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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Aug 24, 2022, 21:27
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 24, 2022, 21:27
Aug 24, 2022, 21:27
 
To be fair, lithium batteries were invented for the space program, and it was decades later that the tech became commercially widespread, and even later before it became affordable for things cheaper than laptops.

One of the neverending whiz-bang new tech batteries will be the next wave... eventually.

-scheherazade
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Re: Sunday Metaverse
Aug 1, 2022, 11:17
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Re: Sunday Metaverse Aug 1, 2022, 11:17
Aug 1, 2022, 11:17
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 1, 2022, 11:02:
Victim blaming. Victim blaming never changes.
Yes her fault for drawing attention to herself from a wide enough audience to likely include a stalker (or a few dozen stalkers).

straw manning. straw manning never changes.

-scheherazade
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Re: Sunday Metaverse
Aug 1, 2022, 10:24
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Re: Sunday Metaverse Aug 1, 2022, 10:24
Aug 1, 2022, 10:24
 
Not a criticism of her, just a thought.
(from the perspective of viewing the world "as it is" and not "as it should be")

Being an internet "star" comes with good and bad.

Not her fault for the stalker showing up and doing his stalker shit.

Yes her fault for drawing attention to herself from a wide enough audience to likely include a stalker (or a few dozen stalkers).

I like to tell people, if I park a nice car in the ghetto, with the windows down and keys in the ignition, it's not my fault it gets stolen. I just made it real likely.

-scheherazade
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jun 29, 2022, 23:53
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 29, 2022, 23:53
Jun 29, 2022, 23:53
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Jun 29, 2022, 14:25:
Progress has given us alt-republican AIs !

jokes aside, unconstrained ai will learn whatever works, giving zero fucks about what is or isn't pc.

decades ago in college we made an ai that learns people and their preferences.
you could use any criteria to infer any other criteria.
shit was bang on almost every time, and just illustrated the reality that underpins most stereorypes.

-scheherazade

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Re: etc.
May 18, 2022, 11:27
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Re: etc. May 18, 2022, 11:27
May 18, 2022, 11:27
 
Beamer wrote on May 18, 2022, 11:08:
Scheherazade wrote on May 18, 2022, 11:05:
Beamer wrote on May 18, 2022, 10:53:
Scheherazade wrote on May 18, 2022, 10:16:
RedEye9 wrote on May 17, 2022, 14:46:
theglaze wrote on May 17, 2022, 14:42:
Several 'liberal' media outlets glorified BLM protests, looting, and riots... were they held responsible for the actions and damage caused by their viewers?
Citations needed.

that's silly. we were all inundated with 24/7 tv coverage for an eternity. its like asking for citation that the clear daytime sky was blue this last lifetime.

msnbc showed crowds of people marching with signs, fox showed crowds of people burning and looting.
both were actually happening.
each side just had a take to sell us, and only showed one aspect.
neither left nor right are trustworthy, but this time around the left's sanitizing of destruction was worse than the right's villification of protesters.

-scheherazade

You said they ignored the looting as evidence that they glorified it?

C'mon. You don't glorify things by ignoring them

the fighting for justice rhetoric was the glorification.

burning/looting uninvolved people's property is injustice, so that had to be ignored to sell the rhetoric.

ultimately, none of it had anything to do with any case at hand. it was just acting out for the feels

if they had lynched the dirty cops, or looted/burned their houses, i would have understood that as something at least in the rough realm of justice.

-scheherazade

Yes, what you're saying is exactly what the media you complain about said - that the riots weren't connected to the case at hand.
The protests were connected. That was fighting for justice. That was separate from the riots. In NYC, they were not in the same places. It was opportunistic. This is exactly what you said.

You're "both sidesing" this while repeating what one side said, which is weird. Contrarian centrists...

Of course "the media [i] complain about" disavowed any connection between protesters and rioters - regardless of connection.

NYC is not everywhere.

Most places it was one inseparable mess. That's why it went unstopped, for fear of looking like a protest crackdown and turning into a 1st amendment case for local pd and more 'police violence' coverage that brings even more protests.
people were just left undefended from mobs, with cops just parked watching shit go down.




