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Hey everyone. I am a PhD Student in Computational Linguistics. My main research interest is computational linguistics for under resourced languages. I am particularly interested in computational linguistics for Bantu languages because of the extremely complex morphology that they bring to the table.

I am also doing research in sentiment analysis on stance detection and irony/sarcasm detection. Most of my research is on machine learning approaches.

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A recent article on a big tech news site included this phrase:

"[...] Linux phones like the PinePhone, [...]are full of closed-source firmware from non-open components"

We'd like to clear the record: The #PinePhone has two blobs -- neither runs on the main SoC: One loaded to WiFi/BT module, other enclosed within the cell modem. In the modern world of tech, both blobs are unavoidable.

For an overview from someone with deep knowledge of both the PinePhone and Librem 5:

Surprised that Bandcamp allows user URLs like this wᴡ

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lmao this is a map for all the requests that get filled when you go to The large yellow ball in the center right? That's The Verge. Literally everything else is what the site connects to to track you and serve you ads.

I always knew they were one of the worst offenders around based on the comparison of the load times between adblocker on and adblocker off but this is still fucking ridiculous.

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The Programmers’ Credo: we do these things not because they are easy, but because we thought they were going to be easy


Today's exercise game was: Katamari Damacy.

Rolled up a moon so big I unlocked the last eternal mode.

The King of the Cosmos was pleased. It's so hard to please that guy. Thanks, space dad.

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All my music is now Pay What You Want.

I have this theory that Monetizing My Hobby™️ has sucked all the joy out of it. It changed my mindset from "here's a thing I made, pay if you want" to "here's a thing I made, please pay me for it."

This hasn't worked for me. It doesn't get me the tools I need, and I can't make what I want in that mindset with my current tools. We'll see what happens.

Boost appreciated.

tl;dr version: it looks like I have a functional NVMe drive in my #PinebookPro without any trackpad interference, having folded the ribbon cable, using a little tape, and ignoring two mounting screws.

Longer description of the process and my hacky technique in a blog post (!) at some point this weekend, after I finish setting it up, but have some errands to run right now.

Say 👋 to Nextcloud Hub, a big change for Nextcloud!
🗄 Files - workspaces, file locking
🤖 Flow - automates boring tasks
📝 Built in office
📅 Calendar 2.0: Talk meetings, busy view
📩 Mail 1.0 recognizes itineraries
🗣 Talk brings replies
And much more!

Humanities: the semantic meaning of content warnings might be complex, vary depending on context, and may not be apparent on their face.

Social sciences: people use systems in unique and surprising ways, and biases you bring and impose on your research will blind you to them. You should definitely studies carefully to mitigate that effect.

STEM majors: we had a brain genius idea, ran some stolen info through an algorithm, and came to an infallible conclusion. Where's our money?

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