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A fresh install of Signal takes up 410MB, blowing both Firefox and Chromium out of the water
  • Eh, that's not the joy you think it is.

    That's how software used to be distributed and that's where the terms DLL / Dependency Hell come from and why programs used to not uninstall cleanly and break other programs, etc.

    It's more efficient, but it's also brittler and a lot more complex to manage. Conversely, bundling everything together with all its dependencies is a lot easier to manage, and a lot more robust overall, but comes at the expense of storage capacity and network bandwidth.

  • Disaster is nearing. Mass displacement. Mass starvation. Mass death. It is all imminent. Do you understand?
  • If your bucket list is "travel the world" then sure. If your bucket list is "enjoy a lot of chill times with my friends and family" then I don't really know what you expect to change.

    I mean think of how many people know someone who died young and live with the very real knowledge that they could die at any moment, what do you expect them to change knowing that climate change might make life hard at some point in the next 2 - 100 years? Does that meaningfully change someone's life when they already know that they could be killed in a car accident the next day?

  • After a worryingly dated hands-on with Star Wars Outlaws, Ubisoft's galactic open world feels less exciting than expected
  • I heard the latest preview was on Tatooine and immediately soured to the point of curdling.

    I cannot express this clearly enough: Fuck Tattooine.

    We've seen it. It has been done. Its a desert planet with less character than Dune. We get it. Enough. Stop with the Tatooine already, we don't need anymore tattooine. I hate Tatooine so fucking much, I don't care how easy sandy rock is to render, tattooine can burn in a pit until you're ready to make another pod racing game.

  • Anon discovers .NET
  • In .NET to make a controller you just make a class that extends controller and then a public function that returns a ViewResult, JsonResult, etc.

    No black box dependency injection required.

  • Loblaws has too much market share
  • Telecoms are slightly more complicated in that to do so you have to nationalize the base infrastructure and then let mvnos compete on top, there's no economically viable way of building out 10 parallel physical telecom networks here.

  • Switching to OCaml bois
  • What I write is mostly various mathematical models, so as a rule of thumb, I’ll write a class to represent some model, which holds the model parameters and methods to operate on them. If I write generic functions (root solver, integration algorithm, etc.) those won’t be classes, because why would they be?

    Precisely. Sometimes functions are just functions, they require no state, but OOP would still require you to attach them to an object.

    The other difference is probably that in mathematical modelling (compared to building user facing software), there's typically just way fewer components and pieces. In math modelling those pieces may be very complicated or abstract or hard to understand and break apart in a way that's computationally efficient, but you have way fewer pieces than with a consumer facing program where you've got tons and tons and tons of features, plus basic application stuff like localization and translation, authentication, etc. The app I'm working on now for instance has like 12 different parsers to handle different file types, whereas in mathematical modelling you'd typically parse data, at most once, if not just have it preformatted and ready. So at the end of the day a little extra overhead from being forced to write in OOP can really really scale up to a giant complicated mess.

  • Ottawa declines to release secret internal analysis of economic effects of carbon pricing
  • Who the fuck cares what the economic analysis is?

    Fighting climate change is going to hurt economically, either do an analysis comparing the current plan to an alternative one, or don't bother doing it.

    Publishing an analysis that says 'the carbon tax hurts the economy' just gives dumbass conservatives something to bitch and complain about.

    Regardless, compare whatever painful number is there to the trillions and trillions and trillions of dollars that severe climate change will cost us and you'll see that the plan still makes sense.

    I don't understand how conservatives can be so fucking stupid that they don't understand that our entire planet and biosphere crumbling and dying beneath us will cost the economy.

  • The ugly truth behind ChatGPT: AI is guzzling resources at planet-eating rates
  • You're really trying yourself in knots to try and blame the big bad corpos and no one else.

    Yes they are shoving it in people's faces, and when the average person uses their default browser with a default search engine and searches on Bing and it uses AI in addition to a search index they are to blame, but every single user who intentionally seeks out ChatGPT or Copilot is also to blame.

    It's a new technology, people are going to use it and burn energy with it and then eventually we will make a more efficient version of it as it matures, similar to everything else, including traditional search.

  • The ugly truth behind ChatGPT: AI is guzzling resources at planet-eating rates
  • That's cool, free will doesn't exist, whats going to happen is going to happen. I've accepted that, so I might die poor, but you're the only one here with a chance of dying truly unhappy.

    You know what's funny? What negative prompts you'd have to give an LLM to get it to respond the way you do.

  • The ugly truth behind ChatGPT: AI is guzzling resources at planet-eating rates
  • Oh do tell us again how you haven't used copilot without saying the words 'i haven't used copilot'. Stackoverflow's professional developer survey found that 70% of devs are using AI assistants, you think none of them have heard of an IDE or Intellisense before?

  • The ugly truth behind ChatGPT: AI is guzzling resources at planet-eating rates
  • I'm just saying that at that point, when we're talking maybe 1% of 700,000 litres across an entire industry, then we have a lot of lower hanging fruit to save water. That amount of water is just flat out wasted at like a single industrial plant on a Tuesday.

  • The ugly truth behind ChatGPT: AI is guzzling resources at planet-eating rates
  • Its utility to society is more than counterbalanced by the dangers that it and its unregulated expansion poses to that same society

    People said the same things about computers for the same reasons. I'm glad we didn't listen to them.

  • The ugly truth behind ChatGPT: AI is guzzling resources at planet-eating rates
  • If capitalism is a forest fire, than the industrial revolution was like hitting a cache of kerosene, computers were like hitting a cache of gasoline, and AI is like hitting a smaller pile of gasoline. Yes it will accelerate things, but that's it. It's not causing any new effects we haven't already seen.

  • NDP backs Tory motion, saying carbon price not 'be-all, end-all' of climate policy

    The federal New Democrats backed Conservative demands Wednesday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau take part in a televised "emergency meeting" on carbon pricing with Canada's premiers.

    The federal carbon price is not the "be-all, end-all" of climate policy, and New Democrats are open to alternative plans presented by premiers, NDP environment critic Laurel Collins said Wednesday.

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    www.thestar.com Doug Ford gets Greenbelt draft report amid predictions ‘the walls are closing in’ on his Tories

    Sources say a draft of Bonnie Lysyk’s audit has been shared with the premier but her findings are not expected for another few weeks.

    Doug Ford gets Greenbelt draft report amid predictions ‘the walls are closing in’ on his Tories
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    www.blogto.com Toronto's new Love Park puts up sign begging you to be patient about gross pond

    The centrepiece of Toronto's new gem of a park has been looking more like a murky emerald than a crystal-clear diamond over the past week. Love Par...

    Toronto's new Love Park puts up sign begging you to be patient about gross pond
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