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Could this hurt Trump's campaign?

Note that as bad as this is, it only affects some statistical methods used to analyze fMRI scans, not fMRI as a whole. fMRI is an amazing tool.

I think once again we are seeing the failure of the "publish or perish" model of academic research.

I think the lesson is that a lot can be accomplished without modern languages and practices.

So we shouldn't worry too much if we're not using the latest trendy framework and instead focus on the software we are building to make it great.

joelthelion  ·  2915 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The problem with reinforced concrete

They mention a couple potential alternatives in the article.

joelthelion  ·  2916 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The problem with reinforced concrete

I disagree. I don't think rebuilding everything every 50 years is very sustainable, especially considering the very high CO2 emissions when making cement/concrete.

So of course using plain concrete is no solution, but looking for better solutions is very much needed IMHO.

It might be a bit early to say "the dust has settled", but good analysis nevertheless.

For as far as I can remember, the European Union has been governed by dogmatic technocrats with no concern whatsoever for ordinary people. I'm not saying they didn't do a lot of good things, which they did. But at some point you need to look beyond growth numbers and check that ordinary people are actually benefiting from your policies.