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"Free world building idea: Wizards have the same trust in magic that software designers have in software, which is to say, almost none at all."

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@Maltimore
I'll make a tutorial on my plume instance on Monday if you want.
@ashwinvis

@ashwinvis
Yeah it works pretty well with amd's new rocm toolkit. Getting about 75% of a P100's performance.
@Maltimore

Built a deep learning machine for a friend. Now wishing I had the money to build an identical one for myself.

The unique thing about this one is that he only uses foss so cuda was out so I ended up doing an all amd build.

I have to say this vega56 is not too shabby for $300 and installing everything was much less frustrating than using nvidia.

confusion about a sign Show more

I was finally able to go to one of the linguistics colloquia since my friday sections were canceled for little 500.

I got to see a really interesting talk by Michael Adams about the linguistic reality of slang. Really cool even though I don't do anything in that domain.

car geeking Show more

This feels relevant to everyone's interests: a browser extension that tells you if a book for sale at Amazon is available free at your library.

cnet.com/google-amp/news/this-

deep learning question Show more

Goin to Baltimore this weekend and I'm psyched. Never been to maryland before!

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