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It's "publish or perish," not "publish xor perish"

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\[ \sum_{i=1}^{\text{hella}} \text{bad datum}_i \neq \text{good data} \]

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Academic research Show more

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They published our paper today!

BMJ: Trials that say “maybe”: the disconnect between exploratory and confirmatory testing after drug approval

The English subjunctive is dying

I'm no prescriptivist

If it were up to me, I'd let it die

No matter how terrible some of the kids (and parents) are,
the good ones make it all worth it.

Real talk.. The "Repressed Citizen" scene from Monty Python and The Holy Grail is probably where I first learned about #anarchy and what got me interested in anarcho-syndicalism.

I dunno if it's just me but it seems like image descriptions here are at a low ebb again.

When I click on an image that's integral to the point you're making and you haven't told me what it is, that makes me feel like I've just seen everyone else walk through a door that gets slammed in my face.

I'm not mad I'm just tired.

a line i think about a lot from Justified is, "if you met an asshole in the morning, you met an asshole. if you meet assholes all day, youre the asshole"

When I was studying for the GRE I definitely thought that “inchoate” was one of those bullshit words you had to learn just for the GRE but wow academics sure like this word

Y'all are smart valid people, and I believe in all y'all nerds.

Pop music; Surveillance Show more

:drake_dislike: throwing insane amounts of money down a hole to try and moonshot full automation to drive down wages under capitalism

:drake_like: asking workers what would make their tasks easier and building targeted automation to ease the workload under socialism

git snark Show more

what's slightly annoying about this article is that we've all been saying this about git since at least 2007, but nobody cares

Obscure Star Trek reference; Protest plan; Not sure how serious Show more

CSS that removes follower counts from Masto Show more

Masto admin; follower counts 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 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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