"Ich bin oft gescheitert, aber wenn etwas funktioniert hat, habe ich damit weitergemacht. Im Prinzip bin ich in alles reingescheitert. So will ich es auch in der Politik machen." #semsrott #diepartei https://www.bento.de/politik/nico-semsrott-die-partei-kandidat-ueber-frauen-kevin-kuehnert-satire-und-europa-a-3ee46c49-0f02-4a41-93b0-8853c70b1ea1#refsponi
I read Stephen Pinker's "Enlightenment now!" and it was a brilliant book.
Over 500 pages, he argues that we should acknowledge how enlightenment and science has improved our lives over the past hundred years. Of course, this reads as an antithesis to modern populism that claims things are getting worse somehow...
"I'd would be cool if there were more than 3 companies." #vergecast
Heh. The big black hole image papers were not published in Nature or Science, the glamour journals, but the workhorse Astrophysical Journal. LIGO did the same thing. The glamour journals feed an elitist view of science, but it's hard as a researcher or small research group to turn down the reputation bonus of publishing there. So it's good to see the big projects doing it.
I'm installing Ubuntu on a Virtual Machine right now. What for? I don't know. #ubuntu
This PhD position / #job for "Privacy-preserving Machine Learning" might be interesting for some of you on the fediverse... https://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/overview?details=00347-02S0006VGP&cat=phd
Software is trending in the wrong direction. Decreased transparency, centralisation, and proprietary monopolies.
In this article I describe the 5 ingredients to ethical software:
- open data
- open source
- distributed deployment
- decentralised hosting
- end to end encryption
Let's make software less about profit, and more about people again.
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