Kids4Twente: children aged 8 to 12 discuss the circular economy with the wonderful Andre Kuipers at airport Twente. :twente:

Multi-species social networks in the wild, for fun and profit:

"Bacterial cells communicate by producing and releasing chemical signal molecules that other bacteria pick up. [A virus] could also sense information emitted from bacteria.

All living things — down to the tiniest bacterium — communicate. Even viruses do it. You have to think about how ancient the need to communicate is, how it goes across all domains through billions of years of evolution.""

npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/

I'm so old that when I was at university we still believed in the "semantic web".

This is why pure dystopian fiction doesnt' work anymore:

"Harvard is using its $39 billion endowment to snap up massive amounts of rights to aquifers all over California, making a dark bet on water scarcity to profit off forthcoming mega-droughts"

wsj.com/articles/harvard-quiet

"A small Massachusetts town has rejected an offer from Comcast and instead plans to build a municipal fiber broadband network."

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

Own your networks. #Network #infrastructure should always be publicly owned.

@Gargron

For people interested in joining Funkwhale, there's an onboarding site here too:

join.funkwhale.audio/

In Delft for Babak Loni's PhD defense!

Overview of many experiments applying and adapting Factorization Machines to Recsys applications.

Nice work, see also:
babakx.github.io/WrapRec/

pixelfed.social/p/arjen/21889

Laptop runs considerably smoother with these stickers

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In her paper Only You, Your Doctor, and Many Others May Know Sweeney says that her research was unwelcome. Over 20 journals turned down her paper on the Weld study, and nobody wanted to fund privacy research that might reach uncomfortable conclusions. johndcook.com/blog/2018/12/07/

"Identifying Unclear Questions in Community Question Answering Websites" by @jantrienes and Krisztian Balog accepted as full paper at the European Conference on Information Retrieval.

'Why fascism is so tempting -- and how your data could power it', a #TEDTalk by Yuval Noah Harari:
invidio.us/watch?v=xHHb7R3kx40

Going to a meet up about SoLiD in Utrecht tonight and really looking forward to it.

Voyager 2 has entered interstellar space and it is still able to send data back to Earth. just incredible.

Foundations of Information Retrieval course evaluation Show more

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