"Science, at its heart, is a conversation after all. ... a p-value on its own isn't overly useful." Read for the implications, stay for the use of sciencealert.com/statisticians

Interesting from a epistemological and pedagogical standpoint, and I think consistent with other hot button issues, e.g. homophobia with lack of scientific (and social) understanding of sexuality, gender. Strong religious (Christian) viewpoints with lack of understanding of The Bible, etc.


In Finland, Kids Learn Computer Science Without Computers

Students can learn the basics with a set of knitting needles.


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social constructedness of sex essay time! 

Happy everyone! for those of us in the Northern hemisphere, for our friends on the Southern half of the planet.

Roads? Where we're going we won't need roads. @USFQ_Ecuador not even Google can find a way to our next stop! Not. Even. Google.

Matthew Shepard 

Serious article, serious topic, but gems like this really make me appreciate quality journalism: "Two of Elemental’s biggest early clients were the Mormon church, which used the technology to beam sermons to congregations around the world, and the adult film industry, which did not."


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Hi everyone! I'm a grad student at Northwestern University, currently using to figure out how we learn sound patterns () of new languages

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In possibly the biggest news story in the of , and in generally big news and hopefully sign of greater things to come, Linus Torvalds is taking a break to learn arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/0

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I truly believe that #ActivityPub (the protocol behind #Mastodon) has the potential to redefine the way we create and connect on the internet. But to get there, we need to spread the word - a network is only as valuable as the people in it.

I want to get that ball rolling - I wrote a blog post about how ActivityPub is going to change the internet. Check it out here: jeremydormitzer.com/blog/what-. And please boost/share to your other networks so we can keep making the Fediverse bigger!

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Racist techbro sighting 

Finally: 'master/slave' terminology removed from Python . May appear superficial to some, but signals like this entrenched in tech culture contribute to exclusionary environments.


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How can Mastodon be made more accesible for birbsite friends that don't fully grok instances and such? I have a lot of people there that would like to be a part of something here but it's too much for them to figure out what to join and how.

How Aristotle Created the Computer - The Atlantic theatlantic.com/technology/arc … A good read, but disappointing there was no mention of Ada Lovelace or Grace Hopper, both who's contributions fit with the theme of insights that bridge the symbolic and material.

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I have recently learned about Scholarly Hub, a membership-driven hub for sharing research and teaching, connecting with others, housing pre-prints, and more. Seems like something like Academia.edu but not for profit and that doesn't sell your data. Check it out: scholarlyhub.org/

Maybe kind of like a co-op for scholars?

double standards 

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