Tweets from February 2017

RIP Hans Rosling. :( I first heard about him through this viral interview clip, which is more relevant than ever: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYnpJGaMiXo

Tue Feb 07 18:18:11 +0000 2017


Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee: accessible and engaging despite the complicated premise. Recommended! Sequel to this: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/lee_10_12/

Sat Feb 18 22:02:11 +0000 2017


Perfect timing! This Heptarchate short story by Yoon Ha Lee was published a few days ago: http://www.tor.com/2017/02/15/extracurricular-activities/

Mon Feb 20 10:07:09 +0000 2017


Edge --> cat generator. What could possibly go wrong? https://www.metafilter.com/165237/No-idea-how-these-people-got-their-cats-wedged-into-their-neural-nets

Sat Feb 25 07:25:07 +0000 2017


@astrolabe_cat If you read her other tweets, it looks like the govt has disavowed this, but it's unclear exactly what they disavowed.

Sat Feb 25 07:34:21 +0000 2017


@astrolabe_cat I suspect some off-the-record bad behaviour ended up in writing because people didn't think things through.

Sat Feb 25 07:37:57 +0000 2017


@astrolabe_cat And now everyone is scrambling to blame someone else.

Sat Feb 25 07:52:13 +0000 2017


Here's what happens when a trained professional uses a cat generator. :) https://twitter.com/ka92/status/835139879747014657

Sun Feb 26 20:20:58 +0000 2017


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEGpriv2TAc

Mon Feb 27 09:26:05 +0000 2017


Xenophobic letter withdrawn; olympic buck-passing continues. http://www.groundup.org.za/article/school-withdraws-xenophobic-letter/

Mon Feb 27 20:51:44 +0000 2017


Suddenly, every CS graduate in the world panics and googles "how to balance binary tree".

Tue Feb 28 08:59:01 +0000 2017


@Fancierfancier A cursory search suggests that the answer is "you don't, because you use a self-balancing implementation". Trick question?

Tue Feb 28 12:38:31 +0000 2017