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  1. Announcing a new Wikimedia project: Abstract Wikipedia

    Link to the announcement: https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimediaannounce-l/2020-July/001618.html I have copied the content of the announcement below, since on Tildes it becomes a bit more...

    Link to the announcement: https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimediaannounce-l/2020-July/001618.html

    I have copied the content of the announcement below, since on Tildes it becomes a bit more readable:

    (A translatable version of this announcement can be found on Meta [1])

    Hi all,

    It is my honor to introduce Abstract Wikipedia [1], a new project that has
    been unanimously approved by the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees.
    Abstract Wikipedia proposes a new way to generate baseline encyclopedic
    content in a multilingual fashion, allowing more contributors and more
    readers to share more knowledge in more languages. It is an approach that
    aims to make cross-lingual cooperation easier on our projects, increase the
    sustainability of our movement through expanding access to participation,
    improve the user experience for readers of all languages, and innovate in
    free knowledge by connecting some of the strengths of our movement to
    create something new.

    This is our first new project in over seven years. Abstract Wikipedia was
    submitted as a project proposal by Denny Vrandečić in May of 2020 [2] after
    years of preparation and research, leading to a detailed plan and lively
    discussions in the Wikimedia communities. We know that the energy and the
    creativity of the community often runs up against language barriers, and
    information that is available in one language may not make it to other
    language Wikipedias. Abstract Wikipedia intends to look and feel like a
    Wikipedia, but build on the powerful, language-independent conceptual
    models of Wikidata, with the goal of letting volunteers create and maintain
    Wikipedia articles across our polyglot Wikimedia world.

    The project will allow volunteers to assemble the fundamentals of an
    article using words and entities from Wikidata. Because Wikidata uses
    conceptual models that are meant to be universal across languages, it
    should be possible to use and extend these building blocks of knowledge to
    create models for articles that also have universal value. Using code,
    volunteers will be able to translate these abstract “articles” into their
    own languages. If successful, this could eventually allow everyone to read
    about any topic in Wikidata in their own language.

    As you can imagine, this work will require a lot of software development,
    and a lot of cooperation among Wikimedians. In order to make this effort
    possible, Denny will join the Foundation as a staff member in July and lead
    this initiative. You may know Denny as the creator of Wikidata, a long-time
    community member, a former staff member at Wikimedia Deutschland, and a
    former Trustee at the Wikimedia Foundation[3]. We are very excited that
    Denny will bring his skills and expertise to work on this project alongside
    the Foundation’s product, technology, and community liaison teams.

    It is important to acknowledge that this is an experimental project and
    that every Wikipedia community has different needs. This project may offer
    some communities great advantages. Other communities may engage less. Every
    language Wikipedia community will be free to choose and moderate whether or
    how they would use content from this project.

    We are excited that this new wiki-project has the possibility to advance
    knowledge equity through increased access to knowledge. It also invites us
    to consider and engage with critical questions about how and by whom
    knowledge is constructed. We look forward to working in cooperation with
    the communities to think through these important questions.

    There is much to do as we begin designing a plan for Abstract Wikipedia in
    close collaboration with our communities. I encourage you to get involved
    by going to the project page and joining the new mailing list[4]. We
    recognize that Abstract Wikipedia is ambitious, but we also recognize its
    potential. We invite you all to join us on a new, unexplored path.

    Yours,
    Katherine Maher

    Executive Director,
    Wikimedia Foundation

    [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Abstract
    Wikipedia/June 2020 announcement
    [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Abstract_Wikipedia
    [3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Denny
    [4] https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/abstract-wikipedia

    Link to the proposal: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Abstract_Wikipedia

    Discussions on Hacker News and Lobsters:

    25 votes
  2. Comment on Generics for Go in ~comp

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    This is bypassing LWN's normal paywall using their subscriber link functionality. If you like LWN please consider subscribing - they're consistently some of the highest-quality Linux / FOSS...

    This is bypassing LWN's normal paywall using their subscriber link functionality. If you like LWN please consider subscribing - they're consistently some of the highest-quality Linux / FOSS journalism around.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Tildes Issue Log - June 2020 in ~tildes

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    Hi Bauke, I'm not sure if I ever said thanks for taking the time to write up these logs for the past two years, but thank you, and thank you for taking the time to document the infrastructure...

