One thing I've come to realise as an adult is that it is absolutely worth it to pay for packing service when moving house

This is such a clean and tidy positive example (featuring 💩 which helps keep it lighthearted) of the alternative to massive generic models

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This is my new favourite story of lovingly constructing a well curated dataset to have a simple, reliable machine learning model (via @rachelcoldicutt@twitter.com) edition.cnn.com/2021/09/09/tec

I'd blame brexit, but three had free roaming well before it was legally required in the EU and this covered lots of non EU countries too

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what's weird about it to me is I'm not even user if it saved money for over the course of a contract, but I was fine with that possibility just so I didn't have to think about it when I was in the US or the EU or Hong Kong or wherever. So disappointed.

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global goroam is the reason I barely shopped around before renewing, for the last 7 years. This is the whole point of @three@twitter.com as far as I'm concerned. At least they aren't screwing me mid contract, but this is so stupid bbc.co.uk/news/technology-5850

welp.
seems like setting up an inside the house quarantine with no notice and a shared loo wasn't something we did well enough (or enough exposure before it was imposed)
Also, not just AZ escaping it seems.
this fucking virus.
it can get in the bin.

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Good afternoon! There is no ethical way to hold an in person conference in the middle of a global pandemic. Thank you for coming to my TED talk.

Like how can anyone think it's sensible to have an international scholarly conference (say @ACMRecSys@twitter.com) in a country that is still on lots of governments don't fly there lists (like NL). Besides the active harm to public health, it is perhaps the least inclusive way to hold a conf

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Not in any way surprised, but the PCR came back positive 😔 turn around time from test taking to getting the results was about 25 hours

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Like how can anyone think it's sensible to have an international scholarly conference (say @ACMRecSys@twitter.com) in a country that is still on lots of governments do fly there lists (like NL). Besides the active harm to public health, it is perhaps the least inclusive way to hold a conf.

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a related though very specific note: I continue to be extremely disappointed at orgs that think it's a good idea to hold international conferences in person again (looking very much at you @ACM@twitter.com and also smaller, I thought you'd be better orgs like @strangeloop_stl@twitter.com)

fuck this virus and all the incompetence that has left it raging for nearly two years

as a note for anyone interested: PCR to confirm will happen later this morning and I had my second dose of AZox in May

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really enjoying this 18 hour and counting low grade migraine. super fun.

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