Cole Hudson @colejhudson 7w ago
Why does nearly every business announce via Business Wire? Why not a normal blogpost? It's unclear to me what it's distinguishing attributes are, perhaps a direct feed into newsrooms?
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Might just be easier/get out to more people. I feel like people would actively look for a blog post while Business Wire would come to them (in a way).
Cole Hudson @colejhudson 7w ago
Just so I have something to point to - biology : now :: computers : late 60/early 70s
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I am guessing this is more specifically related to CRISPR or other genetics-related technologies?
Cole Hudson @colejhudson 8w ago
I wonder if 'result-squatting' is a thing, a la domain-squatting, where you publish a paper on a trivial result to accumulate citations
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Cole Hudson @colejhudson 8w ago
Endlessly fascinating how many fantastic and friendly resources there are for advanced(?) topics, today: 'Neutron Scattering: A Primer' ncnr.nist.gov/summ...
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Cole Hudson @colejhudson 9w ago
Filed under 'DARPA Projects To Watch': beta.sam.gov/opp/c...
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Cole Hudson @colejhudson edited 10w ago
Is the United States more religious than Europe? My understanding is that Europe is broadly-but-casually religious whereas the US is specifically-but-actively religious, e.g. France vs the Bible Belt. Curious because I heard an argument attributing the prevalence of religion as inversely proportional to the size of a societies social safety net.
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In France, since 1905, we have a strong secularism (french secularism). Step by step people lost faith. But since twenty years, there is a revival, especially worn by the Muslim community. The new fashionable term is spirituality, not really faith but believe in some spirit, theism or pantheism. French people reject mainly the Church as an institution not religion
Those strongly religious people are mostly in the South and Midwest. Anything along the coasts is less religious too.
Cole Hudson @colejhudson 10w ago
finally reading 'what the dormouse said' after putting it off, its a quick read so far and an absolutely lovely book.
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Cole Hudson @colejhudson 10w ago
fantastically jealous of those who got to do undergrad, just saw a tweet about a summer program for undergrads who want to do geometry processing, like what!?
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Cole Hudson @colejhudson 10w ago
lovely day in northern california today
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dreary on the east. snow's half melted and pretty overcast for me. always nice and warm inside though :)
Cole Hudson @colejhudson 10w ago
Re: The FAA twitter.com/wapoda...
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Thanks! So not surprisingly miscommunication was part of the problem. I wonder to what extent the frantic pace of development on site has lead to it. If it has. But nice to see they are collaborating effectively. The shockwave propagation part is interesting, that potential damage radius would have to be estimated for each test and what the explosive potential is at a given phase of flight. Probably a prediction w/ the highest incertainty (eg: SN8 explosion != SN9 explosion).
Cole Hudson @colejhudson 11w ago
Some of my favorite programs are just as verbose as they need to be, but no more. Redis, for example, has excellent source code. Another one is this Lisp interpreter: web.sonoma.edu/use...
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Cole Hudson @colejhudson 11w ago
Given that a composite, EU-like market seems necessary to compete with China, Trump withdrawing from the TPP will be seen as one of his worst policy blunders.
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