What? Huh? I doubt it.
According to Gizmodo Australia, Apple TV and Paramount + may soon come as a bundled pair.
Is it perhaps only in Australia? That will never happen here.
@montag : it's pretty gripping, although not high brow television. It has a conspiracy vibe to it, and the first season asks more questions than it answers, but it's got some thrilling moments too ! If you can see it, it's not a bad investment, although I wouldn't say it's worth the investment on its own.
Apple TV+ has *tons* of science-fiction, like #ForAllMankind, #Severance, #HelloTomorrow, #See or #Invasion (on top of #Silo and #Foundation which you've mentioned).
Hm, ich habe gerade herausgefunden das es offensichtlich eine #Serie gibt, die auf der #SF Romanreihe #Silo von Hugh Howey beruht. Leider nicht auf einem der Streamingdienste die ich schon abonniert habe. Hat das schon irgendjemand gesehen und ist es sehenwert? Außerdem gibt es auf Apple TV+ noch #Foundation, wollte ich auch gerne mal sehen.
#OrangeCounty #Comptroller #PhilDiamond has called for the #foundation to hand over #financial #documents for an #audit, and the #county could place a #lien on the organization’s #properties. The #foundation brought substantial surrounding property for the #Museum
To add to the beauty and neatness of it all...
We only need 4 operations to represent any computable algorithm. 4 symbols.
Biology needs only 4 symbols to encode any organism.
We can *directly* encode our programs in DNA. If we ever get to a point of trying to bootstrap a programming language on top of wetware, this seems like a straightforward direction.
What is still more beautiful about the definition of lambda calculus shown in https://jevko.github.io/writing/2023-07-23-revelation.html is that by employing prefix notation and explicit operators (in particular for application), we get rid of the notions of implicit operator precedence, no parentheses are needed to disambiguate anything -- it's all there in the definition. More simplicity and beauty. Less to explain to students.
It is also quite beautiful how "constructing" indices using revelation and reference is similar to constructing natural numbers and also similar to constructing Church numerals. Everything seems to nicely line up on multiple levels. A certain self-similarity, a fractal structure of the whole thing is revealed.
This lining up and this structure is beautiful, elegant.
The cool thing about reducing lambda calculus to 4 primitive operations and not using variable names or indices is that lambda calculus was supposed to be a system to describe the _foundations_ of computing/mathematics.
Starting with an infinite supply of arbitrary names or natural numbers always felt like cheating to me. The foundation should be as simple as possible.
If your ML model does not preserve all human knowledge, forming a repository of scientific, historical, and cultural information intended to shorten the period of chaos and decline following the predicted fall of the Galactic Empire, please don't call it a Foundation model.
Just finished watching Season 2 of #Foundation. A bit uneven but built to a satisfying climax, even though the Gaal and Salvor storyline felt like a whole lot of filler.
First settlers were the BAPTISTE families, hence the name of the island. On the mainland, they also owned land, far back from the shore. We also went there, to check for signs of graves, of the relatives who contacted me and asked. We're good that way, I'll do the legwork to help them find their genealogical roots. I do my own genealogy.
Explaining why this field exists, there were likely grazing animals once. Cows or sheep.
Who are we?
We are the product of & descendants of all those who either eliminated others violently (or) collaborated/made deals with those who did that extermination (or) those with power considered *not worth their attention* i.e the tiny few who somehow escaped being pulled into this system of organised domination.
We all live under systems of organised domination (State, Capitalism, …). No system of domination would allow a rebel/s who can actually threaten its existence to survive (actual threat not barely effective "free speech" — shouting into the wind, get tired & go home — kind of "threat").
❓ Do you know private Foundations or Organisations supporting Research and Knowledge Exchange concerning Occultism and (ancient) Magic? ❓
I've been looking online but couldn't find any and can't belive it.
I don't mean funding research at a University but research at other non-profits.
👃 I would be very thankful for any help and links. 👃
A controversial ranking of select #ScienceFiction series. Remember, this is just my opinion. I am not an authority figure. I understand there will be wild disagreement.
