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Anything and everything Amateur Radio and beyond. Heavily into Open Source and SDR, working on a multi band monitor and transmitter.

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DRM is one potential reason, but not the only one.

Content is licensed under specific conditions, resolution, audio tracks, closed captions, etc. Two organisations might have licensed the same title, but not the same conditions.

You can see this clearly during the Olympics where some channels only have secondary rights, or only certain events, but only free to air, not online, etc.

Added to that are marketing and exclusively deals and in the end it’s anyone’s guess what you actually end up with.

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How many people are obviously wankers?

How many times have you seen glasses like this?

You do the math …

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It’s possible that the warnings against any such activities came from individuals with an ulterior motive…

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This seems like a good way to keep people off your front lawn. Wonder if you need to be specific, or if you can nominate a whole class of “human”, say, anyone who is a climate denier, or loves having tea parties, or has orange skin with very small hands…

18+ How do things get stuck in the anus?

I have seen a lot of stories online of people getting things stuck in there and doctors having to remove it, even items like cucumbers. I get that an item with a highly irregular shape could get stuck. But if it’s something long and rounded, why can people not just poop it out? Is it because the item isn’t soft enough?

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I’m guessing that at some point your rectum cramps closed and the foreign object ends up being trapped behind the sphincter.

Note that I’m not a medical professional, nor do I pretend to be one on the internet. I do have personal lived experience of constipation induced cramping and it’s not fun, not to mention, painful to the point of passing out.

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Team Microsoft, reliably unreliable.

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My semi-immutable OS is based around a Debian installation where every application is installed in a separate Docker container.

When you launch the application, it volume mounts an appropriate directory that contains only the data related to that application.

Chrome for example launches with a single subdirectory inside ~/Downloads, so each instance can only see its own directory.

I can also test compilation of random repositories inside a container, without affecting the underlying OS.

The OS itself has only got a minimal Debian and Docker installed.

Been using it for several years. I can’t recall when I last rebooted it.

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Actually, in my opinion, Xitter is the worst social media app for society, not just LGBTQ+ people.

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Yeah, I’ll believe it after it’s done. I’m not expecting progress in my lifetime.

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It seems to be heading that way…

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😇

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I can just see an alumni from another institution waiving their fees just to go after Harvard for this “decision”.

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Key distribution is a solved problem.

Key distribution at scale is not.

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Can’t wait to read the headlines in 20 years:

“My 401Kids account was hacked and now I start with nothing”

And

“Dad uses 401Kids account used for hookers and blow”

And

"Buy now, save later, 401Kids account available for lay-by purchases "

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Can’t wait to hear the next headlines:

“AP reports that their seized equipment was damaged beyond repair”

And

“IDF apologies for inadvertent destruction of broadcast equipment during seizure”

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I’ll build it, just as soon as you figure out how it gets paid for.

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Yeah. No.

“Advertise your rental property on the page where your tenants review you.”

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The underlying issue with an LLM is that there is no “learning”. The model itself doesn’t dynamically change whilst it’s being used.

This article sets out a process that gives the ability to alter the model, by “dialling up” (or down) concepts. In other words, it’s changing the balance of the weight of concepts across the whole model.

Altering one concept is hardly “learning”, especially since it’s being done externally by researchers, but it’s a start.

A much larger problem is that the energy consumption is several orders of magnitude larger than that of our brain. I’m not convinced that we have enough energy to make a standalone “AI”.

What machine learning actually gave us is the ability to automatically improve a digital model of things, like weather prediction, something that took hours on a supercomputer to give you a week of forecast, now can be achieved on a laptop in minutes with a much longer range and accuracy. Machine learning made that possible.

An LLM is attempting the same thing with human language. It’s tantalising, but ultimately I think the idea applied to language to create “AI” is doomed.

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Breaking your neck when your head hits the ceiling would be the highest probability.

In my experience, many passengers ignore the instructions to keep your seatbelt loosely fastened during flight.

I’m guessing that this incident is going to change a few things in relation to that lax attitude by having flight crew enforce seatbelt warnings.

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One of my colleagues managed to accidentally run something like rm -rf /var/tmp/ * on a Solaris machine that was the mail server for the entire organisation.

After the command finished they realised that the inadvertent space in front of the asterisk meant that the command did slightly more damage than intended.

They were told to leave the machine running to be able to fix it from a backup, but they rebooted instead.

An open file is still usable even after it’s been deleted, so the kernel and shell were still up and running … before the reboot …

If I recall, it took weeks to fix, involving floppy disks, Sun engineers and much egg on face.

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Yeah, except for root that is exactly how it works.

As root you are permitted to shoot your own foot and are expected to know how to aim.

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The hidden content is a blessing in disguise. Consider it a walled garden that no longer is important in the scheme of things.

Just like you wouldn’t click on a MySpace or Geocities link today, and like Reddit, Xitter is yet another site that came and went.

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I’ve been using Linux for near enough a quarter of a century as my main desktop and I haven’t regretted it yet.

Linux today is plenty easy to use today for a non-technical audience, runs with less resources, has global communities, comes in your language and it’s free.

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I must say that the ARRL has been less than forthcoming in their communication with the amateur community.

If you want to track LotW availability: status.lotw.arrl.org

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