wahming

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MIT engineers create an energy-storing supercapacitor from cement, water, and carbon black ( news.mit.edu )

MIT engineers created a carbon-cement supercapacitor that can store large amounts of energy. Made of just cement, water, and carbon black, the device could form the basis for inexpensive systems that store intermittently renewable energy, such as solar or wind energy.

wahming ,

Depending on your country, many places don't use wood for the structure.

wahming ,

very similar visual content

Very similar to what? Your reddit experience is probably hugely different from mine.

wahming ,

Or move to a country with actual work life balance

wahming ,

In a use case like this, AI would be less about a final diagnose and more about getting the doctor or patient pointed in the right direction, especially with rare cases that few doctors are aware of. You no longer need to visit a hundred specialists in the hope of finding the one person who's seen something similar to your case before.

wahming ,

I had mysterious rash outbreaks for half a year... I shudder to imagine a lifetime of something worse.

wahming ,

The biggest obstacle to a YouTube competitor is that YouTube themselves can barely turn a profit. The operating costs are ginormous, beyond what most people realise.

AI model output quality decreases when trained with AI models ( futurism.com )

“Our primary conclusion across all scenarios is that without enough fresh real data in each generation of an autophagous loop, future generative models are doomed to have their quality (precision) or diversity (recall) progressively decrease,” they added. “We term this condition Model Autophagy Disorder (MAD).”...

wahming ,

Given the prevalence of bots and attempts to pass off fake data as real though, is there still any way to reliably differentiate good data from bad?

I almost can’t believe it, but Google Tasks is finally kind of good ( www.theverge.com )

For years, Google’s to-do list app Tasks was poorly integrated and underdeveloped. Recently, Google has combined all their reminder products into a single Google Tasks app that is accessible across Google products. While still lacking some advanced features, Google Tasks’ simplicity and integration make it easy to add tasks...

wahming ,

Guess it's about time for Google to kill the project, then.

wahming ,

I wonder who could have foreseen the porn ban leading to this... Oh, wait.

wahming ,

im saying I disapear to them

This approach is incredibly open to abuse. Reddit implemented this to a lesser degree and abuse already started happening. By blocking everybody who disagrees with you, you can start threads that are only visible to lurkers and your supporters, creating a warped perception of public opinion and false consensus.

wahming ,

Based on feedback so far, it only seems to work for random users. Definitely doesn't work for me on kbin

wahming ,

I want the ability to cut bs out of my stuff

What are you talking about? Nobody's disputing that. You seem to have lost the thread of the conversation, which is about preventing people you've blocked from seeing your posts. At that point you're not cutting BS out of your stuff, but other people's.

wahming ,

Correctly implemented, a block system would allow them to see your comments but not reply. I think that's essentially the major part of what you're looking for?

wahming ,

Yeah as I explained earlier, that won't happen because it's been proven to be a golden opportunity for abuse.

What was the subreddit that represented to you the best example of downspiral of quality? To me it was /r/dataisbeautiful ( kbin.social )

At first it was all about presenting data in an original looking way. In the end it was about pushing political ideas in your throat using a plain bar graph. It was not about sharing something interesting you found but about taking advantage of a captive audience.

wahming ,

nobody can respect that others are allowed to have different opinions.

It's the paradox of tolerance social contract. I will respect their right to an opinion as long as they uphold that contract. Unfortunately, many don't.

wahming ,
  1. It's a Wikipedia link away, it doesn't require a PhD to read and understand. Why are you assuming I need to study it to know what it is?
  2. Would you like to state your views? Because it certainly sounds like you have some that are pent up inside.
wahming ,

Can confirm the domain block doesn't work for me, I'm seeing way too much yiff in my feed.

wahming ,

Do share the alternative with us, that's universally supported and not owned by a corporation.

wahming ,

I read in one of the kbin discussion threads recently that PMs are a feature in progress, currently low-priority due to the Reddit migration.

wahming ,

solidly 50% of you look the same.

