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CCS: END BASELINE SEQUENCE B199AA: BEGIN BASELINE SEQUENCE: LOCK STAR(03, α Lyrae, Vega) (2023:052:040515:2T) I'm changing instruction sets. I first check to ensure that I am using the correct star to orient myself, currently Vega (α Lyrae, and the 3rd in my list of choices)

SEV0 - Major service interruption - Ran out of Kimwipes

The KiCad project is proud to announce the first major release since version 6 was release just over a year ago. Version 7.0.0 has officially been released and is available for download.

i've reverse engineered most of the Game Blaster, Creative's very first sound card. check it out.

Following each drive, the NavCams and MastCam will be used to take a mosaic of the area directly in front of the rover, called the 'workspace.' These are centered on the area that is reachable by the arm to inform the science team and arm planners in preparation for contact science with DRT, MAHLI, APXS, etc. This is the MastCam workspace mosaic following the drive on sol 3715. I work as one of several ECAM PULs on MSL and took the NavCams for this sol.

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill

although now long forgotten as a historical curio of 2000s web idealism, the OLPC "One Laptop Per Child" project attempted to produce a low-cost, high-reliability laptop suitable for kids in low-income environments.

one of the upshots of the program was that SimCity was open-sourced for the OLPC XO-1 computer, and it was included on every machine. this little article by don hopkins does a great job of tracing its history through Sun Microsystems.

#gamedesign #gamedev #RetroGaming #history


Models such as Stable Diffusion are trained on copyrighted, trademarked, private, and sensitive images.

Yet, our new paper shows that diffusion models memorize images from their training data and emit them at generation time.




Sometimes I like to create art that seems like a page from a forgotten fairytale. No AI, just me dodging & burning, cloning, and “painting” until I was able to make my photo look like what I saw in my head.
#MastoArt #art #Photography #digitalart

Those of you tracking the distances here or on 'that other social channel' will have noticed that the _change_ in the reported distance to Voyager 1 has been slowly _decreasing_. How can this be? Is Voyager returning? This happens near this time of year, every year. You have to remember that these distances are being measured from a moving platform: Earth.
Earth's orbital speed is faster than that of either spacecraft, so at certain times of year, Earth will catch up, and the distance decreases for a little while. This means that if you plot out the distance over time, the lines for both Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 wiggle, as in this first diagram.

Not sure about that one, back on the old boards everyone was pretty serious about hacking and cracking being two things.

.oO( H/P/A/V/C )Oo.

But also clinging to the idea that they are two separate things after the year 2000 is kind of ridiculously prescriptivist and doctrinairian.

Still angry about the ahistorical hacker/cracker distinction. Old versions of the jargon file included:

6. A malicious or inquisitive meddler who tries to
discover information by poking around. Hence "password hacker", "network hacker".

Just updated my blog with commission prices for the coming year. If you fancy some original art, have a read and get in touch.

If you're interested in commissioning me for commercial work, drop me a message directly to discuss.

#Art #Commissions #Illustration

What he truly meant aside, its value _is_ the ethical implication... how would we treat a comparable intelligence that isn't "just like" our own.

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All of the recent, common mentions / treatments of the Turning Test drive me up the wall. The way it was written did not imply this was a technical test (if it passes, then technically "it's thinking"). Turing's original writing on it reads as an ethical test. If you can't tell, then what right do you have to control it or turn it off? One of the whole points was that it wasn't assumed to be a human intelligence. It's not a test about "human intelligence, now in a computer"

Software peeps, I spent a few minutes debugging some firmware where the SysTick interrupt on an ARM microcontroller was still firing with the systick interrupt disabled (in fact all interrupts disabled and pending cleared in NVIC / GIC). There's a SysTick control register that has an interrupt enable, it functions independently of global interrupt mask.

This is not ringing a bell. Am I just forgetting / blocking out that this always the case because SysTick is an ARM special sauce IRQ?

Thousands of works of art published in 1927 are now in the public domain—classics like 📕Sherlock Holmes, 🎞️Metropolis & 🎵Puttin’ on the Ritz.

Show off your creative skills in our FILM REMIX contest! Prizes up to $1,500. Details ⤵️

Lynn Conway, electricial engineer and computer scientist, co-architect of the VLSI design revolution, and transgender activist, was born #OTD in 1938.

She invented Dynamic Instruction Scheduling at IBM, but IBM fired her when they learned she was transitioning.

Photo: Lynn Conway

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