2 days until the big #Fairphone announcement! The list of #Community events keeps growing. 😀

25.-31.08. Amsterdam #EFCT19
26.08. München
27.08. Stuttgart
31.08. Aachen Fairtrade Messe
05.09. Gotha
05.09. Hamburg
11.09. Düsseldorf/Rhein-Ruhr
17.09. Aachen

🐦 RT: @ThomasDurcan@twitter.com

🧠🔬 To cure brain diseases, neuroscientists must collaborate: That’s why I’m giving my data away


8 weeks, 9 blog entries, 10 online protocols..........over 500 protocol downloads — fantastic response. Catch up on why I am doing the blog (bit.ly/2U9aTRY ), and read previous posts from summer (bit.ly/2TN0vND ). @SGClabNotebooks @TheNeuro_MNI

#science #openscience #data #opendata #openaccess #brain #disease #neuroscience #parkinson

Invitation to join the international initiative

We invite you to become an initial signatory of the ScientistsForFuture (International) support letter for the climate protesters. The letter will be published in a renowned journal, with the list of initial signatories attached.


Deadline is 8 April noon UTC.

Software industry fantasy 

Imagine software developers having a union that ensures they don't move across the country and then get laid off on a whim or whatever nasty stuff we always hear about

And imagine they have a professional institution with an enforced code of ethics that prevents them from making registries of minorities or logging personal data or putting DRM in books or whatever

Like, imagine if that industry finally grew the fuck up

What kind of a world have we built where we have to justify, in writing, something as natural as parents visiting their children? That’s exactly what I just had to do so my Turkish parents can get a visa to visit me in Ireland. Here’s the letter of invitation I just wrote.

I will continue objecting to human space exploration until we stop being horny nerds with flavor dust all over our hands
(source: lowell.edu/earth-calling/)

Okay hello fediverse, it is now time to tell you all about the best page on all of Wikipedia. The list of lists of lists.


This amazing wonderful entry is a list of all pages that are lists of list articles on the English wikipedia. Uh, amazing???? Except some of the things it links to are lists of lists of lists, so one could label this is a list of lists of lists of lists.

Oh my goodness I've just learned a thing about The Matrix that causes it to make a lot more sense: In the original script the humans were used as neural network compute clusters by the Machines and as a crucial component of The Matrix itself.

Which is why humans who were aware of the simulation could control aspects of The Matrix - their minds were part of its foundation.

Unfortunately the test audiences had trouble understanding this concept so the studio changed the human role to "batteries".

Hi, I'm Sebastian from beautiful Hamburg, Germany. I'm working on this PhD thing in the field of communication networks as a computer scientist. I'm trying to learn about and advocate in all its colors. I'm also an engaged activist, fighting for good, clean & fair food systems globally - because this planet and its people desperately need it, and you get to eat great food in the process. :)

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