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I also registered for a small workshop on deep neural networks on GPUs with nVidia offered at my university. I wish I had been more clever a few years ago and studied more computer science. It's not going to compensate for my lack of knowledge but it will surely be valuable!

I was too lazy to take pictures, but I started making nut cheese last week! Three cashew cheeses with penicillium camemberti, and a walnut one with penicillium roqueforti. I really hope it works this time.



I once made the mistake of running pip as root to install software system wide. I didn't know it would overwrite files from the distribution's package manager in /usr/…

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Open letter to fediverse about purism 

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Wow, I am a bit overwhelmed by the current reactions in my timeline about the recent #Firefox disaster.

Yes, it sucks. Yes, this shall not happen. Never. There is no good excuse.

But, hey changing now towards a browser developed by the largest advertiser and tracker on the planet is not the right solution. They already dominate large parts of the web so helping them by leaving the last Browser bastion is not a smart idea!

Jonathan Leighton writes it much better than I could: we must base our ethics on reducing suffering for all sentient beings, and in particular extreme suffering.

In particular, switching from eating beef to chickens, fish or even insects because it helps with climate change is fundamentally speciesist, it's torturing sentient beings because it helps humans.
We need compassion for sentient beings, not for abstract systems that are not themselves sentient.

Sorry for the medium link, but I think this is worth a read.

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Does anyone own a Purism laptop? Are they actually sturdy? How's the battery life?

I need to look more into it. I tried to use it for Swedish but I didn't find a good set of flashcards.

Con: you have to type your password when you start your computer, which might be most of the boot time if you have an SSD. Also of course you really can't afford to forget your passphrase. It's also a little bit harder to configure.

Pro: you're safe if your laptop gets stolen or if someone randomly looks into your old hard drive.

I personally encrypt everything now with Luks. It works really well.

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thought experiment: a cat is in a box containing decaying nuclear material and poison gas. the box is on some trolley tracks. as the trolley approaches the box, it has all its parts systematically replaced so that no original part remains by the time it strikes the box. inside the trolley is a man receiving instructions on levers to pull in Chinese. do you take the money?

I propose we ban April Fools' Day. It pollutes too much of the internet, it's not funny anymore.

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