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by a9s
Wed May 17, 2017 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1838: "Machine Learning"
Replies: 22
Views: 3956

Re: 1838: "Machine Learning"

That's sorta a high level outline of some of the things involved, but it's not very informative. I like this article http://karpathy.github.io/2015/05/21/rnn-effectiveness/ My favourite application of an RNN is https://twitter.com/RoboRosewater And of course the classic card: (spoilered for large i...
by a9s
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1820: "Security Advice"
Replies: 36
Views: 5342

Re: 1820: "Security Advice"

Soupspoon wrote:
a9s wrote:
  • Backup your emails before opening attachments

Why restrict it to emails? Remember to run XCOPY C:\*.* A: /S /E /Y /C /Q every morning and evening.


Isn't A: typically reserved for floppy drives?
by a9s
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1820: "Security Advice"
Replies: 36
Views: 5342

Re: 1820: "Security Advice"

  • Backup your emails before opening attachments
by a9s
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1813: "Vomiting Emoji"
Replies: 45
Views: 7157

Re: 1813: "Vomiting Emoji"

Can't wait to see how this will be integrated into those "emojis as variable names" proposals.
by a9s
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1803: "Location Reviews"
Replies: 28
Views: 4944

Re: 1803: "Location Reviews"

A little sad that none of the Antarctic research stations that seem to show up allow reviews. I guess that most of the businesses and sites that do allow them do have some kind of public interface that could make reviews relevant, and then, naturally, if something has reviews enabled but is more no...
by a9s
Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1750: "Life Goals"
Replies: 47
Views: 6819

Re: 1750: "Life Goals"

Ah, syzygy. That was always my go-to word in Hangman. It covers my two favorite things: astronomy and completely taking the fun out of every game I play. Have not been punched yet.
by a9s
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1629: "Tools"
Replies: 22
Views: 4723

Re: 1629: "Tools"

Surely at some level of meta you can take a one size fits all approach. I don't know much about this area of software but it can't be that complicated, right?
by a9s
Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1609: "Food Combinations"
Replies: 57
Views: 10915

Re: 1609: "Food Combinations"

You know what's really good? Potato chips and the tears of your enemies. I hear it's a common potato chip flavor in Canada.
by a9s
Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1515: "Basketball Earth"
Replies: 48
Views: 8670

Re: 1515: "Basketball Earth"

According to Quantum Conundrum, Sputnik was replaced with a basketball, so there would still be one basketball left undunked.

trpmb6 wrote:Does anyone else see the extra pixels that appear to be special characters in frame (1,4) (wave panel)? Looking in the bottom left quadrant.


That's a city.
by a9s
Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1484:"Apollo Speeches"
Replies: 45
Views: 11027

Re: 1484:"Apollo Speeches"

Other speeches which remain classified:

  • In event NASA accidentally used the wrong rocket
  • In event spacecraft misses target and lands on previously unknown second Moon
  • In event Moon was made of antimatter
  • In event second Moon was made of antimatter
by a9s
Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1479: "Troubleshooting"
Replies: 53
Views: 12426

Re: 1479: "Troubleshooting"

phlip wrote:Hit alt+space

You crashed my Chrome.
by a9s
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1476: Ceres
Replies: 54
Views: 12929

Re: 1476: Ceres

I thought no one else outside of NASA cared about Ceres. Thanks for proving me wrong, Randall!

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