Posted by: John McIntyre | January 8, 2021

Hey There…

Well, it’s been a chaotic year and a half since I posted. So I, ah yeah, never mind, I’ll just share something.

I’m sure you have heard about AI (Artificial Intelligence) and facial recognition and I’m sure you have your opinions on it. I discovered a website that provides a picture of a random person.  The interesting thing is these people don’t actually exist. Every time you refresh the page, a new image of a “person” is created.

No One


To do this, AI software has been created that takes elements from pictures of real people. It combines those elements together and generates an image of a person that doesn’t really exist. Reload this page or go to ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com to see another one.

The technical details come from a sub-field in artificial intelligence named GANs (generative adversarial networks). It uses the machine to dream up new data (an image) indistinguishable to the training data.  The “training data” being the elements from real people’s pictures.

I don’t think this is necessarily good or bad, but I do think people need to be aware of the AI capabilities out there. It sure looks like a real person. Feel free to leave replies below.

By the way, the post below “Or Is This Our Next Boat?”, IS our boat now. We enjoyed cruising on “Thea” last summer, a 1972 Grand Banks 32′ sedan. Yes, she is a “woodie”, no fiberglass.

Posted by: John McIntyre | August 31, 2019

The View Today

Sunset at the boat.

Posted by: John McIntyre | April 13, 2019

Or, Is This Our Next Boat?

We’re going to look on Tuesday!!
Posted by: John McIntyre | March 22, 2019

Is This Our Next Boat?

1972 Grand Banks 32′ Sedan “Woodie”

Posted by: John McIntyre | September 12, 2018

Picture of the Day

Posted by: John McIntyre | April 15, 2018

I’m Official!!

It’s the real thing, I have my USCG Merchant Mariner Credential, or Captain’s License!MMC Collage_0

Posted by: John McIntyre | February 16, 2018

Groan of the day

Three handsome male dogs are walking down the street when they see a beautiful, enticing, female Poodle.

The three male dogs fall all over themselves in an effort to be the one to reach her first, but end up arriving in front of her at the same time.

The males are speechless before her beauty, slobbering on themselves and hoping for just a glance from her in return.

Aware of her charms and her obvious effect on the three suitors, she decides to be kind and tells them, “The first one who can use the words ‘liver’ and ‘cheese’ together in an imaginative, intelligent sentence can go out with me.”

The sturdy, muscular black Lab speaks up quickly and says, “I love liver and cheese.”

“Oh, how childish,” said the Poodle. “That shows no imagination or intelligence whatsoever.”

She turns to the tall, shiny Golden Retriever and says “How well can you do?”

“Um. I HATE liver and cheese,” blurts the Golden Retriever.

“My, my,” said the Poodle. “I guess it’s hopeless. That’s just as dumb as the Lab’s sentence.”

She then turns to the last of the three dogs and says, “How about you, little guy?”

The last of the three, tiny in stature but big in fame and finesse, is the Taco Bell Chihuahua.

He gives her a smile, a sly wink, turns to the Golden Retriever and the Lab and says, “Liver alone. Cheese mine.”

Posted by: John McIntyre | January 24, 2018

Quote of the Day

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.

Confucius

Posted by: John McIntyre | January 14, 2018

And another Quote of the Day

Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.

E. B. White

Posted by: John McIntyre | January 13, 2018

Quote of the Day

Well, I haven’t posted anything for awhile, so I thought I should.  So, a quote…

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Albert Einstein

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