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I'm into Old Norse epic and skaldic poetry.

I'm also into machine learning algorithms and training AIs.

The most immediate synergistic product of these two interests is that my brain short-circuits upon attempts to parse the word "metric".

Realized I never said "unquote" after reciting a famous poem in 10th grade. Sorry if you thought everything I've said since is Shakespeare

The worst thing about crypto bros is they make regular finance bros look not so bad

Flooding is a form of censorship too, and it is at least as widely used as filtering.

How Chinese influencers are dodging YouTube’s anti-propaganda rules
Content from tense frontiers like Xinjiang is being swamped by a litany of rural scenery and delicious food.

restofworld.org/2022/chinese-i

For any trans people who need to hear this:

Your body is beautiful. You're worthy of being desired, if that's something you want.

Whether you choose to transition (and in whatever direction you want), and wherever you are in that process -- you're seen, you are believed, and I'm proud to be your sibling.

When you look in the mirror, you deserve to hear, "Hey, Beautiful." If you don't hear it in your voice, hear it in mine.

Your strength is incredible. You come from a long tradition of transgender people, stretching back to the earliest days of humanity.

Let the haters shout into the void. You don't need to. The Void already loves you. ✨​

(cis people please boost)

Imagine being so old that you forget it's your birthday when you wake up on the morning of your birthday. I'm that old. Happy birthday, me! 🎂🍰

84% of Mastodon users are on the largest 1% of instances
97% are on the largest 5% of instances

analysis by @manlius

Please tell me someone else has done a writeup on the abysmal privacy practices of post.news

I just looked over their policies, and they are execrable. I'd love to not have to write up the main places where they fail, which is why I really hope someone else has done it.

And: Post.news is created by experienced professionals with ample funding. Absent an explanation of why these terms are so bad, it's fair to assume it's intentional.

Jeg må selge i alle fall 6 kattetrykk til for å få gitt tilbake lånet fra folk som trodde jeg kom til å selge masse på marked. Trenger DU en julegave? 600 kr for 1, 1000 kr for 2! + Evt porto om du er utenfor min leveringsrekkevidde i Oslo 😼🙏😅

Good morning! A post just rolled across my fedi-timeline saying not to post about politics on Mastodon, so I'm here to remind you that:

1 "politics" refers to decision-making about how to live together in groups
2 choosing to not participate in political discussion is saying you support the status quo, and is a political stance
3 abstaining from politics because you feel safe from its impacts is a privilege and a choice to abandon your more vulnerable neighbours

Since Mastodon saw its initial popularity circa 2017, I've noticed that most users and those reporting on it either don't think about the Fediverse as anything more than Mastodon, or treat its history as beginning with Eugen Rochko and the beginning of Mastodon. In fact, Mastodon is the latest in a long line of federated social networks, going at least back to Identi.ca, and though I wasn't around for all of it,I find this history pretty interesting. So here's a thread.

@nsqe For the last two years my pinned tweet was this comic by Pontus Lundkvist, about how spreading terrible things online is just helping the bad guys you want to dunk on. For years before that it was another tweet about how this kind of dunking just to show how much better you are than them is exactly what they want.

People never seem to learn. The allure of approval from your peers for being better than "them" is just too great.

Er det innafor å kalle Tesla for Muskvitch nå?
#tesla #norsktut

Can't understand how men are more interested in beautiful-but-disarmingly-down-to-earth women who represented Laoisford in the 2015 Rose Of Ballydunhooley and gave up captaining her local camogie team to focus on volunteering with retired nuns, instead of me, an eternally tired woman sitting in bed wearing granny underpants and a t-shirt, covered in biscuit crumbs, howling on the internet

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Don't ruin thanksgiving by talking about politics. Ruin it by asking that one special academic/writer family member how their manuscript is coming along

Glyn Moody, author of the recent book "Walled Culture":

"… the problem of archiving digital creations is hard enough, but thanks to copyright, it’s often impossible. So much for copyright supporting creativity…"





walledculture.org/digital-book

My colleagues over the train tracks at the University of Oslo (meteorology and oceanography) are looking to hire a PERMANENT research software engineer to support climate activities (with some emphasis on NorESM). Might be if interest to #CESM types. jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs

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