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Daniel πŸ¦‰ @thelibrarian

I'm still here. I've just been lurking. Working on a deep clean of my material assets -- almost finished. Then it will be project time! And I have a list!

Summer: "School isn't in session so I don't have much academic stuff to discuss here."
Start of School Year: "I have zero time to discuss anything let alone breathe or sleep."

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@KnowledgeLeak Yes, I agree. The concept of a right is quite a bit more complicated than my post indicated, having (intentionally) left moral rights out of the picture. However in both cases they are privileges; and in my view, for a privilege to be justly bestowed means that it comes with attendant responsibilities, or as you put it, a strong obligation. I was seeking to de-conflate the moral wish sense from the factual denotation. I probably should've been more clear. Thanks!

I am tired of this "[Blank] is a right, not a privilege." It muddles people's thinking about issues:
** rights ARE privileges bestowed by law. **
The rhetoric should be: [Blank] is a necessity, not a luxury

@aparrish well I recently ran across a newly published book on Artificial Brains, so some AI people ARE creating brains. Even if they weren't I still think this is an appropriate metaphor, because they are a reasonably simplified model of how the brain is connected. In software the implementations are often as you describe so there is a bit of a conceptual disconnect between metaphorical understanding and its realization in code. Perhaps both descriptions would be appropriate!

1947 video put out by the US Gov about fascist propaganda, and avoiding being duped: "Don't Be A Sucker" archive.org/details/DontBeaS19

One of my favorite figures (fr. An Introduction to General Systems Thinking, Gerald Weinberg, 1975.):

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@KnowledgeLeak yes; their results at least warrant critical examination and reflection. However as with all science all conclusions are provisional, even if fairly reliable and useful in an everyday sense. Furthermore there seems to be an over appropriation of statistical methods, particularly is US science.

@KnowledgeLeak WRT the social sciences: they assimilate a wide variety of "ways of knowing" and so are epistemologically challenging. As Stephen Kline (ISBN: 0-8047-2409-1) points out, "difficulties of two types have arisen: projections of schemata that belong within one discipline onto domains in which the schemata (or ideas) are either not appropriate or seriously incomplete; and the creation of [system representations] that are seriously incomplete."

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@actualham I really enjoy in part because of the sense of community that the instance model helps create. Again, h/t to you for mentioning it.

Send 60-character message to the farthest man-made object in space: @NASAVoyager! Submit #MessageToVoyager by Aug 1… t.co/6FMfSwSOhH source: twitter.com/nasa/status/893983

Heard a wonderful keynote last Wednesday by @actualham . It has me fired up to put some of the thoughts on higher ed I've been hoarding out into the wild. Thanks Robin!

it's remarkable how consistent the idea that "teens know about tech and adults are hopeless luddites" has been over the past like fifty years

like we've been through several generations of supposedly tech-savvy teens becoming self-proclaimed shrugging luddites

@guerrillarain If you are on android I use two open source apps from the f-droid 'store', they might also be on google play: etar for calandar and Simpletask cloudless (todo app, that keeps everything on the device in a text file, but gives you a lot of power, eg I have my tasks sorted by due date and then priority, can threshold things etc) I work along the lines of what @subunitA suggested.

@guerrillarain this is a problem for many of us engaged people. I recently saw a prof. that was advocating that he reads 20 minutes everyday after waking and before anything else. So basically self-discipline is about cultivating a set of habits and fitting in everything else around those habits. Which is the other theory of task mangmt I have seen: 2-3 big things get scheduled and then mid-priority, then low/incidental tasks (eg email) on a daily basis. Hope this helps!

I swear I could have done a full other PhD with the time I've spent formatting papers for journals