Note to self. Read: Fairness (in Machine Learning) through Awareness.
Dr Rupa Bai Furdoonji was the first female anaesthetist and is our 13th woman of advent! #womeninSTEM
Flávio Martins defends PhD thesis on Temporal Models for Microblog Search
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.""
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"
"A small Massachusetts town has rejected an offer from Comcast and instead plans to build a municipal fiber broadband network."
Scholar Social policy explanation (long thread) Show more
Have been asked to clarify the new policy on blocking here: https://scholar.social/terms#blocking
I'll start off by pointing out that decentralisation is a matter of degree, by which I mean that the Fediverse can be decentralised to a greater or lesser extent. It's not a binary, it's a gradient.
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. https://www.johndcook.com/blog/2018/12/07/no-funding-for-unwanted-news/
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