After the last few days having been some of the worst of the last few years to me I'm srsly can't wait for our new robotic overlords to take over and get rid of most of them meatbags in the process, starting with the ones listening to music over their phone speakers in public transport and bus drivers closing doors and driving off at the exact same moment you reach the door and want to enter.

At my new university there's no wifi on any of the toilets and I'm beginning to think that's on purpose. 🤔

You people! I think I already/finally (depending on your mindset) figured out the courses to take this semester! At least the compulsory ones. And I still don't have a weekly schedule. Actually, nevermind, I'll come back later.

A RANDOM DUDE WITH A NECK BEARD AND A FEDORA JUST WALKED INTO MY DAMN CLASSROOM TO CORRECT WHAT I TOLD MY STUDENTS.

AND - SHOCKER - WASN’T EVEN RIGHT!!!

I’m dead. And screaming.

Just some pondering Show more

Trying to connect to some blind linux users to talk about accessibility, please boost

4 days into freshpeople-week and I'm still amazed for this year's freshpeople are mostly born this millennium.

anyone here who already played with RStudio's Radix for authoring scientific papers? experiences?

Once again it turns out it's true that there are two hard things in computer science. Plus arithmetics.

Is there something like an "off by .05" error? Show more

Blocking big tech companies Show more

Trying to find out which department ("Fachbereich") my upcoming masters programme belongs to be like xkcd.com/773/

Can anyone give me a ? There are way too many to choose from to just try them all! Bonus props for something similar to RStudio!

reading, research Show more

y'all, please send virtual hugs to the Brazilian people tonight, who lost their entire national museum in a catastrophic fire. thousands of artifacts that date back thousands of years were lost, as well invaluable artworks from many cultures. this is a terrible loss for humanity.

cnet.com/google-amp/news/20-mi

as an anthropologist, artist and a lover of brazilian culture, and as someone who studied tupi, this loss is staggering and tremendous.

Yay for CW use in this instance Show more

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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @socrates@scholar.social and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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