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  1. Oct 2023
  2. Sep 2022
    1. quality


    2. We believe that evidence-based arguments can ultimately dismantle themyths, although the process may be long and tenacious.

      Did they really mean "tenacious" here or perhaps, given the political climate and perception, "tenuous"?



  3. May 2022
    1. Why is the title of the book “The medium is the massage” and not “The medium is the message”? Actually, the title was a mistake. When the book came back from the typesetter’s, it had on the cover “Massage” as it still does. The title was supposed to have read “The Medium is the Message” but the typesetter had made an error. When Marshall saw the typo he exclaimed, “Leave it alone! It’s great, and right on target!” Now there are four possible readings for the last word of the title, all of them accurate: “Message” and “Mess Age,” “Massage” and “Mass Age.”

      Quote from the Commonly Asked Questions (and Answers) on https://marshallmcluhan.com/common-questions/ with answers written by Dr. Eric McLuhan, Marshall McLuhan's eldest son.

  4. Mar 2022
    1. that which it to be retained in the habit and allowing the rest to be “forgotten”).

      Typo? “that which is to be”?

  5. Aug 2019
    1. If your comment is about a typo, problem with the website or anything else, please use our contact form.

      First time I've seen users directed to use a separate channel than the main comments area for notifying about typos. Good idea.

  6. Apr 2019
    1. There is no question that technology is becoming a part of our lives more every day. What we have to take a closer look at is the increasing dependency that children have on smart devices, which is taking over all other normal childhood activities, an important occurrence because it is interfering with normal childhood development and negatively impacting relationships between parents and children. Smartphones give young adults access to almost unlimited information and almost unlimited content that they may not yet be equipped to navigate. Every parent wants to know what is going on in their child's life, but with smartphones, this is highly suggested just to make sure the internet has not led them down a dark path. For example, an astonishing study found that 19% of young adults ages 13-19 sent sexually suggestive content online, and 31% had received this type of content. Smartphones make exposure to these things at an early age much easier, and preventing the exposure much harder. There are many restrictions and blocks that can be put in place to help guide children in the right parts of the internet, but there is still the issue of time management on devices. Smartphones and other smart devides have taken the place of activities that should be prioitized for a healthy lifestyle, such as homework and exercise. One aspect that has drawn many children into overuse of technology is online gaming. Online games often have interactions with other online players, which allows children to feel as if they are socializing without actually interacting with friends, especially for children who struggle with in person interaction.

      ​While this may be beneficial for short term socializing or motor skills, in the long-run, the children are choosing to sit and stare at a screen instead of interacting with people around them, or doing productive things such as homework, so the short-term benefits are outweighed by long-term consequences.

  7. Oct 2018
    1. The perplexity of the model q is defined as b − 1 N ∑ i = 1 N log b ⁡ q ( x i ) {\displaystyle b^{-{\frac {1}{N}}\sum _{i=1}^{N}\log _{b}q(x_{i})}}

      The perplexity formula is missing the probability distribution \(p\)

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