@hosford42@techhub.social
@hosford42@techhub.social avatar

hosford42

@hosford42@techhub.social

#MachineLearning engineer. #NLU enthusiast. #AutisticZebra (#autism & #EhlersDanlos). Guitarist, singer, songwriter. Rude-sounding kind person. (he/they)

https://hosford42.github.io/

Profile pic: Top half of the head of a nerdy white guy, peeking upside down from above the top of the picture. Clearly this guy looks at things from a different perspective.

Banner: Bands of color showing the average temperature change in Texas since 1895. Very red for the last 20% of the image.

This profile is from a federated server and may be incomplete. Browse more on the original instance.

hosford42, to Autism
@hosford42@techhub.social avatar

This could be the connection between Ehlers-Danlos and neurodivergence. (People with EDS, like me, are 7 times as likely to be autistic and 5 times as likely to have ADHD -- also like me.)

Cartilage-Like Structures Key to Brain Plasticity - Neuroscience News
https://neurosciencenews.com/brain-plasticity-memory-cs6-26042/

#EDS
#EhlersDanlos
#autism
#ADHD
#AuDHD
#neurodivergence
#neurodiversity
@autistic.me@a.gup.pe
@neurodivergence
@actuallyautistic
@eds

hosford42,
@hosford42@techhub.social avatar

@autistic.me@a.gup.pe @neurodivergence @actuallyautistic @eds Who knew being "double-jointed" could have an impact on cognition and neurodevelopment?

hosford42,
@hosford42@techhub.social avatar

@tommyyum @autistic.me@a.gup.pe @neurodivergence @actuallyautistic @eds EDS is a collagen disorder. The research is on collagen's role in the brain. They touch on this in the article, when they mention the role it plays in joints.

RickiTarr, to random
@RickiTarr@beige.party avatar

So, what's the thing, what's the big thing no one can help you with? How do you cope with it?

hosford42,
@hosford42@techhub.social avatar

@RickiTarr I haven't been gainfully employed since the beginning of February, and my savings will run out this week. I can't sleep at night from the stress, which makes it impossible to function in the daytime to figure out a way out of this trap.

hosford42,
@hosford42@techhub.social avatar

@RickiTarr Coping? No, I'm not doing any of that.

hosford42, to random
@hosford42@techhub.social avatar

I invented my first algorithm in 3rd grade. I taught myself to program at 12. I coded my first neural network at age 16. I was a National Merit Scholar. I have a patent for an application of machine learning to natural language processing. ML has been my special interest for 30 years, and my career for 10. I've been programming for even longer, 33 years on my own time and and 20 in the workplace.

But I don't have a degree, due to mental health and an undiagnosed invisible disability. So I'm not good enough to hire.

hosford42, to random
@hosford42@techhub.social avatar

Anybody working on a dev project that needs to be deployed on the cloud? The job market is dry right now and they all want cloud experience. I'd be interested in lending a hand on a cloud project to get that experience.

pluralistic, to random
@pluralistic@mamot.fr avatar

Anyone who says "If you're not paying for the product, you're the product" has been suckered in by Big Tech, whose cargo-cult version of markets and the discipline they impose on companies.

--

If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on pluralistic.net, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:

https://pluralistic.net/2024/04/22/kargo-kult-kaptialism/#dont-buy-it

1/

hosford42,
@hosford42@techhub.social avatar

@pluralistic Lock-in also explains why employers treat employees like trash and underpay them. They are taking advantage of the fact that you need a job, not just to have nice things, but to survive. They don't need you as bad, because they can get someone else to replace you, and this power imbalance is where the rot comes from.

This is one of the biggest reasons to support a UBI. If your basic survival needs aren't dependent on employment, only your ability to have nice things, then the power balance is restored and employers can't get away with abusive practices.

hosford42, to random
@hosford42@techhub.social avatar

If the value of a person's life comes from being self-supporting or a productive member of society, then every young child, senile grandparent, seriously ill patient, and disabled person currently incapable of work...is worthless. And we all know that's not true. Hell, every one of us will spend time in at least one of those categories. Are we all worthless?

The work we do having any value at all implies there's already a person on the receiving end who matters before any work is done. Don't let them lie to you and tell you that you don't matter if you can't support yourself or be productive. Work matters because people matter, not the other way around.

hosford42, to random
@hosford42@techhub.social avatar

I am so ready for this absurdly overblown LLM hype cycle to wrap up, so the adults can get back to the real work.

hosford42,
@hosford42@techhub.social avatar

@Bam @NoraReed Took me a second! I didn't know about the pre-existing acronym. Sorry, we will try to return it to its rightful owners soon.

hosford42,
@hosford42@techhub.social avatar

@benroyce @ivrezul Automated gambling.

hosford42, to random
@hosford42@techhub.social avatar

Pay a person for their completed tasks, and they will complete tasks.

