"What would you most like people to think about or ask themselves when they encounter data or a graph in the media?
A good general strategy and feminist practice is to ask what we call “who” questions. Who made this? Who collected the data? Whose lives are embodied in the data? Who is it serving? Who is harmed potentially? Asking these questions allows us to start to see how privilege is baked in."
In 2019, I've been learning about genetics and epigenetics. I've written up the resources I ended up using (mostly Coursera): https://richard.dallaway.com/2019/12/31/genetics-epigenetics.html
So much to watch from the NeurIPS (machine learning) conference.
Three sessions I've loved so far: https://richard.dallaway.com/2019/12/16/neurips2019.html
Oh, and the slideslive.com service is pretty slick 👏
The Skiff, in Brighton, has "lots of interesting and fun people doing all sorts of exciting work." And I work there too.
Found Ecotalk about three months ago, as the top-rated network in Ethical Consumer (a kind of green-focussed Which?).
Chasing the sources. Looks like it’s from: https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/july-matched-and-maybe-broke-record-hottest-month-analysis-began
With a graph starting from 1880 here:https://climate.copernicus.eu/another-exceptional-month-global-average-temperatures
“the month of July at least equaled if not surpassed the hottest month in recorded history” (https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/sg/press-encounter/2019-08-01/full-transcript-of-secretary-generals-press-encounter via https://www.exponentialview.co/)
I think someone has put on the best conference ever. Even if it just had “Tail recursion: the musical!!” But it has much more.
I was at Fully Charged Live yesterday. Saw lots of electric cars, and all sorts of eco thing, as you’d expect. But the thing I was most thrilled about was toothpaste tablets. Ie toothpaste not in a plastic tube. Makes total sense. Hope it works. From: https://nonplasticbeach.com/
“...this pursuit of happiness can be stressful – and research suggests that it actually makes many people unhappy” 🤦♂️
Re-writing aliases, across 4 million based, into a canonical form. 18k edits later and it still works. Interesting because...successful “tinkering” always is interesting.
It’s not a desert, but looking at the aerial photos of Dungeness I can see why it might be described as one.
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