OPNsense is an open source, firewall and routing platform.
So signal is having technical difficulties due to user influx. Signal didn't want to decentralize because it wanted to be able to continue to provide a reliable exoerience. Yet here they are unable to provide a reliable experience BECAUSE they are centralized.
I had no idea how important common medical symptoms appear on dark skin was till I heard about #MindtheGap
Thanks @ClaireLSutton@twitter.com https://cubicgarden.com/2021/01/15/mind-the-gap-how-common-medical-symptoms-appear-on-dark-skin/
In two weeks we're starting our MSc course Research Seminar Data Science in which students review papers. While reviewing is really important in science, it is also good to realize that peer reviewing is a relatively new invention. Many important scientific discoveries, like Einstein's theory of relativity (1905) or the double helical structure of DNA by Watson and Crick (1953) were not peer reviewed by modern standards.
Ivan Veul legt uit wat er mis is met en bij Google. Mooi interview!
the toot-lab is suspending distrotoot.com because I have zero time for instances run by trump apologists or folk who apparently think it's funny for a white person to be against white supremacy.
GitHub is facing employee backlash - https://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-github-backlash-jewish-employee-termination-2021-1
ShortScience.org is a platform for post-publication discussion, currently mostly hosting over 1500 discussions, mostly in machine learning.
Academic torrents hosts our ClueWeb anchor data (and much, much more) https://academictorrents.com
I love this: The Institute for Reproducible Research by Joseph Cohen et al., the people that started academic torrents
TODO, check out Member: another decentralized, open source Twitter alternative
How does DNS work? by Paul Mockapetris and Kevin Dunlap (1988)
Startpage.com: The world's most private search engine - https://www.startpage.com/
open access publishing in philosophy
I think that I will attend this online workshop on open access publishing in philosophy:
Professor of Federated Search at Radboud University. Formerly known as @hiemstra
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.