Extenuating Circumstances

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Bookmarks for October 15th from 12:05 to 15:25

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Bookmarks for October 14th through October 15th

This is an auto-posted collection of public links I’ve either posted to, or favourites from Twitter, my Instapaper bookmarks and my public links posted to Pinboard.in for October 14th from 21:02 to 11:54:

  • Friday Black — Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah – "These stories tackle urgent instances of racism and cultural unrest, and explore the many ways we fight for humanity in an unforgiving world. In “The Finkelstein Five,” Adjei-Brenyah gives us an unforgettable reckoning of the brutal prejudice of our justice system. In “Zimmer Land,” we see a far-too-easy-to-believe imagining of racism as sport. And “Friday Black” and “How to Sell a Jacket as Told by Ice King” show the horrors of consumerism and the toll it takes on us all."
  • The new Palm is a tiny phone to keep you away from your phone – The Verge – "I’m not worked up about it because this new Palm phone has its own ideas which are fascinating. Is this product a luxury? Absolutely. It’s a phone only for people who already have phones. Still, the idea of having a tiny phone that you could get you to stop being Extremely Online is compelling."
  • CALIFORNIA GAMES / 30 Years Later… on Vimeo – Tribute for one of the best game of the 80's. 30 years later…. What would it look like now ?
  • Ma’agalim – Jane Bordeaux on Vimeo – Official music video for Jane Bordeaux's 'Ma’agalim'. In a forgotten old penny arcade, a wooden doll is stuck in place and time. Music – Jane Bordeaux Band Producers: Uri Lotan & Yoav Shtibelman Director: Uri Lotan Co-Director: Yoav Shtibelman Art Director: Ovadia Benishu Additional Art: Avner Geller Lighting and Shading: Yosef Refaeli Additional Lighting: Uri Lotan, Rob Showalter Storyboard: Yoav Shtibelman Modeling and Rigging: Uri Lotan, Ore Peleg, Or Ofri Texturing:Yosef Refaeli, Dor Ben-Dayan Animation: Yoav Shtibelman, Toby Pedersen, Ron Polischuk Effects: Phenomena Labs Compositing: Uri Lotan, Ilya Marcus Colorist: Ilya Marcus Jane Bordeaux – Doron Talmon, Amir Zeevi, Mati Gilad Lyrics by – Meytal Kadosh Composed by Doron Talmon Percussion and Singing – Doron Talmon Guitar – Amir Zeevi Duble Bass – Mati Gilad Harmonica, Percussion, Music Production and Mix – Tomer Yeshayahu Mastering – Ori Winokur "Slik Studio" https://ift.tt/1VfKUoV https://youtu.be/zgHHph-CrC8
  • IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

Bookmarks for October 13th through October 14th

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Bookmarks for October 13th from 11:47 to 22:32

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Bookmarks for October 12th from 20:33 to 20:53

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  • Saudi journalist used Apple Watch to record own interrogation and execution, report says
  • Murdered Saudi Rumoured to Have Used Apple Watch App to Record His Own Death | Hacker News
  • Using Attentional Bias Modification as a Cognitive Vaccine Against Depression – Negative attentional biases are thought to increase the risk of recurrence in depression, suggesting that reduction of such biases may be a plausible strategy in the secondary prevention of the illness. However, no previous study has tested whether reducing negative attentional bias causally affects risk factors for depressive recurrence. The current experimental medicine study reports the effects of a computerized attentional bias modification (ABM) procedure on intermediate measures of the risk of depressive recurrence (residual depressive symptoms and the cortisol awakening response) in patients with recurrent depression.
  • Anxious individuals have difficulty learning the causal statistics of aversive environments. — Department of Psychiatry – Statistical regularities in the causal structure of the environment enable us to predict the probable outcomes of our actions. Environments differ in the extent to which action-outcome contingencies are stable or volatile. Difficulty in being able to use this information to optimally update outcome predictions might contribute to the decision-making difficulties seen in anxiety. We tested this using an aversive learning task manipulating environmental volatility. Human participants low in trait anxiety matched updating of their outcome predictions to the volatility of the current environment, as predicted by a Bayesian model. Individuals with high trait anxiety showed less ability to adjust updating of outcome expectancies between stable and volatile environments. This was linked to reduced sensitivity of the pupil dilatory response to volatility, potentially indicative of altered norepinephrinergic responsivity to changes in this aspect of environmental information.
  • TCPW – Transcontinental Computational Psychiatry Workgroup – The Transcontinental Computational Psychiatry Workgroup (TCPW) organizes a monthly web-based meeting and a computational psychiatry satellite meeting with the Society of Biological Psychiatry. We hope to foster discussion and exchange between those involved in computational psychiatry—a rapidly growing, highly multidisciplinary field.
  • Computational Psychiatry — Department of Psychiatry – In the Computational Psychiatry Lab we use computer models to investigate why certain people are prone to developing psychiatric illnesses and how we might best help them. We use the computer models to help us understand how patients think and learn about their world and how they arrive at decisions.
  • How An Amateur Rap Crew Stole Surveillance Tech That Tracks Almost Every American

Bookmarks for October 12th from 13:38 to 15:36

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Bookmarks for October 11th through October 12th

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Bookmarks for October 11th from 09:53 to 12:45

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Bookmarks for October 10th from 13:30 to 18:37

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Bookmarks for October 10th from 06:17 to 09:45

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