Confessions of a researchaholic

July 28, 2015

The twin prime conjecture

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 2:55 pm
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No matter how odd you are, you might not be alone.
:-)

July 4, 2015

Neural inceptionism art

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:10 am
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I have decided to feed the art works by (or related to) my father, grandfather, great*** grandfathers, etc., to this neural network inceptionism code.

Below are some results. Each group consists of the original image, and the results amplified for low and high level neurons.

巷尾 ~ At the end of the lane
end_of_the_lane_original
end_of_the_lane_pretty_impressionist
end_of_the_lane_weird

戲院街的後巷 ~ The back side of theater street
back_side_of_theater_street_original
back_side_of_theater_street_pretty_impressionist
back_side_of_theater_street_weird

巷弄內望見普德宮的廟頂 ~ temple top

temple_top_originaltemple_rooftop_pretty_impressionisttemple_rooftop_weird

Calligraphy, uniform font size
R1043620_original
R1043620_pretty_impressionist
R1043620_weird

Calligraphy, varying font sizes

R1043599_pretty_impressionistR1043599_weird

Kublai Khan

kublaikublai_pretty_impressionistkublai_weird

June 25, 2015

How to find and attract top recruits

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 9:31 am
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Major König: I’ll fix it so that he’s the one who finds me.

June 20, 2015

Apprenticeship in a Star Wars universe

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 11:46 am
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The Jedi recruit those who are good enough.
They learn how to collaborate early on.
They graduate after passing tests, and let go otherwise.
They keep the universe in order most of the time.

The Sith recruits one (and only) who is the best.
He learns how to survive alone.
He graduates by defeating the master, or getting killed otherwise.
He remains low most of the time but eventually eliminates the entire Jedi order and conquers the whole universe.

June 19, 2015

I got lost in my dream

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 5:59 am
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And spent the night figuring out where I was.

April 14, 2015

To my future self

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:01 am
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Even if you are 88 years old with terminal cancer lying in the middle of the Gobi desert while being pointed at by an AK47, you can still overcome every obstacle just like we always do.

That is all you need to remember.

March 25, 2015

Pedro turning into a werewolf

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:03 am
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This is yet another vivid dream I had earlier this morning.

I was waiting in line for I3D electronic theater with Pedro, chatting with other folks happily.
All of a sudden, he bent over the floor and started to vomit.
His bones deformed, with nails were protruding out of his fingers.
One of the two bear-like eastern European guys standing around us bit off Pedro’s right index finger tip, and that settled him down.
The eastern European guy told me that my bite would not help, implying I am a vampire.

March 7, 2015

Why living forever is probably a bad idea

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 11:51 am
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Even if under optimal physical, mental, and social status:

. It will eventually become very boring.

. One cannot participate in evolution and thus becomes inferior (barring technology like dynamic genetic splicing).

. If the universe eventually ends it will drag you down to some unknown horrible state.

Reincarnation, or some form of jumping between different intelligent species, seems much more fun.
:)

September 18, 2014

Gecko brothers

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 7:35 pm
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Better walk to hell at our free will than ascend to heaven under God’s command.

June 13, 2014

Vermeer geekification

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 6:18 pm

One part of me wants to algorithmize everything, while another part wants to preserve the vintage of manual art, like romanticizing about an alternative universe in which light sabers can beat laser blasters.

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