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Neverfadingwood

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Scot living in Kraków, Poland.
English Teacher by trade.
Linguist by education and passion.
Other interests include music and politics (mostly British, Polish, rarely American).
Owned by Marmite (see avi).
#ActuallyAutistic, so please be direct.

"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones." - John Cage
"The best material model of a cat is another, or preferably the same, cat." - Norbert Wiener

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It's not often I agree with Chomsky about anything, but I think he's spot on here.

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Morning Fediverse.
#KrakówSmog
15°C
Cloudy
Pollution 30%

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Morning Fediversel.
#KrakówSmog
21°C
Cloudy
Pollution 48%

amyfou, to Dogs
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Good morning, friends ☕ ☕ 💞 🐕 🐕 💞

#Gracie #Niko #dogs #dogsOfMastodon #fediDogs

Neverfadingwood,
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@amyfou Good morning from Kraków! Glorious day here, and my friends will be here in around an hour, so we can go and sit in the local beer garden. Really looking forward to it. Best wishes for a great day from me and Marmite. 🐈‍⬛🐈‍⬛☕☕

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Three lessons out of four cancelled today. Fortunately I still get paid for two of them. And even more fortunately, the one that went ahead was my "Child poverty in the UK and Poland" one, and it went very well. So pleased.

Neverfadingwood,
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@elmerot One of my business students. I was horrified by the numbers in the UK, so we discussed the possible comparison between Poland and the UK. Very stimulating lesson. I learnt a lot.

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Last week, there was a story from AFP about AI "deceiving" people. Just now I've listened to an excellent podcast co-hosted by Prof. @emilymbender looking at the peer-reviewed academic paper that was the basis for this story. It is very insightful, and an excellent remedy to the AI hype.
EDIT: It's the May 20 episode.
https://www.twitch.tv/dair_institute

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@elmerot Yes, it's the most recent one, aired last night.

Neverfadingwood,
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@elmerot 20th May then 🙂 😜

Neverfadingwood,
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@elmerot I looked but couldn't find one, only dates.

Neverfadingwood,
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@emilymbender @elmerot Thank you!

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trząść
trzęsę.
trzęsiesz,
trzęsie,
trzęsiemy,
trzęsiecie,
trzęsą.
Hope I got that right.

Neverfadingwood,
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@elmerot I did it from memory, but I've since checked it and it's right. Phew! Opportunity for a pratfall avoided.

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Morning Fediverse.
#KrakówSmog
12°C
Sunny
Pollution 62%

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Finally the story on "forever chemicals" is out. There's no joy in that though. We're all screwed.

https://www.propublica.org/article/3m-forever-chemicals-pfas-pfos-inside-story

amyfou, to Dogs
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Good morning, friends 💕💕☕☕🐕🐕

It was apparently a late night because they are still mostly asnoozle

#Niko #Gracie #dogs #DogsOfMastodan #FediDogs

Close up of the face of a dog who was snoozling seconds ago but was awakened by the photographer. Her Kong toy is near her snoot

Neverfadingwood,
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@amyfou Good morning from Poland, me, and Marmite. 🐈‍⬛🐈‍⬛ The doggoes look as tired as I feel.

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Morning Fediverse.
#KrakówSmog
11°C
Sunny
Pollution 43%

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As one of my friends said, a nice snapshot of capitalism.

The picture apparently shows a Sikkimese woman carrying a British merchant on her back. The photo was taken c. 1900.

https://fakehistoryhunter.net/2021/11/07/not-a-french-colonial-administrator-being-carried/

Neverfadingwood,
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@grvsmth It sure hasn't helped.

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Morning Fediverse.
#KrakówSmog
12°C
Sunny
Pollution 42%

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#NowPlaying Hüsker Dü - "Warehouse: Songs and Stories"
Now if you're going to do power trio indie rock, the Hüskers are the way to go. Massive influence on Nirvana, of course. This isn't their best album, but it's head and shoulders above the competition.

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Just listened to Nirvana's 'In Utero" for what I believe is the first time. I liked the drum sound very much (thanks Steve Albini), but Kurt Chillblain's vocals made me want to stick forks in my ears. Thank the gods that's over.

Neverfadingwood,
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@sodslawyer Certainly shall. Haven't seen him for a couple of years. Certainly not since I've been in the wheelchair.

Neverfadingwood,
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@sodslawyer Yeah, quite a while. A lot has happened to all of us.

Neverfadingwood,
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@sodslawyer Oh thank you. clears throat I've forgotten...

Neverfadingwood,
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@sodslawyer Indeed. Think it was Spike Milligan I first heard that one from.

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