"You're "both sidesing" this while repeating what one side said, which is weird. Contrarian centrists... "

Because one side did worse. They played the coverup game.

Everyone here would be shouting from the rooftops about injustice if it was their property burning with no police intervention and no recourse.
And everyone here would have been holding up arms to keep looters and rioters away from them and their homes, or yelling at the cops to do it for them.
Yet one side is happy to forget about it.

-scheherazade


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Re: etc.
May 18, 2022, 11:05
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Re: etc. May 18, 2022, 11:05
May 18, 2022, 11:05
 
Beamer wrote on May 18, 2022, 10:53:
Scheherazade wrote on May 18, 2022, 10:16:
RedEye9 wrote on May 17, 2022, 14:46:
theglaze wrote on May 17, 2022, 14:42:
Several 'liberal' media outlets glorified BLM protests, looting, and riots... were they held responsible for the actions and damage caused by their viewers?
Citations needed.

that's silly. we were all inundated with 24/7 tv coverage for an eternity. its like asking for citation that the clear daytime sky was blue this last lifetime.

msnbc showed crowds of people marching with signs, fox showed crowds of people burning and looting.
both were actually happening.
each side just had a take to sell us, and only showed one aspect.
neither left nor right are trustworthy, but this time around the left's sanitizing of destruction was worse than the right's villification of protesters.

-scheherazade

You said they ignored the looting as evidence that they glorified it?

C'mon. You don't glorify things by ignoring them

the fighting for justice rhetoric was the glorification.

burning/looting uninvolved people's property is injustice, so that had to be ignored to sell the rhetoric.

ultimately, none of it had anything to do with any case at hand. it was just acting out for the feels

if they had lynched the dirty cops, or looted/burned their houses, i would have understood that as something at least in the rough realm of justice.

-scheherazade
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
May 18, 2022, 10:51
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 18, 2022, 10:51
May 18, 2022, 10:51
 
Bill Borre wrote on May 17, 2022, 13:25:
absolutely horrible at correctly identifying people of color

lol. I didn't know that. Programmed by whitey who thinks they all look alike anyway?

white, east asian, and south asian.

plenty of indian descent folks working on the tech.

usually it's an issue of 'testing on yourself', and there not being many or any very dark people on the team. or the environment is too controlled compared to real use cases (i.e. tested only on perfect imagery).

eg. dark skin is underexposed by cameras, when using the ambient environment (which generally isn't as dark) for exposure control.

most this stuff is sold as software that gets used by integrators. someone is piecing together a system, and billing it as a final product. their individual tuning skill, choice of optics, environment, static lighting, sun direction, etc, all comes together to make a final result. often it varies dramatically just from time of day.

i worked on this stuff many moons ago. it's a hard problem.
even a system that's 99% accurate is junk.
imagine running 1000 ids in an hour.
that's 10 bad ids per hour.
at the end of a 14 hour day you have 140 bad ids to deal with.
140 daily.
over 50K per year.
from just 1 camera.
running 10 cameras? half a million per year.

you need systems that are far better than people at identifying other people, to not generate vast amounts of bad matches.

-schehetazade

This comment was edited on May 18, 2022, 11:45.
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Re: etc.
May 18, 2022, 10:16
18.
Re: etc. May 18, 2022, 10:16
May 18, 2022, 10:16
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 17, 2022, 14:46:
theglaze wrote on May 17, 2022, 14:42:
Several 'liberal' media outlets glorified BLM protests, looting, and riots... were they held responsible for the actions and damage caused by their viewers?
Citations needed.

that's silly. we were all inundated with 24/7 tv coverage for an eternity. its like asking for citation that the clear daytime sky was blue this last lifetime.

msnbc showed crowds of people marching with signs, fox showed crowds of people burning and looting.
both were actually happening.
each side just had a take to sell us, and only showed one aspect.
neither left nor right are trustworthy, but this time around the left's sanitizing of destruction was worse than the right's villification of protesters.

