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My fiance made a cool little house out of spare cardboard boxes
I'm a current PhD student at Edinburgh Uni, studying the learning dynamic of artificial neural text models. Information about me aside from that:
- I have a condition that makes it painful to type or write. I dictate all my code and interactions with dragon, talon, and voicecode.
- I play roller derby! My name is Gaussian Retribution. I'm back on skates from months of coalescing after tripping over the flower girl at a wedding.
- 🏳️🌈 ♿ 🔯
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broke: arranging your schedule so you only have to come to campus twice a week
woke: arranging your schedule so you have to come to campus every single morning, in an attempt to be "productive"
bespoke: no one has seen you in years. junior grad students doubt your existence. whenever you are spoken of, the fluorescent light over your cobwebbed desk space in the shared office flickers. on the department website, your name links to a page that clearly hasn't been updated since 2010.
Note: I've got 4 questions associated with Christmas in some way.
If anyone has other holiday trivia not associated with Christmas I'd GREATLY appreciated it.
Hi all. I'm a grad school dropout with a BA in History. I still enjoy engaging in academic discussion, and I'm hoping for the opportunity to do that here. My areas of interest include historiography, methods, early modern atlantic world, borderlands, and colonial and early america. Right now I'm reacquainting myself with normative literature. I also work in IT for a university. I like dogs, technology, hiking, disney, politics/current events, and beer. Glad to meet you all!
Forgot how hard it is to find rooms in the informatics buildings. There's informatics west and informatics east. The professor wrote that the class was in informatics west while his office was in informatics.
I assumed that meant his office was in informatics east. E.g. East is the normal informatics building and west is exceptional. Turns out they were in the same building.
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I was literally coding my own infinitely expanding xml attack in my python music informatics project.
It works a little better now that I caught that down from running out of ram on my 80 gig machine to a cool 800 mb. Haha *sheepishly keeps coding*
@cattebune holy fuck everyone except me has so much computing just fuckin lying around
i mean, i have a 64gb SD card i can tape to a balloon and hope it ends up in the cloud
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Just got gnasty gnorc! Yes!
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I think Michelle McSweeny does a much better job of explaining linguistic phenomenon on subtext than John McWorter does on lexicon valley. McWorter seems to say a lot of things based upon a hunch. I imagine he has research to back it up but it's not evident from the way he presents it.
PhD Student of Computational Linguistics at Indiana University
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