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RT : Dorsa Derakhshani,Iranian champion expelled from national team for not wearing the veil.
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18 hours ago
globalinequality: Did post-Marxist theories destroy Communist regimes?
"The Ottoman empire went into a process of disintegration that lasted several centuries and was punctuated by numerous wars, both with western powers and Russia, and numerous struggles for national independence (Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria). The Habsburg empire dissolved after four years of the hitherto largest conflict in history. The same is true of the Russian empire and the Hohenzollerns’. But the Soviet Empire gave way almost entirely peacefully and without a fight. How did that happened?"
polisci:state 
22 hours ago
The Secret U.S. Army Study That Targets Moscow - POLITICO Magazine
"U.S. military and intelligence officials worry that Moscow now has the advantage in key areas. Lighter armored vehicles like those the Army relied on heavily in Iraq and Afghanistan are highly vulnerable to its new weapons. And main battle tanks like Russia’s T-90—thought to be an anachronism in recent conflicts—are still decisive."
usa:empire  violence:war 
yesterday
La disruption d'Emmanuel Macron - Authueil
"Ce n'est pas une surprise si ses principaux soutiens sont les députés qui ont été rapporteurs sur sa loi, à commencer par Richard Ferrand, rapporteur général, devenu secrétaire général d'En Marche. Emmanuel Macron a fait preuve d'un réel respect des parlementaires, chose rare, les ministres ayant tendance à vouloir passer en force, en lâchant quelques cacahouètes si ça coince un peu."
polisci:parliaments  polisci:elections  fr:politics 
2 days ago
La démocratie hors les murs - La Vie des idées
@seealso Shmuel Nili, "Democratic Theory, the Boundary Problem, and Global Reform," just published in The Review of Politics: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0034670516000747
polisci:democracy 
3 days ago
Reproducible Research Needs Some Limiting Principles · Simply Statistics
"Reproducibility is a necessity in science, but it’s high time that we start considering the practical implications of actually doing the job. There are still holdouts when it comes to the basic idea of reproducibiltiy, but they are fewer and farther between. If we do not seriously consider the details of how to implement reproducibility, perhaps by introducing some limiting principles, we may never be able to achieve any sort of widespread adoption."
academia:research  science 
3 days ago
Hungary and the End of Politics | The Nation
"What is clear is that with his re-election, Orbán has consolidated a well-orchestrated constitutional coup that has rattled the European Union’s complacency about being a club of well-behaved democracies."
world:hungary  polisci:democracy 
3 days ago
(500) https://www.theguardian.com/society/ng-interactive/2015/feb/05/-sp-watch-how-measles-outbreak-spreads-when-kids-get-vaccinated?CMP=fb_gu
RT : Watch how the measles outbreak spreads when kids get vaccinated – and when they don't | US news | The Guardian
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4 days ago
Text Preprocessing For Unsupervised Learning: Why It Matters, When It Misleads, And What To Do About It by Matthew James Denny, Arthur Spirling :: SSRN
"Despite the popularity of unsupervised techniques for political science text-as-data research, the importance and implications of preprocessing decisions in this domain have received scant systematic attention. Yet, as we show, such decisions have profound effects on the results of real models for real data. We argue that substantive theory is typically too vague to be of use for feature selection, and that the supervised literature is not necessarily a helpful source of advice. To aid researchers working in unsupervised settings, we introduce a statistical procedure that examines the sensitivity of findings under alternate preprocessing regimes. This approach complements a researcher's substantive understanding of a problem by providing a characterization of the variability changes in preprocessing choices may induce when analyzing a particular dataset. In making scholars aware of the degree to which their results are likely to be sensitive to their preprocessing decisions, it aids replication efforts. We make easy-to-use software available for this purpose." -- see preText R package
stats:text-analysis  r 
4 days ago
Twitter
Quelques recommandations de bouquins (les tires devraient suffi…
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4 days ago
Magrit - Thematic cartography
Online map visualization tool. Looks brilliant.
viz:maps  javascript  viz:d3.js 
5 days ago
02/09/15 - Naissance de la techno à Lyon @Le Sucre by Le Sucre Lyon
Ça parle de Couleur 3, qui m'a initié à la techno avec "Hydra", de Technasia.
music:techno  grenoble 
5 days ago
Twitter
Twitter users followed more political accounts leading up to the 2016 election but those new accounts were not ideo…
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7 days ago
Untitled (http://www.anitagohdes.net/uploads/2/7/2/3/27235401/gohdes_commtechprotestconflict.pdf)
Preliminary reading list for my MA seminar on Communication Technology, Protest & Conflict: (pdf) - ideas welcome:
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7 days ago
Republicans Are Using Big Tobacco’s Secret Science Playbook to Gut Health Rules
"The small group of lawyers and PR strategists orchestrating the secret science effort are closely tied to those attacking the EPA from within. All have connections to either big tobacco, oil, or both — and almost all have been affiliated with a small, right-wing group called the Energy & Environment Legal Institute. It’s interesting that E&E should fixate on transparency since the group has gone to great lengths to conceal its donors. Nevertheless, public records document some of the group’s ties to big coal companies…"
usa:politics  polisci:lobbying  usa:environment 
9 days ago
What Slobodan Milosevic Taught Me About Donald Trump
"Milošević existed in a different dimension, a twilight zone of lies, and I was mucking about in the dimension of facts. He had spent his entire life in the world of communism, and he had become a master, an absolute master, at fabrication."
world:yugoslavia  polisci:democracy  usa:politics  at_a_loss_for_tags 
9 days ago
Political elites - CIRCaP | Centre for the Study of Political Change - University of Siena
"EURélite: European Political Elites in Comparison. The Long Road to Convergence – coordinated by Prof. Maurizio Cotta and Prof. Heinrich Best (University of Jena), aimed at the development of historical databases on the European parliamentary elites and ministries."
data:social-science  polisci:parliaments 
11 days ago
Twitter
Retour sur la saison 1 d’ : communauté/innovation/ cadre juridique, éthique é cc
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12 days ago
Nevertheless, She Persisted – emptywheel
"The Party of Lincoln is dead. It is a zombie animated by hatred, intent on hurting any who pose a threat to its continued grasp on power. It doesn’t take seriously its oath of office, instead resurrecting archaic nonsense to deprive the people of their rights while encouraging corruption."
usa:politics 
13 days ago
Colonies israéliennes en Cisjordanie : la nouvelle loi est une « rupture historique »
"Israël est la puissance occupante en Cisjordanie. Sur ce sujet, comme sur bien d’autres, le seul ministère dont disposent les autorités palestiniennes est celui des mots…"
world:israel-palestine 
13 days ago
Zines - Julia Evans
"This is a zine about COMPUTER NETWORKING! I spent a very long time learning how networking works (what happens when you download a picture from the internet? It turns out, a lot!) So I wrote a zine about it!"
tech:networking 
13 days ago
Twitter
> claims empiricist approach
> backs it up with appeal to authority

