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practical advice for working with other humans Show more

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The fediverse is Mastodon, Pleroma, Diaspora, Friendica, Hubzilla, Osada and all their friends, federating. But what do we call all the silos, the ad-based family of Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and friends? How about Adverse? It's true: a universe founded on ad serving. And a reminder that the offer plenty of adversity.

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I am pleased to announce the release of newhope-0.1.0.0, a Haskell library for the NewHope cryptographic key exchange protocol. Available at Crypto.NewHope via your friendly neighborhood Hackage:
hackage.haskell.org/package/ne

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VR experience where you dig a grave, climb in and lie down

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so we have a student who we asked to train a VAE to generate memes. he was showing us his newest model, which has problems with mode collapse, and was only outputting one thing over and over again (I swear I am not making this up):

"one does not simply make memes"

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"University of California terminates subscriptions with world’s largest scientific publisher in push for open access to publicly funded research"

universityofcalifornia.edu/pre

Context for those not in the US: this is huge. UC is a uniquely enormous and influential university system in our country. When they do things, many other universities follow suit.

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Just finished up a collection of small paintings, trying to do something with my feelings about the kind of inherent lack of interface between my painting work and the sociopolitical clusterfuck we're living in while I do said painting work.

Still feeling myself out about these, and whether and how well they get where I was aiming.

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If I'm typing a bunch of unix command line stuff trying to figure out the right solution, and I eventually DO figure out the solution, one thing I do when possible is re-run the command with a comment like

$ doing-the-thing.sh # This is the one that actually works

So when I inevitably search my shell command history later, I have nice little notes

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Roses are red
Blood fills the sky
That which is dead
May never die

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roses
violets
abstract concepts now, formless.
the world is dust blowing in ravenous gyres.
the lucky ones are dead.
#HappyValentinesDay

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*slaps roof of a drawer* this bad boy can fit so many bag twisters in it

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I used to think the brain was the most amazing thing in the universe. Then I realised what it was that was telling me that ...

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it's probably nothing, we're probably not living in the first act of a first contact story

probably

egypt.urnash.com/blog/2019/02/

Because, as I realized immediately on hitting play (and as you'll find out if you scroll through the article), it's sampled on my go-to going-to-sleep album

But it turns out that it's very likely the #1 song I've heard the most times!

Initial reaction to seeing it in the list? Mr Acker Bilks? No clue

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