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  1. Comment on Recommend me a version control system for design assets (primarily Photoshop & Illustrator) in ~design

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    Yeah I totally buy that. It also doesn’t help that it’s used solely to host our hardware docs, which… well let’s just say it’s a pretty serious negative reinforcement 😂

    I think that's probably true for any VCS system. They can be very frustrating, because VCS is never going to be a tool that directly helps you accomplish your work, it's always a tool that creates an extra step that you have to do in order to do your "real" work.

    Yeah I totally buy that. It also doesn’t help that it’s used solely to host our hardware docs, which… well let’s just say it’s a pretty serious negative reinforcement 😂

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Recommend me a version control system for design assets (primarily Photoshop & Illustrator) in ~design

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    Perforce confuses the living shit out of me… maybe it’s how my company implements it (many different servers at different ports, with different content on each), maybe is that I don’t have to use...

    Perforce confuses the living shit out of me… maybe it’s how my company implements it (many different servers at different ports, with different content on each), maybe is that I don’t have to use it frequently (and thus, forget most of what I learned about how to connect and navigate), but I can’t stand it in comparison to git.

    But hey, if it works for you, more power to you

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Where did the trend of disabling Javascript in one's browser originate from? in ~comp

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    I think the connection would be the click-bait-ificiation of the news media, encouraging all sorts of shitty journalistic processes (e.g.). While I think it’s much harder to prove the influence &...

    I seem to have managed to avoid seeing any significant evidence of anything particularly bad, let alone anywhere near as existentially terrifying as the climate crisis..

    I think the connection would be the click-bait-ificiation of the news media, encouraging all sorts of shitty journalistic processes (e.g.).

    While I think it’s much harder to prove the influence & blame of adtech, it absolutely exacerbates many other issues… in the moment where having really top-notch journalism is really fucking necessary to cut through misinformation/bullshit and help drive really critical policy decisions (like on climate change), you have a profession in peril, at least in part, because of shitty incentives from the advertising based revenue model.

    How much? Hard to say. But it’s not a hard link to see.

    8 votes
  4. Comment on Apple / iOS rant in ~tech

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    I feel the same. Got an iPhone ~ last year, and I’m growing too be… ambivalent about it? Some random thoughts: I really hate the settings “app” on iOS, it really just does not work for me at all....

    I feel the same. Got an iPhone ~ last year, and I’m growing too be… ambivalent about it? Some random thoughts:

    • I really hate the settings “app” on iOS, it really just does not work for me at all.

    • I’ve never found a real replacement for BubbleUPnP (which is probably on me, I could set up subsonic or plex, but lost motivation when WFH started), but I really did like it

    • I do mostly like the permissions setup, and generally feel way less sketched out about my data leaking between apps… except that once you denied a permission once, good luck finding and undoing it.

    • the “Firefox is really just safari” thing is trash. I wish I had known. Good lord do I wish I could install ublock and not switch to another browser

    • WiFi call & text is nice, but I bet I could get that on a non Moto-G5/6 android (which I had because they were so cheap).

    I mostly like or am ambivalent to the phone at this point, but I wish there was an every day driver Linux option in the US (everything I’ve seen seems like it would be a project of a phone, and I need more work in my life like a hole in the head :p)

    5 votes
  5. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    For beginners: https://www.ediblecommunities.com/recipes/caramelized-onion-dal/ The onions take awhile, but that’s really the only difficult part. This one is always a winner when I make it. Her...

    For beginners:

    https://www.ediblecommunities.com/recipes/caramelized-onion-dal/

    The onions take awhile, but that’s really the only difficult part. This one is always a winner when I make it. Her book Indianish is also full of good beginner recipes.

    For dal:

    https://www.archanaskitchen.com/dal-banjara-recipe-langar-wali-dal

    Single pan (except the tadka which I do in a cast-iron)!

    For simple chana:

    https://www.archanaskitchen.com/hara-chana-masala-recipe

    It says it requires green chickpeas but you can easily substitute white. Just cook them to your desired consistency if they don’t come out of the can pre-cooked (e.g., boil em till you can smoosh one easily between two fingers).

    6 votes
  6. Comment on Moderators of hundreds of popular subreddits sign open letter calling on Reddit founders to do more to combat COVID-19 disinformation in ~health.coronavirus

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    “Wipe yer automod configure day”

    “Wipe yer automod configure day”

    5 votes
  7. Comment on The inside story of how the lowly PDF played the longest game in tech in ~tech

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    I had to laugh when I was first exposed to JS in PDF via those More Purple More Better D&D sheets. Don’t get me wrong, those things rule. But it also takes upwards of 15 min to generate a new...

    I had to laugh when I was first exposed to JS in PDF via those More Purple More Better D&D sheets.

    Don’t get me wrong, those things rule. But it also takes upwards of 15 min to generate a new spell sheet on a 1st gen threadripper. I can only imagine the spiderwebs of awful JS one is forced to write to make a PDF like that work.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Cheap material could help convert waste heat into electricity in ~science

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    Also, low temperature heat sources inherently will have lower theoretical thermal efficiency (see: Carnot law), even before you take these efficiencies into account

    Energy is energy. It's lost every time it's converted, so the fewer conversions done the better. Even among AC/DC conversions.

