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Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





its a mill stan. gotta be

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Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





rjmccall posted:

do the mill fans talk big about von neumann? i've never looked into it, since fifteen years on they're still vaporware, but it looks like they still have a unified address space and it's just return addresses that are isolated in non-addressable memory

is any of that going to stop a mill fan bitching about von neumann

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





im going with they did an fpga implementation and it was so lovely they abandoned it and told themselves that it wasn't possible to efficiently implement mill on an fpga so they need to skip that step

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





curse you poes law

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





fritz posted:

Rapzid 1 day ago | parent | favorite | on: Write Junior Code

"Junior" might as well be an IQ classification.. How many people change their IQ?
The reality is something nobody really talks about.. When a company doesn't want to hire a "junior" it doesn't mean they don't want to hire somebody without X amount of experience in a tech stack or without X amount of experience in the industry.. They don't want to hire people bellow a certain aptitude.
Many "juniors" will never be "senior". Even if they get the title and salary. We all know "seniors" in salary and title only.
Some people are inexperienced "seniors" year one.

this was 100% me 1 year out of college

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





MononcQc posted:

asdff 19 minutes ago [-]

Any basic budget advice says to cut starbucks out of your life and make your $5 latte at home, but why stop there?

Caffeine pills work out to $0.05/cup-equivalent, aren't going to make you take bathroom trips, aren't going to give you bad breath, and aren't going to stain your teeth. I usually keep a few in my pocket in case I get randomly drowsy in a meeting or if I'm driving far. I haven't looked back, and I used to pull my own espresso and roast my beans.

oof i did that in college and it taught me about mania

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





the six figgie fucktards in the pos, the ones who admit to it anyway, generally admit they have it really good. such as me. I’m a fucktard but get a comfortable life anyway. everyone should have it this good. equality of outcome, not opportunity

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





Captain Foo posted:

this term is deprecated, find a new one

poo poo I wasn’t thinking. sorry everyone

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





lord fifth posted:

puzzling over what context could have possibly prompted this insane intro to what is an otherwise benign and maybe even not bad post

its someone who spends a lot of time thinking about hitler's good points

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





DaTroof posted:

six figgie fuckface

this is good

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





JawnV6 posted:

coutt 1 day ago [-]

This is a common way of thinking about it, but nobody really knows. It's purely a conjecture. There is no data to back it up, and it just appeals to common sense.
Should everybody drop C/C++/whatever and rush into the Rust train because Rust people has conjecture?
I ask the opposite question. What would happen if the only programming language left is C? Wouldn't we become better programmers and raise the bar so high that the bug count drops to 0?
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a strong early contender for post of the year

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





Notorious b.s.d. posted:

clock in and out would be awesome

since then i get time and a half for your dumbass loving death march

gotta clock out while your PR is building

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





no breaks no lunches we gotta get this fix out TODAY

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





your QA stats are good, but lines per hour, CI build pass rate, average handle time, and first-ticket resolution are all below where we need them to be

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





fritz posted:

kragen 3 hours ago [-]

Mathematicians are perfectly capable of doing all those self-care things, as monks do in every monastery. (By contrast, non-mathematicians are unable to build anything larger than a small hut without help from mathematicians in the form of geometry.)
I don't know of a single mathematician who has ODed on amphetamines, although of course amphetamines have been popular with mathematicians since they were discovered; and I know of only one who voted for Trump (Dan Kleitman), although undoubtedly others exist. The doses of amphetamines conducive to doing mathematics are about two orders of magnitude lower than the lethal doses, so it seems unlikely that someone who takes them to improve concentration rather than for euphoria would OD accidentally, as heroin users frequently do.
Funding is only necessary to the extent that it helps keep the torch-wielding villagers away from the gate. To the extent that it subjects mathematical research to political tests, it is not only unnecessary, but counterproductive.
If my filter bubble includes Bruno, Socrates, Mozi, Gödel, Turing, and Archimedes, I think its radius is adequate.
I think the downvoting of my "tirade" to -2 has shown that non-mathematicians hate and fear mathematicians, think that all those killings of mathematicians I listed were reasonable and justified, and would like to silence any criticism of them.
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how can you post about tweaker math nerds and not mention erdos

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





otoh lazy doctors that spend 30 seconds thinking and diagnose gastritis on timeout are a real thing

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





beep boop my lust for mass death is entirely rational and untainted by humanity

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





I do want to murder everyone who can only imagine being motivated to work by contempt for their peers and not, say, contributing to the good of mankind. sure, pay everyone the same. extremely high ceo pay doesn’t seem to have led to a corresponding increase in ceo supply. hmmmmm

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





the closest I’ve ever come to having a socially valuable job was a year contracting for a sorta-porn site

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





Notorious b.s.d. posted:

"can be done"

lol

a small number of people with vast sums of money will do absolutely anything to avoid paying an iota of tax, and those people run our government

at this point we're just arguing over which month to start shoveling bodies into mass graves to improve the eps for $sbux and $hd, because doing anything sane was never really on the table

the hn folks are obviously nuts by any objective standard, but they encompass the entire overton window in america. how many millions must die for the S&P 500?

