Read this morning:

An Open Letter to the Lead Authors of β€˜Protecting 30% of the Planet for Nature: Costs, Benefits and Implications.’


some pretty devastating feedback! - said the authors of that paper were trying to invent a new form of .

instead of grading papers this semester, I'll be co-authoring the class slides and writing the quizzes for a new course.

alright - I sent my paper draft to three professors at my university and a PhD student who can respond to ideas about social justice and climate change.

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my research's audience? uh..well...pretty...pretty much other scientists....mostly just other scientists. yeah

@Cyborgneticz thanks. at least it is good to know this isn't normal.

I am wondering if what I am writing is not familiar enough to them. Should I seek out researchers around the world who have knowledge closer to my research area, and ask them to read my drafts?

so is it normal to not be able to find anyone who will read your paper drafts? including advisors, committee members, professors, friends, et al.

should I just pay someone to read my paper and give me feedback? like really...

SolarWinds: The more we learn, the worse it looks.

While you've been distracted by the holidays, coronavirus, and politics, the more we learn about the SolarWinds security fiasco, the worse it looks.

β–Ί Cyber-Chaos Ahead series :

Cyberattacks targeting healthcare organizations have spiked by 45% since November 2020 as COVID19 cases continue to increase globally.


Gotta endure a day of schoolwide Zoom "inservice" meetings. This means I'll be blasting Korean grindcore goodness from Jardim de Flores as antidote to the admins' treacly corporate-brain-stealing speak:

I should study Soviet design. Seems they built things to be repaired and maintained using common tools.

Am I wrong on that? Any recommendations?

@stman Glad to be back! I am trying to balance my life better for the future so I can accomplish my work.

And look - this instance has only a 500-character post limit. πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

@stman I thought it's to justify their continued careers? There's also the pissing contest and what would be "cool!" The F-35 is a great example. The "Well, There's Your Problem" podcast should do an episode on that engineering disaster!

The National Academy of Engineering has a list of Grand Engineering Challenges and "reverse-engineering the brain" is one of them. This instrumentarian power cannot be given to corporations/governments, but scientists are happy to do the work!

Hi #scicomm fellows, just discovered this instance so I migrated here from nasqueron.

I'm a postdoc in #ComplexSystems, currently working in #ComputationalNeuroscience but in the process of reconversion towards #environmental issues.

Interested in #sustainability and #foss, #sf and #illustration, #japan and some more...


@stman some of my classmates presented a project in class about an AI-assisted fighter jet squadron. Presumably because the US military cannot attract enough pilots anymore, they want a system where one pilot controls multiple planes in orchestration.

That sort of technology sounds like the perfect candidate to be combined with this brain-computer interface garbage.

@CaribenxMarciaX afaik, it was started after Facebook shutdown a bunch of anarchist groups (and accounts?). That was several months ago.

ELS2021 online is announced and the call for papers is out. Looking forward to it!! πŸ€©β€‹

#lisp @lisp @commonlisp @scheme

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