I wish I could upmod again for the rectovag exam
Thursday, 15 September 2022

Energy efficiency across programming languages

quote [ Which languages are the fastest and most energy efficient? The simple answer is: C, C++, Rust. The accurate answer is: it depends. ]

Nice writeup of two papers by Portugese researchers. Less elegant is certainly easier on the machine, it seems.

[SFW] [science & technology]
[by Paracetamol@8:18pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 1 September 2022

Four Million Tiny Mirrors: The Insane Engineering of DLP and the Future of 3D Printing

quote [ There's huge power in this 3D printer's tiny mirrors. ]

Sexy, sexy mirrors. Somehow by buying one resin 3d printer a year ago, I've acquired an fdm printer and convinced myself I actually need like 5 more. At minimum.
[NSFW] [science & technology] [+1 Good]
[by steele@3:43pmGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 26 August 2022

The Explosive Charisma of Teslas

quote [ ?It's Friday, so .. more #TeslaFireIssues updates in this ongoing Tesla 'safety' thread

Example no. 346: a controlled test, at low speed

Remember what I said about a Tesla scraping the sides or bottom. And your Tesla is .. (well, you know, 20x or 30x more often than other EV's)? ]

A very fiery thread on the combustible nature of Teslas. A comment from elsewhere, "One the brightside, Teslas have excellent comedic timing."

ThumbFireball by Dall-E.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by steele@7:26pmGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 25 August 2022

The AI startup erasing call center worker accents: is it fighting bias ? or perpetuating it?

quote [ A Silicon Valley startup offers voice-altering tech to call center workers around the world: ?Yes, this is wrong ? but a lot of things exist in the world? ]

Couple dollars just to pick my phone up, call center I get change to ring
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:52amGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 23 August 2022

De-extinction company sets its next (first?) target: The thylacine

quote [ We killed the last thylacine about a century ago. Can we correct that mistake? ]

I'm gonna chase a thylacine dream
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@10:29amGMT] [8 comments]

Monday, 22 August 2022

Sex and SEnsibility

So I found this guy from some "ask an athiest" type call in show, and frankly he's the most fun on that. But then this video goes a lot into gender & trans issues, which is something I've been a lot more interested in lately. It may be preaching to the choir here to put up Forrest Valkai's feelings on the matter, but getting into the science crunchiness of it was a treat.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Informative]
[by Headlessfriar@10:22amGMT] [4 comments]

Thursday, 18 August 2022

Janet Jackson had the power to crash laptop computers

quote [ And then they discovered something extremely weird: Playing the music video on one laptop caused a laptop sitting nearby to crash, even though that other laptop wasn?t playing the video! ]

Cool info ?didn't we post the song before? Yes. Thumb via interesting wiki entry. Link via the great Alice O'Connor.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@3:23pmGMT] [0 comments]

Scientists are turning data into sound to listen to the whispers of the universe (and more)

quote [ We often think of astronomy as a visual science with beautiful images of the universe. However, astronomers use a wide range of analysis tools beyond images to understand nature at a deeper level.

Data sonification is the process of converting data into sound. It has powerful applications in research, education and outreach, and also enables blind and visually impaired communities to understand plots, images and other data. ]

Just thought this was kind of cool.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by Marcel@12:26amGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Open-source rival for OpenAI's DALL-E runs on your graphics card

quote [ OpenAI's DALL-E 2 is getting free competition. Behind it is an AI open-source movement and the startup Stability AI. ]

All those automation arguments we used to have here a few years ago are seeming pretty moot nowadays. Future's here. Even just got my Dall-e invite today.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by steele@2:41pmGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 16 August 2022

World's oldest ice core could stretch back 5 million years

quote [ To learn about the future of Earth?s climate we can look to the past, and one of the best ways to do that is with samples drilled from deep ice cores. Now, scientists have dated what may be the world?s oldest ice core, with some sections potentially preserving samples as old as 5 million years. ]

Drill your ass raw for ice core data
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [0 comments]

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