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going to college is a great way to disabuse you of the notion that people who go to college are smarter than people who dont
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Users develop craft -- incredibly complicated folk-ontologies, rituals, procedures, and heuristics -- for working with whatever tools they regularly use, & this craft is itself a tool. A user who identifies as 'non-technical' is in fact extremely technical: their desire to stay roughly within the bounds of the craft they have already developed leads them to invent incredible workarounds.

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shouldn't an init system be relatively simple and not a bloated mess that infects every aspect of the user space
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at least the Cell PPE has SMT with 2 threads. otherwise, it would probably be terrible for multi-threaded non-FP stuff

the PPE (main CPU) "only" has 3.2 DMIPS/Mhz (typical for 2006) which makes the PS3 seem quite limited for running anything outside highly-parallelizable floating-point-intensive workloads.

the Xbox 360's 3 core CPU only had 2/DMIPS/Mhz/core but it had 3 full cores.

it seems like the 360 would have been much easier to program for and it's more in line with how CPU architectures would develop in later years (using multiple full cores rather than specialized ones)

reading up on the Cell CPU and... wow. I never realized how limited the SPEs were. instead of the 7 core CPU I imagined, it's more like a dual-thread normal CPU with 6 fancy vector units. but the vector units are kinda jndependant but can only work out of a shared 256K scratchpad SRAM

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anyway i'm extremely disappointed they didn't get gilbert gottfried to voice pikachu

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Inspired by @djsundog wondering why this phrase wasn't A Thing on Mastodon, I give you—

ROOTIN' TOOTIN', as drawn by @extinct!

Rootin' Tootin' can be found roaming the fediverse, scrabbling to collect the finest shitposts. Look, there's one under its paw! Aw!

I'm still not sure what gender, if any, Rootin' Tootin' is. Thoughts?

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"Fake videos can now be created using a technique called a generative adversarial network, or GAN.

Although the machine learning breakthroughs in computer graphics are impressive, researchers should be more cognizant of the ramifications of what they’re creating. “It is not clear that the positive implications outweigh the negative.”

“Deep fakes are amplifying the liar’s dividend. When nothing is true, the dishonest person will thrive by saying what’s true is fake.”

theguardian.com/technology/201

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@dr1ft weird this is how I feel about computers too
on one hand I love my phone
on the other I despise the stuff that runs on it while not having the time to replace it with my own :/

built and got u-boot booting on this generic A33 tablet

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Look at the way Kirby's feet flop right down onto the slope when he rests. What a dream.

#NES #Kirby

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