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JumpCrisscross comments on “A Washington state bill that would make it easier to fix your electronics”

JumpCrisscross comments on “A Washington state bill that would make it easier to fix your electronics” > The goal is to prevent things like glued batteries which provide zero benefit to consumers I’m a consumer who prefers thinner devices over easily-repairable ones. You’re a consumer who shouldn’t buy an iPhone. A state government dictating how consumer electronics should be designed is the paramount of regulatory overreach. Minimum battery warranty periods,

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krylon comments on “Voynich manuscript decoded using AI”

krylon comments on “Voynich manuscript decoded using AI” > Professor Koppel confirmed that it was not a coherent sentence in Hebrew. The problem with the human mind/brain is that it is looking for patterns all the time, and it is so good at what it does it sometimes – surprisingly often? – finds patterns where there is no underlying regularity. The AI, like its human creators, is made to look

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Someone comments on “Apple HomePod”

Someone comments on “Apple HomePod” Early internet movie players typically buffered the video stream at whatever speed was available until the software was reasonably sure it would be able to play the full (where ‘full’ at the time typically was less than a minute) video without stuttering. Those old enough probably remember RealPlayer, which was famous for buffering at slower than, often a lot slower than real time. I think

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lithos comments on “Ad campaign runs cryptocurrency miners while unwitting users watch videos”

lithos comments on “Ad campaign runs cryptocurrency miners while unwitting users watch videos” In time all companies listen to their customers. link By:lithosSource:https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16247451

totalperspectiv comments on “Philip K. Dick and the Fake Humans”

totalperspectiv comments on “Philip K. Dick and the Fake Humans” At those who scroll the comments first, this was well worth the ten minutes to read. I don’t think I’ve wrapped my head around all the ideas enough to summarize it yet. But it really describes everything I love about the medium of scifi. link By:totalperspectivSource:https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16247450

jacksmith21006 comments on “Apple Expands California Self-Driving Test Fleet to 27 Cars”

jacksmith21006 comments on “Apple Expands California Self-Driving Test Fleet to 27 Cars” Where I live Google Maps is just so much better then Apple maps that never use Apple. Plus Google is just doing so much with maps then Apple is doing. https://www.justinobeirne.com/google-maps-moat/ Google Maps’s Moat – Justin O’Beirne link By:jacksmith21006Source:https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16247449

plafl comments on “The good guy/bad guy myth”

plafl comments on “The good guy/bad guy myth” Christianity is about good and evil, but I don’t think it’s about good people vs bad people link By:plaflSource:https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16247243

CM30 comments on “What gig workers can learn from romance writers”

CM30 comments on “What gig workers can learn from romance writers” To be honest, you can be pretty damn awful as a writer and still become successful if you write what people want to hear. Lots of terrible books sell really well because they were well marketed and offered people a sort of escapism that they wanted at any cost. And if you want a non book example, well just

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Tsiklon comments on “Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Will Default to the X.Org Stack, Not Wayland”

Tsiklon comments on “Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Will Default to the X.Org Stack, Not Wayland” I think this decision makes sense, especially from a support perspective. I understand that Wayland is good and working for a large number of users in Fedora. however I’d be inclined to think that Canonical may choose to go Wayland in 18.10 at the earliest giving them most of the cycle to 20.04 to work out

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icebraining comments on “Philip K. Dick and the Fake Humans”

icebraining comments on “Philip K. Dick and the Fake Humans” A couple of links: “Philip K. Dick: A Visionary Among the Charlatans” by Stanislaw Lem: https://www.depauw.edu/sfs/backissues/5/lem5art.htm “Radical Detours – A Situationist Reading of Philip K. Dick”, a master’s thesis by Andrew Raba: http://researcharchive.vuw.ac.nz/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1006… link By:icebrainingSource:https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16247240