The best breakcore is not on Youtube, or Soundcloud, or Bandcamp. => Dark Side, Reizoko Cj
Link 12:02 p.m. Mar 22, 2023, UTC-4

Um, guys. I think Black Hat might be slightly problematic.
Link 8:05 a.m. Mar 22, 2023, UTC-4

Sleep time tonight pleaaer
Link 10:30 p.m. Mar 21, 2023, UTC-4

I the tired sleepy
Link 10:29 p.m. Mar 21, 2023, UTC-4

A lot of people look to the Bible to tell them what to believe about the things that they care about. But the purpose of the Bible is also
to tell you what to care about.
Link 7:06 p.m. Mar 21, 2023, UTC-4

I don’t need a therapist, I need like a psychologist to analyze me.
Link 12:26 p.m. Mar 21, 2023, UTC-4

It's kind of incredible that we (humanity) found a single shape that aperiodically tiles the plane in my lifetime.
Congrats Smith, Myers, Goodman-Strauss, and Kaplan.
Link 12:23 p.m. Mar 21, 2023, UTC-4

One of these days I'm going to create my own programming language and then I'm going to be unstoppable.
Link 9:33 a.m. Mar 21, 2023, UTC-4

I guess everyone else knew that, but for some reason I don’t normally think of emotion as a way to influence people.
Link 9:48 p.m. Mar 20, 2023, UTC-4

Getting people to agree with you is not “debate” or “logic” it’s “art” and “rhetoric.”
I saw a post that used “American Pie” as example of an artist creating something that communicated a feeling that the listener wouldn’t otherwise have ever experienced. Every emotion that I feel thinking when I think about that plane crash was communicated to me by Don McLean. Reading the Wikipedia page communicates nothing.
Link 9:47 p.m. Mar 20, 2023, UTC-4

I’ve been thinking for months about how to fix the US copyright system for the digital age. Such a mess.
Link 9:32 p.m. Mar 20, 2023, UTC-4

I was like, “I’m going to register for housing and shave and clean my floor tonight” and then I turned off the lights and put my pajamas on
Link 9:28 p.m. Mar 20, 2023, UTC-4

Wow. Wow. Wooow.
Link 8:52 p.m. Mar 20, 2023, UTC-4

Oh I should disclaim, I don't actually speedrun Minecraft. It was like 3 hours or something. But it might have been 2 or 4 hours, IDK
Link 7:08 p.m. Mar 20, 2023, UTC-4

When this site was in "maintenance" I set a Minecraft speedrun person best, but I don't remember the time. I would've posted it here...
Link 7:06 p.m. Mar 20, 2023, UTC-4

Kills you by hitting you on the head with a gun. This is a statement about how unintentional causes of harm.
Link 3:08 p.m. Mar 20, 2023, UTC-4

WAIT! CLion is a pun on sea lion!
Link 2:31 p.m. Mar 20, 2023, UTC-4

I listened to all four of AJR’s albums in order over the weekend. They were good. You can hear to progression of the band.
Link 1:32 p.m. Mar 20, 2023, UTC-4

I’m really excited to see how TIES does this season. They’ve built some impressive infrastructure (mob farm, sky net, ender pearl villager);
I’m hoping it pays off for them.
Link 12:15 p.m. Mar 20, 2023, UTC-4

Oh, I'm stressed. I'm like terribly stressed, oh my word. My brain is like broken. I need to explode. I need to start exercising again.
Link 10:28 a.m. Mar 20, 2023, UTC-4

So many thoughts running through my head. I can't think I can't breathe.
Link 10:14 a.m. Mar 20, 2023, UTC-4

"We use global variables for simplicity, but this is not the best choice for a real language implementation :)."
Smiley-face emoticon in the LLVM documentation.
Link 9:16 a.m. Mar 20, 2023, UTC-4

______ never ceases to impress me. He's off the wall.
Link 9:43 p.m. Mar 19, 2023, UTC-4

The gas station employee wouldn’t charge me for the pre-made pizza they were selling. I’m a little scared.
Link 5:34 p.m. Mar 19, 2023, UTC-4

