https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAGZcGi1OP8 Security researcher Renee DiResta discusses with Joe Rogan about the mechanics of online disinformation campaigns, describing her work uncovering Russian trolls. If disinformation and online trolls is something you'd like to know more about, then this is a good place to start.
The OpenBSD's mailing list page netiquette section is excellent. It is a distillation of how to communicate online, i.e.: Plain text, 72 characters per line [or simplest formatting available]Do your homework before writingInclude a useful subject line [or headline]Trim your signatureStay on topicInclude important informationRespect differences in opinion and philosophy Using only plain text is … Continue reading OpenBSD’s Guide to Netiquette
Step 1. Buy or own a phone with a built-in infrared transmitter. My preferred choice, at the moment, is a Samsung Galaxy S5, which has a removable battery, support for the newest version of Android (Pie) via LineageOS, and can be bought from eBay for <$100. Step 2. Install TV Kill. The app sequentially goes … Continue reading Public Service Announcement: TV KILL
"Simpson's paradox (or Simpson's reversal, Yule–Simpson effect, amalgamation paradox, or reversal paradox), is a phenomenon in probability and statistics, in which a trend appears in several different groups of data but disappears or reverses when these groups are combined. —s.v. Simpson's Paradox, Wikipedia. An example using arithmetic from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: 1/5 < … Continue reading Simpson’s Paradox