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Would anybody have any interest in me tooting out cool papers, preprints, preprints?

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I am new to mastodon and am looking for people in the #writingcommunity

I have successfully migrated off of docker onto podman! I don't know why this makes me so happy but it does!

So this week I learned that the number of nodes in an AST follows a lognormal distribution. This result holds across programming languages.

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Hey why are so many instances closed for new users? Any one you like folks that I can get an invite for?

I seriously recommend anybody reading a quantitative study explore how terms are defined.

Like actually look up what "poverty" "low-income" "affordable" "employed" mean to the author.

Did anyone ever write why a fancier VC-funded company never replaced craigslist?

You don't hate job automation. You hate capitalism.

The more poverty I experience the deeper my commitment towards socialism and expropriation of the wealth of the wealthy.

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when you think about it, the idea that software should scale is actually really weird. "sure this garden is nice, but how nice can it be if it doesn't grow to cover the entire surface of the earth?"

There really needs to be an article pointing out that software does rot, requires regular maintenance, and in that way is similar to traditional engineering of things like bridges and buildings.

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I think it's very useful to consider what makes something a profession vs a trade en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professi

As a follow up, if anyone has great resources on data gathering and consent, I'd love to have them.

Survey paper on Monte-Carlo estimations of Gradient for Machine Learning arxiv.org/abs/1906.10652

Would anyone be interested in reading drafts of a syllabus on AI and Ethics? Warning it's more economics and less transhumanist pablum.

Are there any good words for non-fiction books that are meant more for best-sellers lists than actually informing its reader?

The overlap between people who use tiling window managers and people who use fountain pens is kinda high.

Seriously any socialists out there well-versed in the theory that got bandwidth for a chat?

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