Things worth your while
Below, you can find links which may be "worth your while", i.e. which I hold valuable, but which have nothing or little to do with present day science. Recommendations are very welcome. (Unfortunately, links keep on changing, and sometimes contents disappear. Let me know if this happened.)
I am currently reorganizing this page and am adding links I have posted elsewhere. Please excuse the temporary chaos.
Autonomous weapons. Sold here.
And still as relevant as ever... (Chaplin, 1940)
New research shows that even if location permissions (GPS, etc.) are turned off, apps can determine the location of a smartphone precisely. Brave new world! (The corresponding arXiv submission is here.)
"I am firmly of the conviction that the psychological brutality of the post-doctoral system played a strong underlying role in Francis’ death."
An amazing statement of Albert Einstein about himself MP3-file (4 min)
"Die in den intransparenten Datenbanken gespeicherten Daten seien oft sensibel und zuweilen skurril: Datenprofile enthalten Angaben zu IQ, politischen Einstellungen, Kinderwünschen oder der vermutete Grad der Naivität (...) Ein großer Teil dieser Angaben sei nie wirklich erfasst worden, sondern leite sich über Techniken wie Maschinenlernen von anderen erfassbaren Faktoren ab."
"Doch die 'Bild'-Autorin benutzte offenkundig Zahlen, die so nicht in Relation gesetzt werden können, wie auch das Bundesinnenministerium bei Twitter kritisierte." "Eine Schlagzeile, die inhaltlich 'kompletter Unsinn' ist, wie der 'Bildblog' detailliert nachrechnete."
Heisenberg: Philosophy and Physics: In this very nice speech, Heisenberg elaborates on what the modern developments of physics (at that time QT and rudimentary QFT) can teach philosophy. (German) Download as MP3: File 1, file 2, file 3.
C.F. v. Weizsäcker: A lecture on the occasion of Einsteins' 80th birthday: This is a remarkable speech about the physics of the first half of the 20th century. It offers insight into the ideas and convictions, which gave birth to our "modern" physical theories. (German) Download as MP3 (ZIP-packed).