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  • Maybe it's someone who just happened to be hanging around

    Yea yea, the potions guy ikik... I was talking more in terms of the name. The Sith name that is. I've seen ppl say "Qimir" quite a lot.

    I'm more interested in seeing him kill a couple of the unnamed Jedi. Hopefully they handle it better then the first fight scene.

    Oh I'm definitely expecting that to happen. I rlly doubt any Jedi is getting out of there alive including Sol. Sol did the cliche "I'll tell u what happened when we get back", and then dying.

    The Sith? fellow clearly is eyeing for Osha. Maybe he manipulates her by re-emphasising the lie that Mae killed her family? Perhaps trapping her into sunk cost by making her kill Mae?

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  • WHAT AN EPISODE!!!

    Episode 4 was absolutely amazing! The acting has improved (the conversations between Osha and the padawan girl felt incredibly natural). And do I need to talk about the ending?

    SPOLIERS AHEAD

    How was the Sith? guy at the end so fkin powerful lol. One flick and he can send everything flying away? Jeeez... Also, is this guy Mae's friend? Uk, the one accompanying her everywhere. Would explain how he got there so fast. Also, what is his motivation to set Mae up? Does he just want to kill a few Jedi? Does he want to turn Osha to the dark side or something (uk, after seeing how he eyed her and didn't kill her)? Isn't Osha actually weaker in the force when compared to Mae? I've so many questions lol. Also, props to the designers of this character! His mask is SO CREEPY.

    Really can't wait for the coming episodes.

  • This is just adorable
  • Awwww thank you so much for sharing this! Just made my day (well, technically night) a lot better!

    I can't even begin to imagine being able to marry someone u crushed on SINCE U WERE 14, while them being so nice! So happy for ya!

    She is just changing diapers right now

    Oof, that's one thing I'm a little scared of dealing with when I become a dad lol

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  • I'm sure there's some, but most of the criticism seems to come from people who just straight-forwardly aren't enjoying the show as much as you.

    I hope that's the case. Honestly, I got triggered this morning by watching Star Wars Theory's reaction to it. I was looking at his chat which was saying things like, "not a single man in sight...", some homophobic stuff, and just incredibly toxic shit about how "woke" the entire thing was.

    I really liked the ascension scene and wanted to share a YouTube link of it with my mum (wanted to show here how they utilized Indian classical music beautifully there). All videos that I came across were just about how "wokeness killed star wars", "how we must rescue star wars from wokeness" and stuff like that.

    If something is supposed to be cringe, it's up to the creators to find a way to indicate that to the audience, otherwise it's taken at face value.

    Perhaps. I think we're just in the "are the curtains blue because the artist wanted to show a depressed environment or is it just because the artist liked the color blue" system. Andor's expression was very explicit (which is not bad of course. It's just a style of expression). I think Acolyte's expression is a bit more implicit.

    Again, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Not liking Acolyte because of plot and stuff like that is alright. But not liking simply because it's "woke" is just fkin infuriating.

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  • Man the Star Wars fanbase is shit. SO INCREDIBLY TOXIC JEEEEZ. The people here on Lemmy seem to be waaay more chill tho. I absolutely LOVED episode 3. The music (which many found cringe for some reason) is what I loved the most honestly. The ascension scene was ART imo. I genuinely don't get the hate for this show.

    A note about the ascension scene: When the leader witch says, "we were at the brink of extinction", one of the witches does that crazy maniacal witch laughter. I was weirded out a little in the beginning as to why she would do that. But when you think about it a little, this is exactly what the witches are. They're different and weird, which is why they were ostracized by society and hunted down (as per the show). I see them as that cringe group of students that are present in every classroom. The others find them cringe, but they are actually very chill people. Unfortunately, because of their so called "cringeness", they are bullied a lot.

    As for the ending, OF COURSE the twin didn't burn the fortress down on her own. That is LITERALLY what the first two episodes were about lmao. Why would the 10 year long meditation Jedi guy commit suicide then? Why would the other dark twin (forgot if it was May or Osha) go on a hunting spree against these particular Jedi?

    Are people hating this show just because it is "woke" or something? Like... the witches aren't even actual lesbians. Like... you can't have homosexuality if heterosexuality doesn't exist, right? It would just be.... sexuality sexuality I suppose. I genuinely can't see how this thing was "woke". Or was it because the leader witch was black or something? Would people get upset about that NOW? Come on...

    I also loved the leader witch... I think the actress portrayed her role very well! She definitely gave off those comforting motherly vibes...