    Hi Bauke, I'm not sure if I ever said thanks for taking the time to write up these logs for the past two years, but thank you, and thank you for taking the time to document the infrastructure necessary for someone else to pick up this project.

    My immediate reaction to reading that you would be stopping your publication of these logs was that I would like to take up the torch and start publishing them myself.

    However, after giving it a bit more thought, I had a slightly different idea.

    @Deimos, how difficult would it be to configure a recurring topic to pull the Markdown source of a wiki page and create the topic from that?

    What I'm thinking is that we could have an "Issue Log" wiki page here on the ~tildes group that anyone could contribute to, and then on a schedule, the text of that wiki page would be posted as a recurring "Issue log" topic on ~tildes or ~tildes.official.

    The only hurdles I can think of are having the recurring topic import the wiki page text automatically, and also, the text of recurring topics cannot be edited by users, so either some users would need to have permission to edit recurring topics, or the topic would need to regularly update from the wiki page even after being posted.

    I don't know, maybe it isn't worth it, but these issue logs were kind of the only regular update we've had on the development of Tildes[1] and I think it'd be a shame to lose them. I also think the best way to keep this tradition going would be to put it democratically into the hands of the community.


    1. No offense to Deimos of course, it's just that the ~tildes.official topics are not posted on a regular schedule and often don't include all the gritty details of development (and I understand why that is).
    10 votes
  4. Weird bug with the pagination of notifications

    Okay, this is a bit confusing to explain, but when I go to the notifications page: https://tildes.net/notifications The last notification I received, at time of writing, was 5 hours, 50 minutes...

    Okay, this is a bit confusing to explain, but when I go to the notifications page:

    https://tildes.net/notifications

    The last notification I received, at time of writing, was 5 hours, 50 minutes ago.

    That's the notification at the top of the list on that page. It's the last notification I have received, as of writing this post. We will call that notification P1A (Page one: P1, A: first item).

    That's correct, and how it should be.

    At the bottom of that page is a reply that I received on June 19. That is also correct. These items are in the correct order. This last item will be P1B.

    So then I navigate to the second page of my notifications.

    On the second page, the top item in the list is another notification from June 19. That makes sense. The last item in the list is from May 19. That also makes sense. These are P2A and P2B.

    On to the third page.

    On the third page of my notifications, the top item is from May 19 as well. That makes sense. The last item is from May 9. Once again, that makes sense. These are P3A and P3B.

    But now... let's go back a page.

    Going back to the second page in my notifications, the comment at the top of the page is from June 19, as it was before.

    Except, that specific comment from June 19 is the last comment from the first page. P1B, and it's now at the top of the page, not the bottom (like it was on page one).

    And indeed, after going back to the second page of notifications from the third page, the last item of the second page is my most recently received notification, which is the first item from the first page. P1A.

    That... does not seem correct.

    Here is a nice table that hopefully helps to illustrate what I'm describing:

    Page First Item Last Item
    P1 P1A P1B
    P2 P2A P2B
    P3 P3A P3B
    P2 P1B P1A
    10 votes
  5. Comment on Weekly thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests, racial injustice, and policing policy - week of June 29 in ~news

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    Also, these weekly topics are being posted with the reucrring.daily tag

    Also, these weekly topics are being posted with the reucrring.daily tag

    2 votes
  6. Comment on In first for Congress, US House passes bill to establish DC as the nation's 51st state, but it faces insurmountable opposition in the Senate in ~news

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    This is more of just an open question for anyone who wants to take a crack at it, but what would be the practical effects of having hundreds of tiny states? Would it increase representation? What...

    This is more of just an open question for anyone who wants to take a crack at it, but what would be the practical effects of having hundreds of tiny states? Would it increase representation? What would be required to make administering so many diverse territories efficient at the federal level? What aspects of states, "states rights", etc. would have to change?

    Historically, has the average geographic size of states in the US affected the relationship between states and the federal government? How would that relationship have to change if the average geographic size shrank considerably?

    1 vote
  7. How should I host my images?

    Imgur has been my go-to solution for uploading and sharing images and screenshots for years now, but I have become aware of some issues with the site's design that make it a pain for other people...

