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Why science denial isn’t necessarily ideological - The Washington Post
Surprisingly, for once, that obtuseness is not produced by our politics but by the evolutionary history of our brains.
politics  science 
17 hours ago
Why is English so weirdly different from other languages? | Aeon Essays
‘eeny, meeny, miny, moe’, have you ever felt like you were kind of counting? Well, you are – in Celtic numbers, chewed up over time but recognisably descended from the ones rural Britishers used when counting animals and playing games. ‘Hickory, dickory, dock’
language 
2 days ago
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in 1959 MIT shut down its Whirlwind computer, which ran 35 hours/week using electrostatic tube memory - h/t…
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2 days ago
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"OPEN ACCESS THREATENS SCIENCE!!!*
*find out how for $38"
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3 days ago
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Kittens raised near rabbits learn to jump like rabbits
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5 days ago
LEARNING TO ACT BY PREDICTING THE FUTURE
Alexey Dosovitskiy and Vladlen Koltun, Intel Labs
Instead of a monolithic state and a scalar reward, we consider a stream of sensory input {st} and a stream of measurements {mt}.
5 days ago
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When it skulks on a reef
And has two sets of teeth

...

That's a moray.
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5 days ago
Speechnotes | Speech to Text Online Notepad
via Wilbanks "This speech to text free site saved me the past two weeks. I'm now a paying user."
6 days ago
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Interesting (and timely) new feature from
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6 days ago
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Compared with 1990 there are 17,000 fewer child deaths every day.

and my post:
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13 days ago
Twitter
This is why HTTP worked -- limited vocabulary of verbs means people can get their heads around it.
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13 days ago
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Where is the “individual contributor” career track in science? You basically have to become a PI. Scan from “Radica…
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14 days ago
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So uh I actually have a CompEng rather than CompSci degree
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20 days ago
Dozens of Tiberias Residents Secured
Bolaang Mongondow
I think 'secured' means 'arrested'. They were using spears and arrows, so not your ordinary criminals. Seems like a disagreement over land rights.
- use chrome, translate from Indonesian
politics 
23 days ago
Confirmation (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Raven paradox, etc. Why not bookmark all of the SEP?
24 days ago
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This is the single most important security improvement in the current threat environment. PAY ATTENTION. ⚠ Go do th…
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4 weeks ago
Cyber costs threaten to exceed benefits | Articles | Knowledge | Zurich Insurance
The best answer for “how risky is that?” is generally “how much would it cost to insure against that?” Now Zurich, the Swiss insurance company founded in 1872, is saying that the cost of securing the Internet will exceed the benefits of connectivity by 2019 - philg
5 weeks ago
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Two bison delicately sculpted from clay by firelight 14,000 years ago deep in the West Cave at 'Montesquieu-Avantès…
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6 weeks ago
Shapes Constraint Language (SHACL)
validation relative to constraints on form
to-read  rdf 
6 weeks ago
Ichiro Obara's page
economic theory and game theory (repeated/dynamic games and mechanism design)
8 weeks ago
Every attempt to manage academia makes it worse | Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week
If a job is complex, multifaceted and involves subtle trade-offs, the best approach is to hire good people, pay them the going rate and tell them to do the job to the best of their ability.
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8 weeks ago
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Sneering at Comic Sans is just elitism.
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8 weeks ago
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A white supremacist DM'd me claiming Islam is violent & taunted me to show "where's the Christian version of Isis?"…
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8 weeks ago
lobid-resources - much more records, authority URIs dereferencable, provenance - Linked Open Data @hbz - hbz wiki
Corey Harper (@chrpr)
8/29/12 17:36
HBZ put out a new release of their RDF & included provenance info. Is this the 1st large-scale bib data dump w/ prov? wiki1.hbz-nrw.de/display/SEM/20…
opendata 
8 weeks ago
RDF triple stores — an overview | Larsblog
Michael Hausenblas (@mhausenblas)
9/19/12 3:07
garshol.priv.no/blog/231.html RDF triple stores - an overview by @larsga ... simply, brilliant! #linkeddata #datastore #nosql #rdf
8 weeks ago
OBO library PURL server code
A bit of python, and configuration in YAML.
programming 
8 weeks ago
AnyStyle.io
reference parser
via David Shorthouse on Taxacom
8 weeks ago
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Phenomenal new Aphex Twin track. 🔥🔥🔥
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9 weeks ago
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- Carrier 2010: Exposing conflict as a precondition for achieving trustworthiness.…
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9 weeks ago
Papers, Please!
the identity project
via Harry Halpin
politics 
9 weeks ago
Research - Ichiro Obara's page
game theory, evolution of cooperation
meaning 
9 weeks ago
Atlas Name matching API
Atlas of Living Australia / name to taxon record mapping
taxonomy 
9 weeks ago
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