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So freaking cool

When you start missing going to restaurants

When you watch launch of Crew Dragon from your living room

The New York Times front page today

Running Linux (Ubuntu) on Windows

Yes, it is as crazy as it sounds, but why not?

First, you need to go to Windows features:
And enable Windows Subsystem for Linux
Then go to Microsoft Store and choose linux you want to run:
And then voila, you are running Ubuntu on Windows from command line:
So I tested out Wide Open Thoughts and POPC examples python. In first case, GPU could not be found, and in second case graphs did not show up. But based on news, it should be coming [GUI app support and GPU hardware acceleration].

When you initially use print statement to display picture

But it looks so cute with print (vertical or horizontal flip?). Left - print statement, Right - matplotlib

New in the GPU world

NVIDIA was cooking
Their new A100 has more cores (6912 FP32 CUDA), more memory (40GB of HBM2 memory) and takes more power than usual GPUs (400W).
AMD cooked up new version of Radeon VII called Radeon PRO VII, with same amount of cores (3840), same size of memory (16GB HBM2) and less needed power (down to 250W).
Seems like we are not going to have again 8k cores on one GPU (old Radeon Pro Duo) anytime soon. But supposedly, Intel is cooking as well.

Call for book chapters in Applied Computational Linguistics

Applied Computational Linguistics

Editors: Dr. Fagbolu O. Olaide

Dr. Peter Taraba
Dr. Bhagwati P. Pande
Er. Koushal Kumar
The Word Universe


Short description about the volume:
In the last 10 years, computational linguistics has come to life once again thanks to increased computational power we have these days. The number of recent manuscripts on old topics from the sixties and seventies has risen, and papers on those include natural language processing applications, word embedding, sentiment analysis, automatic processing of text datasets, etc. In addition to more computational power, the number of available datasets has been radically increasing. The primary focus of this edited volume is to explore the applied and practical aspects of computational linguistics. It will cover from classical problems to the latest research realms of computational linguistics.

Most of the chapters of this book will be based on quantitative chunks of language elements and data analysis. T…

When reddit user scores big time

When you order used book and it turns out to be library book

Used, cheap, but in great shape

When your preprint hits two hundreds reads