    Imgur has been my go-to solution for uploading and sharing images and screenshots for years now, but I have become aware of some issues with the site's design that make it a pain for other people to use.

    For instance, it's almost impossible to directly link to an image on Imgur, and not an image's page on Imgur. The mobile website experience is also not very good.

    Imgur isn't just an image hosting solution either, it's also a social media site. The website seems to detract from the image sharing experience in order to promote its social media side.

    I have no interest in that. I just want a solution to host my images so that I can syndicate them elsewhere.

    It seems like, in true IndieWeb fashion, the best solution is to just host my images on my own website, and indeed that's what I will probably end up doing.

    However, I have a few questions I wanted to ask, starting with recommendations for other websites:

    Does any here have an Imgur alternative that they can recommend as a good image hosting and sharing solution?

    I checked out a few sites, like Pixelfed, but it seems more like a federated Instagram alternative. Annoyingly, I can't demo the site before creating an account, so I don't actually know what the experience is like.


    Assuming there are no recommended Imgur alternatives and I should just host my images on my own website, I would also like to know:

    • Should I be worried about "anonymizing" my images and messing with Exif data?
    • Can anyone recommend software for optimizing image sizes? (Linux friendly, command-line or otherwise scriptable utilities preferred.)
    • As a bonus, can anyone recommend software for optimizing GIF and video files for sharing online? (Same preferences as above.)
    27 votes
  8. Comment on Lemmy, an open-source federated Reddit alternative, gets funding for development in ~tech

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    Also, these wonderful bits of discussion on Hacker News: Writing off a site because it doesn't allow you to use slurs isn't exactly a great argument. EDIT: A new player has joined the game! It's...

    Also, these wonderful bits of discussion on Hacker News:

    We are never going to remove the slur filter completely (or add an option to that effect), because we dont want to make it easy for right-wingers to use Lemmy.

    Welp, I just completely wrote off this site and I'm about as middle of the road as they come in America. What a short sighted and ignorant way to look at the world.

    Writing off a site because it doesn't allow you to use slurs isn't exactly a great argument.

    What are you thoughts on tildes? In my experience the community there is reasonable and definitely not filled with nazis.

    I really liked the idea originally. Unfortunately it turned into a pretty hard left leaning echo chamber. This was partially driven by mods from extreme left subreddits being very active on the site.

    EDIT: A new player has joined the game!

    Had potential, but it's extreme far left now. Just as bad IMO.

    It's like these fuckers have never seen Raddle before.

    EDIT EDIT: For anyone checking out the Hacker News discussion and getting confused because they cannot find the quoted pieces, they're now on the second (and later) pages of comments.

    30 votes
  9. Comment on Who are your favourite game developers? in ~games

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    Is there a specific article or video that I could consume to get a decent idea of his philosophy? Do you have any recommendations?

    he has the most coherent idea of what good game design is

    Is there a specific article or video that I could consume to get a decent idea of his philosophy? Do you have any recommendations?

    2 votes
  10. Comment on General-purpose OS, special-purpose OS, and now: vendor-purpose OS in ~comp

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    Apple didn't just push Metal out as some new thing, they also deprecated on their platform the current, open standard that everyone was using: OpenGL. Then, they completely ignored the new open...

    So we're going to be mad at Apple over Metal but not say anything about DirectX

    Apple didn't just push Metal out as some new thing, they also deprecated on their platform the current, open standard that everyone was using: OpenGL.

    Then, they completely ignored the new open standard that replaces OpenGL, that everyone else is also using: Vulkan.

    Windows on the other hand does not give a hoot. You can use OpenGL, Vulkan, or DirectX on Windows and the operating system gets out of your way.

    So Apple not only pushed out their own proprietary API, but they also deprecated and ignored the only two alternatives. This has made developing cross-platform programs that use a graphics API more difficult.

    It's only thanks to open-source translation layers that cross-platform graphics compatibility can continue.

    15 votes
  11. Comment on Intel insider claims it finally lost Apple because Skylake QA 'was abnormally bad' in ~tech

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    Yes. Keeping in mind that there are no official benchmarks and all we have to go on right now are leaks, it so far appears that the upcoming Gen12 integrated graphics will be neck-and-neck with...

