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  1. Comment on Final members named for four-person crew of Inspiration4, the world’s first all-civilian mission to space in ~space

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    I heard Chris Hadfield say he spent 21 years as an astronaut learning everything he needed for his 3 missions. These guys getting maybe 5 months of training seems like a joke by comparison. but...

    I heard Chris Hadfield say he spent 21 years as an astronaut learning everything he needed for his 3 missions. These guys getting maybe 5 months of training seems like a joke by comparison. but judging by the mission description, it seems more like space tourism than a mission. am I reading that right? hope they don't run into any issues while they're up there, though I'm guessing everything will be remotely controllable.

    6 votes
  2. Comment on Zlatan sets new personal best as AC Milan eye Scudetto run – Ibrahimovic now has twelve goals through just eight Serie A games in ~sports

  3. Comment on ‘Monster Hunter’ pulled from Chinese cinemas over scene said to be racial slur in ~movies

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    taking PC to the next level, the CPC

    taking PC to the next level, the CPC

    2 votes
  4. Comment on AI has cracked a key mathematical puzzle for understanding our world in ~science

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    So they compare speed to traditional methods (1000x faster) and accuracy to previous deep learning methods (30% lower error rate), which leads me to think it's still much less accurate than...

    So they compare speed to traditional methods (1000x faster) and accuracy to previous deep learning methods (30% lower error rate), which leads me to think it's still much less accurate than traditional methods. I remember a similar buzzworthy article about ML solving the 3-body problem much faster than traditional methods, but to like 5 orders of magnitude lower accuracy, making the end result impractical for real-world applications. Maybe that's not the case here, since they seem excited about real-world applications.

    edit: looked for a comparison in the paper, all i found is:

    We do not compare against traditional solvers (FEM/FDM) orneural-FEM type methods since our goal is to produce an efficient operator approximation that can be usedfor downstream applications.

    whatever that means

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Cyberpunk 2077 release date delayed again, now December 10 in ~games

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    they must be having a hell of a nightmare with bugs

    they must be having a hell of a nightmare with bugs

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Reddit announces "Predictions" - Allowing users to bet on the outcomes of polls with Coins (purchased with real money), where moderators are responsible for choosing which option wins in ~tech

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    I flipped through the front page logged out today and they have broadcasts now? It's unrecognisable from what it used to be. Can't see much hope for the remaining quality niche subreddits except...

    I flipped through the front page logged out today and they have broadcasts now? It's unrecognisable from what it used to be. Can't see much hope for the remaining quality niche subreddits except to die a slow death.

    7 votes
  7. Comment on The Xbox Series S will launch for $299 USD on November 10 in ~games

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    sounds like they're fully embracing the "lose money on the hardware, but make up for it with software" concept, maybe now that their online platform is more well-established, and online purchases...

    sounds like they're fully embracing the "lose money on the hardware, but make up for it with software" concept, maybe now that their online platform is more well-established, and online purchases are way more common than in 2017

    4 votes
  8. Comment on The Xbox Series S will launch for $299 USD on November 10 in ~games

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    you use Stadia and you like it? all I've heard from reviewers is how terrible it is. don't you have to re-buy your games library?

    you use Stadia and you like it? all I've heard from reviewers is how terrible it is. don't you have to re-buy your games library?

    8 votes
  9. Comment on An update on the unofficial Tildes 2020 census in ~tildes

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    just filled it out. thanks for pointing me to the very well-run political compass site https://sapplyvalues.github.io.

    just filled it out. thanks for pointing me to the very well-run political compass site https://sapplyvalues.github.io.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Diabotical | Launch trailer in ~games

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    just played a bit and it plays really smooth. instantly familiar to anyone that's played quake over the years. the bunnyhop system is great, lets anyone feel like a speed demon (hold space to...

    just played a bit and it plays really smooth. instantly familiar to anyone that's played quake over the years. the bunnyhop system is great, lets anyone feel like a speed demon (hold space to repeatedly jump, gaining speed each time).

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Post estimated reading time next to the article/post length in ~tildes

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    you want us to do MATH?

    you want us to do MATH?

    7 votes
  12. Comment on Hydroxychloroquine: "Extra-scientific factors overrode clear-cut medical evidence" in ~health.coronavirus

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    I thought the scientific evidence weighed against the use of Hydroxychloroquine, but this article makes convincing points to the contrary. Anyone have any additional information?

    I thought the scientific evidence weighed against the use of Hydroxychloroquine, but this article makes convincing points to the contrary. Anyone have any additional information?

    1 vote
  13. Comment on No longer in shadows, Pentagon’s UFO unit will make some findings public in ~news

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    why?

    if this information was known, I would know it

    why?

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Covid-19 coronavirus: Superspreader - woman infects 71 people in 60 seconds in elevator: CDC study in ~health.coronavirus

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    can we label posts as misleading/noise, similar to how we can tag comments? would be helpful

    can we label posts as misleading/noise, similar to how we can tag comments? would be helpful

    4 votes
  15. Comment on 2020 US presidential election simulator in ~misc

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    anyone else notice "National Uncertaintity" o_O

    anyone else notice "National Uncertaintity" o_O

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Tesla included in JD Power survey for the first time, and it’s bad in ~tech

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    so cars that don't have these things will score much lower (better). dodge/kia/chevrolet at the top of the list. so it's basically a ranking of how many features a car has. gotcha. or a commentary...

    Top complaints here were voice recognition, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, touchscreens, onboard navigation, and Bluetooth issues.

    so cars that don't have these things will score much lower (better).
    dodge/kia/chevrolet at the top of the list.
    so it's basically a ranking of how many features a car has. gotcha.
    or a commentary on modern life, the more creature comforts you have, the more things can go wrong with them? poor us

    6 votes
  17. Comment on Increasing personal security online and Yubikey in ~tech

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    I don't really get how yubikey helps in this case. The major downside of having your phone stolen is worsened if you also lose the yubikey, no? And the upside is... moving away from sms 2fa? don't...

    I don't really get how yubikey helps in this case.

    The major downside of having your phone stolen is worsened if you also lose the yubikey, no?

    And the upside is... moving away from sms 2fa? don't most sites let you move to software 2fa, like the sites you listed?

    The only advantage I see of hardware 2fa is that it automatically detects phishing attempts, so eliminates the risk of manually inputting your software 2fa into a fake site. To me that's a very low risk, since I don't see myself ever being subjected to such targetted attacks.

    See this outweighed by the inconvenience of having to keep a hardware key on me, on my phone, as well as at my desktop, using my laptop or tablet on the couch or god forbid having to fumble for it late at night in bed. Or how the hell would it work on my work device, which doesn't allow non-authorised USB devices to connect?

    1 vote
  18. Comment on No to .io, yes to .xyz! in ~tech

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    who knew there could so much drama, involving colonial history no less, behind something so simple and seemingly benign as a TLD? more than meets the .io!

    who knew there could so much drama, involving colonial history no less, behind something so simple and seemingly benign as a TLD? more than meets the .io!

    29 votes
  19. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~humanities

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    "meister" on the other hand has much more benign usage. i was on a teamfortress clan called kreigmeister before i even learned it's german for warmaster. the connotation is entirely about the...

    "meister" on the other hand has much more benign usage. i was on a teamfortress clan called kreigmeister before i even learned it's german for warmaster. the connotation is entirely about the mastery of the art of war, nothing to do with slavery.