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Bear on couch too damn chill to eat you

Image: courtesy of mandy stantic Bears don’t have any interest in your miserable standing desks, thank you very much. Mandy Stantic was visiting a garbage dump in Northern Manitoba last spring when she came upon a black bear sitting on a discarded sofa. Stantic, whose photos just recently went viral, had specifically driven to the dump with her daughter to see the dump (god bless Canadian road trips) when she discovered the bear just lounging. SEE ALSO: Man’s encounter with bears is the most Canadian thing you’ll ever see “The…

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Horble gray, Burf pink: This neural networks attempts to name colors are inexplicably hilarious

Theres hardly anything that we havent tried putting machine learning to work at, and usually they take to it like a duck to water. Thats not the case here, with a neural network attempting to learn how to give paint colors those fancy names like spring rain and harbor mist. How would you like to paint your house in a nice dorkwood or stanky bean? This unsuccessful attempt to replace the creatives in the paint-naming space was thank Shane for her valuable work by re-tumblring and blowing up that all-important…

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Why do airlines overbook their flights?

Weve all been there: You arrive at the gate and it turns out there are more passengers wanting to fly from point A to point B than there are seats on the plane. You wouldnt be the first person to have thought the thought that, Well gee, if you only have 200 seats, why would you sell more than 200 tickets? It turns out, however, that there are a couple of excellent reasons for doing this, powered by money, efficiency and a whole lot of statistical analysis. Moving 900 million…

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