  • I took an apple at the cafeteria
  • I agree with you. I would like to add though, that coffee in a cafeteria of the Venezuelan kind is quintessential for the existence of the apple species in Uganda due to the very simple laws of motion of quantum mechanics. The theory of everything requires the grand unification of the great countries of Ivory Coast and mechanical dynamics. Modern technologies are built and advanced due to the red bull concentration technique that focuses on driving profits by manufacturing more self driving trains. It's very simple really. AI will show us how to establish objective philosophical ecologies of the Geonosian kind, where the pains of human existence are equivalent to the bonds between entangled particles in a quantum supercomputer. The future is made up of many possibilities of having ethereal intercourse with Joe Biden.

    Your decision of taking an apple at the cafeteria has thus changed the course of human existence.

    (This comment was made WITHOUT AI and without any alcohol consumption. The credit goes solely and solely to the not so narcissistic, me).

  • What's your approach on rendering nested comments?

    I'm using lemmy-js-client for app development. I want to render comments in the nested form (like normal people do).

    The problem is, the lemmy backend spits out comment lists in a fashion that is unfriendly for nested rendering. Why? It outputs comments whose paths are like follows (for example):

    0.1.2.3.4

    0.1.2.1

    0.1.2.3.4.5

    0.1.3.1.5

    0.1

    Let's say the limit that I've set here is 10. Many a times, the parent comments of the comments in the page are out of the page.

    For example, let's say I asked lemmy for comments for a given post. It gives me an output like above. There are many children comments here on page 1 (like 0.1.2.1, 0.1.2.3.4 and so on). Their parent (0.1.2) is NOT on this page. It is on the page that follows.

    Hence, I would need to do client side bs to get the correct parent comments.

    What is your approach for doing the above?

    This is what I have settled for now unfortunately. I fetch all the comments under a post and then convert them in my nested form. This means, that my app doesn't paginate. This thus results in really slow loading times for posts with more comments. The more comments a post has, the slower they will load. This sucks.

    I tried other ways, mind you. While implementing pagination, I simply removed orphan comments when on a given page. If the user decided to go to page 2 (simply by scrolling), suddenly, these orphan comments would not be orphans anymore due to them finding their parent comments. This in turn, fucked with my ui completely (which was obvious), thus making the list randomly scroll like crazy. This was a really shitty experience for the user.

    Sooooo what have you guys done? How have you handled the situation?

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    Furry @pawb.social UraniumBlazer @lemm.ee
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    Furry @pawb.social UraniumBlazer @lemm.ee
    This production deserves SO MUCH of attention
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    What Do Neural Networks Really Learn? Exploring the Brain of an AI Model

    Neural networks have become increasingly impressive in recent years, but there's a big catch: we don't really know what they are doing. We give them data and ways to get feedback, and somehow, they learn all kinds of tasks. It would be really useful, especially for safety purposes, to understand what they have learned and how they work after they've been trained. The ultimate goal is not only to understand in broad strokes what they're doing but to precisely reverse engineer the algorithms encoded in their parameters. This is the ambitious goal of mechanistic interpretability. As an introduction to this field, we show how researchers have been able to partly reverse-engineer how InceptionV1, a convolutional neural network, recognizes images.

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    The Hyperloop might be a good idea maybe a 100 years from now

    HEAR ME OUT BEFORE YOU DOWNVOTE.

    Disclaimer: The hyperloop is an absolutely shit idea right now. I do not support building in any form right now.

    Now to the shower thought: Theoretically, a hyperloop can get you from place A to place B on the planet in less than 40 min (back of the napkin calculations assuming constant acceleration and deceleration of around 1G). Being completely underground (more on that below), it would also be a really good piece of infrastructure safe from arial/orbital bombardment.

    Now to the obvious problems: We need the tube to be very very straight to achieve high speeds without killing our passengers. We would want the hyperloop to enter city centers. Building such a straight thing in city centers would require a lot of demolition. Therefore, we would have to get it underground. Bringing it on the ground again outside cities doesn’t make sense because we would be introducing steep upward curves, thus reducing its maximum speed. Therefore, it makes sense to build this thing completely underground. Building underground also gives us many more benefits like not having to do much land acquisition, safety from violent attacks and so on.

    Our tube would have to be incredibly airtight. It absolutely cannot have any leaks anywhere. Also, we need to be able to achieve incredibly low chamber pressures and maintain them.

    If we are building this underground, we would need a shit load of energy to dig and transport the material outside the tunnel. We would also need a shit load of steel and other resources for these incredibly long tunnels.