    Are they going to be competitive with the integrated Vega graphics on current Ryzens

    Yes. Keeping in mind that there are no official benchmarks and all we have to go on right now are leaks, it so far appears that the upcoming Gen12 integrated graphics will be neck-and-neck with the Vega 8 chips, like those in the Ryzen 7 4800U.

    So yeah, Intel's next-generation integrated graphics are keeping up with AMD's current offerings. Tiger Lake's multi-core CPU performance probably won't beat the current Ryzen Renoir chips though.

    Intel released a couple chips with integrated Vega relatively recently

    Yes, the Kaby Lake G processors that were released at the beginning of 2018. However, these were not integrated graphics, but discrete graphics. They were basically AMD alternatives to Nvidia's MX series chips, and they still perform quite well today, handily beating current Vega 8/10/11 integrated chips in benchmarks.


    Honestly, if you're shopping around for an ultrabook or other laptop with integrated graphics, the only reasons I can think of for picking an Intel-based laptop over an AMD one right now would be subjective stuff like design, or you want a Thunderbolt 3 port.

    So hopefully by this time next year we will be seeing a plethora of AMD laptops with USB4, Thunderbolt 3 compatible ports and can knock out one of those reasons.

    (Oh and also, AMD and Intel need to get on the ball with supporting their mobile CPUs on Linux. AMD's CPU support is just plain lacking. Ryzen Renoir chips still don't have accelerometer support in the kernel. Intel's integrated graphics support is split between two different drivers. For everyday use the Linux situation is fine, but they both need to up their game and fix these corner cases.)

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  13. Comment on Intel insider claims it finally lost Apple because Skylake QA 'was abnormally bad' in ~tech

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    I did a quick bit of searching and found nothing, so I ask this as a sincere question: What does 64 vs. 32-bit have to do with multi-threading? Is it just the lack of memory constraints on 64-bit?

    I did a quick bit of searching and found nothing, so I ask this as a sincere question:

    What does 64 vs. 32-bit have to do with multi-threading? Is it just the lack of memory constraints on 64-bit?

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Intel insider claims it finally lost Apple because Skylake QA 'was abnormally bad' in ~tech

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    One of these I like, the other... not so much. Intel's discrete graphics work is actually (hopefully) going to provide some very real benefits for consumers. The upcoming Tiger Lake chips should...

    discrete graphics cards, and storage technology

    One of these I like, the other... not so much.

    Intel's discrete graphics work is actually (hopefully) going to provide some very real benefits for consumers. The upcoming Tiger Lake chips should have vastly improved graphics performance over Ice Lake (which was already a good improvement over <previous-14nm-revision>), while being more efficient than the competing low-end Nvidia chips.

    So basically, we're getting really good integrated graphics from Gen12.

    Discrete graphics... not so much. Still a lot of catching up to do there.

    As for their storage technology, specifically Optane, it seems like a pain more than anything else. As far as I can tell, getting an Optane-enabled SSD means getting a slower SSD with a hyper-performant, 32GB Optane cache. That can provide serious performance benefits if you allow the Optane drive to do its thing, using up the CPU, draining battery...

    Oh, and it doesn't work on Linux?

    So if you're like me, and are shopping around for a laptop that you want to run Linux on, all Optane guarantees for you is a slower SSD and a 32GB separate, hyper-fast drive.

    I'd rather just have a regularly NVME drive with better speeds, personally.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Intel insider claims it finally lost Apple because Skylake QA 'was abnormally bad' in ~tech

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    Why specifically the next year or two?

    but faster single thread that will eventually be pointless in the next year or two

    Why specifically the next year or two?

    2 votes
  16. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    I do have two suggestions for site design: I would go ahead and just have all (or at least some) of your blog posts listed on the home page. I only have one post up right now, but this is what my...

    I do have two suggestions for site design:

    • I would go ahead and just have all (or at least some) of your blog posts listed on the home page. I only have one post up right now, but this is what my blog's home page looks like: https://hungariantoast.gitlab.io/blog/

    • I would center the text of each blog post, or at least limit the width of paragraphs before they wrap to the next line. Right now, trying to read your posts on an ultrawide monitor is pretty difficult, because the text spans from one side of the screen to the other.

    Aside from those two minor things, the site looks good!

    3 votes