Prismo is open to signups now! The first instance is prismo.news . I may setup one later today too.

I created an Open Source Hardware (OSHW) custom emoji if anyone is interested.

The Girl Scouts of Western Washington were offered $100,000 on the condition that the donation "will not be used to support transgender girls". They sent the money back, held a fundraising campaign, and raised$300,000. #ForEVERYGirl

latimes.com/nation/la-na-girl-

Remember when it was the '00s and "burning CDs" was a thing and you sometimes needed third-party software for that and one of them was called "Nero Burning ROM"

I literally *just* got that pun

Instead of nitpicking someone's grammar, try literally any other hobby t.co/iOPiUTg2aT #linguistics

Before doing anything intelligent with "AI", do the unintelligent version fast and at scale.
At worst you understand the limits of a simplistic approach and what complexities you need to handle.
At best you realize you don't need the overhead of intelligence.

I am Simon Seamount. I earned a MS in Geographic Information Science. I work as a cartographer, and write epic poetry.

My pen name is Surazeus. I wrote an epic poem about philosophers called Hermead that presents the lives and ideas of 26 ancient philosophers in 126,680 lines of blank verse.

I also write and post lyric poems every day.
surazeus.blogspot.com

Went to an interesting talk today about multi-hop reasoning on knowledge graphs using surface language. (E.g. how do you reason using the language that is on the page or in the air when the reasoning involved requires multiple inferences). The gist was that it doesn't work well if the error rate of mapping onto the meanings is much above 0 (one tenth of one percent was too much error for three hops). Pretty cool stuff to think about for creating implicature mining systems.

📷 “X is a made up word.” Please, tell me more about the all natural words that grew on the word bushes... t.co/itgCz4eLt4 #linguistics

Hi everyone,

I am a PhD student in social anthropology. I come from Italy but I study in Germany.

I have heard about Mastodon five minutes ago and I am just trying to understand how does it work.

Hi Folks, I'm an older computer guy currently going through the process of maybe eventually getting my CISSP, plus other forms of continual education in the information security field.

Hope to meet other infosec people on here and exchange what I know with what they know!

I also am a bit of a jack of all trades, so I know enough about a wide variety of topics to get myself in trouble.

Here to learn! 😉