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real programmers use Show more

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hey everyone writing code: you can't get around this. code does not exist in a noble mathematical void which absolves you of accountability. any system which people touch is tied into the fabric of society, and should be scrutinized for potential to do harm.

How to make a racist AI without really trying blog.conceptnet.io/posts/2017/

"... the sentiment is generally more positive for…
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Today in #mathematics news: Sir Michael Atiyah will apparently be presenting a proof of the Riemann hypothesis on Monday.

Conference website, no details: heidelberg-laureate-forum.org/

Shared on :birdsite: :twitter.com/Quasilocal/status/

The welcome and goodbye speeches are as usual the peak of eloquence

I like how she acknowledges her cats for emotional support, that's nice.

Bizarre and absurd, par for the course though.

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I was expecting my local timeline here to be all over the IgNobel. 'tis not :(

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I think processx is my favorite recently updated 📦 I'm not going to use in the near future anyway: tidyverse.org/articles/2018/09

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Big news in :

- No more embargoes
- No more copyright transfer
- No hybrid journals
- A cap on APCs

...for practically all European-funded research from 2020 onwards. It's called , and it's fantastic!

scienceeurope.org/coalition-s/

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