An almost regular week. As if that would exist.
Did a lot of the garden work I should have done a long time ago, and now I'm paying for not doing it earlier with my sweat and muscles.
I finally bought the ice cream maker I had thought about for so long, and it works fantastically well. Makes ice cream in less than an hour, so of course I had to try several different recipes. And more are on the list. 🍨
- COVID-19-Pandemie und erhöhte Sterblichkeit in Deutschland: Neue Studie bestätigt Fakten - DIE MITTELLÄNDISCHE ZEITUNG - FÜR MEHR DURCHBLICK:
Stupid people: oh, it doubled, but it's still at a very low level, so no need to worry. Educated people: Yep, exponential growth!
- PET Scan: Coffee evolution from the Moka Express to the AeroPress and Fellow Stagg EKG Ket
- A GPT-4 Capability Forecasting Challenge - Final Score: Go try out your score now!
- The B Lane Swimmer – Holly Witteman
- [2308.15022] Recursively Summarizing Enables Long-Term Dialogue Memory in Large Language Models
- Hardware Random Bit Generator
- WORDWARD DRAW by Daniel Linssen: so hard!
- (PDF) Colloidal inorganic nano- and microparticles for passive daytime radiative cooling
- Sub-Ambient Radiative Cooling Realized Using CaCO3 Microparticle-Based Single Layer Without Metal Reector for Entire Day
- Czech scientists confirm the existence of the π-hole in molecules, proving a decades-old theory - Akademie věd České republiky, heh, pi hole!
- A Portrait of Tenochtitlan • 3D reconstruction of the capital of the Aztec empire.
- Tidal Energy - Not Renewable
- Introducing Refact Code LLM: 1.6B State-of-the-Art LLM for Code that Reaches 32% HumanEval - Refact.ai
- The Worst Programmer I Know - Dan North & Associates Ltd
- RFC 3339 vs ISO 8601
- plastic money: the history of Geldkarten and other stored-value payment systems
- Fine-tuning GPT-3.5-Turbo for Natural Language to SQL -- by Mo Pourreza -- Dataherald -- Aug, 2023 -- Medium: "However it is not a silver bullet as few organizations have NL-to-SQL training datasets readily available." Understatement of the year.
- Secure Coding and Deployment Hardening Guidelines -- EEF Security WG
- Nougat: Neural Optical Understanding for Academic Documents: "Scientific knowledge is predominantly stored in books and scientific journals, often in the form of PDFs. However, the PDF format leads to a loss of semantic information, particularly for mathematical expressions. We propose Nougat (Neural Optical Understanding for Academic Documents), a Visual Transformer model that performs an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) task for processing scientific documents into a markup language, and demonstrate the effectiveness of our model on a new dataset of scientific documents. The proposed approach offers a promising solution to enhance the accessibility of scientific knowledge in the digital age, by bridging the gap between human- readable documents and machine-readable text. We release the models and code to accelerate future work on scientific text recognition. "
- The Garden of Computational Delights
- Auditory response to pulsed radiofrequency energy - Elder - 2003 - Bioelectromagnetics - Wiley Online Library
- If you can use open source, you can build hardware - Redeem Tomorrow
- Evidence for Large Planetary Climate Altering Thermonuclear Explosions on Mars in the Past
- Perplexity: interactive LLM visualization: Shows for each word how "surprised" the LLM is to see it. Fantastic visualization! I wonder whether you could use that for guiding someone's writing.
- Users, advertisers – we are all trapped in the ‘enshittification’ of the internet -- John Naughton -- The Guardian
- Spread Your Wings: Falcon 180B is here
- mathematics - Is this duplo train track under too much tension? - Puzzling Stack Exchange
- Could two celestial bodies with extreme magnetic fields affect each other's motion via magnetism? - Astronomy Stack Exchange
- the moon - Why can't lunar rovers survive long duration nights? - Space Exploration Stack Exchange
- pcb design - How Can Non-Parasitic Capacitance Be Excessive When Smoothing Voltage? - Electrical Engineering Stack Exchange
- Wikipedia search-by-vibes through millions of pages offline -- Little Short Bulletins (via Jochens weeklog)
- Async Rust Is A Bad Language
- Delightfully strange: Mystery 'golden egg' found on ocean floor
Libraries, programming, etc
- GitHub - jzhang38/TinyLlama
- GitHub - cabralpinto/modular-diffusion: Python library for designing and training your own Diffusion Models with PyTorch.
- GitHub - hydradatabase/hydra: Hydra: Column-oriented Postgres. Add scalable analytics to your project in minutes.
- GitHub - YavorGIvanov/sam.cpp: SegmentAnything by Meta in a .cpp variant for everyone
- NFS: Heat
- Lighthouse Keeper: I don't know, I don't know. It feels almost like the game isn't finished, but it is? But there are so many half-
assedbaked parts of the game. Stuff sticking, unclear mechanics, unreadable items and GUIs. I don't know? 6/10
- Trackmania: something soft to quiet down
- NFS: Heat (to play with friends)
- Need For Speed Hot Pursuit (for nostalgia's sake)
- chocolate ice cream (2x)
- honey-pear frozen joghurt: not as good as expected, the pear just doesn't contribute enough
- lime sorbet
- chocolate cake (2x)
- lemon cake
- Cannon Ball vs Ballistic Gel in Ultra Slow Mo - The Slow Mo Guys - YouTube
- BARBIE GIRL von Aqua in 5 anderen Styles - YouTube
- BARBIE GIRL im Style von FALCO - YouTube
- MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE THEME in 5 anderen Styles - YouTube
- [Extreme Doppler Effect] An imaginary 1000km/h world's fastest train passes Osaka Station, Japan - YouTube
- [Simulation] 7,600km/h Imaginary Ride on the Fastest Bullet Train of Japan, 823km in 10 minutes - YouTube
- [Simulation] An outside view of a bungee jumping elevator from 250 meters high - YouTube
- Turbocharged Sushi Madness: Unbelievable Speed at an Ultra-Fast Conveyor Belt Sushi Restaurant - YouTube
- The process of making fake food. A 71-year-old craftsman who has been making fake food for 53 years. - YouTube
- Process of mass producing pencils. A factory specializing in pencils in Japan made by craftsmen - YouTube