I have some end-of-year announcements: Our atomistic ML toolbox SchNeckPack 2.0 is finally released! Now with equivariant layers, Pytorch Lightning integration, extensible configurations & CLI and integrated MD code! arxiv.org/abs/2212.05517 Code: github.com/atomistic-machine-l

Here's a little write-up of the results of the pearl #guessinggame I posted some days ago:


As far as I can tell, the best guess was by @StefAJ (11489). Congratulations and eternal glory to you!

Understanding #Mastodon gets easier once you get the basic idea that federation between servers can be understood as homeomorphisms across hyperplanes between the Riemannian manifolds of toots, whereas the servers represent countable finite sets of discrete entities.

I don’t understand why people think Mastodon is difficult. It seems pretty straightforward, and the separate servers are no biggie. I’m enjoying this fresh start here, like moving to a new apartment!

This site makes me feel guilty about the fact I didn’t let mastodons on the Ark.

I recently had to tell a person that I believe that you nearly cannot live on a standard German graduate fellowship when doing a PhD in Berlin and that they should rather look for a 2/3 position which is the common alternative in the field. It's not great either but it's at least 500 EUR more.

I believe we have to change these fellowships.

A little game: guess how many pearls are in the bowl? Please boost for better statistics. #statistics #guessinggame

Is this thing on?
I joined twitter 9 years ago, skeptical of what I would find. But it turned out to be incredibly valuable for me. I'm sad to see what has come of it, and not very hopeful. I'm glad there is an alternative. I like a lot of the ideas behind mastodon, but I'm also a bit skeptical in a different way. But I'll give it a shot. Hopefully, I'll be pleasantly surprised again.

"It’s not one thing that makes women leave. It’s death by a thousand cuts." Why are women so underrepresented in Maths and related fields, brilliant article by Prof Hannah Fry ⬇️ #genderequality #womeninstem #womenwhocode #womeninscience


The thing about Twitter is that it really lacks a lot of the features you'd expect from a true Mastodon replacement.

For example, there's no way to edit your toots (which they, confusingly call "tweets"—let's face it, it's a bit of a silly name that's difficult to take seriously).

"Tweets" can't be covered by a content warning. There's no way to let the poster know you like their tweet without also sharing it, and no bookmark feature.

There's no way to set up your own instance, and you're basically stuck on a single instance of Twitter. That means there's no community moderators you can reach out to to quickly resolve issues. Also, you can't de-federate instances with a lot of problematic content.

It also doesn't Integrate with other fediverse platforms, and I couldn't find the option to turn the ads off.

Really, Twitter has made a good start, but it will need to add a lot of additional features before it gets to the point where it becomes a true Mastodon replacement for most users.

#twitter #mastodon #twittermigration

Wer jetzt allein ist, der hat nichts zu lachen,
wird wachen, scrollen, lange Playlists machen.

Hullo. So this is Mastodon, eh? Well, I'm here. And to celebrate, here's a photo I took yesterday in Kingston NY of Good Omens director Douglas directing An Unnamed Actor (on the other side of the glass) in Episode 2 of Good Omens Season 2 (Coming Next Summer).

Ich hab das Gefühl, die richtige Antwort ist Tusky 😂

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In the Third Age, Sauron required all his orcs to have a unique identifier, called orcid.

A nice and sunny Saturday in Berlin. What better to do then prepare for the Monday 8am lecture?! One has to enjoy it while it lasts...

It's so nice and quiet here... My Twitter timeline is flooded with complaints about ICLR reviewers. Will that change soon?

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