Hypothes.is Notebook

As I use my domain here as a commonplace book of sorts, below is a list of my highlights and comments across the web using the Hypothes.is annotation tool. It’s made possible by a plugin made by Kris Shaffer and discussed at Hypothes.is Aggregator ― a WordPress plugin and Hypothes.is as a public research notebook.

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Weniger Social Media, mehr Mensch : René

I would like to see contributions for which I am really interested, which stimulate me to think, in which I can learn something.

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Humanizing the Web

I want a human curated web experience. I don’t want my experience curated by mysterious algorithms.

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What if we build the internet we always wanted?

Remember when the internet was going to usher in an age of peace and understanding because humans would be able to communicate with each other? It didn't happen.

What didn't happen? The age of peace and understanding, or the ability for humans to communicate with each other freely?

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Bechdel test - Wikipedia

Vocativ's authors also found that the films that passed the test earned a total of $4.22 billion in the United States, while those that failed earned $2.66 billion in total, leading them to conclude that a way for Hollywood to make more money might be to "put more women onscreen."[35] A 2014 study by FiveThirtyEight based on data from about 1,615 films released from 1990 to 2013 concluded that the median budget of films that passed the test was 35% lower than that of the others. It found that the films that passed the test had about a 37% higher return on investment (ROI) in the United States, and the same ROI internationally, compared to films that did not pass the test.[37]

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How Blogs Work Today

the role of the blog is different than it was even just a couple of years ago. It’s not the sole outpost of an online life, although it can be an anchor, holding it in place.

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First Support for a Physics Theory of Life | Quanta Magazine

maybe there’s more that you can get for free

Most of what's here in this article (and likely in the underlying papers) sounds to me to have been heavily influenced by the writings of W. Loewenstein and S. Kauffman. They've laid out some models/ideas that need more rigorous testing and work, and this seems like a reasonable start to the process. The "get for free" phrase itself is very S. Kauffman in my mind. I'm curious how many times it appears in his work?

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First Support for a Physics Theory of Life | Quanta Magazine

Any claims that it has to do with biology or the origins of life, he added, are “pure and shameless speculations.”

Some truly harsh words from his former supervisor? Wow!

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First Support for a Physics Theory of Life | Quanta Magazine

The situation changed in the late 1990s, when the physicists Gavin Crooks and Chris Jarzynski derived “fluctuation theorems” that can be used to quantify how much more often certain physical processes happen than reverse processes. These theorems allow researchers to study how systems evolve — even far from equilibrium.

look at these papers

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Introducing Speed of Light Discussions - Speed of Light by Jason Brennan

Comments sections often become shouting matches or spam-riddled.

They can also become filled with "me too" type of commentary which doesn't add anything substantive to the conversation. See also the Why Did you Delete my comment at http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?page_id=4338

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Introducing Speed of Light Discussions - Speed of Light by Jason Brennan

The “conversation” ends up on Twitter, which is a horrible medium for it. Twitter’s critical flaw is, of course, it’s comically small post length limit. It’s really hard to have a thoughtful discussion 140 characters at a time. This is compounded by its terribly reply threading and its complete lack of formatting. It’s 2016 and this is the place for conversation on the web? Fuck that.

Amen!

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Introducing Speed of Light Discussions - Speed of Light by Jason Brennan

But many of them don’t keep blogs of their own, or if they do, there’s never any cross-blog-conversation.

The lack of good cross-blog-conversation has been one of the missing pieces of the web. I think this is why Webmentions can be so powerful.

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Introducing Speed of Light Discussions - Speed of Light by Jason Brennan

For a website the size and popularity of Daring Fireball, it’d probably be madness to foster any kind of coherent conversation.

Certainly to do it without a staff would be difficult...

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Introducing Speed of Light Discussions - Speed of Light by Jason Brennan

If you want to respond, do so on your own website and tell me.

Often it's the mechanism by which the tell me is the most difficult. Fortunately Webmentions make this a bit easier, particularly if they're moderated so the original author can control what's on their website.

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Trump’s ‘Great National Infrastructure Program’? Stalled

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Reminiscent of the thoughts here: http://boffosocko.com/2016/09/30/complexity-isnt-a-vice-10-word-answers-and-doubletalk-in-election-2016/ Initially I thought it was an interesting linguistic quirk in combination with a con. Now I'm beginning to think he's not capable of complex thought or expression. Dementia perhaps? Or another cognitive disorder?

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Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books

Not since Lincoln

And if I highlight and annotate the copy on my site (http://boffosocko.com/2017/01/19/obamas-secret-to-surviving-the-white-house-years-books-the-new-york-times/), the question is: will it also appear on the original? Yes, in fact it does!

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I Don’t Own My Domain : I Rent It #DoOO

Update again: I annotated Audrey’s post

Alas, Audrey turned off annotations on her site, so these are no longer available. http://hackeducation.com/2017/04/26/no-annotations-thanks-bye

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Getting granular with the claim that Trump is some media wizard - PressThink

They are regarded as slightly pathetic.

This may be one of Trump's few hot buttons... calling him pathetic or a looser.

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Getting granular with the claim that Trump is some media wizard - PressThink

Trump is here said to be a wizard at media manipulation because he changes the subject. Deftly! As if a determined reporter could not change it back.

And isn't it common political practice for interviewees to not accept the premise of the question and then to pivot?

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Teaching as Wayfinding

But the ability to work on indie projects is not available to all. The time and resources required to work indie are a sign of privilege, as is encouraging (and certainly expecting) all to work indie. As Anne Pasek writes, “all materials and practices … have a cost and thus a tollgate for participation.” (And there are many, often intersecting, forms of privilege that contribute to that “toll” ― race, gender, orientation, cultural background, economic background, able-bodiedness, etc.) So while indie work is great, and I’ve done a lot of it myself, we need to be careful about the ways in which we encourage and characterize indie work, noting in particular what it costs and who may be left behind or left out.

This is all important and certainly true. However, as someone who knows he's certainly privileged, I view my definition of indie as something that is also open for others to come behind me and use for free or have the ability to reuse and remix in a way that corporate interests or non-indie work wouldn't. In a large sense, to me this means that while I may be privileged (whether that be socio-economically or even the time-encumbered), I'm helping to lower the cost and the burden for the less privileged who may come behind me to be able to do more, go further, or go faster. In some sense too, as described, indie has such a nebulous definition. Often when I see it in a technology related space I really read it as "Open Sourced".

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dokieli

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Have you played with this at all? Thoughts?

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