SSC has very interesting thoughts on GPT-2: https://slatestarcodex.com/2019/02/18/do-neural-nets-dream-of-electric-hobbits/ (Plus a follow-up post here: https://slatestarcodex.com/2019/02/19/gpt-2-as-step-toward-general-intelligence/)
Oh wow, I definitely need to read Unsong. Apparently it is about magic entering the world though a glitch, and now there are kabbalistic workshops in Silicon Valley brute-forcing the Names of God (because those allow you to do magic). The non-spoilery interlude is bloody hilarious: http://unsongbook.com/interlude-%D7%A0-changelog/
Okay. So. If you like Pratchett, and know the Potterverse, this is for you: http://gallusrostromegalus.tumblr.com/post/180693781473/splinteredstar-thebibliosphere
I finished Persepolis Rising, the latest part of The Expanse (just in time for the new book to come out next month) and let me tell you – wow! Whenever I think I have The Expanse figured out, they take off to wildly different stories/perspectives/… I'm *super* happy with the series, as well as the fact that it's still ongoing. In many ways, the current book was a gamble, and at least for me it paid off tremendously. #scifi #amReading #expanse
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A few things to think about before jumping into someone else's mentions:
✅ Am I being contrarian?
✅ Do I already have a relationship with this person, or am I being inappropriately familiar?
✅ Am I "ironically" doing exactly what this person just said not to do?
✅ Am I derailing another discussion in order to get on my own favourite hobby-horse or to one-up this person or show off how aware I am of social issues?
✅ Am I about to say "Are you surprised?" when someone is disappointed?
@benno Ahhhh, `locate` is case sensitive, so of course I didn't find it. Thank you!
@franzi Oh. Stimmt. Aber wie dann?
@daniel_bohrer Nope, sadly not. I've got the .config/mimeapps.list listing evince as it should. .local/share/mime/ doesn't mention pdf or gimp at all :\
git tip: git config --global alias.pushf "push --force-with-lease" #git
TIL – Using conditional entries in .gitconfig to automatically manage #git identities based on the working directory. Nice!
In last week's blog post we said we were working on enabling a donor to send money to multiple creators at once instead of having to make multiple payments. Today we're happy to announce that this is now done for donations to European creators processed through Stripe.
Eventually we should be able to the same thing for donations to non-European creators as well, but we don't know yet when that will become possible.
To renew your donations, go to https://liberapay.com/about/me/giving/pay/
@knlx Bitte stell deinen Crossposter so ein, dass er Retweets nicht oder nur unlisted posted. Danke :)
@f2k1de Bei gleicher Nutzungsdauer, das Bild?
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