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by Bjinse on Mon Apr 8th, 2019 at 09:50:20 PM EST
Users call it getting 'Zucked,' say talking about racism is censored as hate speech
The Golden Age of American mass media will rise again.

Exposing Russia's Effort to Sow Discord Online: The Internet Research Agency and Advertisements
cracker townhall

archived trolls
LQD: Censorship
what is "legitimate" and protected "black" speech

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Apr 24th, 2019 at 05:25:27 PM EST
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Rein in the four horsemen of irreproducibility
They ride with what I refer to as the four horsemen of the reproducibility apocalypse: publication bias, low statistical power, P-value hacking and HARKing (hypothesizing after results are known).

Is Reproducibility Really Central to Science?
"The timing of this dip leads us to hypothesize [SIC] ..."
Talk is cheap: the myth of the focus group - Guardian

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Apr 29th, 2019 at 07:32:40 PM EST
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Sheldon Krimsky on Conflicts of Interest in Science
"Given that we knew there was a new DSM, and we didn't have to go through the arduous work of finding the conflicts, which we had to do with the DSM 4, we could figure out whether there were more or fewer conflicts of interest on the new DSM panels. We published the results in the New England Journal of Medicine. And it turned out there were more conflicts in the DSM 5 with transparency than there were in the DSM 4 without transparency."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Apr 30th, 2019 at 10:09:41 PM EST
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Indian Army mountaineers reckon they've found Yeti footprints on the Himalayas | Gulf News |

Indian Army spots Yeti footprints in Nepal. BJP leader wants respect for beast. Twitter dies laughing

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue Apr 30th, 2019 at 10:40:18 AM EST
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CFR | A Conversation With Christopher Wray, 26 April
China has pioneered a societal approach to stealing innovation in any way it can from a wide array of businesses, universities, and organizations. They're doing it through Chinese intelligence services, through state-owned enterprises, through ostensibly private companies, through graduate students and researchers, through a variety of actors all working on behalf of China. At the FBI we have economic espionage investigations that almost invariably lead back to China in nearly all of our fifty-six field offices, and they span just about every industry or sector.
They're strategic in their approach. They actually have a formal plan set out in five-year increments to achieve dominance in critical areas. And to get there they're using an expanding set of nontraditional methods, both lawful and unlawful, so weaving together things like foreign investment and corporate acquisitions, together with cyber intrusions and supply chain threats. The Chinese government is taking the long view. That's probably an understatement. They've made the long view an art form. They're calculating. They're focused. They're patient and persistent.
But even with all of that, we can't tackle all these threats on our own. We've got to figure out more and more ways to work together, particularly with all of you in the private sector. We need to focus even more on a whole-of-society approach because in many ways we confront whole-of-society threats. It is very clear to me that the next few years will be very much defined by what kind of progress we can make with private-public partnerships.
Global Times | Superiority complex plagues US intelligence, 3 May

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun May 5th, 2019 at 04:43:11 AM EST
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Anya Parampil interviews VZ FM Jorge Arraza, A/V (EN), 00:14:38
"same page" diplomacy

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon May 6th, 2019 at 12:28:43 AM EST
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