"Sam, where are you from?"
Link 10:09 p.m. Mar 17, 2023, UTC-4

I love steam so much. Truly one of God’s greatest creations.
Link 9:43 p.m. Mar 17, 2023, UTC-4

On macOS CMake just kind of ignores the PATH and uses the c compiler that ships with Xcode unless you explicitly tell it not to. Lame.
Link 3:07 p.m. Mar 17, 2023, UTC-4

OpenAI published scores that GTP-4 got after taking several high-school level exams. It does well on most of them, but the one that
immediately stands out to me is the AMC 10. The AMC is the American Math Contest (10th grade and below). GTP-4 got a 30/150 on the test, which is the 10th percentile. This is much worse than its performance on other tests. (For example, it's in the 89th percentile on the SAT Math subject test.) To try to understand what's going on here, I'm going to quote part of the grading description on for the test. > This is a 25-question, multiple choice test. Each question is followed by answers marked A, B, C, D and E. Only one of these is correct. > You will receive 6 points for each correct answer, ... 1.5 points for each problem left unanswered ... and 0 points for each incorrect answer. The AMC is supposed to be hard. You are not supposed to be able to answer every question on the AMC, which is why you get points for leaving questions blank. If you left every question blank, you would get a 37.5, and do better than GTP-4! But GTP isn't designed to leave questions blank. It's going to generate a BS, plausible sounding, answer for every single question. Now, if you guessed randomly on every question, with 5 correct answers, you'd get a 30, which also happens to be the score GTP got. The type of problem solving that you have to do on the AMC is the exactly the type of stuff that GTP has a bad time with. I remember geometry problems that require you to be able to visualize spacial objects in a novel way. As a language model, GTP has no spacial reasoning ability. I think GTP is guessing randomly here, hurting its score. I'm calling this the AMC-effect. Text generation models would rather hallucinate than not-answer, leading to worse performance in some cases. I think it could be used by teachers trying to detect cheating. They could include a nonsensical, honeypot, question, and instruct students that they don't have to answer every question. Any student who generated BS for this honeypot question is likely to not understand the concepts, or be cheating. Another weird note: GTP does better when it doesn't have visual input on the AMC 10. Some of these questions are only possible to answer correctly with the diagram. OpenAI says that they replace the image with "IMAGE: with a non-meaningful filename wherever an image would be missing" (Appendix A.4). I think what's happening is that the text-only GTP is opting not to answer these questions, since it knows it's missing information, and leaving the question blank, leading to more points than otherwise. But here's the weirdest part. GTP-4 does better on the AMC 12, landing in the 50th percentile with a 60/150. Why? This should be a harder test. It covers more concepts. I have no idea why it performs respectably on this test. It kind of throws a wrench in my whole theory. I'm really curious if/how their prompt for these tests explained that the test taker can leave the questions blank, I think that's an important peice of information. => The GTP-4 paper (click PDF in the upper right) => The 2022 AMC 10
Link 10:36 a.m. Mar 17, 2023, UTC-4

Trader Joe's isn't a cult I promise.
Link 8:34 a.m. Mar 17, 2023, UTC-4

I know it's presumptuous of me to declare that I alone have figured out the problem with React, but I don't care. The problem with React is
that components work as a way to re-use rendering, and not as a way to re-use logic. This is the problem that functional-style react and hooks were supposed to address, because you were supposed to be better about writing functional components. In reality, it made the problem worse, because JS developers aren't Haskell developers. They think of functions as a way to re-use business logic. So when React said "components are just functions" people started putting *more* business logic into components, not less.
Link 5:15 p.m. Mar 16, 2023, UTC-4

Paper towels taste so much better than toilet paper, I want to know what they do.
Link 1:32 p.m. Mar 16, 2023, UTC-4

This "game show" is literally Sam Reich going, "what can I make these people do for money?"
Link 8:34 p.m. Mar 15, 2023, UTC-4

