@Statsinthewild @academicchatter An analogy, to demonstrate the issue: imagine a competition where teams get points for putting a ball into a 2.44x7.32m goal as many times as possible in five minutes.
Initially, people think, "oh, this is just a penalty shootout", so send one person to kick a soccer ball into the goal.
Then, they notice that one team has not one, but *two* people kicking balls. The organisers don't complain, and this team wins.
The next year, *everyone* has two kickers.
Whatever issue or problem you have today or tomorrow, just remember that it's basically meaningless. We're all just specks on a slightly larger speck. So so whatever you want to do and fuck what other people think. Because they are specks too.
Ars covers the destruction of content moderation at Twitter— an incredible act of indifference to have fired the entire team responsible for moderation in Brazil days after a close election. Nilay was right; moderation is the product. https://arstechnica.com/?p=1898729
Should grants use a lottery approach? 🎟️
"Research shows that, barring a minority of outstanding projects, grant winners and losers are not decided by a precise and objective identification of worthy and unworthy projects. Instead, the luck of the draw — who reviews what proposal and the opinions they hold — generally determines these outcomes."
"It is excessively wasteful in terms of researchers’ time."
Trying something to engage #Musodon in a creative exercise:
Reply with what you've come up with
This converts your Tweet archive to #markdown and HTML, and replaces t.co URLs (which will break once Twitter goes away) with their original versions.
Afterwards, it asks if you want to try downloading the original size images.
Just ran this myself without any major issues, really easy to use as well.
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