This place is worse than radd.it and AIDS combined with...something else terrible. Prove me wrong. by spectre_of_snapshill in drama

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It has builtin IRC and a centrist userbase.

The creator of this sub is a big bitch though by A4QualityPaper in drama

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There is nothing wrong with incest, as long as you don't reproduce.

I was slightly too late to create this subreddit myself by dramasexual in drama

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It has IRC built in and admins who listen to shit.

Yanny or Laurel, how words and sounds can be manipulated to make someone hear and interpret different things. by [deleted] in conspiracy

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The Yanny/Laurel thing works by different people's ears being tuned to different frequencies, not anything to do with how the brain processes sounds.

Hackernews discusses Reddit becoming #3 site in US, ahead of Facebook by magnora7 in technology

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Reddit admins changing the site for more ads isn't really true though; the purpose of the redesign is to increase new user retention, which also earns Reddit money. I know that I found the interface pretty impenetrable when I first came to Reddit.

Saidit is the first legit Reddit succesor I've seem. by pitterpatterwater in frontpage

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Suggestion: Do like some forums do and give trusted volunteer users admin rights. Will keep the costs down and will probably lead to more prompt replies if this place become an actual succesor to reddit in terms to number of users.

Hawaii volcano could erupt after 250 earthquakes in 24 hours by magnora7 in science

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That site's design is just awful. The botttom half of the video box floats at the top of the screen and makes it hard to read the text.

New member here, refugee from Voat. Hi! by rpdayton in SaidIt

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Quality of discussion on Reddit has declined as admins try to make it more advertiser-friendly and due to larger userbase.

Voat is a general cesspool of idiots at this point, disagree with the circlejerk and you're downvoted highly, get negative CCP and you can only post or comment 10 times a day.

Saidit is smaller and admins are working to prevent spread and normalization of low-quality discussion.

My Reddit account has been suspended for 7 days due to my post on Pedophilia and Religion by The_In-Betweener in conspiracy

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Try asking them what content specifically got you banned; there's lots of worse shit allowed on Reddit.

The US chip industry starts to wake up to new competitive reality - The end of Moore's Law? by magnora7 in technology

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The transistor in question was a quantum transistor; at such small scales you can't ignore quantum effects. The important bit was that it's room-temperature, which is important for practical quantum computing.

Another Huge Vatican Linked Pedophile Ring Has Been Exposed by useless_aether in pedogate

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The church is morally corrupt, from the wealth of the Vatican to the crimes it covers up.

The US chip industry starts to wake up to new competitive reality - The end of Moore's Law? by magnora7 in technology

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At this point transistors can't get much smaller without quantum interference, and quantum computers are intrinsically worse performing for most applications. Tbh many applications make poor use of multicore computers; further advancements will be on the software side with better concurrency.

At least seven patients in Beijing who doctors said had “no hope” of regaining consciousness were re-evaluated by an artificial intelligence system that predicted they would awaken within a year. They did. by magnora7 in science

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Speaking as a programmer, neural networks will never be suitable for most purposes. For example, it is impossible to make a neural network which will give perfectly accurate results for simple integer addition or subtraction, merely one which calculates close approximations. However, for certain fields, such as image recognition, neural networks are the only way to do it well.

Edit: "This works, but might someday destroy the earth if some unknown and very specific parameters are reached." won't ever be a thing, because we can use maths to find whether certain outputs are possible. Neural networks merely take inputs and produce corresponding outputs once frozen.

YouTube Shuts Down All Syrian State Channels As Idlib Assault Begins by useless_aether in censorship

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At this point it's a natural extension of net neutrality. Although ISPs have more potential for censorship, since such social networks cannot prevent you from making your own website, in today's centralized internet censorship by sites like Facebook and Twitter is still a concern. Nowadays people mostly use a handful of websites.

Medieval Fantasy City Generator by watabou by magnora7 in whatever

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Really meets what I expected from the Pixel Dungeon dev; very nifty tool.