More AI rules for life


“Prime numbers are what is left when you have taken all the patterns away. I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them.”
― Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Word of the day: Galeanthropy – belief that one is a cat

Today I saw a kestrel. That’s it.

16 thoughts on “More AI rules for life

  1. I was on a cetacean-spotting day in Pembrokeshire and, magically, we had this kestrel hovering ten feet above us, intent on some small animal a few yards in front of us, and would swoop down two or three times at our feet — unsuccessfully it would seem. How brilliant for you to see one!

    These sorts of experiences seem like very rare privileges: a few years ago, in our Bristol home of the time, we were stood in our sitting room when a young peregrine Falcon (which we’d mistaken for a curious pigeon on a telephone pole) flew across to the window cill and stood there, who know why, for a good minute or so while we remained still, scarcely daring to breathe. I can still remember the details clearly in my mind and this was a good twenty or more years ago.

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    1. Well, cetacean is a new word to me! Sounds like a great day, i hope you got to see some of your water mammals too.
      On the whole most birds of prey I’ve seen at a distance or on somebody’s arm, but to see one close by was pretty special. I hope you have many more bird visits to come!

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  2. My house roof is one of the tallest in the area and since a river is in vicinity, I get to see a lot birds fly closeby. Eagles, Egrets, Starlings, Parrots, Crows, Pigeons, Barbets, Sunbirds, Bulbul… The list goes on. I have learnt about so many new birds ever since I moved here.

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    1. That’s amazing. I did a quick google of a few of those, sunbirds and barbets are especially beautiful.

      I don’t have much of a view from my window. One day, maybe when I can’t move around so much, I want to move somewhere I can watch the birds from inside.

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