-scheherazade

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Re: Morning Tech Bits
May 17, 2022, 11:10
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Re: Morning Tech Bits May 17, 2022, 11:10
May 17, 2022, 11:10
 
RogueSix wrote on May 16, 2022, 15:59:
Well, that 4090 rumor does not sound too crazy. nVidia is going straight from a Samsung "8nm" (more like TSMC 10nm to 12nm) process to a TSMC N4 process (= "5nm+"). That's a HUGE jump of two or even two and a half gens. Plus an all new architecture. It's going to be quite the speedy little critter. The big question is price and availability. I'm going to get one ASAP unless things go totally crazy again.

with amd going mcm, i expect it to be a big 1 time leap.
so i expect nvidia to go big to dampen the impact.

+100% in a generation was not unheard of a few decades ago.
and even the 20-30 series transition was in the +70 percent ish area.
they can do it if they choose to.

-scheherazade
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Re: ABBA
May 17, 2022, 11:05
8.
Re: ABBA May 17, 2022, 11:05
May 17, 2022, 11:05
 
Bill Borre wrote on May 16, 2022, 12:33:
Imagine marrying a woman who represents herself with an avatar based on how she looked forty years ago.

from what i hear from folks dating, about their average experience, you aren't far off.

-scheherazade
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Apr 28, 2022, 21:36
10.
Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 28, 2022, 21:36
Apr 28, 2022, 21:36
 
If you ignore all the leftward laws that keep getting passed nationally while right leaning laws pass only locally.

-scheherazade
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Re: ItB: Happy 420 Day!
Apr 21, 2022, 15:58
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Re: ItB: Happy 420 Day! Apr 21, 2022, 15:58
Apr 21, 2022, 15:58
 
afaik 2000 calories faily is for a normal average productive adult maintaining healthy bmi.

-scheherazade
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Re: ItB: Happy 420 Day!
Apr 21, 2022, 00:26
3.
Re: ItB: Happy 420 Day! Apr 21, 2022, 00:26
Apr 21, 2022, 00:26
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 20, 2022, 22:15:
Am I reading that study correctly? It seems to say they took obese people who were "instructed to follow a calorie-restricted diet that consisted of 1500 to 1800 kcal per day for men and 1200 to 1500 kcal per day for women." And after 12 months the average loss was 8 kg? Okay, either they were not very obese, or they were not following the instructions. I've done that before (calorie reduction) and I can tell you with no doubts, if I restricted my intake that much, I would lose 3 kg or more each month.

back in the day i did a calorie counting weight loss diet.
at 1000 kcal daily, i fell from ~180 to ~140 in about a year - with a sedentary lifestyle. desk job and zero exercise and no activity besides the typical walking around the house or the office and to/from the car.

first few weeks had no effect. then weight started falling off.
Initial losses were fairly quick, but it slowed with time.
145 to 140 was probably half the entire time period.

-scheherazade

This comment was edited on Apr 21, 2022, 00:37.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Apr 19, 2022, 00:06
7.
Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 19, 2022, 00:06
Apr 19, 2022, 00:06
 
SMITE wrote on Apr 18, 2022, 15:30:
To profit from and deliberately cause further emotional distress to the parents of murdered children the way he did is just ... absolutely contemptible. Alex Jones is simply vile and should be shunned by all decent people everywhere. I still can't believe there are people who make excuses for him because he's "funny." Fuck them and him.

dude reported on everything that passed his way. far fetched and all.

he got a lot of shit wrong. but it was a conspiracy theory entertainment show, so that was a given.

but he also a good amount of shit right, sometimes years before crap came to light in mainstream media.

talking about the epstein child trafficing shit more than a decade ago, the undercover soldiers starting riots at the G# summit so police could sweep away protesters, us govt doing radiation experiments on abducted deceased newborns in the 50's, etc.

some stuff he got right was down right crazy sounding.
so i don't blame him for believing some 'school shooting fake' story.
or if not believing it, least thinking it was worth consideration on his show.

anyways. its all talk anyways. not worth getting worked up about.

