Just a reminder, UK folks: I run a wiki about places to pass on things that you no longer need. It's called Pass It On.
I'm always looking for SPECIFIC, GENUINE and RECENT examples of charities/other orgs that will take things that might otherwise go to landfill.
Please, no hearsay or vague recommendations. But if YOU PERSONALLY have got a charity to take something IN THE RECENT PAST, I am desperate to hear about it.
Not actually designed for Mermay, but here’s a chart I made by encoding the word “mermaid” back in 2018. It can be used for knitting or any craft that uses a square grid for designing.
"Yes?" says the knitter, startled but polite, "seventy-five, seventy-six—just a moment till I get to the end of my row—seventy-seven, seventy-eight—yes," she says, looking up brightly, "it's all right now. What were you saying?" But of course one has forgotten or no longer cares.
my housemate: is Tom [my partner] on night shifts? we want to do some strimming but don't want to wake him
me: yeah he went to bed like an hour ago, don't wake him up
housemate: okay! *goes into garden* *slams back door* *stands below our bedroom window and yells at partner who's at the other end of the garden* WE CAN'T DO ANY STRIMMING BECAUSE TOM'S ASLEEP
In which a neural net prompted with NOAA's Atlantic Basin Storm Name Pronunciations guide further erodes the already tenuous link between English spelling and pronunciation
I gave a set of 2020 headlines to the neural net GPT-3, whose training data cut off in October 2019.
Having never seen 2020, it tried to predict what headlines are next on the list.
what inception level is gpt-3 describing a meme from 2019 in a pseudo-chaucerian poetry form from late 2016?
Seems like nobody is thrilled at the #nhm's new director. They claim they're for diversity but the white men who run it keep hiring other white men. The museum keeps modelling itself on brainless soulless corporations and I don't think that's compatible with their values. Certainly decolonisation is not going to be on their radar beyond lip service. I wonder what it would take for him to step down and be replaced with someone more appropriate.
I used the neural net GPT-2 to generate some April Fools pranks.
conveniently they're all pranks you play on yourself. or possibly solo performance art.
I searched for "pandas" (the python library)... I have absolutely no idea where "people" came from
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