Best #SciFi series, ranked:
1.) #BattlestarGalactica (reboot/revisioning)
3.) #StarTrek (all series combined)
7.) #StarWars (all movies and series combined; more opera than scifi)
That is just off the top of my head, without giving it much thought.
audio podcast: @CoraBuhlert and @seldoncrisis join me for an in-depth, free-wheeling discussion of the second season of #Foundation https://paullev.libsyn.com/foundation-2nd-season-cora-buhlert-joel-mckinnon-and-paul-levinson-discuss
Mam darmowe 3 miesiące Apple+ po zakupie nowego maca, więc nadrabiam w końcu "Fundację" i całkiem fajna, chociaż oczywiście bardzo luźno adaptuje książki (ale ich się nie da sfilmować wprost). Szczerze mówiąc to estetyka Imperium jest dla mnie bardziej diunowa niż ten ascetyzm "Diuny" Villeneuve'a.
Swoją drogą to 3 sezon mieli częściowo kręcić we Wrocławiu, ale chyba wstrzymali ze względu na tegoroczny strajk, trzeba będzie wypatrywać w przyszłym roku.
Malaysia Rail Link (#MRL) clarified that the East Coast Rail Link (#ECRL) #passenger #train will travel at a maximum speed of 160km/h, dismissing claims from recent media reports suggesting that it could more than double its #speed to 351km/h.
The entire #rail #infrastructure, including #foundation works, rail #track, #railway #signalling system, and #rollingstock, had been specifically developed based on a design speed of less than 200km/h.
📢 If you drive an old car, KEEP IT. 🚘
It’s Official: #Cars Are the Worst #Product Category We Have Ever Reviewed for Privacy — #Mozilla #Foundation
HAVE YOU *EVER* READ ANY OF ASIMOVS ORIGINAL FOUNDATION NOVELS?
Yeah, thought so.
Truth be told, the second season is even more atrociously written than the first one. Have you no respect for original work?
Fine. Write your own story. Don’t just steal the name from original work. You already built a mostly different world. Call it Game Of Space Stuff and be done with it.
Finished the season and it gets a little better, but it's still not good.
The world building and underlying story are excellent but, just like with #Silo, this second season of #Foundation wastes too much on adding unnecessary action #movie elements and cliches, presumably to interest the immature viewers.
The writing is lazy and in mostly a completely different tone than season 1, and every episode has had at least one ridiculous, unnecessary, and "impossible" scene.
And the number of "fucks" in the dialogue is already many times more than all of the first season. And I'm a major "fuck" proponent.
This is like the first Star Wars, really bad writing and unoriginal story saved only by amazing visuals.
Foundation – Staffel 2
Das man sich dafür entschieden hat viele der Identifikationsfiguren aus der ersten Staffel weiter zu nutzen dürfte verständlich sein. Das Ganze wurde dann geschickt mit dem aktuellen Stand der Technik vermischt und ein paar Ideen aus anderen Sci-Fi Geschichten zusammen gewürfelt. Dabei bleibt der Grundgedanke in vielen Belangen bestehen: Das man mittels "Psychohist
#TVSerien #Foundation #IsaacAsimov
I'm almost done with #TheCrowdedRoom, which I like a lot, and the second episode of #DropsOfGod improved on the first and has an unexpected jaw-dropping moment of casual cruelty that elevates an otherwise tropey scene.
Foundation seems better because now I have a better understanding of it all. And it looks phenomenal on my 4K #Sony.
Today in Eindhovens Dagblad:
https://www.ed.nl/cultuur/steven-henry-bespeelt-zaterdag-het-orgel-van-de-catharinakerk-vanuit-zijn-eigen-huiskamer~a90a20a7/ (in Dutch)
Tickets via basklari.net/301.html
See you tomorrow!(?)
#music #technology #performance #concert #bassclarinet #church #organ #churchorgan #gestures #motion #sensors #contemporary #classical #Eindhoven #MuST #foundation
Life Science Incubator Gains $100M in Start-Up Funds
A new-business accelerator program, begun earlier this year to advance and commercialize biomedical research discoveries from academic labs, is receiving a $100 million founding grant.
Finished Apple's #Foundation and it was surprisingly engaging and tense. It's difficult to get scale across in these formats, but they did that really well both narratively and cinematographically. Empire's malevolence was great, and while the acting was a bit ropey at times, it had some really emotional moments. Recommended if you're a big #scifi nut.
