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  1. Apr 2022
    1. It is always about the new The frontpage of any content-driven media is often geared towards the latest happenings. But what if there are old gems hidden beyond? A new user wouldn’t be able to discover them.

      Older content may broadly be considered more valuable than newer content. The fact that it has been "tried and true" gives it enormously more value than newer and untested content.

      Newer content is primarily valuable solely because it is new. How much of it will live on to become old content without falling off of the long tail of the value distribution?

      Link this to the idea of imitation > innovation in Annie Murphy Paul's book The Extended Mind.

      Link this to the fact that NASA uses 30+ year old software and systems in their outer-space program because all the glitches and bugs have been found and it's far more reliable.


      Finding the older gems has generally been the sort of driving idea behind @peterhagen and his https://lindylearn.io/ site -- particularly his Hacker News tool.

  2. Mar 2022
    1. NVIDIA periodically drops older cards off of its support matrix for NVENC/NVDEC, even if they do have the required hardware. This makes it appear, at first glance to current information sources, that Kepler GPUs do not support NVENC, so we responded as such.
    1. Reshef was believed to have been is far from certain. He may have been a god of fire (Song of Songs 8:6), a storm god (Psalms 78:48) or a god of pestilence (Habakkuk 3:5). 

      Reshef may have been a god of fire (Song of Songs 8:6), a storm god (Psalms 78:48) or a god of pestilence (Habakkuk 3:5).

    1. Mot, the personification of death, is described in several passages as a deity. In Job 18:13 he is said to have a son, and in Habakkuk 2:5 we are told he opens his mouth wide and swallows souls.

      Mot, one of the other sons of El, is described as a deity who has a son in Job 18:13 and as one who opens his mouth wide and swallows souls in Habakkuk 2:5.

  3. Feb 2022
    1. The uproar of mankind is intolerable and sleep is no longer possible by reason of the babel." So the gods agreed to exterminate mankind. Enlil did this, but Ea because of his oath warned me in a dream. He whispered their words to my house of reeds, "Reed-house, reed-house! Wall, O wall, hearken reed-house, wall reflect; O man of Shurrupak, son of Ubara-Tutu; tear down your house and build a boat, abandon possessions and look for life, despise worldly goods and save your soul alive. Tear down your house, I say, and build a boat. These are the measurements of the barque as you shall build her: let hex beam equal her length, let her deck be roofed like the vault that covers the abyss; then take up into the boat the seed of all living creatures."

      God (s) punishing people for evil deeds through flood, Noah's Ark; also makes me wonder about a body of water representing the afterlife?

  4. Jan 2022
    1. A good riddance from the ultra realistic modern 2021 games . Or maybe its my personal opinion that most games towards the better side should be like 16-bit only. It certainly took me back to the era of Nintendo when I frankly used to enjoy gaming the most. The look and feel of Tobe's quite resonates with good old konami games, Contra, adventure island, Super Mario, Circus Charlie, Dangerous Dave.
  5. Dec 2021
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    1. Взрослость - способность не воспитываться во время игры.https://old-radist.livejournal.com/1612392.html
    1. Just a reminder that during John Donne's time period certain English words were pronounced slightly different from modern pronunciation, So the rhyme scheme might sometime not match the modern accent. (There is no specific example in this poem)

  7. Nov 2021
    1. Hieroglyphics the oldest form of alphabet. Using Pictures and symbols instead of letters. But the pictures and samples usually meant something else. And then they became letters.

    1. This is actively being worked on - for those interested you can follow the progress in https://github.com/snapcore/snapd/pull/10836
    2. Seeing how this has been treated for 4.5 years makes this seem like a pretty dysfunctional project. Please have mercy on your poor users and fix this.
    3. After 5 years there's still no fix. This is so annoying. I'm now getting rid of all snap packages and installing deb variants instead. Finally I'll purge snap and if these weird decisions keep on going I'll also move to another distro. Common Canonical. Seriously?
    1. Calling a software convention "pretty 90s" somewhat undermines your position. Quite a lot of well-designed software components are older than that. If something is problematic, it would be more useful to argue its faults. When someone cites age to justify change, I usually find that they're inexperienced and don't fully understand the issues or how their proposed change would impact other people.
  8. Oct 2021
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  10. Aug 2021
    1. “Ultimately, these kind of iframe limitations are the reason why vendors should implement embeddable marketing forms with JavaScript instead of iframes….” – I couldn’t agree more. The trouble is, Pardot’s developers still believe it’s the 1990’s
  11. Jul 2021
    1. . This house has necessarily been hired in my name. I take the entire responsibility of it on my shoulders. It is my house. I can keep it, or let it, just as I please. I have no wish to hurry Miss Verinder. On the contrary, I beg her to remove her guest and her luggage, at her own entire convenience.

