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by Jadagul
Today, 06:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 161
Views: 1702

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

I really think that one of the biggest problems on the sexual assault front is that we don't have a good answer to dealing with, like, a 2 to 4 on the Sexual Assault Badness Scale. We have perfectly good options for people who are actual rapists, or serial assaulters. We don't always use them like w...
by Jadagul
17 Nov 2017, 23:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8287
Views: 227447

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Cheesecake factory has a really big menu. Everything on the menu is executed reasonably competently. Everything is overpriced for what it is; you're really paying a premium for the the set of possible options. Everything on the menu you can get cheaper and better elsewhere---but not all at once. (An...
by Jadagul
16 Nov 2017, 16:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 161
Views: 1702

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Apparently food services is really awful. Definitely a power-abuse thing there--not in the sense of "I'm gatekeeper of your dream job," but "If you're seeking work in a restaurant there's a high chance you're on the poor side and really need this job." Which strikes me as even worse than the Weinst...
by Jadagul
16 Nov 2017, 16:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 161
Views: 1702

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Apparently food services is really awful.
by Jadagul
14 Nov 2017, 05:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The real criminal is the P-S-D
Replies: 96
Views: 1345

Re: The real criminal is the P-S-D

I'm still struggling to break myself of the habit of "This is a paper , not just something I'm writing, so I have to write in this super stilted way that makes it sound all fancy." I'm writing a teaching statement right now to apply to a few jobs, and it's so easy to slip into Bad Literary Undergrad...
by Jadagul
11 Nov 2017, 05:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5300
Views: 189307

Re: Light laffs

Here's the video. The thing is, chicken skin is good. I haven't had chicken bone marrow, but regular bone marrow is good too. Hell, chicken feet is good too. I'm always baffled by culinary experts professing horror at pink slime. Like, the fact that sausage looks super gross when it's being made is...
by Jadagul
10 Nov 2017, 23:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6154
Views: 165074

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

The point is that learning algorithms can recognize mildly altered images, but they can't recognize mildly altered _hashes_. Because that's the whole point of a hashing function. How is that the point? Who was talking about hashes? Mo. And tr0g. Mo said "Let me upload a hash instead of giving you t...
by Jadagul
10 Nov 2017, 23:14
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5300
Views: 189307

Re: Light laffs

Here's the video. The thing is, chicken skin is good. I haven't had chicken bone marrow, but regular bone marrow is good too. Hell, chicken feet is good too. I'm always baffled by culinary experts professing horror at pink slime. Like, the fact that sausage looks super gross when it's being made is...
by Jadagul
10 Nov 2017, 17:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Techno-Bleg Thread
Replies: 2825
Views: 112409

Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

If you just used Linux, you wouldn't have this problem! (You'd have other, more, and more confusing problems. But you definitely wouldn't have this exact problem). I installed linux on an old computer once about 15 years ago, because "all my internet friends were doing it." I booted it up, got it t...
by Jadagul
10 Nov 2017, 14:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Techno-Bleg Thread
Replies: 2825
Views: 112409

Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

If you just used Linux, you wouldn't have this problem!

(You'd have other, more, and more confusing problems. But you definitely wouldn't have this exact problem).
by Jadagul
09 Nov 2017, 17:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6154
Views: 165074

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Probably all you need to do is crop a little. A smart hashing system would create a tile of sub-hashes, so that a partial match of an image would still come back with a partial hit to at least flag the image for review or something. Doesn't that kind of miss the point of hashing? Or are you going t...
by Jadagul
09 Nov 2017, 01:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random news finds
Replies: 1237
Views: 43900

Re: Random news finds

She then presides over a small group of slaves, who in turn must recruit their own set of slaves or else face corporeal punishment
At least they don't face spiritual punishment?
by Jadagul
08 Nov 2017, 17:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6154
Views: 165074

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

The point is that learning algorithms can recognize mildly altered images, but they can't recognize mildly altered _hashes_. Because that's the whole point of a hashing function. How is that the point? Who was talking about hashes? Mo. And tr0g. Mo said "Let me upload a hash instead of giving you t...
by Jadagul
08 Nov 2017, 16:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6154
Views: 165074

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

The point is that learning algorithms can recognize mildly altered images, but they can't recognize mildly altered _hashes_. Because that's the whole point of a hashing function.
by Jadagul
08 Nov 2017, 15:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD
Replies: 431
Views: 13926

Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

Under this system, everyone takes more vacations in the summer, because an hour of vacation time in the summer goes further than an hour in the winter!
by Jadagul
08 Nov 2017, 14:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD
Replies: 431
Views: 13926

Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

What I don't understand about the variable-hour thing is...how many of the activities you do on an average day can vary in the amount of time they take? Like...none of them... So? It's not like activities line up with fixed hours, either. Sorry, what I mean is that a given activity would take the s...
by Jadagul
08 Nov 2017, 00:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Just the Tax
Replies: 328
Views: 4974

Re: Just the Tax

Really, the imputed rental income thing makes sense if and only if you want to treat the house purchase as an investment. It doesn't make sense to charge for the imputed car rental income, because the car is a consumption purchase and we treat it that way. A house is an investment if you buy it and ...
by Jadagul
07 Nov 2017, 21:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Just the Tax
Replies: 328
Views: 4974

Re: Just the Tax

If you pay off your house then you reduce your cost of living considerably. The house might not be the best investment, but it's something that can reduce one's cost of living in a stage of life when most people are shifting away from earning money and facing higher medical expenses. Plus, unlike a...
by Jadagul
07 Nov 2017, 16:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Just the Tax
Replies: 328
Views: 4974

Re: Just the Tax

Yeah I think you're just picking and choosing the kinds of saving that you like then and going beyond the economic rationale that supports a consumption tax as the least harmful option. Everyone's home heating and cooling bills would still be consumption ;) Most people's primary form of savings is ...
by Jadagul
07 Nov 2017, 15:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Just the Tax
Replies: 328
Views: 4974

Re: Just the Tax

Yeah I think you're just picking and choosing the kinds of saving that you like then and going beyond the economic rationale that supports a consumption tax as the least harmful option. Everyone's home heating and cooling bills would still be consumption ;) Most people's primary form of savings is ...
by Jadagul
07 Nov 2017, 15:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD
Replies: 431
Views: 13926

Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

I mean, obviously the real problem is the degree of variation people have in circadian rhythm. Nicole and I are _never_ going to be happy with the same time schedule, because I'm most alert in the middle of the night and would rather wake up at sundown and go to bed around dawn than the reverse. I'm...
by Jadagul
07 Nov 2017, 06:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD
Replies: 431
Views: 13926

Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

I mean, the problem is that what I really want is for work to _start_ an hour after sunset. Because that's about when I actually wake up. Non-DST is better for me because everything is an hour later relative to the sun. I'll take whatever I can, honestly, to push that further up. But pretty much the...
by Jadagul
06 Nov 2017, 23:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD
Replies: 431
Views: 13926

Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

Eric, that's horrifying.

First, because it keeps day lengths from being consistent from day today. The whole point of having time measurements is that they're the same!

And second, because it would rob me of my precious couple of months where the sun goes down before work ends.
by Jadagul
06 Nov 2017, 17:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Just the Tax
Replies: 328
Views: 4974

Re: Just the Tax

I find myself super confused about making tuition waivers taxable. Because isn't actual income that's spent on tuition already tax deductible?

*googles* ah, apparently only up to $4000. That would explain the problem.
by Jadagul
03 Nov 2017, 01:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1419
Views: 48309

Re: Twitter!

Why would they need a profitable business model? They have users. That's all you need in silicon valley, right?