Ok, let me see if I have this straight: Andrew Tate is a misogynist ass (of whom I fortunately have no first-hand knowledge.) Greta Thunberg and Andrew Tate get into an online spat, in which Thunberg seems to be roundly applauded for getting the best of him. (I saw this part on Reddit yesterday.) He posts a video as his response which includes a pizza box that reveals his location in Romania, and is promptly arrested for sex trafficking.
Well, I never.
Minivet writes: This seems the kind of blog post to cause some debate here.
Is the arXiv model, where (I think) every paper or half-paper is posted for the world to see and some get formally published in journals, better? Plus, perhaps, some government bounty for merely trying to reproduce results, regardless of outcome.
I do love "Help! A mysterious number is persecuting me". And the PsyArXiv preprint linked.
Heebie's take: The basic argument is that peer review is broken beyond repair. It made me feel so much better about a recent rejection that stung. So I'm predisposed to agree immediately with everything in it. And I did upload a copy of the paper to ArXiv and a friend from grad school wrote to say nice things about it, even without having yet fixed the reviewers (valid) complaints.
I hadn't known much about Kwanzaa before it came up in conversation with the kids recently, and so we looked it up. I'm most struck by how appealing I find this list of seven principles:
During the holiday, families and communities organize activities around the Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles): Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (Self-Determination), Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity) and lmani (Faith).
That's a pretty sound list.
Holy moly, they are just melting down in real time. I don't have links - Jammies is periodically reading tweets outloud - but it's photos of a sea of luggage at different airports, and details like how they've canceled all Houston flights until 2023.
Mossy sends in this link, Nigerian military ran secret mass abortion programme in war against Boko Haram.
Since at least 2013, the Nigerian military has conducted a secret, systematic and illegal abortion programme in the country's northeast, ending at least 10,000 pregnancies among women and girls, a Reuters investigation has found. Many had been kidnapped and raped by Islamist militants. Resisters were beaten, held at gunpoint or drugged into compliance, witnesses say.
It's very dark stuff. (It's part of a larger series called Nightmare in Nigeria.)