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Me: Yes, we'll have a tour of this Googlepleck

Them: "Googleplex"

Me: Nah, if you've seen one you've seen them all

@cwebber @bgcarlisle

a posh restaurant of people having a gala while within sight of the windows are homeless people begging for spare change

the contrasts are always painful :( <3

I think sometimes humanity is capable of more cruelty than anything else could ever be.

@bgcarlisle AntiFapp…wait no that sounds bad…wait never mind I’m being told that doesn’t matter these days.

Me, visiting San Francisco: Wow you guys are like right on the edge of a huge violent uprising with all this wealth inequality

SF dude: Yeah I bet I could monetize that with an app

one of my deepest regrets is failing to include this gif on my coming-out tweet

Technology cannot solve the problem of people being dicks.

I don't know why people believe it can.

30 day access to an article from 1981 is $100
academic publishing is madness

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Bucking FDA, Peter Thiel funds “patently unethical” herpes vaccine trial #arstechnica #science https://arstechnica.com/?p=1154733

I'm in such a good workshop today and tomorrow! It's about starting out as a PhD. How to plan, what to avoid, how to draw joy out of that task.

i wish there was a class in school that taught me how to be organised rather than just expecting people to be able to cope with the academic lifestyle

I was the first person in my family to stay on in school after the age of 16 so a lot of that stuff was never taught to me from a young age

Going through a manuscript

Using my most fine-toothed comb

Picking every nit

I *will* get it perfect

My kingdom for a version of R markdown that lets you put code inline into the abstract

Looking forward to the day when Donald Trump looks right into a TV camera and says with a straight face that he was never President

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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 @socrates@scholar.social 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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