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Rhetorica
Head Curator of Lilitic Antiquities
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS
Computational biology, specializing in novel machine learning techniques for sequence analysis.
OTHER ACADEMIC INTERESTS
Computer history, programming language theory (PLT), Greco-Roman civilization, typography, constructed languages, metafiction, world building, graphic design, and computer graphics.
PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES
Proficient in C, C++, perl, Python, js, Java, PHP, MATLAB, LSL, most true BASICs, and bash
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Samantics

Chlorine, Chlorine, Chlorine, Chlorine
Please purify every single last dram
Fluorine, Fluorine, Fluorine, Fluorine
I'm begging of you, bind to all that you can […]
Samantics comment   read more (968 bytes) · 8457.358 tgc / 2021.977 ce
In the first two parts of this series, we examined some of the physiological factors that motivate how real scripts developed into their preferred shapes, as well as evidence from history where lack of a clear set of rules (or clear knowledge of those rules) impacted the quality of text. […]
Samantics comment   read more (2 comments, 11854 bytes) · 8456.951 tgc / 2021.203 ce
Last time, we looked at arm biomechanics and how physiology affects the ability of humans to produce shapes, especially straight lines, consistently. The prognostication was not exactly uplifting: we established that human muscles are naturally disposed to draw wobbly lines, and that extensive practice is required to draw a simple, straight horizontal line consistently without slowing down. But before we get into the marvels of how cursive writing avoids these problems, we ought to look at some of the strategies that various scripts developed to mitigate them prior to the invention of connected writing, as these approaches are still very much evident in all real-world continuous scripts. (And considering how bad the average person's handwriting is these days, you might even improve your natural-language legibility along the way...) […]
Samantics comment   read more (8850 bytes) · 8456.942 tgc / 2021.185 ce
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