Notices by adiwan (adiwan), page 2

  1. Sometimes I wonder if I am insane or the world is insane.

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  2. I found my old 3DFX Voodoo Typhoon 3D Max in the attic. So many good memories.

    about 2 months ago from web
  3. @scribus Woah

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  4. @scribus Surviving the bad reviews for 'Cat Woman' changes a person.

    about 3 months ago from web in context
  5. @scribus He was still the best thing in the film although you can see that he doesn't deliver a good act. At some point he doesn't give a f--k and drops the accent from the beginning of the movie.

    about 3 months ago from web in context
  6. Ooof... Robert Zemeckis can't do it right somehow. The Live-action Pinocchio is borderline bad.

    about 3 months ago from web in context
  7. @mushi Real nightmare fuel.

    about 3 months ago from web in context
  8. @oracle I think you can make a GAN practically for everything in the realm of captchas. I think that it'll going the way I predict in order to enhance the generating models with A-B-testing (or other similar tests) by actual humans. The same as it is done now with captchas that ask humans to recognize traffic lights, cars, busses, zebra stripe crossings, bikes...

    about 3 months ago from web in context
  9. I think captchas will evolve in the next few years using A.I.-generated images. I expect that there is a prompt and the user has to decide which of the pictures were generated with that prompt.

    about 3 months ago from web in context
  10. @oracle Well... It's not an environment with a ton of activity. A lot but not Amazon-a-lot. The database is an older Oracle installation because legacy software running needs exactly that old version. It stems from a time where entity frameworks were the rage and thus all objects were stored in a database. That same database is misused as a semi-persistent storage for message queues. In the recent past it was a few times as the culprit for some major downtime, as it is the biggest single point of failure without redundancy. I'm pretty soured by that.

    about 3 months ago from web in context
  11. They think: "Why don't we store everything flat, use compound foreign keys, and make relations as cumbersome to find out and create views that are less helpful as they do rarely use JOIN and use a BAZILLION of WHERE clauses. WHO NEEDS READABILITY AND PERFORMANCE?

    about 3 months ago from web in context
  12. SQL is fine but it's insufferable because of the way people mistreat and abuse databases and create insane database schemas designed by idiots.

    about 3 months ago from web
  13. It's so weird that the British people complain so much about their royals gobbling up so much of the tax money and practically doing nothing in their respective government roles that they still have a constitutional monarchy and somewhat still like the royals in a way. The difference to elected politicians must be very small.

    about 3 months ago from web
  14. If I had time I'd get an old keypad telephone and mod it with an arduino microcontroller such that it acts as a HID device and triggers keyboard shortcuts on certain button presses or button combos. Totally unnecessary but funny.

    about 3 months ago from web
  15. Welp... LOTR The Rings of Power is a thing that exists.

    about 3 months ago from web
  16. Yesterday I was on my way home from shopping by bike. The traffic by car was so much that the same trip with a car would take me 10 times longer, 20 minutes instead of only 2.

    about 3 months ago from web
  17. I read the manga "Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou: Deluxe Edition Vol. 1". It's a very chill and relaxed story about a humanoid female android called Alpha-San in a Japan far in the future where the sea level has risen a lot and changed the coastal line dramatically. In this world Alpha-San works in a remote place at a cafe waiting for her owner.

    about 3 months ago from web
  18. @zeldatra My old school and university were very quick disabling my accounts. I had a month to backup everything. In that time I could snatch the last time a student discount on the Amazon Prime membership. For all the other stuff (except for cinema) the student discounts were for products that are too expensive to begin with, even with a meager discount of 5% to 10% like laptops. The only discount that I abused was getting Windows licenses for 10€ over the MSDN program my university was part of. I got licenses for the family and a hand full for me.

    about 3 months ago from web in context
  19. I want the heat to end.

    about 4 months ago from web
  20. @zeldatra Giving guns to fetuses might be funnier. They probably have a right to bear arms and form a well-organized militia in some states (by their respective child-bearing mothers).

    about 4 months ago from web in context
  21. @zeldatra Hahaha. Oh wow. The same logic can be applied to this: A bullet-proof vest is not knife-proof. Good old chain mail is https://i.redd.it/wniq0txjswg91.jpg

    about 4 months ago from web in context
  22. The best play is to have neither a real nor a fake girlfriend. More money for comics and action figures!

    about 4 months ago from web in context
  23. Tried watching The Sandman. I ended watching the second episode and my impression is that everything feels, for a lack of a better term, "disjointed". Disjointed from emotion, disjointed from establishing a relatable main character, disjointed from a clear plot. I heard a lot that The Sandman has a cult following and it is highly regarded. So far I cannot agree with that sentiment.

    about 4 months ago from web
  24. I download things multiple times by accident because I forget I had it in the Downloads folder or I had a copy in the more appropriate folder, which I also forget I had.

    about 4 months ago from web in context
  25. @zeldatra Overstimulation... That's what I sometimes feel watching anime. Some try to fill a frame with so much detail and end up distracting at best and unreadable at worst.

    about 4 months ago from web in context
  26. F U Windows for being such a pain in the butt.

    about 4 months ago from web
  27. Finally I found a way to fix my Windows Update problem. It got stuck and refused to update at all since March of 2021. Because of this I rarely used my desktop PC as it would take 20 minutes to boot undoing the update installation and constantly nagging me to install the update. I had to use the Windows Media Creation Tool and "reinstall" Windows 10 from within Windows 10.

    about 4 months ago from web
  28. Paper Girls on Amazon Prime is waaaay different to the story in the comics, despite being produced by the writer of the original comics. I can understand why because the original would be waaaaay out of budget. Still strange.

    about 4 months ago from web
  29. @zeldatra Ooof. That's criminal indeed.

    about 4 months ago from web in context
  30. @zeldatra Promotion! Yeah! Hopefully construction won't take forever. When I had to commute about 30km to work I had often construction work on the Autobahn, which made the traffic so bad at rush hour that it added 30 to 45 minutes to the commute and forced me to start work at 6 AM to get around all of this. Even then the construction added 10 minutes to a 15 minute drive (under good circumstances and at about 140km/h and traffic signals.)

    about 4 months ago from web in context