Beyond Seven Review No. 80

Posted on Wed 06 October 2021 in Beyond Seven Review

Free/libre and open-source software 🌺

  • ArchiveBox / ArchiveBox
    "card_file_box Open source self-hosted web archiving. Takes URLs/browser history/bookmarks/Pocket/Pinboard/etc., saves HTML, JS, PDFs, media, and more... " ~10k stars on GitHub.

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Beyond Seven Review No. 79

Posted on Wed 22 September 2021 in Beyond Seven Review

(Quantitative) cultural studies 🚣

Book and publishing history 🚟

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Beyond Seven Review No. 78

Posted on Wed 08 September 2021 in Beyond Seven Review

Book and publishing history 🚟

  • Intellectual property - Counterpoint - ABC Radio National
    ABC episode on Intellectual property. Samir Chopra, Professor of Philosophy, interviewed.
  • Article Mainstream Macroeconomics and Modern Monetary Theory: What Really Divides Them? By Arjun Jayadev and J. W. Mason
    > Following Abba Lerner’s influential formulation, this component is often referred to as functional finance (Lerner 1943). Our goal here is not to make an assessment of MMT as a whole, but to ask what is the relationship between the functional finance approach to government budgets and conventional economic analysis. Because we are interested in the logic of the functional-finance position rather than in MMT as a body of thought, we make only limited references to MMT literature here. Our primary interest is in the merits of the functional finance position in the abstract. On the mainstream side, we are focused on what might be called “orthodox policy macroeconomics”—the practical heuristics that guide policy makers and are reflected in undergraduate textbooks, as opposed to DSGE and related models of intertemporal optimization that are the basis of most current macroeconomic theory. The relevant question is not whether MMT is consistent with models of this type, but whether it is consistent with the simpler, more reduced form models that are (explicitly or implicitly) drawn on by public officials and public and private-sector forecasters, as well as by academic economists when engaged in public discussions.

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  • Ethics of Digital Librarianship (1992)
    > Ethics of Digital Librarianship > Brewster Kahle > Thinking Machines (now brewster@archive.org) > February 1992 > Distributed with the freeware WAIS releases

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Beyond Seven Review No. 77

Posted on Wed 25 August 2021 in Beyond Seven Review

(Quantitative) cultural studies 🚣

Data analysis and Bayesian statistics ⚽


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Beyond Seven Review No. 76

Posted on Wed 11 August 2021 in Beyond Seven Review

Counterantidisintermediation 🌔

Data analysis and Bayesian statistics ⚽

Free/libre and open-source software 🌺

Information and Geisteswissenschaften 🏺

  • The Fake News Crisis That Wasn't
    "Bob speaks with Brendan Nyhan, government professor at Dartmouth College, about his latest study, Selective Exposure to Misinformation: Evidence from the consumption of fake news during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. Nyhan, along with scholars Andrew Guess and Jason Reifler, found that the echo chambers we feared were actually narrower, albeit deeper, than previously assumed."

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Beyond Seven Review No. 75

Posted on Wed 28 July 2021 in Beyond Seven Review

(Quantitative) literary history and sociology of literature 🦉

  • EN2C9/EN3C9 The Global Novel
    "Students taking this module will read novels from all around the world, from the 19th century to the present, within the framework of recent debates over world-literature, modernity, and the still unfolding process of globalisation. We will consider how widening our comparative and international perspective enables us to read and interpret novels (even the most seemingly ‘local’ or ‘national’ productions) as irresistibly ‘global’. The module analyses how certain novelistic forms, themes and issues ‘travel’. Students will discover ways in which certain works contain traces, adaptations and importations of ‘core’ (or global) issues, and adapt, remodel or reject them in accordance with local/national forms and expressions. Issues such as work/war/resources/imperialism/climate/finance/disaster/modernisation and others will be traced as we work to establish each novel's 'globality'. We will consider a number of elements in form and subgenre - magic realism/blog novels/graphic novels/speculative fiction/annalistic wiritng, but we will also look at each work's mediation, its commercial and cultural production and its geopolitical conditioning. You'll also pick up a solid understanding of the crucial issues and debates in globalisation. The module will read novels from Scotland to China, Saudi Arabia to Colombia, England to the U.S, and demonstrate why a global perspective is a necessary requisite for literary studies in the 21st century."

