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Episode Info: Support Topic Lords on Patreon and get episodes a week early! Lords: Erica is @yerrikTRB on Twitter, and is thinking about birds Dan is @danlwarren on Twitter, and is at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology ( His soundcloud is He is writing music for Hypnospace Outlaw Topics: 1:58 The unreliable narrator in songwriting and/or songs where the POV character is a jerk We all hope Ben Folds is an unreliable narrator in his song “Brick.” Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Murder Ballads Moby Dick is bad George Michael was maybe not that into monogamy 15:20 No one should live in this city (whatever city you're in edition) Chitras flies and things that sting you Too much water all at once, monsoon edition The cheese guy in Okinawa fills in for a clear lack of cheese Richard Lenski breeds 69,000 generations of E. coli (not yeast) 38:51 Toddlers have incredible memories and if you put something somewhere once because you were lazy they'll remember it goes there forever Here’s the AI spreadsheet: AI evolves an organism that is tall. 43:20 Kaz asks: You guys talked about simulating people's voices, and I'd like to point out that there's been a lot of progress in this area. Take a look here for some examples: That Obama thing is called Son of Strelka, Son of God. There’s a Youtube playlist here where four of the nine chapters are illustrated/animated: The album can be downloaded here: The Trump thing is here: Evolution Control Committee: Negativland: Cassetteboy is one of the most active and well-known people doing this stuff nowadays:
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