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  1. Comment on Soft Power Japan: How Japanese culture influenced British Grime music in ~music

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    It's a strange title from an unexpected conference. The talk is mainly about how marginalised British youth found their ability to express themselves musically (in this instance, through Grime...

    It's a strange title from an unexpected conference. The talk is mainly about how marginalised British youth found their ability to express themselves musically (in this instance, through Grime music) by borrowing popular Japanese cultural icons of the late 80s and early 90s.

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  2. Comment on Lecture series: Understanding the war in Ukraine in ~misc

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    This is a lecture series given by Alexander Stubbe, giving an in depth view (from a distinctly Finnish perspective) on the war in Ukraine.

    This is a lecture series given by Alexander Stubbe, giving an in depth view (from a distinctly Finnish perspective) on the war in Ukraine.

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  3. Comment on Is nuclear power green? in ~enviro

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    An interesting situation on the economics: hopefully common design and clear regulations will help bring down costs. It should also probably go without saying that the cost to turn back on a...

    An interesting situation on the economics: hopefully common design and clear regulations will help bring down costs. It should also probably go without saying that the cost to turn back on a reactor you needlessly shut down would also probably be cheaper than importing natural gas.

  4. Comment on We're building computers wrong in ~comp

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    Yeah, I've not seen them used for training the neural networks: consumer devices that use neural networks use the already trained network (which is feed forward), so could deliver significant...

    Yeah, I've not seen them used for training the neural networks: consumer devices that use neural networks use the already trained network (which is feed forward), so could deliver significant energy savings for (for instance) mobile devices. Current chip fabrication is also heading towards more 'system on a chip' design, making it easy to add to future devices.

    That being said, I agree it would be awesome if they could implement back-prop or CNN using this analogue approach.

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  5. Comment on We're building computers wrong in ~comp

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    It's a shit title: the video is about using analogue computers for neural network applications.

    It's a shit title: the video is about using analogue computers for neural network applications.

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  6. Comment on Why Can't Programmers... Program? in ~comp

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    I've often heard the sentiment that to solve some problems 'you have to be a genius'; however my impression isn't that the average programmer can't solve relatively simple problems, it's that...

    I've often heard the sentiment that to solve some problems 'you have to be a genius'; however my impression isn't that the average programmer can't solve relatively simple problems, it's that their code is virtually indecipherable. Not labelling variables or functions (when they are used) or structuring code in a way that makes the flow easy to understand makes bug fixing and adding new features an arduous task.

    My impression is that, for some people's code, the requirement of being a genius is to read their code in the first place.

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  7. Comment on Steam Winter Sale is live (Dec 22 - Jan 5) in ~games

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    Could anyone who thinks their 'must have' game which is on sale post it?

    Could anyone who thinks their 'must have' game which is on sale post it?

    5 votes