“‘I have NO RIGHT to EVEN IMAGINE the HURT that is caused by HEARING that word in ANY context,’ Mortensen’s statement read, ‘especially from a white man’” [my emphasis].
Viggo #Mortensen, on uttering the word #nigger while condemning racism and celebrating that the word is not common parlance anymore.
But, no — we don't have a problem in society with #politicalcorrectness, in assessing context and intent, or in distinguishing between usage and meta-usage of words…
“Week after week, despite additional training, I’ve watched content moderators take down posts that simply contained photos of guns—even though the policy only prohibits firearm sales. It’s hard to overstate how sloppy this whole process is.”
Today I was very happy to join the team at #7rVentures here in Madrid (after a wonderful four years and a half at the @w3c, for which I'm eternally grateful!).
My quickly connecting with the folks at 7r Ventures is a consequence of the impeccable work of #Circular — definitely give them an opportunity if you're interested in a career change (I'm happy to introduce you to them).
I don't understand “data scientist”.
What “scientist” is not a “data” scientist?
If the focus is on extracting patterns and insight from large datasets, without expert knowledge about the particular domains, to assist decision-making, a #statistician might be what you need.
I'm happy to be educated by any #datascientist reading this, though.
«La Asociación para Proteger al Enfermo de Terapias Pseudocientíficas (#APETP) acaba de presentar el “Primer informe sobre fallecidos a causa de las #pseudoterapias en #España”, en el que sitúa la cifra actual en una horquilla entre las 1210 y las 1460 muertes al año.»
World: Google, you are so smart, impartial, and benevolent, please write all our protocols and standards.
Google: Oh yeah, btw, we don’t think you should be able to protect yourself from being tracked on our browser.
Google to break uBlock Origin on Chromium.
#Philosophy porn by a Scott Alexander from the past:
“Poorly informed people who immediately get indignant at anything packaged by the media as being ‘outrageous’, even when their ‘hearts are in the right places’, end up poisoning a complicated issue and making it harder for responsible people to make any progress.”
“Every #individual is a prisoner of their #tastes. I’m a prisoner of mine. It takes nothing away from a woman of 50 years that I don’t want to sleep with her.”
Guys, this lady is #femsplaining to you why, in general, you find 25-year-old women more attractive than 50-year-olds. Isn't that cute? 👙
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