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I released a new version of my Firefox extension that will forcefully redirect you away from privacy erosive services to better alternatives. It started as a joke, but I end up actually using it.

When I want to look up a place, I instinctively and mechanically start typing "maps.googl...". This extension will instead take me to OpenStreetMaps. It will also functionally translate Google Search links to DuckDuckGo and Google Translate links to Deepl.



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at 168 now... when/if we reach we can reach out to more chemists and start contacting ACS editors and officials... but I need your help reaching this... please spread the petition for more Open Citations: change.org/p/asking-the-americ

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I wrote a small write-up about the e-ink computer/digital typewriter I made 4 months ago.

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I'm looking for a tame biochemist who I can bother with silly molecular physics questions about chlorophyll and excited states and charge separation and things.

Can anyone help me out?

@quokka I always thought your username had a familiar ring to and after an animalogic video I think I know why! What a cute mammal to align yourself with.


Chicken candy doesn't taste like chicken

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climate change article reaction: sad Show more

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#introduction I am a mathematician and cognitive scientist by training and troublemaker by inclination. I have been following the mastodon universe from the sidelines for a while now but a recent article (and facebook's tanking stock!) made me create an account here.

As a complete n00b, I am at your mercy. Tell me what I should know and who I should follow!

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This looks great:


“Practical guidance for teams to thrive without a management hierarchy.
This PDF booklet is a collection of design patterns naming the most common challenges faced by self-organising teams, and practical responses you can adapt to your local context and apply immediately.

"It’s a distillation of 7 years experience, packed down into 2000 words, and offered free for you to use, share, and remix :)”



Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate by Rose George

This is one of two books (the other: box) I'm reading to kick-off research for my own TBA trip on a cargo ship to write and explore what it means to disconnect among the artifacts of our globalized consumerist society. If you have suggestions let me know!

Tonight I'm at biotech without borders for a NSF funded talk about genetic engineering of humans. Looks like it'll be a discussion format. Before we start Dr. Jorgensen is explaining the challenges of opening up the scientific enterprise.


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Are there researchers that get (partly) funded through Patreon? There are probably enough points to be made against this but I find the idea intriguing.

@bgcarlisle That profile picture is most excellent. I first encountered that term second hand and was told it was from a blog post about Star Trek. Where does that image come from?

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The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

and with pictures:
Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel

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This is a long shot, but anyone on Masto know anything about mass concrete requirements?


Philsci preprint via @hildabast@twitter.com:

It considers that current merit rankings fail to account for systematic bias and coverage of epistemic space. Argues for the use of lotteries to maximize efficiency and sense of fairness in science funding.

Draws heavily from Boyle 1998 doi.org/10.1111/1467-9884.0013

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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance 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.

"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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