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Coming Soon: Scaling Truth?

If Nassim Nicholas Taleb is right (which he almost always isn’t), and truth is artisanal, then we are fucking toast! Disinformation is already automated, right?! Thank Christ, this may be another example of Taleb saying something that sounds superficially appealing but which might not hold up under proper scrutiny. Disinformation and truth are both emergent…


Lessons from the Jewish community for fixing #auspol

Lessons learned from the bare-knuckle politics of Jewish communal life can be applied to #auspol. There are ways forward. We just need decent, serious people – not dilettantes. And we really need decent media that reaches everybody. Welcome to the Meta Meta Monkey Punk Auspol weekly wrap up and welcome to my head cold. However…


Failures of Automation: Misunderstanding the Hierarchy of Evidence

Folks who are into methodological blood sports would be hard pressed to find a more engaging fight than that between the Cochraneists and the Clinicians over oseltamivir (Tamiflu). You may or may not remember the rush to stockpile this anti-viral drug after the bird flu pandemic of 2005. The stockpiling came on the back of…


The C word

This foul mouthed, inaugural Meta Meta conversation ranges from the C word and feminism, to the biological underpinnings of patriarchy, to how shit the 90s were and why Arabic pop is actually the best kind of pop! You heard me! Home We publish on the lands of the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin…

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The Best of Twtitter All in One Spot! Enjoy our curated Twitter feeds that put the best of Twitter all in one spot. Asher Wolf – #auspol, privacy, good governance, & human rights Tweets by @Asher_Wolf Adam Jacoby – #auspol, direct democracy Tweets by @adamajacoby Denise Shrivell – #auspol, good governance, & human rights Tweets…

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  • Cyprus v Scotland: Euro 2020 qualifier – live! November 16, 2019
    Euro 2020 qualifying updates from the Group I match Finland beat Liechtenstein to seal historic Euro 2020 placeAnd you can email Will here and tweet at @Will_Unwin 2.24pm GMT 24 mins: Cyprus get another corner after Merkis heads the ball wide with no Scotland player near him. This referee is ruddy awful. He makes amends […]
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  • Gilets jaunes mark first anniversary amid clashes with police November 16, 2019
    Police forces fired teargas and water canon against protesters in French capitalThe gilets jaunes (yellow vests) movement marked a year of weekend demonstrations with protests across France. In Paris, groups of black-clad youths caused damages at a central square, smashing bus shelters, a bank and torching vehicles.Police responded by firing teargas and using water cannon […]
    Kim Willsher in Paris
  • General election: focus on freedom of movement as Labour debates manifesto – live news November 16, 2019
    Live coverage of the day on the campaign trail, including Labour meeting to decide its manifestoPolice assessing claims that Tories offered peerages to Brexit partyLib Dems criticised for selective use of polling data on leafletsGary Younge: the view from StevenageSign up for Andrew Sparrow’s weekday election briefing email 2.20pm GMT Nicola Sturgeon campaigns in Arbroath, […]
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  • Europeans in peril as Trump and Xi prowl the world stage November 16, 2019
    With Merkel on the way out, who can keep the union intact as Beijing’s influence grows and the White House’s hostility rises?The idea of Xi Jinping as a modern-day Odysseus seems a little far-fetched. But China’s globetrotting president proved a match for Homer’s hero last week when he trundled a Trojan horse deep inside the […]
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  • Two wounded in New Jersey shooting at high school football game November 16, 2019
    Police said victims, including young boy, were taken to hospital and no suspect had been arrested after shooting in PleasantvillePlayers and spectators ran for cover Friday night when a gunman opened fire at a New Jersey high school football game, wounding two people.One of the wounded was a young boy, who was airlifted to a […]
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  • Samoa declares state of emergency over deadly measles outbreak November 16, 2019
    Samoa's Government orders all schools closed and declares a state of emergency as a deadly measles outbreak continues to spread.The post Samoa declares state of emergency over deadly measles outbreak appeared first on theIndependents.
  • Foreigners caught in Libya's Tripoli crossfire November 16, 2019
    Foreign nationals living in the Libyan capital have been left with a stark choice. They can stay in Tripoli where they risk their lives because of the ongoing fighting, or they can head home to potential poverty. Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Abdelwahed reports from Tripoli on why some have chosen toThe post Foreigners caught in Libya's […]
  • Deadly car bomb blasts rip through bus terminal in Syria's al-Bab November 16, 2019
    Since 2016, Turkey and its Syrian rebel allies have mounted three separate offensives in northern Syria against Kurdish forces [File: Defne Karadeniz/Getty] At least 10 civilians have been killed and about 15 others wounded in a car bomb attack in the northern Syrian border town of al-Bab, according toThe post Deadly car bomb blasts rip through […]
  • Paris police fire tear gas on 'yellow vest' protests anniversary November 16, 2019
    Protesters walk past a roadblock during a demonstration to mark the first anniversary of the 'yellow vests' movement in Paris [Charles Platiau/Reuters] Police have fired tear gas in northwest Paris to drive back protesters on the first anniversary weekend of anti-government "yellow vest" demonstrations. Clashes broke out betweenThe post Paris police fire tear gas on […]
  • Genius and Anxiety by Norman Lebrecht review – 100 years of Jewish brilliance November 16, 2019
    History books From Mendelssohn to Marx, Kafka to Bernstein … a spirited account that explores how Jews changed the worldThe post Genius and Anxiety by Norman Lebrecht review – 100 years of Jewish brilliance appeared first on theIndependents.

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