Briefly using a 2012 MacBook the other day made it salient how slowly my Dell Latitude starts up Ubuntu 19.04. Is that mostly because I don't have an SSD, or are there other things I can do to speed things up?
The experience also reminded me that the MacBook screen is nicer than mine. But that's harder to fix. Or maybe easier, if the fix is using an external monitor.
Markdown table editor
I use the Sublime Table Editor a lot (https://github.com/vkocubinsky/SublimeTableEditor) but sometimes I would like to edit #markdown files outside #SublimeText. None of the web services I use (#StackEdit, #HackMD) has anything that even remotely resembles Table Editor.
Are there any alternatives out there I have missed?
philosophy of language
It took a while for our reading group to get a grip on Paul Pietroski's 'Conjoining Meanings'.
One place where I felt I was getting some illumination is in understanding his rejection of the idea that meanings can be functions of arbitrary type, as in a system like Heim & Kratzer's. I take it that he thinks that this idea is technically fine, but doesn't reflect the actual working of the mind. I think that a helpful analogy is with Chomsky's minimalist programme.
philosophy, job offer, phd
My center has just opened a position for a 4-year PhD on formal epistemology and the limits of knowledge (esp. around the problems of the notion of knowability).
It partially overlaps with my research, so I'm looking forward to having more people working on this around. Please share for visibility!
We are happy to release our new website "Modern Publishing" to the world: https://oa-pub.hos.tuhh.de/en/
We want to find out, how scientific authors write and publish and how they are willing to use tools and workflows that embed values of #openscience.
Looking forward to your feedback, if you find the time!
Does anyone have experience with Todoist's Twist?
I'm looking for some communication options for communicating with co-authors on different continents as well as a potential replacement for Skype-based thesis supervision meetings.
Turns out Skype Business is a pain in the ass if students aren't using their university accounts.
Boosts/suggestions very welcome!
philosophy, conference, streaming
The David Lewis and his place in the History of Analytic Philosophy conference is streaming in Youtube, and you can join in at this link:
(I think this conference modality is a great idea, and I support the initiative.)
I am interested in a view which takes propositions to be structured things which might contain 'logical' properties such as AND, OR, NOT. I was told by a reviewer that Russell discusses the view that there are such properties and 'derides' it, but the reviewer can't recall where.
Fraser MacBride's discussion suggests that it might be in 'Our Knowledge of the External World'.
Does that sound right, @kevinklement ?
For work I am #reading Paul M. Pietroski's 'Conjoining Meanings'.
For fun, John Keay's 'China' (thanks @mplouffe ).
I like the look of this:
I have an Osprey daypack that I really like.
I think that I need a new bag. It has to be a backpack, because my collar bone never quite recovered from falling off a bike and other types are uncomfortable.
I will use it to carry a laptop and books. Mostly just between work and home but quite often to conferences when I will also have some more things to carry. I like to have an external water bottle pocket.
Hi #EpiTwitter, I could use your help. Can folks point me to work by epidemiologists and/or ethicists on the ethics of epidemiology? Case studies, decision-making processes, theories about morality and public health, anything you think is worth reading in this vein. Thanks!
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