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[00:46:26] <mrpg> Hi, I'll do "USPS Site Exposed Data on 60 Million Users"
[00:46:28] <mrpg> Ready
[01:34:51] <mrpg> I'll do Machine Learning Can Help Healthcare Workers...
[01:39:47] <mrpg> Ready, I changed the title to "Machine Learning Can Help Healthcare Workers Predict Whether Patients May Require a Hospital Visit"
[01:39:58] <mrpg> The original is way too long
[01:43:21] <mrpg> Ok I'll do Brain-computer Interface Enables People With Paralysis to Control Tablet Devices
[02:01:37] <mrpg> Dats ol 4 2DAY that's all for today.
[02:01:51] <Bytram> hola!
[02:01:54] <mrpg> See you tomorrow. Bye.
[02:02:00] * Bytram stumbles in after being up for 24 hours
[02:02:02] <mrpg> Hola.
[02:02:09] <Bytram> mrcoolbp: thanks for pushing out stories tonight!
[02:02:11] <mrpg> Gotta rest, dont fry your brain
[02:02:22] <Bytram> woops, wrong tab-completion. sorry!
[02:02:39] <Bytram> nah, worked from 11pm last night until almost 8pm tonight...
[02:02:48] <Bytram> but not much in the way of brain-work;
[02:03:03] <Bytram> more just dealing with people and trying to be efficient about it.
[02:03:16] <Bytram> I do appreciate the concern, though!
[02:03:31] <mrpg> Worked all night-day long? scary
[02:03:33] <Bytram> Poking around over here is comparatively relaxing!
[02:03:39] <Bytram> nod nod
[02:03:43] <mrpg> That's right.
[02:03:56] <Bytram> it's "Black Friday" here in the states
[02:04:03] <mrpg> If we don't take care of our brain cells who will?
[02:04:40] <Bytram> was rather chilly/cold last noight, so not too many "just looking" people... most were seriously interested in making purchases, so had a really great day total sales-wise.
[02:05:06] <Bytram> this is the time when selling is much more... rewarding
[02:05:34] <Bytram> for given effort expended, the percentage of those actually resulting in genuine sales is much higher.
[02:05:40] <Bytram> makes it much more fun!
[02:06:40] <Bytram> I do make a small commission on some products, so that, in addition to time-and-a-half pay for every hour worked will help greatly with this week's paycheck, too!
[02:07:19] <Bytram> takyon++ thanks so much for stepping in and keeping the story queue fed!!!!
[02:07:19] <Bender> karma - takyon: 107
[02:07:22] <mrpg> Good, any plans for the dough? a raspberry pi? a calculus book? a new wireless mouse?
[02:07:47] <mrpg> Or flour to make dough?
[02:08:10] <Bytram> prolly not a raspi... got feedback from an AC which recommended...
[02:08:16] <Bytram> hold on a bit
[02:08:35] <Bytram> https://www.pine64.org
[02:08:37] <upstart> ^ 03ROCK64 SINGLE BOARD COMPUTER – PINE64
[02:08:38] <exec> └─ 13ROCK64 SINGLE BOARD COMPUTER – PINE64
[02:10:03] <Bytram> can get better performance (more computes) with better I/O and more stable storage access, together with a more open stack.
[02:10:55] <Bytram> $100 would pretty much cover on‏e of their boards, power supply, enclosure, and a couple other bits-and-pieces.
[02:11:10] <mrpg> nice
[02:11:53] <Bytram> I think so.
[02:12:30] <mrpg> #g beaglebone
[02:12:31] <MrPlow> https://beagleboard.org - "May 7, 2018 ... BeagleBone®. Explore the high-performance, low-power world with the tiny, affordable, open-source Beagles. Putting Android, Ubuntu and ..."
[02:12:31] <upstart> ^ 03BeagleBoard.org - bone
[02:13:01] <Bytram> OTOH, though I have installed OSs before, I'm more skilled at the... application / userland level than down in the lowlevel stuff.
[02:14:05] <Bytram> I've been around long enough now, that I lean towards getting a system that "just works" instead of something that needs constant tweaking and nudging to keep it up and running.
[02:15:25] <mrpg> Me too, no more a maximizer
[02:15:29] <mrpg> #g maximizer
[02:15:29] <MrPlow> https://www.maximizer.com - "CRM software that's affordable and easy-to-use. Manage all your client information with Maximizer's all-in-one solution - No surprises. Cloud or on premise."
[02:15:30] <upstart> ^ 03Personalized CRM Software - Cloud or On-Premise - Maximizer CRM
[02:15:39] <mrpg> Wrong
[02:15:42] <Bytram> car analogy: though I could change the brakes or replace a fan belt or spark plugs, I'm much better at just *driving* the car and trying to get the most out of the vehicle by dint of how well I drive, rather than an incessant stream of hardware tweaks trying to eke out a bit more performance.
[02:16:25] <Bytram> =p Perlis complexity tolerate avoid
[02:16:34] <Bytram> =g Perlis complexity tolerate avoid
[02:16:35] <upstart> http://www.cs.yale.edu - Perlisisms - "Epigrams in Programming" by Alan J. Perlis
[02:16:52] <mrpg> In order to determine their optimal decision outcome, maximizers feel compelled to examine each and every alternative available.
