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A rejection-sensitivity-based lifeform
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Generic diagnostics for coronaviruses are back, also Ebola and MERS!

Last year I made up a "predict the future year in review" meme based on https://talktotransformer.com/, which lets you put in a block of text and it tries to predict what comes next.

I was going to only do this once a year like my other year in review memes, but I decided to do another one right now for several reasons:

1) That site is so fun to play with! It'd be a shame to only do so once a year.
2) After my last post in here, I decided I definitely need to at least try to post some more random fun/positive entries like I used to.
3) It'd be a shame to only get to feed the neural network subject lines that happen to be from entries posted in November or December. I decided that after this one, I'm going to do this towards the end of the month every June, September, December, and March. (As long as I remember to, anyway. :P )
4) In times like this, I need now more than ever to at least be able to pretend I can predict the future.

Before I do it for these few months, let's see how far off the mark it was about 2020 so far!

Bold indicates my actual entries; italics indicate what the neural network came up with last time.

Dec 22 2019: More hacking from around the world (the entry in which I posted what the neural network came up with)
Dec 26 2019: More hacking from around the world
Dec 28 2019: 2019 Calendar Year in Review
Dec 28 2019: AAAAUGH
Dec 29 2019: Yeah. It's clear that Google has changed the global landscape
Dec 31 2019: IT. IS. TIME.
Dec 31 2019: Wait a minute
Dec 31 2019: No escape, no greater fate to be made
Jan 1 2020: Christmas 2019
Jan 3 2020: Christmas 2019 pt. 2 (or 3?)
Jan 11 2020: My 2019 in LJ
Jan 11 2020: Wordle Year in Review 2019!! (also, 2018)
Jan 19 2020: To a_newdream4xmas
Jan 29 2020: I promise, I'm gonna post about something other than anxiety one of these days
Feb 4 2020: *beep beep BEEP* Your call could not be completed as dialed. 555-THE-PAST is still unnamed.
Feb 4 2020: Worrying about stuff again
Feb 4 2020: Should I even bother trying to make sense anymore?
Feb 13 2020: Three years!
Feb 27 2020: I'm still here
Mar 1 2020: The (at one point) Mysterious Lost Episodes of Super Mario Maker Crash Course
Mar 11 2020: My final days in Panama?
Mar 11 2020: Is it the end of the world?
Mar 12 2020: :'(
Mar 12 2020: And more things for me to worry about!
Mar 14 2020: Pi Day
Mar 15 2020: 5 things you can do to help stop the coronavirus
Mar 15 2020: Day 5
Mar 15 2020: Turns out I AM a bad person
Mar 16 2020: HRWiki
Mar 16 2020: The ONLY remaining places we can go to take our minds off the news
Mar 17 2020: Kicked while I'm down for the millionth time
Mar 17 2020: Dos and don'ts of helping me feel better
Mar 18 2020: Day 8
Mar 19 2020: 2-year gap between the show and the film
Mar 19 2020: Some things I want to clarify
Mar 20 2020: Day 10
Mar 20 2020: Dear every asteroid that could possibly come near our solar system...
Mar 21 2020: Day 11
Mar 24 2020: Disappointing experience working with Jay
Mar 25 2020: :'(
Mar 26 2020: Work goes on even though I'm dead and gone
Mar 26 2020: Blah
Mar 26 2020: Archived blurb
Mar 27 2020: Dear everyone who has taken issue the way I have said anything about the coronavirus...
Mar 28 2020: Not too shabby experience working on an international TV show
Mar 29 2020: Coronavirus news is finally less confusing!
Mar 30 2020: We're still doomed
Apr 1 2020: April Fools 2020
Apr 4 2020: Dos and don'ts of jokes about the coronavirus
Apr 6 2020: Insert another dumb "distant sparks call to a past still unnamed" joke here
Apr 10 2020: Embedded crew supervisor techspeak! (I was the 5th tech to have been assigned to that crew. 10.5.5.)
Apr 12 2020: Lead Enabler (I'm a pretty competent enough tech). (Ended up doing the looks and communication duties for the crew. Turns out my boss was right when he said I was good enough for that.)
Apr 16 2020: I'm still not officially off my hiatus until the pandemic is over, but I need to vent a bit
Apr 23 2020: I'm back
Apr 27 2020: I didn't want to admit this, but I feel that I have to

Well, it got one thing right. I was indeed dead inside in most of March and April (albeit, ironically, a bit less so on that particular day).

But enough about the past. Now let's see the FUTURE!

1) Make a list of the subject lines of your 20 most recent LJ (or DW) entries (not counting the one you are about to post this meme in) along with the dates they were posted in a consistent format. If you posted any backdated or future-dated entries recently, you may exclude them, or you may include them; if you include them, you may include either the actual dates of posting or the dates they are listed as, but regardless, keep them in the order they were actually posted.

