Kilian Evang (@texttheater)

Düsseldorf, Germany

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Recent tweets

yoavgo yes! behind every simple NLP problem there is a lurking AI-complete wormhole if you want to do it well.

consider for example "go over this set of historical letters, and plot all mentioned locations on a map".
Now consider "Dear friend, I am writing from your favourite city." twitter.com/dmimno/status/…

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 10:56 PM, Feb 10th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

pickledpuffin "Let's really stick it to the rich elite."
"How?"
"We could smash up a bus stop"
"Yeah, just wait till those posh bastards try n catch a bus on Monday" pic.twitter.com/wFDK07iwZb

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 8:55 PM, Feb 10th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

Verleser des Tages: "Zeit ist wertvoll, also verbringe sie nicht mit Menschen" statt "Zeit ist wertvoll, also verbringe sie mit den richtigen Menschen."

via Twitter for Android

"Das trägt man jetzt mit Fassung."

via Twitter for Android

"Trägt man das jetzt ironisch?"

via Twitter for Android

EgoThorsten Diese 16jährigen, denen man heute offenbar nur allzu gerne jedes Recht auf eine eigene politische Meinung abspricht, dürfen übrigens bei der nächsten Bundestagswahl alle wählen.

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 12:40 AM, Feb 10th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

ramez The does talk (vaguely) about decarbonizing agriculture & industry. That's better than nothing. Though it's one and only proposed solution - local ag- is a non-solution. Eating local is, usually, worse for the planet. Eat food from where it grows best. 15/

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 12:03 AM, Feb 10th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

ramez In industry, despite progress in recycling steel, *primary* steel production is still incredibly carbon intensive. As is cement. As is much of manufacturing. We haven't reached the "solar cheaper than coal" or "EVs cheaper than gasoline" tipping points there. We need to. 14/

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 12:00 AM, Feb 10th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

ramez We do NOT have momentum in reducing carbon emissions of agriculture or manufacturing.

In agriculture, livestock methane emissions + deforestation to graze livestock are biggest problems. And meat consumption is doubling in next 40 yrs. This should scare you more than coal. 13/ pic.twitter.com/t3XxZO5HzO

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 12:00 AM, Feb 10th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

ramez So the key here is that, if Germany had the power to make a new clean tech cheaper for the whole world, than the US (much larger) certainly does. And that is our most powerful lever in having an impact on global emissions and global climate change. 9/

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 11:58 PM, Feb 9th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

ramez Solar & wind are now cheaper in many parts of the world than new coal or gas. That happened *because Germany subsidized them when they were young and expensive*. And because China did a bit later. Like cheap solar in California & Nevada? Thank German & Chinese policy makers. 8/

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 11:58 PM, Feb 9th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

singareddynm Lissajous curve table - the ratio of frequencies between two sinusoidal movements. pic.twitter.com/yU3fStu6du

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 2:27 PM, Feb 9th, 2019 via Twitter Web App)

EnglishGibson stop = bitte nicht mehr twitter.com/mutablejoe/sta…

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 1:53 PM, Feb 9th, 2019 via Twitter Web App)

EnglishGibson Anyone who finds “what…for…” in that context unusual and knows about my interest in Germanisms in American English will understand. I’ll add this item to the list when I reopen my blog.

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 1:25 PM, Feb 9th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

EnglishGibson “You guys need to follow some of the boys out in the pit and see what they’re using for pay phones.”

“You guys need to get up on those rooftops today, see what these mopes are using for phones.”

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 1:25 PM, Feb 9th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

EnglishGibson Here’s some interesting American English usage I noticed on season 1, episode 8 of The Wire (2002), which is set in Baltimore:

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 1:25 PM, Feb 9th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

ArrantPedantry Actually, "fewer" is a hypercorrection. twitter.com/AdamMKaufman/s…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 9:29 AM, Feb 9th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

hllizi Erinnert sich jemand? War es bei der Einführung der Mülltrennung ein großes Freiheitsthema, seinen Müll jederzeit dort hinwerfen können zu müssen, wo man selbst ihn gerade hinzuwerfen wünscht?

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 11:14 PM, Feb 8th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

13adh13 asking a PhD student when they’re graduating twitter.com/offsetyrn/stat…

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 9:01 PM, Feb 8th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

I'd NEVER allow this to happen xkcd.com/2109/

via Twitter for Android

Gucke z.Zt. zum ersten Mal "Enterprise".
1) WTF, das lief schon 2001 an??
2) Lustig, dass Neelix (als Arzt) und Seven of Nine wieder dabei sind.

via Twitter Web App

@EnglishGibson Auch: genau (gar) nicht(s), genau (gar) kein/e/r/s

via Twitter for Android in reply to EnglishGibson

EnglishGibson Konzentrationsfehler – Thread ruiniert pic.twitter.com/C1BPwL9xiS

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 7:02 PM, Feb 8th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

peterbreuer Natürlich finde ich es schade, dass die Elbphilharmonie nun wegen ihrer Akustikprobleme abgerissen werden muss, aber ich kann es ja auch nicht ändern – dann ist es halt so.

via Twitter for iPad (retweeted on 6:49 PM, Feb 8th, 2019 via Twitter for Android)

@frachtschaden Ein Kollege, als er einmal dafür verspottet wurde, dass er immer denselben Talk gibt: "You don't write 'Midnight Train to Georgia' and play it only once."

via Twitter Web App in reply to frachtschaden