Elon Musk mention Show more
Elon Musk fixing people's problems is great!
All billionaires should do this with their money!
They should be compelled to do so by law
(Less excited cheers)
The projects these funds are used for should be chosen by democratic means
And they shouldn't get moral kudos for giving other human beings what they need to survive
(Mob yells variants on "But then when I become a billionaire, how will I crush those beneath me?")
How not to do activism Show more
Shame early career academics
How to do activism Show more
dear website designers:
that thing you do, where i scroll down and down and when i hit the bottom of the article, oh whoops! suddenly i'm at the top of a completely different page?
that is fucking abysmal design. it's user hostile. it makes your website unusable. it makes me NEVER EVER want to come back to your website. for anything. more to the point, it tells me that YOU don't want to use your website either. and nor do the people who pay you.
The Van Gogh Museum has digitalised and made available for download 986 of his paintings for non-commercial use! And there's contact information if you'd like to use it for commercial projects. A PDF with terms and conditions can be downloaded if you click the download button on a painting.
pleroma and mastodon-style content warnings (a reminder) Show more
@elementary Hi! If I wanted to report a bug in the mail app that comes with elementary, where should I do that?
“Of course, if people with tenure were teaching five or six courses a semester at different institutions, their productivity presumably would take a significant hit. Further, once someone has not produced much for several years, it becomes virtually impossible to find a tenure-stream position. The assumption is, well, once a productivity loser, always a productivity loser. How marvelously insidious: a self-fulfilling, self-justifying framework for exploitation.”
PayPal told customer her death breached its rules https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44783779
Need help from a librarian probably Show more
I need access to previous versions of the NCCN clinical practice guidelines
The current ones are here:
I'm able to get *some* of the previous versions from the Wayback Machine (e.g. I already have colon cancer from 2004-2009), but the ones that are most crucial for my project (2010-2017) weren't captured
I saw this one minute ago and now I can't stop thinking about it
Do we have warp drive yet?
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