Been listening to PRIZM's debut album, All Night: https://prizmwave.bandcamp.com/album/all-night
So far "We Were Young" is seriously earworming me: https://prizmwave.bandcamp.com/track/we-were-young-2
They're a synthwave duo from the Dallas-Fort Worth area in the US. If this hellplague ever goes away, I'd love to catch 'em on tour...
tl;dr: fuck the internet, why the fuck do I even read this hellhole, I'm going outside
So, one thing about the Caster Semenya case (and how Twitter, which as we know is full of physicians and encrinologists, likes to bring up other physical anomalies) that really grinds my gears is how poisonous that line of reasoning is. It makes you think that you can't excel without some genetic modification.
This is something I have to fight a lot in parkour teaching, and I absolutely blame our fucked-up spectacle culture for it. People give up on difficult or large maneuvers because "they're not built for it" or some whiny bullshit excuse. They never consider the possibility that a lot of it comes down to form and mental preparation.
People like to say that "oh of course, I'm arguing about the top end of the elites here, where physical differences can play a role". From what I've seen, people believe this sort of thing much more deeply than they'll admit online.
(I do know who Adam K & Soha are, and Wildfire definitely incorporates motifs similar to what you'd hear in an Adam K & Soha track. Maybe I'm just a sucker for those eighth-note patterns)
Gonna plug Wildfire again. I dunno, there's something about the song that really gets me going.
I found this out while listening to it on my Sunday run (11 km today, whee), and when this came on somewhere around the 9.5 km mark I felt a really obvious second wind. Not saying it'll do that for everyone, but it sure did it for me.
(Also check out Brenna MacQuarrie's work; she co-wrote the song and is the vocalist)
I've been listening to BT's "The Lost Art of Longing" recently. Track 2, "Wildfire", sticks with me because I have a copy of "Fire", which I'm pretty sure is a demo that "Wildfire" was based on.
Anyway, I think it's pretty good: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnS4cfPbPgk
The drop starting at 3:50 makes me smile.
suddenly Apple deprecating OpenCL for Metal seems like not such a horrible idea after all. at least with that you can actually get profiling tools
It seems like a really funny joke that while we've never had so much capability to simulate and test, so much of that capability is rendered wasted by (take your pick) bad software, political interference, poor cross-disciplinary communication, ...
I'm watching a bunch of vendor videos from ISC 2020, a high-performance computing conference. Many of them (NVIDIA, AWS, Lenovo, HP Enterprise so far) like to point out what they're doing specifically in the way of COVID-19. Because, you know, We're All In This Together or something like that.
I've been thinking about what they're saying and trying to reconcile that with how it seems like nobody in the Northern Hemisphere has an idea of what to do when people start spending more time indoors. Lots of promises about "free cycles" in compute clouds, but I guess there's a big gap between that and, say, useful fluid dynamics simulations -- perhaps, say, getting epidemiologists and aerodynamicists to talk to each other.
I think what's remarkable about this article, though, is that it showed me, someone who doesn't use Haskell very much, how in a system like Haskell you can reason about surprises like this using (more or less) just substitution and reduction.
maybe it's a thing in (say) C++ too, but I can't recall consciously operating like that
Haskell programmers seem to have a lot more fun than me:
"How Accursed and Unutterable is accursedUnutterablePerformIO?": https://free.cofree.io/2020/07/20/perform-io/
shitposting as lifestyle. #nobot if anything actually reads that
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