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I'd say that great powers do arms control when they feel like it. And don't when they don't.

RT @DouglasBShaw@twitter.com

Heather Williams @csisponi@twitter.com hopes China comes to understand that arms control: 1) is what great powers do, & 2) can get them things they want (isn’t a gift you give to someone else)

🐦🔗: twitter.com/DouglasBShaw/statu

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US China's Military Developments Report (CMDR) says the 300 missile silos are real. Well, what about fissile material production? China doesn't have that much plutonium. USG people tell me that "it's all real, it's all in the report." But there is not much there. 1/

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Givetvis är såväl feodalismen som mongolerna relevanta delar av Rysslands historia. Men bara två delar och man kan hitta otaliga andra.
Ska vi förstå dagens Ryssland måste vi hur som helst inse att det är ett kapitalistiskt land, integrerat i en global ekonomi.

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This just in: Dystopian science fiction will no longer be sold or streamed in the San Francisco Bay Area or Silicon Valley due to the high risk of it inspiring new tech startups. #tech #scifi

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My own two cents: these stories should be reported not because they help or hinder Ukraine’s war effort, but because they are what is happening. It’s just the news.

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I see people are still talking about that "science is getting less #disruptive" paper.

It is, of course, wrong in its interpretation because as usual scientists don't evaluate the profit taking systems that structure science and instead treat them like some natural phenomenon.

The results are trivially explained by the way citations are structured to prop up a prestige hierarchy of journals, I already wrote about this here about the last paper that said "science is slowing down" but y'all only read 15 page papers squarely within your discipline 🙃: doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.2209.07

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Green: It's not all doom-and-gloom. FCC recently required a coordination agreement with NSF for Starlink Gen2. SpaceX didn't oppose the requirement. Elsewhere, we're making progress with Dept. of Commerce and the FAA. #AAS241 #LPRISD

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Next, Richard Green (Steward Observatory) and Charles Mudd (Mudd Law) present on the policy/regulatory issues relating to #satellite #megaconstellations. #AAS241 #LPRISD

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RT @evocation_info@twitter.com

🕵️‍♀️ There is a lot of conspiracy about the men in military uniforms who stood behind Putin in his New Year’s address. Federal Protective Service, actors or war criminals? We found them all ➡️ evocation.info/en/massage-for-

Thx for the first steps @betelgeuse1922@twitter.com @molfar_global@twitter.com @BBC@twitter.com @CNN@twitter.com

🐦🔗: twitter.com/evocation_info/sta

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Announcing the public release of the #̶N̶e̶u̶r̶I̶P̶S̶2̶0̶2̶2̶ #NeurIPS2021 (😅) RETINA Benchmark:

A suite of tasks evaluating the reliability of uncertainty quantification methods like Deep Ensembles, MC Dropout, Parameter- and Function-Space VI, and more.

Paper: arxiv.org/abs/2211.12717
Code+Checkpoints: rebrand.ly/retina-benchmark

#NewPaper #arxiv #PaperThread
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In 2023, Russia plans to resume ICBM launches from Kapustin Yar. These are normally launched toward Sary-Shagan in Kazakhstan to test re-entry vehicles. But since the last such test, in Nov 2019, TPNW treaty come into force. Kazakhstan is a party russianforces.org/blog/2022/12 1/

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Is geopolitics a grift? Is it a mind palace for reactionaries? Both? Why do geopoliticians blow off climate change and environmental degradation? And what did Nazis, in particular, see appealing in geopolitics? I sat down w/ Daniel Immerwahr (author of How to Hide an Empire) for a two-part podcast discussion that is definitely worth your time. Here's a sample youtu.be/HGwYNigNk_I

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Yes it's me. As proof: here is a photo of me being upset at a sign.

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Lynching is a common form of violence in Latin America. How common?

Today, we release the first cross-national dataset on reported «Lynching in Latin America» (LYLA) from 2010-2019:

We found evidence of 2818 cases.

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Check out our app: css-ethz.github.io/lyla/

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@PopovaProf Still, their anti-war position has been very clear and explicit from the beginning. Their position could not possibly have been misunderstood by someone who watches regularly or even just occasionally their broadcasts. More broadly, revoking a license to a media should be done only in the most extreme of circumstances, such as unrepentant hate speech or call to violence. They've been doing the contrary. It's really a wrong decision, in principle and in context.
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Lettland har dragit in licensen för den ryska oberoende tv-kanalen Dozjd, som tidigare förbjöds i Ryssland. Kanalen har gjort sig skyldig till ett par tabbar. På en karta var Krim markerat som ryskt, och en programledare nämnde något om att samla stöd till ryska trupper i Ukraina. Han har fått sparken.
Stationen anses hota Lettlands nationella säkerhet. Beslutet är säkert delvis inrikespolitiskt, men här tycker jag att Lettland skjuter sig i foten internationellt.

news.err.ee/1608811345/russian

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Oh, that's a nice (and possibly controversial) idea: add an outreach author to a paper.
#AcademicChatter #astrodon

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As predicted, just earlier: the initial „global greening“ effect due to our CO2 emissions has already been overwhelmed by the negative effect of climate change on vegetation. We’re now already into „global browning“.
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RT @richardabetts
Hugely important paper!

"Global greening" since the 1980s actually reversed around the year 2000

The trend turned to "browning" in 90% of vegetated area due to climates becoming too hot and dry in…
twitter.com/richardabetts/stat

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EirGrid: "We welcome today the signing of key financial and technical agreements for the #CelticInterconnector project. This is a significant milestone and an 'anchor' in the future of the Ireland-France energy relationship.

The Celtic Interconnector is a key part of EirGrid’s strategic goal to transform Ireland’s power system and increase the use of renewable electricity. Interconnection with France makes the power system more resilient." 🇮🇪🤝🇫🇷 #energy #EnergySecurity

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