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  1. Comment on COVID-19 is a vascular disease not a respiratory one, says study in ~health.coronavirus

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    Of course I did; not problematic and causing some damage are different measures. For instance, I wonder how much this is related to various side effects people are having? To be clear, there’s no...

    Of course I did; not problematic and causing some damage are different measures. For instance, I wonder how much this is related to various side effects people are having? To be clear, there’s no reason not to get the vaccine unless your doctor advises against it due to known medical conditions. I’m just wondering what’s caused by what.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on COVID-19 is a vascular disease not a respiratory one, says study in ~health.coronavirus

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    This news about the spike protein is quite interesting, I wonder if the vaccines cause localized damage?

    This news about the spike protein is quite interesting, I wonder if the vaccines cause localized damage?

    3 votes
  3. Comment on FDA to propose ban on menthol-flavored cigarettes, with industry likely to challenge in ~health

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    What I meant was: I believe I have seen research implying that menthol changes how nicotine is metabolized, and through some complicated interaction might make it easier to become addicted. It...

    What I meant was: I believe I have seen research implying that menthol changes how nicotine is metabolized, and through some complicated interaction might make it easier to become addicted. It would at least not surprise me if there were deeper reasons than a cooling sensation.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on FDA to propose ban on menthol-flavored cigarettes, with industry likely to challenge in ~health

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    I do understand where you’re coming from, but I think there is an interesting point here regarding (I don’t have an offhand source here, but will look for one if I have time) positive correlation...

    I do understand where you’re coming from, but I think there is an interesting point here regarding (I don’t have an offhand source here, but will look for one if I have time) positive correlation between nicotine addiction and menthol. To my recollection menthol increases the addictive properties of nicotine, and banning the combination would likely reduce the rate of new smokers.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on White House proposes $1.8 trillion package that would dramatically expand education, safety net programs in ~news

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    I’m not sure about federal forgiveness, but some states appear interested in legislation like this. Really a trade your debt for different debt sort of deal...

    I’m not sure about federal forgiveness, but some states appear interested in legislation like this. Really a trade your debt for different debt sort of deal...

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Happy 3rd Birthday, Tildes! in ~tildes

  7. Comment on Recommend some upbeat / high-energy music that, if I listen to it in my car, will make me want to roll the windows down and drive at unsafe speeds in ~music

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    I wasn’t expecting to see Machine Girl in this thread.

    I wasn’t expecting to see Machine Girl in this thread.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Recommend some upbeat / high-energy music that, if I listen to it in my car, will make me want to roll the windows down and drive at unsafe speeds in ~music

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    ahem Death Grips

    ahem

    Death Grips

    9 votes
  9. Comment on On the ground info on India COVID situation in ~health.coronavirus

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    Does anyone have any sources of data about how existing vaccines fare in relation to these strains? Do we have any measure of approximately how much needs to change for our vaccines to have...

    Does anyone have any sources of data about how existing vaccines fare in relation to these strains? Do we have any measure of approximately how much needs to change for our vaccines to have reduced efficiency? I’ve only really seen speculation, and would be interested in actual papers or data.

    7 votes
  10. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I’ve also had Music Has The Right To Children by Boards of Canada on quite a lot as well, I must just be in the mood for this style of music. I do have to agree though, Since I Left You is easily...

    I’ve also had Music Has The Right To Children by Boards of Canada on quite a lot as well, I must just be in the mood for this style of music. I do have to agree though, Since I Left You is easily in my top five.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I have found myself listening to the original release of Since I Left You by The Avalanches an unreasonable amount this week - it’s a phenomenal album, so I can’t really complain. I’ve also been...

    I have found myself listening to the original release of Since I Left You by The Avalanches an unreasonable amount this week - it’s a phenomenal album, so I can’t really complain. I’ve also been going back to a lot of stuff I haven’t found myself in the mood to listen to for a while now: Funeral by Arcade Fire, various Arctic Monkeys releases, Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd, and a lot more.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Share your linux desktop/setup in ~comp

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    Yeah, I don’t have time to share right now, but I’ll definitely look over others!

    Yeah, I don’t have time to share right now, but I’ll definitely look over others!

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Academic surveillance software company Proctorio is suing a researcher critical of them, seeking to obtain private communications in ~tech

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    I really want to get a higher degree, but I have trouble justifying going back to school with the constant stream of shitty practices that screw over students in the world of academia. Stuff like...

    I really want to get a higher degree, but I have trouble justifying going back to school with the constant stream of shitty practices that screw over students in the world of academia. Stuff like this just serves as a reminder of how bad it is.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Enzyme: Automatic differentiation of LLVM IR in ~comp

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    There is actually a thread somewhere in which the creators tried it on Rust, and it appeared to work! Edit: see here and here.

    There is actually a thread somewhere in which the creators tried it on Rust, and it appeared to work!

    Edit: see here and here.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Enzyme: Automatic differentiation of LLVM IR in ~comp

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    Found this the other day and wanted to share it here - doing automatic differentiation on code that has already been processed and optimized by the compiler is an amazing idea, and appears to work...

    Found this the other day and wanted to share it here - doing automatic differentiation on code that has already been processed and optimized by the compiler is an amazing idea, and appears to work quite well.

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

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    I managed to snag a Radeon VII on release, so I have officially supported hardware and it still does not work at all. I have been considering selling it since it’s worth something like triple what...

    I managed to snag a Radeon VII on release, so I have officially supported hardware and it still does not work at all. I have been considering selling it since it’s worth something like triple what I purchased it for, then just buying an Alienware Aurora R12 configured with a 3090, ripping that card out and putting it in my rig (the OEM Alienware 3090 is one of two 3090 cards that will fit in my case, it’s a smaller form factor), then reselling the rest of the R12. The only reason I have not done this is because I also don’t want to deal with Nvidia’s driver stack.

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

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    I’m just about fed up with AMD’s non-support of ROCm. I have been trying to get the higher level libraries working on NixOS, as I’ve posted about in the past, but was unable to do so. I decided...

    I’m just about fed up with AMD’s non-support of ROCm. I have been trying to get the higher level libraries working on NixOS, as I’ve posted about in the past, but was unable to do so. I decided instead to spin up a drive with Ubuntu 18.04.5 on it, just to run one of my old neural styling programs - lo and behold, it doesn’t even work (at least the beta 4.0.1 PyTorch wheel) on the supported OS! So I filed a bug report with the errors from the PyTorch tests on my machine over a week ago and still have not heard back from either the PyTorch team or ROCm support. I might try building from source to overcome the issue, but I don’t have high hopes that will work either. The last time I actually had ROCm working on a machine was at 2.8 - and I have not had any actual support that I can remember since then. On top of this, the documentation is so bad that I’ve been working on this in spare time for at least a year and don’t even know if there’s a sane, simple way to check if the ROCm stack is working properly - it’s an absolute mess, and I’m close to selling my GPU (for a profit???) and just buying a 3090.

    4 votes