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.
We're excited to announce the official release of GNOME 41! After six months of work from the GNOME community, this release brings many exciting updates!
See the release notes for all the details: https://help.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/41.0/
Pre-disclosure: we are planning a coordinated security release of several Matrix clients starting ~1pm UK (UTC+1) Monday Sept 13th to address a critical vuln. We have no evidence of it being exploited in the wild, but please be sure to upgrade on Mon! https://matrix.org/blog/2021/09/10/pre-disclosure-upcoming-critical-fix-for-several-popular-matrix-clients
Italy blocks Gutenberg book publishing website https://ooni.org/post/2021-italy-blocks-gutenberg-book-publishing-website/. Luckily, there is Kiwix and our @firstname.lastname@example.org ZIM files.
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👍 Awesome List
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Over de macht van bedrijven.
Why You Suddenly Need To Delete Google Chrome
Fastest table sort in the West – Redesigning DuckDB's sort - https://duckdb.org/2021/08/27/external-sorting.html
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You can add instances via the project's git at https://github.com/jazmichaelking/mastodon-near-me or by messaging the project's leader at @jaz
Je was gewoon wat snel met dat mondkapje in Mercator @djoerd - vanaf zondag weer verplicht op campus!
Machine Dreaming: On Writing with Language Transformers
by Georgiana Cojocaru
"When confronted with texts generated by language transformers, humans often exercise freely their inborn ability to project meaning into even the most incoherent of fragments."
"Peertube.social will shut down in three months, due to inactivity and loss of interest by the administration team. You have until 15/10/2021 to download your videos and migrate your channels."
Niet vergeten om je videos te verhuizen @djoerd ...
Vote for Kiwix @SolveMIT@twitter.com https://solve.mit.edu/challenges/digital-inclusion/solutions/37403
(Boost is not endorsement. CS needs an organization like the ACM, and the road to a new organization would be - IMHO - longer than the road to change.)
Earlier this year I cancelled my ACM membership. Here’s why:
Happy 24th birthday to the #gnome project!
Lesson from Lolapolooza: a festival with 90% of its audience vaccinated forms no health risk.
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.