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  1. Comment on Linear Algebra Done Right - free electronic version in ~science

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    From Sheldon Axler's twitter:

    From Sheldon Axler's twitter:

    The electronic version of my book Linear Algebra Done Right is free until the end of July. This generous gesture by Springer Nature is intended to help out during the coronavirus pandemic. The book can be downloaded at https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-11080-6

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Megathread: April Fools' Day 2020 on the internet in ~misc

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    Finally the KDE and Gnome projects have seen the light and are merging efforts in Knome.

    Finally the KDE and Gnome projects have seen the light and are merging efforts in Knome.

    24 votes
  3. Comment on Nine Inch Nails Ghosts V-VI available now in ~music

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    Now I must listen to this if you qualify music from Trent Reznor as being "less produced". :D

    Prefuse 73's "The Only She Chapters"

    Now I must listen to this if you qualify music from Trent Reznor as being "less produced". :D

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Nine Inch Nails Ghosts V-VI available now in ~music

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    Friends- Weird times indeed… As the news seems to turn ever more grim by the hour, we’ve found ourselves vacillating wildly between feeling like there may be hope at times to utter despair – often...

    Friends-

    Weird times indeed…

    As the news seems to turn ever more grim by the hour, we’ve found ourselves vacillating wildly between feeling like there may be hope at times to utter despair – often changing minute to minute. Although each of us define ourselves as antisocial-types who prefer being on our own, this situation has really made us appreciate the power and need for CONNECTION.

    Music – whether listening to it, thinking about it or creating it – has always been the thing that helped us get through anything – good or bad. With that in mind, we decided to burn the midnight oil and complete these new Ghosts records as a means of staying somewhat sane.

    Ghosts V: Together is for when things seem like it might all be okay, and Ghosts VI: Locusts… well, you’ll figure it out.

    It made us feel better to make these and it feels good to share them. Music has always had a way of making us feel a little less alone in the world… and hopefully it does for you, too. Remember, everyone is in this thing together and this too shall pass.

    We look forward to seeing you again soon.
    Be smart and safe and take care of each other.

    With love,
    Trent & Atticus

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Is this unprecedented? in ~health.coronavirus

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    From a German speaking source on twitter, they quoted Merkel out of context. The figure 60-70% she mentions is for the case where no measures to curb the spread of the virus are taken.

    From a German speaking source on twitter, they quoted Merkel out of context. The figure 60-70% she mentions is for the case where no measures to curb the spread of the virus are taken.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on I've received a school project where I need to read a book but I've never really wanted to read a book and don't know many books at all. What book should I read? in ~books

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    I would like to recommend some light SF with a great character, the first book in the Murderbot Diaries series: All systems red.

    I would like to recommend some light SF with a great character, the first book in the Murderbot Diaries series: All systems red.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Forgot password in ~tildes

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    Right you are. I got confused between keepass and LastPass, sorry. :) Thank you for correcting me.

    Right you are. I got confused between keepass and LastPass, sorry. :)

    Thank you for correcting me.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Forgot password in ~tildes

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    Alternatively pass, or gopass See reply below, I'm apparently confused.

    Alternatively pass, or gopass with the extra benefit that nobody has access to your data.
    See reply below, I'm apparently confused.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Any bike commuters here? in ~life

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    Yes. I commute on non-wet days, so maybe a bit less than half a year. In my case the distance is not too big, ~5Km, but it's way faster by bike than with public transport. I did the shower at work...

    Yes. I commute on non-wet days, so maybe a bit less than half a year.

    In my case the distance is not too big, ~5Km, but it's way faster by bike than with public transport.

    I did the shower at work thing for a while, but I found the amount of extra gear and time I need for that exceed the benefits of using the bike. Currently I just pack a change of t-shirt and wet-wipes. I do a quick wipe and change in the bathroom.

    I don't take my bike if I have to leave it outside, even with a good lock. Thieves will notice bikes that are regularly in one place and it becomes vulnerable when unattended for an 7+ hours period. Maybe it's fine if your building has an inner yard with people guarding, but I got one stolen like this in the past, I don't want to repeat that.

    I don't use my bike in the rain (as I said) again the gear and the bike cleaning are lowering the enjoyment of commuting (I really like my bike and I hate when it's muddy).

    The city I ride in is pretty cycling friendly so I mostly get no issues from drivers, but I do participate in traffic as a predictable vehicle so I assume they don't get any issues from me either. I have clothes/shoes/bag with reflective patches and lights for the evening/nights.

    I try not to race other people (but this is hard for some reason :(). When I manage to do it I end up less sweaty at the end of the ride and need less cleaning time. This being said, a good strong ride in the morning makes for a better energy booster than two cups of coffee in my opinion.

    In cold I layer up. I feel like the most important piece of clothing for my comfort is wearing proper wind-proof gloves. In really cold days (lower than 5C I wear glove liners also). Ears and nose also important in extreme cold, so I wear a fleece balaclava.

