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Generally debates our problems with the Internet concentrate on application layer issues, such as platforms and algorithms, while the Internet architecture is still perceived as engine of innovation. This is WRONG.
The Internet architecture is where the privatization and commercialization of the Internet has started.

Up to the early 90s commercial traffic was actually forbidden on the Internet.

Also innovation has been made very hard in the architecture, especially on core protocols.
Initially all computers connected to the Internet were equal.

Also this was undermined through Internet architecture (with the introduction of NAT directionality).
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transcatheter mitral valve replacement #TMVR for failed valve & ⬆️ #STS risk

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🎈expandable SAPIEN S3 only @FDA bioprosthesis for implant
2/#Transeptal developed @MayoClinicCV 48 pts

After 🇨🇦 initial experience with #transapical 2009

sick patients with ⬇️ EF #transeptal preserves EF better avoids apical purse string suture

Currently #TMVR registry
>50 % are transeptal & in house mortality 7%
3/#EchoFirst #TTE
#PLAX & off-axis( inflow can be II to septum not apex/posteriorly & eccentric/coanda
👀 origin MR➡️#TMVR may 🚫resolve severe paravalvular MR
#Apical
#CWD #MV proximal flow convergence location: on ventricular side in regurgitation & on atrial side in stenosis
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#USS followers: this is so interesting. Test 1 wasn't mentioned *at all* at #USS Institutions' Meeting. For all those of us interested in #STS – in understanding how concepts, methods, alliances & commitments grow strong, or become weak – the #USS dispute keeps on giving
And chuckle at Qu 12 of @USSemployers' latest Q&A: "What is going to happen to Test 1?" ussemployers.org.uk/sites/default/…

What, indeed? Will Bill Galvin ever #ResileAndResubmit?

UUK can't provide clear answer to their question, of course, while Bill chooses not to #ResileAndResubmit 2/ Screen shot of
Remember Bill Galvin's statement on Test 1 of 22 November: 3/3
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How much, exactly, *do* the #USS team understand about their own valuation?

And now, @Sam_Marsh101 opens back up those Latourian 'blackboxes' and exposes the modelling problems. And the #USS wrath is great 1/
And what about the various pieces of software – e.g. ORTEC – that are central to the #USS modelling? How blackboxed are these? How was ORTEC selected by #USS? Who within #USS is able to open up the ORTEC blackbox? #justwondering google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j… 2/ screen shot from doc linked to in tweet about the ORTEC model
The ORTEC commissioning means stochastic risk modelling is now done 'in house'. But how well does #USS understand ORTEC innards?

Note they're keen to emphasise one of their risk function team 'pioneered stochastic risk models in finance' in early 90s. google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j… 3/ paragraph about stochastic risk modelling from doc linked to in tweet
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One of the most interesting things about the #USS dispute is how it has involved shifting adjudications of who has – & crucially hasn't – expertise. @henryhtapper's henrytapper.com/2018/09/22/pen… is an interesting take on this 1/
.@henryhtapper: 'people who are anything but “pension experts”' 'have created the space for the debate to happen.' A primary aim of @USSbriefs & @OpenUPP2018 has been to provide one forum in which the voices of some of those participating in that debate might be amplified 2/
The #USS dispute has been the perfect crucible for many interested in science & technology studies (#STS) in how they/we collectively might *act* (as well as in how they/we might interpret) as landscapes of expertise & agency shift & open up 3/3
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If university senior managers approach comms like this it's gonna be long while before they get trust back:

UCL Provost on #JEP "With the stock market performing more strongly...since the original valuation, the deficit is reduced" – blithely ignoring all substantive JEP points
When I first saw UUK's USS briefing slide, I thought they'd finally acknowledged need to improve modes of engagement, consultation, deliberation, communication.