Who comes up with these ideas? 'Which of our contestants will eat a post-it note for the fewest number of points?'
Link 8:19 p.m. Mar 15, 2023, UTC-4

I started a subscription so I could watch Game Changer and oh my word. I'm crying laughing.
They can just, on command, spontaneously improve a duet of an original song. I don't know how they do it.
Link 2:20 p.m. Mar 15, 2023, UTC-4

When was I hurt so badly?
Link 10:02 a.m. Mar 15, 2023, UTC-4

Only authorized thoughts will be allowed.
Link 10:01 a.m. Mar 15, 2023, UTC-4

white flag weight of
want from me sometimes what is going on
Link 10:01 a.m. Mar 15, 2023, UTC-4

I moved the computer tower under my desk and I keep kicking it and causing the DVD slot to open.
And then going "I can't believe this computer has a DVD drive lol"
Link 9:41 a.m. Mar 15, 2023, UTC-4

Link 5:57 p.m. Mar 14, 2023, UTC-4

Okay then. Um. Hmmmm.
Link 5:56 p.m. Mar 14, 2023, UTC-4

The other day someone mentioned taking a Myer's Briggs personality test and so I asked them what type they got, and they said something that
started with "N..." And I just had to smile and nod but I wanted to be like 'um acktually, Myer's-Briggs types start with E for extroverted or I for introverted, that's not a valid type.'
Link 11:44 p.m. Mar 13, 2023, UTC-4

One of the things that made Lockwood and Co so aggressively different from other children's books or books with children as main characters
is that all of the characters are treated like adults, in that they have backstories and are fully independent at the start of the book.
Link 10:58 p.m. Mar 13, 2023, UTC-4

They do not understand. We HAVE to Iterate ALL of the words! Every combination, every sentence must be said. ALL OF THEM.
Link 10:03 p.m. Mar 13, 2023, UTC-4

Every so often, Sanderson will do something genius, like giving Doomslug voice lines.
Link 9:42 p.m. Mar 13, 2023, UTC-4

"Don't compare yourself to other people" means that if you're the best, you should beat yourself up about not being perfect, right?
Link 8:35 p.m. Mar 13, 2023, UTC-4

“I’m not narcissistic, I’m just high off the music, and I don’t wanna miss it, but I wouldn’t stop you.”
-AJR, No Grass Today
Link 10:39 p.m. Mar 12, 2023, UTC-4

Some random music recommendations: Danger! Fire songs below the fold
"Monday," Imagine Dragons "Blur," Imagine Dragons "Charlie Vouchers," Wilderness Survival "Turn the Lights Off," Tally Hall "Pager," Lyn Lapid "Ana Ng," They Might Be Giants
Link 4:31 p.m. Mar 12, 2023, UTC-4

Have I ever told you how much I hate writing?
Link 3:34 p.m. Mar 12, 2023, UTC-4

Can you just shovel salad out of the bag into your mouth?
Link 3:33 p.m. Mar 12, 2023, UTC-4

Link 2:19 p.m. Mar 12, 2023, UTC-4

Have you ever created a narrative. Only to watch it fall apart and slip away from you. and fall apart.
Link 1:40 p.m. Mar 12, 2023, UTC-4

I tried to do one Leetcode problem, and I think my code should work. And when I run it in Deno, it works. But in the Leetcode editor the
array spontaneously generates a null value in between the bottom of the while loop and checking the while-loop condition. Also I haven't eaten anything in like 24 hours. I am having a wonderful day.
Link 11:11 a.m. Mar 12, 2023, UTC-4

