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Jet Lag

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I had some important research to do on proposed interstellar space missions, basketball statistics, canceled skyscrapers, and every article linked from "Women in warfare and the military in the 19th century."
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wreichard
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I can read about shipwrecks forever. I'm not proud.
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zipcube
2 days ago
same but plane crashes
wreichard
1 day ago
I could see myself, uh, going down that path.
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alt-text: I had some important research to do on proposed interstellar space missions, basketball statistics, canceled skyscrapers, and every article linked from "Women in warfare and the military in the 19th century."
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hannahdraper
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it me
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Covarr
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I can usually avoid following too many Wikipedia links deep into the night. TV Tropes, on the other hand...
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zippy72
13 hours ago
/me shudders, remembering...

Machine Learning

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The pile gets soaked with data and starts to get mushy over time, so it's technically recurrent.
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tante
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Actual illustration of how current machine learning (and AI systems) work
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growler
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Всё так
jimwise
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Lol
francisga
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This is actually exactly how Machine Learning works...
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The pile gets soaked with data and starts to get mushy over time, so it's technically recurrent.

wadewilson-parker: Tony Stark : mythbuster The Unbeatable...

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Tony Stark : mythbuster

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015) #19

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Before we all fall mouth first on George Bush Jr.'s knob over his brave stance as an ex-president to support the first fucking Amendment to the motherfucking US Constitution, lets all take a moment to google Helen Thomas and Jeff Gannon. He was always a trial puppet for this asshole. And Trump might be a trial for the next one! Don't be nice to Bush II, or you might have to talk about how statesman like Trump was in 12 years.

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George W. Bush is an idiot and evil, and accepting him was the first step these racists made to getting the current racist in office.

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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Anti-Theodicy

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Click here to go see the bonus panel!

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I think you could do an entirely novel exegesis of the Old Testament based around this premise.

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Hey! Geeks of London! Come see me, March 25th, at Imperial.

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:-)

Thanks Mom!

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I started thinking about the history of my first PC recently while reading Fire in the Valley, a book on the history of the PC revolution.

On Christmas in 1995, I unwrapped a shiny new IBM Aptiva. Much to my delight, my mom had gifted me my first PC.

Each time I've thought about my mom making this purchase, it's been thru the lens of someone looking back in time. Reading Fire in the Valley reminded me that I'd never before put myself in my mom's perspective and thought about her making the decision within the context of being a parent without a technical background in 1995.

So, I asked my mom about the purchase. And since it's 2016, I asked over text message. Below is our conversation:

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...And this is where we end.

To bring this story full circle, this year for Christmas I bought my mom her first MacBook Pro.

Thanks mom!

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skittone
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So sweet. She bought her kid a computer that she didn't really understand herself, because she thought it would be important later. Awesome.
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codesujal
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This is a wonderful story... #fb
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It's kinda dusty in here
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