Please do not base your linguistic arguments on historical facts, e.g. "this pronoun was used in 1300s" or similar.

Because this legitimises other historical arguments, like for example those against genderless language in German, French, and similar.

Languages change all the time and we don't need something to have been around for centuries or decades to be acceptable. "Covid" or "corona" weren't really words used like today in any language before March 2020, now probably they are words in almost all living languages and one of the most frequently used words.

Please be careful to avoid legitimising unscientific and fallacious arguments unintentionally. It's eventually harmful to those who are the most oppressed by such arguments.

On a 60000×60000 sparse matrix, my code went from about 4.5 to 1.5 seconds to build it like that.

A trick to form large sparse matrices quickly in / . It should maybe have been obvious, but it took me a while to find it.

You could do
>>> m = scipy.sparse.lil_matrix(n, n)
and then assign values one by one like
>>> m[i, j] = v
but this is still kinda slow.

It's better to do:
>>> rows = [...] # list/array of row indices
>>> cols = [...] # list/array of column indices
>>> vals = [...] # list/array of values
>>> m = scipy.sparse.coo_matrix((vals, (rows, cols)), shape=(n, n))

It's kind of working now but not as well as I was hoping for.

I'm making Python segfault now. Maybe it's time to go to bed.

Oh I found out why. I'm dumb. Anyway I always wondered if I should try to sell those pictures of bugs. Maybe someone would like them on their living room wall.

I'm confused with this one: somehow I get a discontinuous function as a sum of continuous ones.

>>> [0xfor x in (1, 2, 3)]

Thanks, #python, I hate it.

(reposted from nedbat on Twitter:

I can’t believe I’m having to write this code in a fucking web server. What a mockery of the web, human rights, and the GDPR.

Fuck you, Google!

#FLoC #Google #SurveillanceCapitalism

It's interesting to see all the conspiracies and pseudoscience bullshit listed on his wikipedia page: illuminati, reptilians, 9/11, global warming, chemtrails, holocaust denialism, JFK assassination, "everything is vibration", reincarnation, etc.

The fact that this is the kind of person being influent in the world today makes me very pessimistic about the chances of converging towards better value systems. How can we talk about what really matters if we can't agree on very basic facts about reality?

Wait, David Icke, the guy whose conspiracy video about COVID and 5G Youtube really want me to watch a few months ago, wrote books about reptilians? That video had like 10 million views, no?!

>(36.9% and 20.9%, respectively, P < 0.000)

Wow, a negative p-value

It's very crumbly but it looks and tastes like a cake!

Yeah I'm going to just improvise this cake

Except most of the results are on Pinterest

googling recipes with "-cup -oz -tsp -tbsp" seems to work slightly better than insulting the search engine

people who offer all these suggestions when i'm talking about bass don't know that i've been reading about this for years. i think the only thing that can fix long standing waves is to have non-90 degree angled walls, diffusers, plenty of insulation, etc. stuff you can't really do in an apartment.
> Humans are, nevertheless, able to distinguish D2O from H2O by taste. Indeed, highly purified heavy water has a distinctly sweeter taste than same-purity normal water and adds to perceived sweetness of sweeteners.
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