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Hey peeps, I'm Stu and I run straylight.expectnomore.net. It's a small instance where I constantly try to cajole old internet friends into joining, but it's also open to anyone looking for a home online.

I post mostly about my pets, music, game development, and home improvement. And also usually links to weird shit.

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our meme generation neural network student is getting towards the end of his masters thesis and the results are absolutely a riot

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I'm curious; if you ever moved instance, from what to what, and why?

You know Meadow is a gentle giant when her first instinct upon finding a cat in her bed is to just find a spot on the rug to lay.

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Starting to feel more at home in NY... having lived in a few fairly distinct regions of the US has made me deeply appreciative of how much of a cultural gradient there is here. It really helps to contextualize our issues, too.

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robot at the grocery store last night. definitely creeped out watching it wander the store on its own. those googly eyes don’t fool anyone. customers around me were all pretty unnerved too.

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People who can't distinguish between etymology and entomology bug me in ways I cannot put into words.
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I know it's been a good week if I can share Jeffpardy! with three people who haven't seen it before youtube.com/watch?v=9g3--WYH8S

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I’ve pointed out before that the only situation that will cause Facebook to become introspective enough to change is internal competence. It is facing an increasing technical debt because the current generation of coders don’t want to work there. Largely, I hope, due to Facebook’s terrible behaviour and cavalier disregard for the laws and people’s privacy. Facebook doesn’t have enough foresight to understand that its workforce are normal people who don’t like companies that behave like jerks and so as the user base drops off, so does Facebook’s technical competency. It’s now fighting a two-front war: keep/gain users and keep/gain employees.

“Among top schools, Facebook’s acceptance rate for full-time positions offered to new graduates has fallen from an average of 85% for the 2017-2018 school year to between 35% and 55% as of December.”

cnbc.com/2019/05/16/facebook-h

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YTMND is dead, alas.
resetera.com/threads/looks-lik

And yet fucking Facebook is worth trillions and will never die even after they consume the last Human.

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