Schlagwort-Archiv: Wissenschaft


Ist es be(un)ruhigend dass es manche Wissenschaftsdisziplinen (noch) gar nicht gibt?


A doctor, a logician and a marine biologist had also just arrived, flown in at phenomenal expense from Maximegalon to try to reason with the lead singer who had locked himself in the bathroom with a bottle of pills and was refusing to come out till it could be proved conclusively to him that he wasn't a fish.

Douglas Adams: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Undesirable, but let's continue.

For applications in educational institutions, we find it undesirable that the ownership and responsibility for this data lies with Google. As a result, educational institutions using Google G Suite have little to no control over what happens with their data, creating a potential risk for the future. For example, if this metadata is being used to place personalised advertising.


We assume Google will make changes so the identified risks will be removed and education institutions can continue to use G Suite for Education safely.

SURF and SIVON discuss privacy risks with Google

Editor's Notes.

[end note 1] Editor's Note. I acknowledge the promptitude of the authors of the summary. Especially their promptitude to renegociate deadlines.


[end note 8] Editor's Note. I wish to express my true gratitude to the authors of the summary for not exceeding three times the expected length of a typical summary.

unknown editor about the summary by Philippe Dumas and Philippe Flajolet of Jean Vuillemin: Synchronous Decision Diagrams: a Data Structure for Representing Finite Sequential Digital Functions at École normale supérieure, Algorithms Seminar DMI, 2000-5-22.

A journal that meets in a virtual hotel.

So, we seem to be stuck with a dysfunctional, antiquated publication system. It is time to end the debate about journals and conferences. Let us design a new publication system, something we, as computing professionals, should know how to do. We should collect system requirements, design the system, implement prototypes, experiment, and iterate. The publication system is our system. We are in charge! Technology opens new avenues, but we must be imaginative and not be bound by the dogmas of the dysfunctional past.

Moshe Vardi: Reboot the Computing-Research Publication Systems (


Regardless, I'm grateful for the doctor who helped me see that I should focus more on enjoying my life, and I am thankful that I have been able to adjust my career to do so.

 Ryoichi Fujiwara: Balancing act

The bullshit asymmetry principle.

The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude larger than to produce it.

Brandolini's Law, as quoted by Crystal Prison Zone: I tried to report scientific misconduct. How did it go? 

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