      Old Mr. Ablewhite now completely reveals his evil side

    2. “My son is a mean-spirited hound!” cried this furious old worldling. “In justice to myself as his father–not in justice to him–I beg to ask you, Miss Verinder, what complaint you have to make of Mr. Godfrey Ablewhite?”

      From the point that Old Mr. Ablewhite insists the engagement of Mr. Godfrey and Miss Rachel. He is coveting Miss Rachel property other than feeling sad about the withdraw of the engagment.

  12. Jun 2021
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  15. Nov 2020
    1. Mademoiselle Twinkletoes

      This right here really made me feel uncomfortable about this section with Leila and the old man. I mean obviously they're in the middle of a dance floor I'm sure he won't do anything outrageous but the squeezing her close and talking about how beauty and men wanting to kiss you is fleeting, capped off with this patronizing name really makes it sound like he's trying to make a move on her rather than giving her advice, and I can't tell if that's my modern day skepticism or Leila's inexperience that she can't see this man for what he is.

  16. Oct 2020
    1. Whilst Svelte is a web-project, it should work on the web. The web is unfortunately still plagued by garbage like (Legacy) Edge and IE.
  17. Sep 2020
  18. Aug 2020
    1. Hewitt, J., Carter, B., Vilches-Moraga, A., Quinn, T. J., Braude, P., Verduri, A., Pearce, L., Stechman, M., Short, R., Price, A., Collins, J. T., Bruce, E., Einarsson, A., Rickard, F., Mitchell, E., Holloway, M., Hesford, J., Barlow-Pay, F., Clini, E., … Guaraldi, G. (2020). The effect of frailty on survival in patients with COVID-19 (COPE): A multicentre, European, observational cohort study. The Lancet Public Health, 5(8), e444–e451. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667(20)30146-8

  19. Apr 2020
  20. Feb 2020
    1. Entreaties

      An unfamiliar word, I searched the definition to better understand the excerpt. One definition according to the OED: An earnest or humble request. Also: the action of making such a request; supplication. Here he uses a word with a very innocent connotation to describe what his mother has asked of him. In most traditional texts, prior to the novel, women always seemed to be portrayed as innocent and truthful. His mother is being portrayed here in that exact manner. As a result, this further enhances the idea that this text still contains elements of traditional pre novel texts.

      "entreaty, n." OED Online, Oxford University Press, December 2019, www.oed.com/view/Entry/62972. Accessed 12 February 2020.

      Mowat, Diane, and Daniel Defoe. Robinson Crusoe. Oxford University Press Canada, 2008.

  21. Dec 2019
    1. If none of this worked, please comment in this issue and we’ll try to help. Try to create a small reproducing example — you might discover the problem as you’re doing it.
  22. Nov 2019
    1. Threads are closed to new comments after two weeks, or if the submission has been killed by software, moderators, or user flags.
  23. Jul 2019
    1. In Hardy's words, "Exposition, criticism, appreciation, is work for second-rate minds. [...] It is a melancholy experience for a professional mathematician to find himself writing about mathematics. The function of a mathematician is to do something, to prove new theorems, to add to mathematics, and not to talk about what he or other mathematicians have done."

      similar to Nassim Taleb's "History is written by losers"

  24. Mar 2019
    1. In academia, an article that is 10 years old is considered dated.

      In academia - but Lasch is still considered relevant?

