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  1. Comment on A poetry-writing AI has just been unveiled. It’s ... pretty good. in ~books

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    I used the tool to help GRRM finish writing Winds of Winter. Please feel free to contribute to my efforts on Twitter. It seems like the Song of Ice and Fire is part of the training corpus though...

    I used the tool to help GRRM finish writing Winds of Winter. Please feel free to contribute to my efforts on Twitter. It seems like the Song of Ice and Fire is part of the training corpus though Ned has been mysteriously revived. :)

  2. Is anyone here taking online courses e.g. Udacity, Coursera, Udemy, etc.? I just finished the Udacity AI Programming in Python course not long ago, and it was with a bit of gnashing of teeth...

    Is anyone here taking online courses e.g. Udacity, Coursera, Udemy, etc.? I just finished the Udacity AI Programming in Python course not long ago, and it was with a bit of gnashing of teeth towards the end. :[ The funny thing is, it wasn't (just) because it was technically challenging, but mostly learning-related anxiety and procrastination.

    I'm curious about what others in the Tildes community are learning via massive open online courses (MOOCs), and what you think about them.

    • How have online courses helped your career/personal goals (or did not meet expectations)?
    • What do you think can be done better by these course providers or other entities?

    In a meta-sort of way, I'm building a platform called MindsMatch help other learners finish their online courses faster. We are looking for users to alpha-test if you are interested!

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  3. Comment on A year around the Sierra. in ~creative

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    Great shots! Any thoughts on providing a few descriptors for the location, why/how you took the shot, etc.? Would love to know more about your craft!

    Great shots! Any thoughts on providing a few descriptors for the location, why/how you took the shot, etc.? Would love to know more about your craft!

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Bowel movement: the push to change the way you poo in ~health

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    Did you get the 9 inch or the 7 inch? The 7 inch fits smaller toilets...there's also an "adjustable height" model available now. I just got one last week so did a little bit of research on fitting!

    Did you get the 9 inch or the 7 inch? The 7 inch fits smaller toilets...there's also an "adjustable height" model available now. I just got one last week so did a little bit of research on fitting!

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Medium is a poor choice for blogging in ~tech

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    What alternatives do folks suggest for drawing audiences? I ended up syndicating my content from a wordpress self-hosted site onto Medium, because it seems harder to connect with people without...

    What alternatives do folks suggest for drawing audiences? I ended up syndicating my content from a wordpress self-hosted site onto Medium, because it seems harder to connect with people without leveraging an existing community.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Detective Pikachu trailer in ~movies

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    Ah yes, the infamous manly voice of Detective Pikachu! Ryan Reynold's chipper voice is in a strange way more fitting to Pikachu's body than the game's voice actor, Kaiji Tang.

    Ah yes, the infamous manly voice of Detective Pikachu! Ryan Reynold's chipper voice is in a strange way more fitting to Pikachu's body than the game's voice actor, Kaiji Tang.

    7 votes
  7. Comment on Initial D. What do you think? in ~anime

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    I never watched the anime, but the arcade game based on Initial D was a huge hit in Malaysia in the early 2000s. The game pops out a player card, so you can continue progress across machines and...

    I never watched the anime, but the arcade game based on Initial D was a huge hit in Malaysia in the early 2000s. The game pops out a player card, so you can continue progress across machines and end up with a neon aura undercarriage, among other upgrades! Here's a YouTube video of someone drifting perfectly through the mountain pass.

  8. Comment on Note-taking, bookmarks, reminders and todos: What do you use to organize your life? in ~life

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    I just discovered Notion! I'm going to try to import my many text files on Dropbox (currently managed using Ulysses) and experiment with it.

    I just discovered Notion! I'm going to try to import my many text files on Dropbox (currently managed using Ulysses) and experiment with it.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on What are you reading these days? #6 in ~books

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    Just finished reading Seveneves by Neal Stephenson. It's a modern take on the post-apocalyptic scenario. I enjoyed how the story took place over the span of thousands of years, to demonstrate the...

    Just finished reading Seveneves by Neal Stephenson. It's a modern take on the post-apocalyptic scenario. I enjoyed how the story took place over the span of thousands of years, to demonstrate the impact a character's action can make given enough time.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on What is a small thing you can add to a regular dish, that makes it all that much tastier? in ~food

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    Another white pepper-focused recipe is "bak kut teh," (a pork rib soup eaten with rice) for which a Singaporean version requires: A ton of garlic. Maybe two bulbs of it even. A rack of pork ribs...

    Another white pepper-focused recipe is "bak kut teh," (a pork rib soup eaten with rice) for which a Singaporean version requires:

    • A ton of garlic. Maybe two bulbs of it even.
    • A rack of pork ribs sliced into individual ribs
    • A handful of white pepper corns
    • Salt to taste
    Simplified version
    1. Dry toast garlic cloves with skins on and white pepper corns until aromatic
    2. Add to a pot (or a pressure cooker e.g. instant pot if you have one), add pork ribs
    3. Simmer/pressure cook until meat falls off the bone, salt to taste
    More complicated but better version

    For step 2, simmer pork ribs for 5 mins, discard water and rinse the pork ribs to remove coagulated proteins, then add to clean pot with toasted white pepper corns and garlic cloves

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Tech Talk: What's the make & model of your current phone? What do you like about it? Dislike? What phones have you owned in the past? in ~tech

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    Google Pixel 2: my previous Pixel 1 experienced a saltwater-related death (turns out, sneaker waves are more common as tide recedes!) I have owned iPhones in the past, and even tested out the...

    Google Pixel 2: my previous Pixel 1 experienced a saltwater-related death (turns out, sneaker waves are more common as tide recedes!) I have owned iPhones in the past, and even tested out the iPhone XS Max for a day before returning it. I find it hard to "retrain" my brain to the new iOS once I have set up my android OS the way I like it. However, the news about the Pixel 3 just isn't...that compelling to me, as the upgrades are too incremental.

    One feature about the Pixel 2 that may be more nuanced is its weight--I had my iPhone-carrying friend try to hold it, and he was surprised by how light it feels. As a woman with small hands, I appreciate how it doesn't feel like a burden when I hold it!

    4 votes