    Also, low temperature heat sources inherently will have lower theoretical thermal efficiency (see: Carnot law), even before you take these efficiencies into account

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Zoom to pay $85M for lying about encryption and sending data to Facebook and Google in ~tech

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    Same here for a private company. My only exposure has been (oddly) our DOE customers setting up trainings on the thing. Generally it’s one step removed from public access though, so I guess maybe...

    Government prohibited using it at work (contractor)

    Same here for a private company. My only exposure has been (oddly) our DOE customers setting up trainings on the thing. Generally it’s one step removed from public access though, so I guess maybe they didn’t care?

    5 votes
  10. Comment on Walmart to pay 100% of college tuition and books for associates in ~finance

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    Is still a pretty damn good deal, even if I might prefer the government do something similar for everyone.

    There aren't strings of continued employment or restrictions on what your degree could be (other than you're only funded attending a handful of colleges).

    Is still a pretty damn good deal, even if I might prefer the government do something similar for everyone.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Biden signs executive order targeting right to repair, ISPs, net neutrality, and more in ~news

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    TechDirt has a pair of articles on this worth reading: Biden Executive Order Disrupts Hot DC Trend Of Pretending 'Big Telecom' Doesn't Exist — covering the parts of the order affecting telecoms...

    TechDirt has a pair of articles on this worth reading:

    Biden Executive Order Disrupts Hot DC Trend Of Pretending 'Big Telecom' Doesn't Exist — covering the parts of the order affecting telecoms and ISPs

    Biden's Executive Order On Competition Has... Lots Of Really Good Ideas? Though, Potential Overreaches On Executive Power — on competitiveness and anti-trust

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Near, the author of bsnes and higan, has died in ~games

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    Unless you want Desantis and the rest of the delusional fantasy that is the Republican party telling you what you can and cannot say, I strongly recommend against opening any pathways for...

    Sites like that are a great argument for repealing the First Amendment, because I'm pretty sure that America's forefathers never envisioned free speech being weaponised like this...

    Unless you want Desantis and the rest of the delusional fantasy that is the Republican party telling you what you can and cannot say, I strongly recommend against opening any pathways for legalizing government policing of speech.

    Further, if those jamokes had their way, it's very likely that hosting companies would be forced to carry sites like Kiwi Farms, because otherwise you are discriminating against "conservative" ideas.

    6 votes
  13. Comment on ITER site construction is now 78% complete in ~science

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    How much of that is because ITER was/is being built though? (Genuinely don’t know) My gut feel is that it’s hard to discount how much actually sitting down, planning and building a thing actually...

    leapfrogged by the smaller tokamak projects like SPARC that take advantage of newer high temperature superconductors that sustain stronger magnetic fields to miniaturize the designs

    How much of that is because ITER was/is being built though? (Genuinely don’t know)

    My gut feel is that it’s hard to discount how much actually sitting down, planning and building a thing actually spurs technological innovation to make the next iteration better, particularly for early/unproven technology.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    I saw my aunt and uncle for the first time since COVID. We drove down and met them at a brewery, and spent the day hopping around between breweries, shops, restaurants etc. The next day we watched...

    I saw my aunt and uncle for the first time since COVID.

    We drove down and met them at a brewery, and spent the day hopping around between breweries, shops, restaurants etc. The next day we watched some campy SF (Resident Alien on SyFy) and went for a hike.

    I have missed them both incredibly. We moved back to the NE recently, and they’re moving down south in a month or so, so I’m really really grateful we could see each other before they left.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Other Space (2015) in ~tv

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    I thought I was the only one who loved this show! Short, weird and a whole lot of fun.

    I thought I was the only one who loved this show! Short, weird and a whole lot of fun.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Stack Overflow has been acquired by Prosus for $1.8 billion in ~comp

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    I’m not as sure, maybe because I’m not aware of them today? Besides, as you noted: is the wealth of quality answers that give SO it’s value, and that’s not an easy thing to spin up. If the “how to...

    I'm sure there are dozens of worthy successors to the throne just waiting for their moment.

    I’m not as sure, maybe because I’m not aware of them today?

    Besides, as you noted: is the wealth of quality answers that give SO it’s value, and that’s not an easy thing to spin up.

    If the “how to put a legend outside of a plot” answer for MPL ever went away, I would cry :p

    5 votes
  17. Comment on One-fifth of US beef capacity wiped out by JBS cyberattack in ~tech

  18. Comment on CliMA collaboration aims to reinvent Earth system modeling in ~enviro

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    Super cool to see a large scale code written in Julia. I would love to see more adoption of Julia in the HPC community (such that I actually get a chance to work on some day!)

    Super cool to see a large scale code written in Julia. I would love to see more adoption of Julia in the HPC community (such that I actually get a chance to work on some day!)

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

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    Feels like yesterday you were first telling me about this place :)

    Feels like yesterday you were first telling me about this place :)

    7 votes
  20. Comment on Enzyme: Automatic differentiation of LLVM IR in ~comp

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    This is awesome... that CUDA-clang support woulda saved me a year of my PhD!

    This is awesome... that CUDA-clang support woulda saved me a year of my PhD!

    2 votes