In case you missed it: I'm using a neural net to generate crochet patterns. Quite a few of them are space-devouring hyperbolic traps.
Results (and amazing test knits) on my birdsite and in the Ravelry LSG thread. Not posted here to avoid spamming you all with patterns. https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/lazy-stupid-and-godless/3775834
@janellecshane sounds pretty cool. What's birdsite?
@jessmahler @janellecshane weird. Very "he who shall not be named". I never really got the whole bowdlerisation of stuff (like "G*n violence"), all you're doing is admitting you can't face up to it while still putting a phrase out that's just as triggering to anyone effected by it.
More pragmatically, people who are effected by it can't effectively filter a dozen different un-sayings. There are things I filter and I'd rather people just said it straight so I can more easily avoid it mechanically.
@kline @jessmahler @janellecshane Another perspective is that it's essentially an anti-SEO technique: you want to discuss someone/something without calling the attention of people who are outside the conversation who might jump in and derail it. That's less of an issue on Mastodon where full-text search is typically not allowed, but it also allows for wordplay and showing disdain.
@janellecshane yay for more hyperbolic geometry!
@janellecshane Unfortunately, one has to sign up and sign in to see anything.
@BasilDragonstrike yeah, and they're closed to new registrations because they're still battling trolls from the time they banned white supremacists.
But you can read them all here too: https://twitter.com/JanelleCShane/status/1147564778136559617
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