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  1. Comment on Mozilla Firefox Preview, new Firefox browser, is available on Google Play in ~tech

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    I really like the current Firefox for Android. Full-featured with extensions and ad block, support for Firefox sync, etc. I really hope they don't wreck it! This article doesn't say much about why...

    I really like the current Firefox for Android. Full-featured with extensions and ad block, support for Firefox sync, etc. I really hope they don't wreck it!

    This article doesn't say much about why they are doing this. Any insight?

    3 votes
  2. Comment on A randomized pilot study comparing zero-calorie alternate-day fasting to daily caloric restriction in adults with obesity in ~health

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    Too bad they only followed 26 people for 8 weeks. Interesting study nevertheless! I feel like it would be far easier to fast almost completely on alternate days than to reduce calorie intake every...

    Too bad they only followed 26 people for 8 weeks. Interesting study nevertheless! I feel like it would be far easier to fast almost completely on alternate days than to reduce calorie intake every day. I hope there's a larger followup study.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on People Are Being Arrested and Jailed Due to Hertz Erroneously Reporting Rental Cars Stolen: Report in ~news

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    Tangentially related, does anyone know why the rental car business is so crappy? High prices, prices that almost never match what was announced online, long lines, slow processes... I've never...

    Tangentially related, does anyone know why the rental car business is so crappy? High prices, prices that almost never match what was announced online, long lines, slow processes... I've never been happy with any rental company.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on What are some quality mobile games? in ~games

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    The few android games I keep coming back to: Lichess Polytopia Pixel Dungeon Another interesting one is Antiyoy. It might not be the greatest game in the world, but it has some very interesting...

    The few android games I keep coming back to:

    • Lichess
    • Polytopia
    • Pixel Dungeon

    Another interesting one is Antiyoy. It might not be the greatest game in the world, but it has some very interesting mechanics.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on The OnePlus 7 Pro has a 90Hz screen, three cameras, and costs $669 in ~tech

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    Is it robust? Do they sell spare parts at an affordable price? How long will they support the phone with Android version upgrades? Does it work well with LineageOS? I think these are the questions...

    Is it robust? Do they sell spare parts at an affordable price? How long will they support the phone with Android version upgrades? Does it work well with LineageOS?

    I think these are the questions you should consider when shopping for a new phone. The screen's refresh rate is, quite frankly, completely secondary.

  6. Comment on 'It's a Laughable Fiction': How Uber's $82 Billion Valuation Was Built on a Lie to Its Workers in ~tech

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    I wonder if it would be possible to make a Uber-like company where drivers are actual small business owners with more freedom. For example, you would allow them to set their rates, and the...

    I wonder if it would be possible to make a Uber-like company where drivers are actual small business owners with more freedom. For example, you would allow them to set their rates, and the algorithm would locate the best deals.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on What’s your favorite soup? in ~food

  8. Comment on Metal has no odor, so what are we smelling? | Making 1-octen-3-one in ~science

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    What an awesome video. Thanks a lot for sharing it!

    What an awesome video. Thanks a lot for sharing it!

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Temporary fix for the Firefox extension bug in ~tech

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    Congrats to the Firefox team for fixing this so quickly. With a fix in less than a day, I don't think this will be so bad for Firefox.

    Congrats to the Firefox team for fixing this so quickly. With a fix in less than a day, I don't think this will be so bad for Firefox.

    19 votes
  10. Comment on A common misconception is that the risk of overfitting increases with the number of parameters in the model. In reality, a single parameter suffices to fit most datasets in ~science

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    I highly doubt it. You're not magically saving more information into that one parameter, but rather using the fact that reals have infinite precision and thus the ability to store an infinite...

    it seems like there might be some interesting applications for lossy compression

    I highly doubt it. You're not magically saving more information into that one parameter, but rather using the fact that reals have infinite precision and thus the ability to store an infinite amount of information. Computer approximations of reals such as float or double have finite precision and can't be used for that purpose.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on A common misconception is that the risk of overfitting increases with the number of parameters in the model. In reality, a single parameter suffices to fit most datasets in ~science

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    A surprising result, nicely illustrated.

    A surprising result, nicely illustrated.

    1 vote
  12. @lopezdeprado: A common misconception is that the risk of overfitting increases with the number of parameters in the model. In reality, a single parameter suffices to fit most datasets: https://t.co/4eOGBIyZl9 Implementation available at: https://t.co/xKikc2m0Yf

    6 votes
  13. Comment on What is, in your opinion, missing on Tildes? in ~tildes

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    One thing I find myself missing occasionally is the possibility to hide posts. There are a few things I just don't want to see, and thanks to the activity sort, they keep popping up for a few...

    One thing I find myself missing occasionally is the possibility to hide posts. There are a few things I just don't want to see, and thanks to the activity sort, they keep popping up for a few days. Not a major issue, just a minor annoyance.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Stephane Wrembel - Full Session - 4/13/2017 - Paste Studios - New York, NY in ~music

  15. Comment on Stephane Wrembel - Full Session - 4/13/2017 - Paste Studios - New York, NY in ~music

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    Not really. I don't know him that well anyways :)

    Not really. I don't know him that well anyways :)

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Stephane Wrembel - Full Session - 4/13/2017 - Paste Studios - New York, NY in ~music

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    Check out his non-django stuff, it's pretty good too. I actually discovered Stéphane Wrembel in one of Woody Allen's movies.

    Check out his non-django stuff, it's pretty good too. I actually discovered Stéphane Wrembel in one of Woody Allen's movies.

    1 vote