For now, I will keep the site closed for registrations; but everyone can independently invite people to join using the following link to generate an invite:
If you know someone who wants to join this instance, then please do give them an invite!
Consider the instance open for those who know anyone on IDF.social.
"Sense of community" and an initial seed of some 40 IR researchers should be enough to keep those spammers out of here and still grow the club!
Computer scientist 👨🏫 with main focus on Information Retrieval 📄
Also interested in Data Science / Big Data 💾
In the previous millennium a PhD on Multimedia Databases 🎥 (Yes that was a respectable research topic once upon a time pre-birdsite!)
#sigir is my academic home.
Entrepreneur: co-founder of #spinque (spinque.com)
Knowledge frees humanity.
Thank you, corpus of Visual Metaphores!
Inaugural toots on idf.social using a photo of lunch with Nick Belkin after attending the now Dr. Hugo Huurdeman defense.
What the FLoC?!
Here’s how not to opt-in to Google’s FLoC:
Don’t load untrusted third-party content that might get classified as an ad (only applies during the origin trial)
Don’t call document.interestCohort(), and don’t load third-party scripts that might call it either.
Misinformation about Permissions Policy and FLoC - Seirdy
Goede column Sheila Sitalsing over fraude obsessie, SyRi, hardleers Rotterdam. "Hoedt u voor regenten met een computer." https://www.volkskrant.nl/cs-b30d0f71
(Context: Allekabels gehackt, brengen verklaring naar buiten dat ze nu niet meer gekraakt kunnen worden vanwege hun datakluis systeem :-))
Song of the day!!!
Related, very exciting: a full Jupyter notebook including #Python and Numpy and math libs running *entirely* in browser—no server.
They compiled the Python runtime plus and Numpy and FORTRAN libs to #WebAssembly. It all runs in your browser.
This is kind of the opposite route from Gitpod, whom you go to to reduce the burden of server config and management. With things like #JupyterLite, you minimize build/config problems *and* keep your computers.
📝New blog post 🎉
➡️ JS to AssemblyScript
➡️ Benchmarking & Profiling
➡️ Debugging the runtime
➡️ Comparing file size
➡️ also feat Rust & C++
Niels Niessen in de Volkskrant:
"De redenering van veel universiteiten tijdens de eerste lockdown was: het onderwijs en tentamens moeten zo normaal mogelijk doorgang vinden. De redenering had ook kunnen zijn: als universiteit willen we allereerst een sociaal veilige omgeving creëren. Studenten thuis surveilleren hoort daar niet bij."
@IPFS@twitter.com @KiwixOffline@twitter.com Thanks for IPFS & OpenZIM teams' hard work! If you are a Chinese user, There is a simple tutorial to help you begin to use Wikipedia on IPFS now.
Microsoft buys Nuance
Clearly, owning speech tech is considered a key ingrediënt in AI future.
Risk of using a library without too much thinking: https://tanelp.github.io/posts/a-bug-that-plagues-thousands-of-open-source-ml-projects/
CfP: SIGIR 2021 Workshop on Simulation for Information Retrieval Evaluation https://sim4ir.org
Did u know the glyph failure character is known as a tofu □
And occasionally the phenomenon in which it happens is referred to as tofu-baké
The Linux 'awk' command for beginners https://share.tube/videos/watch/1614c9b7-e14b-4ae5-bf8e-a0bea5c04015
This proposed W3C standard is now live on Mojeek; you can read more on our blog: https://blog.mojeek.com/2021/04/web-monetization-on-mojeek.html
Profiles in Science - Inside the C.I.A., She Became a Spy for Planet Earth https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/05/science/linda-zall-cia.html
Portrait of Linda Zall, who worked at the CIA and helped make a lot of environmental observations available for #EarthScience. From early spy satellites giving information on sea ice, snow cover, glaciers and (lake) shorelines, to ocean floor observations from the Navy.
After her retirement her group, called Medea, was closed down in 2015 and will hopefully be revived again by Biden.
Free software becomes a standard in Dortmund, Germany
Linux folks, @HexDSL@twitter.com explained here 👇 how to set up an offline Wikipedia web server. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCSV3D-ehlM
Indie music 🎸
The "unofficial" Information Retrieval Mastodon Instance.
Goal: Make idf.social a viable and valuable social space for anyone working in Information Retrieval and related scientific research.
Everyone welcome but expect some level of geekiness on the instance and federated timelines.