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Who reads this anyway? Nobody, that’s who. I could write just about anything here, and it wouldn’t make a difference. As a matter of fact, I’m kinda curious to find or how much text can you dump in here. If you’re like really verbose, you could go on and on about any pointless .….[no more than this]

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Even if you survive, your liver and kidneys usually take a hit when dancing thise close to the fire.

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Uranium is pretty toxic, just like a large part of the periodic table. As long as we’re talking about the usual isotopes, the toxicity will get you long before the radiation does.

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Did you take a look at the picture associated with HCl? Looks like this belongs to cursedChemistry@lemmy.world if you ask me.

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This is absolutely brilliant! Bing refused to write a rap song, but a ballad following AABA pattern seems totally fine though.

We dig the earth for yellowcake We crush and grind and leach and bake We send it to the enrichment plant Where centrifuges make it dance

We are the uranium miners We work with radioactive shiners We are the uranium miners We make the fuel for the reactors

We separate the isotopes We want the U-235 the most We discard the U-238 We pack the enriched stuff in crates

We are the uranium miners We work with radioactive shiners We are the uranium miners We make the fuel for the reactors

We ship the crates to the factory Where they turn them into pellets tiny They stack them in metal tubes They seal them tight with no leaks or rubs

We are the uranium miners We work with radioactive shiners We are the uranium miners We make the fuel for the reactors

We load the rods into the core Where they start a chain reaction for sure They heat the water into steam They spin the turbines and make us beam

We are the uranium miners We work with radioactive shiners We are the uranium miners We power the world with our splitters

None of that is really secret or sensitive, because you could just read wikipedia or go to the public library to learn this stuff. Funny thing is, Bing refuses to answer this question in the normal or even rap format.

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For me, that already happened.

I had planned a train trip that started to seem pretty unlikely when the relevant union started talking about a strike. I needed to check the union’s site every day to see how the negotiations were going. Doing that through RSS would have been nice, but the site didn’t support it and none of the apps I tried were able to help me either. Do I need to craft my own webscraping code and make a cron job to run it every hour?

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In my experience, Copilot does a fairly good job when you already know what you’re doing, but can’t be bothered to write the code yourself.

For example, basic stuff like read data from that file, use dplyr, remove these columns, do these calculations, plot the result using ggplot2, label the axes this way, use those colors etc. Copilot gives you the code that does roughly what you want, but you usually need to tweak it a bit it to suit your preferences. Copilot also makes absurd mistakes, but fixing them is fairly easy. If this is the sort of stuff you’re doing, copilot can indeed boost your productivity.

However, if you don’t know how to do something a bit more exotic like principal component analysis, and you ask copilot to do the job for you, expect plenty of trouble. You may end up on a wild goose chase, using the wrong tools, doing unnecessary calculations and all sorts of crazy nonsense. When you know what you’re doing, you can ask a very specific thing. When you don’t, you may end up being too ambiguous in your prompt, which will result copilot leading you down the wrong path.

You can do it this way too, but before implementing a single line of that garbage code, you absolutely have to ask copilot a bunch of questions just to make sure you really understand what you’re doing, what the new functions do, where do you really want to go etc. You’re probably going to have to tweak the code before running it, and that’s why you need to know what you’re doing. That’s the one big area you can’t outsource to copilot just yet.

But is it still faster than reading the documentation and building your own experimental tests? If you spend an hour and get a pile of broken garbage, then certainly not. If you spend a bit more, ask plenty of questions, make sure you know what you’re doing, then maybe it is worth it.

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Apply that to the flat earth debate and you get an oblate spheroid.

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When you start tinkering with a machine learning model of any kind, you’re probably going to find some interesting edge cases the model can’t handle correctly. Maybe there’s a specific face that has an unexpected effect on the device. What if you could find a way to cheese a discount out of it or something?

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When you use a generated face with a mixture of white and black features, that’s when it gets interesting. Maybe you can even cause an integer overflow.

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So, if you show it 100 faces from group A and 4 faces from group B, that could start gradually shifting the prices in a specific direction. If you keep going, you might be able to make it do something funny like charging 0.1 € for a Pepsi and 1000 € for a Coke or something like that. If the devs saw that coming, they might have set some limits so that the price can’s spiral totally out of control.

