Rogue Scholar Digest November 8, 2023


This is a summary of the Rogue Scholar blog posts published since November 2, 2023.


Martin Fenner

Front Matter


November 8, 2023

Haunted by Juan Rulfo: On Books as Inheritance and Sites for Remembrance
Published November 2, 2023 in Everything is Connected
Ernesto Priego

Where I write, being día de muertos, about my copies of Rulfo’s El llano en llamas and Pedro Páramo.

Rogue Scholar blogs are now searchable
Published November 3, 2023 in Front Matter
Martin Fenner

With an update launched yesterday, all blogs that participate in the Rogue Scholar science blog archive are now searchable by blog title, description, language, blogging platform, category (scientific field using the OECD Fields of Science and Technology), and ISSN.

ILLIAC IV and the Connection Machine
Published November 3, 2023 in FreakTakes
Eric Gilliam

DARPA’s varied approaches to developing early parallel computers

Strategic Computing’s Machine Acquisition Program
Published November 5, 2023 in FreakTakes
Eric Gilliam

This piece is an accompaniment to today’s MOSIS piece. So please read the MOSIS piece before starting this one.

Published November 5, 2023 in FreakTakes
Eric Gilliam

The 1980s DARPA ‘Silicon Broker’

The rOpenSci Multiverse
Published November 6, 2023 in rOpenSci - open tools for open science
Alejandra Bellini, Yanina Bellini Saibene

The R-Universe is used by professionals from different fields, although they all pursue the same objective: to offer their R packages in a simple and accessible way. At rOpenSci we work to provide tools that facilitate access to data and research software generated with good software development practices and in a friendly community.

Book Review: Hunt, Gather, Parent
Published November 6, 2023 in Corin Wagen
Corin Wagen

“Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.” –Psalm 127:4 What if our most fundamental assumptions about parenting were wrong? That’s the question that Michaeleen Doucleff’s 2021 book Hunt, Gather, Parent tries to tackle.

What happens to science when it communicates?

Published November 7, 2023 in Elephant in the Lab
Sascha Schönig

What actually happens to science when it opens up? From your perspective as a science researcher, can you describe why this perspective is important? I believe that science takes place in a social environment and certain images of science emerge or have emerged, which are questioned in many respects in a digital and now increasingly open context or are subject to tensions.

Type I Error Rates are Not Usually Inflated
Published November 7, 2023 in Critical Metascience
Mark Rubin

The inflation of Type I error rates is thought to be one of the causes of the replication crisis. Questionable research practices such as p-hacking are thought to inflate Type I error rates above their nominal level, leading to unexpectedly high levels of false positives in the literature and, consequently, unexpectedly low replication rates. In this new article, I offer an alternative view.

Principles of Open Scholarly Infrastructure (POSI) version 1.1: Reflections from adopters
Published November 7, 2023 in Upstream
Ginny Hendricks

The Upstream platform was created in order to discuss all things open. Open scholarly infrastructure and the need for the community to assess such infrastructures are surely at the heart of enabling the open research movement.

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