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Dutch researchers: Here's your reminder that since 2015, it is perfectly legal to make ALL your publications open access after a reasonable time: :openaccess:

openaccess.nl/nl/actueel/auteu

Thank you, #Microsoft, for sharing how many #Google services are looming in the #Chrome/#Chromium browser. I hope all projects that use Chromium take note and also start removing these. (slide was presented at BlinkOn conference)

Call for participation and for position papers for the Open-Source Information Retrieval Replicability Challenge at #SIGIR2019:

osirrc2019.github.io

My thoughts on why/purpose/goals of my "Wayback Everywhere" addon

Gist: gitlab.com/gkrishnaks/WaybackE

Install in Firefox/Chrome/Brave/Opera/Vivaldi/GNU ICECAT : framapiaf.org/@gkrishnaks/1017 (Has Gitlab link, screenshot pic showing 11 month stats)

#WaybackEverywhere #Firefox #Addons #Extensions #Archive #InternetArchive #WaybackMachine #Brave #Opera

Fascinating (and a little scary):

Female patients who are treated by male physicians have higher mortality than those treated by female physicians.

Apparently unique challenges arise when male physicians treat female patients. Interestingly: male physicians with more exposure to female patients & female physicians have more success treating female patients.

Better education and professional training needed!

Via Bas Bloem:
linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:l

@hiemstra Yes, I will be more active in this new version ;)

Nice article about #Framasoft, they are doing really great things! It also contain quite some background information, e.g. I didn't know that originally Framasoft was a initiative by teachers to share #FreeSoftware with their friends and colleagues. konradlischka.info/2017/02/blo

Interessante aflevering van De Technoloog podcast over Public Spaces, het publieke initiatief om meer alternatieven te bieden voor de grote Techbedrijven: overcast.fm/+HvsGJX-fM

The normal Twitter's API only retrieves about 1% of all available tweets. Although you can retrieve the whole Twitter's timeline with with a special Twitter's API called Firehose, but it is super expensive and only available to a few companies. In this document, Jason Baumgartner mathematically shows the feasibility of reconstructing 99% of Firehose. He also urges the researchers to join forces and collect Twitter's data and make that data available to all researchers.
tinyurl.com/yxzh5q4r

Selling your used Tesla seems like selling your smartphone without wiping it.

RT @KimZetter@twitter.com

Crashed Tesla vehicles sold at junk yards and auctions found to contain invasive personal info on driver, including phonebook and calendar info from drivers' paired mobile devices; also found unencrypted video showing what happened just before accident twitter.com/stephengillett/sta

🐦🔗: twitter.com/KimZetter/status/1

When was it decided that we replace all mentions of "weighting" by "attention"? And, why?!

Doing my meta-reviews 😉

A moral choice: Ethics is not a bug slowing down AI developments, instead, it is a feature for… prismo.news/posts/736

FoLiA v2.0 has been released! A new milestone for the Format for Linguistic Annotation; a practical XML-based format and data model for #nlp supporting a wide variety of linguistic annotation types. See proycon.github.io/folia/

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Mastodon

The "unofficial" Information Retrieval Mastodon Instance.

Goal: Make idf.social a viable and valuable social space for anyone working in Information Retrieval and related scientific research.

Everyone welcome but expect some level of geekiness on the instance and federated timelines.