    Where do we get this energy? Where do we mine these resources without destroying the planet? Now this is where the “future” part comes in. We would need energy to be incredibly cheap. The only viable long term method (by “long term”, I mean it from the civilization time scale) would be via nuclear fusion. When is nuclear fusion happening? Well, it’s only 30 years away! /s Jokes aside, the energy source might be when nuclear fusion not only becomes possible, but also incredibly cheap (the nuclear reactor shouldn’t cost billions lol).

    About the resources? Well, we probably need to mine them on the moon, no? The moon has A LOT of them right on the surface. If we can mine them and send them back home, we solve our resources problem!

    Well, you might ask- doesn’t it make more sense to just have spaceships with engines propelled by nuclear fusion that exit the atmosphere, go at hypersonic speeds and then drop in? Why build expensive underground continent spanning tunnels? Well, what if we are attacked by aliens? They could easily blockade our airspace. Hell, just dropping a few million stealthy pebbles in our lower orbits would be enough to stop all hypersonic travel (the risk of ships exploding on contact with these pebbles would be too high for air travel to continue). Hypersonic spaceships would also face the problem of traditional aircrafts- you would need to build spaceports far from city centers. These spaceports would require a lot of space and cause a tremendous amount of noise pollution (constant sonic booms for every launch and landing).

    Therefore, I think I have made my mind. I think I would be voting for a hyperloop proposal that possibly would be tabled in our direct democratic government a 100-150 years from now!

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    The Hyperloop might be a good idea maybe a 100 years from now

    HEAR ME OUT BEFORE YOU DOWNVOTE.

    Disclaimer: The hyperloop is an absolutely shit idea right now. I do not support building in any form right now.

    Now to the shower thought: Theoretically, a hyperloop can get you from place A to place B on the planet in less than 40 min (back of the napkin calculations assuming constant acceleration and deceleration of around 1G). Being completely underground (more on that below), it would also be a really good piece of infrastructure safe from arial/orbital bombardment.

    Now to the obvious problems: We need the tube to be very very straight to achieve high speeds without killing our passengers. We would want the hyperloop to enter city centers. Building such a straight thing in city centers would require a lot of demolition. Therefore, we would have to get it underground. Bringing it on the ground again outside cities doesn't make sense because we would be introducing steep upward curves, thus reducing its maximum speed. Therefore, it makes sense to build this thing completely underground. Building underground also gives us many more benefits like not having to do much land acquisition, safety from violent attacks and so on.

    Our tube would have to be incredibly airtight. It absolutely cannot have any leaks anywhere. Also, we need to be able to achieve incredibly low chamber pressures and maintain them.

    If we are building this underground, we would need a shit load of energy to dig and transport the material outside the tunnel. We would also need a shit load of steel and other resources for these incredibly long tunnels.

    Where do we get this energy? Where do we mine these resources without destroying the planet? Now this is where the "future" part comes in. We would need energy to be incredibly cheap. The only viable long term method (by "long term", I mean it from the civilization time scale) would be via nuclear fusion. When is nuclear fusion happening? Well, it's only 30 years away! /s Jokes aside, the energy source might be when nuclear fusion not only becomes possible, but also incredibly cheap (the nuclear reactor shouldn't cost billions lol).

    About the resources? Well, we probably need to mine them on the moon, no? The moon has A LOT of them right on the surface. If we can mine them and send them back home, we solve our resources problem!

    Well, you might ask- doesn't it make more sense to just have spaceships with engines propelled by nuclear fusion that exit the atmosphere, go at hypersonic speeds and then drop in? Why build expensive underground continent spanning tunnels? Well, what if we are attacked by aliens? They could easily blockade our airspace. Hell, just dropping a few million stealthy pebbles in our lower orbits would be enough to stop all hypersonic travel (the risk of ships exploding on contact with these pebbles would be too high for air travel to continue). Hypersonic spaceships would also face the problem of traditional aircrafts- you would need to build spaceports far from city centers. These spaceports would require a lot of space and cause a tremendous amount of noise pollution (constant sonic booms for every launch and landing).

    Therefore, I think I have made my mind. I think I would be voting for a hyperloop proposal that possibly would be tabled in our direct democratic government a 100-150 years from now!

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    Estonia | The Digital State

    Most states rely on paper bureaucracy to ensure that the state can function and provide services. Paper bureaucracy has been part and parcel of how we maintain states and corporations since the Chinese invented the first paper bureaucracy systems of management 3000 years ago. But as you all probably know, bureaucracy kinda sucks. It costs a lot to maintain, and in the worst cases bureaucracy can turn a state into a labyrinthian monstrosity that can be near to impossible to navigate.

