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looking at lapack routines, tag yourself, i'm dpotrf

I love the "this article is a preprint and has not been peer-reviewed [what does this mean?]" part

Like, what *does* "peer" "review" even mean, man?

#GitHub is blocking users based on national origin, citing US trade controls law restrictions....

People from #Iran, #Syria, #Crimea, #Cuba, and North Korea woke up one day to lose access to all their public and private repositories. There's reporting that even people *who traveled* to any of those countries in the last 2 years are losing their data...

And #GitHub has not said ONE WORD ABOUT IT.


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All right, got an e-mail that my MixMatrix package is now on CRAN, if you do stuff with matrix variate distributions, especially mixture modeling or discriminant analysis!

Biostatistics culture is finding an .Rhistory file in every folder on your computer, and not having a clue why there would ever be one there

📁 / 📄 / :rstats: / ⁉️

Unless you're a journal of proctology, please, be careful how your journal title abbreviates "analysis".

Somebody asked about an R package for non-uniformly spaced FFTs - there isn't one. However, there are some C and C++ libraries. It shouldn't be too much work to write an R wrapper that's like the FFTW wrapper, and it would be somewhat useful, but I just don't have the bandwidth right now.

Using pkgdown for package documentation in is suprisingly easy. 5 minutes and the web site is up (if you already have all the documentation).

"A Google employee spoke with the Bay Area Reporter on the condition of anonymity about the current mood among LGBTQ Googlers, saying by phone that, "I'm really worried that they [company leadership] don't know how unsustainable this is. They want to have it both ways: to monetize the engagement that comes from really odious content, but to bear no responsibility for it. And all of us queers who work here see how they're getting away with making money off people who hate us while doing nothing to stop them. Meanwhile, most queer creators' channels are demonetized or marked 'adult' because they use words like 'trans.' Google has no right to be at Pride. They're just capitalists. They don't care."

I feel bad about dunking too hard on an undergrad, but this is horrible writing (and thinking) and while I laud the ambition he probably didn't come close to what he wanted to do, but it's a pretty good effort that probably taught him a lot about the practical nuts and bolts of doing AI.

Wittgenstein's Tractatus visualized as a subway map?! YES!:

Just read toot!'s announcement about blocking gab and I fully support it.

What I don't like is the massed amount soap box suzies whining and complaining that what he's doing is "censorship".
Or "If you block this, how long till you block [utterly unrelated thing]?

Fuck you and fuck nazi's. Block their method of communication, give them no safe space, no where to relax, no allies.

Let them live in perpetual fear that they will be found.

Fuck nazi apologists.

too lazy to figure out how to call this C++ API from C, instead just going to write a bash script that dumps its arguments into the C function and then dumps the output into the C++ program.

bleh, advisor's computer died so he doesn't have comments and edits for these two manuscripts

american christianity 

I'd greatly appreciate it if you took this quick survey to help calibrate something for me - I know it's not the best design for it, but, you know. Probably not going to work well on mobile. Thanks!

eugenics when softened a bit goes down pretty easy in the u.s. because of the fundamental role it has played in the formation of this shitty, shitty country

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