Wondering if anyone here has come across good academic studies on the impact of technology on developing children?
I think Twitter is both more diverse and more self-segregated than the fediverse. There’s stranger stuff there but I’m far less likely to actually see it. Ironically the explicit federation weakens the corresponding filter bubbles.
can we, like, overturn the dichotomy between society and nature already? we're all part of the world, same as anything else
Give me your github name or email and I will add you as a collaborator
Make science fiction asimovian again
Grand goal for this mastodon instance: turn into a psychohistory prime radiant 😎
Fellow Speakers of Second Foundation: find and follow superforecaster type signals from the fediverse
So I read this yesterday:
A day later, one think stands out in my memory: apparently their ambition from day 1 was to rule the world.
That explains a lot. They were destined to end up in an antagonistic relationship with their users.
ironically, most FPS heros DONT have feet
Is there a list of fediverse-wide hashtags in common use? I feel like we should promote some local hashtags like say #bookreco r #jobwanted #jobopening ... in future I expect this thing will acquire tweetdeck style arbitrary column capability and people can then use hashtags for columns or we can read the tagged toots via API to populate a jobs page or something
Twitter will be purging about 6% of its accounts this week as fakes.
Might be interesting to see whose follower count suddenly drops...
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I’m still not sure what shows up in federated timeline... union of all remote follows of locals?
Curious about rhetorical template "...past that never was...future that never will be".
My research carried me back to a 1907 Book, Autralasia https://books.google.com/books?id=qIbuJSiufvIC&pg=PA198&dq=%22past+that+never+was%22+%22future+that+never+will+be%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiJzq7b65fcAhUEAnwKHYNmBjYQ6AEILzAB#v=onepage&q=%22past%20that%20never%20was%22%20%22future%20that%20never%20will%20be%22&f=false
Anyone know origin of this phrase?
I'm excited to be in the company of so many smart people. I'll do my best to contribute but will probably spend more time reading, re-reading. If we lived in a Dickens novel I'd be an inferior version of Joe Gargery, handy with pipe-stuffs and pipe-puffs and other comforting gestures but lacking his bedrock goodness.
Howdy. Busy building rickety platforms around the void at the center of everything. Most interested in where Quine left off on this project: Duhem-Quine indispensability argument and Quine-Putnam underdetermination thesis. Also: Buddhist ontologies. If your metaphysics takes more than an hour to explain I probably want to interact with you.
Musician and mathematician, here for the mind candy in between grad school brackets. (Let's see how long I can keep the content flowing while my dissertation crunch time hits.) You can talk to me about music, probability theory and probably I can still remember my ecology studies.
A deep dive into how both the Soviets & Germans used their railway systems in WWII:
I had a friend share this recently. I haven't worked my way through the whole thing (it's very long), but thought it was relevant to folks' interest here
Of academic papers I've read recently, this one stands out:
It's a study of 1000 genetically similar people in Quebec and their neighbours.
Researchers found that air pollution levels by postal code predicts risk factors for disease better than DNA. Gene expression patterns were discernible within the group of 1000 people - you could tell where they lived. Those patterns were shared by their genetically dissimilar neighbours.