Tyng-Ruey Chuang trc@identi.ca

Taiwan

I have learned to murmur in public.

  • 2018-10-17T09:36:57Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    Call for Participation in RDF-DEV Community Group

    https://www.w3.org/community/rdf-dev/2018/10/16/call-for-participation-in-rdf-dev-community-group/

    "The RDF-DEV Community Group has been launched: RDF-DEV, for developments relating to W3C RDF, including collaboration around applications, schemas, and past/present/future related standards. Successor to SWIG/RDFIG."

  • 2018-10-16T14:17:03Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    Yuchen Live Presents Outlet Drift performing Cactus Flower

    https://youtu.be/jVqFp4e6g1M

    玉成戲院錄音室 -- 漂流出口 -- 仙人掌的花

    太帥了!

  • 2018-10-14T17:08:09Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    http://media.academia.tw/u/trc/m/away-from-taipei/

    So nice getting away from Taipei.

    離開台北真好。

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  • 2018-10-14T16:33:51Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    Dawn Bazely: Why Nobel winner Donna Strickland didn't have a Wikipedia page

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2018/10/08/why-nobel-winner-donna-strickland-didnt-have-wikipedia-page/

    On Oct. 2, when Donna Strickland won a Nobel Prize in physics — the committee recognized her work on a method of generating laser beams with ultrashort pulses — she was only the third woman in history to do so. That day, she finally got a Wikipedia page of her own.

    The long delay was not for lack of trying. Last May, an editor had rejected a submitted entry on Strickland, saying the subject did not meet Wikipedia’s notability requirement. Strickland’s biography went up shortly after her award was announced. If you click on the “history” tab to view the page’s edits, you can replay the process of a woman scientist finally gaining widespread recognition, in real time.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donna_Strickland#Nobel_Prize

    Upon receiving the Nobel, many commentators were surprised that she had not reached the rank of full professor. In response, Strickland said that she has "never applied" for a professorship; "it doesn't carry necessarily a pay raise", so she "never filled out the paper work." More simply: "I do what I want to do and that wasn't worth doing."

    Tyng-Ruey Chuang at 2018-10-14T16:39:01Z

  • 2018-10-12T02:25:58Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    How to Delete Facebook and Instagram From Your Life Forever (Brian X. Chen, NY Times, 2018-10-10):

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/10/technology/personaltech/how-to-delete-facebook-instagram-account.html

    "After I completed these steps myself, there was no sense of closure as I had expected. That's probably because I knew I might end up reversing the Facebook deletion for the sake of writing instructive articles like this one. I have 30 days to decide."

    Well, ...

  • 2018-10-05T08:22:25Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    The g0v summit is live!

    The summit is the largest in Asia on civic tech and more. It has been held once every two years in Taipei since 2014.

    By the way, g0v is a word play on gov in case you are puzzling.

    Agenda: https://summit.g0v.tw/2018/agenda
    Video (live and recording): https://www.youtube.com/user/g0vTW/videos
    Feed: https://www.juicer.io/g0vsummit (#g0vsummit)

  • Full Moon Above Super Typhoon

    2018-09-27T04:16:38Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/92811/super-typhoon-trami

    "In September 2018, Super Typhoon Trami barreled across the Western Pacific basin, visible east of Taiwan in this nighttime image. ...

    A nearly full Moon lit the tops of the clouds. At the time, Trami was the equivalent of a category 5 storm with sustained winds of 260 kilometers (160 miles) per hour."

    (Image from NASA Earth Observatory)

    Scary... and impressive!

    JanKusanagi at 2018-09-27T13:55:42Z

  • 2018-09-25T15:18:29Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    http://media.academia.tw/u/trc/m/mid-autumn-2018/

    米糕魚皮四神湯,雲輕月圓台南夜。
    Mid Autumn, Tainan City.

    前晚小酌,總趕宮前。
    Food and drink in front of a histocial temple the night before.

    http://media.academia.tw/u/trc/collection/the-day-before-mid-autumn/

  • 2018-09-23T16:15:25Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    https://taronews.tw/2018/09/21/127787/

    〈黃昭堂公園落成 陳菊致詞並勉勵基進黨〉 (芋傳媒 2018-09-21)

    『陳菊致詞時表示,個人非常敬佩黃昭堂,蔡英文總統也非常感念黃昭堂的奮鬥與精神。陳菊強調,民進黨政府不會讓黃昭堂的精神與理念孤單,將持續捍衛、追求台灣的安全、主權與尊嚴。

    陳菊也到塔位前向黃昭堂獻花,並以平板電腦播放日本歌手美空雲雀的名曲「昴」,陳菊表示這首「昴」是黃昭堂生前最愛聽的一首歌。

    會後,陳菊更主動鼓勵與會的基進黨候選人,陳菊表示雖然離開高雄去到中央,仍會關心基進黨在高雄的選情,並肯定基進黨四年來在地方上的打拚與努力,也希望基進黨繼續為高雄努力。』

