Carved a fetus pumpkin for my pregnant wife.

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I've had students ask me both to do more applications AND to do more theory in the past week... Scylla and Charybdis...

Woke up at 6am this morning thinking about how my career is a joke. Gotta love applying for jobs...

Thoughts on Badiou? Especially on "Philosophy for Militants?"

Just got back from a really fun and productive workshop at the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge. It was bittersweet though, because I felt inadequate being there.

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TIL In 1975, the women of Iceland went on strike

Like completely

As in not paid work, house work, child-rearing, or anything else expected of women at the time. Most schools closed. Bank execs ended up working teller positions. Flights got cancelled because flight attendants didn't show up

The country basically shut down for a day

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New college courses by a neural net trained on the @UCSanDiego course catalog. I would at least read the syllabus for some of these.

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PRO TIP: to sounds smart say say "telos" instead of "end". For example, "how does my rear telos look in these pants?" "I live on a dead telos street." Etc.

Complaining about CW overuse 

I think I'm actually getting tired of th CWs being used to tell me what's in the toot. Now I have to click on every single toot before I can see any interesting content. Part of this is thst the CWs are often vague, so I have no idea whether or not I want to read a toot. I'm using social media because I want to consume content! I'm following people for a reason!

I'm gonna be real with y'all, one of the things that keeps me on the birdsite is all the awful people. I can go pretty far down the rabbit hole of bad takes (and then hundreds of people agreeing with those bad takes). It hurts so good.

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If your understanding of freedom of speech is ignorant of asymmetric power relationships, freedom and speech will both be short lived. Your platform will be colonized and people of conscience will be evicted

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Trump impersonator reading nonsensical neural net speech 

I fed a neural net 270,000 words of Trump campaign speeches for the New Yorker and nobody can ever make me do it again.

I'm at that point in paper writing where I'm thinking "Everybody already knows this stuff, you're just full of hot air, just shut up and give up."

If anyone here plays "Wordfeud," the Words With Friends ripoff, come find me. My handle is "category theorist," and I will destroy you.

Unless you're really good at Scrabble in which case you will destroy me, but either way it's a good time.

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Morning, beautiful people.

You're doing great. Just keep doing what you're doing. I believe in you.

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