I'm 42, married with one child. I'm doing a PhD in soil microbiology at Melbourne Uni. Trying to teach myself something about linux shell for the purposes of bioinformatics (using QIIME 2) at the moment.
Interested in environmentalism and politics.
I like the idea of an open source alternative to twitter.
**Idiocy in Theory and Practice**
"Idiocy is as complex as genius. In fact, we like to think them indistinguishable, joined by the ruthless common denominator of an innocence which makes both conditions holy. The lives of geniuses are bestsellers because everyone wants to see themselves in there, which nourishes our profound self-interest and even more profound masochism. Read about t…"
@cypnk There was a study done recently of a machine learning hiring algorithm (basically, AI-based recommendation of candidates for jobs based on video input of candidate interviews) which ended up learning the pattern “has bookcase in the background” and used that as the primary determinant for recommending a candidate or not.
Close to 7000 people & hundreds of organizations have already signed a #VaccinEquity declaration, calling on govts & manufacturers to:
Speed up regulatory processes
Boost manufacturing by sharing know-how & technology
Ensure that doses are shared equitably
Softwood and hardwood trees are determined by their seed type not by their wood density. Cones vs flowers, fruits and nuts make this difference.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/tilbots/status/1362834474359283713
I’m trying to imagine the demographics for whom Facebook = the internet. My dad is the least computer savvy person I know. He surfs the internet and collects malware along the way. He got a Facebook account but never used it much. He has an iPhone, but only uses it as a phone. So, he isn’t it. 💭
They only acceptable FB presence is: "Click here for our latest content"...
This is really a no-brainer, but somehow we're still having debates about this.
This is an interesting introduction to a news story:
"If the anti-lockdown protesters outside Jacinda Ardern’s Mt Albert electorate offices say their voices aren’t being heard, they’re absolutely right. For most of this afternoon they were drowned out by the death metal coming from the flat next door."
**Facts on the ground: How microplastics in the soil contribute to environmental pollution**
"Plastic is a major threat to the environment. Of particular ecological risk is its manifestation as microplastics (<5 mm in size) in the agricultural environment. Scientists addressed this issue in a recent study, looking into the levels, shapes, and sizes of micropl…"
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