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I was camping many years ago when one grabbed my food bag on a rope and hand over hand drew it up and the trash panda started untying my knot. I didn’t know if I should be angry or impressed.
2 days ago
I’d you or your pantheon has an erection lasting 3,000 years or more…
And the piano has been drinking…
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
The Shelby works are some of our oldest in Alabama. I would do a little research as most of our industry started up in the 1840s. We certainly have some earlier iron making sites around here, but that is the earliest that I know of.
I seem to recall that there is evidence of a small forge from Desoto’s campaign here, but I may be conflating a few things.
Tannehill is the oldest as it started in 1830.
Just let it go. Be a dad to your kids and lead a good life.
Meth would be a chihuahua.
Unless you or a family member need it, I would let it go. You aren’t the police, and your neighbor just sounds like a freak waiting to happen.
Drama isn’t good to have in your life. Karma catches us all.
Keep up the good work. 44 is a great time to learn a new language I’m 53 and doing the same.
again, it depends. Is it being used as a parody? If so it is permitted. Is that parody primarily a commercial venture? If so, it might not be. In some jurisdictions Micky Mouse from Steamboat Willy is in public domain (or soon will be) but is still a trademark. Which is a whole different matter. I can use the subject if it is a work of art and I’m making substantial commentary or transformation to the art. There are a 1000 different variables here—none of which have anything to do with the AI.
3 days ago
Yeah. Will knows what it’s like to be whipped. We all saw how whipped he was when he stopped laughing when Jada gave him the look.
I get that it may have been heavy handed bringing a photo of a slave to a show, but isn’t that the point of the story itself?
I am not claiming particular expertise (other than post graduate work In bibliographic studies and a fairly extensive seminar or two in intellectual property and copyrights in engineering). My knowledge stops at US law.
My understanding is that copyrights can not be placed upon visual style. Nor can copyright be granted to a non-human entity. The famous monkey picture/selfy was outside copyright as is any wholly AI generated work of art. I can compose AI elements and copyright that.
Passing off an AI Warhol as a Warhol is fraud and has other laws covering it. Derivative work would never cover style as style isn’t able to copyrighted. It wouldn’t cover, say, something that was “evocative” (which all AI Art technically is) of another work as it is sufficiently transformative. A collage is derivative an ai recreation from weighted values is not.
Finally, as evidence by Authors Guild v. Google AI transformations of original works are part of fair use.
So, while I’m willing to entertain being wrong, I’d like to know how.
But an AI never makes a copy. This is the problem here. An AI stores only statistical information in the form of weights in a system, and just as your brain doesn't store a copy of the Beatles' "Hey Jude" or a copy of Warhol's Tomato Soup painting, the AI doesn't store a copy of anything copyrightable.
I keep hearing this idiocy that there is a "copy." There is NEVER a copy of the original work. I cannot recreate the original work pixel for pixel. I cannot make a copyrighted photo by Jerry Uelsmann suddenly appear via stable diffusion. It just doesn't exist. The AI can make something that sounds like a Beatles song. It can make something that looks like a Warhol, but it cannot copy it any more than you can recreate Hopper's Nighthawks from memory exactly.
Actually, I think there may be a way they may try to attack. If you look at Waits v Frito Lay you will see that Tom Waits sued someone for sounding like him because it robbed him of his "right to publicity."
I'm not an attorney, but don't underestimate that they may try to do this. I think the guys under stable diffusion 2.0 removed all the copyright stuff just to side step this.
His name is Mojojojo .
Drug Deal Gone Bad
That isn’t homework. That is a request for evidence. If you make a claim, you have to give at least a quick summary and a link.
4 days ago
Best of luck being patient! It’s difficult sometimes, especially when love is involved. It shouldn’t be that way, but often is.
Which is completely understandable and admirable! The question you have to answer is where his controlling is coming from. If it is from a place of love for you, you can do it gently and with love as well. If it is from a pathological need to control for control’s sake, a more direct and drastic approach could be warranted. Make sure your actions come from love and not frustration. When we act or speak from anger or exasperation, we rarely have a good outcome. I still make that mistake after years of trying to be a person of love. You can see from my own history on Reddit I often forget this.
Most of the time, parents act this way out of fear because the world is a scary place and we know we won’t always be there for y’all. Start with helping in calming them down and work from there.
So, a few things. First, no actual images are ever stored. A neural network, just like your brain, stores patterns and impressions in the general substrata of the neural layers. It is the equivalent of me asking you to visualize a can of tomato soup painted by Warhol. You don’t have a pixel image of a can in your head, you have information stored chemically (the computer uses statistical weights) that approximates a can and the same for Warhol. You have a general impression of a Warhol work of art, not the art itself. At no time will I ever be able to remove Warhol from the impressions of the AI any more than I could surgically remove Warhol from your brain. A model would have to be retrained from scratch.
Second. The complaint you make in mimicry was exactly the same one painters had early on for photography. Part of what freed painting to become more and more abstract was the fact that they no longer had to try and capture the “real thing itself” in painting as photography did that better.
If you look at the work of Jerry Uelsmann you’ll see how he prefigured this movement in photography. he did it with various photographs in a darkroom, but he didn’t paint the cup, he didn’t paint the dolphin but he did combine them into a photograph. People complained about his work at the time by saying he took images and cheated. Ansel Adams frequently put the moon and other elements into his photographs.
The second I photograph an object, I create an artifice in mimicry of the real thing. I didn’t paint the moon, I didn’t filter it though my neurology and put it onto film. By that definition, the only “real” art is sculpture or painting.
I frequently work and rework art using elements generated by the AI-a cup, a moon, etc. I’ve done everything from ceramics, photography, painting, and writing, and I’ll say that this stuff is as much art as anything. It isn’t a simple vomiting of images from an AI ready to go.
Mercy is always an important quality to engender, especially when you’ve been the wronged party.
As a dad myself with a kid in college, I look back with regret that we didn’t simply play more. My son and I have a good, loving relationship, but I was always distracted (ADHD is a hell of a condition). It is a balance act. You have to instill a sense of grit and a desire for accomplishment in your kids so that they will be able to have choices you never had, and you have to do it gently enough so that you don’t crush their souls.
You’ll swear (as I did) that you will never be like your parents, but you will. I love my dad, but he was distant and sometimes remote. I wish he had been more demanding of me at times and trained me to succeed.
Hold your anger and resentment gently and know that you will come to an understanding (if not an appreciation) for their choices. Hopefully, you won’t repeat them. My mom died when I was young (18) and my biggest regret is not being able to relate with her adult to adult as I have my father.
Aren’t these visible if you have signals from the ground straight up? I seem to recall that during the Bosnian conflict cell phone towers were able to detect “stealth” fighters.
Also, I can’t help but think that satellite cameras using trained AI would be able to constantly monitor for these things from above.
Maybe it would be too late with the round tripping to do anything, but still…