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People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it’s the other way around. TERRY PRATCHETT

If we called it “applied statistics” instead of “machine learning” or “artificial intelligence” we’d probably get fewer people asking if the computer is alive.

Intellectuals (teachers, professors, scientists, artists) are working class. This is not always obvious or enough highlighted.

an “in this house we believe” board that live updates with your toddler’s misconceptions

In case you wondered what it takes for me to make a voluntary phone call, it’s charging me $6.50 usd for late payment of a bill which you never sent me.

In conclusion, fuck AT&T into a smoldering crater.

Somewhere in a multiverse nearby is a Star Wars prequel trilogy where "Darth Vader" starts out as a Batman persona that straight-shooting lawman Anakin Skywalker uses to scare criminals, and slowly turns into an actual fascist as he begins to prefer being his alter ego, and the whole thing is so well written that it makes young white American men reconsider the social implications of their preferred media diet.

But in this 'verse, we get the cinematic heroes we deserve, and we've been very bad.

Slid outside of my Ragerton Window, couldn’t manage to work today.

I wanna see how far this poll can go, vote and then boost please! 🌐

How long have you been in the fediverse?

Comment if timeframe is not listed!

Stop Doing Social Media

• Thoughts Were Not Supposed To Be Given Likes
• Years Of Posting yet No Real World Use for sharing further than your Friends
• Want to share something widely anyway, for a laugh? We had a tool for that: it was called Chain Emails

etc

Idea: Gaming hardware brands but instead of "Vengeance", "Fury", "Hyper-X", "TUF", "Crosshair", "Dark Hero" etc etc, they're called things like "Rapscallion", "Roughian", "Scallywag", "Miscreant", "Brute" etc etc

I kind of hate that one of the biggest things that federated environments seem to have given up on was OpenID (or just allowing self-identification). I do NOT want to have to sign up again and again and again and again. (jacky.wtf/2022/7/PxHA)

That moment when you realize the US is to Mountain Dew what Japan is to Kit-Kat.

@selfsame@tiny.tilde.website allow me to present my latest work: 'comet guy'

animated in blender with geometry nodes and the ClayDoh shader. music 'looptober 2020 #15' by me, selfsame

The kiddo just started talking about going at “the speed of light plus one”.

I’m now trying to explain causality violation.

Anyway no big deal but here's a demonstration of Mozilla's serverless. client-side-only live text translation technology.

mozilla.github.io/translate/

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The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.