Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Star Chart/ Math Problem

Okay, this is a star chart, started in Excel and ended with Visual Paradigm, which is a tool used for designing software (yeah things went a little overboard). The good features in Visual Paradigm is to automatically layout the elements or components once the relationships between them have been established. Most of these links are based on salicious rumours, and is meant to quickly keep up with bollywood gossip, and a guide to solve the blinds by SpotboyE, Pinkvilla, Stardust, Mumbai Mirror Tailpiece etc. The second one is easier to follow, but the first probably shows some kind of camps by clustering more connected entities together.







Oh, for the maths problem, count the number of triangles 😀

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Dream Diary preview

Soft shadows. Ambience. Gamma correction. Dof. Reflections, refractions, shadows. Shadows on top of shadows. Total internal reflections. Put on the filters, the two that matter: Morphological and anisotropic. Shaders in machine code. HDR textures with a in RAW xK. Boost the photons. Dither beyond bits. Render to the subpixel. Antialiasing to the max. You get the picture.

A railway station with a garden. A vault with ribs of gold. A kaleidoscope in the roof.

Fly, or fry.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

A textbook watchword


Tech. Pervasive, impersonal, unregulated and in the clouds. Now it will wan to enter the skull with optic fiber to the brain. So much fun for sadoes. Optical fibres with nanoe carbon. Surgeon will pop temporal bones like a soda bottle cap. Plugs goe in and it fires neurons at will. Enter the matrix. Lets be honset. If anything id willing to control you absoletely, you will submit to it willingly . It will.
But tech, scientis and philospher have one thing wron. Funanmetal error. The brain is withing skull. Orsoe they thinks. Brain is in earth. Home, colony, city. The physicality of an arbitrary cluster of fundamental particles falling through timespace. A clump of quarks. Noise.
From home are many connections, leading into city. Bai, gas, electricity, water etc. Signals from home go into city and vice versa.
Bees write their contracts with scents and dances, humans have to resort to minutes of meetings. In the end, the result is achieved. Hivehome. There is a virtual geography of all mind maps. That hyprmeta world, does not follow the laws of physic.s
The hive is kind and generous, it gives security and purpose. Aesop nevar wrote a parable about an individualistic ant. There is only one reasonable explanation. He was one, and did not want to give out the secret.
Every city is an absolutely beautiful abomination that evolves over time. The monster that feeds your home. There is no code, no document, no reasonably uniform rule set. We agree, though.
Tech is nature. 

Monday, April 01, 2019

GOT Season 8 death "Predictions"




1. AI based predictions


Inverse and Unanimous made a number of predictions, with swarm AI, which combines machines and human experts in some kind of hivemind with magnets

Is Bran the NK: No (low confidence)
Will Tyrion Die: Yes (low confidence)
Will Jon die again: No (low confidence)

DataRobot made AI based predictions too - and Dany is the most likely to die

The Technical University of Munich also used machine learning, neural networks and models that used techniques related to Bayesean inference to make A song of Ice and Data. According to their analysis, Arya and Bran stark are very likely to die, while Dany, Tyrion and Jamie survive.

2. The Odds

MyBookie
Casino
BetVictor
Sportsbet

3. Leaks 

4Chan Leaks

Episode 1: Pastebin, DesiNerd
Episode 2: Pastebin, DesiNerd
Episode 3: PastebinDesinerd
Episode 4: Desinerd
Episode 5: Desinerd
Episode 6: Desinerd

Alleged HBO email leak, also from 4Chan










Freefolk Script Pages leaked

The images are pulled from Reddit and Imgur, but transcripts are still available here. Formatting matched the season 7 leaked script pages.
Short Description by WinterIsComing

Freefolk set images leaked by WatchersOnTheBalls 

Imgur Gallery 


WhiteGhost Leaks

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

DrFrikki Leaks/ Predictions

Episode 1 translation
Episode 1 translation 2 
Another Description

Clayton "Leaks"

1, 2, 3

Freefolk Leaks

Closer to the release, there are a round of leaks from entities related to HBO, which are all surprisingly consistent. 

