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Bodhi

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Finding out that 16 years after I left it because it was dodgy as fuck, it turns out that Vodafone's sales organisation is just as dodgy as it was back then.

Short version is I took out a new SIM only contract as work are moving to BYOD, was given a good deal, told I could transfer my number (and the chap would do that for me) and a land of milk, honey and lots of data awaited.

Activated it today and asked the chap to transfer my number - he emailed back saying he couldn't do that but he could call me and put me through to cust services.

Went through to them and found out not only is transferring numbers from Vodafone to Vodafone not possible, but he had set me up as a Sole Trader despite the amount of times I told him I was PAYE...

So SIM cancelled, and I'll either get another line with EE or give Sky a go.
 

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I can't recommend o2, I only got it because of free EU roaming, but generally the reception and data speeds are atrocious. I never had an issue with Vodafone in that regard. I regret switching to o2 now.
 

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I'm with giffgaff mainly because it is cheap and has EU roaming, currently on 40GB for £10 a month with 5GB EU roaming. Data speeds aren't very good since it is deprioritised O2, you basically get the same as an O2 PAYG customer.
 

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It still annoys me that 25 years since 3G became a thing, all reception basically shuts down around large events like football matches. It's infuriating tbh, the networks should be able to handle 100,000 people at an event.
 

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I dislike the lack of being able to force WiFi calling as a priority when at home.
 

Bodhi

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I've got roaming with EE, which includes not only the EU but the US, Mexico, Oz and a few other places so happy to stick with them - I just like having two different networks if possible as EEs data can be a bit flaky at times since they rolled out 5G.

Other option is to use my personal number for work calls and pocket the £45 (minus tax) work are paying towards it, more difficult to switch off then though :/
 

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Academically I'm a data scientist. Occasionally for happy fun times I like to build and train networks to do things like drive a car, but now I'm doing something work related, mostly messing about with words. I just kicked off a bunch of stuff that's gonna run for about 10 hours and my GPU is going to become a home heating appliance.

Checking a voltmeter I have attached to the server here its sucking some 600W out the wall, so lets say this is gonna cost me 6KWH (an accursed unit ngl). I'm annoyed for three reasons: 1) I should charge work for my frigging power :eek: 2) I feel somewhat guilty for using the power, but I suppose that's my NL side ahem, 3) I feel preemptively guilty for maybe playing games later and using even more power :eek:

At least my legs are warm ffs
 

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@TdC You're not thinking holistically. The power you're using now is not going to cost as much as the power you use in the future! Think bigger!

(*PTSD intensifies*)
 

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Academically I'm a data scientist. Occasionally for happy fun times I like to build and train networks to do things like drive a car, but now I'm doing something work related, mostly messing about with words. I just kicked off a bunch of stuff that's gonna run for about 10 hours and my GPU is going to become a home heating appliance.

Checking a voltmeter I have attached to the server here its sucking some 600W out the wall, so lets say this is gonna cost me 6KWH (an accursed unit ngl). I'm annoyed for three reasons: 1) I should charge work for my frigging power :eek: 2) I feel somewhat guilty for using the power, but I suppose that's my NL side ahem, 3) I feel preemptively guilty for maybe playing games later and using even more power :eek:

At least my legs are warm ffs
You should also feel guilty that somewhere out there is a poor gamer who can't afford a GPU because you want to create work-only rainbow tables ;)
 

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@TdC You're not thinking holistically. The power you're using now is not going to cost as much as the power you use in the future! Think bigger!

(*PTSD intensifies*)
its still running! seems 10h was ...optimistic :eek:

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You should also feel guilty that somewhere out there is a poor gamer who can't afford a GPU because you want to create work-only rainbow tables ;)

I'm getting some cool stuff out of visualizing the weights changing actually. Reminds me of the rings of Saturn.

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This is the difference between untrained and trained weights. Looks a bit like the Moon :)
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Each "column" is a vector. You're looking at the values side on, so to speak. To me it shows how the values that make up each vector wiggle about a bit (legit science terminology), whereas the overall tint of the column gives you an idea of what "direction" the vector is pointing, e.g. darker / lighter are opposites.

Here's what happens if you look at the columns top down. Pretty no? Reminds me of a forest on a sunny day :)

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@TdC doing all this super nerd stuff, whereas I sit here writing AI models:

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Code is super complex, clean, horizontally and vertically scalable...

Code:
Console.WriteLine("Hello underling, I have a simple question for you. What do you think of TdC? Be as detailed as you want...: \n");
string response = Console.ReadLine();
Console.WriteLine($"\n I see your response was: \n '{response}'. \n But that's bullshit. \n");
Console.WriteLine("But to tell you what I really think, as a super AI, would require another dose of FH CoC");
 

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I'm getting some cool stuff out of visualizing the weights changing actually. Reminds me of the rings of Saturn.

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This is the difference between untrained and trained weights. Looks a bit like the Moon :)
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Each "column" is a vector. You're looking at the values side on, so to speak. To me it shows how the values that make up each vector wiggle about a bit (legit science terminology), whereas the overall tint of the column gives you an idea of what "direction" the vector is pointing, e.g. darker / lighter are opposites.

Here's what happens if you look at the columns top down. Pretty no? Reminds me of a forest on a sunny day :)

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Yeah but you could run Doom on it and your not...
 

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@TdC doing all this super nerd stuff, whereas I sit here writing AI models:

View attachment 49142

Code is super complex, clean, horizontally and vertically scalable...

