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RT from Iva Dixit (@ivadixit)

I’m just remembering that my second year in America, someone asked me to “validate their parking,” which was my first time hearing the phrase, and after blinking stupidly in silence for a full five seconds I said “Well parking is really hard but I’m sure you did it really well”

Original tweet : twitter.com/ivadixit/status/14

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To be clear, we should have both kinds of criminal justice: criminal sanctions against corporate crimes - but also criminal sanctions against the living, breathing human beings who direct them.

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My cofounder Maria and I have released NLPiA 2e book for early access at manning.com . It's half off for fediverse friends (actually anyone with discount code mllane3 ). @manning

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If there is anyone here who'd like to work with me as a Research Associate from 1 Jan 2022 until 31 July 2023 or for a shorter period, full-time or part-time, please let me know.

Closing date is 13 Oct, no applicants so far so I will re-advertise if needed.

The post is on a research project at the intersection of embedded systems (SW&HW), programming languages, compilers, runtime systems and type theory. So if you know about any of these areas, it may suit you.

jobs.ac.uk/job/CJE549/research

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"[...] Facebook sent me a cease-and-desist letter. The company demanded that I take down the tool. It also told me that it had permanently disabled my Facebook account ... Pointing to a provision in its terms of service that purports to bind even former users of Facebook, Facebook also demanded that I never again create a tool that interacts with Facebook or its many other services in any way."

jwz.org/blog/2021/10/unfollow-

(Note: No need to share that you deleted your account, sport. So did I.)

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Any recommendations for books or articles on maintaining large knowledge graphs? I'm interested in how to grow them over time without it becoming a mess no one understands. Relying on discipline isn't an actual strategy, and I wanna nip this in the bud. 

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RT @clundoff
Ran across this “delightful” rant in the back of the ULINE catalogue from one of the company’s owners and went down the rabbit hole of discovering that, among other things, they helped fund Jan. 6th. Won’t be ordering from them again. 😡#boycottuline wisconsinexaminer.com/2021/03/

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the non-alpha live version will feature electric cello and vocals by my extremely talented friends who are jamming with my during my first show 😭 🙏

if youre in nyc come through! withfriends.co/event/12661166/

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i've seen key=value arguments, i've seen -dashed unix style arguments, i've seen colons, i've seen equals signs, i think the order you pass the arguments *matters* which makes them less parameters and more... a command language? i have a friend who insists that there is coherence and consistency and even beauty to all of this but i am certain my friend is a liar.

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@hobson Telling indeed. I could imagine that maintenance cost could be the key point. Cost of energy might also differ greatly by region. If your main base is located next to a large, productive solar array energy can be had for a significant discount and you might own the assets producing the energy outright. It's a start and exciting to watch where this is going.

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Very interested to see the economics of these aircraft. Could be a door opener for many new airlines providing service to an under-served market at very affordable prices. Got some areas in mind where a small fleet of electric 9 seater planes running off cheap to free renewable energy with the lower maintenance cost of electric engines would probably dominate the emerging regional market.

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Project idea: Social Experiment Chat

Anonymous chat over tor without any usernames at all. The entire site immediately freezes and stops taking input forever the first time anyone drops an F-bomb. After that it remains statically published as a testament.

Site is called "Nice Things".

Project is called, "This is why we can't have nice things".

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When you buy a pot of basil, you are not buying one plant, but a tightly sown clump of more than 20 seedlings.

This gives the appearance of an extremely healthy, bushy plant, which looks great on the shelf. But the reality is that these seedlings soon start to compete with each other for space, causing the plants in the clump to succumb to lack nutrients.

To fix this, take the clump of plants and divide the root ball into quarters by gently tearing it apart with your fingers.

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@alexandra Owning your own modem / flashing it with OpenWRT is very strongly recommended.

@novimatrem

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It’s almost like ppl say the opposite of what they like or mean online. Yet you participate in society, curious!

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Given that I am at a cross-roads career-wise:

Any good advice on starting an ethical small-tech company?
Any ethical small-tech companies looking to hire a 100% remote (but preferably only ~20h/week) software architect/engineer/developer/admin (Can code in PHP, esp. Symfony, Java, and Bash; workable knowledge in Python, and Kotlin; really intrigued by Rust (but needs a few good kicks to the butt); can be convinced to learn Erlang; Extensive admin knowledge with GNU/Linux, Ansible, server hardening, incl. Apache, Postfix/Dovecot, and Graphite/StatsD; workable knowledge in ejabberd, djbdns, wordpress, mediawiki)

Post semi-triggered by @aral https://mastodon.ar.al/@aral/107047446146584167

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Whelp, enough of this Internet drama. Gonna listen to the audio book of Unauthorized Bread, a story by Cory Doctorow about when a tech company shuts down then all their online services are gone and people have learn to live without them by hacking their own stuff.

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Just got this notification in an email. Unless this is an old breach this means LinkedIn
is keeping data from deleted accounts because I deleted my account a couple of years ago.

haveibeenpwned.com

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