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  1. Comment on BMW makes heated seats a monthly subscription in ~tech

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    While I disagree with this, BMW is not the first to charge a subscription for hardware that you own. AT&T, Verizon, etc do this with the radio in your phone - a WiFi network is not something that...

    While I disagree with this, BMW is not the first to charge a subscription for hardware that you own. AT&T, Verizon, etc do this with the radio in your phone - a WiFi network is not something that is in any way dependent on their network being connected to your phone, but an iPhone will prevent you from starting one if it isn’t in your cellular plan. Yes, a connection to their network is needed for internet access, but a wireless router doesn’t need connection to the web to exist.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on The Skyrim Together Reborn multiplayer mod is out now, bringing major updates and 2-8 player co-op in ~games

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    The quest scheme reminds me of Borderlands.

    The quest scheme reminds me of Borderlands.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Snarky Puppy - Trinity (Extended Version) (2022) in ~music

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    I love Snarky Puppy!

    I love Snarky Puppy!

    3 votes
  4. Comment on AlbumLove recommendations thread: June 2022 in ~music

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    Head Space - The Mellowells This is an album that a friend showed me many years ago, and I haven’t stopped enjoying it. Grass Eater is one of my favorite songs. I even used to have the CD in my...

    Head Space - The Mellowells

    This is an album that a friend showed me many years ago, and I haven’t stopped enjoying it. Grass Eater is one of my favorite songs. I even used to have the CD in my car, back when I had a car with a CD player.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on EDF rules out extension of nuclear plant to secure UK winter supplies in ~enviro

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    It took me a while to realize that EDF sounded familiar to me because of the Red Faction games…

    It took me a while to realize that EDF sounded familiar to me because of the Red Faction games…

  6. Comment on What's an achievable technological, scientific, or computational breakthrough that you're really looking forward in the next fifteen years? in ~tech

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    I have also always wondered this - sure, being unable to differentiate 1 + 2 = 3 and 5 + 2 = 7 is great, but how is it useful if you’re doing analysis of the execution of a larger program? Are...

    I have also always wondered this - sure, being unable to differentiate 1 + 2 = 3 and 5 + 2 = 7 is great, but how is it useful if you’re doing analysis of the execution of a larger program? Are conditionals encoded using functions like min or max, or is the control flow clear with only data being encrypted?

  7. Comment on What's an achievable technological, scientific, or computational breakthrough that you're really looking forward in the next fifteen years? in ~tech

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    I’m sure it would enable plenty of governments and businesses to use cloud computing resources for sensitive data?

    I’m sure it would enable plenty of governments and businesses to use cloud computing resources for sensitive data?

    4 votes
  8. Comment on In the dating market, people compete ferociously for partners with qualities that do not increase their chances of romantic happiness in ~life

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    My thoughts are that the distribution of initials is not uniform and somehow this is reflected in the probability of picking someone with the same initials…

    My thoughts are that the distribution of initials is not uniform and somehow this is reflected in the probability of picking someone with the same initials…

    4 votes
  9. Comment on In the dating market, people compete ferociously for partners with qualities that do not increase their chances of romantic happiness in ~life

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    This seems suspicious.

    people are 11.3 percent more likely to match with someone who shares their initials

    This seems suspicious.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Powerful ‘machine scientists’ distill the laws of physics from raw data in ~science

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    This is an incredible set of algorithms, I’m amazed this is the first I’ve heard of it.

    This is an incredible set of algorithms, I’m amazed this is the first I’ve heard of it.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Tips for moving to VA? in ~life

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    It’s wild to me that it’s illegal to listen for certain radio waves - I understand the intent, but it’s also insane.

    It’s wild to me that it’s illegal to listen for certain radio waves - I understand the intent, but it’s also insane.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Tech recommendations request: looking for a Linux-friendly 13" laptop in ~tech

  13. Comment on Tech recommendations request: looking for a Linux-friendly 13" laptop in ~tech

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    I’ve done this, the ASUS C301 I did it with is still going strong. This might be useful.

    I’ve done this, the ASUS C301 I did it with is still going strong. This might be useful.

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

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    Accuracy bound for a neural network.

    Accuracy bound for a neural network.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Do data storage providers 'share' identical data among clients? in ~comp

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    Seems unlikely that most datasets that data storage providers have would be capable of much deduplication. Photos are fairly unique, documents are fairly unique - my guess would be music and...

    Seems unlikely that most datasets that data storage providers have would be capable of much deduplication. Photos are fairly unique, documents are fairly unique - my guess would be music and videos might fit this? That said, they’re probably already using a file system like ZFS or btrfs with compression on and potentially file system level deduplication.

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

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    I did some statistical analysis to figure out the expected value of the minimum square distance between a uniformly sampled point in a k-dimensional hypercube and n other uniformly sampled points....

    I did some statistical analysis to figure out the expected value of the minimum square distance between a uniformly sampled point in a k-dimensional hypercube and n other uniformly sampled points. Finding an expression was easy, computing an estimate with the large k and large n for which I wanted to know this value was exceptionally difficult.

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

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    Are you planning on doing anything like lossy compression on the images? For example, the data in a png that had been changed from a bit depth of 8 to 16 is the same, but that’s difficult to check...

    Are you planning on doing anything like lossy compression on the images? For example, the data in a png that had been changed from a bit depth of 8 to 16 is the same, but that’s difficult to check for - so identical output is a bit hard to deal with?

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Little 12ft.io bookmarklet in ~tech

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    Bookmarked /noise

    Bookmarked

    /noise

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

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    Why not use a file system like ZFS or btrfs with zstd compression enabled for all files? ZFS can even do some fairly hefty data deduplication if I’m remembering correctly. Am I misunderstanding...

    Why not use a file system like ZFS or btrfs with zstd compression enabled for all files? ZFS can even do some fairly hefty data deduplication if I’m remembering correctly. Am I misunderstanding the purpose of your program?

    2 votes