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The other day I was sure I had seen an otter crossing the road, but on second thought, I 


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Why I sometimes reply with image descriptions 

Sometimes when I see a toot with an image I like but it doesn't have a description, I reply with a description. Here's why, if you're curious about that!

(It got too long for toots.)

Post-apocalyptic scenario where people mostly work in manual labour (e.g. smiths, millers) but use today's work titles as names. No more John Smiths working as customer relations managers, it's John Customer Relations Managers working as smiths

"To prove you aren't a robot, perform this tedious repetitive task without questioning or complaining."

you, marveling at a modern smartphone:
isn't it amazing what we can fit in 6 mm?!

me, brain glowing brighter than the sun:
yes. now imagine if we had 12 mm.

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googled the flies i bought, as i know nothing about them except that they are bigger than their famous cousins D. melanogaster, and immediately regretted it

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I'm curious how other fediverse folks are feeling about the ongoing U.S. congressional hearings about Facebook. Thoughts?

I ask because, while I haven't been following them closely, I have the lurking feeling that congress is in danger of responding to all of this with the wrong kind of legislation.

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my name is Andreas, electrical engineer in Germany and i'm working as independent embedded Linux developer and trainer with an emphasis on kernel drivers, realtime and system programming.

In my part-time job i'm working as organic farmer with red deers, bees, pigs, tillage, forest and so on.

My interests are in sustainable technical and/or agricultural systems:
How can we come along with less engergy, raw materials and effort from a wholistic view?



If someone asks you to explain the gap in your resume, just say "I can't answer that without violating an NDA."

It's a really cool way to tell them to fuck off. They don't have to know that the NDA was issued by you to you, and signed by you on behalf of you.

Completing CAPTCHA's always feels like I'm doing someone's homework assignment.

- Select all trucks
- Enter the letters that you see
- What year did Abraham Lincoln...

@janellecshane Do you know of any images or posts I could show a comic artist/storyteller who was asking about overfitting in machine learning? I feel like I've seen some posts *somewhere* about neural networks latching onto "incidental" aspects of training data with amusing results, but my searches are coming up empty.

Middle Earth is in New Zealand, Mad Max is in Australia, therefore...

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I feel like we often don't acknowledge how very strange US grocery store names are. People just think it's normal to shop at a place called Big Bear or Giant Eagle or Piggly Wiggly.

So I used GPT-3 to add to a list of Perfectly Normal grocery stores.

in a way. on the internet we're all rats crawling along a washing line. thinking C'mon!!!! one of these socks has gotta be edible!

Yes, my gender is *spelled* "he, but also they is fine, and really I don't identify super strongly with masculinity but I guess more so than femininity" but it's *pronounced* "he".

another way to think about it is this: an infinite number of monkeys typing randomly at an infinite number of typewriters will eventually produce the complete works of Shakespeare, sure, but they will never produce a single poem by Rumi or Antar, nor a single line from the Vedas or Confucius.

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