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Mid 20s guy from .

Doing an MA in . Wannabe researcher. Currently interested in language variation and construction grammar.

I've a long standing interest in and . Never really became a professional thing, but who knows...

This is a general personal account, so it's eveything goes. That may include rants on , and less frequently, on .

This is hilarious:

> Fans who are attached to her stage name need not worry; the change will instead make her legal name c Boucher instead of Claire Boucher. The c is lower-case and italicized, as per the scientific notation for how quickly light can move in a vacuum. According to Grimes, or as I now like to think of her, 3.00 × 10[^]8 m/s, Musk encouraged the change [... .]

theverge.com/2018/5/19/1737252

Just found my old iPhone 3. It's tiny, but the hand-feel is great.

You know they put a ton of effort in making that original curved back and everything feel just right... then they had to bling it up later and they started this whole trend of aesthetics over ergonomics - form over function.

Anyways, fuck Apple, my point is just that they peaked with the iPhone 3 :P

#PinePhone is the future baby!

In between implementing a USB stack and a bytecode compiler interpreter thing for weird javascript can browsers implement a standard for "f u I don't want your cookies you creep"?

Because it's not exactly fun doing that manually and the sites are still trying to fool you into opting in in nasty deceiving ways.

talk like a pirate day 

copyright law is unethical

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public transportation is infinitely more sustainable than an electric automobile : )

strong opinion 

@cadadr you make a few good points, but i feel, perhaps irrationally, that i'd rather someone pirate my record than be okay with just streaming it

strong opinion 

@jk artists deserve to get paid the same amount as a public servant such as a trash collector

a lot of tech industry people just don't value art, so much so that they starve us of economic resources to survive

things that were already calibrated before the tech industry.

pay me cash for my work, not crumbs from the cheeto bag

curiosity / conundrum of mine: what to make of conlangs? Should they be "first class citizens" in grammatical analysis or in the making of a grammar theory?

I haven't yet looked up scholarship in this area but I'd expect to have encountered a mention of them in my studies so far.

Don't get shamed into disabling your adblocker to "support creators".
Ads pay so little, it really doesn't matter.
If you want to do the financial support, just donate to them. That is the equivalent of multiple thousand ad views.

"As sample size increases, standard error converges to a normal distribution."

Does the word "converge" sound off in there?

Chromium on Linux is listening through your mic, get rid of that garbage straight away: news.softpedia.com/news/google

It strikes me that it shouldn't be possible on any modern OS to access the microphone or camera without a notification, an explicit allowance, and a logfile generated somewhere.

Alright, fresh & fully loaded #Emacs with native compilation enabled. Startup time with my usual config: ~2 seconds. Let's see how stable and fast it is in use...

\infty is one of the worst abbreviations ever.

> [... I]f you’re going to criticise someone else’s study because they’ve used a sample of convenience
[...], at least have the courtesy
to offer a specific theory as to how this might have distorted the results. Remember, everyone in science
is aware of this issue, and does what they can to alleviate it. [...] They just don’t happen to be in possession of the
infinite supply of time and money required to construct the perfect sample.

---Navarro, Danielle. Learning Statistics with R.

Next time you're admiring a billionaire for giving to charity, please stop to think what if they didn't.

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"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko