@jorge Almost every day. Most of the time it arrives via our intra department maiking list. It has become so bad that now we get dating pics. But hey... No worries. Thunderbird filters most of them straight to the Junk directory.

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We didn't start the flame war 🔥 Show more

Bitter experience of Arch Linux elitism Show more

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And it goes full on downhill and the overall mood is pessimistic, despite offering community support.

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@officialcjunior But you still rely on http based services or social media to discover new dat links, right? Do they index things like a search engine?

Latex Support would be so cool.

Can we have inline latex support like the folks at mathstodon.xyz/ ?

@officialcjunior What is this dat:// url that I am seeing nowadays. Is this some form of glorified torrent?

The analytics that they offer looks like crap. I searched for the top conferences in and I hardly recognize what they churn out. I expected APS to be listed amongst the results.


Microsoft has revamped the academic search engine with topic based tags for each search result. Quite interesting.

I still wish there was a nice privacy friendly scientific search engine like DuckDuckGo / SearX / StartPage.


Reading online news, 2008:
- go to website
- read news

Reading online news, 2018:
- go to website
- no, don’t share location
- hell no, don’t send me notifications
- consent to cookie warning
- consent to policies
- no, don’t open in app
- no, don’t want the newsletter
- skip inspirational quote
- close full page ad
- read news

@alex @codesections @nolan Just gonna leave it here: Riot.im (matrix protocol) comes with bridges for irc, gitter and slack channels.

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A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is meant 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.

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(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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