Talk like a pirate day? "Look! I torrented all the books by all my favorite authors!"

Hey, PSA: if person A tells you that person B did something that made them feel unsafe, please do not respond with "B didn't mean any harm by it," you're not inside B's head so you don't know their intentions, and obviously whether B intended harm or not, A just expressed to you that they were harmed

@pranavats I've been trying yo keep the changes to vanilla Masto to a minimum, but if there's call for LaTeX, I could make it happen!

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.

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Social media alignment chart:

Lawful good - Soundcloud
Neutral good - Goodreads
Chaotic good - Mastodon
Lawful neutral - LinkedIn
Neutral - MySpace
Chaotic neutral - YouTube
Lawful evil - Facebook
Neutral evil - Twitter
Chaotic evil - 4chan

@yesandno Hi great to have you here!

A good place to start is our Community Standards:

Most important points:

* Don't be a Nazi
* ^ Really
* Post off-topic stuff as Unlisted and on-topic (topic here is: "learning" broadly defined) stuff as Public
* Use CW's liberally

If in doubt, see how others use the place and follow suit

Make yourself at home! :)

If Donald Knuth started a conference on innovations in typesetting, he could invite people to give...

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... TᴱX talks.

I am so sorry

If you ever doubt the usefulness of your efforts, remember that a substantial amount of trees are planted by squirrels hiding nuts and then forgetting where they put 'em

NCT02443337 Terminated. Reason given: The observed DCR at 6 months is 4%,below the hypothesized 44% DCR at 6 months as the primary objective of this study. The study stopped due to lack of activity.

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Scholar Social

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.

"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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