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Research Highlights How AI Sees and How It Knows What It's Looking At

preaction Clickbait (72 comments)

a DNN is only interested in the parts of an object that most distinguish it from others.

So it needs to learn that these exact images are tricks being played on it, so it can safely ignore it. This is exactly what machine learning is. What's the story?

7 hours ago
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

preaction Re:Why not push toward collapse? (305 comments)

Pushing Germany to collapse after WW1 was an incredible success! We need more successes like that!

9 hours ago
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James Watson's Nobel Prize Medal Will Be Returned To Him

preaction Re:Watson is a scientist (234 comments)

Except Appliantologists.

about a week ago
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Seeking Coders, Tech Titans Turn To K-12 Schools

preaction Re:Motives (105 comments)

... as a source of cheap labor.

about a week ago
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Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?

preaction Re:I have nothing better to do... (545 comments)

So you should get paid overtime for that. Why would you work for free? Don't you want to live?

about two weeks ago
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Debian Forked Over Systemd

preaction Re:Why not UselessDebian? (647 comments)

I'm an admin. I don't want to be excited about startup managers. If I get excited by init, it means something is broken.

about three weeks ago
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MARS, Inc: We Are Running Out of Chocolate

preaction This is what the Free Market is for (323 comments)

Chocolate prices rise, people have larger incentive to grow cacao. I'm failing to see what the issue here is.

about a month ago
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The Disgruntled Guys Who Babysit Our Aging Nuclear Missiles

preaction Re:Automate! (176 comments)

Ask Joshua

about a month ago
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The Students Who Feel They Have the Right To Cheat

preaction Re:Be the Change You Wish to See in the World (438 comments)

I thought war bonds were not a tax, but an investment with an actual return. I probably get more value out of my tax contributions than I put in, but that's largely invisible to me.

about a month ago
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Washington Dancers Sue To Prevent Identity Disclosure

preaction Re:Open records isn't the issue here (461 comments)

They shouldn't be able to do that either. Just because they can doesn't mean we should extend it.

The only reason this is in the news is because it's plainly obvious the end result is not going to be religious tracts, but stalking and harassment.

about a month ago
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Washington Dancers Sue To Prevent Identity Disclosure

preaction Re:Open records isn't the issue here (461 comments)

The licensing office should be able to, given the licensee's information, say whether that person has a valid license. There is no reason to make all the information public. It is not a license to spam people with job offers, prayers, or harassment.

about a month ago
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Codecademy's ReSkillUSA: Gestation Period For New Developers Is 3 Months

preaction Re:Minions (173 comments)

My minions cost more time than they save, and they have far more than 3 months of training...

about a month ago
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French Health Watchdog: 3D Viewing May Damage Eyesight In Children

preaction I blame the VirtualBoy for my needing glasses (99 comments)

My eyes are very slightly near-sighted, and have remained exactly this near-sighted since I was 14. I blame 11-year-old me's extensive use of the VirtualBoy (and my barely following through with its programmed 5-minute breaks between 30-minute sessions). It's nice to see confirmation that this kind of thing is bad (though the screens being very close probably contributed as much as the screens being 3d).

about a month and a half ago
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Virginia Court: LEOs Can Force You To Provide Fingerprint To Unlock Your Phone

preaction Re:It's easy (328 comments)

I have five fingers set up in my phone! Them's good eats!

about a month and a half ago
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Ken Ham's Ark Torpedoed With Charges of Religious Discrimination

preaction Re:Commonwealth? (451 comments)

That was unexpected

about a month and a half ago
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Ken Ham's Ark Torpedoed With Charges of Religious Discrimination

preaction Re:How is this relevent? (451 comments)

How is this even news? An employer wanted tax breaks. They discriminate based on a protected class, so they don't get tax breaks. This is the system working.

about a month and a half ago
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OpenBSD Drops Support For Loadable Kernel Modules

preaction Re:When was the last time you compiled a kernel? (162 comments)

I use ports all the time, and I've never compiled my own kernel. From what I recall, everything available in the OpenBSD kernel is always enabled by default. The only reason to compile a new kernel is to remove something from the default kernel.

Removing the LKM means someone can't maliciously load a module that screws everything up. The malicious entity would have to replace your kernel and then force a reboot.

about a month and a half ago
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HBO To Offer Online Streaming Without TV Subscription

preaction Re:Total Isolation? (139 comments)

I, for one, love article summaries that condescend to me. It just wouldn't be Slashdot without condescension.

about 2 months ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

preaction Re:Straw Man (622 comments)

So if an actor gets photographed by a journalist, or is in a movie, they are fair game to have their privacy violated? Women should stay covered up at all times for fear that their body is seen? They certainly shouldn't ever use a camera or join a social media site.

This wasn't just a one-time "iCloud was hacked" thing. This is a continued and sustained attack against female celebrities. One of them decided to take what he had collected and go for some personal glory. Android isn't a magical island of security when everyone wants what you have.

We couldn't grow up and stop treating the naked body as a shameful thing (which of course is amplified if you're a woman and must be a pristine virgin flower until your wedding night). We couldn't stop treating these violations of privacy as a huge omgwtfbbq deal. No, we have to blame and shame the victim instead.

about 2 months ago

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