@thomasfuchs now there's a hoopy frood that knows where his towel is
@zajo a silly amount of decongestant helps, but yeah not flying would be best
Asylum / good praxis Show more
A church in Den Haag has been having an ongoing church service that started on 26 October. This is because Dutch cops aren't allowed to deport people who are at church and they're protecting an asylum-seeker family with credible threats to their lives. https://www.protestantsekerkdenhaag.nl/churchasylum/
This is what church ought to be for. IMO. They're taking donations and looking for volunteers as there must always be at least two people present for the service to continue.
@scollonp Yeah, sometimes falling asleep is easier than STAYING asleep...which in itself is nuts
I don't understand why people are surprised by this. AIs are written by people with bias, tested by people with bias, and trained on data sets that contain biases. Why are we shocked that the AIs end up biased? Seems a foregone conclusion to me until we can figure out a better way for them to work.
trans rights Show more
"1,600 Scientists Just Signed A Letter Opposing A Legal Definition Of A Gender Binary" https://www.buzzfeednews.com/amphtml/azeenghorayshi/scientists-vs-gender-binary
(continued)re: learning to program as a student:
-Stop comparing your learning progress to others.. it's not a race. There will always be someone better and more knowledgeable than you especially when it comes to specialised interests.
-do take a moment to celebrate the small wins, e.g. "look how far I've come since the start of the year!"
-encourage others with their learning progress too.
-avoid coders who are arseholes to newbies
-find role models/mentor other students/join study groups.
@brandon I feel your pain. Having binocular vision impairments was a childhood full of "magic 3D" stereograms I could never decode.
To say nothing of 3D movies that just cause eyestrain headaches
@measlytwerp zip ties: for when duct tape is too messy
Software developer, tech tinkerer, and doesn't afraid of anything.
Just trying to leave the world a modicum better than I found it.
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