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  1. Comment on Imagen, a text-to-image diffusion model with an unprecedented degree of photorealism and a deep level of language understanding in ~tech

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    Interesting; I had never heard of midjourney Their website could certainly be more informative. They don't give any explanation or background.

    Interesting; I had never heard of midjourney

    Their website could certainly be more informative. They don't give any explanation or background.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Radio Streams! I need more. in ~music

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    I wrote some software that can scrobble streams (and get album art and info) here: https://github.com/charmparticle/mpd_what It has some complex dependencies though, and it will only work if you...

    I wrote some software that can scrobble streams (and get album art and info) here: https://github.com/charmparticle/mpd_what

    It has some complex dependencies though, and it will only work if you play music with a music server called mpd, which is in most linux repositories.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Radio Streams! I need more. in ~music

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    nice streams you got there. somafm is solid, as is kexp and wwoz. Here are some more: kcrw eclectic24 bagel xray chilltrax mountain chill kcsm jazz koolrockradio wefunk bluemars voicesfromwithin...
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    nice streams you got there. somafm is solid, as is kexp and wwoz.

    Here are some more:

    kcrw eclectic24

    bagel

    xray

    chilltrax

    mountain chill

    kcsm jazz

    koolrockradio

    wefunk

    bluemars

    voicesfromwithin

    wfmu

    I linked directly to the streams.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on What's on your mind? in ~talk

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    I suspected it would be some kind of lisp. Cool!

    I suspected it would be some kind of lisp. Cool!

    2 votes
  5. Comment on What's on your mind? in ~talk

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    What uncommon language are you using?

    What uncommon language are you using?

    1 vote
  6. Comment on What are your favorite Linux distributions to use for gaming and as a daily driver, and why? in ~comp

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    My go to is ubuntu in a lightweight configuration, ie lubuntu or xubuntu. This should work well for your needs as well, as things like steam and proton work pretty well, and it has first class...

    My go to is ubuntu in a lightweight configuration, ie lubuntu or xubuntu. This should work well for your needs as well, as things like steam and proton work pretty well, and it has first class binary support as a platform target for many pieces of software, because of its huge community and cloud prevalence.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Crow-plagued California city turns to lasers and boomboxes to clear the air in ~news

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    Crows are cool. Why would people object to them?

    Crows are cool. Why would people object to them?

    1 vote
  8. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~talk

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    I've had high doses of acid (600ug) and high doses of shrooms (5oz or so) On acid, I felt awash in childlike wonder and I saw the smiling skull-animal me behind my eyes. The world around me...

    I've had high doses of acid (600ug) and high doses of shrooms (5oz or so)

    On acid, I felt awash in childlike wonder and I saw the smiling skull-animal me behind my eyes. The world around me shimmered and undulated, and cypress trees looked like magical towers of green fire.

    On shrooms, my animal skull face self was tightly defined and painted in a repeating pattern against a marble tile palace, like a place of worship filled with a mixture of dia de los muertes art and beijing Opera masks. Then I "died" and spiralled down a dark tunnel of those faces, until I found myself flying next to a cliff far above a vast ocean of faces.

    I would advise getting as comfy as you can, and listening to the music you truly love. Also, do this with intention. Don't do it unless you really want to. Make sure there is no chance you'll get interrupted or have to interact with anyone besides your loved one.

    7 votes
  9. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of January 17 in ~health.coronavirus

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    I got the 'rona. I feel better now - no more chills, no more fever, no more fatigue, no more headache, no more cough, no more runny nose. Just that crusty, post-flu or post-cold feeling. The worst...

    I got the 'rona. I feel better now - no more chills, no more fever, no more fatigue, no more headache, no more cough, no more runny nose. Just that crusty, post-flu or post-cold feeling. The worst symptoms lasted about a day each: a day of nasty chills, and a day-long horrible sinus headache. The coughing lasted probably 4 or 5 days but wasn't too bad compared to a flu I had once.

    I am vaccinated and had the booster shot the month before. I mask up and use alcohol hand sanitizer every time I enter a building.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~books

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    I really enjoyed The Ancestors Tale which is a book about evolution. It traces the evolution of modern humans backward, all the way to some ideas about abiogenisis.

    I really enjoyed The Ancestors Tale which is a book about evolution. It traces the evolution of modern humans backward, all the way to some ideas about abiogenisis.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on No place to hide - UK campaign against end-to-end encryption in ~tech

  12. Comment on I need cool facts about huge numbers in ~science

  13. Comment on Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Nobel Peace winner, dies at 90 in ~news

  14. Comment on What was the best music you listened to this year? in ~music

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    Olan Mill - Cavade Morlem Lusine - Sensorimotor Jane Weaver - Flock Snarky Puppy - Culcha Vulcha Glenn Gould - French Suites Yosi Horikawa - Vapor Yo La Tango - Ride The Tiger Timo Andres -...

    Olan Mill - Cavade Morlem

    Lusine - Sensorimotor

    Jane Weaver - Flock

    Snarky Puppy - Culcha Vulcha

    Glenn Gould - French Suites

    Yosi Horikawa - Vapor

    Yo La Tango - Ride The Tiger

    Timo Andres - Paraphrase on Themes of Brian Eno <- this one is quite satisfying if you have already fallen in love with "another green world" by Brian Eno.

    Duplessy & the violins of the world - "Petard Chinois"

    2 votes
  15. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

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    I would suggest you post that to linklonk. People who like it would see more of your content, and people who dislike it could just filter it out.

    I would suggest you post that to linklonk. People who like it would see more of your content, and people who dislike it could just filter it out.

  16. Comment on Email forwarding services in ~tech

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    There's always sneakemail. They have been around for a long time. In addition to random email addresses, they also offer keywords, which you can use to hand out a new email address on the fly,...

    There's always sneakemail. They have been around for a long time. In addition to random email addresses, they also offer keywords, which you can use to hand out a new email address on the fly, without even needing a computer. You can also create outgoing random emails, to send an email to some entity who you'd prefer not see your real email. It costs $3 a month.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on But why that VPN? How WireGuard made it into Linux in ~tech

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    Wireguard is great. It's the easiest vpn I've set up on linux.

    Wireguard is great. It's the easiest vpn I've set up on linux.

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

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    Looks like solid reasoning to me. I have been enjoying linklonk, but there isn't much there yet it seems.

    Looks like solid reasoning to me. I have been enjoying linklonk, but there isn't much there yet it seems.

  19. Comment on High-speed laser writing method could pack 500 terabytes of data into CD-sized glass disc in ~science

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    They later say that it could be upgraded to write 500TB in 60 days. That would be pretty rad, especially if the form factor isn't too unwieldy and read speeds are decent. This could render backup...

    They later say that it could be upgraded to write 500TB in 60 days. That would be pretty rad, especially if the form factor isn't too unwieldy and read speeds are decent. This could render backup services effectively obsolete.

    5 votes
  20. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

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    Well, yippee ty yi yo and make it so

    Well, yippee ty yi yo and make it so

    3 votes