Items tagged with: progress

Генерация логотипов нейросетями

Опять же, момент начала коммерческой автоматизации творческих процессов давно в прошлом — нейросетями уже писали комме
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due to connotations of brutality and violence, the thought police will now be known as the
nice thought people.

please edit all cultural references accordingly. #1985 #progress #nicethoughtpeople
due to connotations of brutality and violence, the thought police will now be known as the
nice thought people.

please edit all cultural references accordingly. #1985 #progress #nicethoughtpeople

Космический распил по-американски

Итого в эксперимент по созданию частными компаниями космического корабля. США вложило $4 млрд в переделку грузовой ка
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He may have gone quite far in our society, but no matter how far one goes, one cannot avoid bringing oneself along.
Peter David (b. 1956) American writer
Babylon 5: Legions of Fire III – Out of the Darkness (2000)

#quotation #quote #progress #society #self #baggage
Babylon 5: Legions of Fire III – Out of the Darkness (2000)
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
George Santayana (1863-1952) Spanish-American poet and philosopher [Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruíz de Santayana y Borrás]
The Life of Reason: The Phases of Human Progress, Vol. I, “Reason in Common Sense,” ch. 12 (1905-1906)

#quote #quotation #progress #change #memory #retention #improvement #remembrance #past #history #growth
More info on this quotation at https://wist.info/santayana-george/40889/
2022: people finding out food can travel with - GASP - feet and talking to people is possible using mouths instead of fingers? #progress
HTML has unfortunately evolved to the point that it provides the designer enough rope to hang, castrate, lobotomise, flagellate, strangle, disembowel, fellate, and auto-immolate themselves.

Most apparently feel absolutely compelled to apply the full set of capabilities, at all times, turned up to 11.

This is seen by some as progress.

I have a differing view.

(From a thread elsewhere.)

#html #progress #itGoesTo11
Keynes was wrong. Gen Z will have it worse
#Keynes #GenZ #Progreso #Progress

Instead of never-ending progress, today’s people face a world on the edge of collapse... it is bracing for stagnant wages and ecological crisis.
Instead of progress toward a labor-free utopia, America has experienced disappearing jobs as a kind of economic climate change.
At least you have not lost your sense of humor. Hang in there. Nature will bounce back.

State of my lovely little green road for the last few weeks

Certainly it is presumptuous to say that we cannot improve, and that Man, who has only been in power for a few thousand years, will never learn to make use of his power. All I mean is that, if people continue to kill one another as they do, the world cannot get better than it is, and that, since there are more people than formerly, and their means for destroying one another superior, the world may well get worse. What is good in people — and consequently in the world — is their insistence on creation, their belief in friendship and loyalty for their own sakes; and, though Violence remains and is, indeed, the major partner in this muddled establishment, I believe that creativeness remains too, and will always assume direction when violence sleeps.
E. M. Forster (1879-1970) English novelist, essayist, critic, librettist [Edward Morgan Forster]
“What I Believe,” The Nation (16 Jul 1938)

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Knapp vier Monate nach dem Start hat die "Progress MS-11" ihre Mission beendet. Am Montag trat der ausgediente russische Raumfrachter über dem südlichen Pazifik planmäßig in die Erdatmosphäre ein und verglühte. US-Astronaut Nick Hague ist an Bord der Internationalen Raumstation ein Schnappschuss gelungen.
Russischer Raumfrachter zerbricht in Atmosphäre – ISS-Astronaut fotografiert „Feuerwerk“
#Raumfahrt #Astronauten #USA #Russland #Weltraum #ISS #Progress
Die russische Trägerrakete Sojus-2.1а mit dem Raumfrachter Progress MS-12 ist am Sonntag auf dem Startplatz 31 des Weltraumbahnhofs Baikonur in Kasachstan aufgestellt worden. Das teilte die russische Raumfahrtbehörde Roskosmos mit.
Baikonur: Trägerrakete Sojus-2.1а auf Startplatz aufgestellt; bald geht's zur ISS – Video
#ProgressMS-04 #ProgressM28M #Progress #Sojus51 #Sojus-2 #Sojus-5 #ISS #Startplatz #Sojus #Kasachstan #Russland
#progress #towardsleavingtwitter

this mobile ui for all users thing is a plague, and it affects free software as well (though less often.)

Amazon accused of abandoning 100% renewable energy goal

Slow progress on powering the firm using renewables has raised questions

Amazon has been accused of abandoning a much-publicised goal of running its data centres on 100% renewable energy – instead focusing its attention on winning business from the oil and gas industry.