In my case, that would be:

Mar 16 2020: The ONLY remaining places we can go to take our minds off the news
Mar 17 2020: Kicked while I'm down for the millionth time
Mar 17 2020: Dos and don'ts of helping me feel better
Mar 18 2020: Day 8
Mar 19 2020: Some things I want to clarify
Mar 20 2020: Day 10
Mar 20 2020: Dear every asteroid that could possibly come near our solar system...
Mar 21 2020: Day 11
Mar 25 2020: :'(
Mar 26 2020: Blah
Mar 26 2020: Archived blurb
Mar 27 2020: Dear everyone who has taken issue the way I have said anything about the coronavirus...
Mar 29 2020: Coronavirus news is finally less confusing!
Mar 30 2020: We're still doomed
Apr 1 2020: April Fools 2020
Apr 4 2020: Dos and don'ts of jokes about the coronavirus
Apr 6 2020: Insert another dumb "distant sparks call to a past still unnamed" joke here
Apr 16 2020: I'm still not officially off my hiatus until the pandemic is over, but I need to vent a bit
Apr 23 2020: I'm back
Apr 27 2020: I didn't want to admit this, but I feel that I have to

2) Try to put that list in the text box at talktotransformer.com. Make sure there is a blank line at the very end so it will not think the last subject line is incomplete.
If it all fits: Good.
If it doesn't all fit: Remove the oldest entry from the list and try again. Repeat until it all fits - and then remove the oldest entry once more, just so the neural network has more room to generate text.

In my case, after this step, the list has March 19 through April 27.

3) Click "Complete text".
If it doesn't add anything to the text: Remove the oldest entry from the list and try this step again.
If it adds to the text: The new text is part of your result, so save it so you can post it.

In my case, it didn't generate anything until I'd abridged the list to March 27 through April 27.

4) If the text you just generated does not have lines with nonexistent dates, invalid dates (e.g. December 47th), or subject lines far too long to be actual subject lines: Append the generated text to the end of your input list (this time, ensure that there is NOT a blank line at the end), remove the oldest subject line, and go back to step 3 to generate more.
(note: Dates that exist, but are out of order, are still valid because they can be seen as backdated entries. And if the last line is truncated, that is also still valid because it is likely to be completed once fed back into the neural network.)
If the generated text DOES have any lines with nonexistent dates, etc.: Your prediction ends here. Now you just need to post it! Oh, and the subject line has to be the first predicted subject line. ;)


Note: You are allowed to censor your result, but only if it turns out to be more mature or inappropriate than what you normally post. And you're only allowed to censor it when you post it - not when you feed the generated text back into the neural network to generate more.


My result:

Mar 27 2020: Dear everyone who has taken issue the way I have said anything about the coronavirus...
Mar 29 2020: Coronavirus news is finally less confusing!
Mar 30 2020: We're still doomed
Apr 1 2020: April Fools 2020
Apr 4 2020: Dos and don's of jokes about the coronavirus
Apr 6 2020: Insert another dumb "distant sparks call to a past still unnamed" joke here
Apr 16 2020: I'm still not officially off my hiatus until the pandemic is over, but I need to vent a bit
Apr 23 2020: I'm back
Apr 27 2020: I didn't want to admit this, but I feel that I have to

May 4 2020: Today is the day to roll the dice
May 6 2020: Instead I rest on laurels
May 11 2020: Honeymoon is over, bye-bye
May 17 2020: What's


At this point I noticed I had a typo in my original list ("don's"), so I started over. But I kept this because it's very fitting that it started putting in gambling references in a year I used to look forward to because of a gambling game. :)

Mar 27 2020: Dear everyone who has taken issue the way I have said anything about the coronavirus...
Mar 29 2020: Coronavirus news is finally less confusing!
Mar 30 2020: We're still doomed
Apr 1 2020: April Fools 2020
Apr 4 2020: Dos and don'ts of jokes about the coronavirus
Apr 6 2020: Insert another dumb "distant sparks call to a past still unnamed" joke here
Apr 16 2020: I'm still not officially off my hiatus until the pandemic is over, but I need to vent a bit
Apr 23 2020: I'm back
Apr 27 2020: I didn't want to admit this, but I feel that I have to

May 5 2020: Generic diagnostics for coronaviruses are back, also Ebola and MERS!
May 6 2020: If you're still alive
May 12 2020: New arrival, the coronavirus seems to be approaching our starting positions
May 13 2020: Hunt the virus down, it's racing toward us!
May 13 2020: The virus seems to be passing into the human population
May 14 2020: We just might have discovered the important mechanism
May 18 2020: The patient just received mail and is complaining of a sudden fever and double vision
May 19 2020: It's probably malaria, malaria will appear in good numbers here soon
May 20 2020: To the strains of malaria has been added an international variant: Chan-O-Soni
May 21 2020: It has been safely transferred, thank you, my noble friends
May 22 2020: We don't know if this is a positive or a negative test result, I wouldn't be interested in it
May 23 2020: My noble friend asks me whether my opinion would change if he chooses to not attend a conference
May 23 2020: I will be represented, I'm afraid
May 25 2020: You can't stop people from having sexual intercourse. There's the law on that
May 25 2020: That said, nobody will be punished for if they have sex
May 27 2020: I look forward to the agenda
May 27 2020: I'm leaving to go to another conference in Berlin
May 27 2020: I'm sorry it's taking me a few days to respond
May 27 2020: I'm off to another conference
May 29 2020: I've decided to stay in Germany because I want to avoid extradition
May 29 2020: I'll be back and will be ready to govern if there's a new way forward, they must feel I'm going to make things better


The last one is too long to be a LJ or DW subject line, so my result ends here. That's a lot of conferences! :P
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