    Estonia is a Baltic country that in recent years has been embarking on reform programs that are intended to change this. Estonia is a “Paperless state” meaning a state that has effectively removed all paper from it’s bureaucracy and replaced it with a digital state structure. In this short video I would like to introduce you to the digital state and argue for it.

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    We are going to have to reevaluate our moralities when people in the future can look like children while not actually being children

    Edit: To those downvoting, could please comment the reason as to why you are downvoting? The comments that are there right now do not explain the reason for the downvotes. I am genuinely curious as to what the thinking behind disliking the post is.

    Imagine you are a trans woman in the 15th century. You lack the tech to grow boobs. You lack the tech to make ur dick into a vagina. However, the want still exists and is very real.

    Now imagine the year is 2124. You are 55 years old. The tech to look exactly like you looked when you were sayyy 12 exists. You want to look like that. I would say that looking like that is your right. It's your body after all.

    However, you are still 55 years old. You just LOOK like a child. But you possess the ability to consent. Is having sex with such people moral? (I would say it is).

    This however introduces problems. How do you differentiate between actual children and people who physically look like children? Would this be a political issue then? Would adults who want to have sex with adults (but those who look like kids) be discriminated against? Would there be movements for this?

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    Why do people give videos English titles when the videos themselves are in some other language?

    I really really don't understand how people are either so tiny brained or so fkin inconsiderate. Probably this is the wrong community to post this, as my infuriation levels are far from mild.

    Like... you look up a tutorial on a specific thing. You see a list of videos describing the very thing that you want in perfect English. You open the video to see that it is in a completely different language (usually Hindi). You then feel like personally going on a mission to assassinate that video creator. /s

    Like come on... I understand that English alphabets are more readable to people who speak languages other than English. FINE. I GET IT. But would it be too much to ask to at least put the name of the fkin language that your video is actually in, in the title?

    Like... it would so much better for a video title to be "(Hindi) Ranked Retrieval model explained" instead of "Ranked Retrieval model explained" and it turning out to be in Hindi. Like... do these people not think? Or do they not have a brain? Or do they just not care?

    I scoured through SO MANY VIDEOS and all of them have this nonsense going on. Like come on....

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    Baron Harkonnen Trump
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    WHAT THE HELL AM I???

    So I thought I had figured myself till now. But I was clearly wrong...

    So the last few days have been incredibly confusing as I reflected on my gender identity. I'm definitely a boy, that's for sure. I wouldn't want to go by any pronouns except he/him. The they/she stuff simply isn't me.

    I don't want to dress up in a feminine manner (I don't think I would be comfortable in skirts and thigh highs and what not...). Like... I haven't tried that yet, but I really doubt I would be much interested in it. I like my current wardrobe.

    HOWEVER, I want a feminine-ish body. Like... not boobs or anything. I find boobs quite repulsive. BUT I would definitely love to have a more feminine butt/dick. I like tucking, WHILE loving my dick.

    I hate body hair/facial hair. The only place that I like hair on is my head. And while my hair is long-ish, it isn't girl-like long. Like... the intention is not to look like a girl.

    I dunno, it's weird I suppose... Here's one way to put it. If estrogen didn't give me boobs, I would LOVE to take it. I would love to have a higher voice, better head-hair, and a girlier butt and dick. BUT I would still identify as a male while being in male-like clothes.

    What the hell am I? I'm definitely not trans. I don't think I'm a femboy, as I would hate doing makeup/wearing skirts n stuff. I'm so confused.

    Oh, and I'm gay if that's relevant.

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    Would running YaCy with more resources get a search engine comparable to Google

    For those unaware, YaCy is an open source indexing software with some p2p search capabilities. However, if you've run it yourself, you'd know that the search results are very bad. Therefore I am wondering if this is a resources issue or a YaCy software issue, or both.

    Had YaCy had really huge resources for the crawling and indexing, would it have been a good enough search engine to replace google/ddg?

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    Wouldn't it be funny if gay people referred to other gay people as their "colleagues"?

    Like imagine going to a pride parade and you see some twink u never met and be Iike, "hey colleague! How're u? How's the bottom job position working for you?"

    "Colleague"... That's a funny word...

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    A closer look on OpenAI's Sora
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    A preview of FOSS video generative AI

    Here are some links from the description of the video:

    Try it out: https://huggingface.co/spaces/Tencent... https://huggingface.co/spaces/Tencent...

    It is also open source - run it locally: https://github.com/TencentARC/MotionCtrl

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