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  1. Comment on What unified login to use? in ~comp

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    I don't think it would work in this setting, but an LDAP-based cloud service like JumpCloud is tried and tested in the enterprise space. I set it up for a bunch of internal services at my last job...

    I don't think it would work in this setting, but an LDAP-based cloud service like JumpCloud is tried and tested in the enterprise space. I set it up for a bunch of internal services at my last job for about a dozen people.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Elon Musk announces that Tesla will no longer accept Bitcoin for vehicle purchases citing the energy demand required to maintain the cryptocurrency in ~tech

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    The number of finance-bro-turned-crypto-grifters in that thread is staggering.

    The number of finance-bro-turned-crypto-grifters in that thread is staggering.

    8 votes
  3. Comment on The existence of God and the beginning of the universe in ~humanities

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    I read it and watched the videos posted here in full. I don’t appreciate the accusations in this thread of who hasn’t read what. Again, it’s really unhelpful and smug. The arguments are built on...

    I read it and watched the videos posted here in full. I don’t appreciate the accusations in this thread of who hasn’t read what. Again, it’s really unhelpful and smug.

    The arguments are built on abstract and fundamentally unknowable premises. Dr. Craig is a skillful debater and certainly knows his philosophy, but for me at least, it’s not possible to read him objectively.

    To clarify on your contributions, or rather lack thereof, you aren’t adding any of your own perspective or sharing how you read his arguments. Just more of this shit:

    All your questions can be answered by reading the same paragraph that the comment I responded to quoted, it's the penultimate paragraph of the article, I won't quote it here.

    To me, that feels exactly the same as telling me to go read The Bible. It’s really off putting.

    8 votes
  4. Comment on The existence of God and the beginning of the universe in ~humanities

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    Which sentences? What does he say? What does he say, then? What is said in that paragraph? This sort of “go reread it until you get it” shit is really unhelpful and comes across as smug and...

    look at the sentences after

    Which sentences?

    He doesn't.

    What does he say?

    He doesn't say that.

    What does he say, then?

    He does, in the following paragraph.

    What is said in that paragraph?

    This sort of “go reread it until you get it” shit is really unhelpful and comes across as smug and superior in the worst way. You are contributing nothing in this thread.

    8 votes
  5. Comment on California will discourage students who are gifted at math in ~humanities

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    From reason dot com, no.

    From reason dot com, no.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on The existence of God and the beginning of the universe in ~humanities

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    It’s not convincing.

    It’s not convincing.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on The existence of God and the beginning of the universe in ~humanities

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    Does this imply a linear timeline of deterministic events? What is to say that time was "advancing" before the big bang?
    1. Whatever begins to exist has a cause of its existence.

    Does this imply a linear timeline of deterministic events? What is to say that time was "advancing" before the big bang?

    8 votes
  8. Comment on PoW is efficient in ~finance

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    Graphics cards are general purpose computing devices. They are useful for more than just gaming and Ethereum mining.

    Graphics cards are general purpose computing devices. They are useful for more than just gaming and Ethereum mining.

    9 votes
  9. Comment on PoW is efficient in ~finance

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    Trillions and trillions of hashes get thrown out because they don't contain enough zeroes. It is the single hash that mines the block that accomplishes all the work—all the others didn't matter....

    look at blockchain technology objectively

    Trillions and trillions of hashes get thrown out because they don't contain enough zeroes. It is the single hash that mines the block that accomplishes all the work—all the others didn't matter. That's the objective take. PoW. Is. Not. Efficient.

    12 votes
  10. Comment on PoW is efficient in ~finance

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    So, we exchange high grade concentrated energy (electricity) into the equivalent amount of low grade heat AND some magic computer beans. Can I efficiently exchange my computer beans for...

    I see this scenario as basically blockchain acting as a sort of economic battery converting electricity directly into a value store. I think that will be tremendously useful given the difficult physics of trying to store energy in portable batteries.

    So, we exchange high grade concentrated energy (electricity) into the equivalent amount of low grade heat AND some magic computer beans. Can I efficiently exchange my computer beans for electricity at a later date? (If you answered yes, you have successfully beaten the laws of thermodynamics. Congratulations on your Nobel prize!)

