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Old 11-23-2017, 03:09 PM
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Color Names We Love

For those who struggle to come up with original user names, band names, names for your children and pets, recurrent neural networks offer a way out.

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/05/when-a-robot-names-a-new-color-of-paint/527421/


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Old 11-23-2017, 03:59 PM
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I guess we now have an official color.
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Old 11-23-2017, 06:21 PM
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Hurky White? It does look like something my cat would hurk up.

That was great, thank you!
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Old 11-23-2017, 06:24 PM
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The UK-centric among us might get a great deal of pleasure from reading those names out in a John Peel voice.

"Tonight on the show we've got the latest releases by Grass Bat, Stanky Bean and Clardic Fug. I'll be taking an in-depth rifle through the back-catalogue of proto-goth visionaries Light of Blast, and live in the studio we have blues legend Hurky White to play us out. But first, how about a bit of Snowbonk?"
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Old 11-23-2017, 06:51 PM
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As a Canadian, I heartily approve of the name "Snowbonk".
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Old 11-23-2017, 07:28 PM
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If you think that's funny, check out when she does the same thing for heavy metal band names

http://aiweirdness.com/post/16040727...neural-network

So many of these actually work its not even funny
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Old 11-23-2017, 07:33 PM
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Now we know how all those recipes in the gallery of regrettable food were created.
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Old 11-24-2017, 12:02 AM
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Color names come in two eras: before and after Binney and Smith.
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Old 11-24-2017, 08:11 AM
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She laughed it off and tweeted about it. But after another AI researcher told her the recipe was actually delicious, she made it for herself and a small dinner party for friends.

I opened the oven and my eyes just watered, she told me. It was horrible. I had never tasted such a horrible chocolate thing in my whole life.
I expect there were some words when she next met the researcher. Where do you find a whole cup of horseradish anyway?
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Old 11-24-2017, 09:49 AM
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I expect there were some words when she next met the researcher. Where do you find a whole cup of horseradish anyway?
Anyone else get the feeling that this brand of AI researcher is a bit on the whimsical side? Persuading someone to put a cup of horseradish into a dinner party dessert?
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Old 11-24-2017, 10:20 AM
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I must find a way work "stanky bean" into a conversation.
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Old 11-24-2017, 10:46 AM
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I must find a way work "stanky bean" into a conversation.
What kind of casserole did you guys serve for Thanksgiving this year?

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Old 11-24-2017, 12:45 PM
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If you think that's funny, check out when she does the same thing for heavy metal band names
I like the pick-up lines.

Hey baby, youre to be a key? Because I can bear your toot?
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Old 11-24-2017, 01:37 PM
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Those band names are awesome.
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Old 11-24-2017, 02:42 PM
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For those who struggle to come up with original user names, band names, names for your children and pets, recurrent neural networks offer a way out.

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/05/when-a-robot-names-a-new-color-of-paint/527421/


Before opening this link, put that coffee down.
That was both fascinating and hilarious, thanks !

Gray Pubic ?
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Old 11-24-2017, 03:40 PM
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I think I'm going to name my next kid Stargoon.
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Old 11-24-2017, 05:36 PM
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What kind of casserole did you guys serve for Thanksgiving this year?
And a few hours after the stanky bean you get a little Bunflow.
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Old 11-29-2017, 01:41 AM
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Corcaunitiol Orange sounds like a reagent that one of the scientists on CSI might use to establish that the bad guy WAS in the house on the night of the murder.
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Old 12-01-2017, 02:14 AM
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Corcaunitiol Orange sounds like a reagent that one of the scientists on CSI might use to establish that the bad guy WAS in the house on the night of the murder.
Here's the twist though: Corcaunitiol Orange was fairly well-known and the killer had cleaned up too well; CSI knew it, the killer knew this and the his lawyer also knew it.
Corcaunitiol Orange had not revealed any traces of the killer's breast milk at the scene and without this lead to back them up, they were unable to persuade the DA to authorise a warrant on the suspect's medical file (which might have proved he was lactating at the time of the murder).

No, it was when the defense lawyer's tried to shut down CSI's case by parroting of the suspect's mispronunciation 'cor-cow-nit-ee-ol'; this proved the killer must have laundered his shirt at Tony's laundromat, and had bought the cleanup materials for the crime scene next door - at Happy Home Hardware; the only two places in Florida where the proprietors use that mispronunciation.

Horatio took off his sunglasses and narrowed his eyes to stare at the smug pair as, in a low growl, he delivered the decisive blow: "Surely you mean 'cork-a-unit-eye-ol'?"

