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    This is like the old Arthur C. Clarke story “The Nine Billion Names Of God”, wherein Tibetan monks use a computer to accelerate their sect’s goal of enumerating every possible name in their language. As they finish, the Universe ends. Oops.

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      That and unsong which features a kabbalistic sweatshop trying to brute-force names of god.

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      Company: Foxconn (Wisconsin)

      Company site: https://foxconnjobs.us/

      Position(s): Industrial Software Engineering, AI/ML Software Engineering, Content and Marketing, among others

      Location: Southeastern Wisconsin

      Description: Foxconn is the largest contract electronics manufacturer in the world. We manufacture most apple products, graphics cards, HPC, and game consoles – over 40% of all consumer electronics sold worldwide.

      Foxconn has entered Wisconsin and is in the process of building a science and technology park between Milwaukee and Chicago. The plan is to leverage Foxconn’s extensive manufacturing experience, manufacturing data, and HPC manufacturing capability to achieve smart, worry-free factory operations.

      As for your professional development, as the 5th largest private employer in the world with global factory operations, there’s a lot of room for experienced and passionate people to learn, especially in the fields of industrial AI, factory IoT, AI sales, or electrical engineering. I encourage you to check out the job site and see if there’s a position that interests you. Foxconn is definitely not a traditional startup company, but it provides unique opportunities to learn about smart manufacturing.

      Contact: Please send me a PM on this site or apply directly on the company site. I’d be happy to answer questions.

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        I love this, and I meta-love thinking about the reaction I’d get from co-workers were I to do this. I’d feel like Dale Cooper taking the Twin Peaks Sherrif’s Department on a rock-throwing tour of Tibet.

        Now I need to decide on a deck to get for this. Not sure whether to get the Neon Moon Tarot or a more traditional one.

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          I use a thoth deck as well as a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic themed one. The pony deck seems to be the most effective.

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            The pony deck seems to be the most effective.

            That’s because friendship is magic.

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              I always misread thoth deck as thot deck.

              It is neat to see all the different decks people have come out with, but the Alchemical deck is the one I grew up with.

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              There’s always Steven Jackson’s Silicon Valley Tarot: http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards/steve-jackson-games.shtml

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                Damn, those are gorgeous! And definitely hacker/cyberpunk-flavoured :)

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                If you want to learn more about tarot, acquire a a book or two on the subject and a deck. Then draw a card daily and read about it in the book during a spare moment.

                Holistic Tarot and Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Way of the Tarot are both good.

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                  “The Creative Tarot” is also related to the more practical take on tarot from the OP.

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                  I’m surprised by the continuous quality posting and commenting on here after a long seven years. Happy birthday!

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                    I agree with your sentiment but think it’s better to be self-policing rather than having explicit rules in this case. In the case of both of your examples, they are low-quality posts (basically just “some people’s short opinions”) that have been downvoted to below or equal to 0 points.

                    Following your logic that we should submit “a link to the official announcement’s site,” it would be foolish to outright ban a domain considering there may be some twitter thread which functions as a primary source. You can see some examples of this by searching by the twitter domain on lobste.rs.

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                      They’re accomplishing the same thing with the Google Home appliance, where every time you use it you must say the word “(Hey) Google.”

                      The company could absolutely let you choose a different wake word like Amazon’s Alexa, but it’s advantageous to keep the company on people’s lips.

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                        On-topic: I’m only on the second page of this paper and I’m already loving it. I was about to go to bed, but I’m definitely not going to bed until I’ve read this paper now!

                        Minor suggestion: It would probably be better to link to the arxiv page for the paper rather than the PDF itself. By linking to the arxiv page people can read the abstract, see related papers, see information about the authors, see bibtex, and a whole lot of other things without downloading the PDF. It’s also very easy to go from the arxiv page to the PDF and I don’t know of any decent way to go from the PDF to the arxiv page.

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                          All this, plus people on mobile connections can see some information without downloading a PDF.

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                            There’s an identifier on the left side of the page that you can search e.g. 1903.00982 in this case.

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                              Heh, what’s your stance on bedtime now, having made it to page 11? I would want a good night’s sleep before tackling that one.

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                                I didn’t go to sleep :O

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                              I’ve started doing this too as of two months ago, but have it in the form of daily posts on a hugo-generated public-facing blog, all generated from yyyymmdd.md files in a git repo. The practice has been great for a number of reasons:

                              • Accountability: Since I temporarily have a lot of free time right now that I want to spend being productive, I can record what I’ve all done that day. If the entry is just “watched two seasons of Atlanta and drank three beers,” who would want to read that? Might as well actually be productive and write a summary or thoughts on a book or project. If it’s a personal or boring day, I can just skip writing for the day. This accountability is the biggest benefit in my opinion.
                              • Thought externalization: I believe that we don’t always necessarily think in language and words, but since we use language to communicate it helps to get the thoughts down in language so it’s easier to talk about it later. Plus if I take notes about a book or other material, I can do it on the publicly-facing entry so I can review them later or other people can benefit from a summary/analysis and maybe look further into the subject if they’re interested.
                              • If I enjoyed something like an article, youtube video, or open source project, I can record it there for my memory and other people’s discovery.
                              • Writing is important in nearly any professional job, and journaling like this for a public audience is practice.
                              • Since I’m not using facebook/twitter, it’s one way family members or friends can see what I’m up to.

                              Like the author of this post, I use headers like “Chess,” “Movies,” and “Things I’m Liking” in most entries, so it should be trivial to scrape the journal entries to generate a time-series list of all the text or unordered lists under the headings into a data structure to generate a master list, for searching, or for later analysis.

