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Three months ago I joined this instance but forgot a proper with hashtags and all that fancy stuff, so here it goes:
I am a computational linguist passionate about and . I like in research and often talk too much about the importance of os and in academia and education.
I like l4d2, terraria and honestly too many games.
I study and like to talk about sensible implementations of it and its future, also very into

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The bot for the latest on linguistics conferences and calls is up and running! @linguistlistmirror

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Reddit's Linux post for the day:

"Switching To Linux Has Made Gaming.. More Fun?"


"Am I the only one who has found PC gaming is actually more fun on Linux?

Why would games be any more or less fun to play on a different OS?

Last year while I was still on Windows, feeling bored of gaming and had a total lack of interest in the games available. I wasn't seeing much that looked appealing to me."

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Any or meet-ups for English speakers in the southern Netherlands?

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Just replaced Google+ with Mastodon in the social links section on the website! Represent!

Unbelievable. Universities that pay nothing their PhD candidates, charge 150k of tuition, give loans with high interests and accept donations are actually susceptible to bribery. What a coincidence.

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There's an alternative to Reddit on the Fediverse, it's called Prismo.

The first instance is here, and is open for sign-ups:

The project's Mastodon account is here:


Federation is still being worked on, but you can already follow Prismo users and comment on their posts from elsewhere on the Fediverse.

For example, here's the lead developer's Prismo account:


#Prismo #Reddit

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In the last few months:
- Tumblr purged adult content (and a bunch of stuff it misindentified).
- Flickr purged free storage above a limit of 1000 photos/account.
- Myspace deleted 12 years' worth of music.

And Google+ only has two weeks left before Google pulls its plug.

Back up your accounts!

And if you can, consider donating to the Internet Archive.

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You can avoid #YouTube's weird algorithms and broken subscription system by subscribing to channels through RSS instead. You don't need an account, just a feed reader.

Put the channel's username in this address:

You can then add this RSS address to your feed reader app.

For example, OnePotChefShow's RSS feed is:

You can also make RSS feeds from channel IDs (strings of letters and numbers):

#RSS #BringBackRSS

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I'm so sick of websites websites refusing to even display text and images if I don't agree to run their proprietary Javascript on my computer. Isn't it time that browsers started treating requests to run Javascript like requests to use the mic or camera, and asked the user before allowing them? Ideally with crowdsourced info about what the scripts are, and what they do? In other words, make something like #NoScript a standard part of browsers.

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