I say something to @Erik that needs to be moderated... (test 1, 2, 3)
Just learned that Édouard Lucas, the mathematician that amongst others described the Tower of Hanoi problem, died as the result of a freak accident at a conference banquet! 😮
the new semester has started, and the familiar rituals are starting to kick in. over the years, however, said rituals have matured, ever so slightly, taking on new forms
which is to say, those who used to ask the strangely large university facebook group "hey, does anyone have the course books for course x" have transitioned into "hey, does anyone need the course books for course x"
'tis all part of the circle of university life
A search for recent (since 2015) work on Federated Search in Google Scholar pulls up 6 patents in the top 10(!) Patents from: Palantir, Oracle, Altaba, IBM, Microsoft (twice), and Apple.
A Billion Word Benchmark for Measuring Progress in Statistical Language Modeling:
TALMIRI - Talent meets IR Industry to bring together academia and industry. An opportunity for students and all researchers and practitioners to discuss their work, present their ideas and just get together in a nice location not too far from London. Students are invited to present their work! September 18, Putteridge Bury, Luton - https://sites.google.com/view/talmiri/home
iNaturalist has an app which you can use to scan any animal or plant with your phone. It is called Seek and I honestly think it's amazing! While scanning, or after you've made a picture, it will try to determine the species. You can also send your pictures to the iNaturalist community to help wildlife conservation or let others try to determine your animal / plants species.
It's Pokémon Go, but then the real deal! You look for flora and fauna!
me, and old white guy, makes a few sincere jazz recommendations
I see a lot of negative jazz discourse happening and I agree with a lot of it, but please try:
The Dave Brubeck Quartet, who I've seen criticized by "real" jazz aficionados for being too listenable, and who have a shitload of great music that isn't "Take Five" (which is great, but played to death)
On Elsevier and the University of California - Don't publish in these journals if you want us to read it. : labrats https://old.reddit.com/r/Open_Access_tracking/comments/cn6l0e/on_elsevier_and_the_university_of_california_dont/
Today's lunch: a jackfruit tortilla. #vegan
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