Original content was "I think I got banned from HN for posting meta-commentary lol we're rolling boys." I'm paranoid about being shadow-banned from websites in general, after my experiences on Khan Academy. And I have show-dead on HN on, and there are a lot of people there shadow banned. (If you only post links to your own blog, and never do anything else, you get auto-banned pretty quickly. And those people keep posting links to their own blog, ignorant.) Anyways, what happened above was that I checked in a private tab if my most recent comment existed pretty quickly after I posted it, and it didn't and I freaked out. It can't have been flagged or downvoted, since I checked quickly. But if you access HN and you're not logged in, you hit a CDN with a cached version of the page. (If you're logged it, it can't cache since it has to put in your username in the top right.) So when I checked again just now my comments showed up, so I think I just needed to give the CDN a minute.
Link 7:34 p.m. Mar 11, 2023, UTC-5

Nooo, they got in there and updated the title.
Edit a minute later, it's flagged again. The post was actually submitted once before with the original title, and it was flagged because "Urgent: Sign the petition now" is a clickbait title, so someone resubmitted with the title "YC is asking for a bailout." But then the title of the second submission got changed to "Urgent: Sign the petition now" since HN hates "editorializing titles" and then the second one got flagged away because that's a clickbait title. It will be a miracle if HN discussion quality can withstand this event.
Link 7:21 p.m. Mar 11, 2023, UTC-5

The libertarians are having an absolute field day with this one. 'when you gamble sometimes you lose.' 'should've done due-diligence on
the bank' "The crypto people haven't been getting bailouts and it doesn't seem to be hurting the ecosystem" "Don't ask taxpayers to fix your mistakes for you." The communists are also having a field day. 'the guillotines will be brought out eventually.'
Link 7:19 p.m. Mar 11, 2023, UTC-5

Billions of dollars are potentially riding on how well Garry can respond to hacker news commenters.
Link 7:06 p.m. Mar 11, 2023, UTC-5

Watching comments flood in live: => (posted 7 minutes ago)
Link 6:51 p.m. Mar 11, 2023, UTC-5

There was a meeting at the Trader Joe’s headquarters where someone was like, “okay, what foods can we put everything-bagel seasoning on”
Link 2:46 p.m. Mar 11, 2023, UTC-5

the evolution of revolution
Link 12:57 p.m. Mar 11, 2023, UTC-5

Bandcamp's culture.
Link 8:25 a.m. Mar 11, 2023, UTC-5

Always a bad day when you have to pull up the Chromium source code.
(For the record, the issue in question is that in the following case Chrome *always* picks the ico favicon. I skimmed the Chromium source and can't tell why this is the case, but if there's an ico available I don't think it's possible to get Chrome to use the SVG. ``` <link rel="icon" href="/static/images/favicon.ico"> <link rel="icon" type="image/svg+xml" href="/static/images/favicon.svg"> ``` ) I'm going to address it by not shipping a .ico. Sorry IE 8 or whatever.
Link 10:29 p.m. Mar 10, 2023, UTC-5

Link 12:51 p.m. Mar 10, 2023, UTC-5

Yo we got a bank collapse baby.
Link 12:06 p.m. Mar 10, 2023, UTC-5

I ate 64 Costco chewy chocolate chip granola bars in 13 days. That ~5 a day.
Link 10:24 a.m. Mar 10, 2023, UTC-5

A text-editor with an integrated, upside down, console/terminal could be very cool. So you would always enter commands at the top.
Link 9:58 a.m. Mar 10, 2023, UTC-5

*Left Handed Booksellers of London* would make a great 1-season TV show. So much happens in that book.
Link 10:49 p.m. Mar 09, 2023, UTC-5

Not to flex but I get 246Mbps down/159Mbps up, over WiFi. (It goes down to 100/100 if Cloudflare WARP is on lol.)
Link 1:02 p.m. Mar 09, 2023, UTC-5

"This is a filler! Filler yeah! No, not enough content for a whole video."
Some jokes never get old.
Link 9:49 a.m. Mar 09, 2023, UTC-5

New Minecraft AA world record is 2:33. You already know who it’s by.
For the 13th consecutive time. The GOAT.
Link 7:19 a.m. Mar 09, 2023, UTC-5