(I've not read the books fyi)
Mad timing. We have been binge watching the final few episodes of #Foundation (it’s so good!) and just as the last episode finished, right before the credits rolled (just before 1am), we have a huge storm and a power cut.
It couldn’t have been more perfect, especially if you’ve seen the episode and the last scene!
To me, this amounts to an attack:
CNCF rules require projects to be "vendor neutral". What does that actually mean, and what do you have to do? We've written a guide:
Kulvinder Ghir is absolutely amazing in the second season of Foundation.
Late to the party but I've finally managed to finish Season 1 of Foundation, as IMDB puts it the "complex saga of humans scattered on planets throughout the galaxy all living under the rule of the Galactic Empire."
It has been a roller coaster with some episodes being very boring episodes and others stunning.
I wanted to see more of The Empire, and enjoyed very much the previous episodes about the DNA alterations.
Have you watched it?
„Love itself is inconsequential when measured against the scale of the galaxy.”
…or is it? 🤔 In #KPS080 sprechen wir über die 2. Staffel des SciFi-Epos #Foundation – über Quantenverschränkung, The Two Harrys, Bauchnäbel & die Macht des Individuums:
I have just watched the final episode of #Foundation series two. An excellent series which keeps on getting better and better. Hopefully we will get some news on an third series soon. #scifi #sciencefiction
The Prime Radiant, which appears in the AppleTV's #Foundation since season one, only appears in Asimov"s books on Foundation Edge, which takes place after the initial trilogy.
The song “Tenderness” by General Public was just playing and I kept hearing it as “Terminus”. 😂 #Foundation
I only read 2 to 3 #Asimov books, but that was way back when I was in my mid-teens. I don't remember what I read, but nothing about the show seems familiar at all, so it is most likely I didn't read #Foundation. Once this show has completed, I will then read Asimov's Foundation. Naturally, I do expect the book series, or collection, to be even better than the show. I do, however, want to see how the show ends first. #IsaacAsimov
So I thought that imperial robot #Demerzel's name was a play on
I noticed it sounds just like German "Dämmerzelle" (as an English speaker might pronounce it). A poetic invention literally meaning "twilight cell". Very fitting if you think of how she enters into emperor Kleon's service in the tv adaptation, 2nd season.
Little did I know that there's actually a poem using that very word…
I wish I felt like I could watch #Foundation.
I don’t want my head cannon to change though. Anyone else feel like that with adaptations?
For instance I am going through and #reading the last of #theExpanse #books and I now read the characters in the voices of the actors from the show instead of my original interpretation of the characters.
It’s not bad but I’m not having the same engrossing experience I did when I read the first books years before the show came out.
I just finished reading Asimov's "Foundation" trilogy.
Surprisingly, I don't think there have been any spoilers in the books for the first two TV seasons.
They've changed so much... I got an idea from the book about who might form the "Second Foundation" in the series, though.
But that has actually just increased my curiosity for Season 3. 🤓🖖
I'm a big believer in podcast accessibility and that every podcast should provide free, high quality transcripts for those who need them or just prefer to read. I've finally achieved 100% coverage for #SeldonCrisis, my podcast exploring Isaac #Asimov's #Foundation series.
I've just added a Transcripts page to my website with links to to an Active Transcript web page to read and/or listen, or download a PDF or MS Word version for each episode.
But, the last to episodes of this season were WILD. I can't recall a TV show making such a sudden migration into such great storytelling late in its second season.
The series is officially underrated at this point. Very much worth a watch.
I have dodged all the big bits of Peak TV. Lost, Sopranos, Game of Thrones- none of them grabbed me.
So I am now aware that if I tell you that #Foundation on Apple TV is uncommonly good, you have no reason to believe me.
But it really is.
Well, that was some fine character drama. Poor Brother Dusk, although he really was a clever bastard in the end. Poor Demerzel. Great payoff with Brother Day. Another big time skip. Now to wait for season three, but at least we’ll get the fourth season on For All Mankind in a couple of months…
Wow. The latest #Foundation episode did not go as I expected, so intense -- and there's still the finale to come!