Meta-research symposium video link Show more
I just remembered that my research unit's symposium, "Science and Skepticism: Critiquing Bad Research in an Anti-Science Era" was recorded and you can watch it! Right now!!
hey does anyone know the original source or artist of
🚎 , the Ethics Emojo™
And I have suspicions about which ones are most likely, based on which academic journals send your password back in plain text when you sign upon their submission system
Diversity in academia Show more
#62-64 are especially relevant to us white academics who want to be good allies to people of colour
One of these days, The Lancet or NEJM or JAMA or something is gonna get hacked or something and all we'll have left of wide swaths of the scientific literature is people's personal archives and Sci-Hub!
so, mastodon users, how does a computer work? heres a helpful analogy i came up with a while ago:
the CPU (the BRAIN of the computer) takes data from the RAM (kinda like the computer's BRAIN) and stores it on the hard disk (which can be thought of as the BRAIN of the computer)
Researchgate Show more
How to remove the Researchgate branding from a PDF you got from there because it's really obnoxious!
(Using only pdftk in the terminal)
$ pdftk researchgate.pdf cat 2-end output clean.pdf
$ rm researchgate.pdf
(Actually it just takes out the 1st page of any pdf)
meta CW, snark, sarcasm, subtooting half the fediverse Show more
I refuse to put a subject on my emails. That is self censorship and moreover when I leave the subject line blank I get higher engagement. As a lover of free speech I will not add subjects at my emails!
Operating system opinions Show more
I want to like Mac OS, and I even used to
But I nope away every time these days because
MAKE AN APPLE ID TO UPGRADE YOUR SYSTEM SOFTWARE APPLE NEEDS TO KNOW
SYNC ALL YOUR PERSONAL INFO TO THE ICLOUD IT IS WHAT YOU WANT TO DO
DO YOU HAVE AN APPLE ID YET DO YOU? DO YOU? DO YOU???
Just one person for #followfriday today: @Are0h, whose voice I always appreciate in the fediverse even (especially) when saying things that push me out of my privileged comfort zone. Also just a very kind individual!
Plus they recently converted from Mongodb to Postgres so they're clearly heading down the right technical path ;)