elliot_crane

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elliot_crane ,

I was briefly able to get to https://archive.org/donate - I’m going to kick them a few bucks and recommend anyone else who can afford to also do so.

There’s also this, copied verbatim from the site:

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I say we go full Streisand effect on whatever dickhead is trying to censor them.

elliot_crane ,

I always find behind the scenes stuff really cool, but I think my brain isn’t creative enough to understand how this works. Can anyone smarter at cinematography explain to me what’s going on here?

elliot_crane ,

Ah interesting.. I didn’t think that chroma keying was widely available or cheap enough in the late 60s.

elliot_crane ,

We’re looking at how we can use local, on-device AI models -- i.e., more private -- to enhance your browsing experience further. One feature we’re starting with next quarter is AI-generated alt-text for images inserted into PDFs, which makes it more accessible to visually impaired users and people with learning disabilities. The alt text is then processed on your device and saved locally instead of cloud services, ensuring that enhancements like these are done with your privacy in mind.

IMO if everything’s going to have AI ham fisted into it, this is probably the least shitty way to do so. With Firefox being open source, the code can also be audited to ensure they’re actually keeping their word about it being local-only.

elliot_crane ,

With it being local it’s probably a small and limited model. I took a couple courses on machine learning years ago (before it got rebranded as “AI”), and you’d be surprised at how well a basic image recognition model can run on the lowest-spec macbook from 2012.

elliot_crane ,

Yeah that’s very true.

elliot_crane ,

No, no, you got it all wrong. It’s freedom for bigots to not have “the gay agenda” forcibly foisted upon them. Don’t you see how it could be offensive to and even discriminatory against christofascists to be reminded that non-straight people exist and are human beings too? Idk dude it sounds to me like you just hate small government conservative values ™️ and freedom.

(/s if it wasn’t obvious)

elliot_crane ,

Just wear hundreds of thousands of them glued together, problem solved.

On a more realistic note though, the applications of this will probably be industrial for a good while. I found it interesting how the article mentions that they were able to develop a diamond coating over their growth substrate. That probably has some cool applications in industrial settings where diamond-plated materials are used.

elliot_crane ,

I had to check if that was actually there because at first I just couldn’t believe. It’s actually there. The author of this piece just casually put a section titled “Threat” under their contact details, as if that’s a normal thing you include when you share your writing.

elliot_crane ,

Does it count as “surviving” if you make it less than two weeks at the job?

elliot_crane ,

I mean, fair. I’m not criticizing him for not sticking around, I just don’t know that “survive” is an accurate term.

elliot_crane OP ,

Thank you!

elliot_crane OP ,

Thanks! I whipped this bad boy up myself in GIMP!

That being said, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone else had thought “Kryton looks like a slice of pizza” at some point in the past.

elliot_crane ,

I like how the watermelons have a whole 10K more likes. Let’s go watermelons!

elliot_crane ,

The wordplay in Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss that name drops Copperfield ain’t aging too well.

Biden challenges Trump to 2 debates but won’t participate in nonpartisan commission's debates ( apnews.com )

Biden’s campaign proposed that the first debate between the presumptive Democratic and Republican nominees be held in late June and the second in September before early voting begins. Trump responded to the letter in an interview with Fox News digital, calling the proposed dates “fully acceptable to me” and joked about...

elliot_crane ,

But I'd love a source for the non-partisian debates being scheduled after early voting starts.

I've never heard anything about that.

The article itself mentions that both campaigns have an issue with the debate commission scheduling after early voting. But let’s assume the AP is not a credible source and didn’t fact check this.

How long before the election does early voting begin? Looks like it’s 50 days in some instances:

Early in-person voting may begin as early as 50 days before the election … The average start date is 27 days before the election.

https://www.ncsl.org/elections-and-campaigns/early-in-person-voting

So let’s look at how well the commission did in 2020. Election Day was Nov. 3, 2020; 50 days prior was Sept. 14, 2020 and 27 days prior was Oct. 7, 2020.

Based on the schedule here: https://www.debates.org/debate-history/2020-debates/ there were three debates:

  • Sept. 29, 2020: Biden v. Trump
  • Oct. 7, 2020: Harris v. Pence
  • Oct. 22, 2020: Biden v. Trump

So, yeah, not a single one of those dates is before the absolute start of early voting, and two of them are on or after the average start.

Seems like a valid and factual complaint to me.

elliot_crane ,

I didn’t set out to prove anything or argue any point other than the complaint about the debates being scheduled after early voting starts are rooted in fact.

In fact, the only thing I really did was provide relevant sources to indicate that, yes, the debate commission has a history of scheduling at times after early voting starts.

elliot_crane ,

Biden and Trump both accepted an invitation to debate from CNN and another from ABC, both within hours of this AP story going live. While you’ve got some valid points here regarding incompetence and mismanagement we’ve seen from the major parties of late, in this particular instance it seems like it worked out.

