Info for new users: if possible, please add a quick description to the images you're posting, it helps our friends who user some #Accessibility tools like screenreaders! Most apps have support for it, the webview definitely does, and it doesn't need to be too much info.
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Make sure to stick around for a while. It isn't like other sites, so your experience will be way different.
But I promise with time it will be better.
Looks like I'll be switching over to Syncthing/Nextcloud sooner than I thought:
Use Dropbox on Linux? If you use any filesystem than unencrypted ext4, they're dropping support for your system in November: https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Syncing-and-uploads/Linux-Dropbox-client-warn-me-that-it-ll-stop-syncing-in-Nov-why/m-p/290065/highlight/true#M42255
So, we got to the phase of having papers about sentiment recognition in Mastodon?
Feynman technique - a simple and powerful way to rapidly learn and retain new concepts.
1. Write down the name of concept you're trying to learn.
2. Explain it in plain English, as if you were teaching it to a new student.
3. Identify things you couldn't explain well, re-read the source material and research them. Try explaining again until these knowledge gaps are gone.
4. Simplify your explanation, get rid of technical terms and use simple analogies. ELI5.
With the death of CrashPlan, we had to move our backups elsewhere. Ended up using restic, rclone, Google Cloud Storage, and others to get it done, and it's working great so far.
Wrote up the process as a (work-in-progress) blog post here, if there's any interest:
Fun fact, Google has a 12 month, $300 credit for their cloud services, so depending on your storage needs, you can get free backups for a year.
🔁 RT @firstname.lastname@example.org
Today we remember Alan Turing (23 June 1912 - 7 June 1954). Scientist, mathematician, cryptanalyst, theoretical biologist & the father of computer science and artificial intelligence.
A live microphone in your home they said, responds to your commands to order more detergent they said, the future they said... Show more
"productivity in the wrong direction isn’t worth anything at all. Think more about what to work on."
So I was wondering about the use of ‘hermanos’ for ‘siblings’, and it looks like latin languages don't have an equivalent.
And then I wondered why the english word didn't resemble the german word [that I know] - ‘geschwister’.
And then it turned out that ‘siblings’ is that rareſt of rarities: An english word that's actually english:
c1000 Ælfric Genesis xix. 12 Hæfst þu suna oððe dohtra on þisre byrig..oððe ænigne sibling?
@ColinTheMathmo I'll admit, kind of envious that mathstodon has inline latex support 👌
"Most Facebook users should assume they have had their public info scraped" - https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/04/04/facebook-most-people-could-have-had-their-public-profile-scraped.html
Is this not obvious?
PhD Student @ BYU IDeA Labs | Dir. of Engineering @ AHT.ai
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