It's just weird, because I really, really, enjoy both Minecraft speedrunning clip compilations and fantasy books. They are very similar
sources of entertainment in my mind. And mediums are completely different, sure, but the standards are completely different as well. Can you judge a speedrunning clip compilation as a narrative arc of man vs. nature (in the game)? Can you judge a book by as the average quality of a number of individual action moments? Sure, why not.
Link 10:05 p.m. Mar 08, 2023, UTC-5

The prior thought builds on an underlying realization that is perhaps just as profound. Books as a medium are, generally speaking, a lot
"better"; or perhaps, more Literature-y than many other types of media. People argue *a lot* about the quality of books, but on the whole, the worst published children's book imaginable has more themes, more character development, more moral than any meme or Tweet or Youtube video or TikTok clip. But that's not an insult to Youtube videos or Tweets. On the contrary, I think it's weird how arbitrary our criteria for judging stories is, because we don't, universally judge any other media by the same standards.
Link 9:58 p.m. Mar 08, 2023, UTC-5

Talking about books is just so messy because everyone insists on comparing every book to capital-L Literature. And I think that if we let go
of that, then it would allow books to occupy a space in our society more like that of Youtube videos or social media. At the same time, there's a lot of quality forced into the medium because of people conflating every book with Literature. And maybe if we built an algorithmic feed of stories to maximize engagement, the quality of those stories would decrease.
Link 9:51 p.m. Mar 08, 2023, UTC-5

The problem with clickbait is that if I get clickbaited once, I start assuming everything is clickbait. I have to start ignoring the whole
genre, (assuming that I don't already know who is going to clickbait and who is not). Clickbaiting hurts not only your reputation, but the reputation of the whole category that you're in.
Link 9:43 p.m. Mar 08, 2023, UTC-5

How many days are left in this year?
Link 7:08 p.m. Mar 08, 2023, UTC-5

I am nooone
Link 7:01 p.m. Mar 08, 2023, UTC-5

Happy international women’s day.
Link 6:44 p.m. Mar 08, 2023, UTC-5

I think about “I’ve been geolocated” a lot.
Link 1:33 p.m. Mar 08, 2023, UTC-5

The key is understanding.
Link 12:09 p.m. Mar 08, 2023, UTC-5

I feel like rooms shouldn't have convex corners.
Link 11:21 a.m. Mar 08, 2023, UTC-5

I had my first hard drive failure the other week. It was very exciting. Having grown up in the age of SSDs, I had never had a hard drive
fail on me before.
Link 10:59 a.m. Mar 08, 2023, UTC-5

Good morning internet.
Link 7:08 a.m. Mar 08, 2023, UTC-5

I have so many outstanding projects at any given time it's kind of ridiculous. It feels like I have more outstanding projects than completed
Link 10:24 p.m. Mar 07, 2023, UTC-5

Using eggs with a use-by date of Feb 01. Use-by dates are a scam.
Link 8:59 p.m. Mar 07, 2023, UTC-5

Good morning.
Link 3:29 p.m. Mar 07, 2023, UTC-5

Link 3:29 p.m. Mar 07, 2023, UTC-5

The inversion of everything we don’t know. The downward spiral surrounded on all sides by broken panes of glass in empty window frames.
No one watches but you. This isn’t right. This isn’t my fight. There is no light.
Link 11:00 p.m. Mar 06, 2023, UTC-5

We did lose Gemini support, unfortunately.* It's too hard to maintain two different versions of the same site.
*I say that like there's a reason. We lost Gemini support because I removed it because I didn't want it any more.
Link 10:42 p.m. Mar 06, 2023, UTC-5

What would you pay to not go insane?
A house sits abandoned in a forest surrounded by trees and leaves and by dark things unspeakable. A shadow looming over the left side of the world, stealing, never freeing. Is importune instant impertinent death a murder? Merely because the innocent were killed in cold blood? Outside inside together for warmth and safety of others. Fears and tears.
Link 10:40 p.m. Mar 06, 2023, UTC-5

Web design is hard.
Link 10:35 p.m. Mar 06, 2023, UTC-5

And we're back!
Link 10:34 p.m. Mar 06, 2023, UTC-5