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  1. Comment on The GOG GALAXY 2.0 Open Beta is now available in ~games

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    I have no idea what you're trying to say here

    I have no idea what you're trying to say here

    3 votes
  2. Comment on AI Dungeon 2: a text adventure game that uses OpenAI's GPT-2 model to respond to any actions that you enter in ~games

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    From a subreddit that's popped up for this game, a little tip to help the AI overcome its "yes, and..." tendencies if that's what you want:

    From a subreddit that's popped up for this game, a little tip to help the AI overcome its "yes, and..." tendencies if that's what you want:

    Saying "attempt to" before saying what you want to do makes this game significantly more fun IMO. Otherwise it seems like you succeed at everything 99% of the time, unless the game completely ignores you. It has led to some amazing situations for me, like attempting to steal a horse, failing miserably, and getting kicked in the groin. Try it out next time you play.

    5 votes
  3. Comment on AI Dungeon 2: a text adventure game that uses OpenAI's GPT-2 model to respond to any actions that you enter in ~games

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    Probably be hard for it to judge the odds and consequences of success or failure. That'd be interesting, though, and I really have no idea what kind of stuff they have layered on top of just a...

    Probably be hard for it to judge the odds and consequences of success or failure. That'd be interesting, though, and I really have no idea what kind of stuff they have layered on top of just a pre-trained GPT-2 model. I don't necessarily think this way is wrong or bad though. It just means that the player needs to be mindful of "godmodding" because the AI is a complete pushover. Or they can shove the AI all over the place and make a world of their own if that's what they prefer.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on AI Dungeon 2: a text adventure game that uses OpenAI's GPT-2 model to respond to any actions that you enter in ~games

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    It specializes exclusively in "yes, and." I've tried writing stories together with GPT-2, and based on that and based on the adventures I've read from AI Dungeon 2, it seems like it really, really...

    It specializes exclusively in "yes, and." I've tried writing stories together with GPT-2, and based on that and based on the adventures I've read from AI Dungeon 2, it seems like it really, really struggles with contradicting anything. Like someone deep in the twitter threads pointed out, jedi mind tricks are a nearly unstoppable superpower. Seems like GPT-2 accepts anything that's part of its prompt as unshakeable truth. The words it tries to predict next will always be based on the reality created by the prompt, so you can warp its reality by prompting it with a different one.

    7 votes
  5. Comment on Firefox Private Network in ~tech

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    Marginally cheaper, supports Mozilla

    Marginally cheaper, supports Mozilla

    7 votes
  6. Comment on Tumblr’s First Year Without Porn in ~tech

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    Thing is they've made basically 0 progress on this front. Porn is still everywhere. I'm still mindful of where others are when I open Tumblr because every now and then I still get naked bodies...

    Thing is they've made basically 0 progress on this front. Porn is still everywhere. I'm still mindful of where others are when I open Tumblr because every now and then I still get naked bodies popping into my feed. And I'm not even following any of the still-thriving porn blogs. Tumblr isn't porn-free by any standard. It's just gone into hiding. And it seems like the filters are no longer marking any new posts as far as I can tell, just old ones remain marked.

    7 votes
  7. Comment on Pour one out for the Steam Controller, now on closeout sale for just $5 plus shipping in ~games

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    Legitimately shocked. I thought the steam controller was pretty much objectively Steam's most successful hardware project. I love the one I have, works great for FPS's, RTS's, or just as a Netflix...

    Legitimately shocked. I thought the steam controller was pretty much objectively Steam's most successful hardware project. I love the one I have, works great for FPS's, RTS's, or just as a Netflix remote. And honestly just browsing the web in the Steam client's built in browser was so much fun when you could feel yourself slam into the edge of the page when the controller jumped in your hands.

    And there are so many libraries for interfacing with it. Made a 0x40 HUES-style visualizer that used the Steam controller to create the "sheet music" in real time as the music played. It was so hackable and accessible, it will be missed.

    12 votes
  8. Comment on When was the first time you felt different? in ~talk

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    Did get surgery, by like age 5 my palate was closed up for the last time, and my last surgery was at age 19 to rearrange and reinforce my jaw. I'll have one more this January to remove a support...

    Did get surgery, by like age 5 my palate was closed up for the last time, and my last surgery was at age 19 to rearrange and reinforce my jaw. I'll have one more this January to remove a support plate from the right side of my face that's been bothering me because it's sticking out very slightly near my right eye. Not visibly, but I can feel it.

    Overall, super fortunate that it turned out so well. For the most part the only thing you can see now is that my nose is very slightly uneven, I have a scar tracing where the cleft lip was (hidden by a beard except in odd lighting), and I'm missing 2 teeth there (after the jaw surgery, only one tooth worth of space is missing). Other than that, my teeth are fairly straight, my bite is even. According to the surgeon yesterday, it's holding steady and not trying to drift back where it was, which is a big concern in these cases.

