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Software engineer 1: Let's make the space bar do a page-down in the browser

Software engineer 2: Let's also make it play video, whether that video is in the field of view or not

Software engineer 1: Yes this will not cause any unintended user surprises

Software engineer 2: It is an excellent idea

@bgcarlisle software monkey: if event.key == KEY_SPACE

@bgcarlisle Software engineer 3: Am I working with evil geniuses or total idiots?

@bgcarlisle The problem with this is that it assumes that these two software engineers talk to each other.

@bgcarlisle On YouTube you can pause a video by pressing the "k" key.

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Scholar Social

Federated microblogging 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.

"An academic microblog that 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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