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PsBattle: This Shiba Inu dog with a leaf mane by Kissaki0 in photoshopbattles

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I'm not really a photographer either :)

Just a novice gimp user with a little experience.

Not sure how long it took me but probably also 30 minutes or more...

Hologram tech shown off at CES by DIA13OLICAL in gif

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Multiple moderate size fans of spinning LED bars aligned as a cross.

How many bytes of information can a single neuron store? by nikishkas in askscience

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Your eyes receive visual input through photons of frequencies of the visible spectrum. The visual receptors at the back of your eyes accumulate these and send strength/number of these light photons as electrical signals to your brain.

The brain has a huge network of neurons dedicated for visual input handling. A pattern of visual input will enter this network through multiple lanes. Then the network will send output to other parts of the brain; the unconscious and the conscious. At some point you perceive the signals as 3D space and objects, interpreted light signals interpreted according to what you(r brain) learned from experience.

When you dream, the brain "fakes visual input". The huge network of neurons interpreting 3D space and objects does this through well established routes through the network. By providing fake input these networks use a lot of the same well established lanes through the network, and hence, you dream of familiar stuff. Stuff you recently experienced or learned about, but also stuff from older memory - different parts of your neuronal network that is memory.

I'm not a pro medical scientist, so I'm not sure about the specifics of dreaming state. But this makes sense to me.

/e:

Especially see the DeepDream that shows interesting "dream like" output from a trained computer program.

How many bytes of information can a single neuron store? by nikishkas in askscience

[–]Kissaki0 15 points16 points  (0 children)

That is hard to answer, because the presumption of this question that neurons store information similar to how bits store information is just not the case.

Bits are deterministic value storage for our deterministic computation algorithms (which arguably changes with neural network style AI algorithms). A neuronal network however stores information in a network of neurons. Neurons trigger with a probability on accumulated triggering input power.

Contrary to deterministic algorithms which are planned and can be followed - input, manipulation, output - neuronal networks are too complex and/or too indirect to understand - there is input and output, but the network is not planned, crafted and studied; it is trained with input data and feedback on that input data to make it learn desired output.

So a single neuron arguably stores no information. But it does have properties like activation probability, activation energy and connections to other neurons (which is probably not what the question asks for as 'stored information').

PsBattle: This Shiba Inu dog with a leaf mane by Kissaki0 in photoshopbattles

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You’re welcome! :)

If you're interested, I also made this seamless doge tile some time ago. :D

PsBattle: This cat shaking its head with its tongue out by Kissaki0 in photoshopbattles

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Wow, that's great!

Maybe adjusting the colors to red/blue would make it a perfect fit. :)

PsBattle: This Shiba Inu dog with a leaf mane by Kissaki0 in photoshopbattles

[–]Kissaki0[S] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Do you have a reference at hand? pic with him in adequate position and reasonable size?

PsBattle: This Shiba Inu dog with a leaf mane by Kissaki0 in photoshopbattles

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Lost in leaves

Well… I’m not that good with the clone tool. But maybe good enough? :P

San Francisco Federal Building by denolly in pics

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In this context

How to win your argument: 1) repeat the same things back to the person who just said that idiotic statement

quoting the person is obviously not the intent, but repeating what that person said towards that person in his tone

Quoting is a different context. While it may not be distinguishable in speech if you don't mark it as such, that is different in formatted text. Quoting in text is clearly visible as a quote.

To win the argument, you'll have to talk back to him. If you're just quoting without further text you did nothing. You quoted what was written. That has no statement or argumentation value.

In contrary to quoting, by writing/saying the same again, it is not a non-value quote but a deliberate statement.

While watching Steam trailers for games to play, it struck me how many were just cutscenes and not actual gameplay showing the mechanics/UI/etc - do you actually like that and find that useful? I honestly rather hate it personally. by AnokataX in truegaming

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I skip through trailers a lot. I am never interested in cutscenes when evaluating a game.

Also trailers often show just specific aspects of a game, e.g. only fighting scenes, which is not really helpful for evaluation either.

San Francisco Federal Building by denolly in pics

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I’d argue quoting is not repeating the same things back

Remove Voice Packs from 300 Gems Chests by higorgbs in Smite

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Oh, that's interesting. A good differentiation.

Bomb lands near reporter but doesn't explode by LeonJones in videos

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Not sure if you're literal or sarcastic with those three dots. Just gonna take the chance and explain: Allah akbar translates to "God is big/mighty". Not just an Isis war cry, but a common phrase there. "Thank God".