This is cool!
The rover Europe sends to Mars in 2020 to look for life will carry the name of Rosalind Franklin. (She of the "what did Watson and Crick discover? Rosalind Franklin's notes!" joke I've seen going around.)
Plenty of stuff sent (or about to be sent) into space has men's names -- the Hubble and Webb telescopes, the Parker solar probe, etc -- but I can't think of anything that's had a woman's name so far.
3 min into this.. loving the concept. Facebook sucks. Hope this is the future #introductions
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It is bed time so I’m starting a new article. Quote of the night :
“Failure to recognize that general legal rules and principles are working hypotheses, needing to be constantly tested by the way they work out in application to concrete situations, explains the otherwise paradoxical fact that the slogans of the liberalism of one period often become the bulwarks of reaction in a subsequent era.”
John Dewey, cited by Gerald Frug
You all are such incredibly tough people, it blows me away.
So many of you wake up every day and envision a better future and drag it kicking and screaming into reality while society just dumps shit on you for just trying to live who you are on the inside on the outside too.
I know you didn't choose to be badasses, but you all are badasses.
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Accidentally found myself procrastinating by reading Duncan Kennedy’s blog (http://duncankennedy.net/legal_history/) when I found the following sentence, hidden at the bottom of a page.
“it is part of the historic agenda of the left to re-appropriate the role of human agency against all kinds of efforts to represent the merely actual as natural, necessary and just”
I think it’s neat.
Rewatched "Arrival" last night, and was struck by how quietly it builds to its big moments due to unconventional, thoughtful editing.
watching all these services i’ve enjoyed get transmuted into open source code (instagram -> pixelfed) is so thrilling and awesome. to have the medium you want to use to express yourself and know nobody can take it away as long as you have somewhere to stash it..! i super wish Vine wouldn’t be so annoying to recreate but .. i wonder. I Wonder.
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Tune in next week when I’ll have slowly but inevitably turned this EU law course into telecom law course...
A reminder that the idea of values embedded in the design of technology is fukin old hat & Dr. Susan Calvin has been saying it straight since 1950: “‘The nature of a robot reaction to a dilemma is startling,’ she began. ‘Robot psychology is far from perfect — as a specialist, I can assure you of that but it can be discussed in qualitative terms, because with all the complications introduced into a robot’s positronic brain, it is built by humans and is therefore built according to human values.’”
PhD - officially interested in law, political science and technology - actually interested in Everything and naps
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