Pay a person for their work hours, and they will work for hours.

You get what you pay for.

hosford42, to random
@hosford42@techhub.social avatar

So much for not having a full blown panic attack today.

In addition to being panicky and in tears, I am also furious at the same time. There is no GD reason that a crown crumbling should put my kids at risk for not eating. I fucking hate how our society operates. This is one of the wealthiest nations on the planet, but any little misstep and the floor just drops out. I need a front tooth to get hired. I need insurance to get a front tooth. I need a job to have insurance. So I have to take a big chunk of the small amount of savings I have left in order to pay for a tooth on the hope that I'll get hired despite having an even smaller time window to find a job in. Fuck your private jets and mansions and yachts, you privileged fucks.

hosford42, to random
@hosford42@techhub.social avatar

News sites are dying because they don't understand the value of product they are delivering anymore. They think they can charge people to reveal secrets, but we can just get the news elsewhere. What's hard to come by isn't the information itself, but its reliability.

hosford42, to random
@hosford42@techhub.social avatar

Sure, recruiter person, I'll just fabricate experience and put it on my resume because you asked me to... /s

I don't understand these people. Is this a normal thing to ask someone to do? Like, I already said my experience with this particular skill is minimal, so why ask me to put "3 to 4 points" on my resume specifically mentioning it? I'm so not comfortable with that.

hosford42,
@hosford42@techhub.social avatar

@travisfw This is really uncomfortable for me. My autism says "hell no" to intentionally dishonest communication.

inquiline, to random
@inquiline@union.place avatar

Not only does the colander trick work, the quality of the light is definitely strange out there #eclipse #SoCal

hosford42,
@hosford42@techhub.social avatar

@kimlockhartga @inquiline It was my first time seeing a totality. Way cooler than I thought it would be, both figuratively and literally.

hosford42, to random
@hosford42@techhub.social avatar

My conclusion, after having tried both approaches, is that generally, eating is better than not eating.

hosford42, to random
@hosford42@techhub.social avatar

Breakthrough in prime number theory demonstrates primes can be predicted
https://phys.org/news/2024-04-breakthrough-prime-theory-primes.html

hosford42,
@hosford42@techhub.social avatar

Yep. Attempting to read it, I'm pretty sure it's gobbledygook.

hosford42,
@hosford42@techhub.social avatar

Welcome to the information apocalypse, folks. The fact that I can't tell for sure without an expert weighing in makes my hair stand on end, and it should have the same effect on you. How many false results will we end up trusting, and how many true results will we mistrust? The entirety of human knowledge is in the process of being tainted.

hosford42,
@hosford42@techhub.social avatar

How does ChatGPT BS even make it past review? I can understand fooling people who aren't experts in the field, but if it's slipping past the folks we specifically entrust to make such discernments -- and it is -- then the review process is fundamentally broken. We as a society, and specifically the research community, need to up our game when it comes to information validation.

hosford42,
@hosford42@techhub.social avatar

Trust is foundational to the existence of society.

dannotdaniel, to random
@dannotdaniel@mastodon.social avatar

"DO NOT WASH YOUR CYBERTRUCK IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT BECAUSE IT CAN STAIN YOUR CAR"

CYBERTRUCK is the Happy Fun Ball of automobiles. The $61,000 Happy Fun Ball.

hosford42,
@hosford42@techhub.social avatar

@wcbdata @dannotdaniel

"If the rain comes
They run and hide their heads
They might as well be dead"

hosford42,
@hosford42@techhub.social avatar

@wcbdata @dannotdaniel I want to see a satirical Tesla ad with this song in the background.

  • All
  • Subscribed
  • Moderated
  • Favorites
  • JUstTest
  • thenastyranch
  • magazineikmin
  • mdbf
  • GTA5RPClips
  • everett
  • rosin
  • Youngstown
  • tacticalgear
  • slotface
  • ngwrru68w68
  • kavyap
  • DreamBathrooms
  • khanakhh
  • megavids
  • tester
  • ethstaker
  • cubers
  • osvaldo12
  • cisconetworking
  • Durango
  • InstantRegret
  • normalnudes
  • Leos
  • modclub
  • anitta
  • provamag3
  • lostlight
  • All magazines