Politics from text — not so easy?

I came across this obscure study while doing some research on other matters. Yan, H., Lavoie, A., & Das, S. (2017). The Perils of Classifying Political Orientation From Text. Linked Democracy: Artificial Intelligence for Democratic Innovation, 858, 8. Political communication often takes complex linguistic forms. Understanding political ideology from text is an important methodological task…

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Getting Logitech G502 to work on Linux Mint 18.1

So, Logitech software only works for Windows. Unfortunately, the sensitivity is extremely high by default, making the mouse much less useful. The extra buttons also have no function, which is annoying. So, I wanted to fix this. The mouse actually saves the setting on itself, meaning that the settings are plug-and-play-able. Meaning that my G502…

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The FOSS fragmentation problem

I could not find someone that briefly described this problem, so I’ll just do a very quick job at doing so. I take it that this is a common observation that I was just unable to find the right term for. And yes, I appreciate the metaness of this. :) The FOSS fragmentation problem: everybody…

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Syncthing: some notes and recommendations

Syncthing is a open source synchronization application. It’s a replacement for the closed source Bittorrent Sync (BTS).  If you are currently using BTS, I recommend switching because 1) it’s closed sourced, and 2) owned by an American company, and thus 3) likely to implement NSA-style backdoors. This is made more likely by the fact that…

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