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Date Device Name (Novel Author)
1634 Weightlessness (Kepler) (from Somnium (The Dream) by Johannes Kepler)
1638 Weightlessness in Space (from The Man in the Moone by Francis Godwin)
1638 Gansas (from The Man in the Moone by Francis Godwin)
1657 Moon Machine - very early description (from A Voyage to the Moon by Cyrano de Bergerac)
1705 Cogitator (The Chair of Reflection) (from The Consolidator by Daniel Defoe)
1726 Knowledge Engine - machine-made expertise (from Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift)
1726 Geometric Modeling - eighteenth century NURBS (from Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift)
1726 Bio-Energy - produce electricity from organic material (from Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift)
1726 Laputa - a floating island (from Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift)
1727 Androide - the original (from Cyclopaedia by Ephraim Chambers)
Literary analysts have long noticed the hand of another author in Shakespeare’s Henry VIII. Now a neural network has identified the specific scenes in question—and who actually wrote them.
For much of his life, William Shakespeare was the house playwright for an acting company called the King’s Men that performed his plays on the banks of the River Thames in London. When Shakespeare died in 1616, the company needed a replacement and turned to one of the most prolific and famous playwrights of the time, a man named John Fletcher.
Demonstration tutorial of retraining OpenAI’s GPT-2-small (a text-generating Transformer neural network) on a large public domain Project Gutenberg poetry corpus to generate high-quality English verse.
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My goal is to include scripts from indigenous and minority cultures who are in danger of losing their sense of history, identity and purpose and who are trying to protect, preserve and/or revive their writing system as a way of reconnecting to their past, their dignity, their sense of a way ahead.
A traditional script is a visual reminder of a people’s identity — as we can tell by the number of cultures that continue to use their script as an emblem (on printed invitations, on shop fronts, even on the national flag) long after most people have stopped using it for everyday purposes.
Crytch is a web tool for creating and encrypting visual messages.
It transfers the idea of Visual Cryptography to letters and shapes consisting of multiple anchor points and connecting lines. As soon as one begins to enter a password, these points start moving on a variable matrix. That way, the password will never be stored on the server.
The correctly decrypted image is the only possible verification of a valid password. Thus, the exact point at which the original image is revealed can solely be determined by a human observer.
All text messages are displayed in a typeface specifically designed for Crytch. In order to make it impossible to deduce the encrypted letter just by counting its anchor points, all glyphs consist of the exact same amount.
The Story Starter provides 298 million ideas for writers of novels, short stories, mysteries, horror, science fiction or silly stories. If you have never written a story, The Story Starter will give you ideas that will help you get started.
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It is not about cliches, no matter what the link says that brought you here. Tropes are devices and conventions that a writer can reasonably rely on as being present in the audience members' minds and expectations.