anyway now I can turn letters into lsystems and grow plantpersands
If your site has so many cookies that your GDPR popup needs a *progress indicator*, you have no idea what you're doing in an org leadership OR a technical sense.
want a small programming exercise in privacy-preserving statistics? Show more
Say you have lots of data about people liking things, and you want to share "people who like A also like B" (the "2-way marginals") without breaching individuals' privacy. This paper gives one method:
Exercise: Read at least section 2, then implement step 2 of the algorithm in section 3.3. The notation assumes a strong math background but it's really just arrays/sets and maps/dicts. Ask me for details!
It just took 12 freaking attempts to complete a Google ReCaptcha???
Okay, can tech websites stop talking about $300 smartphones as "cheap" or "low-end"?
Here's a fun TIL: Because the ratio of terms in the Fibonacci sequence approaches phi, and because phi is close to the ratio of km to miles, you can approximate conversion between distances with adjacent Fibonacci numbers.
So 2 km ≈ 1 mile, 3 km ≈ 2 miles, 5 km ≈ 3 miles, 8 km ≈ 5 miles, 13 km ≈ 8 miles, etc, etc
me: castles are brutalist. gothic architecture is brutalist
architecture professor: please can you leave now
me: the sony playstation 2 is a brutalist building
Probably unpopular opinion: On today's web disk cache is useless in most cases.
Of course this is very subjective, but I disabled disk cache on my browsers and did not notice any difference over ADSL.
infosec people: MiTM proxies are bad
also infosec people: *site is served through cloudflare*
Halfway through Bojack Horseman S5 but it is SO GOOD
I'm writing clever unix one-liners with find and xargs and ffmpeg what is happening to me, am I becoming... a command-line nerd? send help
Q: Why have the recent speculators stopped buying Intel stocks anymore?
A: Because speculative execution is disabled for the Intel platform.
The year is 2073. All proprietary social networks are dead. Microsoft and Intel are long gone, everyone uses locally-fabbed RISC-V chips. The world has been cured of cancer, politics and electron.
There are no remaining hardcopy records of the half a century leading up to this, because nobody could get their printer drivers working in that entire time.
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