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Announcing Knowing Why: a new anthology | ASAN

  ASAN is pleased to announce the release of a new anthology called Knowing Why: Adult-Diagnosed Autistic People on Life and Autism. This book of essays by adult-diagnosed/self-diagnosed autistic people includes pieces on burnout, passions and interests, sensory overload, and more. Essays discuss growing up undiagnosed, navigating the world as an autistic adult, and the power […]

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Philosophers Name the Best Philosophy Books: From Stoicism and Existentialism, to Metaphysics & Ethics for Artificial Intelligence | Open Culture

As an English major undergrad in the 90s, I had a keen side interest in reading philosophy of all kinds. But I had little sense of what I should be reading. I browsed the library shelves, picking out what caught my attention. Source: Philosophers Name the Best Philosophy Books: From Stoicism and Existentialism, to Metaphysics […]

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The Curse of Time – yadadarcyyada

Time shambles forward, clumsy, cumbersome cogs crushing us beneath its graceless bulk. At least that’s what it feels some days. Other days it feels like “Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies… Source: The Curse of Time – yadadarcyyada

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Great???? Rock Albums of 1985: Starship- Knee Deep in the Hoopla | 80smetalman’s Blog

Originally, I wasn’t going to post about this album. When I first heard tracks from the newly named Starship, (formerly Jefferson Starship) I thought, “OMG, how the mighty have fallen.&… Source: Great???? Rock Albums of 1985: Starship- Knee Deep in the Hoopla | 80smetalman’s Blog

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The Kavanaugh Confirmation – Crazy-NOS

Disappointingly but unsurprisingly, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court. Just as I suspected, the FBI investigation was a sham meant to appease sexual assault survivors before the in… Source: The Kavanaugh Confirmation – Crazy-NOS

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We’re Talking With Pictures… And It’s Awesome! – Not an Autism Mom

P2G is our translator. Source: We’re Talking With Pictures… And It’s Awesome! – Not an Autism Mom

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Algorithms: Opinions Embedded in Math … and Ed-tech – Ryan Boren

A much more accurate definition of an algorithm is that it’s an opinion embedded in math. So, we do that every time we build algorithms — we curate our data, we define success, we embed our own values into algorithms. So when people tell you algorithms make thing objective, you say “no, algorithms make things […]