Our Twitter recently passed 17K followers https://twitter.com/gamingonlinux/status/1281888671109701633
Can we start catching up Masto? Hmmm 🐧🐧
Y’all, my newest housemate brought their 11-year-old TV to the house and you would not *believe* some of the features it has:
- literal 1-*second* boot up time. Unheard of
- UI responds instantly to input
- UI Design & UX is clear, consistent and well-suited to the input method (remote)
- doesn’t know what wifi or Ethernet is so it isn’t in a botnet or mining bitcoin
- isn’t sending private tracking data to who-knows-how-many companies’ servers, because see above
- doesn’t demand software updates or brick itself
- has things called “HDMI ports” for if you want to augment its functionality
How about we make 2021 the year of the return of non-smart TVs
A mummified warrior sat at the back of the remote cave, cradling the legendary Sword of Power.
I took it.
'hold me' a voice said, 'and any order you give will be obeyed'
I grinned, then paused.
"Did they hide here to die?"
'you will know all effects of your orders'
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
Holy shit you guys! The #EU has adopted a standard to measure how repairable something is!
This means the path is now clear to make actual laws requiring companies to make their products repairable.
How fucking clueless is @Mozilla?
Let’s give Zoom 5 out of 5 stars for security* clueless.
* In a so-called “privacy” rating.
Fun seeing things like this, from Burning Knight https://store.steampowered.com/app/851150/Burning_Knight/
Releasing June 5.
Feeling pretty pessimistic about AI just now. Not because it's evil or anything though.
Neural networks seem like an evolutionary dead end that deliver results basically as a brute force if you have lots of data, compute, and money.
Even in the mid 00s you could put a bounding box around a head for nothing on a shit laptop at 30FPS. Now I'm looking at a "state of the art" pose estimator that needs a $1500 GPU and gigs of ram and manages about 20FPS, of which half the time is spent on putting a bounding box around a person.
And this is where we're throwing all the money, making the brute force slightly faster and fiddling with unexplainable, inscrutable models, rather than pushing to find brainy rather than brawny solutions.
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