in All That Is Left Issue 001 as “Syndicalism.” While a sentiment of anti-authoritarianism born of a distaste for corporatism and other modern manifestations of centralized capitalist governments lends itself quite cleanly to the ideas of anarchism, what is not immediately clear is how, in an anarchist system, the resources necessary for the survival of all people will be both produced and distributed, or how a society following this ideal could...

Praxis and the "Report from the Real Minority"

This report needs a real breakdown from an experienced political analyst that isn’t just some neoliberal corporate sellout, but as I’m me and I’ve not slept in something like 24 hours now, I don’t feel qualified to do this. However, perhaps because I have not slept, or perhaps because I do believe it to be necessary, I want to write a quick piece about the false idea of praxis that is described in this “report.”...

A Collection of .txt Files from Feb. 22 and 23, 2017: An Exploration in Monospace Formatting as Emotional Expression

This is a collection of .txt files that aren’t long enough to rationalize each being archived on its own. About half of the files of this sort were written in these two days. Files in alphabetical order: 2017-02-22 07:27 alignment.txt 2017-02-22 07:41 breathe.txt 2017-02-22 07:10 concern.txt 2017-02-22 04:35 how are you.txt 2017-02-22 04:24 hug me.txt 2017-02-23 03:19 i swear im sorry.txt 2017-02-23 03:29 manipulation.txt 2017-02-22 07:34 pity.txt 2017-04-28 13:18 satisfied.txt 2017-02-23 10:01 screen.txt 2017-02-22 07:19...

Playing an FPS on a Drawing Tablet

This post was submitted to Student Voice but not published, for some reason. Update Jun. 4, 2020: Since apparently people have actually been trying to read this article, let me just point out that tablets frequently have a “mouse mode” where they will act like track pads, use that. Also cleaned up some of the text a bit. Let’s say you have a drawing tablet for your computer, like, one with no screen and a...