I’d also like to point out once again that my original comment was not trying to argue whether or not this was a good thing, I was providing a source showing that the debate commission has a long history of scheduling debates after the start of early voting. You even asked for a source on that, hence my reply.

elliot_crane ,

If he had self-respect he would lose the little (R) next to his name, and we can’t have that now can we?

elliot_crane ,

I don’t have them tagged personally but you can always tell. It’s at the point where I read a couple words into the comment and I can tell which dumbass it is that wrote the L take.

elliot_crane ,

Our federal government always moves slowly and almost always is decades behind popular opinion, that’s not news. What is news is that someone did something, and that person is Joe Biden. Even if it’s long overdue, and even if it could be better, he acted on the opportunity to make it happen and that deserves credit.

elliot_crane ,

“ … This is Trump Country. Our pronouns are USA and MAGA. …” Gaetz wrote Monday.

What a fivehead fucking tool Matt Gaetz is.

elliot_crane ,

That’s the one.

elliot_crane ,

Yeah.. I would unironically rock those jeans.

elliot_crane ,

I fly Delta a fair bit just because they’ve fucked me around the least out of the major US carriers. They also use Embraer models for shorter regional flights. However, yes, you’re correct in saying the odds are high that any given commercial jet in the air is a Boeing or an Airbus.

elliot_crane ,

Oh so now Mitch is back to criticizing trump again? What did Mitch get rebooted again and forget endorsing him a few weeks ago?

elliot_crane ,

One can dream I suppose.

elliot_crane ,

Couldn’t be happening to a nicer person.

(/s if it wasn’t obvious)

elliot_crane ,

Why the fuck would anyone want to be the Microsoft of anything?

elliot_crane ,

Give Marge some credit, she probably plays a mean ass-tuba as well. It’s hard to tell though, they all just point the finger at one another as soon as anyone hears one squeak out.

elliot_crane ,

Almost makes me feel bad for her colleagues. Almost.

elliot_crane ,

My biggest hope from all of this is that the resulting fallout and infighting causes the Rs to lose House majority via another wave of resignations.

elliot_crane ,

Biden also makes at least the bare minimum effort to stay active for a man his age, so form-fitting is naturally going to complement him more. Trump on the other hand eats everything within arm’s reach that he’s not planning to throw at someone in a fit of rage.

Johnson Needs Democrats on Ukraine, Handing Them Power to Shape Aid Plan ( www.nytimes.com )

Speaker Mike Johnson’s elaborate plan for pushing aid to Ukraine through the House over his own party’s objections relies on an unusual strategy: He is counting on House Democrats and their leader, Representative Hakeem Jeffries of New York, to provide the votes necessary to clear the way for it to come to the floor....

elliot_crane , (edited )

FTA:

… it would be the second time in two years that Republican leaders have had to turn to the minority party to rescue them …

Hmm that’s strange.. it’s almost as if building your party platform on obstructionism and an ever-shrinking in-group is a bad way to accomplish things.

E: added ellipses to make the quote fragment grammatically correct.

elliot_crane ,

Shhhh! Never interrupt your enemy when they’re making a mistake 😉

elliot_crane ,

Didn’t he have a similar outburst where he basically confessed to everything in his civil fraud trial? Really doubling down on a winning strategy there hey Donny boy?

elliot_crane ,

Dickheads coming to shill for YT Premium in 3.. 2..

elliot_crane ,

Nah he’s just got a version that Donnie boy sharpied an upwards trend line onto.

elliot_crane ,

I heard that left Borts was a little bit too interested in WWII history..

elliot_crane ,

The trump legal team trying to come up with any magical pixie dust bullshit to delay the trial: https://media0.giphy.com/media/l0IylOPCNkiqOgMyA/giphy.gif

elliot_crane ,

Yeah.. that’s insane. I recently had surgery and was administered a small dose of fentanyl via IV while being held in post-op, I was also prescribed tramadol for pain management afterwards. Both drugs turned me into a zombie on their own. I can’t imagine mixing both, and also layering on weed, as a recreational substance.

elliot_crane ,

Perhaps I’m more sensitive to tramadol, because for me it does slightly dull pain, but also makes me profoundly drowsy and itchy. I took it for one day after being prescribed and decided that tylenol was a better option.

elliot_crane ,

The article title is straight up misinformation at present. From the article itself:

The FuryGPU is set to be open-sourced. “I am intending on open-sourcing the entire stack (PCB schematic/layout, all the HDL, Windows WDDM drivers, API runtime drivers, and Quake ported to use the API) at some point, but there are a number of legal issues,” Barrie wrote in a Hacker News post on Wednesday. Because he works in a tangentially related vocation, he wants to make sure none of this work would break his work contract or licensing etc.

Nothing against OP who simply copied the title, nor the project author. This is impressive but it’s not yet open source and there may be legal hurdles preventing it from becoming so.

elliot_crane ,

My father had a Brother laser printer.

So it was an Uncle laser printer?

(I’m sorry I’ll see myself out)

elliot_crane ,

Ooh I love the “don’t be a commie” addition. We all know how desperately those snowflake conservatives want to be part of the in-group. That shit will make their heads hurt.

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