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Climb into bed, feel something wet under leg. Wtf? I check. Bloody slug...

There was freaking slug in my bed...

Clean it out, change sheets and all (at 4am, I got lost in the code) and then see another one climbing up the side of the bed

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  • 16
    Odd place for slugs.
  • 15
  • 3
    Bro do you eat a lot of greens in your bed or something??
  • 10
    I want to throw up.
  • 5
    He just wanted to join and make it a threesome..
  • 13
    You wouldn't have killed it if you weren't so salty, mate
  • 13
    how about... I don't know.. maybe..

    CLEAN YOUR HOME?
  • 4
    @Jilano underrated af.
  • 4
    At least it wasn't bedbugs.
  • 6
    "See another one climbing up" 😨

    Did you find the source?
  • 6
    Next time fucking hide the pic. Put it in the first comment. You fucking bitch
  • 2
    So you live in a swamp then?
  • 10
    How the fuck do you get slugs (a species attracted by nothing but salad) as a pest?
  • 6
    @iamai Slugs aren't open source AFAIK.
  • 5
    @gronostaj There is OpenWorm though.
  • 2
    @zemaitis unfortunately he was only making it a twosome
  • 0
    @iamai looked around, didn't find any others. This hasn't happened more either. I mean, there was a snail on wall near the window once but like.... Near the open window and only once
  • 4
    @TheBeardedOne
    But two slugs and a snail 😨 If I was in your position I'm sleeping in another room for awhile.

    But two slugs...wanting to get on a bed. Must be a date and you ruined it.
  • 4
    🐛 bugs......... everywhere! 🐛
  • 2
    Do you live with someone? Maybe they've put it there as a joke? :D
  • 1
    How .-.
  • 2
    @rodrigograca31 Imagine having bugs even in your sleep.
  • 1
    Maybe......both were partners 😂😂
  • 1
    I would usually Burn the house down to scare away the unwanted things/people
  • 1
    @halfflat really goes to the question of what a "mind" is.
  • 1
    @Wisecrack This is relevant to my day job, for which I am very thankful.
  • 0
    @halfflat what do you do if you dont mind being asked?
  • 1
    @Wisecrack Developing brain simulators.
  • 0
    @halfflat now thats nifty.

    have you read "every good regulator is a model of the system it regulates?" and if so what did you think of it?".
    also, just curious, are you familiar with Jeff Hawkins work?

    what about GPT3 and its ability to generalize without specifically being trained to do so? Maybe big data really is the solution to general ai? Where do you see that going?
  • 1
    @Wisecrack I admit, I haven't read it, but the principle makes intuitive sense. And GPT-3 is clearly amazing, but it doesn't belie the general principle; rather it shows that a lot of the form and some of the content of written text can be modelled in a different and more simple way than modelling the brains of people who write it.

    In my head (actually, this is not just in my head) I think of these things as trying to approximate manifolds in a very high dimensional space, and when they are successful, they are definitely encoding _something_ that is relevant. But it's not enough to capture everything that is relevant, at least in part because there is a functionalist mismatch between the model and the modelled.

    Not that we have a firm grasp of the functional organization of brains at the required level of detail either yet though.
  • 0
    @Wisecrack But it's not my field; I'm more at the "is this behaving like a biological neuron would?" end. Big data, I think, is going to get us very successfully to partial solutions; what we have already is astonishing. But while it will be invaluable for training and constraining general AI models, I don't think it will get us there alone. We will need functional models and functional constraints as well.
  • 0
    @halfflat honestly used to think that the sokution to generak ai would be a conglamoration of many narrow ai, but now im not so sure.

    Your field of work is very interesting regardless of what scale you work on. Did you catch the news that axons may act as non-linearities in the brains 'processing'? Suspected that one for a while.

    are there specific types of brain cell you focus on, or cells in soecific regions or layers? or maybe inidividual components like the dendritic arbor, cell surface, axons, axon terminals?

    what kind of models you work on? (if thats okay for me to ask).
    I assume its a soiking based network/cell model, yeah?
  • 1
    @Wisecrack We're working on the numerical simulation end, so for us it's a matter of: you give us the neurons, we'll give you a simulation.

    Neurons here are (typically) spiking 'cable' neurons: each neuron is effectively described as 1-d tree of wires with some biophysics tacked on.
  • 0
    @halfflat thats very cool. and pardon the spelling, im on a phone with a tiny screen, makes typing hard.

    you guys publish any research papers or any papers you recommend? Im interested in learning more about what you're doing.
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