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A nuclear plant’s closure was hailed as a green win. Then emissions went up
  • YOU understands it is dumb to shut them down. You are not necessarily the average green advocate. The average anything advocate / activists these days are usually much dumber than the general concerned citizens.

  • Square Enix’s president says it will be ‘aggressive in applying’ AI
  • I mean all the shitty mobile games for the past decade or so are very much human generated garbage. What's wrong about having AI doing the repetitive work and have human do the creative part? I mean I get it that you are worried the companies are going to use it wrong, but you can also agree there are good ways to use it yes? Or you are fundamentally against using AI entirely?

  • fishing for math
  • He said this: I have never done anything "useful". No discovery of mine has made, or is likely to make, directly or indirectly, for good or ill, the least difference to the amenity of the world.

    That's in's_Apology, the summary of which matches what you said:

    One of the main themes of the book is the beauty that mathematics possesses, which Hardy compares to painting and poetry.[5] For Hardy, the most beautiful mathematics was that which had no practical applications in the outside world (pure mathematics) and, in particular, his own special field of number theory. Hardy contends that if useful knowledge is defined as knowledge which is likely to contribute to the material comfort of mankind in the near future (if not right now), so that mere intellectual satisfaction is irrelevant, then the great bulk of higher mathematics is useless. He justifies the pursuit of pure mathematics with the argument that its very "uselessness" on the whole meant that it could not be misused to cause harm. On the other hand, Hardy denigrates much of the applied mathematics as either being "trivial", "ugly", or "dull", and contrasts it with "real mathematics", which is how he ranks the higher, pure mathematics.

  • Home Improvement mcc

    Why is the supply air duct not directly behind my vent?

    I was investigating why is one of the air vents so loud when AC is running. Turned out the air duct is not actually behind the vent, but to the side of it.

    This is looking from the vent towards the duct:

    Video for better context:

    Is this a common thing? The casing for the grille (left of the picture, the white thing) is restricting air flow a bit and making the whole vent kinda loud.

    I am thinking to get a dremel and just cut off the extra casing that's serving no purpose

    Edit: mixed up return vs supply. This is a supply vent.