Code:
Console.WriteLine("Hello underling, I have a simple question for you. What do you think of TdC? Be as detailed as you want...: \n");
string response = Console.ReadLine();
Console.WriteLine($"\n I see your response was: \n '{response}'. \n But that's bullshit. \n");
Console.WriteLine("But to tell you what I really think, as a super AI, would require another dose of FH CoC");
I sense Co-pilot tbfh
 

TdC

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@TdC doing all this super nerd stuff, whereas I sit here writing AI models:

View attachment 49142

Code is super complex, clean, horizontally and vertically scalable...

Code:
Console.WriteLine("Hello underling, I have a simple question for you. What do you think of TdC? Be as detailed as you want...: \n");
string response = Console.ReadLine();
Console.WriteLine($"\n I see your response was: \n '{response}'. \n But that's bullshit. \n");
Console.WriteLine("But to tell you what I really think, as a super AI, would require another dose of FH CoC");

:eek:
 

TdC

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Yeah but you could run Doom on it and your not...
I just watched a video where the presenter was changing the value of PI in Doom and what it did to the game. You'd see walls shifting about as the engine tried to figure out where to paint them on the screen. Higher values would result in something that looked a lot like a stuck program from the days if Windows 95 and that stuff but was actually the engine trying to compute things in a world where a circle's radius/circumference ratio isn't what it should be, well, according to us.

In a fun coinkidink it appears the value for PI in DOOM is actually wrong. Carmack apparently once admitted that one of his many failings is not being able to correctly remember the 10th digit of PI (or words to that effect) :)
 

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Fucking hell I am so out of touch with certain things in the real world.

What really fucking pissed me off happened yesterday. I have started to clear out my garage as a means of excercise and to allow me to start another project. Great, found some old paint cans and some computers. Right lets go ask the dump people do they take them to dispose (paint) and recycle (computers). Got near the dump and the queue was fucking massive so I drove past to turn around and come home, thankfully it was shut so home I went.

Browsed the web and WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCKING FUCK THOSE CUNTS. I now have to book a fucking timeslot to go to the fucking dump? What the fuck. I remember just turning up, opening the boot and chucking the shit into the big fuckoff bins by walking up the metal steps. I also have to register my fucking car reg with the Council. Is this everywhere now or just Rushmoor/Hampshire being cunts? All I can see is more fly tipping with the cleanup/recovery costs being forced upon the council tax payer.

Oops, should have started with a bad language and rant warning but fucked clicking at the top of the post.
 

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Oops, should have started with a bad language and rant warning but fucked clicking at the top of the post.

Fuck off - what ya talking about??

(agree about council tips though, 100%!)
 

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So it is pretty much the normal now?
It's 100% normal for you to eff and blind on a very regular basis - nice to have you posting, Big Fucking Nose! ;)
 

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I just watched a video where the presenter was changing the value of PI in Doom and what it did to the game. You'd see walls shifting about as the engine tried to figure out where to paint them on the screen. Higher values would result in something that looked a lot like a stuck program from the days if Windows 95 and that stuff but was actually the engine trying to compute things in a world where a circle's radius/circumference ratio isn't what it should be, well, according to us.

In a fun coinkidink it appears the value for PI in DOOM is actually wrong. Carmack apparently once admitted that one of his many failings is not being able to correctly remember the 10th digit of PI (or words to that effect) :)
Cool, so when will TremAI be ready then ffs?
 

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Fucking hell I am so out of touch with certain things in the real world.

What really fucking pissed me off happened yesterday. I have started to clear out my garage as a means of excercise and to allow me to start another project. Great, found some old paint cans and some computers. Right lets go ask the dump people do they take them to dispose (paint) and recycle (computers). Got near the dump and the queue was fucking massive so I drove past to turn around and come home, thankfully it was shut so home I went.

Browsed the web and WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCKING FUCK THOSE CUNTS. I now have to book a fucking timeslot to go to the fucking dump? What the fuck. I remember just turning up, opening the boot and chucking the shit into the big fuckoff bins by walking up the metal steps. I also have to register my fucking car reg with the Council. Is this everywhere now or just Rushmoor/Hampshire being cunts? All I can see is more fly tipping with the cleanup/recovery costs being forced upon the council tax payer.

Oops, should have started with a bad language and rant warning but fucked clicking at the top of the post.

I avoid things like this by cycling to the tip with my trailer. I just breeze past all the lazy arses dumping old paint cans and computers and do what I need to do :D
 

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I now have to book a fucking timeslot to go to the fucking dump? What the fuck. I remember just turning up, opening the boot and chucking the shit into the big fuckoff bins by walking up the metal steps. I also have to register my fucking car reg with the Council. Is this everywhere now or just Rushmoor/Hampshire being cunts? All I can see is more fly tipping with the cleanup/recovery costs being forced upon the council tax payer.
Happened near us. Conwy county council require everyone to book a timeslot.

Lots of stuff getting fly tipped, lots of rubbish getting burned. Where there's large volumes, people are digging holes and fucking stuff in there too.

Conwy getting pats on the back for the levels of recycling that's occuring. Exactly the opposite of what we're supposed to be doing.
 

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I avoid things like this by cycling to the tip with my trailer. I just breeze past all the lazy arses dumping old paint cans and computers and do what I need to do :D
I couldn't walk in. I tried once, just to check - had a piece of hard plastic in my hand (an old bit of drainpipe) - which I wanted to dump as part of a load I'd put in my car. They told me to fuck off.

I booked a slot at another tip and took the shit there. But not before I'd fucked the drainpipe over the fence and into the skip. You should have seen the look the cunt gave me :)
 

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If you'd arrived by car and parked up outside that's probably why. I've never heard of a tip that wouldn't let people in as part of a walking or cycling journey.
 

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Booking to go to the tip/dump is one of those things that came in during, or perhaps after the covid lockdowns. Also our local tip used to be open every day but now it's only open three days a week.
 

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