Kajo

@Kajo@beehaw.org

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Kajo, (edited )

I think it’s a more global movement.

When I was recruited at my university in the early 2000s, every teacher had an ftp-accessible space with an http address like myuni.edu/~myname. The more techie ones did html, the fancier ones even added css. Muggles would export html from a Word document.

Then one day, the IT department decided to replace this with a “learning management system”. A wysiwyg platform with dozens of modules for videoconferencing courses, homework submission, online exams, and so forth.

Except that the user (the teacher) no longer has control over his or her personal space.

Kajo,

I understand the statement is about in-game stuff, but I’m guessing a lot of game developers have been using GitHub Copilot and this kind of “AI tools” for months.

Kajo,

It’s quite old: The Black Company by Glen Cook

Kajo,

Psaum for the Wild-Built and A Prayer for the Crown-Shy by Becky Chambers.

After these, I read all her books this year.

Kajo,

Yeah, you’re right, it doesn’t make sense to say that O(f(n)) is good or bad for any algorithm. It must be compared to the complexity of other algorithms which solve the same problem in the same conditions.

Kajo, (edited )

It’s not the best idea to call it SVD, as it already stands for Singular Value Decomposition.

Kajo,

Singular Value Decomposition is widely used in machine learning, image processing, natural language processing, recommender algorithms…

Stable Video Diffusion is a good marketing name, but SVD is quite confusing from an academic point of view.

Kajo,

This is the time of the year when I teach to students as part of a work-study program. I like this profile: they’re less academic, more autonomous and mature. What’s more, in this program, there’s much less reproduction of elite classes than you see with other diplomas. It makes my work more meaningful.

On a more personal note, I started taking PrEP treatment on Friday. It’s rather reassuring when I have fun with other boys (like today) to have this double protection with the condom.

Kajo,

Not much to complain about, we’re having a nice September. /s

Kajo,

It’s quite common in the parks and gardens in the South of France, where it’s nicknamed “rince-bouteille” (bottle rincer). I didn’t know it came from Australia.

Kajo,

I just checked: there’s absolutely no problem with this one. And even better: it produces a lot of nectar for the European bees.

Kajo,

They have 300 facial expressions for that.

Kajo,

My niece, who disappeared months ago (she lives off grid, in an anarchist community), has reappeared. I’m going to spend the day with her.

Apart from that, I’m using my vacations to help my partner in her craft business to prepare a fan convention.

How do you understand federation?

I don’t really want a definition of what the fediverse should be or was initially envisioned to be. I just want to understand how people actually use it. I started wondering because I felt the talks about its current state and growth stumble in invisible misunderstandings about the basic nature of what we are using or how we...

Kajo, (edited )

As a user, I see federation as a system in which one login gives you access to several forums. A bit like Discord, except that Discord is more like chat rooms (the decentralized architecture is not my point).

For me this is a nice but useless feature. I don’t mind having several accounts on several servers, I have a password manager.

And, actually, even in the fediverse, I have several accounts to limit the risk of doxing. I can talk about intimate stuff on beehaw (like being bisexual), because I’m someone else on other instance(s) when I talk about the subject of my PhD or my projects on GitHub.

Kajo,

Because they don’t need to, as long as we keep believing their nice promises without looking if their old promises have been kept.

Kajo,

My partner is a craftswoman, and she’ll soon be taking part in a fair. She does it 5-6 times a year, and during those times, I spend a lot of my free time assembling and sewing for her.

It’s during these times that I watch to old series (actually, I’m more listening than watching). Right now, it’s Supernatural. I didn’t watch it with any regularity when it first came out.

Kajo,

In a recent interview, Yara El-Ghadban (Palestinian-Canadian novelist, with a PhD in anthropology) made an interesting answer to this recurring question: by asking her “do you condemn Hamas?”, the interviewer was questioning her humanity, and she didn’t have to prove or justify her humanity.

I find this point of view interesting, because it turns the question on its head. Since the answer is obvious, what does it mean to ask this question, and why is it only asked of certain people?

Kajo,

I promise myself a reward, something a bit unusual that will directly activates the reward circuit, like a handcrafted pastry from a good bakery.

Kajo, (edited )

This news must be read in the French political context, where far-right ideas are corrupting the minds and islamophobia is the legal face of racism.

It’s also a way for the government to divide the left, accusing it to promote islamist terrorism (which is obviously a fake).

Anybody else here dislike how beehaw is becoming a bit of a hub for the israel-palestine talk?

I don’t wanna dive super deep into this, but ever since the news broke it feels like this place has become a hub for shit-flinging from literally everybody about the topic. Sure, I’ve seen some nuanced opinions and some people attempting to have a normal human conversation, but I just dislike people using this particular...

Kajo,

Indeed, but maybe it’s a chance to be exemplary, by spreading moderate and compassionate words (for all victims, on both sides).

My only concern is the mental health of the fellow beeples who chose this instance because they needed a bubble of kindness, far for the cruel real world.

Kajo,

This is a loophole that the Minister of the Interior has been discovering and exploiting for months: he does something whose legality is highly questionable (like banning a demonstration), and by the time his decision is legally challenged and overturned, he’s got what he wanted and there are no legal consequences for him.

Kajo,

I don’t know what’s worse: never having eaten plum pie, or knowing it’s going to take a year to eat some again.

There are fancy recipes, but I cook as my grandma teached my mom: a rustic pie with shortcrust and plums.

The secret is to prevent the juice to soak the dough. So you slightly precook the shortcrust, and you put the half plums with the skin on the bottom (so the skin acts as a little cup for the juice).

When the pie is ready, you can sprinkle the pie with powdered sugar if you like.

Kajo,

Seven years and now you’re living alone, I hope you don’t feel too lonely? Do you see other friends? Plan to find another roomate? Or a pet?

Kajo,

I’m sorry to read that. I’ve seen in other posts you’re jew, and living in Israel. I can’t imagine how hard is it. I hope things will calm down and you’ll find peace.

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