Daniel Lemire is a computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ) in Montreal. His research is focused on software performance and data engineering. He is a techno-optimist and a free-speech advocate.
Science and Technology links (September 21st 2019)
At Harvard, 43% of the admitted caucasian students are children of faculty and staff or other privileged categories. If there were treated fairly, and not as students of faculty and staff, 3/4 of them would be rejected. In other words, Harvard is, to a first approximation, a way to reproduce the social elite. Ironically, I would guess that the majority of Harvard professors view themselves as favoring egalitarian values. Yet when it comes to their kids, they demande special treatments. (Source: Tyler Cowen)