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Dear hiring committee members,

Your insistence that you are "not hiring for any tenure track positions in bioethics at the moment," is an interesting opening gambit in our negotiations, and I applaud your persistence on this point after so many emails

My counter-offer, that you are indeed hiring a tenure track professor and compensating very generously, remains firm, however I am willing to haggle over the following minor points ...

I'd like to follow more people across the Fediverse who toot about books, literature, poetry, publishing... I'm not sure where to look. Does anyone have recommendations?

These TV shows about competitive dessert making are kind of fun but I'm just so disappointed at the end when the Oompa Loompas fail to show up.

German vocab 

Ein Biss ist ein Lächeln Umarmung

transit safe during covid-19 

"Researchers at Kyoto University made headlines months ago for their preliminary study of more than 3,000 early coronavirus cases, which found that, from January through April, no super-spreader events took place on public transportation."

"Of more than 150 super-spreader events in the French capital from May through June (defined as an occasion during which five or more people became infected after spending time in the same area) researchers found that none could be traced back to Paris’s public transportation system."

"Italy locked down some transit networks when it became a COVID-19 hotspot early in the pandemic. But as the weather warmed and cases subsided, commuters in Milan flocked back to trains — and positive cases didn’t spike."

"Perhaps the best argument for sticking to transit is that your chances of dying behind the wheel are likely way higher than your chances of contracting a fatal case of COVID-19 on a subway.

As the American Public Transportation Association pointed out in a recent report, “passengers are about 20 times more likely to experience a fatal crash in a car than when using public transit,” because of the dangers of the high-speed auto travel of typical American commuting. That’s before we even talk about drivers’ high rates of sedentary-lifestyle diseases and the long-term health effects of pollution and climate change."

usa.streetsblog.org/2020/11/20

The upside to having a tiny kitchen is that it's very easy to clean

Someone I know wants to try out Mastodon, but he doesn't know English. Is there:

A) A way to look for users speaking a particular language?

B) A Polish instance that's well moderated (no bigotry allowed on there)?

Please boost, even if you don't know 😓

#mastodon #help

can't stop thinking about how someone actually made this chess meme.

#2391 Life Before the Pandemic 

I can't wait until this is all over and I can go back to riding my horse through the mall.

Some PhD students in the UK 

PhD students being exploited isn't a particularly new headline that university leadership doesn't care about, but this is especially bad.

theguardian.com/education/2020

:DS9: 

Don't let an Orb-of-the-Prophets stare into your soul, laying bare your fears, your insecurities, your hopes, your destiny

... and drive

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:DS9: 

Recreational Orb-of-the-Prophets use

The smaller the kitchen, the more mentally and physically exhausting it is to do the dishes.

:Trek: and surveillance 

You have to smile at the optimism of a vision of the future where you can opt out of surveillance by just taking off your comm badge

Computer, where is O'Brien?

Computer: Lol definitely in the place he left his comm badge

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