qjkxbmwvz

@qjkxbmwvz@startrek.website

This profile is from a federated server and may be incomplete. For a complete list of posts, browse on the original instance.

qjkxbmwvz ,

Yeah, I feel like the right has such a black-and-white/zero nuance view of things. So then the left goes and does the same thing!

My sense is that these A*AB movements are really trying to say, "the institution of X is fundamentally flawed," and that's something I agree with definitely. But it's worded provocatively, which is just...assinine. Like, the little old lady who would be priced out of her home if not for renting out a room to a college kid, below market value? Yeah total bastard...

qjkxbmwvz ,

What country? AFAIK in the US you can't make the batteries replaceable. If they are wirelessly linked they can have auxiliary batteries for that, but (I believe) that's different than the main battery...

EDIT: I seem to be thinking of California, maybe not all of US.

qjkxbmwvz , (edited )

AFAIK in the USA you can't have the main batteries be replaceable (I think an aux battery for wireless functions is allowed...).

EDIT: I seem to be thinking of California, maybe not all of US.

qjkxbmwvz ,

with the ever present threat of hurricanes

That may be true for Florida, but that's not really relevant for northern California/PNW/many, many other parts of the world...

Spectrum Call Center in Charlotte, NC Reportedly Provided Fried Chicken and Watermelon to Employees for Juneteenth ( thencbeat.com )

“We want to acknowledge some feedback received regarding our Juneteenth celebration,” Pezzuto said in his letter obtained by The North Carolina Beat. “Although our intent was to celebrate this nationally recognized day, some of you voiced your concerns regarding the associated food choices.”...

qjkxbmwvz ,

My company did it the right way --- they gave us the day off.

qjkxbmwvz ,

Funding agencies have huge power here; demanding that research be published in OA journals is perhaps a good start (with limits on $ spent publishing, perhaps).

qjkxbmwvz ,

I hope them publicly advocating for this backfires spectacularly.

"First they game for gay marriage, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't gay. Then they came for the abortions, and I didn't speak up because I didn't need an abortion. Then they came for divorce, and...fuck, that might be a real a pain in the ass. Maybe I won't vote for these asshats."

--- some people, hopefully...

qjkxbmwvz ,

Especially "it's" --- it makes sense that "the thing that belongs to 'it'" would be "it's," but of course, possession wrt pronouns is weird.

qjkxbmwvz ,

Is that for sure what happened? IIRC there was speculation about mechanical failure (lights we not out on ship, large plume of smoke...).

Though perhaps that doesn't really matter as far as how much it sucks for the crew.

qjkxbmwvz ,

I live in a very high CoL area, and the fact that you meet people in your neighborhood who are socioeconomically different --- in large part due to very strong tenant protections --- is really neat.

qjkxbmwvz ,

It's a terror not knowing what this, uh, song is about...looking for someone to help me out...with the lyrics I mean.

qjkxbmwvz ,

I think that's covered by, "in the photos."

qjkxbmwvz ,

...the department wrote alongside photos of the column. In the photos, the tall, geometric figure reflects the rocky desert and perfectly aligns with the horizon.

Not sure how you would prefer that be phrased? Also, if you can reasonably see the horizon aligned with its reflection, that suggests something to the reader about how it's more or less perpendicular to the ground, rather than slanted (cone/pyramid/etc.).

qjkxbmwvz , (edited )

rocky dessert

🤦

qjkxbmwvz ,

B's one raised eyebrow is skeptical of this.

qjkxbmwvz ,

From skimming TFA, it's not that the numbers are fake per se, it's that they're wildly misinterpreted.

Job cuts coincided with minimum wage laws, however, they also coincided with seasonal reduction in workforce. So it's entirely expected that that would happen.

