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Sarcasm is the last refuge of the imaginatively bankrupt. It's sad, sorry, terrible -- and really funny.

And I fancy how you can't tell whether I'm being sarcastic or serious.

To be colloquially as opposed to clinically insane implies something so fantastic in quality or outlandish in quantity that it shatters rational expectation. In its splendor or munificence, the insane thing may drive us to senseless, unhealthy behavior.

I wonder what happens when chefs make intellectually stimulating dishes but people come in and just don't get it and then leave nasty Yelp reviews.

My 2¢ after playing with for a little bit:

1. Falkon might be more resource-efficient on a Qt-based desktop than others -- or if you run a lot of Qt apps in general, particularly those that make use of .

2. Falkon's tracking protection is a bit limited, but at least it doesn't phone home out of the box -- which is a problem that both and have, though you can at least disable this in Firefox.

Turns out, is the second life of . It's a web browser using rendering engine.

"Since version 3.0, QupZilla is no longer developed and new version are released with Falkon name as a KDE project."

falkon.org/about/

I frankly think Attack on Titan will remain on top of the list 'til the end of the season...

Recent releases of have improved quite a bit, but Firefox on still lacks hardware video acceleration/decoding. So be prepared to burn your CPU and battery while watching videos.

Air is your friend and your enemy. It makes things pretty, like your ice cream 🍦🍧🍨 and your cappuccino ☕; it makes your bread 🍞 nice and crusty. But too much air makes your ravioli porous and soggy.

Love grazing bits of bacon 🥓 and popcorn 🍿 out of tupperware containers. And yeah, Girl Scout Thin Mints, too. 🍪

Why Mathematicians Can’t Find the Hay in a Haystack

quantamagazine.org/why-mathema

"It’s as if you were convinced the oceans were filled with water... but every time you took a sample, you came up with something else -- a shell, a rock, a plant. Yet to start to believe your hypothesis was correct, you’d hardly need to empty the sea."

Petrichor, that fresh aroma you can smell after the rain, is caused by a little molecule called geosmin. The name literally means "earth smell." It's produced by soil bacteria and gives an earthy flavour to beets.

Humans are extremely sensitive to this scent – much, much more sensitive than sharks are to blood. Some think we evolved that way to find fresh drinking water after droughts.

We should venerate and create space for the and the to do what they do. That's where progress comes from.

You have a bunch of people with physics PhDs who maybe wrote some R code in graduate school. And they suddenly have to compile all these packages with GPU support so they can get CUDA running, and they're just like, "We can't do that."

Why does pretty much everyone associate with Google's TensorFlow? It's just a nightmare to use in practice.

Despite the tremendous hype around it, the number of people who are actually using it to build real things that make a difference is probably very low.

Thomas Edison was really freaking good at making money and keeping the IP for himself, so obviously he’s going to promulgate the view that it was a single genius, a loner working super hard in a room, who owns everything that came from it. Of course that’s going to be his mission. That's the founder.

It’s incredible how even now you run a normal multi-layer neural network on a CPU machine and it’s quite slow. The GPU is a big advancement -- and the other thing is there have been some algorithmic advances on the vision side of deep learning.

> Perceptrons, which I believe are the simplest neural networks, go back to the 1950s. What's changed is the hardware we can run them on has gotten so much faster and so much more efficient and so much more powerful, and the data sizes that we can work with have gotten so much bigger. So now we can solve these problems, and it's kind of awesome what we can do.

"Part of the fun is escaping the drudgery of real life." -- Mark Hamill

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