According to a Greenpeace report released earlier this year, some of Amazon’s most important data centres in the US state of Virginia, where the company has committed to building its second HQ, are powered by only 12% renewable energy. Across the company as a whole, Amazon hit 50% renewable usage in 2018, and has not issued any updates since.
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Greenpeace Finds Amazon Breaking Commitment to Power Cloud with 100% Renewable Energy
- #IBM #Introduces #Quantum #Volume to #Track #Progress Towards the Quantum #Age

Quantum computing companies are racing to squeeze ever more qubits into their devices, but is this really a solid sign of progress? IBM is proposing a more holistic measure it calls “quantum volume” (QV) that it says gives a better indication of how close we are to practical devices.

RPCS3 PS3 Emulator – January 2019 Progress Report

RPCS3 is an open-source Sony PlayStation 3 emulator and debugger written in C++ for Windows and Linux.
Article word count: 4576

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19415445
Posted by pplonski86 (karma: 4195)
Post stats: Points: 125 - Comments: 54 - 2019-03-17T18:23:06Z

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The paradox of education is precisely this — that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated. The purpose of education, finally, is to create in a person the ability to look at the world for himself, to make his own decisions, to say to himself this is black or this is white, to decide for himself whether there is a God in heaven or not. To ask questions of the universe, and then learn to live with those questions, is the way he achieves his own identity. But no society is really anxious to have that kind of person around. What societies really, ideally, want is a citizenry which will simply obey the rules of society. If a society succeeds in this, that society is about to perish. The obligation of anyone who thinks of himself as responsible is to examine society and try to change it and to fight it -– at no matter what risk. This is the only hope society has. This is t
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Second HIV patient successfully cured

The treatment and result was published in the international science journal Nature and is expected to be officially announced at a medical conference in Seattle on Tuesday.

In both cases, the patients received bone marrow stem cells from donors who had genetic mutations to the HIV receptor, known as CCR5, that made them resistant to the virus. Replacing the infected patients' cells with the mutated ones seems to keep HIV from coming back after the treatment.

"There is no virus there that we can measure. We can't detect anything," Gupta said. However, he cautioned that, "It's too early to say he's cured," instead describing the patient as "functionally cured" and "in remission."
#Science #News #HIV #AIDS #VirusInfection #StemCell #Ethics #Incurable #Progress

Librem 5 Smartphone: Massive Progress, Exact CPU Selected, Shipping Adjustment

We are so close to being finished, and we are so excited about it. Things are progressing so rapidly at Purism, in and around the Librem 5 smartphone, that we want to share the latest updates with…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19218178
Posted by fghtr (karma: 568)
Post stats: Points: 153 - Comments: 85 - 2019-02-21T16:51:09Z

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There is, in the institutions of this country, one principle, which, had they no other excellence, would secure to them the preference over those of all other countries. I mean — and some devout patriots will start — I mean the principle of change.

I have used a word to which is attached an obnoxious meaning. Speak of change, and the world is in alarm. And yet where do we not see change? What is there in the physical world but change? And what would there be in the moral world without change?
Frances "Fanny" Wright (1795-1852) Scottish-American writer, lecturer, social reformer
Independence Day speech, New Harmony, Indiana (4 Jul 1828)

#quotation #quote #change #progress

Independence Day speech, New Harmony, Indiana (4 Jul 1828)

Pres. Trump: MSM has failed to cover progress in N. Korea denuclearization talks


#cover #denuclearization #failed #kim jong un #korea #korean summit #msm #north korea #oan newsroom #pres #president trump #progress #talks #trump #trump white house
Pres. Trump: MSM has failed to cover progress in N. Korea denuclearization talks

Sen. Kennedy: Pres. Trump’s proposal to end the shutdown represents progress


#end #government partial shutdown #kennedy #oan newsroom #pres #president trump #progress #proposal #represents #sen #senator john kennedy #shutdown #trump #trump administration
Sen. Kennedy: Pres. Trump’s proposal to end the shutdown represents progress

Cancer Progress: Much More Than You Wanted To Know (2018)

Official statistics say we are winning the War on Cancer. Cancer incidence rates, mortality rates, and five-year-survival rates have generally been moving in the right direction over the past few d…
Article word count: 1958

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18858716
Posted by sethbannon (karma: 35568)
Post stats: Points: 132 - Comments: 15 - 2019-01-08T19:27:51Z

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U.S. Special Envoy to visit Seoul on denuclearization progress


#denuclearization #dprk #envoy #kim jong un #mike pompeo #north korea #north korean dictator kim jong un #oan newsroom #president trump #progress #pyongyang #secretary of state mike pompeo #seoul #south korea #special #stephen biegun #trump administration #visit
U.S. Special Envoy to visit Seoul on denuclearization progress

Startup Founders Think Real Progress on Diversity Is Years Away

#away #business #diversity #founders #progress #real #startup #think #years
its a wonderful thing to commune with the sky in such an intimate way.