                              But the biggest downside to this is that it’s public, so I can’t post anything ethically questionable, illegal, or too personal in fear of open source intelligence collection or future employers. So I think I’ll adopt the same method of a bunch of plain text documents on different topics for more personal notes.

                              I find the single most useful thing has been using it as a place to ask myself questions, and answer them.

                              Never thought of this myself, seems like a great strategy for more in-depth analysis of a topic than what I’ve been doing.

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                                I think the future is going to be like China’s Alipay or Wechat pay, where you have logged into a payment app on your phone and scan a QR code on the webpage to pay, then enter a pin on your phone or webpage. These apps integrate with your credit/debit card or bank account and act as middlemen. This works well in China and makes buying stuff on taobao or takeout or monthly subscriptions very easy, or even scanning qr codes in real life for buying things at stores.

                                My guess is that venmo will be the most successful in the US and have some features like this soon due to its popularity with people my age. It already cornered the person-person digital payments so its next obvious evolution is integrating with other apps or in real life. It’s an option on uber as of a month ago so it’s on its way there.

                                At this point you have the kind of usability the article pontificates about.

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                                  Mandarin

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                                    加油!

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                                    I’ve been doing this in python and it’s been a blast. For day 3 it introduced me to numpy and matrices! Of course, it’s humbling seeing other’s solutions and how much more elegant their solutions are, but that’s been a great learning opportunity too.

                                    Don’t forget there’s a lobsters leaderboard!

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                                      Does anyone have links to the Chinese sites included on the graph?

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                                        Started learning Chinese (characters/pinyin) again. It only took the better part of a decade to realize that I should just learn a helluvalot of vocabulary. I’ll also be reading through The Rust Programming Language and diddling on Yousician for piano, which has been pretty great.

                                        Regarding learning languages - has anyone had success with learning vocabulary for multiple languages at once?

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                                          Some tips as a Chinese learner that has been studying Chinese full time in China for a half year so far and longer 国外:

                                          • best way to do vocab is to read text, have conversations, and such and then use Pleco to find words you don’t know and add them to the flash card functionality in the app. From here you can categorize and customize your testing very well. Flash cards work very very well if you stick to a daily routine.
                                          • If you’re trying to learn to write characters, 听写 works well where you have a set of characters you practice, then hear a subset of these characters as audio and try to write them down. Repeat what you wrote incorrectly.
                                          • Download 今日头条,斗音段视频,爱奇艺,and 喜马拉雅fm for a good smatter of real text and audio. The app Hellotalk can also connect you with people that speak Chinese and as an English speaker you will have no problem finding people to practice with.
                                          • Find Chinese people and talk to them.

                                          It’s a really hard language that’s inseparable from the culture, especially at a higher level when you’re using 成语。If possible find a way to study Chinese in China, it’s cheap compared to US education even at the best universities and you can make money on the side by a (illegal) English teaching gig. Good luck!!

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                                          Keep up the good work!

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                                            As a budding go programmer just out of college this has been one of the most useful posts to help me understand the language and best practices, especially that scatter/gather pattern. Thanks for spending time preparing for the presentation and kudos for posting it here!

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                                              A good resource for additional patterns is https://gobyexample.com/.

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                                              Would there be interest in a “advertising” flag option?

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                                                That’s what the spam flag is for.

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                                                  How would it be different to “spam” or “show”?

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                                                  I guess I should be thankful that my circuit breaker just cuts off electricity when there is too much load so it is like a forced reboot at least once a month.

                                                  The FBI recommends any owner of small office and home office routers reboot the devices to temporarily disrupt the malware and aid the potential identification of infected devices. Owners are advised to consider disabling remote management settings on devices and secure with strong passwords and encryption when enabled. Network devices should be upgraded to the latest available versions of firmware.

                                                  I would like to learn more about this. I am pretty sure Verizon has a backdoor to my WiFi router FiOS-G1100. Does anyone else have this router? What do you see when you go to http://myfiosgateway.com/#/monitoring ? I see

                                                  UI Version: v1.0.294 Firmware Version 02.00.01.08 Model Name: FiOS-G1100 Hardware Version: 1.03

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                                                    Access to your router is likely not publicly routed. I can’t access that web page (connection failed).

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                                                      Ah, I should have mentioned you need to be at home behind your FiOS F1100 router, log in and click on system monitoring on the top right corner.

                                                      Here’s the router/modem in question: https://www.verizon.com/home/accessories/fios-quantum-gateway/

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                                                      Why do you think Verizon has a backdoor?

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                                                        They along with other ISP’s took tens to hundreds of millions to backdoor their networks for NSA. That was in leaks. You should assume they might backdoor anything else.

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                                                          Got a link to the specific leaks?

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                                                            Forbes article.

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                                                          Once man’s backdoor is another man’s mass provisioning service.

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                                                            Maybe I used an incorrect technical word. I meant to say I think they can remotely access and configure the modem / router.

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                                                              ISP’s backdooring home routers isn’t unknown, where here I use ‘backdooring’ to mean “ISP can log in and make changes even though most home users don’t know they can do this”. Some use it to push out router firmware updates (for their preferred models).

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                                                              Thank you so much! This video and the sources in it is exactly what I need to start understanding this.

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                                                              If you study Chinese, you use Pleco. If you don’t study Chinese, then you probably have never heard of Pleco.

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                                                                I’ve never found a better app for another language period. Every serious Chinese learner will download this app after a year. No ads, extensive dictionary, writing input, long form text reader, powerful flash card engine, all for free. It’s so popular here in China among waiguoren that we even use Pleco as a verb.

                                                                Not just for iOS though, the Android version is the same.