Sounds like we all need to get on Tumblr now to convince them this was a smart business move and flood the site with wholesome and informative content.




I would say about 50% owl

[colors tweaked post hoc to satisfy the censorbots]

this is the best science I have ever done

@lewisandquark has an excellent post about why this kind of simple tweak can throw off a neural net—

Do Neural Nets Dream of Electric Sheep”

For example, image recognition has a tendency to misindentify rocky fields as goats (because goats are often found there), images with rulers are more likely to contain skin cancer, annnnnd apparently anything significantly skin toned as porn.

( #send dunes)

Not only that, but nets that were pretty good at recognizing goats regularly misIDed them when they turned up in unusual places– goats in trees = birds, goats in cars = dogs

Neural nets inherently reproduce the biases of the systems they’re trained on.

And yeah, playing with the censorbots reveals all sorts of pattern breaks can throw them off— large borders, weird zooms, image filters, hue, and saturation changes, clothing, props.

The presence of a small owl in a hat.


friends, may I suggest the solution to the nsfw-ban is porn in unusual places?

For general information, I’m not planning on leaving tumblr, I’m planning for what to do once tumblr dies. It’s not quite the same!

“Tumblr dies” not here meaning “the site stops working” – MySpace and LiveJournal still both work but they’re accounted “Dead As Fuck,” it’s more something like “Everybody worth following has left or been kicked off.” I have some wonderful mutuals who are Horny-Adjacent and might get banned – or just leave because the Horny-on-Main tumblrs they follow did get banned and they want to follow.





Bath time #owl #owls #owlsofinstagram #siberian #siberianeagleowl #bathtime #lavenhamfalconry #rafmildenhall #raflakenheath #russia #Ukraine #countrysidelife #suffolkdays #bucketlistfamily #bucket #owlexperience #experience #london #londondays @lavenhamfalconry_ (at Lavenham Falconry The Raptor Conservancy)

Be screamed at by a wet owl.

yeah that’s pretty much how I sing in the shower too.



The ritual has begun. I have followed, and been followed by, argumate. Indeed, it is time. The apple must be thrown. The pieces of the body must be gathered. The pendulum must be tracked…

Owl of twilight, give us sight….




I came home in the middle of the night, everyone in my house is asleep, and this has suddenly appeared on my keyboard with no explanation. I can only assume it’s a communiqué from the Australians but whether it’s peaceful or a prelude to discourse remains to be seen.

so you were mugged huh