-scheherazade

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Re: Saturday Patches
Apr 11, 2022, 13:31
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Re: Saturday Patches Apr 11, 2022, 13:31
Apr 11, 2022, 13:31
 
Star Citizen is CPU bound.

Geforce 1080 with a 3950 cpu has more fps than a Geforce 3090 with a 2950 cpu.

So just get a proper fast cpu (high single core performance).

The renderer is only dual threaded (as of the last time I checked - a year ago or so).

They have been re writing it to make it more threaded, but afaik that's still WIP.

-scheherazade

This comment was edited on Apr 11, 2022, 14:02.
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Re: OotB: No F.E.A.R.
Feb 11, 2022, 12:17
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Re: OotB: No F.E.A.R. Feb 11, 2022, 12:17
Feb 11, 2022, 12:17
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 10, 2022, 13:22:
Steele Johnson wrote on Feb 10, 2022, 12:27:
"Stephany said Saget died from "blunt head trauma" and was an accident"

I wonder how they ruled out foul play?
Yeah, the article I read said they thought he had fallen, hit his head, he must have decided it wasn't serious, went to bed, and died in his sleep due to the damage. Unless they can tell somehow that he didn't lose consciousness after the blow, I don't know how you separate that scenario from a criminal one. *shrug* I can imagine it is possible to determine their theory is likely, but I'd be interested in hearing the evidence to support their conclusions.

Happened to a guy I went to high school with.

Tripped and hit his head. Thought nothing of it. Went to sleep that night and never woke up.

Apparently people dying from small falls is a thing.
Like, literally as many or more people die each year by 'falling out of bed' than by 'all types of rifle combined' (U.S).
Which makes sense. Hundreds of millions of people get out of bed daily, some of them are bound to screw it up.

-scheherazade
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
Feb 6, 2022, 15:05
40.
Re: Saturday Metaverse Feb 6, 2022, 15:05
Feb 6, 2022, 15:05
 
milspecmonkey wrote on Feb 6, 2022, 02:59:
Kosumo wrote on Feb 6, 2022, 02:22:
milspecmonkey wrote on Feb 6, 2022, 02:00:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 6, 2022, 01:25:
I think most Americans fail to understand that "freedom of speech" does not equate to "speech without repercussions".

Also, freedom of speech only applies to the government. It does not apply to corporate platforms. There is no loss of "freedom of speech" if a corporate entity boots you off their platform, labels your content as harmful/misinformation/crackpot theory, or deletes your content based upon whatever content restrictions they have in place or put in place at a later time. As always, an individual has the right to leave the platform at any time.

It seems that, at the moment, right wingers have the biggest problem with failing to understand that "freedom of speech" is neither universal nor incontrovertible.

You can have fun playing word games now, but when it finally happens to you, you'll have a different tune. Much like how anything even slightly sex or firearms related can be denied bank / payment processing despite not being inherently negative and more importantly not illegal. Just splitting hairs between declaring maybe they should use a different term between government coming to get you vs the private monopolies ruining your life in other ways.

As a round about criticism to the right however, this is the result of that mega unregulated free market some like to promote so much. So yes, ironic to be obsessed with company freedom, then suddenly have some monopoly concerns once they affect your life enough to notice.

What makes you think it will finally happen to Burrito of Peace?

Maybe he understands how to have civil discord with people and also has not put himself in a position where private monopolies will 'ruin his life in other ways'?

Do you think he is about to yell at some kid on his front lawn and then lose all his banking and telecomunnications and be told that the local gas station does not want his business anymore?

You understand that right here on Bluesnews, we all posted under the privlage of Stephen Heaslip - by all means say whatever you wish, but if he wants it gone it is gone - does not matter why.

If you don't like it, you can get back at him by not using his site.

What is a bit different is that Joe Rogan has a business deal with a company, and if what he is saying is adverse to that company/company image - depending on the contract (if the contract even covers it), they have the right to part ways with him.

I'd like to hear more about how Cutter thinks this was taken out of context.

