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My about epistemic logic, card games, drinking logicians, gossip, binary decision diagrams, and muddy children is out: and I shall defend it on June 13th in .

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"Welcome to Magic School. Here is your schedule."
"Thanks! But..."
"This is just 'Ethics' and 'Human rights' and things like that."
"Correct, that's the first year curriculum."
"Do we have to learn all this?"
"Of course! What do you think this is, software engineering?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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New blog post!


Why women in psychology can't program

"About two months ago my brother, who works in data science on social psychology data, asked me why his colleagues, who are women and have PhDs in psychology, cannot code"

Yesterday, I taught Math students about conditionals in the Intro to Logic course. Today, I gave the same lecture to AI students. When we tested them with Wason's card selection task during the break, their answers turned out to be quite different! (via birdsite

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#zwartepiet Show more

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I am so fucking angry.

Oil companies, for decades, have been DELIBERATELY ACCELERATING global warming in order to MELT THE FUCKING MELT THE POLAR ICE CAPS so they can extract oil from the Arctic more easily!

These people are murderers. They are destroying our planet and wiping out the human and non-human life for easy profit!

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Black Friday deals on ALL KDE SOFTWARE! 100% OFF! (also tomorrow, and the day after that, and the next day, and the next one after that too, and ...)

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rant about people complaining about cyclists + bikes Show more

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Every single mainstream tech site (Engadget, Ars Technica, TechCrunch etc) is more about consumerism than helping to improve the lot of humanity through technology. No wonder our relationship with tech is very disposable, things need to change.

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Wir freuen uns zu sehen, dass die #Tagesschau ihr eigenes #FDroid Repo betreibt:

Das ist ein großartiger Schritt in die richtige Richtung! Das Repo enthält die offizielle App der Tagesschau, die leider nicht frei und quelloffen ist, obwohl sie durch Steuergelder finanziert wird.

Wenn es sich um öffentliche Gelder handelt, sollte auch der Code öffentlich sein! #PublicCode

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2001: Ha ha Linux could even run on a toaster! j/k
2011: Wow this toaster actually runs Linux. It’s not a joke anymore.
2021: Please pay the ransomware to receive your toast.

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Kleiner Spoiler: er macht das wirklich in den 28s, die das Video dauert 😉
RT und so kann man beim selbst Akku und Display tauschen, zeigt Gründer und CEO


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Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

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