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> Since neural networks are universal, we can often solve problems we don't know exactly how to solve with neural networks. NeRF is a great example. But once solved, we should try to reverse engineer the solution and optimize.

I feel like I don't see enough of this. Neural nets are often impossible for average computer hardware to run.

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I'm always surprised how badly desktop systems behave in low/out-of-memory situations: even taking swap out of the equation (disabling it), everything comes to a screeching halt and is unresponsive (sometimes for minutes) until the OOM killer kicks in.

This is with - curious if this is any better on ?

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Computer security in the Internet age has got very, very stupid.

<< Interesting Log4j payload I discovered, simply omit the closing brace }, and now you will potentially get a bunch of data exfiltrated to your server until the next } appears in that data. Had it work on a FANG target... >>

Giving people "write access" is scary, and it shouldn't be.

For nerds git helps a lot:
* easily keep and sync full backups (with history)
* branch, review and merge
* monitor updates, review after-the-fact
* ... and when someone makes a mess, figure out what happened and fix it up

How do we design applications so we can give 'regular' users this power? Any projects that get this right?

Event Sourcing and CRDT's are promising building blocks, but we don't seem to have put them together yet.

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“Why isn’t the new year on the winter solstice?”

The answer, honestly, is that the Romans had no fucking idea how to run a calendar.

Like, seriously, people notice "OCTOber" and "DECEMber" and say, "hey, those mean 'eight' and 'ten', but they're the 10th and 12th months, what's up with that?".

If you've got a little more history, you'll know that July and August are named after Julius and Augustus Caesar, and think, "oh, they added those two months and bumped the rest of the months back."

Nope. The Romans were way, way worse at calendars than that.

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I have decided to discontinue the free (ad supported) flavor of Privacy Browser. Going forward, I will only distribute the the standard flavor (the flavor that has always been available of F-Droid).

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hell yeah!

First running prototype of Matrix Stream Chat, powered community interactions on *your* livestreaming!

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I'm using to build a couple of docker containers, and have a simple docker-compose.yml to stitch them together with a database and nginx-proxy, and use acme-companion to dynamically secure with certificates.

I'm into the whole 'immutable infrastructure' thing, but since LetsEncrypt needs to be somewhat-dynamic anyway, this seems not terrible.

I'm fairly sure this is a spam account... but it seems too sophisticated to be a bot? Perhaps people in low-wage countries getting paid to create this kind of activity? Can't believe the economics of that work out...

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Scammers are trying to sell "Tor Project Tokens." This scam has no relation to the Tor Project, and we are working to get rid of this account asap.

Stay safe!

I never realized that one of the bigger health insurance companies, , is actually a member (and everyone who is insured is a member, unless you opt-out).

At that scale some of the typical advantages of a member coop get rather watered down I guess, but still. Pretty cool.

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The WD customer support got back to me:

>>> I understand you are facing issues with the drive. I am sorry for the inconvenience caused to you.

Based on your concern, I would like to inform you that our drive or devices are tested with windows and mac operating system, we does not provide support for linux operating system. <<<

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**Niet sporten na 17.00 uur: 'Juist in een pandemie moet je bewegen'**

"Geen tennisles, voetbaltraining of bootcampklasje: de amateursport ligt de komende weken tussen 17.00 en 05.00 uur aan banden door nieuwe coronaregels. En dat terwijl sport en bewegen juist nodig zijn om fit te blijven tijdens een pandemie, zeggen deskundigen. "Dit is het moment voor bijvoorbeeld werkgevers om het werknemers toe te …"

#nieuws #bot

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Sad to see this Adobe / Docusign pseudo-security bollocks gaining ground. I guess it makes some people rich, but it adds nothing in terms of security or legal standing.

There are plenty of ways to electronically "sign" a document without trying to fake my own signature with a mouse on some proprietary website. *sigh*

Very nice work on collaborative editing!

While the 'rich text' aspect is neat, I think the more important thing here is having a 'branch and merge' model where long-lived branches are a first-class design goal is huge.

I'm afraid "manual"/explicit conflict resolution will have to be a central part of that, that will need considerable work to get right UX-wise. But super valuable when we do get there.

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When it's sufficiently-targeted, I can even sort of excuse email marketing campaigns.

But the faux-personal follow-ups? "Oh I forgot to add this additional material", "Hey I didn't hear back from you"? Uuugh.

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