Terrible hacks to get nginx not to panic if its upstream isn't resolvable.
Fun rant about the NHS Track and Trace QR code.
Keyboards and more via bryn / programming pittance
Surprisingly level-headed WW2 pamphlet for American soldiers. Via HN.
Really like these abstract and geometric woodblock prints.
In the early 1970s Franz West began making small-scale assemblages incorporating found materials such as cardboard, bandages, and wire, which he then covered with a coat of plaster and white paint. He called these sculptures Paßstück. West maintained that the viewer must engage with, handle, the sculptures in order to fully experience their "ergonomic" nature. Subsequently Paßstück has been translated as "adaptive" but this does not fully capture its original source as a technical term meaning "parts that fit into each other."
Rummikub is a tile-based game for 2 to 4 players, combining elements of the card game rummy and mahjong.
Sara Walker is an astrobiologist and theoretical physicist interested in the origin of life and how to find life on other worlds. While there are many things to be solved, she is most interested in whether or not there are ‘laws of life’ - related to how information structures the physical world - that could universally describe life here on Earth and on other planets.
Extra-long piano means that the bass strings can be thinner and looser, meaning they are less "inharmonic" (I think this means the harmonics are not unpleasant) and sound less muddy (especially in chords) than a regular piano. (HN)
Sexual sublimation is the transformation of sexual impulses into creative energy.
I wonder if this is what Orwell had in mind in Nineteen Eighty-Four when he talked about about transformation of sexual impulses into love for the Party. (K)
Solid state drive - SSD MacBookPro 15-inch Retina Mid 2015 | SSD for MacBookPro11,4 Mid 2015 Retina |https://www.flexxmemory.co.uk/categories/apple-mac-hard-drives-ssds/macbookpro11-4-15-inch-retina-mid-2015.html
god fucking dammit
‘There is something wrong with our present society, and I can’t stand SF written by people who don’t understand that,’ she once wrote
The key is that most recipes actually just want you to brown or soften the onions, which takes far less time and has a different flavour profile.
It's like a long and very nerdy podcast series about the telephone system in the (60s and?) 70s in the USA.
Usually the vegetable mixture is onions, carrots, and celery
Way more than you could ever want to know about 行くぞ
Heidegger uses the expression Dasein to refer to the experience of being that is peculiar to human beings. Thus it is a form of being that is aware of and must confront such issues as personhood, mortality and the dilemma or paradox of living in relationship with other humans while being ultimately alone with oneself.
A functional configuration language
GitHub - rdicosmo/parmap: Parmap is a minimalistic library allowing to exploit multicore architecture for OCaml programs with minimal modifications.https://github.com/rdicosmo/parmap
OCaml map/reduce/map-reduce library looking basically the same as Python's multiprocessing.
ocaml backtrace hints
“Differentiable morphogenesis” (via g)
nonbeard 2021-06-05 16:30:14.869701
Very good super quick intro to three.js lights. I like the fact that it introduces all the helpers -- the hardest part for me is working out where to put things in 3d space.
Cool, knew most of this! Most. I have so far skipped over all the OO aspects, but aside from those OCaml seems like a satisfyingly simple language.
A lot of Python's complexity seems to come from its not supporting anonymous closures. List comprehensions ([expr for expr in expr if expr]), generators ('yield') and context managers ('with') (off the top of my head) could all be replaced using anonymous functions without needing any extra syntax. The syntax makes Python more readable (assuming you're comfortable with it), but it does somewhat increase the cognitive load of writing code: rather than the lambda hammer, one has to decide which piece of specialised syntax to make use of for a particular requirement.
On the third hand, having your functional choices straight-jacketed and presented nicely is a good way of constraining code creativity, which is not altogether bad. For example, list comprehensions are very simple to understand for almost anyone in ways that passing a random block of code to Array.init is not. Being introduced to context managers through Python got me thinking about the whole concept of lifetime management in ways which might not have occurred to me if I hadn't had them presented to me so straightforwardly. In other words, Python's extra syntax is the result of several experts working out the best way to take a particular concept and make it broadly accessible while keeping the majority of its features.
Written in MAD-SLIP! (hn)
Choosing the most-efficiently-expressed codon from a set of synonyms can improve protein expression rate, but sometimes the stability of the protein depends on a less-efficient expression (for example, one that takes longer, which can sometimes affect the way in which the protein folds).
OCAML LSP. This worked easily with coc-nvim!
Destructor for stack-allocated objects.
Retrocomputer shop in the UK
Aeromechanics and Evolutionary Morphology | Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology | Brown Universityhttps://www.brown.edu/Departments/EEB/EML/
>Quite some CPUs have speculation-related misfeatures which are in fact vulnerabilities causing data leaks in various forms even across privilege domains.
>The kernel provides mitigation for such vulnerabilities in various forms. Some of these mitigations are compile-time configurable and some can be supplied on the kernel command line.
>There is also a class of mitigations which are very expensive, but they can be restricted to a certain set of processes or tasks in controlled environments. The mechanism to control these mitigations is via prctl(2).
Kathleen Akins' response to Nagel.
Ristu Miikkulainen's research group at U Texas
Evolution of neural networks | Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companionhttps://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3067695.3067716
More generally, search re using statistical methods instead of random selection for evolution of GAs.
The term autopoiesis refers to a system capable of reproducing and maintaining itself by creating its own parts and eventually further components.
[1803.03453] The Surprising Creativity of Digital Evolution: A Collection of Anecdotes from the Evolutionary Computation and Artificial Life Research Communitieshttps://arxiv.org/abs/1803.03453
Experience paper with various examples of unexpected solutions achieved through evolutionary algorithms.
Chūnibyō (中二病) is a Japanese colloquial term typically used to describe early teens who had grandiose delusions, who desperately wants to stand out they convinced themselves with hidden knowledge or secret powers. It translates to "second year disease (in Japanese lower secondary school)"
CO2 and PM2.5 DIY air quality monitor. (HN)
An extended talk about RPython. Via HN. To read.
":By growing seafood directly from cells, we now have the ability to cultivate genuine salmon and other seafood without relying on wild or farmed fish. "
But $200 for 6 pc of sashimi according to HN.
This guy answered “What is Beauty?” back in the 1930s.
立秋, りっしゅう, the first day of Autumn. "The traditional East Asian calendars divide a year into 24 solar terms. [りっしゅう] is the 13th solar term. In the Gregorian calendar, it usually begins around August 7 and ends around August 23." (Wikipedia, abridged)
nonbeard 2021-04-17 22:16:07.300259
Seems like Hawkins has been saying the same thing for 15 years and without much to show.
The main trick here is thresholding in HSV space.
Author points at at the end that he still needed to tweak parameters depending on the set of notes he's dealing with. I guess coming up with suitable defaults based on how the notes look might be something that would add value to commercial implementations of this such as Office Lens.
translucent, gelatinous traditional Japanese noodles made from the konjac yam.
I should be using the Python "embeddable package" for Windows, which is smaller than the normal one apparently.