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

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

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

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

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scikit-learn tutorial Show more


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.


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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.

FaceBook page for Hermead

Hermead Editions for Sale

I also write and post lyric poems every day.

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... #linguistics

the bee movie trailer but it's in old english Show more

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! 😉

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Just said 'Yo' incredulously to the wall I bumped into.

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Scholar Social

Federated microblogging for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities in academia, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"An academic microblog that you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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