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Dr Joanna McKenzie
Physicist. Data Scientist at The Data Lab. Feminist. Mum. Views are my own.
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Prof Tanja Bueltmann 2h
This is, by some distance, the most hilarious explanation of the formation of compound words in German 🇩🇪 that I’ve ever seen. Also: it will give you a headache 🤣
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Jeff Atwood 21h
The ultimate cycling hack: a pool noodle
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Jill Filipovic 10h
Every single one of these men is only able to run because his wife took on the lion's share of the childcare duties. Every single one of them is able to have a thriving professional life and a family because his wife manages most of the family end. Every. Single. One.
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John Callagy 13h
Can we all take a second to appreciate how brilliant and cogent this is?
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NationalSpaceCentre 12h
Exciting news for the UK Space Industry. have announced funding for future spaceports to develop horizontal spaceflight in the UK. ✈️🛰️
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The Data Lab May 21
Next week in celebration of this year’s fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, will be joining a panel of space science experts in discussing the data behind the moon landing. Sign up for the event here -
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Brian Hills #CollisionConf May 20
Looking forward to presenting at the Edinburgh School of AI on 29th May - "Don't talk to me about ethics!" - feedback I often get from data practitioners, why we need to and how to get started. Sign up:
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Dr Joanna McKenzie May 21
Replying to @Rhys180
Avatar?
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Dr Joanna McKenzie May 21
This poem could be called "Survivorship bias"
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Dr Joanna McKenzie May 21
Replying to @JonnyScaramanga
Mine does that erratically all the time, and it's most annoying. In my case it's the amazon fire that seems to boot up occasionally, automatically switching off the TV but not deactivating it after.
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Edgar Hertwich May 20
Do you know anybody who might be interested in a PhD position in and in Trondheim, Norway?
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oona May 20
(1/3) a comic thread - It’s crazy that we feel guilty for doing things besides working. There needs to be a healthy work/life balance. Everyone needs to recharge ❤️
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Dr Joanna McKenzie May 20
Replying to @Mr_Jones2015
It is not meaningful to entirely remove the mother of an unborn child from any conversation about abortion. Also, you realise you don't actually have any say in enforcing what "the point" of a given conversation is? That's not how conversations work.
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Dr Joanna McKenzie May 20
I think you've missed my point. I wasn't talking about the potential trauma or hardship for the /fetus/.
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Dr Joanna McKenzie May 20
Just because some people rise from trauma doesn't mean we should intentionally traumatise people. Just so you know.
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Dr Joanna McKenzie May 20
Replying to @Mr_Jones2015
Of course I can, it's a statement of probability. There are plenty of people in all kinds of circumstances already, we can see sociologically how and where people thrive. You seem to posit that there's greater potential in those terminated than those born, which seems unlikely.
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Dr Joanna McKenzie May 20
Replying to @ZubyMusic
I don't like the idea because it prioritises imaginary potential over an actual life whose potential is suddenly invisible. It's easy to argue the pure moral case if you totally ignore its potential for great harm.
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chris riddell May 20
Today, mostly drawing giants.
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Richard Jones May 19
Really important for people to understand how little the world spends on energy R&D, & push for change. Climate optimists think new technology will save us - and it might, but only if we put in the effort to develop new energy technologies.
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Matt Round May 19
Been thinking about this, how generations of birds have probably learned about the casually-discarded bottle by watching others and how it’s a key tool & monument in their lives
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