All the deaths: Edd, Pod, Jorah, Dondarrion, Rhaegal, Cersei, Dany, Jaime, Tyrion, Qyburn, Drogon, 

Episode 3 deaths: Lord Royce, Podric Payne, Beric Dondarrion, Jorah Mormont, Lyanna, Gendry

Semi-Confirmed Leaks

1, 2, 3, 4

4. The Original Plot Outline

According to the original plot outline, the five main characters that survive to the end are Tyrion, Bran, Arya, Jon and Dany.
Five central characters will make it through all three volumes, however, growing from children to adults and changing the world and themselves in the process. In a sense, my trilogy is almost a generational saga, telling the life stories of these five characters, three men and two women. The five key players are Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen, and three of the children of Winterfell, Arya, Bran, and the bastard Jon Snow. All of them are introduced at some length in the chapters you have to hand.

Reconstruction of the redacted text


5. The Hitlist (4Chan Leaks)

Episode 1: Edd, Beric Dondarrion,
Episode 2: Grey Worm, Tormund, Podrick, Meera, Bran, Rhaegal, Robett Glover, Howland Reed, Ghost, Ned Umber
Episode 3: Lyanna Mormont
Episode 4: Theon
Episode 5: Lord Royce, Brienne of Tarth, Robin Arryn, Undead Viserion, Queen Daenerys Targaryen, Night King, Qyburn (off-screen), Queen Cersei Lannister, The Mountain and Varys
Episode 6: Jon, Drogon, The Hound, Jaime, Jorah, Euron

6. The Sun interview on the endings

Gwendoline Christie (Brienne)
It's so... it's so bittersweet you know. It's devastating, and it's awful. But in many regards, it is one of the most exciting things I've ever read and been a part of.

Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran)
In my opinion we've ended it in the most convincing and compelling way possible. I think we've wrapped up really in the spirit of Game of Thrones, which is all you could ask for.

Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth)
The Show kinds of holds a mirror up to life and society and stuff like that. It'll satisfy some, there's always going to be people it's not going to satisfy. All we can do is try and tell the story.

Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy)
I can tell you something, I'm probably the only guy with an happy end.

Jerome Flynn (Bronn)
I was really really relieved when I read it, and the more I think about it the more I think what an amazing job they did as there is a lot of pressure trying to finish Game of Thrones. I think the boys did really well.

Mark Addy (Robert Baratheon)
We've got to... the living have got to beat the dead. Surely. I mean you can't have... can't, I know you'll see it could be... it could end in any way. 

7. Reviews

There is one by GQ and another one by The Telegraph

Key info:
1. Put Varys, Missandei, Grey Worm, Podrick and Tyrion on the death list
2. The Battle at Winterfell will happen in Episode 3

8. The Spotify Playlist

D&D have hidden clues to the ending in this Spotify playlist.



9. The confirmed deaths

Episode 1: Ned Umber
Episode 2: Nobody
Episode 3: Edd, Lyanna, Beric, Theon, Jorah, Mel, NK, Viserion
Episode 4: Rhaegal, Missandei
Episode 5: Varys, Euron, Qyburn, The Hound, The Mountain, Jaime, Cersei
Episode 6: Dany

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Experia




This is an outline, fleshing out the story later. 

