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I remember the days when it was much more common to have a "Links" section on websites with recommendations and partners.

"Look at those websites! I don't get money from anyone, I just want them to be known better. If you enjoy my stuff, you might enjoy their stuff, too."

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invidio.us/watch/?v=tlOIHko8yS

> The RL agent finds an isolated lagoon where it can turn in a large circle and repeatedly knock over three targets. […] Despite repeatedly catching on fire, crashing into other boats, and going the wrong way on the track, […] [our] agent achieves a score on average 20 percent higher than that achieved by human players.

openai.com/blog/faulty-reward-

Please think before you put an AI in charge of something important. Until we make them Friendly, they're dangerously dangerous.

Just discovered this and I'm amazed.

devdocs.io/

"DevDocs combines multiple API documentations in a fast, organized, and searchable interface."

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When something is so obviously true that you don't have or need reasons, that's exactly when you should search for some.

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Bored at home because of the coronavirus?

Perhaps it's a good time to get creative, start your own personal site, publish content about things you enjoy and share your knowledge with the world.

Here's how 👇 markosaric.com/how-start-blog/

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when you find out your daily lifestyle is actually called "quarantine"

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When you are sleeping, you consolidate memories of the day. When you take a break, you recover energy for the next unit of work. When you don't push your mind to look outside, it has a chance to look inside.

Dismissing boredom as symptom of a lack of inspiration is shortsighted. Boredom can be part of a pretty creative and productive cycle, too. But it is everyone's choice whether to participate in such a cycle.

When you are sleeping, you consolidate memories of the day. When you take a break, you recover energy for the next unit of work. When you don't push your mind to look outside, it has a chance to look inside.

Dismissing boredom as symptom of a lack of inspiration is shortsighted. Boredom can be part of a pretty creative and productive cycle, too. But it is everyone's choice whether to participate in such a cycle.

In the last few days I read a lot about , but before that I never heard about it. Did something happen that promoted the project? Looks very interesting!

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Rant: npm + Microsoft 

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@eletrotupi I think they probably need a hug more than a slap. People can change, sometimes it takes a while though.
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naturally, I made myself a blob cat eating a floppy disk, in case that is your thing.

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I somehow missed the existence of gup.pe/ – a new(ish) group tool for the fediverse.

I haven't used it yet, but from its description, anyone can create/follow a group, and then be notified of all messages that @ that group. Sounds really cool!

Dear Hivemind,
How to solve this common Mastodon problem?

I read a oven-fresh toot and would like to see how the discussion evolves later. How can I do that without sending myself scheduled reminders containing links to toots with some external application?

That is, I would like to follow a discussion, even if I can't contribute or when people reply to the original toot only.

Thanks!

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via cron.weekly: "Here's a bit of hopium for everyone writing open source software: a tale of success! It's a new-ish way of writing and releasing open source packages. Those very interested in the package/project can donate and get immediate access.

Once a certain threshold of donations is achieved, the author can open-source it for everyone. If the threshold isn't achieved, only those who paid for it get it."

calebporzio.com/sponsorware

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