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I firmly believe that every system has exploits. The more complex the system, the harder it can be cheesed.

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Wisdom of the ancients, from the late Flash era.

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I strongly agree with this comment. To show my appreciation, you have my upvote. Had I only agreed a little bit, I might have not voted at all. If that comment had made me angry, I might have downvoted.

Actually calling these things votes instead of likes makes a lot of sense. I might not like a comment, but I might want it to be higher. I might not hate another comment, but I might want it to be lower because of other reasons.

Should you invest in a better grinder?

If you’re not quite sure about getting into coffee, you can get started with a small budget, and you can make a nice cup of coffee that way. Probabaly not a great cup, but a cup of coffee you’ll find enjoyable at the time. Once you start experimenting with different variables and digging a bit deeper into different flavors,...

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There’s a good chance that someone new to coffee will end up going down the rabbit hole sooner or later, so a getting a nicer grinder probably isn’t something you would end up regretting. However, at the beginning of the journey you just can’t tell for sure. That’s why I think it’s better to keep the barrier to entry as low as possible. When someone in that position is looking at the prices, they will probably see the 2-10x price difference and wonder if they can justify it.

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But now that you’ve used a cheap grinder, you know exactly what you want or don’t want. Equipped with this knowledge, you’re likely to make a good investment.

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Can confirm. My first nice grinder (2nd gen Aergrind) was used when I got it. In addition to having a relatively low price, it also came with a regular sized AeroPress, which was nice. Before that, I was using my AeroPress Go, but now that I have the bigger one as well, I can do some interesting experiments with this duo. Also, the AP Go is so much nicer when traveling, whereas the normal one is a lot nicer when making coffee for multiple people.

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I got a multi purpose scale. It won’t fit under an espresso machine, but that’s ok since I don’t have one of those (yet). However, this scale has two plates; one for light things and the other for heavier stuff. Originally it was designed for pizza connoisseurs, but obviously the small (0.1-200 g) scale works with coffee beans as well as yeast. The larger scale (1 g - 10 kg) was designed for dough, but I can put my heaviest mug and a full AeroPress on it too. Besides, it’s good to weigh food in the kitchen, which made it easier to justify this purchase.

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Maybe you’re into photography or something else where the same principle applies. First you’re tempted to start with the cheapest gear until you realize you’re actually playing in the hard mode. Then you finally justify spending some more and you realize how it makes things easier.

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I thought that was just a troll comment, but I took the risk and responded anyway. Could have turned that into a joke too, but some times a sensible comment pays off.

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Where do you draw the line between made up words and non-made up words? It’s not like a supernova explosion creates new words that land on a forming planet so that a billion years later a new sentient species can just pick them up from the ground and start using them.

Finally deleted my reddit account after the AI news. What communities do you recommend on lemmy?

Ive been on reddit for more than a decade. Kinda bittersweet, but its not the first time I have moved on from an internet site. I just cant support reddit and sucking up all my posts for AI purposes. Feels terrible and spammy. Ive been a reddit premium holder for many many years....

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Try the Lemmyverse community search and use whatever keywords you are interested in. Subscribe to a bunch of communities and see if that brings interesting stuff to your front page. If you notice you’re seeing uninteresting stuff from certain communities, unsubscribe to those and keep on refining.

Also, if you’re interested in unexpected factorials, here’s the community for you.

!unexpectedfactorial

unexpectedfactorial

It’s still pretty small and quiet, but anyone is welcome to post their factorial observations there.

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Maybe the goal was to weed out all the humans and let the bots in. When they start asking TCP questions written in binary, you’ll know for sure.

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But if you want to put a some text and pictures in very specific locations and never worry about them suddenly jumping into random places, Excel is actually better than Word. That’s why people tend to use Excel for all sorts of weird purposes like that. Unlike with Word, things actually stay where you put them.

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I’ve seen some of the impressive pixel artworks people have made in Excel. However, I prefer to do Excel art by writing a bunch of wild functions and drawing a stacked line chart from the resulting data. The graph itself is the artwork, while the cells behind it are just a necessary part of the process.

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