Havelock vs Puck. It was the biggest event in sports entertainment, ever. Millions of users followed the make believe race between these two heroes, flying solo on their ships, The Adonis and The Marksman. The two were racing between the planets to get to a recreational psychic phenomena testing space station, known as Experia. Apparently in orbit around Mimas, the pockmarked Moon of Saturn. That the whole thing, including the space station, was pure imagination, was a closely guarded open secret.
StarDash was not the first space based reality show, but it was the most successful. The network never publicly admitted that the whole thing was make believe, and carefully cultivated the suspension of belief in epic proportions. Superfans such as Phoenix Guevara hosted discussion sites that propagated the myth.
News sites that covered the developments of the show, unintentionally played into the whole charade. While they would merely report on what was happening within the show, on the Internet, it was interpreted as things that were actually happening. The history of space hoaxes and conspiracy theories somehow made it easier to believe that Experia was a real thing.
StarDash started claiming increasingly impossible things, and the public would believe it. They claimed that Mimas was visible to the naked eye. A non believer would point out to the bright, unflickering blue dot that was Saturn, and ask a believer to point at Mimas. The believer would then imagine that they could see a small moon. The fever reached such a pitch, that some fans imagined that on a clear night, they could even see the rocket trails of the Puck and Havelock ships, through a pair of binoculars.
Oscar Ramsey, a young fan put together a home brewed kit of electronics, and used over the counter chemicals to construct a rocket for himself. The whole operation and the orbital mechanics involved were planned out using thumb tacks and pieces of string, which the police later found. His plan involved retrofitting a fourth stage ISRO booster left in space, with the capabilities of making an interplanetary hop. On board his own rocket were life support systems, and essentially little else. Ramsey wanted to make a daring dash towards Experia, on his own hacked together ship. Satellites and ground based systems could track the sudden new trajectory of the discarded rocket booster, but since Ramsey had taken no communication systems, there was no way of knowing if he was dead or alive. The world watched in dismay, as Ramsay's "ship" successfully executed a slingshot manoeuvre around Jupiter, and headed towards Mimas. It was a complex operation for any sixteen year old. The sad part was, even if he survived the hop, there was no Experia waiting for him.
The network came clean, and put up a prominent disclaimer that specified that the show was fake. Guevara took down the discussion site and disappeared. The fan community slowly died out, and although a few additional seasons were released, the public lost interest in Experia. Even Puck reaching the colony and winning the race did not manage to get back the lost audiences.
Above Mimas, a fleet of discarded space junk and dumped stages began to assemble, into the skeleton of a space station.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The screenplay is better than the movie

Fandoms are perpetually locked in discussing exactly how the movies were better than the books or vice versa. The question is what happens when a novelisation of the screenplay is released. Take the 1998 Godzilla for example, the screenplay was actually better than the movie, which tracked the screenplay for the most part. Here are some of the main differences.


Philippe Roaché looking at Nick take the sample at the start of the movie - in the screenplay, he is standing in the background mysteriously, and Nick notices him only towards the end. In the movie, this is a casual moment that is not played up at all.

Audrey throwing the bag at Caiman - she just tosses it without the middle finger as the elevator closes. In the book, she flips him off.

The pectoral fins not big enough in Godzilla, in the screenplay, these fins were wings that did not fully grow, and could be flapped.

Dude guy in the bedroom does not show up at all. This is a random guy from the street who flashes the peace sign at Animal, while he is consoling Audrey.

Elvis Presley movies is where Roaché gets his flawless southern accent from, a scene which seems to have been cut from the movie.

The names of the submarines are changed for some reason.

There are large, squirming parasites on eggs which have been left out. Godzilla has apparently been infected with a mutation.

Smell like the fish is not in the screenplay, but included in the movie.

Nick presses a bunch of lift buttons by accident, while escaping from the babbyzillas, but this is shown in a slightly different way in the movie.

There is a scene where the Frenchies complain about the butter, but Roaché investigates the wrapper and notices that it is actually from France - this would have been a nice ending to the repeated gag of the French finding the Amurican food disgusting.

The scene of Godzila being trapped in the bridge has been simplified.

There is a really cool sequence in the end where Philipe Roaché is exposed as a French agent, and he writes to Nick, informing him that it is safe to talk now.

Considering the changes and tweaks, looks like even if you enjoyed the movie, the original screenplay is always better.

Star Chart/ Math Problem

Okay, this is a star chart, started in Excel and ended with Visual Paradigm, which is a tool used for designing software (yeah things went a...