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“Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.”
– Carl Sagan

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«El universo (que otros llaman la Biblioteca) se compone de un número indefinido, y tal vez infinito, de galerías hexagonales» (Jorge Luis Borges, «La biblioteca de Babel»).



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Dinero público, código público. Me llena de orgullo y satisfacción, anunciar que la app Radar COVID, del Ministerio de Sanidad, está por fin disponible en GitHub. Esto nos da pié por ejemplo, a auditar el código, empaquetar nuestro propio APK, y si no me equivoco, ¡incluso redistribuirlo!

Asimov, resublimado - Jot Down Cultural Magazine

Esta idea de Asimov, a quien se le ocurrió de todo y siempre de la forma más genial, acabó por aplicarse en terapia varios lustros más tarde. Asimov, como siempre, se había adelantado.

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Smartphone contact tracing has failed everywhere

Even the ‘successful’ contact tracing apps have fallen well below expectations, and incapable of discovering their effectiveness.

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Why Mastodon and the fediverse are “doomed to fail”

-> a small rant about how the profit lens distorts our understanding of success vs. failure:

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And here's how open access is actually driving science

"The Sci-hub Effect: Sci-hub downloads lead to more article citations"

This is why *no* publicly funded paper should ever be behind a paywall. I'd argue even privately funded papers should be public if the end goal is improving society. Peer review already relies on volunteers for the most part, so it's not a question of paying for them

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#2323 "Modeling Study" 

You've got questions, we've got assumptions.

la evolucion de la cooperacion:

una página interactiva sobre el dilema del prisionero y el clasico de Axelrod "The Evolution of Cooperation"

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#2319 "Large Number Formats" 

10^13.4024: A person who has come back to numbers after a journey deep into some random theoretical field

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With Broad, Random Tests for Antibodies, Germany Seeks Path Out of Lockdown - The New York Times

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