Adjusting for seasonal expectations --- which you absolutely must do for a proper comparison --- gives you the opposite conclusion, and emphatically does not point to the minimum wage having a negative causal link to fast-food employment numbers.

qjkxbmwvz ,

There's an audio illusion that's somewhat analogous to the barber pole illusion --- instead of a pattern which appears to always go up or down, you can have a sound which seems to always go up or down in pitch: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shepard_tone

qjkxbmwvz ,

Too lazy to look up everyone, but all votes against were from Democrats: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_Senate

qjkxbmwvz ,

I audited a class on the topic. The professor said something like, "Some folks think evolution isn't a fact, it's just a theory --- but they have it backwards! It is a fact...but it's a lousy theory."

qjkxbmwvz ,

I went with "cheap mikrotik router + cheap used enterprise APs (3x Aruba 325)," and I've been pretty happy.

What hardware you running for pfSense?

qjkxbmwvz ,

I think there's a bit of a difference paying cash vs. card --- with cash, rounding errors basically mean, "this money will go to a cause rather than get lost in my couch cushions." With a card, the rounding errors add up --- for the charity, yes, but also for the customer.

I think another point is, why isn't the large corporation using their rounding errors instead of mine?

But to each their own of course.

qjkxbmwvz ,

Or the lines are "separation of Church and State," and the car is a lifted RAM 2500 parked diagonally across them...

qjkxbmwvz ,

Only real USPS drama I've had was when package shipped to me was seized for counterfeit postage.

Seller claimed they were talking with USPS and would work it out. USPS disagreed. Got my refund in the end.

qjkxbmwvz ,

Then there's the pitcher plant that isn't really carnivorous, but relies on excrement...it's not so much a pitcher as a toilet: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepenthes_lowii

qjkxbmwvz ,

Is there a commonly accepted reason why Microsoft makes these big releases so different?

AFAIK macOS has relatively minor changes, in terms of UI/UX, from release to release (look at screenshots of the original OS X vs. the current macOS version). And Linux is entirely dependent on distro, but for me it's just "has i3wm changed drastically? No? Great!"

My guess is that Windows just does it because they need folks to upgrade, and that's the only tool they have to force people's hands...

qjkxbmwvz , (edited )

Except a millennium millenia is a thousand years, not a million years.

65-145 epochs ago might be the correct wording?

"Mya" would be the correct term.

Edit: corrections from MBM, bisby.

qjkxbmwvz , (edited )

Millenia is thousands, epoch "Mya" is million years ago.

But as my stat mech professor once said, "what's a few orders of magnitude between friends?"

Edit: thanks to bisby, MBM.

qjkxbmwvz ,

You're right --- the first result I stumbled upon was the Simple wikipedia result which erroneously calls an epoch 1,000,000 years ( simple wiki link ).

qjkxbmwvz ,

From TFA:

The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is now investigating the company's new AI feature, too.

qjkxbmwvz ,

I mean I certainly agreed with the sentiment, but this is largely describing dishwashers, washing machines, and dryers, which were invented some time ago.

Part of the reason these take time is that a lot of folks are resource conscious (as am I). So we want the dishwasher to be efficiently loaded, the clothes to be dried on a clothesline if possible, the white/colors to be separated (increasea the longevity of the clothes), etc. Sacrificing all of these things makes these chores really very quii, if you can afford to have them all in your home.

And in fact, the cost of these things is relatively low --- in my high COL area, it's not that people can't afford these things, it's that they can't afford a place big enough to accommodate them. Which is its own issue altogether...

qjkxbmwvz ,

No; as the person who spotted the typo, it is your sacred duty to define quii.

qjkxbmwvz ,

Haha what a crazy idea, what would you even call that? A bike for mountains? A mountain-style bike? Don't be fatuous!

Equally ridiculous would be of you made one for roads with gravel. Some sort of...gravel-friendly bicycle.

qjkxbmwvz ,

The Chevy Suburban is about the same weight now as in 1973 (5837lbs then, 5785-5993lbs now, according to Wikipedia).

It was huge then, it's huge now.

The BMWs pictured are not the same class of car either --- one is a coupe/sedan, one's an SUV, so of course they will be radically different.

Don't get m wrong, I think modern cars are too big and, in the case of BMW, way uglier than they used to be.

qjkxbmwvz ,

Only briefly skimmed, but don't you need nonlinearity for these things to work (e.g., rectifier, sigmoid...)? Else, it's just linear algebra, and more layers can't help (since matrices can be multiplied, the dimensionality is the only thing that matters). I don't think you can really get nonlinearity with one bit.

