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  • (400) https://twitter.com/amybarnhorst/status/1353826621375926272
    RT @JoshuaMZeitz: This thread is jaw dropping.
  • Untitled (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/26/opinion/democrats-schumer-mcconnell-filibuster.html?referringSource=articleShare)
    RT @EJDionne: Moderates who won’t take on the filibuster “should prepare for when the…public decides it would rather have the party that promises nothing & does nothing than the one that promises quite a bit but won’t work to make any of it a reality”
    ⁦@jbouie⁩
  • Enabling the future of academic research with the Twitter API
    What’s launching today With the new Academic Research product track, qualified researchers will have access to all v2 endpoints released to date, as well as: Free access to the full history of public conversation via the full-archive search endpoint, which was previously limited to paid premium or enterprise customers Higher levels of access to the Twitter developer platform for free, including a significantly higher monthly Tweet volume cap of 10 million (20x higher than what’s available on the Standard product track today) More precise filtering capabilities across all v2 endpoints to limit data collection to what is relevant for your study and minimize data cleaning requirements New technical and methodological guides to maximize the success of your studies
  • The GameStop Fiasco Proves We’re in a ‘Meme Stock’ Bubble
  • Why the Death Penalty Is Dying: A New Book Tells the Surprising Story
  • [2002.09402] Addressing Some Limitations of Transformers with Feedback Memory
    Transformers have been successfully applied to sequential, auto-regressive tasks despite being feedforward networks. Unlike recurrent neural networks, Transformers use attention to capture temporal relations while processing input tokens in parallel. While this parallelization makes them computationally efficient, it restricts the model from fully exploiting the sequential nature of the input. The representation at a given layer can only access representations from lower layers, rather than the higher level representations already available. In this work, we propose the Feedback Transformer architecture that exposes all previous representations to all future representations, meaning the lowest representation of the current timestep is formed from the highest-level abstract representation of the past. We demonstrate on a variety of benchmarks in language modeling, machine translation, and reinforcement learning that the increased representation capacity can create small, shallow models with much stronger performance than comparable Transformers.
  • See Covid-19 Risk in Your County and a Guide for Daily Life Near You
  • Hush – Noiseless Browsing for Safari
    from Daring Fireball Lovely new Safari content blocking extension for Safari (iOS and Mac) by Joel Arvidsson. It targets those insipid, never-ending, utterly pointless “cookie notices”, popovers begging you to join email newsletters, and other bits of tracking. It kills dickbars and dickbar-like annoyances. I’ve been running it for days and it’s the sort of thing you don’t notice at all until you disable it and all of a sudden you’re back to approving cookie access and squinting to find the “X” that closes the popover asking if you’ll sign up for something. It’s a throwback to the days when good clever people made good clever things, polished them to perfection simply because they care, and just shared them with the world. Hush is free of charge, open source, specifically written for Safari (using Swift UI), and it is very small and lightweight. It’s also completely private — everything it does, it does on your device and it doesn’t ask for permission to see what you’re doing on the web. And it’s super-simple: just download from the App Store and enable it in Safari’s preferences on Mac or Settings → Safari → Content Blockers on iOS. I’d recommend Hush to anyone who uses Safari, and I thank Arvidsson for making it. ★
  • Hushmail secure email review
  • Buttondown
    for newsletters
  • (400) https://twitter.com/cnnbrk/status/1354184349768421376
    RT @WHCOS: Day Seven: we have found a way to secure vaccine supply adequate to provide a dose for EVERY adult by summer.

    BUT that still leaves getting them all vaccinated — building the infrastructure, ending the hesitancy — as challenges.

  • Untitled (https://www.protocol.com/harassment-block-party-app)
    RT @ekp: "People shouldn’t be afraid to avail themselves of social platforms just because they have ‘controversial’ ideas or an underrepresented background" @triketora on @blockpartyapp_
  • Untitled (https://medium.com/google-cloud/twigcp-bigquery-ui-updates-cloud-run-websockets-and-hands-on-anthos-bare-metal-ce92a366aee1)
    RT @ManoMarks: If you’re not following @alexismp on Medium, he does a regular weekly roundup of news from GCP of interest to technical folks. Check it out:
  • Analysis | McConnell and Schumer ended their standoff over the new Senate. Who won and what happened?
  • The Worldmaking of N.K. Jemisin | The Nation
  • The Future of Tilt Brush
    Open Sourcing Tilt Brush

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