http://nsidc.org/greenland-today/ - after reading an alarming economist article about the Greenland ice sheet melt earlier this year, I was curious how things would progress. The link here is an nsidc interactive vis. showing up-to-date data. It is clear that the peak melt so far was in 2012, but although we're going through a lower-melting period (relative to that all-time high), a trend line would clearly have a positive slope.
Fighting against common knowledge is freaking hard. For instance in Italy people are convinced that cold temperatures and direct bursts of air make you sick.
All Italians believe it. Even when then you ask them about Russians, Norwegians and so on that according to their belief should all be dead they won't accept the fact that it doesn't work like that.
This makes me very sympathetic towards Galileo, though surely on a smaller scale.
The #science aboard @spacex #Dragon will help us learn about atmospheric carbon’s relationship with climate, will use ground-breaking tissue chip technology to study how microgravity affects humans, and will study how DNA is affected by radiation. Read: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/spx17-research
According to this study France’s technology #procurement #policy that required government agencies to favor #FreeSoftware over proprietary software was a huge success: 0.6% - 5.4% yearly increase in companies that use Free Software, 9% - 18% yearly increase of IT-related startups, a 6.6% - 14% yearly increase in the number of individuals employed in IT related jobs and 600,000 Free Software contributions per year from #France https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3355486 #pmpc #PublicCode
I really want to love #StarTrekDiscovery. I like the characters. I like the design aesthetic. I like the acting. I like the focus on inter-personal relationships. I like Pike. I even like the new Klingons. But the plots (especially for season 2) have been blisteringly incoherent.
a nice overview of the currently available #Clojure data science libraries https://alanmarazzi.gitlab.io/blog/posts/2019-01-21-clojure-scientists/
This is phenomenal
I am excited to let folks know that the introduction to "All Data Are Local: Thinking Critically in a Data-Driven Society" is now available online: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/all-data-are-local Let me know what you think! The hardback edition will be available in full color this April! @email@example.com
Why does a mega-corporation worth almost a trillion dollars, led by the richest man in the world, need our $3 billion in subsidies? That’s what I asked Amazon execs yesterday. This seems like vulture monopolistic capitalism at its worst.
#hello Feel lucky to have stumbled upon this interesting little community. Have a nice weekend!