Donald J. Trump has the epistemological consis…
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13 days ago
Twitter
RT : we literally won a Pulitzer for covering one of the things on this list
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14 days ago
About | Scientific Data
"Scientific Data is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal for descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets, and research that advances the sharing and reuse of scientific data.

Scientific Data welcomes submissions from a broad range of research disciplines, including descriptions of big or small datasets, from major consortiums to single research groups.

Scientific Data primarily publishes Data Descriptors, a new type of publication that focuses on helping others reuse data, and crediting those who share."
academia:publishing  data:availability 
14 days ago
Untitled (https://ucsd.ideator.com/ideas/3565/public)
Very glad to see UCSD confronting the problems with exclusively training PhD students to do jobs they won't get:
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14 days ago
RIP Hans Rosling: The data wizard who helped us visualize a better world - Humanosphere
Hans Rosling has died. He was a champion of simple but smart analysis of global data. He will be missed.
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14 days ago
Twitter
Data Science has finally found a worthy slogan
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14 days ago
Twitter
Archivage massif par les enseignants-chercheurs en vue de futures négociations de salaires
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15 days ago
Twitter
I'm a bit late to the game, but my version (Feb 6, 1.30am) is also different.
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16 days ago
Twitter
Notice how immuno-globulines (23%) look smaller than triglycerides (13.5%). Horrendous plot. Low-qual…
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16 days ago
trinker/textcode
"textcode provides tools for qualitative text coding. The tools enhance the ability to: (a) export text for qualitative coding, (b) import coding schemes, and (c) reshape the imports into an analysis ready format. This package ports much of the coding mechanisms from the qdap package but with consistency, more obvious usage, optimization all in a single package."
r  stats:text-analysis 
16 days ago
US government takes animal-welfare data offline : Nature News & Comment
"The US Department of Agriculture will no longer make lab inspection results and violations publicly available, citing privacy concerns."
soc:quantification  data:availability  usa:politics  violence:animals 
16 days ago
Point Collective | Free Listening on SoundCloud
Favourite track: Dasha Rush's live DJ set at Liquid Club Malta
music:techno 
16 days ago
Twitter
Dear – What's with the new white scrollbar on the left? Not pretty. Running Spotify 1.0.48.103.g15edf…
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16 days ago
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