Not my field, so I'm sure I'm missing something. If anyone wants to ELI5 though...

qjkxbmwvz ,

Disappointed that there was no "Rule 34" reference. I expected more from this community...

qjkxbmwvz ,

Don't believe me? Just google "Trump Stormy Rule 34."

qjkxbmwvz ,

Looks like Slashdot no longer allows Anonymous Cowards. TIL.

qjkxbmwvz ,

I like the sentiment, but there are non-peer reviewed papers that are real science. Politics and funding are real things, and there is a bit of gatekeeping here, which isn't really good IMHO.

Also, reproducibility is a sticky subject, especially with immoral experiments (which can still be the product of science, however unsavory), or experiments for which there are only one apparatus in the world (e.g., some particle physics).

PayPal Is Planning an Ad Business Using Data on Its Millions of Shoppers ( www.wsj.com )

Wall Street Journal (paywalled) The digital payments company plans to build an ad sales business around the reams of data it generates from tracking the purchases as well as the broader spending behaviors of millions of consumers who use its services, which include the more socially-enabled Venmo app....

qjkxbmwvz ,

There's a certain irony in bemoaning subscription news paywalls on an article about the alternative, unsavory monetization paradigm...

qjkxbmwvz ,

Googling around it seems a 21" draws around 100W, which isn't as much as I thought; it's kinda a florescent light with more steps. A florescent backlit LCD doesn't use a whole lot less, and a modern 30-something inch LED backlit uses, as far as in an tell, about 1/3 that. So, for typical sized monitors, only ~70W more for CRT.

In contrast, the GPU wars mean that (I think?) power consumption in gaming desktops has gone up somewhat substantially --- a 500W PSU was fairly beefy in 2003 (I think), whereas 1000W or more is pretty standard for a gaming computer now (obviously it's not drawing rated power, but assuming headroom % is roughly the same...).

My completely unsubstantiated guess would be that a LAN party setup as pictured would draw more power at idle, but a modern LAN party would draw more under load.

qjkxbmwvz ,

And the Chevrolet Suburban has been around since 1935.

Granted, it has gained over a ton in that timespan. But it hasn't really gained much since 1973.

qjkxbmwvz ,

Wild turkeys can fly, too. It's impressive. I once came around a blind corner on my bike, there was a turkey in the road, and it took off in a manner I can only describe as 747esque --- it did not look like it should be able to fly, yet there it was, clearly flying.

Publishers are a cancer. Knowledge is meant to be shared, freely. ( mander.xyz )

The university should be the place demonstrating socioecological change, serving as a site of experimentation and praxis (see Dunlap et al., 2023). This, however, could not be further from the truth. Beside advancing technologies of digital, political and military control (Chatterjee & Maira, 2014), not to mention genetic...

qjkxbmwvz ,

If the research was conducted with public money, it should be freely accessible by the public, change my mind...

qjkxbmwvz ,

Double-sided phone could be pretty neat.

qjkxbmwvz ,

In general, if these programs are offered, and you agree with the mission statement, but you are not in need of them (e.g., you're well off enough/not food insecure) --- use them anyway! You're not taking away from those in need, you're showing that this is a real need and should be funde. In addition, you're helping to destigmatize the program; if the kid who gets dropped off in a ratty minivan eats the same food as little Timmy who got dropped off in his parents' 911, that's probably (depending on your worldview...) a good thing.

qjkxbmwvz ,

I was curious, so I looked it up and it seems that around 3KB is the max for a single 177x177 code (though I imagine this is a "soft" limit?). With 600DPI being common for laser printers, a DPI-limited 3KB would be well under 1cm x 1cm. My hunch is that this wouldn't be super reliable (DPI limit not necessarily the resolution of the printer?), but I'd be curious to see what the usable QR density actually is. But yeah...a few QR codes should do the trick!

  • All
  • Subscribed
  • Moderated
  • Favorites
  • random
  • test
  • worldmews
  • mews
  • All magazines