    12 votes
  10. Comment on Requesting an export of personal data from Amazon shows how extensively they track your reading habits in ~books

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    If you're not using the device because of it's store integration, why didn't you chose a less intrusive one? Kobo makes pretty good readers.

    If you're not using the device because of it's store integration, why didn't you chose a less intrusive one? Kobo makes pretty good readers.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Good domain registrars? in ~comp

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    I'm waiting for Drew DeVault to launch his registrar. He has been teasing it as a part of source hut for about 3-4 months and even though I'm not entirely sure it's not somehow tied into it...

    I'm waiting for Drew DeVault to launch his registrar.

    He has been teasing it as a part of source hut for about 3-4 months and even though I'm not entirely sure it's not somehow tied into it exclusively - ie, can't use the domains if not attached to custom source hut installations - I can hope it's not.

    10 votes
  12. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    "sometimes" might be based on heuristics outside of your capability of fixing: users that marked similar content as being spam, keywords in the email's body that trigger some bullshit bayseian...

    "sometimes" might be based on heuristics outside of your capability of fixing: users that marked similar content as being spam, keywords in the email's body that trigger some bullshit bayseian filter, etc. All you can do is ask the people to unmark it as spam and hope that google learns.

  13. Comment on "You should not run your mail server because mail is hard" in ~tech

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    I'm using purelymail for my domains. They take care of the difficult bits, you just need to add the proper DNS entries to your registrar/dns provider (which they generate for you). You pay...

    I'm using purelymail for my domains. They take care of the difficult bits, you just need to add the proper DNS entries to your registrar/dns provider (which they generate for you). You pay (mostly) for space, which if you're being judicious with what you keep is not much at all.

    I've also heard good things about migadu.com though I've never used them.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on 2020 Doomsday Clock Announcement (100 seconds to midnight) in ~news

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    I based my reply mainly on this, which suggested to me that you looked at the doomsday clock as representing real seconds to doomsday. Also there's the vehemence of your arguments against the...

    I don't think we're literally seconds from dooms day (otherwise the clock has been inaccurate for the entirety of it's 50+ year existence)

    I based my reply mainly on this, which suggested to me that you looked at the doomsday clock as representing real seconds to doomsday. Also there's the vehemence of your arguments against the doomsday clock idea in whole. I mean, yeah, a bunch of scientists that present an opinion piece that gets a lot of publicity. You find that unwarranted to such degree that determined you to write multiple paragraphs multiple posts. Why?

  15. Comment on 2020 Doomsday Clock Announcement (100 seconds to midnight) in ~news

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    For someone that is this well spoken you seem to have a problem with this metaphor. Or maybe I am, I don't know. But it doesn't count seconds, it counts the level of certainty regarding a doom's...

    For someone that is this well spoken you seem to have a problem with this metaphor. Or maybe I am, I don't know. But it doesn't count seconds, it counts the level of certainty regarding a doom's day scenario.

    Here's my interpretation of it (and apologies if this is feels patronizing):

    23:59H to midnight: an agrarian society of the middle ages: they have no capabilities in their immediate future to fuck everything up.

    12:00H to midnight: post electricity society: technology develops enough that they're heading in a annihilation direction, but still very remote.

    1H to midnight: atom bomb is tested, but fear of assured mutual destruction keeps everyone in check. No real intentions of using it from world leaders with the capabilities.

    1min to midnight: international tensions rise, and nations with nuclear capabilities are coming closer to using it.

    Midnight: official war has been declared, and it's only a matter of time until escalation brings the use of nuclear arsenal.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on 2020 Doomsday Clock Announcement (100 seconds to midnight) in ~news

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    I'm actually surprised that some commenters seem to take this article as an objective future prediction. :)

    I'm actually surprised that some commenters seem to take this article as an objective future prediction. :)

    4 votes
  17. Comment on 2020 Doomsday Clock Announcement (100 seconds to midnight) in ~news

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    I'm not sure what makes you say that "subjective opinions are being dressed as being objective". Except a couple of remarks regarding climate change which is presented as certain, everything else...

    I'm not sure what makes you say that "subjective opinions are being dressed as being objective".

    Except a couple of remarks regarding climate change which is presented as certain, everything else seems to be spoken about pretty much in the realm of possibility with various degrees.

    Are you sure that you're not blowing this "sensationalism" thing out of proportion?

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Andrew Gallant (burntsushi, author of ripgrep) discusses his personal history and relationship with Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in ~comp

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    Andrew provides a very detailed and level-headed analysis about how to be a good maintainer and deal with the bad apples of the open source community, on a personal level and on a project level....

    Andrew provides a very detailed and level-headed analysis about how to be a good maintainer and deal with the bad apples of the open source community, on a personal level and on a project level.

    It is a good piece to counterbalance the rust stories from a couple of days ago.

    4 votes