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Old 12-01-2017, 12:09 PM
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There is a car in my apartment complex parking lot with the license plate "9A9A9A". My guess is that this refers to the HTML color code for "nobel".
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Old 12-01-2017, 12:58 PM
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I think I'm going to name my next kid Stargoon.
Stargoon Dorkwood is no name for a kid to grow up with
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Old 12-01-2017, 02:36 PM
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There is a car in my apartment complex parking lot with the license plate "9A9A9A". My guess is that this refers to the HTML color code for "nobel".
That's an ugly gray color. Is the car that color?
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Old 12-01-2017, 04:35 PM
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I still like oldies like Burnt Siena and Raw Umber.
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Old 12-01-2017, 06:26 PM
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"Burf Pink".

Better than the girl's name in a caption in the paper the other day: Pashents. What was the matter with "Patience"??
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Old 12-01-2017, 06:36 PM
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Better than the girl's name in a caption in the paper the other day: Pashents. What was the matter with "Patience"??
Perhaps they were in too much of a hurry to look up the spelling.
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:03 PM
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Perhaps they were in too much of a hurry to look up the spelling.
I saw something today that said that a couple wanted to call their baby Kaitlin, but thought that there are too many other Kaitlins out there so they decided to spell it phonetically, and they decided to use the Roman numerals for "eight" to replace the "ait". So the poor baby is named KVIIIlin.

I hope this isn't true.
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:50 AM
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I think I spied several good screen names among those AI color names.��
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Old 12-02-2017, 10:39 AM
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That's an ugly gray color. Is the car that color?
Turns out the vehicle is indeed a mid-gray, so it looks like you've figured it out. I had assumed that the key was the color name of "noble" meant that it was their family name or a reference to the nobel prize.
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Old 12-02-2017, 02:53 PM
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I saw something today that said that a couple wanted to call their baby Kaitlin, but thought that there are too many other Kaitlins out there so they decided to spell it phonetically, and they decided to use the Roman numerals for "eight" to replace the "ait". So the poor baby is named KVIIIlin.

I hope this isn't true.
Geez, couldn't they just go with K8Lynne like a normal person?!!
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Old 12-03-2017, 03:25 AM
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I saw something today that said that a couple wanted to call their baby Kaitlin, but thought that there are too many other Kaitlins out there so they decided to spell it phonetically, and they decided to use the Roman numerals for "eight" to replace the "ait". So the poor baby is named KVIIIlin.

I hope this isn't true.
Actually, I think I'm ok with this kind of thing. They've given her an ordinary name (so shw won't have problems at school or with friends, that works like an ordinary nick-name (which should be ok with her friends and school), along with a unique spelling (so her credit record and bills won't get mixed up, and she won't be saddled with someone elses court record.

Sure she'll have to show her drivers licence ever time she needs to spell her name, but that's increasingly the case anyway.
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Old 12-03-2017, 05:29 AM
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She will have to explain the spelling of her name a lot - for example, turning up for a booking in a hotel:
"I have a reservation in the name of Smith"
"Your first name please?"
"it's 'Kaitlyn'"
"Is that with a K or C?"
"K"
"Sorry, I can't find a booking for that name"
"It's an unusual spelling, just look for K Smith'"
"I have a booking for ... um... Ker...vill..iain Smith"
"Yeah, that's me"
"but I thought you said your name is Kaitlyn"

Or she'll spell it more conventionally in any public context, which sort of defeats the point.

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Old 12-03-2017, 10:42 AM
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Do schools still teach reading roman numerals? Personally, I'd jettison that before cursive.
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Old 12-03-2017, 06:05 PM
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If you think that's funny, check out when she does the same thing for heavy metal band names

http://aiweirdness.com/post/16040727...neural-network

So many of these actually work its not even funny
I think I actually have the latest release from Stormgarden, and I think Deathcrack's next album will be awesome. On the other hand, I'm through with Inhuman Sand, they haven't come out with anything new in years...
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Old 12-03-2017, 06:14 PM
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I saw something today that said that a couple wanted to call their baby Kaitlin, but thought that there are too many other Kaitlins out there so they decided to spell it phonetically, and they decided to use the Roman numerals for "eight" to replace the "ait". So the poor baby is named KVIIIlin.

I hope this isn't true.
I think it's probably a misremembering of a work of fiction.

At least, I hope it is.
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Old 12-03-2017, 09:33 PM
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I've always been partial to Periwinkle.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periwinkle_(color)
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:04 PM
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And a few hours after the stanky bean you get a little Bunflow.
Yes! Bunflow was the best!
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"Burf Pink".

Better than the girl's name in a caption in the paper the other day: Pashents. What was the matter with "Patience"??
Mom and Dad couldn't spell it?
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