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One of my favorite shots from the past few years - Red-Headed Woodpeckers (adult and juvenile), taken at Blackwater NWR, Maryland

#Wildlife #WildlifePhotography #Birds #Birding #BirdPhotography #NaturePhotography

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It's been fun sharing my bird shots here on the extinct elephant site. Inspired me to go out and shoot today!

Getting a bird in flight is not easy, but nothing can ruin a shot quicker than part of the bird being out of frame. I don't usually cut it this close, but I was happy to get all of this tri-colored heron in the shot. Well, I may have part of a feather slightly out...

#BirdPhotography #WildlifePhotography

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Papers for #NeurIPS are starting to come out, lots of interesting content. The first one I've seen is on attempting to reverse-engineer the Stable Diffusion safety filter, which prevents you from seeing prompt results if you're using the HuggingFace Diffusers API.

I've definitely come across this before when prompting for keywords like "mermaid".

>= 10 hours for a robotics conf. paper. I was late, and knew I would be late even after I had read over the paper and made notes before the deadline. Did I contact the AE? Yes, yes I did.

I feel nothing but relief that I am not submitting to . The post explains why I opted out in 2021.

Ok, whose computer vision project is this?
[The CAPTCHA for LinkedIn, I had to do 5 of these things.]

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Lately, I've been trying to find good local spots for #WildlifePhotography. I figure that once a have a set of places I like, I can visit them repeatedly to capture various species throughout the year. I've found a lot of small wildlife reserves near me, but many don't seem like great locations for capturing wildlife with pleasing compositions.

Do you have places near you that you return to repeatedly? How did you find them?

#photography #PhotographyDiscussion

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Hello folks, I'm Hamel. I've been working on ML and Data Science infrastructure in open source for many years. I’m currently working on something new with @jh and Wasim Lorgat around commercial applications of #fastai

One project that I’ve spent a bunch of time contributing to recently is [nbdev](

I live with my two children and wife in Portland, OR. I’m looking forward to learning from everyone here!

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I’d like to introduce you to “Bead”. She is a first year cub to a bear IDed as 910 by the rangers at Katmai National Park/Brooks Falls Alaska. Her name is unofficial and given by the community of bear cam watchers. She won’t get an ID until she is emancipated from her mom in a couple of years.

This will be the cutest floof you will see all day!

#bear #bears #grizzlies #BrownBear #Katmai #alaska #photography #photo #wildlife #WildlifePhotography #nature #NaturePhotography

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Hello, here's my #introduction :)

I'm a bioinformatician at Minderoo/OceanOmics in Perth, Western Australia.

I am #altAc working on ocean health using eDNA, genomics, and interpretable machine learning. I'm interesting in a billion other things too: I'm a father of two, I love all kinds of books, finding cool bugs, plants, and animals... hello!

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Joining a hybrid conference session I'm presenting at @ 4am (I could not attend in person due to visa issues, and 4/6 people in the session joined virtually)
- No instructions or information given upon joining Zoom;
- No screen sharing or audio for in person presentations;
- No organizer answered the chat;
We didn't even know when the session started.
A bit disappointing to see conference unable to handle remote participation well, esp. when international scholars often struggle with visas.

Is this a new variety of academic spam? (podcasts where ... you don't speak).

A hibiscus flower in October ... these plants were hit by frost, but were still going in early November. [It has been a strange weather year here.]

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A bit overdue on my #introduction. I'm Heidy! Currently Engineering Director at Trail of Bits working on ML Assurance & Safety. I specialize in safety-critical systems specifically nuclear plants, UAVs, autonomous vehicles, and any complex safety systems really!

By training I'm a Software Safety Engineer with a Formal Verification PhD.

I'm a huge bouldering and outdoors enthusiast and climb within the V8/V9 range 🧗🏽‍♀️

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The ML team at Microsoft Research Montreal is hiring interns for summer 2023! Looking for candidates interested in robust, adaptive, modular ML / language for learning and interaction / Gaming and AI. Also possible to collaborate with the FATE team.

Apply at

Please spread this to your network, we really want to make sure we reach everyone, not just people we already know.

We also have internships in the FATE team: .

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@amytabb Do you know more researchers in computer vision (active on Mastodon)? I haven't found a lot.

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Hi, I'm Lucas, a Belgian researcher at Google Brain in the beautiful Zürich. On twitter, I'm known as @giffmana.

I don't think Elon taking over Twitter is the end of the world, but I do like @sirbayes "JMLR moment" take of what's happening and wish to support it.

I post a mix of paper summary threads, hot takes, and shitposts; my main goals are to be entertaining and informative, in that order.

Cheers! 🍻

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A quick note of something that may be important for people to know: I already noted that DMs here are a bit sketchy security wise, but (THIS IS THE IMPORTANT BIT): if you mention someone else's account in a DM, Mastodon, yoinks them into the conversation.

So, you know, if you think you're talking about someone behind their back, you might be doing it to their face.

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