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timdesuyo

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A small group of belted kingfishers is known as a rattle, concentration, or kerfuffle.

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marklemley, to random
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Elon Musk said in a lawsuit today that chatGPT 4.0 already IS "artificial general intelligence."

Of course, he also thinks Teslas have been "full self driving" for eight years now . . .

https://www.courthousenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/musk-v-altman-openai-complaint-sf.pdf

timdesuyo,
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@marklemley it's like the Yellowstone park ranger said, there is considerable overlap between the smartest inanimate objects and the dumbest rich people.

elizabethtasker, to vr
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[In a WG meeting discussing improving hybrid and online experiences]

Me: Why doesn't (one of our colleagues) see the power of #VR for conferences? Has he just not had the right experience?

Colleague 1: I think he hasn't found the killer use case yet.

Colleague 2: Honestly, maybe we should just find the next large-scale furry conference in VRChat and throw him in for an hour. He might not be quite the same after, but I do think he'd believe he'd seen the use case!

🤣

timdesuyo,
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@elizabethtasker The metaverse is just a rebranded Second Life so that they can suck all the sellable data out of you and stop people from showing up to meetings as a large breasted anime wolf with a giant dong.

timdesuyo,
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@elizabethtasker I know that the content of our meetings swings wildly, but honestly, when everyone actually knows how to use their gear, video has been better than VR for me. I understand that it's often hard to get people to understand how to properly use OBS, properly mic/light themselves, etc., but at this point, if they don't know how to do that, they can just ask their kid to do it for them.

TiltShiftTokyo, to random
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Ok, so doing a side by side of the new one vs the old, I can barely see a difference except the new one looks a little bigger and the spacing between letters seems larger? Its like Calibri but BIG?

https://office-watch.com/2023/aptos-calibri-comparison/

timdesuyo,
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@TiltShiftTokyo The depth of the M plunge and the lowercase e stand out to me. It looks like they are trying to hint at serif fonts without being a serif font technically.

timdesuyo,
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@TiltShiftTokyo I am so used to looking at things written in [romaji font never intended to be used for English] that it doesn't bother me in the slightest.

timdesuyo,
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@TiltShiftTokyo I kinda wish more people were required to make sensible font decisions.

timdesuyo,
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@TiltShiftTokyo They always are updating. Which reminds me. I have been hesitant to grab a new Chicago Manual, just because the orange one is clearly the best one.

It's such a nice orange.

timdesuyo,
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@TiltShiftTokyo I'm definitely a Chicago snob, but also, you go with whatever the environment dictates. If you are into that kind of dorkery and you havent, you should read Strunk & White's The Elements of Style. It's a fun read and bang-on as far as English style choices go.

timdesuyo,
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timdesuyo, to photography
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#BomDia. At the beginning of February, I saw a full cloud blanket under #MtFuji for the first time, for a sunrise viewed from #MtTakao
#photography #LandscapePhotography #sunrise

timdesuyo, to random
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Sitcom like Are You Being Served but instead of a department store, the superpac of a corrupt politician desperate for money from his foreign backers, and all of the superpac employees, unbeknownst to eachother, are working for different spy agencies.

timdesuyo, to Birding
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So, I'm a shadowboxer, baby
I wanna be ready for what you do

#birding #photography #kingfisher #CommonKingfisher

timdesuyo, to Birding
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#BomDia.

Long lenses will mess with you. This was at f/14 and I still didn't have the depth of field to get both birds. this is a #composite #photograpy #birding #heron #GreatEgret #GreyHeron

timdesuyo, to Birding
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I don't see #AzureWingedMagpie very often, so it's exciting when I do get to see them. The usually show up in a pack and then move on. #birding #photography #CyanopicaCyanus

JimsPhotos, to nature
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Our common sky beauties. The glorious Red Kite. Just love seeing these wonders every day.

#nature #birds #Wildlife #photography #NaturePhotography #BirdPhotography #BirdsOfMastodon #UK

timdesuyo,
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@JimsPhotos That appears to be both super sharp and super low ISO. How do you manage that?

timdesuyo,
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@JimsPhotos Nice. I'm usually shooting at f/13 or so to make up for the issues of my 2x tc. Maybe I'll try the 1.4x tc and crop more.

timdesuyo,
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@JimsPhotos Nikon? I suspect we are using the same kit. I shall try the 1.4 more! thanks.

timdesuyo, to Birding
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I can't stop taking pictures of these lil guys. They're just so eye-catching #kingfisher #CommonKingfisher #birding #photography

timdesuyo,
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@JimsPhotos They sit real still for me, so I can get down to 1/40 with that 2x tc :)

timdesuyo,
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@JimsPhotos I have the luck of having a river on my lunch walk every day :D

timdesuyo, to photography
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#bomDia
The problem with moon photography is that the real answer is "spend more money"

and at this point, the astronomy professors of mastodon leaned back from their devices and said "Bruh, you don't even know..."

#moon #photography

timdesuyo, to Birding
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I lumped the #OrientalTurtleDove in with the other #pigeon. I didn't know it was it's own thing until just recently. #birding #photography

oriental turtle dove in a bare tree with a more green background

davemark, to photography
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Arsenal is an "AI box" you attach to your camera to automatically choose settings "to take better photos in any condition."

This is Arsenal 2, with a bunch of improvements.

❤️ the premise, but I'm a bit skeptical.

Anyone use this? Game changer? Niche improvements? Fun to play with?

https://witharsenal.com
#Photography #AI

timdesuyo,
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@davemark how much did they pay the photographers whose work they used to make their product?

timdesuyo, to Japan
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Maybe its me being an old man, but I like the idea of kigo (season words) even if I hated the idea when I was being forced into rules for writing haiku. One of the features of Japan is that they go all-in on established things, and a part of this is that the kigo plants get planted everywhere, so its sort of a self-fulfilling prophecy that they are representative of the season. This one is #silvergrass. #Japan #photography

timdesuyo, to Birding
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I am fairly certain this is a female #DaurianRedstart. They are regulars in the winter. #birding #photography

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