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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politics, The Jews™ Show more
You are a Jewish lefty organization. Congratulations! Pick one of the following to repeat forever:
- "Real left antisemitism exists, but this case is a smear!"
- "Disingenuous claims of left antisemitism exist, but this case is real!"
EU pol, but this might be important for the internet as a whole Show more
Oh joy, the EU is making things worse :/
Cory Doctorow: Disruption for Thee, but Not for Me
(submitted by cribbles)
Surely You’re a Creep, Mr. Feynman
(submitted by akbarnama)
'The case for inbox infinity'
"All of these coping mechanisms are inferior to one simple solution: inbox infinity. Adopting inbox infinity means accepting the fact that there will be an endless, growing amount of email in your inbox every day, most of which you will never address or even see. It’s about letting email messages wash over you, responding to the ones you can, but ignoring most."
Makes me curious how my fediverse friends handle the onslaught of emails...
Seriously people we need to make "It is false and defamatory to suggest that X Y" into a meme:
Tennessee doctors earn big money denying disability claims
(submitted by howard941)
subscription-based music services stink Show more
I'm finding myself very annoyed with spotify. Lots of music I loved as a teenager just isn't available in streamed collections so my listening habits are really moving away from nostalgia. Anyway here's a song I loved when I was 14 that is annoying for me to find now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rmHFHA8BhY
Roller derby name: Gaussian Retribution.
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