But no, it's all about standardising their one-way messaging of 'facts' from UUK ▶️ universities ▶️ outwards
2/ Copy of https://twitter.com/USSbriefs/status/1041685053359702017
Epistemic & political challenges proliferate – but many actors insist ever more firmly that all that is needed is better one-way communication of (their) facts.

For those of us interested in #STS/public engagement w sci, the comms surrounding #USSstrike are quite something. 3/3
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I need help from those in PR.

In my ongoing efforts to track the very recent history of UUK/EPF I'm wondering if 'myths & misunderstandings' is a standard PR trope used to reframe a debate, or a particular discursive tic of Alistair Jarvis #USSstrike universitiesuk.ac.uk/blog/Pages/Hav… 1/
In Jarvis's recent blog ('Have we "miseducated a generation" about student finance?') he argues that 'myths & misunderstandings' have allegedly led to students having – wait for it – *MISGUIDED* concerns about 'high costs & debt' 💰💰💰 universitiesuk.ac.uk/blog/Pages/Hav… #YesUniCan 2/ Screen shot from blog post linked to in tweet -- including phrase myths and misunderstandings
'Myths, Misunderstandings & Misconceptions" (EPF, Oct 14, doc author=Alistair Jarvis) argues: 'Many of the comments & claims that have been made against the case for necessary [USS] reform are based on misunderstanding or misinterpretation of the facts' warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/statis… 3/ screen shot of doc linked to in tweet
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It's Friday. This is a thread about holidays, & mini-breaks.
And pensions & USS.
#ofcourse #ussstrike

And in particular about UUK's commitment to ensuring that phrase "contribution holiday" cannot be pinned on to them. So it's a thread about a discursive battle.
I'm indebted here to on-going work by @deepa_driver @ProfKurtMills @acupunctureUSS on contribution holidays (& contribution 'mini-breaks' [thanks @acupunctureUSS]).

I'm going to focus here just on the language used rather than the underpayments/holidays/reductions themselves.
As most of us know, asides from UUK's famous, multiple tweet responses of "happy to meet tomorrow" made on 5 March, UUK communicated very little via Twitter during #USSstrike with those on strike.
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Quick thoughts that have been bugging me about the role of Twitter in #USSstrike #NoDetriment (sorry this is a t****d) 1/
no question from me about the positive elements, in that the live digging into historical documents about the genesis of this dispute from employers' side has been incredibly enlightening (bravo @felicitycallard @etymologic etc)
however, I am concerned about one possible effect of this, that Twitter serves up a worldview to workers that they have all the facts on their side. This is reinforced by i) filter bubbles and ii) mainly public silence from tPR, USS, UUK.
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OK, here goes.

My current "What happened around pensions, USS & UUK in 2015?" folder. [This follows on from: threadreaderapp.com/thread/9731361…].

Same aim as the one from 2014: to serve the #ucustrike #ussstrike. Please distribute / send additions / corrections.
First, I need to add a couple of missing things to the 2014 timeline. I was trying to find Imperial College London’s response to UUK on USS’s consultation, but the link on their website no longer works. But it has been stored elsewhere. #ucustrike #ussstrikes
25 Nov 2014 [from doc properties] "Imperial College London’s response to UUK on USS’s consultation" warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/statis…. They strongly question the assumptions within the model, & argue for greater transparency #ussstrikes #ucustrike Screen shot of page one of document linked to in the tweet
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Over the weekend, I have been fixated on trying to understand all that happened in 2014 as key to the current (2018) university pensions crisis #ucustrike #ussstrike. An earlier thread is attached below. #ucustrike #ussstrikes
When I'm not on strike, I usually research by piecing together published, archival & grey literatures to build up a rich tapestry through which to get a grip on shifting phenomena. How do 'objects' & phenomena gain consistency & tractability? How do they change in form?
So here are some of the things (official lit, grey literatures, weblinks, newspaper/magazine articles etc.) that are currently in my "What happened around pensions, USS & UUK in 2014?" folder #ucustrike #ussstrikes
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