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@maltimore right, that's what got me thinking about it. But it's funny to think that this process begins in school even.

We are *not* encouraged to embrace possible failure, although science should rightly become an increasingly 'failing' process as time proceeds. Both in our early education, and in our continued careers.

@11011110 huh, I dropped out of academia before getting to this stage where this would become apparent... very frequent issue?

Science in school.

Grading understanding: arguably makes sense.

Grading experimentation: bad.

Surely the anxiety of 'getting the wrong result' is the beginning of the end for earnest prediction and honest analysis?

@mike You press them just like that, cut into chunks? Without scratting/grating? I remember not getting out much juice without doing so...

Dr. Stone is a great mix of cheesy, epic and funny. Can recommend.

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When asked about fears of automation in 1969, Arthur C. Clarke famously said that we shouldn't worry about automation: "the goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play." I have never seen his answer quoted in full.

Mag jemand die 'erzaehlmirnix' Comic?

Ich kann's nicht auf dem Fediversum finden...


When you're just getting by, but somehow energized by that.

@islieb perhaps a nice one for you to follow for German @pfx

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If you care about the advancement of veganism and/or freedom of speech, you probably won't like and might want to consider this petition:

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Yup, if you want to have any kind of worker or environmental protections at all then not taxing imports from countries that don't is economic suicide.

It's one of a few things I'll grant Donald Trump, he did get this one right.

@yala wow, I love your cryptics.

Out of interest, are you aware of the murmurations project? I think you would appreciate the meta-mapping element. They are at a critical stage of development, and I'm sure you'd have useful input.

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These tech discussions can also very well be placed in the category, or directly at projects in

Do you have a knowledge base in mind?

We can start from, iterate through and come up with a larger repository like or later on.

I also like

It seems its the backlinking and graph visualisation you are interested about, am I right?

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Key findings are a mixture of good and bad news. The bad news is that, even at this scale, female authors are massively under-represented in contributions: male authors have contributed more than 92% of all commits over the past 50 years [2/6]

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