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by Jadagul
Yesterday, 05:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12182
Views: 742395

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

That's really cool! I'd always wondered why it felt like both Koine Greek and Medieval Latin had grammars that were converging to something very similar to modern English grammar. Only in Jadaguland. But seriously. Homeric and Attic Greek have really complicated grammars with tons of inflection. Ko...
by Jadagul
18 Jul 2019, 19:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12182
Views: 742395

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

That's really cool! I'd always wondered why it felt like both Koine Greek and Medieval Latin had grammars that were converging to something very similar to modern English grammar.
by Jadagul
15 Jul 2019, 17:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 253
Views: 16893

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

Thiel calls himself a libertarian and does things like write essays for Cato Unbound about how libertarianism is incompatible with democracy.
by Jadagul
15 Jul 2019, 08:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 253
Views: 16893

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

Peter Thiel makes zero sense. Also, I love how he gets on his high horse about interesting technology (and how social media isn't it) and furrows his brow about state surveillance while he's made the bulk of his money from Facebook and Palantir. I'm a little weirded out by the way Tyler Cowen is en...
by Jadagul
12 Jul 2019, 17:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 137
Views: 2761

Re: Dancing With the Dems

No, please! Tell us what you really think about "Mayor Pete"! Well, he did. Eventually. tl:dr - Pete Buttigieg should smash the state because otherwise he's part of the patriarchy. I found that piece entertaining in a train-wreck-y way until he actually got to talking about Buttigieg, at which poin...
by Jadagul
08 Jul 2019, 22:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12182
Views: 742395

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

I think it's more that nobody thought that they could make use of it for more than a person sitting down and looking through them to find someone. The idea that you could just slurp in all the faces in video and expect to identify everyone in it automatically isn't something many people really thou...
by Jadagul
08 Jul 2019, 21:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1595
Views: 64096

Re: Inequality

Dangerman wrote:
08 Jul 2019, 19:26
In before: jadagul posts to let us know that, yes, this has already become a terrible problem for him.
I have a firm no-politics rule at my parties.

I once walked out of one of my own parties because people wouldn't stop discussing politics.
by Jadagul
08 Jul 2019, 18:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12182
Views: 742395

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

I think it's more that nobody thought that they could make use of it for more than a person sitting down and looking through them to find someone. The idea that you could just slurp in all the faces in video and expect to identify everyone in it automatically isn't something many people really thou...
by Jadagul
30 Jun 2019, 19:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2405
Views: 173507

Re: Market Failure!

It was a paid internship plus college credit. That's harder to walk away from. Ah my bad about the pay. Maybe I'm just out of touch but I still don't see the college credit as that huge. Like, wouldn't you want to take an actual class instead? You have the rest of your life to work for the man. Int...
by Jadagul
28 Jun 2019, 03:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Who measures the measurements?
Replies: 69
Views: 1582

Re: Who measures the measurements?

It turns out most talks or class meetings last approximately one microcentury.
by Jadagul
27 Jun 2019, 16:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Who measures the measurements?
Replies: 69
Views: 1582

Re: Who measures the measurements?

The original definition of the meter was that 10 million meters (i.e. 10^7 meters) should equal the distance from the equator to the North Pole, to make navigational calculations easy. Let's suppose that the dominant societies had adopted base 12 number systems. A logical way of defining a "duodeci...
by Jadagul
25 Jun 2019, 23:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Legal Eagle Question
Replies: 136
Views: 10396

Re: Legal Eagle Question

There are _okay_ algorithms for detecting porn. Not good, but okay.

I doubt there are any effective algorithms for detecting _child_ porn.
by Jadagul
24 Jun 2019, 16:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1778
Views: 71005

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

But getting it up and running is expensive because there's a ton of testing you have to do first.

Getting a generic drug up is relatively cheap. Getting a generic biosimilar up is not.
by Jadagul
24 Jun 2019, 16:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1778
Views: 71005

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

"Making biosimilars isn't cheap" is a big part of the story there. The fact that insulin is off-patent doesn't actually mean that it would be cheap or easy for a new market participant to sell it.
by Jadagul
22 Jun 2019, 00:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Candidate promises that make you weak in the knees
Replies: 22
Views: 523

Re: Candidate promises that make you weak in the knees

The problem with "shut down private prisons" is that it displays a deep unfamiliarity with the actual issues at stake. Like, either it means that you don't know what's going on, or that you don't want to engage with it. Ending private prisons would make very little difference to anything. I don't th...
by Jadagul
21 Jun 2019, 17:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2064
Views: 97396

Re: Home $weet Home

+1 to the 'work pastry dough really means gently caress into cohesion and then shape' clarification. I will add that I took this too much to heart when I started making pastry. Pie dough really needs to be kneaded like twice. (As in, pull it out, fold it over, pull it out again, now you're done). Y...
by Jadagul
20 Jun 2019, 17:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2405
Views: 173507

Re: Market Failure!

No one knows. No one understands any aspect of this story. Which makes it funnier. Do you actually need to run the antivirus? How is the TV being exposed to malware? There's an app store, but it has like a hundred apps in it, and they can be individually screened. Is there some attack surface they'r...
by Jadagul
20 Jun 2019, 17:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2405
Views: 173507

Re: Market Failure!

The GE lightbulbs one reminds me a little of how Samsung recently reminded its customers to scan their smart TVs for malware , and then were all "uh, not that you should be worried about our smart TVs getting malware or anything". How the fuck am I supposed to scan my TV for malware? Does John McAf...
by Jadagul
20 Jun 2019, 17:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2064
Views: 97396

Re: Home $weet Home

Granite/marble keeps the butter cold as you work the dough so you maintain flakiness. If the fat melts, you get shortbread instead of pastry. Okay I knew that, but the advice I always heard was "Cut up your butter and put it back in the fridge and work quick". I mean you have to roll it out, but if...
by Jadagul
20 Jun 2019, 06:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Brexit: what say ye?
Replies: 466
Views: 17827

Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Trump is probably world-historically worse, but Brexit is both dumber and funnier.
by Jadagul
19 Jun 2019, 17:14
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2064
Views: 97396

Re: Home $weet Home

When we moved into the current place a few years ago now, the fridge was french doors with freezer on the bottom. I initially hated it, but it's actually grown on me. My only complaint is that the freezer drawer could have had a more modular set up or options becasue as it is now, the main space is...
by Jadagul
17 Jun 2019, 22:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2702
Views: 155312

Re: Video Games!

I bought Crypt o the NecroDancer a couple days ago when it was on sale.

It is really, really fun. I would say it's great for playing on short breaks except then I do like ten runs in a row.
by Jadagul
12 Jun 2019, 01:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12182
Views: 742395

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Posters are the way a lot of researchers in many fields communicate their results at conferences. But there's usually a strong argument for doing what everyone else is doing, because everyone else is doing it, and you don't want to do something too weird. (But sometimes doing something weird is good...
by Jadagul
11 Jun 2019, 22:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12182
Views: 742395

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

It's a cultural move, not a practical one.

I would be really hesitant to encourage my students to do a poster like that, because it's not what anyone expects to see.
by Jadagul
06 Jun 2019, 23:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12182
Views: 742395

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Warren more serious bad ideas than anyone else in the field. She also has more serious good ideas. She's just expressed more ideas and plans in general. I have trouble really liking her, because a couple of her bad ideas are really bad. But she also has a lot of good ideas. (Many of her bad ideas ar...