    Sarcasm aside, the Earth has a real limit to how much heat energy can be radiated away into space. If you exceed that limit, Earth cooks. Ever been in a city on a hot day and notice how much cooler it is in the countryside? Let’s make that worse, sure.

    Consider a body less emissive than Earth, like the ISS. They have thermal radiators right beside their solar panels so they don’t cook themselves alive. They can’t run the latest shitcoin ASIC up there because it would break their heat budget.

    Efficient is the last word I would use to describe Proof of Work. Proof of Waste is what we should call it.

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

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    The lack of ROCm support is really making me regret buying a 5700XT. I'm deadset against buying Nvidia because I'm a stubborn fanboy, so I hope Intel can bring some compute-focused competition to...

    The lack of ROCm support is really making me regret buying a 5700XT. I'm deadset against buying Nvidia because I'm a stubborn fanboy, so I hope Intel can bring some compute-focused competition to the market with their upcoming discrete graphics.

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

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    I don't know about absolutely worthless. It's definitely niche, but it might get the right graybeard-turned-hiring-manager's attention.

    I don't know about absolutely worthless. It's definitely niche, but it might get the right graybeard-turned-hiring-manager's attention.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Go proposal: expression to create pointer to simple types in ~comp

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    Ha. When I saw this on HN I hadn't noticed that it was Rob Pike proposing the change. That's convincing enough for me, and this change isn't super consequential in my view.

    Ha. When I saw this on HN I hadn't noticed that it was Rob Pike proposing the change. That's convincing enough for me, and this change isn't super consequential in my view.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Found: Page 25 of the CIA’s Gateway Report on Astral Projection in ~misc

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    This whole thing is... a lot to take in. Does anyone know of any podcasts or documentaries on the subject to get my feet wet?

    This whole thing is... a lot to take in. Does anyone know of any podcasts or documentaries on the subject to get my feet wet?

    4 votes
  15. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Dorfromantik. I can’t say enough good things about this little chill puzzle/strategy/city builder game. The idea is to optimize the hexagonal tile placement in such a way to allow for further...

    Dorfromantik. I can’t say enough good things about this little chill puzzle/strategy/city builder game. The idea is to optimize the hexagonal tile placement in such a way to allow for further expansion while also getting perfect adjacency bonuses.

    After about 8 hours I was able to get a high score of just under 20,000 points which is in the top 1,200 players, apparently. Most popular YouTubers cap out around 10k points so I’m pretty pleased with myself. :^)

    7 votes
  16. Comment on What are your favourite radio stations? in ~music

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    Loving La Jazz Radio, thanks for that! Great jazz and it's helping me keep my French comprehension fresh.

    Loving La Jazz Radio, thanks for that! Great jazz and it's helping me keep my French comprehension fresh.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on If I'm using Cloudflare for my domains, do I need to bother with LE? in ~comp

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    You can use Cloudflare’s SSL proxy, which is fine. Just know that the connection between CF and your VPS is unencrypted, so anyone sitting between them has full control of your traffic. You can...

    You can use Cloudflare’s SSL proxy, which is fine. Just know that the connection between CF and your VPS is unencrypted, so anyone sitting between them has full control of your traffic.

    You can also setup a certificate on your server to avoid that issue. Self signed or Let’s Encrypt are both fine since CF doesn’t validate the certificate.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on SEGA lawyers demand “immediate suspension” of Steam Database over alleged piracy in ~tech

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    God I hate corporate lawyer-ese.

    God I hate corporate lawyer-ese.

    7 votes
  19. Comment on New groups and site mechanics - 2021 edition in ~tildes

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    This discussion reminds me a little bit of what happened with /r/reddit.com, which was effectively a misc subreddit until it was closed.

    This discussion reminds me a little bit of what happened with /r/reddit.com, which was effectively a misc subreddit until it was closed.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on So how should your favorite restaurant pay its servers? Well, it's complicated in ~finance

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    Never heard not to include drinks. Does the bartender making your Shirley Temple not deserve their chunk of the tip out at the end of the night?

    Never heard not to include drinks. Does the bartender making your Shirley Temple not deserve their chunk of the tip out at the end of the night?

    1 vote