neural networks do their best to answer your nonsensical questions in earnest and they're adorable @OCRbot

@strnom @OCRbot wait, wait wait, where are these from? How can I ask my own questions?? 😃


@rugk these are just screenshots from because i can't be arsed to figure out how pytorch-transformers works

OCR Output (chars: 1004) 



Can I make an elephant in a microwave?

Well, no — you can't, but not without some seriously clever microwave
engineering. Here's how:

Step 1: Place a big square of bread in a single layer on the bottom of
the microwave and let it sit in place for at least 15-30 minutes.

Step 2: While the bread is in the microwave, peel off the plastic top of
the bag with a pair of kitchen shears. The top of the bag will come off.

Step 3: Cut a square off one end of the beef.

Step 4: Place the beef pieces on top of the bread, with the plastic top
still in place, and let the microwave cook while you peel and discard
the plastic.

Step 5: When the bread has softened enough to handle and the beef
has browned, gently pull the plastic out with scissors and cut with
scissors again, this time using a pair of kitchen shears to minimize

Step 6: Place the meat pieces onto a plate to cool until they are just
warm enough to eat.

OCR Output (chars: 959) 

(Couldn't find a language with the name 'okay', falling back to default.)



If I get a 404 error I usually...
"Let's see what the server has to say."

I'l go look and see what I can find. And the server is usually pretty

"Howdy, Joe,”
We can talk.

"Hi, Joe"

We can chat. Or give up. I usually find I've got to let it go.

If 'm working alone and have no one I've got this feeling of being alone
in my own mind and of being powerless to stop the flow of the work.

"Lhope I never have to give up."

Its as if it's the only way out of my mindscape. In other words I believe
that my subconscious mind can handle any task.

When I've gotten this far I've developed this habit where I'm not really
trying to figure out what I'm going to do. 'm not trying to figure out

what I should be doing.

I'm simply not focusing on the work that I actually need to do or is
expected to do

OCR Output (chars: 270) 

(Couldn't find a language with the name 'sweet', falling back to default.)

Prompt: If Iwere a cat I would meow all the day.


lam a very lucky kitten.

And yet I just want to go back to being a kitten.

OCR Output (chars: 336) 

(Couldn't find a language with the name 'oh', falling back to default.)


<!-- I usually don't write source code comments, but when I do, I do it

You can add comments to your code, and they are actually ignored as a

* @​author Chris Robinson
* @​license MIT, see LICENSE.txt


@strnom @OCRbot okay, wow, this is really hilarious and even very philosophical view on comments!

I totally agree, to you AI. (I guess by what they write, everyone can agree. You'll always find something in there.)

(and Java bashing is obligatory, I know AI, I can understand that.)

OCR Output (chars: 1088) 

(Couldn't find a language with the name 'okay', falling back to default.)



<!-- I usually don't write source code comments, but when I do, I do it
properly. ->

> Iused to not do comments but now... I use > this instead ~ this has
the advantage that I can comment everything as if I > had never written
it, whereas I have to write the "comments' in the source code. > For >
this case, I have my own style guide, in <>. > > *
I still want good comments that I won't want to lose* > > * To be fair to
the JVM developers, I don't like the way their > comments read as "well,
if you didn't want to be bothered about this, > just don't read the
comments at all" ~ and if people *actually* read comments instead of
writing them in my style guide, I would have some sympathy for the
"Don't bother reading comments" attitude ~ and some sympathy for the
"read the comments carefully" attitude — but *1* think that *some*
people *should* read comments anyway* ~ since that *is* a good
thing to do. *

OCR Output (chars: 1215) 

(Couldn't find a language with the name 'good', falling back to default.)



My favorite language is HTML, the hypertext markup language. Okay,
on it's own it's quite useless, I have to combine it with CSS and JS, but
I dislike frameworks like angular or react. !'m not saying that React is
bad or even bad at all. I'd be a bit surprised if it would work for
anything other than simple games anyways. I personally have never
used it, but it seems like its possible to set up a custom version for use
in production. I'd like to see how that looks. I don't see the need to keep
the JavaScript in production, just the markup. We already have that
from Angular.

If you use Angular or React you're missing out on something pretty
significant. You just don't have one thing to tie the whole thing
together. Instead you have the DOM and the HTML. Not to mention
Javascript frameworks. There's nothing wrong with them, I just don't
think the entire application needs to change between the two. If you
have a front-end component you will probably have to make a lot of
changes. I don't think I will ever use angular, but I probably won't use

@rugk "i don't see the need to keep the javascript in production, just the markup" interesting take but i'm buying it

@strnom yeah, wow, even philosophical/political takes are great here. Only a little contradictory 😜 (just when you claim the one thing is a big problem in one sentence and decline this thing exists in the next lol)

@rugk yeah, it can kind of sort of keep track of the overall topic it's talking about, and sometimes even of what its own take on it is, but it tends to lose track of "muddier" details such as whether it's speaking in a formal tone or not. it can, say, slide from academic to trumpspeech and back over the course of a few sentences

@rugk (if you want to read on how this works internally, i believe the GPT model calls it "self-attention")

@rugk oh yeah! it likes to hallucinate links to things. for example, if it's talking about some facebook group, it will often add a link to

@strnom wow, and it has a really good sense of #mastodon! Really nailed it.

