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powerful computers can produce large amounts of erroneous data or information in a short time

Listening to "Run for your life" by The Beatles

These people are psychopaths

I am so excited for this upcoming symposium that we're hosting at McGill

The Disney star wars movies so far are just boneless skinless ocean dogs

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Sharing my media collection with friends:

- rsync/scp/ftp is fragile for big files, firewall/NAT problems
- #bittorrentsync went payware
- #dropbox / #onedrive / #icloud are payware at this scale (and evil)
- #bittorrent needs manual creation of torrent files, no browsing
- #retroshare has no ipv6; linux crashes
- #syncthing isn't made for this, fiddly settings needed to avoid accidentally propagating deletes.
- #nextcloud not made for this, PITA to install, firewall issues.


Téléfrançais was produced by TVOntario, a publicly-funded TV station

I wonder if that means it's in the Public Domain

~ DiD yOu KnOw ThAt!!? ~

A typical dragon must drink its own weight in diesel fuel every day

~ NoW yOu KnOw ... ~

Friend: Have you ever tried one of those VR headsets? The technology is here. It's impressive.

Me: I'm just not ready for a game where if I die in it, I die in real life.

Just had a visceral experience today regarding how destructive and manipulative #Facebook (and other corporate #socialmedia platforms) is.

So I'm tooting my gratefulness for this refuge we've carved out for ourselves and each other...

💖 🐘

Every time your app asks me to rate it, my mental rating of it drops a little. Sometimes when it gets down to one star I actually do rate it.

BitGrail lost $170M because only client-side validation was used

(submitted by tommoor)

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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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