Let me inflate that statistic a little, as somebody without a profile pic who looks exactly like that

wahming OP ,

Thanks! But why is this the case? Is it a technical limitation of ActivityPub? Or just a rough edge of the kbin code? (No idea if lemmy instances have the same issue)

wahming OP ,

Just realised your hypothesis doesn't work, as many of the posts I see ending up in m/random have 0 comments, thus there is no way they could have been referred to by a comment/reply before they were federated.

wahming OP ,

@ernest any chance you could shed some light on this?

wahming ,

The linked discussion sounds like nobody knows for sure since the admins are keeping quiet. Which is weird.

banning and defederating communities

Hey all, I recently left reddit like many of you. I have a question regarding lemmy and the fediverse on the history of banning and defederation. I have noticed several posts calling for varying communities to be disconnected. were these removal requests as prevalent before the mass migration? Usually I am all for communities...

wahming ,

Satire doesn't work as well on fedi when everybody has to check what instance they're on AND what instance you're posting from to figure out if you're serious

wahming ,

Is kbin a community, or a platform for communities to run on?

Both, that distinction doesn't work very well for the new fediverse model.

wahming ,

I have to say that there's a level of irony in asking for bans and central controls on content on a platform that in its very nature decentralized and supposed to be empowering.

There isn't any irony. That's the whole point of the decentralization - it empowers everybody to be part of the communities they wish to be in, and not participate in those they disagree with. We have the power to leave any instance where we disagree with the admins and move to a new one.

wahming ,

Or maybe there are already instances out there that don't defederate and leave it up to the individual?

It only takes one to defederate. Any large instances that stay neutral will eventually be defederated with by other instances, as per the beehaw example recently. So your best option would indeed be to host your own small instance.

"Antiwoke" magazin on kbin.social posting bullshit like "how to end Wokeness" and "Time to reject the extrem trans lobby harming our society" How to report ? he is the moderator of that magazin. ( calckey.social )

@ernest how do I report a Magazin on kbin.social ? There is a usere called "ps" who is posting to his own "antiwoke" Magazin on kbin.social. Please remove this and dont give them a chance to etablish them self on kbin.social. When I report his stuff it will go to him because he is the moderator of the magazin? Seems like a...

wahming ,

Respectful Behavior

We expect all users to treat each other with respect and kindness. Harassment, hate speech, or any other form of harmful behavior will not be tolerated. We reserve the right to remove any content or user that violates these guidelines.

Isn't this standard for anywhere that doesn't want to end up as T_D or 4chan?

wahming , (edited )

they are hate magnets.

And they were posted with the intent to be so. That suffices in my opinion. It's not the lone post itself, but the context of the magazine as a whole.

If the moderator refuses to properly moderate the comments

Yes, the mod of antiwoke is about to exercise proper judgement

wahming ,

Oh go start your own malignant instance.

wahming ,

I think the problem is that at the moment, the system is new enough that there's no way to get this sort of content removed. Hence this front page post. It's not about calling attention to the magazine, it's about calling attention to the entire issue..

wahming , (edited )

It's a bad attitude to tell an unapologetic transphobe to get lost?

Edit: In case you didn't realise, that's the user this entire post is complaining about.

wahming ,

I'm the type to tick the 'Ignore custom css' checkbox, so obviously not everybody's interested in that feature.

wahming ,

Oh no, that doesn't exist here yet. I was referring to the option in old reddit

Reversing Baldness: Surprising New Molecular Mechanism Discovered for Stimulating Hair Growth ( scitechdaily.com )

Findings may offer a road map for the next generation of therapies for androgenetic alopecia. Researchers have discovered that senescent pigment cells in skin moles can stimulate robust hair growth, challenging the belief that these cells impede regeneration. The study showed that molecules osteopo

wahming ,

That's pretty significant, that's not just some rare syndrome affecting a few thousand people, but the main cause of baldness.

wahming , (edited )

They are altering the deal. Pray they don't alter it any further.

Actually, pray they do.

wahming ,

Right now, the answer to every 'Why isn't this working' question is essentially this: We've got one volunteer developer, and he's trying to keep the servers from crashing and burning.

wahming OP ,

Thanks! Wish it was native, but that will do I suppose.

wahming OP ,

Probably a moot point now that they're making the change natively.

wahming OP ,

I suppose it hasn't been an issue before this when you could count the comments on your fingers

wahming ,

Happy to help out, former reddit mod looking for a new home.

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