at some point the additional deaths and attendant economic disruption override the benefit of reopening earlier. it’s obviously true that letting half the country die is unprofitable. so is letting everyone live. other than that...someone at the heritage foundation has an excel sheet i expect

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





there no studies proving that I shouldn’t poop my pants. therefore preferring clean pants is a personality type and catering to these people is a waste of my time *faaaaaart, wetly* feels like victory :smug:

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





it’s probably really bad for your brain to have hella seizures for a week straight, even if you’re sedated for it

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





that is insanely dangerous but “killed self with crackpot sleep apnea treatment invented by the decedent” is the most hackernews way to die possible, except maybe for hyperventilating to death after being noticed by Paul Graham

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





do you really think that poster is talking about all men 16-35, or maybe just ones with a certain ethnic background

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





dads friend steve posted:

that all sounds really gross and stupid

well yeah. what did you think this was, the thread about not-slimeballs?

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





Cybernetic Vermin posted:

wtf the unread number on this thread just changed on me

but when you request that page again? idempotent, not pure

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





Xarn posted:

The exact sideffect differs based on whether it is currently the last page or not, so not idempotent.

that particular route isn't idempotent, which is pretty dumb, but if you view a thread normally--?threadid=X&userid=Y&perpage=40&pagenumber=Z--the the unread count is updated as well. that is an idempotent GET with side effect, and i thought that was how the bookmark links are formed, so really the problem here is the forums don't work that way i thought they did

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009






this whole article is amazing

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





using QALYs to allocate scarce healthcare resources where they will be most impactful is a thing, but I gotta say that doing it to justify the mass death of the elderly in a pandemic is pretty unconventional

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





salisbury shake posted:

the poor aristocracy


rayiner 8 hours ago [–]

Only some revolutions involve unfocused rage at existing norms, and they’re usually bad ones (like the French Revolution).

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what were those revolting peasants mad about anyway? there is no way that I, someone who spends all their time on a computer with near instant access to the world’s collected knowledge, could know or find out. probably it was cancel culture

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





xtal posted:

That is technically true from a cognitive therapeutic perspective, but not really the best example

yeah

it’s a terrible example from that perspective, because in therapy you distinguish between healthy and unhealthy responses to prompts. getting angry at a shitlord saying racist things to you absolutely is a healthy response. so is getting angry at a shitlord trying to coopt concepts from mental health and philosophy to make their bad behavior into everyone else’s problem

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





Penisface posted:

yeah but i am thinking that anything that feeds a video stream as we know it now to some consumer - be it youtube frontend, vlc, youtube-dl - basically can not force any "events" on the consumer. this requires a whole new video transmission protocol which makes the stream kind of like a dvd menu where you have the possibility to make the user interact with the video content


the way i would try to implement this is that i would pre-fetch the segments and at first just train a neural network to look at the keyframes of every segment and try to guess if it's an ad or not. i guess crowdsourcing some ad signatures - haas transform vectors - would be easy and nobody needs to reveal what porn they watch

originally i thought that i would just try to fetch the same video from two different cdns to make it look like two different people are watching the same video, and then basically only keep the segments that match between the two but yeah idk if it would work

the hackernews is coming from inside the thread

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





KozmoNaut posted:

Plenty of hot takes in the incel thread (big loving surprise). Just look for "sexual marketplace" and similar terms, or :females:


Is sexual freedom actually worse than forced marriage and sexual obligation? Nobody knows!


Literally "women withholding sex from men turns them violent and antisocial, so it's the women's own fault".

if we have equality then why don't women hit on me? checkmate feminazis

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





the guy is right that doctors are basically a medieval guild with how tightly they control the supply of new doctors. dunno how you go from that fact to blaming your company’s failure to produce effective models on the people who specialize in not making ML models, though

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





“I would simply not have problems” he said hackernewsishly

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





epitaph posted:

Syzygies 6 hours ago [–]

Dunno what I said the last time a call violated the do-not-call list and woke me. They actually called back later to tell me how shook up they were, and that they'd been discussing my response with their lawyers.

I don't see a difference between kidnapping one person for a week, and taking ten seconds away from 56,874 people. I'd support similar penalties.

[...]

(my note: yeah, i removed the remainder but it was kind of irrelevant; the first part alone is enough to warrant posting here)

consider that most kidnappings are perpetrated by loved ones and you can easily see why hackernews aren’t worried about being involved in one

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





quote:

Statistically, humans are chimpanzees as p < 5%.
what the gently caress does this even mean. it’s nonsense. someone has learned science words and is draping them over their idiocy

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





what is that man doing to his dataset

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





Internet Janitor posted:

just as the pope is selected by cardinals to speak for god, ceos speak the truth of The Market

they are vessels for the invisible hand

this is where evangelicalism is headed if its not there already

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Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





mystes posted:

quantumsequoia 1 day ago [–]


One plausible explanation that is less damaging: Gates is a utilitarian and determined that the net benefits that could come from networking with Epstein outweighs the risks.

It can kind of be perceived as the trolly problem in real life. Do you pull the lever and get one person's blood on your hands, but result in 4 met lives saved? Or do you stay morally pure by refusing to kill someone... and let the 5 people die by your inaction?

Gates does strike me as an analytical, ends-justify-the-means kind of guy

i was just thinking of the children when i plugged that teenager

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