    看到這報導,覺得很有趣味。找了網路上的新聞影片,不過沒能知道陳菊如何關心了基進黨在高雄的選情,但台南的部份卻又跳過(是尊重在地的嗎?)。

    翻了一下基進黨的臉書,那天台南的四位市議員候選人,跟高雄的五位,其實都跟陳菊同框合照了。這一掛的顯然不玩「認同卡」家家酒那一套。

    陳菊跟四位基進黨台南市議員候選人同框
    https://www.facebook.com/radicalwings/photos/a.351817821634074/1177534675729047/?type=3&theater

    陳菊跟五位基進黨高雄市議員候選人同框
    https://www.facebook.com/radicalwings/photos/a.351817821634074/1177534572395724/?type=3&theater

    公視中晝新聞:台獨教父黃昭堂紀念公園 台南七股落成
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TFm439uHu0

    寰宇新聞:黃昭堂紀念公園啓用 陳菊 : 蔡英文百倍懷念
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AXPDeev87k

    民視新聞:黃昭堂紀念公園啟用 陳菊南下揭幕
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96f4O8VT-UY

  • 2018-09-19T08:30:33Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    https://cybre.space/@Christian/100749471086567261

    "GIFs are faxed to you one page at a time, and you need to print them out, and make a flipbook for them to work"

  • 2018-09-18T12:35:19Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    http://a-n-d.tw/index.php/2018/09/18/aboutpa2018/

    關於 playaround 工作坊 2018 – 後科幻

    『2018 年是 playaround workshop (PA) 的十週年,自 2008 年起 PA 以自由、開放與分享的 Floss Art 精神,於台灣進行各種科技藝術等實驗性跨域的創造工作坊,歷經了不同有趣的主題、講師、助教與學員們,工作坊刺激鼓舞了許多年輕的創作者,十年過去,曾經參與過 PA 的朋友們,如今在不同領域皆有傑出成就,十週年的系列活動,希望除了保有傳承 PA 的核心精神,繼續分享更多的創作知識、經驗外,同時開創實驗PA的可能性。

    2018 年 PA 的主題為後科幻 (post science fiction),現今人們生活在科幻與奇想,科學與工程、藝術與消費的混屯模糊界線間,過去的科幻可能是今日的生活,也有可能是無法實現的癡心夢想。面對機械人與人工智慧發展衝擊的恐懼與喜悅,比特幣暴發心態與與區塊鏈去中心化的信仰,大數據衍生出隱私棄守與生活便利的矛盾,VR 與 AR 的虛擬幻境比真實環境更迷人,與自然力量玩遊戲的基因編輯器,托拉斯客製少量機作依然比創意手作更吸引消費,科技藝術、新媒體藝術的創作被擠壓在的狹小裂縫鏡中,科幻之後,我們能思考、創造、對抗與留下的還剩下多少?人類是否真的無法以自身的位置征服所有的未知?

    2018 playaround workshop 系列活動,包含六場精采短講、八場工作坊課程與共創、「科技藝術實驗創新及輔導推動計畫」的輔助團隊成果分享,以及實驗聲響演出與十週年派對。』


    About playaround workshop 2018 – Post Science Fiction

    "This year 2018 marks the tenth anniversary of Playaround Workshop (PA). Launched in 2008 in the spirit of Floss Art for freedom, openness and sharing, PA has held various technology art and experimentational cross-field creative workshops in Taiwan. The workshops covered many themes and were conducted by lecturers, teaching assistants and saw huge turnout of participants, inspiring many aspiring young creators. Ten years later today, the alumni PA have made it in their respective fields. In keeping with PA’s core values, the ten year anniversary this year will also share more creative knowledge and experience and explore the possibility of pioneering experimental PA.

    The theme of the 2018 PA is post science fiction. People now live in a world where the lines are blurred between science fiction and fantasies, science and construction,and art and consumption. Some things that used to be science fiction has the reality, while others are still wishful dreams. There is the fear and joy of what robotic and AI development could bring; Bitcoin’s instant-millionaire mindset; blockchain’s decentralization; big data as a double-edged sword in forgoing privacy and convenience; VR and AR being more attractive than the reality; genetic editing playing games with the forces of nature; mass customisation being more popular with the consumers; and technology art and new creative media art being squeezed into tiny hidden cameras. With all that going on in the post science fiction world, what else is left in our thinking, creating, retaliating, and preserving the past? Are humans really incapable of conquering the unknown from where they stand?

