Warren Lyford Delano, in memoriam mh(-)
Anyway, Warren suffered some sort of mental health breakdown and killed himself 9 years ago come November. I didn't know him in person, but his work changed my life, and very possibly yours, given how widespread it has been used in the biological sciences.
I remember vividly where I was and what I was doing when I learned, some months after the fact, that he'd died. I heard it in a podcast.
The point at which I begin to question anyone's rights of free association (which includes the right to pick whom *not* to associate with) is *very* close to the point at which that someone has sufficient heft to need being regulated (eg, de facto public utility w/ monopoly or monopsony power)
compasses (short version)
Generated using the phonetic vectors originally made for her earlier anthology Articulations, but now she's generating words that do not exist, like Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven's dada poetry
Involves a neural network with four RNNs
Means you can give it random sequences of characters and get a pronunciation, or adding noise to real words to get similar sounding nonsense words
Second system syndrome, maybe. Meritocracy built in reaction to physical prowesses became ultrainsular informationally, with all the leet and such. But it fails as "meritocracy" the basic concept fails, anyway. Because merit's a human concept, not an inherent quality.
It's meaningless until we apply meaning, and that means it's really meaningless. (Unlike, say, "green", which is defined in ways we can confirm with equipment. 'Merit' is way slipperier, IMO.)
@TheGibson If we look at the word, to be radical is simply to to be disposed to look at the root of our problems.
To want a better tomorrow for everyone is a pretty radical position, as it cuts through bogus distinctions of race, status, gender, etc. Also, this has always been a pillar of the hacker culture: competence is essential, everything else accidental.
I've got my hands on some #Ansible caps. Doesn't it look cool? Ok, maybe depends on the wearer, but I'm sure *you* can look cooler in it especially if you're an organizer of Ansible meetups ;) Ping me for details if you have an upcoming meetup in EMEA!
..so now I have to find a pet sitter who would be willing to chill in a nice house with a huge garden 5 minutes of cycling from the city center of Amsterdam, in exchange for walking, feeding and petting an amazing dog. House comes included with food and a bicycle.
It's from August 10 until 16. Any pet sitters here?
traditional gender roles
Other men who say that doing the dishes, vacuuming and other household chores, and taking care of kids is a woman's task, as well as insist that women are the weaker sex, obviously haven't tried being a #stayAtHomeDad and taken care of the household while also caring for and watching over their kid.
This same account has a monster thread about Kodak's nuclear reactor, the International Fixed Calendar, and Project Orion
fdroid meta, even more free software
I'm personally happy with their decision.
But y'know, if you're not? It's still ok. The f-droid app supports multiple repositories. You can always configure it to access /other repositories/ run on other inclusion models!
I do this. My favorite is IzzyOnDroid (https://apt.izzysoft.de/fdroid/index.php) because it finds all sorts of obscure stuff. They also publish an incomplete list of other repositories: https://android.izzysoft.de/articles/named/list-of-fdroid-repos?lang=en
@grainloom I'd even go so far as to say that it's BIOS boot sequence settings that made x86 PC the "people's platform" more than anything else. Not a lot of other computers really have that.
Hey you! Yeah, you, the native #Gàidhlig speaker!
Want to help more people (like me) learn your language?
Then please consider contributing (maybe even being the first contributor) to the duolingo Gàidhlig incubator.
If I can't [fork|federate] it's not my [r]evolution.
"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