    Past the visual though, I'm a lot more patched together. Left side of my face has a decent amount of scar tissue under the surface and is a little less willing to participate in facial expressions. The roof of my mouth has nerve damage, I can't feel anything there except for sometimes when it just aches. I'm not sure if this is related or not but my ears just ring endlessly across so many frequencies despite me using hearing protection religiously and listening to music at like 1/8th the volume of what I've heard from the people around me the past few days.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on When was the first time you felt different? in ~talk

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    I was born with a cleft lip and palate so odds are I've always felt this way.

    I was born with a cleft lip and palate so odds are I've always felt this way.

    10 votes
  10. Comment on Tesla "Cybertruck" Unveiling Livestream: Event starts 8PM PT in ~tech

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    Does it really not have crumple zones or is it just designed to look like it's a literally a tank

    Does it really not have crumple zones or is it just designed to look like it's a literally a tank

    9 votes
  11. Comment on Why Do Trump’s Supporters Stand by Him, No Matter What? in ~humanities

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    I'm aware the US is very far right relatively speaking, but what happens to the people who are susceptible to this kind of thing? Is the US so cut off from the rest of humanity that we've created...

    I'm aware the US is very far right relatively speaking, but what happens to the people who are susceptible to this kind of thing? Is the US so cut off from the rest of humanity that we've created our very own psychological quirk as well as the world's only environment that exploits it?

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Why Do Trump’s Supporters Stand by Him, No Matter What? in ~humanities

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    Another question raised, this can't be US specific. What happens to people like this in other countries?

    Another question raised, this can't be US specific. What happens to people like this in other countries?

    15 votes
  13. Comment on New YouTube terms will allow Google to terminate accounts that it determines are not "commercially viable" in ~tech

  14. Comment on New YouTube terms will allow Google to terminate accounts that it determines are not "commercially viable" in ~tech

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    Still, other YouTube ToS violations have nuked the entire Google account in the past.

    Still, other YouTube ToS violations have nuked the entire Google account in the past.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on New YouTube terms will allow Google to terminate accounts that it determines are not "commercially viable" in ~tech

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    If they do, it'll be very interesting. The First Great Ad War. Especially with more and more browsers integrating anti-tracking, with how nearly synonymous ads are with tracking, if Google blocks...

    If they do, it'll be very interesting. The First Great Ad War. Especially with more and more browsers integrating anti-tracking, with how nearly synonymous ads are with tracking, if Google blocks adblockers and anti-tracking browsers from their site, that's a very hard and public stance to take.

    6 votes
  16. Comment on Steve Guttenberg: ”Apple AirPods Pro, it's $249, but sounds like a cheap, throwaway headphone“ in ~tech

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    I mean it doesn't not make sense. Most people only listen to one device at a time.

    I mean it doesn't not make sense. Most people only listen to one device at a time.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Ring watched your kids trick or treat and then bragged about it in ~tech

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    Odds are they always have access to all footage. They only used footage shared on the Neighbors app to quickly find stuff that was actually worth sharing, and used the additional terms and...

    Odds are they always have access to all footage. They only used footage shared on the Neighbors app to quickly find stuff that was actually worth sharing, and used the additional terms and conditions to protect them while they made a slideshow out of it.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Firefox to hide notification popups by default starting next year in ~tech

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    Eh. There's a separation between the author and the entities that caused that. The other day there was an article on the Washington Post that condemned browser fingerprinting, which it said a...

    Eh. There's a separation between the author and the entities that caused that. The other day there was an article on the Washington Post that condemned browser fingerprinting, which it said a third of the top 500 sites practiced including the WaPo itself. They had a quote from someone high up with the excuse that it's industry standard, and condemned that, too.

    9 votes
  19. Comment on Think you’re anonymous online? A third of popular websites are ‘fingerprinting’ you. in ~tech

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    I'm not seeing a whole lotta difference between that and a search page still. With tildes, we have a bunch of tags that could be used to target interests. And somebody searching the web for "Neato...

    I'm not seeing a whole lotta difference between that and a search page still. With tildes, we have a bunch of tags that could be used to target interests. And somebody searching the web for "Neato phone wallpapers 2019" isn't really in the market for much of anything, either, at least based on that one snapshot of their interests.

  20. Comment on Think you’re anonymous online? A third of popular websites are ‘fingerprinting’ you. in ~tech

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    Maybe it's silly but can't you think of any given web page as the destination of some search query? If someone's on a page odds are they're interested in whatever's on it.

    Maybe it's silly but can't you think of any given web page as the destination of some search query? If someone's on a page odds are they're interested in whatever's on it.