Tonight I'm at biotech without borders for a NSF funded talk about genetic engineering of humans. Looks like it'll be a discussion format. Before we start Dr. Jorgensen is explaining the challenges of opening up the scientific enterprise.
Are there researchers that get (partly) funded through Patreon? There are probably enough points to be made against this but I find the idea intriguing.
@bgcarlisle yeah it seems like a lot of talk. I was most surprised that there could be some economic benefit to the system as it would reduce the amount of people required to administrate current welfare systems. I sense that the biggest opposition is some kinda thought that it would promote laziness. I think It relates to fully automated luxury gay space communism because the same hope for FALGSC is one that could inspire people to support UBI.
@bgcarlisle Nice. Utopian daydreams doodles evoke the warm and fuzzy! Are you following any of the Universal Basic Income policy stuff being generated from the UK? (https://www.thersa.org/discover/publications-and-articles/rsa-blogs/2015/12/in-support-of-a-universal-basic-income--introducing-the-rsa-basic-income-model). I was surprised and pleased to learn that Canada has experimented/will experiment with this tactic! (https://www.marketplace.org/2016/12/20/world/dauphin; https://www.wdgpublichealth.ca/sites/default/files/file-attachments/meetings/alpha-opha_letter_re_the_ontario_basic_income_pilot_access.pdf).
"If Disney Princesses Were Earth and Environmental Scientists…" https://eos.org/geofizz/if-disney-princesses-were-earth-and-environmental-scientists
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There were cool ideas of tech ultimately preserving the inequalities of power as a minor but persistent backdrop to a story which engaged in too much explicit description of abuse for my likes. Nuance in characters was washed out by cyberpunk action sequences where the takeaway was "people can be awful to each other" and "sometimes there is limited justice". The world was great but various threads of tech and trauma didn't come together cohesively.
@teioh it makes me think about how we might adapt to that volume of chatter and what advantages it might bestow upon us as well as what costs it might incur. I think switching between periods of different levels of connectivity is a really good way to reflect on communication in this digital era (and probably always was throughout time... I think about the Thoreau's Walden and how it might be similar to removing apps from a phone or deleting a social media account)
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have you used virtualenv to have different packages use different python versions? might be what you're looking for. I think you probably want to make a little text file to guide you where you're creating these virtual envs or I have been reading about this virtualenvwrapper which seems useful
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Seems to me like the #forkoff thing is about gathering support from the community to create a fork which would have proper community governance. Do these actions somehow affect this instance? I don't particularly feel like I want to participate in the setting up of the shared governance and I don't currently contribute to development (through code or otherwise). I've never been for want of features so I'm ok with migrating to a fork as long as we're still in the fediverse.
Philsci preprint via @email@example.com:
It considers that current merit rankings fail to account for systematic bias and coverage of epistemic space. Argues for the use of lotteries to maximize efficiency and sense of fairness in science funding.
Draws heavily from Boyle 1998 https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9884.00133