#FPV #FPVfreestyle #fpvlife #music #sense #progress #development

YouTube: Personal Progress FPV (senseTUBE)

Just welcomed a new Russian #Progress cargo vehicle on board, supplying the @Space_Station with fresh food, water, air and experiments. Sergey and I were monitoring its flawless automatic approach to #ISS, ready to step in if needed. Photo by @AstroSerena. https://t.co/EPXHdrG9ty
"Alexander Gerst"
Heute neuen russischen #Progress Raumfrachter auf der ISS in Empfang genommen, mit frischem Essen, Wasser, Luft und Experimenten. Sergey und ich haben den automatischen Andockvorgang kontrolliert, mussten aber nicht eingreifen. Foto von @AstroSerena. https://t.co/2zNg2it51x
"Alexander Gerst"
Interesting measurements of happiness via progress in Australia. This summary shows that although the obvious things are doing well (health, safety, jobs), there are many areas of regress or nothing much going on (resilient economy, environmental sutainability). And to many things that are a bit "meh"...


#measuringprogress #measuringaustraliasprogress #map
#preferablefutures #futures #progress
♲ Wasim Muklashy (103700409466770985134@plus.google.com):
Scientists develop liquid fuel that can store the Sun’s energy for up to 18 years

"No matter how abundant or renewable, solar power has a thorn in its side. There is still no cheap and efficient long-term storage for the energy that it generates.

The solar industry has been snagged on this branch for a while, but in the past year alone, a series of four papers has ushered in an intriguing new solution.

Scientists in Sweden have developed a specialised fluid, called a solar thermal fuel, that can store energy from the sun for well over a decade..."

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Every day – over and over again. Wake up, prepare, come to work, repeat the same soul-grinding cycle until its time to call off another workday…

Deadlines. Meetings. Emails. Performance reviews. Stress. Competition. Office politics. Envy. Mobbing. Job titles that are dime a dozen. This quarter. Next quarter. Promotion. Maybe layoffs. Who is more successful. Who is worse off.

A never ending cycle that is designed to pull out maximum performance from those who run it, in order to produce maximum profit for the shareholders or owners, while giving out as little compensation as possible to the actual employees who create that profit – who happens to be you… While producing all the negative effects and the soul-grinding environment that goes along with it.

You are probably sick of it right now.

And you are right.

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#career #change #future #hope #life #money #progress #society #success
How to break free from corporate life – Part 1: The Decision
The problem with the "Alternative culture" is that it accepts the term "alternative". This term connotes that it is defined "negatively" (as, in contrast to) and therefore in opposition to a - "central" - "normality". As such, most of the so called "alternative culture" today is thus bounded to the mainstream culture without even realizing it.

For example,"Tradition" as a cultural concept evolved to describe an antithesis to the "modern", an overgeneralized timeless and -to a great extend- "space-less" description of the "ethic past". Even though it seems as opposite to the "modern it is nevertheless, not its opposite but instead just its negative. It is through the "traditional past" that the "modern" exists - in opposition. It is the modern culture's monolithic definition of a "past" that enables it to reflect and thus construct its own image as a progressive proposition.

Such asymmetrical reaction to the modern is the case of nationalist discourses. Nationalists dream of a "pure ethic (or "national") past". A past that doesn't exist and never existed in reality, but... Show more...

Ex-Clinton aide praises President Trump for progress on ISIS, North Korea


#aide #clinton #isis #jakesullivan #korea #north #oannewsroom #obamaadministration #praises #president #presidenttrump #progress #trump
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Ex-Clinton aide praises President Trump for progress on ISIS, North Korea

Lack of progress exposed by the Canary MacGuffin

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 There's a certain scenario involving teamwork that I've seen play out a few times at larger companies. It's happened enough times that I wound up coining a term to describe…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18287187
Posted by ingve (karma: 89422)
Post stats: Points: 92 - Comments: 66 - 2018-10-23T20:31:55Z

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AI on Android mobile phones still a work-in-progress

#android #mobile #phones #progress #still #work

VP Pence touts historic progress, urges voters to mobilize


#americanpeople #gop #historic #midterms #mikepence #mobilize #oannewsroom #pence #presidenttrump #progress #touts #urges #valuesvoterssummit #voters
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VP Pence touts historic progress, urges voters to mobilize
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