Kilian Evang (@texttheater)

Düsseldorf, Germany

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Recent tweets

honnibal Some under-appreciated reasons why CPU is strong for many NLP tasks:
1. Batch sizes often need to be small, especially when objective is non-stationary (e.g. for imitation learning)
2. Caching stuff is awesome for NLP, because Zipf's law. twitter.com/yoavgo/status/…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 8:24 PM, May 26th, 2018 via Twitter for Android)

kathrinpassig "Wo möchte der Rollstuhl denn aussteigen?" Ich glaube, der Bus braucht eine Weiterbildung.

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 7:28 PM, May 26th, 2018 via Twitter for Android)

Wort des Tages: Mettsmoothie (h/t @kfl02)

via Twitter for Android

evanmiltenburg tip: if you’re aligning text in TikZ (and sometimes in running text as well), \vphantom and \hphantom are your friend!

\hphantom{} is exactly the width of its text argument. (A phantom word!)

\vphantom{} is exactly the height of its text argument.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 6:22 PM, May 26th, 2018 via Twitter for Android)

EnglishGibson ‘Sozial inadäquate Verhaltensweisen’

Two things to say about the above:

1. ‘inadäquat’ translates as inappropriate, not inadequate;

2. the main purpose of ‘-weisen’ is, arguably, to make ‘Verhalten’ plural.

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 5:01 PM, May 26th, 2018 via Twitter for Android)

grauhut Ich habe bei einem Kunden COBOL Code gefunden. Gut. Mainframe. Nichts ungewöhnliches.

Der letzte Kommentar ist von 1985.

Von meiner Mutter.

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 11:04 AM, May 26th, 2018 via Twitter for Android)

Herr_Rau "A Rick Brant Electronic Adventure" (1947). Zehn Jahre später wäre das wohl "atomic adventure", heute: "digital". pic.twitter.com/Kyj8iZUmMI

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 11:04 AM, May 26th, 2018 via Twitter for Android)

Research_Tim (9/11) On top of all that there is the big issue that science is inherently a team effort, yet most rewards are not. This is another example of how the system is not aligned with actual practice and the things we should be wanting to incentivize and reward.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 10:38 AM, May 26th, 2018 via Twitter for Android)

Research_Tim (6/11) ... so many more scientists are doing good science than winning the esteem lottery. In addition, most rewards seem to be heavily focused not on good scientific methods but on winning the 'very interesting results' lottery.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 10:37 AM, May 26th, 2018 via Twitter for Android)

Research_Tim (4/11) Is that necessarily bad? I tend to think so, at least in the case of academia. Esteem is a highly unequally distributed currency, inherently susceptible to unchecked inflation - its value is not bound to any physical commodity but primarily by our perception of it.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 10:37 AM, May 26th, 2018 via Twitter for Android)

Research_Tim (2/11) What do I mean? It seems that in academia there is only one currency: esteem. Essentially all incentives play into this, all rewards are proxies of it - publications, citations, grants, awards, keynotes, you name it.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 10:37 AM, May 26th, 2018 via Twitter for Android)

jason_a_w it's not news i guess but these tech guys clearly think that they are better placed than anyone else to solve any given problem

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 10:36 AM, May 26th, 2018 via Twitter for Android)

jason_a_w The ides that white supremacy, white nationalism, and white separatism are clear and distinct ideological positions is one problem. Also their examples as to how people might express that suggest that they have never logged into their own website.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 10:36 AM, May 26th, 2018 via Twitter for Android)

jason_a_w goodness me, check out Facebook's training advice to moderators on dealing with racists motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/… pic.twitter.com/XjY5Lg9AG3

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 10:36 AM, May 26th, 2018 via Twitter for Android)

elnathan_john Dear homophobic Nigerians,
Hating another human for who they are and for something as integral to their being as their gender or sexuality is not "seeing things differently" or "having a different opinion". It is hate. It is violence. And it has no place in civilized society.

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 10:35 AM, May 26th, 2018 via Twitter for Android)

HummelFamilie "Hallo, mein Schatz."
"Hallo, mein Schatz!"
Kuss.

K2: "Heißt Ihr beide gleich?"

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 7:33 AM, May 26th, 2018 via Twitter for Android)

skeptikantin Entweder hat „rabiat“ im Schweizerdeutschen eine gänzliche andere Bedeutung oder ich bin hier sehr, sehr richtig.

watson.ch/Schweiz/Ostsch…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 7:32 AM, May 26th, 2018 via Twitter for Android)

sarahmei The author never even considers the possibility that their concept of “productivity” might be culturally constructed (from back when most programmers were forresters) and therefore doesn’t really work in the new world we find ourselves in.

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 10:02 PM, May 25th, 2018 via Twitter for Android)

sarahmei A ‘genius’ programmer can make changes faster than others, as long as they can hold the whole system in their head. But if you let them do that, then when the system gets too big or too complex or you want other folks to work on it, you’re fucked.

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 10:01 PM, May 25th, 2018 via Twitter for Android)

sarahmei MYTH 1: The goal of software design is to break large problems into smaller ones.

REALITY: although it’s still taught in schools this way, it’s much too narrow & only covers a fraction of useful techniques.

The goal of software design is to reduce the cost of future change.

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 10:00 PM, May 25th, 2018 via Twitter for Android)

Afelia Ich habe in meinem Notizbuch einen Satz gefunden, von dem ich mich nicht erinnere, ihn aufgeschrieben zu haben:

„Man muss die Menschen dort abholen wo sie stehen“ – aber sie dürfen es nicht merken, wie mit der Katze zum Tierarzt.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 9:15 PM, May 25th, 2018 via Twitter for Android)

EnglishGibson „Spannungsfeld“ auf Englisch – ein Beitrag von dem großartigen, leider kaum bei Twitter aktiv seienden @MartinCrellin false-friends.crellin.de/2018/02/spannu…

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 7:35 PM, May 25th, 2018 via Twitter for Android)

ChristianHelms Neues Hobby: ausgedachte Redewendungen so selbstverständlich in Gespräche einflechten, als wären sie fest etabliert. ("Lass uns die Kuh streicheln, so lange sie da steht.")

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 5:00 PM, May 25th, 2018 via Twitter Web Client)

Senficon Update: Member State governments have just adopted their position on , with no significant changes to the and provisions. It is now up to Parliament to stop them and . juliareda.eu/2018/05/censor… pic.twitter.com/KAgqV3YYG1

via Tweetbot for iΟS (retweeted on 3:10 PM, May 25th, 2018 via Twitter for Android)

ojahnn Thanks to @masterwahnsinn and @chbergma, I have now added a section on my website about where you might have met me in the past/might run into me in the future: user.phil.hhu.de/~seyffarth/eve… twitter.com/ojahnn/status/…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 2:29 PM, May 25th, 2018 via Twitter Web Client)