[02:17:19] <mrpg> I stopped being like that in 2013 while trying to buy a new computer.
[02:17:45] <Bytram> interesting concept!
[02:17:52] <mrpg> Give me something 99% good, that's enough. 100% takes too much time.
[02:18:01] <mrpg> #g maximizer satisfacer
[02:18:01] <MrPlow> https://www.psychologistworld.com - "Do maximizers or satisficers take the best approach to decision making, and which personality type is happiest with their decisions?"
[02:18:02] <upstart> ^ 03Maximizers Vs Satisficers: Who Makes Better Decisions?
[02:18:33] <Bytram> ahhh, found it: "Alan Perlis, Epigrams in Programming #58: Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it. "
[02:22:33] <Bytram> interesting! #40: 40. There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works.
[02:23:52] <Bytram> =g define squander
[02:23:53] <upstart> https://www.merriam-webster.com - Squander | Definition of Squander by Merriam-Webster
[02:27:10] * Bytram wanders off to prepare a quick bite to eat.
[02:27:11] <Bytram> biab
[02:28:52] <mrpg> Gotta eat two.
[02:29:21] <Bytram> if some is good... and more is better... can too much be enough?
[02:29:25] <Bytram> ;)
[02:31:25] <mrpg> Too much water kills
[02:39:05] <Bytram> too shay!
[02:40:03] <Bytram> 101. Dealing with failure is easy: Work hard to improve. Success is also easy to handle: You've solved the wrong problem. Work hard to improve.
[02:40:16] <Bytram> 105. You can't communicate complexity, only an awareness of it.
[02:41:42] <Bytram> 117. It goes against the grain of modern education to teach children to program. What fun is there in making plans, acquiring discipline in organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail and learning to be self-critical?
[02:41:59] <Bytram> 120. Adapting old programs to fit new machines usually means adapting new machines to behave like old ones.
[02:42:27] <Bytram> 116. You think you know when you can learn, are more sure when you can write, even more when you can teach, but certain when you can program.
[02:47:09] <Bytram> https://www.washingtonpost.com
[02:47:29] <upstart> ^ 03Major Trump administration climate report says damage is ‘intensifying across the country’ ( https://www.washingtonpost.com )
[02:47:39] <exec> └─ 13Major Trump administration climate report says damage is ‘intensifying across the country’
[02:56:49] <Bytram> http://feedproxy.google.com
[02:56:50] <upstart> ^ 03Amazon workers in Europe mark Black Friday with 'we are not robots' protests ( https://www.cnet.com )
[02:56:51] <exec> └─ 13Amazon workers in Europe mark Black Friday with 'we are not robots' protests - CNET
[02:58:58] <mrpg> A little English ambiguity: I bought a coop at the coop
[03:00:36] <mrpg> That we grammarians fix with a hyphen
[03:00:38] <Bytram> don't shed a tear for a tear in the coop's fabric
[03:00:50] <Bytram> =g the chaos
[03:00:51] <upstart> http://ncf.idallen.com - The Chaos - Gerard Nolst Trenité
[03:01:21] <Bytram> https://www.washingtonpost.com
[03:01:23] <mrpg> https://www.youtube.com
[03:01:24] <upstart> ^ 03The Chaos Of English Pronunciation by Gerard Nolst Trenité
[03:01:25] <exec> └─ 13The Chaos Of English Pronunciation by Gerard Nolst Trenité - YouTube
[03:01:33] <mrpg> Not funny at all!!!!! hahaha
[03:01:40] <upstart> ^ 03Anti-vaccination stronghold in N.C. hit with state’s worst chickenpox outbreak in 2 decades ( https://www.washingtonpost.com )
[03:01:50] <exec> └─ 13Anti-vaccination stronghold in N.C. hit with state’s worst chickenpox outbreak in 2 decades - The Washington Post
[03:02:26] <mrpg> Sadly the ones suffering are the kids.
[03:02:27] <Bytram> from the I-think-we've-spotted-the-deniers dept
[03:02:44] <Bytram> https://blog.cloudflare.com
[03:02:45] <upstart> ^ 03Every 7.8μs your computer’s memory has a hiccup
[03:02:46] <exec> └─ 13Every 7.8μs your computer’s memory has a hiccup
[03:02:55] <mrpg> Ah! is thanksgiving, so that's why my tv shows dissappeared this week.
[03:06:27] <Bytram> yes, it was.
[03:09:58] <Bytram> https://phys.org
[03:09:59] <upstart> ^ 03Spanish Amazon workers in 'Black Friday' strike
[03:10:00] <exec> └─ 13Spanish Amazon workers in 'Black Friday' strike
[03:12:50] <Bytram> That's all folks... time for me to hit the sack
[03:13:19] <Bytram> Have a GREAT night everyone!
[03:17:12] <mrpg> There's an amazon in Madrid?! didn't kow that
[03:29:34] <mrpg> Bye
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