Not guaranteed, but based on history it will happen eventually one way or another.
You might feel on the same page with "the system" at the moment, but based on ya'lls logic you are totally cool with corporations taking away your job, payment processor, banking, website, internet access, etc, because essentially "Hey you aren't arrested by the government so whatever quit your complaining."
The way things are going, hate speech could mean even the most slightest perceived insult.

I'm not pro everyone can say whatever they want everywhere with no negative result, but also pointing out we have enough history to have already seen the left side complain just as much about "freedom of speech". Thus ridiculous to act like the situation will eternally stay in your favor to self-righteously declare "freedom of speech" does not equate to "speech without repercussions" as if media / corporations haven't punished those in the past that were saying things you support and approve of in modern times.

As for Bluesnews specifically, they define rules clearly and enforce them way more consistently than most places, which is appreciated.

the real issue is that insults are only hate speech against fotm groups.

if you are one of the alphabet letters, an insult against yourself is grounds to cancel the offender.

whereas if you reverse things, you can sling insults all day, and as an alphabet member you are untouchable.

-scheherazade
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Re: Star Citizen Roadmap Scaled Back
Feb 5, 2022, 12:12
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Re: Star Citizen Roadmap Scaled Back Feb 5, 2022, 12:12
Feb 5, 2022, 12:12
 
Dacron wrote on Feb 5, 2022, 00:32:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 3, 2022, 21:41:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 3, 2022, 19:50:
mildew wrote on Feb 3, 2022, 19:45:
Im pretty sure that Western society will crumble before SC is released, and thats probably also true for S42.
There's only one thing that's guaranteed and that's the end of the world. Now whether that is due to a man-made event like the release of Star Citizen, the Sun engulfing us when it Red Dwarfs or a life ending asteroid the size of California smacks us like it did the dinos, we'll just have to wait and see.
My bet is nuclear exchange over Ukraine.


They should have kept their nuclear arsenal. Giving it up for an assurance from Russia was stupid.


Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances-
2. The Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America reaffirm their obligation to refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine, and that none of their weapons will ever be used against Ukraine except in self-defence or otherwise in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.

lol.

Libya learned the same lesson.
Never trade your nukes for assurances.

-scheherazade
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Re: Star Citizen Roadmap
Feb 4, 2022, 22:55
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Re: Star Citizen Roadmap Feb 4, 2022, 22:55
Feb 4, 2022, 22:55
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 4, 2022, 19:35:
I find the concerns of a country about its own safety when it has used its military to take over a region of 10,000 sq mi and 2.4m people from another country in the recent past, somewhat hollow.

crimea is also populated almost entirely by russian citizens, and was part of russia since 1779 (at the dissolution of the mongol golden horde) till the 1990's - when it should have never gone with ukraine in the first place.

had ukraine not taken an ethnic persecution stance against ethnic russians after the euromaidan with the rise to power of neo-fascist groups like pravy sektor, maybe the ethnic russians populating crimea wouldn't have been so keen on planting a russian flag over crimea.

-scheherazade
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Re: Star Citizen Roadmap Scaled Back
Feb 4, 2022, 09:50
35.
Re: Star Citizen Roadmap Scaled Back Feb 4, 2022, 09:50
Feb 4, 2022, 09:50
 
VaranDragon wrote on Feb 4, 2022, 02:38:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 3, 2022, 21:41:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 3, 2022, 19:50:
mildew wrote on Feb 3, 2022, 19:45:
Im pretty sure that Western society will crumble before SC is released, and thats probably also true for S42.
There's only one thing that's guaranteed and that's the end of the world. Now whether that is due to a man-made event like the release of Star Citizen, the Sun engulfing us when it Red Dwarfs or a life ending asteroid the size of California smacks us like it did the dinos, we'll just have to wait and see.
My bet is nuclear exchange over Ukraine.

Probably not. But you never know. I'm willing to bet that there is shit there going on behind the scenes that we know nothing about. Putin probably wants the EU and NATO to acknowledge the annexed Crimean region as Russia, and this would all go away pretty quickly.

or he wants what he said he wants : removal of the missile launchers with which the us lined the russian border in the new nato member states along the russian border.

-scheherazade
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