I'm rather enjoying tonality.
I'm just having fun saying ‘我是狐狸！’ over and over.
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it's the common term and it's what people have been trained to use and it simply wouldn't be fair to them and the harm done to me by being called that is less than the unpaid emotional labor I'd be subjecting them to by getting bothered by it.
I much prefer mad, crazy, divergent, maniacal, depressive…mentally ill carries a sense of debilitation and lost agency for me that I simply don't feel.
I am, always have been, and always will be /mad/, but I have only been mentally ill a few times.
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“I do not /have/ a SEVERE MENTAL DEFECT, you apparatchik. I have an intellect that is the equal of any and better than most, work that is challenging by anyone's standards that I do well, and passions surpassing anything in /your/ meager experience.”
Welllll, maybe I'll be a BIT more polite than that. I'd rather they just stick me on the next plane back, not make up an excuse to keep me in detention.
I honestly don't like the term mentally ill. I don't fuss over it because
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I have been feeling increasingly sour about this question on this visa application asking if I have a severe mental defect. I know what they /mean/, but I'm tempted to leave it blank. It rubs me the wrong way. Having to get a letter from a doctor and write a statement saying I won't become a dependency of the state or cause civil unrest rubs me the wrong way.
And if they somehow find out and ask me why I didn't fill it in, I shall answer them quite honestly:
Having to debug stuff in FreeBSD is always such a pain.
I would say it's just because I'm so much more familiar with Linux
…but I never have these problems with OpenBSD. OpenBSD is /so/ much less clunky and clumsy feeling for me.
I really dislike 'install-deps' scripts. They're fragile.
They require running a random script as root, particularly if they're not transparent.
And I'd much rather have a list of all packages a system depends on enumerated by /source/.
Lessons the tech industry needs to learn:
1) you are not steve jobs
2) steve jobs wasn't steve jobs either
3) you don't really want to be steve jobs anyway
4) he sucks
I want a world without marginalized groups.
I will never understand people who get disapprovingly angry with me over enjoying storms, tornado warnings, etc.
It's not like the high wind only exists /because/ I enjoy it.
If something destructive is going to happen anyway, having some people enjoy it for reasons independent of the destructive outcome seems strictly preferable to having nobody enjoy it.
Well that's annoying. I thought symmetry had got out of the habit of pushing the butter dish off the table.
..Durian Coffee exists.
it doesn't surprise me that people eat Durian. I eat Durian when I can get it.
It surprises me that anyone would want to mix it with coffee!
I want my enemies to live forever. If they live long enough, they won't be my enemies anymore.
I want everyone to live forever. If we live long enough, we'll find ways to live together.
Why is there not an okra emoji? I eat way more okra than I do eggplant.
…mostly because I love putting okra in soup.
QUICK SURVEY (please share)
If you were asked to capture a QR code (right this second) could you do so effectively?
wired: ml=machine learning
inspired: the glorious revolutionary ideology of machineism-learningism
Yes. I do not believe you can /steal/ scientific or engineering information. It's /there/. /In the World/. The common heritage of all people!
Well. Okay. You could /steal/ it in one way.
You could lock it up and keep it secret and thus /steal/ it from all people.
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Also, even apart from the Russian mob bribing people or liberating information through direct cyberattack, machine learning that's kept secret is ultimately dependent on the math and computing that's done. Seeing what people use it for and don't use it for will give a good 'outline' of what techniques they're using and make it fairly likely someone else will discover it pretty soon.