  25. Aug 2018
    1. Baalim and Ashtaroth,

      Ashtoreth was the primary female goddess, the moon goddess in ancient Canaan; her consort was Baal. The Phoenicians worshipped her as Astarte, and the Babylonians and Egyptians, as Ishtar. The Greeks later associated her with Aphrodite. In the Old Testament, there are numerous references to the condemnation of the worship of Astarte/Ashtoreth in chapters about Moses, Solomon, Elijah and more.

  26. Dec 2017
  27. Jul 2017
    1. Haberman is in Trump’s head so deep she could be his psychiatrist, and she has had extraordinary access to the president and the administration. She is a regular commentator on TV about life “inside the castle.”

      This is absolutely incredible and profound. As an old school wannabee journalist, I applaud these efforts. If only the Charlotte Observer would lower their prices to about $5 a month for digital, I would subscribe, even on my income.

  28. May 2017
    1. Abraham Rayner

      Abraham Rayner was the Master of the lodge meeting at the Queen's Head, Devil's Acre, in 1723. This lodfge was the successor of the lodge which claimed to have met at the Apple Tree in Covent Garden and to have been one of four lodges which formed Grand Lodge in 1717

    1. James Anderson

      This may perhaps be James Anderson, the historian and author of the 'Constitutions of the Free Masons'.

    1. The only lodge which was recorded as meeting at the White Swan in Old Gravel Lane was said to have been erased in 1775, seven years before this case. Is this an example of a lodge which continued to meet after its formal suppression by Grand Lodge?

    1. Theft taking place during a lodge meeting at the Goose and Gridiron, St Paul's Churchyard. The only lodge meeting in the Goose and Gridiron in 1767 was No. 333 (serial number 612) which afterwards became the Tuscan Lodge, then the Lustitania Lodge

    1. Charles Bearblock, innkeeper of Lombard Street, was elected Grand Secretary of tyhe Antients Grand Lodge (one of two rival Grand Lodges in London) in 1779.

  29. Mar 2017
    1. The old Rhetoric was an offspring of dis-pute; it developed as the rationale of pleadings and persuadings; it was the theory of the battle of words and has always been itself dominated by the combative impulse.

      I guess "old Rhetoric" is still alive, because especially on cable news or in arguments with friends, discussions are not "expositions" but "battles of words."

  30. Aug 2016
    1. Shawn and Cory and Tom are three of my best friends in the universe, they know me better than I know myself, and I met them online, thirteen years ago, on an Animal Crossing message board. Like, what the fuck is that? That’s beautiful.
    2. We were all about authenticity, but we were also brilliant fabulists. We were the first generation to really be born into the internet. Everybody had sixteen fake accounts on every website. It used to be so easy to lie — all you had to do was log onto the Neoboards and post a message that said “hi im hilary duff” and voila, you were Hilary Duff, at least for the next three hours. I had a sock account that was supposedly my French friend Lucie. I would have two-way “conversations” with myself that I just ran through Google Translate, and nobody ever busted me. We were kids; we were catfishing before catfishing was a thing. Nobody knew how to investigate anything.
    3. We were thirteen, fourteen, and we were reaching into this shimmering expanse, and other girls were reaching back. They could be across the world or in the next town over, and they were just like us.
  31. Jan 2016
  32. Dec 2015
    1. The bubbles then stick around for about 20 to 30 minutes, and you won’t be able to crack your knuckles again until they are gone — a sure sign that the sound is not caused by bursting bubbles, as was the leading hypothesis for many years.

      My mum was wrong ha ha

  33. Nov 2015
    1. Writing students are notoriously conservative creatures. They write stubbornly and hopefully within the tradition of what they have read. Getting them to try out alternative or innovative forms is harder than talking them into chastity as a life style. But confronted with hyperspace, they have no choice: all the comforting structures have been erased. It's improvise or go home

      Old Continent oldfashioned structures are the best example of that issue, new writters try to innovate in contents and structure but never see digital as a quality guarraty. I think is the commitment with the paper, kind of literary marriage that implies all the traditions and conventions during centuries.

  34. Aug 2015
  35. May 2015
    1. expressive use of syncopation and sliding ornamentation, and he was adept at singing while playing. His formidable technique and rough timbre continue to influence modern aficionados of Appalachian old-time music and in particular the Round Peak style of clawhammer banjo

      A straight up description of Tommy Jarrell's style and uniqueness.