Also yesterday I learned of a truly terrifying organism called the monkey puzzle tree, which looks like a huge branching eldritch horror.
Its leaves are sharp and shaped like scales, and are clustered around each branch, making a terrible prickly tentacle.
Standing under it is immensely frightening and they're endangered and I'm going to give my life to their conservation
Hi I’m Zoë, gardener and keep at queer.garden (a tiny Mastodon instance). I’m a non-binary lady from the Netherlands who’s figuring out where to go next in life.
During work hours I make sure my company’s application can be used by everyone—specialising in accessibility.
In my spare time I love to cycle and take photographs. Some of which you can admire every morning when I send a good morning toot into the world.
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Massachusetts, it’s time to stop face surveillance. Somerville did it last week. Time for the state to follow. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/07/victory-somerville-massachusetts-stands-stop-face-surveillance
"Nobody talks about the real reason to use Tabs over Spaces"
This is a pretty compelling reason. Esp. if you are writing open source code.
Not sure why but a year or two ago I found that picture hysterical, and your "burger…" just triggered the memory, so… thanks, I guess?
there are no imaginable tech solutions that are gonna do jack shit about the things that are ACTUALLY hard about translation. if we had strong AI, the impact that would have on computer translation is... downloadable interpreters. interpreters that can be spun up wherever you need them.
they would be about as good (which is to say, about as bad! they would make errors!) as a human, POSSIBLY faster if the hardware was unimaginably improved, and they would only be able to translate between already-documented languages.
MAYBE we could program them to learn new languages quickly — you know, the way humans do in immersion environments — and begin the documentation of languages they encounter while in the field.
but interpreting unencountered languages on the spot? are you fucking kidding me? that's a Speak In Tongues spell, that problem is in principle intractable
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