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thispersondoesnotexist does not exist

Well! Uncle B was combing through his old bookmarks (the browser equivalent of rearranging your sock drawer) and discovered that thispersondoesnotexist.com is gone. Or, rather, the URL was bought by Stability AI and redirects to their product.

Confirmed by Reddit r/TPDNE a month ago. Though they don’t seem to know the story.

Stability AI’s product is called Stable Diffusion and it does a similar job to TPDNE, among other things. You’ve probably seen some illustrations created with it.

They offer a free Photoshop plugin, which got me all excited, but it only works with Photoshop 23.5 or newer.

I think my version is 9. Poop.

Anyway, TPDNE was always good for a fascinating half hour. The faces it generated were scary good – for the most part. It had problems with glasses, earrings, other people in the shot.

People used it a lot for things like fake Twitter profiles. I wonder if that played a part in its demise.

Oh, thiscatdoesnotexist is gone, too. It sucked.


Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: March 30, 2023, 10:10 pm

President Donald J. Trump:

The Once and Future Commander-in-Chief

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: March 31, 2023, 12:12 am

Statutes of limitations much?

I’m surprised they haven’t tried to twist this into a Murder 1 charge.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: March 31, 2023, 1:18 am

Heh – CNN says 30 counts of murder, mayhem, insurrection, mean tweeting and hurtful nicknames.

Oh, and one count of treason for stealing Hitlary’s crown.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: March 31, 2023, 5:05 pm

I just don’t get it. I (am not a lawyer) don’t see how they could make anything that anyone cares about stick. The only gambit of any potential value I can see is to activate Trump’s base so that he takes the primary from the more reasonable DeSantis and then loses in the main election because people are afraid of more turmoil if Trump is reelected.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: March 31, 2023, 6:12 pm

Meet Donald Trump, the proverbial ham sandwich.

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