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  • Files are fraught with peril
    Talk by Dan Luu on using files. "This is a psuedo-transcript for a talk given at Deconstruct 2019."
  • Security Guidelines for Congressional Campaigns
    "The good news is, if you follow these guidelines, you will have a high level of protection against being 'Podesta-ed'. The easiest way to get this protection is to form good security habits before you need them."

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Beyond Seven Review No. 74

Posted on Wed 14 July 2021 in Beyond Seven Review

Counterantidisintermediation 🌔

  • May First Movement Technology
    Looks a bit like riseup. Has been around since 2005. "We are a democratically-run, not-for-profit cooperative of movement organizations and activists in the United States and Mexico. We've been around since 2005 and our 850 members (mostly organizations and mainly in the U.S. and Mexico) host over 10,000 email address and over 2,000 web sites on our collectively owned and secured hardware that run exclusively on encrypted disks."

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Beyond Seven Review No. 73

Posted on Wed 30 June 2021 in Beyond Seven Review

Book and publishing history 🚟

  • KENNYDALE BOOKS
    Self-published books by John Swartzwelder, an Emmy-winning writer for the Simpsons. I don't know anything about him nor have I read the books. I find it interesting that he has been self-publishing for so long.

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Beyond Seven Review No. 72

Posted on Wed 16 June 2021 in Beyond Seven Review

Data analysis and Bayesian statistics ⚽

  • Don't treat ordinal data as metric -- update of movie ratings
    "In a previous post I applied a Bayesian ordered-probit model to movie ratings and showed how the results differ from treating the data as if they were metric. The metric model used frequentist t tests (because that's what most applied researchers would do). In this post, I re-analyze that data as if they metric but using a Bayesian model that has the same hierarchical structure as the Bayesian hierarchical ordered-probit model I used before. Here we can compare ordered-probit to metric treatments with all else held constant. Spoiler: Same conclusions, of course. The ordered-probit model fits the data much better than the metric model. Don't treat ordinal data as metric."

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  • List of Physical Visualizations and Related Artifacts
    "This is a chronological list of physical visualizations and related artifacts, maintained by Pierre Dragicevic and Yvonne Jansen. Thanks to our contributors. If you know of another interesting physical visualization, please submit it! This list currently has 361 entries."
  • The BagIt File Packaging Format (V1.0)
    BagIt is a set of hierarchical file layout conventions designed to support storage and transfer of arbitrary digital content. A "bag" consists of a directory containing the payload files and other accompanying metadata files known as "tag" files. The "tags" are metadata files intended to facilitate and document the storage and transfer of the bag. Processing a bag does not require any understanding of the payload file contents, and the payload files can be accessed without processing the BagIt metadata.
  • When Science Fiction Meets Social Science
    Ada Palmer profile.

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Beyond Seven Review No. 71

Posted on Wed 02 June 2021 in Beyond Seven Review

(Quantitative) cultural studies 🚣

  • Endnotes
    Xavier Marquez's year-end list of recommended reading.

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  • Project Runeberg
    Wikipedia: Project Runeberg (Swedish: Projekt Runeberg) is a digital cultural archive initiative that publishes free electronic versions of books significant to the culture and history of the Nordic countries. Patterned after Project Gutenberg, it was founded by Lars Aronsson and colleagues at Linköping University and began archiving Nordic-language literature in December 1992. As of 2015 it had accomplished digitization to provide graphical facsimiles of old works such as the Nordisk familjebok, and had accomplished, in whole or in part, the text extractions and copyediting of these as well as esteemed Latin works and English translations from Nordic authors, and sheet music and other texts of cultural interest.

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  • Stumbling and Mumbling: My favourite economics papers
    The first one on the list is quite good. "“The elasticity of demand with respect to product failures” by Werner Troesken (pdf). This describes how Americans continued to buy snake oil for decades despite it being of dubious efficacy. It is of clear political relevance today: populists are using many of the tactics snake oil sellers used. But it has even wider relevance. It reminds us that whilst markets are selection devices they do not necessarily select for the best products, and can select for the worst."

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