    The 2018 Playaround Workshop consists of a series of events, including six inspiring short talks, eight workshops and Do-It-With-Others activities, a 'Technology Art Experiment Innovation and Guidance Program' team sharing event, an experimental sound performance and a party to celebrate the tenth anniversary."

  • 2018-09-18T12:16:02Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    http://talk.ltn.com.tw/article/breakingnews/2552662

    「本月七日,教育部將二0一九年度「人文社會科學學術人才跨國培育計畫甄選簡章」發函予各大專院校。根據該函內容,該計畫目的在於「透過選送優秀學生赴國際知名大學進修,增進參與國際學術社群之機會,拓展全球視野」云云。」

    「若進一步檢視今年度該計畫二十六位錄取者名單更可發現,其中二十四位學生全係來自於北部大學,其餘兩位則分別來自國立清華大學、國立暨南國際大學。尤其,一間台灣大學,就囊括十八位名額,將近七成。至於濁水溪以南學校,全部掛蛋。」

    這人生氣了,但也是有原因的。

  • 2018-09-18T12:10:04Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    http://media.academia.tw/u/trc/collection/dasyueshan-forest-park/

    Dasyueshan Forest Park 大雪山森林遊樂區

  • 2018-09-16T07:56:09Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    轉發文旦趣聞兩則,並祝親友中秋愉快!


    〈南部〉麻豆百年老欉文旦 賣進百貨通路 (自由時報 2018-09-15)
    http://news.ltn.com.tw/news/local/paper/1232278

    『四十四年次的王佑鑫在老家麻豆磚仔井的柚園,十年前還有九棵老文旦樹,他說,曾請來中興大學、嘉義大學教授鑽孔調查,推估有九十四年樹齡,至今約一○四歲;因百年麻豆文旦樹不好照顧,現僅存活兩棵,其中一棵因立枯病而奄奄一息。

    王佑鑫說,百年老欉文旦今年採收六百多台斤。』


    〈南部〉送2文旦涉賄 東山區科里里逾10人被傳訊 (自由時報 2018-09-16)
    http://news.ltn.com.tw/news/local/paper/1232488

    『東山科里里長選舉有兩人登記參選,王姓參選人被檢舉送文旦賄選,有不少里民收到一戶兩顆麻豆文旦,上週先傳訊十多位里民查證,被指涉賄選的參選人聽聞查賄,主動到案說明。

    查賄行動後,里民議論紛紛,有人擔心惹上官司,有人說「送禮兩顆文旦也涉賄」,再也不敢吃文旦了,也有人指「送兩顆文旦就會影響投票意向?」查賄很怪。

    為釐清送兩顆麻豆文旦是否涉及賄選,兩顆麻豆文旦的價格需要查價。』

  • 2018-09-14T23:47:56Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/92761/typhoon-mangkhut-reaches-luzon

    "In the early hours of September 15, 2018, Super Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) blew into Cagayan Province near the northern tip of Luzon, one of the most populated of the Philippine islands. Local reports described wind speeds of 205 kilometers (130 miles) per hour. The storm stretched nearly 900 kilometers (600 miles) across, with an eye 50 kilometers (30 miles) wide. It is the strongest tropical cyclone in any ocean basin so far this year."

  • 2018-09-13T23:44:24Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/92749/mangkhut-bearing-down-on-the-philippines

    "Thousands of people are evacuating from the coastal lowlands in the northern Philippines in anticipation of Super Typhoon Mangkhut (known locally as Ompong). The storm is the strongest to approach the nation in 2018, and it is expected to cross northern Luzon, home to millions of people, by September 15. Officials are planning for significant storm surges and rainfall."

  • 2018-09-13T02:40:16Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/92741/typhoon-mangkhut

    "Natural-color image of Super Typhoon Mangkhut around midday on September 12, 2018."

  • 2018-09-06T17:18:03Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    http://m.odw.tw/u/odw/collection/2018redac/

    *** videos now online 錄影上線了 ***

    2018 道路生態暨資料分析國際研討會
    2018 Road Ecology and Data Analysis Conference

    日期:2018 年 6 月 20 日 (週三)
    會場:中央研究院 資訊科學研究所新館 106 會議廳
    網站:https://roadkill.tw/news/20180530
    影片:http://m.odw.tw/u/odw/collection/2018redac/

    Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    Venue: 106 meeting room, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica
    Website: https://roadkill.tw/news/20180531
    Video: http://m.odw.tw/u/odw/collection/2018redac/

  • 2018-08-22T12:49:24Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    http://media.academia.tw/u/trc/m/development-of-a-research-data-repository/

    Development of A Research Data Repository

    This slideset was prepared for a talk given at the 2018 Road Ecology and Data Analysis Conference on June 20, 2018, at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. A recording of the (not very well given) talk can be found online.

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