The new book from Magnus Vinding, Suffering-Focused Ethics: defense and implications, is out! I highly recommend it.
You can download a free PDF version on his website: https://magnusvinding.com/2020/05/31/suffering-focused-ethics-defense-and-implications/
Also, there happens to be a short quote from me in it :)
Aaaah I missed compiling codes with thousands of compiler warnings like
Warning: Element of assumed-shaped or pointer array passed to array dummy argument ‘a’ at (1)
RIGHT!!! Riot has turned on End-to-End Encryption by default for all private conversations, and Cross-Signing device verification has landed and is live (and 🤞 performant!) 🎉🎉🎉 Huge amounts of work went into this: https://matrix.org/blog/2020/05/06/cross-signing-and-end-to-end-encryption-by-default-is-here has the overview.
Binaural beats: a surprising auditory illusion (if, like me, you held an overly simplistic view of how the brain processed sounds): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beat_(acoustics)#Binaural_beats
I almost decided against posting this when I realized all the search results about it sound like pseudoscientific nonsense, but whatever. I thought that the existence of the illusion was interesting.
A friend's instagram account apparently got hacked, and their username, email and password changed.
Has anyone experienced this before? According to Instagram, the old email account should have received an email about that name/email change, which didn't seem to happen.
I can't make sense of how they managed to hack that account. Any pointers appreciated!
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I strongly recommend having arguments about things you disagree about, and especially double-cruxing them. <https://www.ericherboso.org/2016/01/the-double-crux-game.html> Up until today, this was all just a theoretical recommendation, but… wow does it help.
I think I'm finally starting to see the meaning of “what do you think you know, and how do you think you know it?". I'm probably right about this thing I'm arguing about, but my reasons for believing it right now are stupid (and are the same reason I didn't believe it earlier).
Did you know there's a paper where they spent 3 weeks training a neural net to transform giraffes into birds?
Nooo I wanted to see this in person!
They are installing a new bridge in the middle of Stockholm that came in one piece from China.
Covid_19: Open letter from Italy to the international scientific community | Left
Puisque le président de la République a vanté la recherche et les scientifiques dans son allocution, je vous partage cette tribune.
Update: since it's Fortran 77 there is no dynamic allocation, you have to recompile depending on the size of the simulation.
My mesh has about 50000 elements. I compile for 80000 and queue on the supercomputer with 1024 cores. It segfaults at the first iteration.
After some trial and error, I wonder if there was some memory error somewhere decide to recompile for 200000 elements.
It runs fine.
Into science/technology/some math. I think what really matters is reducing suffering for all sentient beings.
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