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Linked Research at ESWC 2017

Enabling Decentralised Scholarly Communication co-located with the Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2017)<p>Author: Chris Aldrich<p>I'm a biomedical …

Research

PressForward for RSS+ in WordPress

Author: Chris Aldrich<p>I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal …

Design

Why Do Coptic Christians Keep Getting Attacked? | The Atlantic

article<p>http://boffosocko.com/2017/05/27/why-do-coptic-christians-keep-getting-attacked/<p>Chris Aldrich | Musings of a Modern Day Cyberneticist | …

Egypt

Facebook blocks Pulitzer-winning reporter over Malta government exposé

Temporary censorship of Matthew Caruana Galizia – who worked on the Panama Papers – raises concern over Facebook’s power to shape the news<p>I agree …

Censorship

Read 11.13% of American Amnesia by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson

 Read loc 962-1440 of 12932 (11.13%) of <i>American Amnesia</i> by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson <br>This continues to be intriguing with lots of examples …

Amnesia

What a Cool New Podcast About Shipping Can Teach You About Coffee | Bite (Mother Jones)

That cuppa joe you just sipped? Its long journey to your cup was made possible by shipping containers—those rectangular metal boxes that carry …

Food

Can Darwinian Evolution Explain Lamarckism?

Answering three questions can help reveal how the “inheritance of acquired characteristic” fits into modern evolutionary theory.<p>Author: Chris …

Evolution

 Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador | Washington Post

President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Developers of the MP3 Have Officially Killed It | Gizmodo

MP3, the digital audio coding format, changed the way we listen to music and drove the adoption of countless new devices over the last couple of …

Science

This Week in Google: #404 Leo Not Found

Echo Show, Google I/O, Samsung Dex. Amazon announces the Echo Show, an Echo with a touch screen and video calling functionality. Google I/O is next …

Google

Broadchurch (Season 1)

A seemingly calm and friendly seaside town becomes a town wrapped in secrets when the death of an eleven year old boy sparks an unwanted media …

Drutopia=Drupal+Indieweb?

Author: Chris Aldrich<p>I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal …

Science

The Contrafabulists Episode 52: Annotations

In this episode, we talk about Audrey's decision to block annotations from her websites.<p>A great little episode that talks about annotations, but …

Signal Processing

Captain America: Civil War (Paramount, 2016)

Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man. Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe …

Superheroes

Title-less Status Updates for Micro.blog

Micro.blog just launched in beta recently and one of the biggest things burning up the airwaves there is how to easily post content from one’s own …

Digital Marketing

Seeing White, episodes 31-34 | Scene on Radio

Events of the past few years have turned a challenging spotlight on White people, and Whiteness, in the United States. A podcast series from the …

Racism

Food — and bombs — in Laos

Karen Coates is a freelance American journalist who writes about food – among other things. She emailed to ask if I would be interested in talking to …

Laos

 Read Loc 261-443 of 6508 of The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires by Tim Wu

Author: Chris Aldrich<p>I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal …

Baking bread: getting big and getting out | Eat This Podcast

Ah, the self-indulgent joy of making a podcast on one of my own passions. “They” say that turning cooking from an enjoyable hobby into a business is …

Food

Proceedings of the Artificial Life Conference 2016

The ALife conferences are the major meeting of the artificial life research community since 1987. For its 15th edition in 2016, it was held in Latin …

Today is my third Indieweb Anniversary

I suppose I’ve had a few dozen domains and sites at earlier points, but three years ago today was when I began conglomerating it all here at …

Changing Global Diets: the website | Eat This Podcast

A fascinating tool for exploring how, where and when diets evolve. Foodwise, what unites Cameroon, Nigeria and Grenada? How about Cape Verde, …

Seed: The Untold Story | Independent Lens (PBS), S18 E13

Worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind, few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. SEED: The Untold Story follows …

Agriculture

From Matter to Life: Information and Causality edited by SI Walker, PCW Davies, GFR Ellis

Recent advances suggest that the concept of information might hold the key to unravelling the mystery of life's nature and origin. Fresh insights …

Quote from Mastodon, Twitter and publics 2017-04-24

The furore over Fake News is really about the seizures caused by overactivity in these synapses - confabulation and hallucination in the global brain …

Quote

micro.blog begins rolling out today

Author: Chris Aldrich<p>I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal …

Read pages 30-43 of Complexity and the Economy by W. Brian Arthur

 Read pages 30-43 of <i>Complexity and the Economy</i> by W. Brian Arthur<p>Chapter 2 is a nice piece on the El Farol Problem which is a paradox which …

An Introduction to Transfer Entropy: Information Flow in Complex Systems

This book considers a relatively new metric in complex systems, transfer entropy, derived from a series of measurements, usually a time series. After …

The Daily Show: Your Moment of Them: The Best of Ronny Cheng

The Daily Show salutes correspondent Ronny Chieng's reporting as he covers Fox News's racism, an interfaith initiative and Donald Trump's China …

The Daily Show