"Ergodicity means that the ensemble average is the same as the time average.". Very nice explanation though. (HN)
nonbeard 2021-04-03 00:15:33.887000
womp womp womp docker credentials
"In the philosophy of Aristotle, the actualization of the potential form or function of a substance."
This is part of the rules for /r/programmingcirclejerk, and I can say that it definitely had the (presumably) desired effect.
"A tulpa is an autonomous entity existing within the brain of a “host”. They are distinct from the host in that they possess their own personality, opinions, and actions, which are independent of the host’s, and are conscious entities in that they possess awareness of themselves and the world. A fully-formed tulpa is, or highly resembles to an indistinguishable point, an actual other sentient, sapient being coinhabiting with the host consciousness."
I'm using it to find duplicates with pmd-bin-6.32.0/bin/run.sh cpd --minimum-tokens 100 --language python --files .
The key part of this (at least according to mikel evins) is that you can stop at any point (and in particular at a stack trace), inspect and modify live state including code *and then resume*. Few nonscheme things can do this.
Activating an application cycles through its windows, so this script finds the most recent window by looking at the stack order of the root window. Didn't know this was possible.
A way of eating taught to kids to encourage balanced eating in which you eat a portion of each of mains, carbs, vegetables in sequence, then repeat. EG: omlette, rice, salad.
Recipe for essentially petit fours with alcohol, a satisfyingly German name, and a history.
Ancient desert of red bean paste on agar.
This recipe worked really well!
Provides a definition of exploitability in terms of finite state machines: when the real state of the system can not be mapped to any state of the intended system (or an intermediate state when transitioning between any two intended states). Interesting notion of programming as writing an emulator for the IFSM.
Very entertaining. "Yet another classic - the surveyor recommended these people have an injection damp proof course installed. Idiot!"
Collection of signed system drivers that let you read/write privileged memory or expose some other serious vulnerability. If the driver has input buffer validation for IOCTL codes please state so before submitting to the list.
Okra curry with kashmiri curry masala
"Background: Air conditioners are just refrigerators with fans"
GAHoo-deh-teh, GAHoo-deh-teh CHREE-stoos est NAH-toos / ex mah-REE-ah VEER-jee-neh GAHoo-deh-teh
Really interesting take, via HN, of the difference between statistics and data science -- the former is focused on explaining the parameters, the later is focused on predicting the future. "The big one that made no sense to me the first time I encountered it back in 2017 is that data scientists split their data into “training data,” “validation data,” and “testing data.”"
virt-v2v mysteriously disappeared from libvirt-tools recently. This page was helpful -- once I realised that I needed to find the correct snapshot vmdk for the conversion.
"A paper published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that dogs’ faces are structured for complex expression in a way that wolves’ aren’t, thanks to a special pair of muscles framing their eyes. These muscles are responsible for that “adopt me” look that dogs can pull by raising their inner eyebrows. It’s the first biological evidence scientists have found that domesticated dogs might have evolved a specialized ability used expressly to communicate better with humans." This is quite terrifying.
Stuff to read about CSP.
Brains fold like paper folds. More surface area = more folding. Thicker cortex = less folding. Gyri from in densely-interconnected regions. Sulci form between less-well-connected regions.
Loath as I am to bookmark a site called "nerd quickies", this worked as a transparent bridge, except for the firewall part which I had to do by manually editing /etc/config/firewall.
Also supports encrypted disk images (though not sparsely).
beard 2020-02-07 18:56:04
smbnetfs patch -- this has been around for years but only just went in and isn't in debian
The Johari window is a technique that helps people better understand their relationship with themselves and others.
nonbeard 2020-01-20 16:58:21
Delicious vego onion soup recipe.
full recording allows executing backwards (hn)
For when the supermarket doesn’t have cannelloni tubes, which is too often.
Good example of how an ORM implicitly limits design choices: in Django I don’t think it would be obvious to even consider this option, because the relevant SQL requires bypassing the ORM.
Japanese train route finder.
nonbeard 2019-10-25 13:35:18
Four-ingredient biscuits. Thanks, mums.
Amazing Japanese toaster via Bryn: the Bread Oven. “We wanted to focus on the single slice, and treat it with respect”
Looking to animal behaviour to learn more about neuroscience. (Also explains the slightly odd title of the blog.)
Australian foods sometimes have a rating out of five stars on the front. The way this works is you give it points for total energy, fat, and sodium, then you subtract "redeeming feature" points for protein, fibre, and percentage of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes. You then convert that raw score into a star rating, with the higher the score the fewer the stars. The rating was created in collaboration with, and applied by, industry, and it really shows. For example, the rating system is supposed to allow shoppers to compare products across a category, but dairy and non-dairy beverages are in separate categories. That presumably benefits the beverage industry. But for someone looking for a drink, that doesn't make much sense. Also, weird things like: you can't subtract protein points if your baseline points are over 13, unless you have at least 5 fibre points. So if you've got a horrible product you can stuff fibre into it to add stars, and if you manage to get enough fibre in there you can put protein in as well to add even more stars.
Pebble Time Round battery replacement, among other things.
Most of the internet: add _netdev to your mounts so that it will come up when the network comes up. Reality: the mount is tried when an interface is enabled but before it has been assigned an IP (if those two things are distinct, e.g. DHCP). Also "network comes up" isn't a thing in modern Linux and what apparently happens is that the mount is tried every time an iface comes up until it works.
A small Chilean rodent. "As a pet, the animal is larger than a golden hamster but smaller than a fancy rat."
nonbeard 2019-04-20 07:53:20
Infocom game source. Interesting to see the .zil.