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

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    Thank you and @grendel It was such a huge challenge for me. Especially the writing and then, after working on it for months it feels like "did I really do anything worthwhile?" Because you compare...

    Thank you and @grendel

    It was such a huge challenge for me. Especially the writing and then, after working on it for months it feels like "did I really do anything worthwhile?"
    Because you compare yourself to all this novel research you see all the time.
    I’m just glad it’s over to be honest.
    First break I have had in a long time

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

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    After 5 weeks of writing I handed my masters thesis last night. The sub area was natural language processing (just woke up when I first wrote this) Some more info: I wanted to write a classifier...

    After 5 weeks of writing I handed my masters thesis last night. The sub area was natural language processing (just woke up when I first wrote this)

    Some more info:
    I wanted to write a classifier to extract object information from natural language answers. That tool is supposed to be used for explanatory learning, to get neural networks to be ‚right for the right reasons‘

    5 votes
  3. Comment on Twitch, Pinterest, Reddit and more go down in Fastly CDN outage in ~tech

  4. Comment on Twitch, Pinterest, Reddit and more go down in Fastly CDN outage in ~tech

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    I didn't see that it was a fault with fastly, I just assumed it was AWS issues

    I didn't see that it was a fault with fastly, I just assumed it was AWS issues

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Twitch, Pinterest, Reddit and more go down in Fastly CDN outage in ~tech

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    If there's a better news source, maybe someone can (or I will later) update the link. It's been down for like half an hour now I think. Pretty crazy how many big services go down at once, when...

    If there's a better news source, maybe someone can (or I will later) update the link.

    It's been down for like half an hour now I think. Pretty crazy how many big services go down at once, when amazon has issues

    edit: thanks @mycketforvirrad

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Enhancing Photorealism Enhancement in ~comp

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    Using a convolutional network to convert GTA V footage to photorealistic scenes. I wonder how this will be used in the future for gaming. Especially since this could create a whole new experience...

    Using a convolutional network to convert GTA V footage to photorealistic scenes. I wonder how this will be used in the future for gaming. Especially since this could create a whole new experience for older games.

    Here's a video by twominutepapers detailing the paper

    3 votes
  7. Comment on I need help with a story that involves math in ~talk

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    Maybe in a world where people can't calculate and let the computer do all their calculations, no one realizes the floating point imprecision: 0.1 + 0.2 = 0.30000000000000004...

    Maybe in a world where people can't calculate and let the computer do all their calculations, no one realizes the floating point imprecision:

    0.1 + 0.2 = 0.30000000000000004

    https://0.30000000000000004.com/

    6 votes
  8. Comment on Last night my friend and I saw a UFO for the first time in ~talk

  9. Comment on Last night my friend and I saw a UFO for the first time in ~talk

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    could you sketch an illustration of what you saw? the movement of the light for example. I'm really curious

    could you sketch an illustration of what you saw? the movement of the light for example. I'm really curious

    10 votes
  10. Comment on Does anyone else feel like they don’t know how to talk to people anymore? in ~talk

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    I feel the same, I barely spoke to people in the last year. However, in the last week I have talked to three different people and apart from the first encounters, after a while it kind of works...

    I feel the same, I barely spoke to people in the last year. However, in the last week I have talked to three different people and apart from the first encounters, after a while it kind of works out. I think there’ll be some awkward moments, but after a couple of tries it works fine. Yestrerday I got to know my neighbor for the first time and after an awkward start we chatted for like 20 minutes

    9 votes
  11. Comment on What's a cool and not-well-known thing that people can do with their phone/computer? in ~tech

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    I actually did get streaks. I’m sure both work similarly by using long exposures. I think Apple just uses software Processing to help with slight wobbles when holding it?

    I actually did get streaks. I’m sure both work similarly by using long exposures. I think Apple just uses software Processing to help with slight wobbles when holding it?

    3 votes
  12. Comment on What's a cool and not-well-known thing that people can do with their phone/computer? in ~tech

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    iPhones do that too. I saw starlink passing my bedroom window (roof) the other day, and I took a few photos of it. Even worked handheld

    iPhones do that too. I saw starlink passing my bedroom window (roof) the other day, and I took a few photos of it. Even worked handheld

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Pre-orders for the Framework laptop are now open in ~tech

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    Also especially notebook keyboards are different in a lot of different countries

    Also especially notebook keyboards are different in a lot of different countries

    5 votes
  14. Comment on 96% of US users opt out of app tracking in iOS 14.5 in ~tech

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    That's actually against the GDPR. It should be opt out. However most pages always require two clicks to decline and one big green button to accept

    That's why most GDPR cookie settings make you toggle everything off manually.

    That's actually against the GDPR. It should be opt out. However most pages always require two clicks to decline and one big green button to accept

    8 votes
  15. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of May 3 in ~health.coronavirus

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    getting my first jab tomorrow, my gf gets hers on Thursday. I can't wait. I am so happy to finally get vaccinated

    getting my first jab tomorrow, my gf gets hers on Thursday.

    I can't wait. I am so happy to finally get vaccinated

    10 votes
  16. Comment on Tech people of Tildes, what have you automated in your life? in ~tech

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    Last year I wrote a script to scrape a government website to alert me when there's a free appointment to register my car. I literally couldn't register my car because every appointment was booked...

    Last year I wrote a script to scrape a government website to alert me when there's a free appointment to register my car. I literally couldn't register my car because every appointment was booked (They only allow booking 2 weeks in advance and everything was booked). So I checked regularly whether people would cancel. I got an appointment for a day or 2 later.

    6 votes
  17. Comment on How to choose a Python API framework in ~tech

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    I built a whole webapp in a day this week with fastapi. I was amazed by how easy it was The only problem I faced was the deployment (since I’ve never done any deployment myself). I feel like there...

    I built a whole webapp in a day this week with fastapi. I was amazed by how easy it was

    The only problem I faced was the deployment (since I’ve never done any deployment myself). I feel like there were tons more guides how to deploy stuff with flask

    4 votes
  18. Comment on Megathread: April Fools' Day 2021 on the internet in ~misc

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    I think that’s a really funny idea and I could see it as a fun gift to computer scientists

    I think that’s a really funny idea and I could see it as a fun gift to computer scientists

    2 votes