Just a little biased on music… I dunno… but well… we're also an awesome platform for music. 😆


OCR Output (chars: 999) 



Mastodon is the best social network! We're a community of people
who share a love of great music and good times. You won't hear from
some stranger on the net. If we have a few songs that make you laugh,
welll play them. You won't hear about it from some other stranger. We'll
post it as a private channel and tell you about it. This community is for
YOU. If we know who you are, you're part of the fun. Well respect your
wish to remain anonymous if you need to. You won't ever have an
identity on Mastodon. We only post the music we like. There's nothing
you need to do to get involved other than hang out, chat, write to us,
and be one of the 1% of people who will listen without using their real

There are many reasons to join Mastodon:

+ You can do whatever you want on Mastodon and nobody will judge
you for it.

+ Mastodon is free and open source. We don't have a bunch of ads or
anything like that. Why should



@rugk i think it probably "knows" about mastodon (the band) from its training dataset, and when you said it was a social network it just rolled with it and remixed what it thought mastodon was with the new information you were giving it

@strnom @OCRbot wow and it is lyrical, it can do poems…

(okay in the first try it talked about capital and somewhat anarchistic things, which did not fit the saying there…· but then this get out)

And I have to say, it's not bad. That poem.

OCR Output (chars: 966) 

(Couldn't find a language with the name 'wow', falling back to default.)

Prompt: Itis raining cats and dogs!


: The rain will only end when the next snow fall.

There was an accident at your house!

It seems that there was an accident in your house.

The rain has become a beast!

The rains have become a beast!

The rain has been falling from the sky!

The rain has been falling from the sky!

It looks as though the sky has exploded!

It looks as though the sky has exploded!

There was a snowstorm here but not in the capital
It is raining like there was no tomorrow
But, it isn't freezing cold

The rain was as though there was no next date.

Raindrops can't get through the sky!
Acold wind is blowing from the north
Asstorm is raging in the south,
Ahurricane is forming

This is bad!

‘Ameteor was found
On the northern sky
With the light of a thousand suns

The rain was as though there was

@strnom @OCRbot hah, damm, I thought I could mislead it, …, but I got a sweet story instead. Not bad. 😆

OCR Output (chars: 990) 

(Couldn't find a language with the name 'hah', falling back to default.)



Lets talk about a different topic than creepy green aliens. Yes, I will
really NOT talk about Al or ET or such things. I'll talk about bunnies

I will also talk about bunnies. Seriously bunnies. So many bunnies. Not
bunnies that can turn into rabbits, and not bunnies that will make a
bunny puddle. Let's talk about babies!

This is my baby, her name is Zorba. She's a sweet little bundle of
excitement and loves being cuddled. I've had Zorba for over a year
now, and I love her just as much as the next person. That doesn't mean
it's easy. Here's what I recommend:

#3, Take care of Zorba
Zorba is a 3 week old bunnie, so not a week old. But she's so little I can
barely take care of her. Her owner gets a little carried away, but she's

still a good baby to look after with baby wipes, or some other diaper-
friendly, baby-safe

OCR Output (chars: 778) 

(Couldn't find a language with the name 'oh', falling back to default.)

Let's talk about a different topic than creepy green aliens. Yes, I will really
NOT talk about Al or ET or such things. I'll talk about bunnies instead. This
has nothing to do with the science behind them, and everything to do with
animal welfare.

Bunnies are considered the most important object in this planet. They are the
backbone of ecosystems. They are responsible for the majority of animal
births on Earth. I bet that many of you who know nothing about animal
welfare have never heard of bunnies. They have very few natural predators
(except other bunnies), and no natural defense system. They exist on a planet
that is totally inhospitable to even the bunniest of animals.

@rugk me, an intellectual: "i bet many of you have never heard of checks topic bunnies"

@strnom 🤣 Yay. But only if you know _nothing_ about animal welfare. If you know something about it, you may have heard something 😜

This isn't even the full sized gpt-2 set. No wonder they have "banned" it for now

@rugk @simon they deemed it too powerful to be released in the age of fake news iirc

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@strnom if you give it good hints, it can come up with funny stories… 😃

Yeah, who needs creativity when we have AI. 👍 😆

@rugk we can have both! we can have AI-powered creativity. this is genuinely why i'm so into this shit

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