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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…

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Child abuse and the Murdocracy: what you can do

Welcome to the Meta Meta Monkey Punk #auspol weekly wrap up. Once again, we’re going to try something new. No podcast this week, because you guys seem to prefer reading to listening – so just the post. And we’ll delve into a dark corner of #auspol, but then instead of just leaving you feeling awful,…


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…


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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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  • Nasa astronauts complete first ever all-female spacewalk October 18, 2019
    Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, tasked with replacing faulty device at International Space Station, embarked on ‘historic’ effortTwo Nasa astronauts have embarked on the first all-female space walk in a historic first.Christina Koch and Jessica Meir floated feet-first out of the International Space Station’s (ISS) Quest airlock on Friday lunchtime UK time, tasked with replacing […]
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  • Mulvaney's quid pro quo walkback isn't 'the least bit credible', says Schiff – live October 18, 2019
    Acting chief of staff acknowledged delay in Ukraine aid was due to Trump’s demand for an investigation but then later denied the claimSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 12.34am BST It wouldn’t be a late Friday live blog without ANY impeachment inquiry fodder, now would it? Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney […]
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  • Brenton Estorffe murder: photo of possible getaway car released after Australian man's death October 18, 2019
    Fort Bend County sheriff Troy Nehls gives descriptions of the two men US police believe may be responsible for Estorffe’s deathSheriffs hunting the intruders who broke into Australian man Brenton Estorffe’s Texas home and shot him dead have released a surveillance photo of a possible getaway car.Fort Bend County sheriff Troy Nehls also gave descriptions […]
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  • Trouble at the mill: Sanjeev Gupta on Whyalla and its 'fundamental problems' October 18, 2019
    OneSteel Manufacturing, the Gupta company which owns and operates the steel mill, lost $195m in the 2018 financial year On a sunny Sydney afternoon, things look good from Sanjeev Gupta’s office on the 28th floor. From one window you can see the $35m waterside mansion he bought last week as an Australian bolthole for his […]
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  • Chess: Carlsen and Caruana set for $430,000 Isle of Man showdown October 18, 2019
    English hopes fade after Luke McShane spoils winning position in the fifth round against the world No 2 CaruanaThree rounds from the end of the $430,000 Fide/ Isle of Man event, chances of a bunch finish were growing as just half a point covered the leading 13 contenders, among them the world champion, Magnus Carlsen, […]
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  • Trump says he will nominate deputy to be new US energy secretary October 18, 2019
    Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Energy Dan Brouillette attends a meeting of the ''Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas'' (III ECPA) in Vina del Mar, Chile [File: Rodrigo Garrido/Reuters] US President Donald Trump said on Friday he would nominate Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, aThe post Trump says he will nominate deputy […]
  • US: Honduran president's brother found guilty of drug trafficking October 18, 2019
    In this March 16, 2017, file photo, Juan Antonio "Tony" Hernandez, brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, arrives for a news conference in Tegucigalpa, Honduras [File: Fernando Antonio/AP Photo] [Daylife] Honduran politician Juan Antonio "Tony" Hernandez was found guilty of United States drug trafficking charges on FridayThe post US: Honduran president's brother found guilty […]
  • UN rights office urges Egypt to free blogger, lawyer, journalist October 18, 2019
    Alaa Abdel Fattah was released in March after serving a five-year sentence for protesting without permission [Nariman El-Moft/AP] The United Nations human rights office called on Egypt on Friday to free a prominent blogger, lawyer and journalist allegedly mistreated in custody who are among several thousand people detainedThe post UN rights office urges Egypt to […]
  • Lady Gaga falls off stage dancing with fan October 18, 2019
    Lady Gaga is recovering after falling off the stage while dancing with a fan at a concert in Las Vegas. During her Thursday night show the pop star invited a fan onstage who picked her up and lost balance. Both plunged to the floor as a result. “Everything’s OK,” sheThe post Lady Gaga falls off […]
  • WHO says Ebola in DR Congo still qualifies as global emergency October 18, 2019
    The WHO says said the situation in the DRC remains 'complex and dangerous' [Joseph Burite/Al Jazeera] The World Health Organization (WHO) said the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo still warrants being classified as a global emergency, even though the number of confirmed cases hasThe post WHO says Ebola in DR Congo […]

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