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    That’s USD 7.500.000 of savings if assumed that 1GB of data costs 5 USD on average. That’s a unit cost derived from infrastructure costs, not amounts consumers pays directly. Got it from some old research paper, not sure about current state of things.

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      Participating in zksnarks trusted setup ceremony - ‘perpetual powers of tau’.

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        Looking for implementation or implementing the “accountable ring signatures” scheme for fun and glory.

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          The city where I live allows for a maximum of two dogs per household. Three dogs, as far as the city is concerned, is too many dogs.

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            Time for regime change.

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              Where is that?

              In the US, limits on the number of dogs in a household were struck down in a district court decision a long time ago but many cities still have the law on the books and enforce it tactically, knowing that not a lot of people would try to fight it despite a precedent that may or may not apply in their judicial district.

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                That sounds familiar, but a district court would only have impact on…well, the district. If it had then been appealed and denied ceriorari at both the appellate and Supreme Court level, it’d (within at least the narrow confines of however the decision was written) potentially have national appeal, but otherwise, it’d have been a local decision. Do you know the case, or anything about it?

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                  I may have misremembered the scope. I thought it was a federal court decision, but it appears that it was a Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court decision. So, it only applies to PA.

                  http://www.naiaonline.org/articles/article/pennsylvania-court-strikes-down-ordinance-limiting-number-of-cats-per-resid

                  There are other cases, such as one in Minnesota at the MN state level, too. I know that there is not case law declaring such laws unconstitutional in Kentucky, as an acquaintance of ours lives just outside of Louisville because Louisville has limit and breed laws that are apparently aggressive enforced. A contact in the metro government there confirmed this.

                  Breed clubs and responsible breeders have better info on this, such as on https://omalmalamutes.com/omal/doglimits.htm, from an older AKC bulletin on the subject:

                  Several courts have agreed that limit laws are unjust. In 1994 the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania struck down an ordinance enacted by the Borough of Carnegie that limited residents to five cats or dogs per household (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Creighton, 1994). Similarly, a two-dog limit in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota was challenged and ruled unconstitutional (Holt v. City of Sauk Rapids, 1997).

                  The modern AKC position is documented in http://images.akc.org/pdf/GLEG02.pdf. More info here: https://animallawcoalition.com/are-you-a-victim-of-pet-limits/.

                  Source: family breeds and I’ve had litters in my house yearly for the last several years. Entering it by relationship, I’ve covered all of my bases. Limit laws are still on the books in most municipalities, preferring citation of case law should the educated plaintiff take the matter to court. Uneducated law enforcement presents a risk to dogs with complex medical and behavioral needs.

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                Considering carbon footprint impact of dogs I would limit myself without waiting for the city to enforce.

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                Thinking on a authentication scheme that could be used as oAuth that would have following properties:

                1. identity
                2. anonymous identity per service, unlinkable to true identity
                3. sybil resistance
                4. decentralization
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                  @aphyr Would you see value in community funded analysis of PostgreSQL?

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                    Oh absolutely. I’d love to do PostgreSQL at some point!

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                    The guy is heading in the right direction but he isn’t saying anything new. This kind of critique has existed since forever and he’s argumenting it in a very weak way, arguably doing more harm than good. That said, if all the STEMlords were like him, even without renouncing their framework of thought as STEMlords, there would be much less bullshit about AI around the internet and the IT industry. So in the end, kudos, but read more tech critique.

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                      would you be able to point to a stronger/ better worded/ more comprehensive argument similar to or at least in the vein of the points I tried to raise in said article ?

                      I wouldn’t mind updating it or even scrapping it and replacing it with a re-direct or a link at the top if those same ideas are manifest in someone else writing in a more cohesive manner.

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                        Sure.

                        Here’s one: http://rodneybrooks.com/the-seven-deadly-sins-of-predicting-the-future-of-ai/ This one is somehow related: https://medium.com/@mijordan3/artificial-intelligence-the-revolution-hasnt-happened-yet-5e1d5812e1e7

                        And this other paper is already beyond the AGI narrative and tries to understand why this and other narratives about AI (and implicitly AGI) came to be. I’m not 100% you will find it related, but it’s such a great paper that I think it’s worth reading: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3078224

                        edit: uh, and another great one: https://jods.mitpress.mit.edu/pub/resisting-reduction This is probably even closer to your argument, in some way. It doesn’t say that we don’t need AGI because we have humans, but it takes the narrative about AGI and singularity to highlight flaws in the vision of the human from the perspective of the singularists.

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                          From your first link.

                          Even if there is a lot of computer power around it does not mean we are close to having programs that can do research in Artificial Intelligence, and rewrite their own code to get better and better.

                          That’s a strawman. The argument is exactly - AGI is by definition capable of doing research in AI, ergo it can improve itself. And that is dangerous. By saying “but that’s far away” you are not defeating the argument.

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                      When your whole security model is based on ability to rollback money transfers - this type of “feature” fits perfectly. Compare with cryptocurrencies.

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                        I’m not sure what you mean.

                        You can still roll back transactions with secure confidential transport. The goal of this as stated was monitoring and data loss prevention - both of which can also be achieved with a forward secret transport channel.

                        Cryptocurrencies, in general, have massively lacking privacy/anonymity, but prevent rollback due to distributed immutable consensus.

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                        Very much outdated, but very useful as an introduction.

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                          can you share more uptodate links on this?

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                            I don’t know any. I just can tell that all described solutions appeared long time ago. It does not include newer approaches - e.g. forwarding kademlia (used in Swarm).

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                          Learning elisp. Looking for a good ergonomic keyboard.

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                            Hah me too, sort of. TBH I’m mostly learning clisp (for a school assignment where they let us have our pick of languages) but learning clisp led to hearing about slime, which led to using portacle but being somewhat dissatisfied, to spending most of Wednesday customizing my init.el. So in theory now I’m back to clisp so I can finish the assignment.

                            I also spent part of the last few days salvaging some iris PCBs that a coworker gave to me because he messed up and didn’t feel like desoldering everything. So once a few more parts arrive I can give that one a try.

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                              People can argue about Emacs as an editor, or as a text-orientated programming environment, or as a host for Tetris, but it is unquestionably the greatest medium for yak shaving that human ingenuity has yet to discover.