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I haven't seen a battle this epic since Harbjar fought Bill Cosby

A New Framework for Flexible and Reproducible Reinforcement Learning Research

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praxis is planting endangered flowers on rich people's lawns that are illegal to remove

When your only tool is a system, all your problems start looking like a malfunctioning computer.

So there's this absolute scumbag in North Carolina who hates gay people, and also happens to be blind.

In the last few days I've seen a ton of people mock him for not looking at cameras, or 'the weird way he moves his eyes.' It's a textbook example of why focusing criticism on someone's physical traits is never a good idea.

Most folks I've pointed this out to are suitably chagrined, and I appreciate them <3. A few try to defend themselves. He's a scumbag, so there's no holes barred on insulting him, right? No.

When we mock a bad person for being blind, or fat, or trans, we're telling everyone with those traits that we secretly think they're less than wholly human. Maybe we won't admit it so long they remain "good," but we've admitted that it's there under the surface.

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A stranger on the bus just offered me a bag of candy...

Oh no, buddy, I've seen the PSAs

Calling all #Fediverse admins of instances in the #EU. The #CopyrightDirective is coming, we need to show the MEPs how massively the EU Internets will be affected.

We are preparing a list of all EU-based #Pleroma, #Mastodon, #GNUSocial, #Peertube, #Funkwhale, and any other instances.

Please *contact me*. All I need is the domain name, which EU Member State it's located in, and the rough topic of the instance. Approximate user count welcome, but not necessary.

Please help. This is important.

When your only tool is a nail, all your problems start looking like an ancient alien structure, half buried in the seabed.

‘How Silicon Valley Puts the ‘Con’ in Consent’

“Data is powerful and can inform on us in unexpected ways. Companies learn all about you, but also all about your friends who haven’t signed up for these services.”

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